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Friday, August 14, 2009

Color Me Daisy Celebrate Blog Hop

Hello! Thanks for joining me for the Color Me Daisy Blog Hop and Online Crop. To be entered for the Blog Hop prize drawing you need to leave a comment on this post. Visit the other Daisy Girls and leave comments for them too for more chances to win a fun surprise.



Our theme for our Blog Hop and Online Crop is Celebrate. So I chose to celebrate my home. We have lived here a little over 4 years. We were fortunate to build this home and choose much of the design. I designed our pool and landscaping and I am so happy when I look out the windows and see what I drew on paper actually came to life.



It's our version of our dream home. And to me it is so much more than just a house, it's the only home my 2 little boys have ever known, it's where we got our two sweet puppies, it's where we have made many memories already over the past 4 years. I can see us living here until we are old and grey. It is simply my favorite place to be.



My challenge to you is to design a layout (or go all out and do a mini book), celebrating something about home. It could be your childhood home, where you live now, or just something special about your home. Include some fussy cutting or a border punch and a handmade flower.



Here is my example:




In addition to the Color Me Daisy August kit, I used the Rouge Glitter Thicker add-on, Fiskars Apron Lace and Threading Water border punches, scallop edge scissors and a strip of red cardstock.


Here are some details:


I fussy cut one of the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers to create the flower border, then filled the centers with hand dyed gems. The quote came from the Early Bird paper border strips, I just cut it down and used scalloped scissors to create a border and then cut out the flowers from the borders and popped them up, so it would fit with my design.


I learned how to make this flower from this tutorial here at SplitcoastStampers. It's a bit tricky at first, but watch the video, I think it helps. If you try it you just need a little patience and some strong glue (I used Tacky Glue) and you will get it.


So recap on the challenge:



  • Make a layout (or a mini book) that "Celebrates" something that means home to you

  • Fussy cut or use a border punch

  • Include a handmade flower (can be any kind, I just gave you an idea if you want to make one like mine)

When you finish the challenge upload your entry to the Color Me Daisy Celebrate Crop Gallery and link it back to the thread for "Michelle's Celebrate Home Challenge" in the Celebrate Crop Forum on our message board.


Finally, don't forget to finish the Blog Hop. Follow this link back to the Color Me Daisy Blog to visit your next Daisy Girl.


28 comments:

Yeong Shong said...

nice paper flower...love flowers all my life...

Janet said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CMD! Awesome layout!

Jennifer said...

Happy Bday to CMD! I love making those flowers!! Great challenge

Gina said...

Very cute LO!

Tam said...

love your layout! I will definitely give that flower a try. thanks

Scrap Happy said...

love your page!!!!

Carol A said...

Happy Birthday! Love your blog hop/crop! Thanks for inviting us to your bday party!

Love your LO! Beautiful house! Beautiful LO!

Aimee (aka carolinagirl) said...

Congrats on Color Me Daisy turning 1!!! I'm so excited for you and Mike and I'm thrilled to be helping celebrate this milestone!

Love your layout and your challenge is a great one! I need to do this one!

Mara... said...

What a great layout, I Love how you used to many photos!! ANd that flower is awesome, i'm definitely going to check out the tutorial!!

juliem said...

I love the idea of scrapping home. Happy Birthday. Looking forward to your second year.

Lorry said...

love the paper flower!! very cool idea.. Happy Anniversary CMD

KatieB said...

wow what a flower! I've got to try it---happy birthday color me daisy!

Joni Kix said...

Happy Birthday to Color Me Daisy! I love the layout Michelle! This is such a great challenge.

karen In Houston said...

Love your flower, I have made these and they are a little tricky but you can make the flowers to match your layout. Fantastic layout too........

wendipooh13 said...

HAPPY BIRHTDAY CMD!!!! very cool page and such a great challenge

Keesha said...

Very cute blog... I gotta check out the tutorial on the flower.. Very cool.

Leslie L. said...

Very cute!

stinker said...

what a beautiful LO! love your handmade flower :) great challenge!

LG said...

WOW love this! Very inspirational and I love the colors that you've used

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I love flowers, will have to try to make one!

Sophia said...

Gorgeous LO...that flower is awesome!

VanillaCarmel said...

cute page and nice blog!

L84AROPIN said...

I had never thought to scrap details about my home, especially since my husband and I have moved so much in the short time we have been married. Thanks for the idea to try something new!

silvia said...

Great LO!!!

aka...Millermath said...

Awesome LO!!! Love the punched border and the homemade flower....how cute!

Terri said...

Love the layout and the flower - - here I go a blog hoppin!

dclouser said...

Absolutely amazing layout! No wonder you love your home - it's gorgeous. You did it great justice with your LO!

Michelle ~ ~ said...

your home sweet home brought JOY and tears to my eyes. we have just begun to build and I'm .... homesick! so, thank you for such beauty and hopefulness!! it blessed my heart today.