***if you are looking for my Lasting Memories post, please scroll down***
So how is everyone this beautiful Sunday? I am in such a great mood today...let me tell you why. Most of you know that I have been on the Getting Cricky Design Team along with Kathy, but as of last week I am now Kristal's DT-Coordinator. Now you may ask, what is that? Well, I really don't know...hahaha. Just kidding!!! I help her with some of her decision making like: WE HAVE A FULL DESIGN TEAM NOW
Here is a line up of all the girls:
I am so pleased with our selection, (although Kristal did make the final decision, I just gave suggestions). Please, when you get a chance, go visit each one of them and maybe give a congratulations to them. Most of them have already worked very hard. We split the group in half and every other week they will rotate out. As you know, Kristal has one of the best and most generous blogs around and we are so fortunate to be working with her. Thanks Kristal for all you do...
Okay, so now onto my project...let me first tell you that I am way out of my league with these girls now! The one perk of being the DT-Coordinator is that I get to see all of their entries before anyone else does and as I do really like my project, these girls put me to shame...seriously.
I made a photo holder for my hubby's desk at work for Father's Day...only he already saw it and already wants to take it to work now. Guess I have to figure something else out for him...
I purchased these photo holder cubes at Michaels in the dollar bin. I didn't really care for the yellow acrylic, but I knew I could alter it...paint.
I painted both of the cubes in a dark brown acrylic. I also painted the silver metal springs to make it a bit aged looking. I did have to give the cubes a 2nd coat though.
These are the banner pieces. If you missed my post on how I made them you can see it here. I did take out the brads and used twine I made myself to look like baker's twine.
Here is a short tutorial on how I made the faux baker's twine, but you can see how Lindsay over at Thefrugalcrafter made it. I love learning from her.
First, tape your twine onto a piece of chipboard.
Then I used my Bic markers to color the twine.
Easy and I can make as much or as little as I need. It may not be the real thing, but honestly, do you think hubby cares that I didn't use real baker's twine?
After all the altering, making and tying this is what all these little pieces together make:
Now, my plan is to take a picture of all three of our kids, if I can get them all to the house at one time and sit still for 5 minutes, and place it between the two clips and hubby will have a great photo holder.
I hope I've inspired you to not only make a banner, but make one completely from scratch. Make your own embellishments to go along with your creation.
Please make sure you go over to Getting Cricky and link up with your own banner.
Also, remember, Kristal will be showcasing her new Stamp Designs this Thursday. Please come back here to get a preview or over to her site. One of the other perks of being her Design Team Coordinator is that I get to see most everything before anyone else does and I am so over the top thrilled with how they turned out. She did an amazing job. Now, I am ordering all of them and I might even have a give away on preview day...hmmmm. Does that intrigue you?