Monday, March 2, 2009

Welcoming Spring!

I am so glad March is here! Spring is one of my favorite seasons! I kept my Valentine's Day stuff up until today, so I can't wait to get some spring decorations out and freshen up my front door with my spring wreath! Of course I needed a new banner for my entry way, so I decided to quickly make one this morning. I have a list a mile long today, so I had to make it quick and leave off a lot of bells and whistles. I still think it turned out cute. It is a gray, overcast day today, so the lighting wasn't ideal. I will be taking some new photos of it once the sun comes out.


Each triangle measures 4 by 6 and then I cut them into the triangle shape. I made coordinating accordian flower for each. I painted my chipboard letters with acrylic Making Memories Paint and then sprinkled them with coarse crystal glitter. I added some buttons to the top to secure each piece together and called it good! This was such a fun, easy project for this morning! Thanks for fluttering by! P.S. I am sure you are all in shock that not a single edge was distressed! LOL!



My Mind's Eye Paper, Buttons from my stash, Linen Thread by SU!, Making Memories Paint (celery), Coarse Crystal Glitter by Martha Stewart, Ribbon from Michaels, glue dots, scoring blade, chipboard letters by SU!

19 comments:

Brooke S said...

CUTE!!! Love the new banner.. You are the queen of the rosettes.. Your new photo and hair cute is beautiful as well. I bought a few martha valentines day clearance item that reminded me of you.. I will have to alter and use them on a vintage card... Inspired my you of course.

Hugs
Brooke

Creations by Patti said...

I absolutely love your banners. Mine always seem to get so long because I put spacers in between the letters. Maybe I shouldn't. The photograph of them are so clear and welcoming, too. This looks so great to keep up for a loooong time! The colors are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Susan N. said...

Your banner is so cute. I love the colors.

Amy said...

Awesome banner, Kelly! You are welcoming Spring with a bang! I've been so drawn to greens and purples the last few days and I think it's bc I'm craving Spring weather!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

wow!!! I love this , how very creative :) ♥

LeAnne said...

Adorable! Great project!
LeAnne

Arlana said...

You always have the such cute stuff. Love your new photo and your new hair cut how darling!!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

GORGEOUS!!! Your banners are always so marvelous-- I think this one with the accordian flowers is my favorite! Plus the fact that I love Spring as well (when we eventually get it!) Jumpropes, marbles...you can tell I work in a school!

Deborah Saaranen said...

GORGEOUS!!! Your banners are always so marvelous-- I think this one with the accordian flowers is my favorite! Plus the fact that I love Spring as well (when we eventually get it!) Jumpropes, marbles...you can tell I work in a school!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Kelly, it's fantastic!! Love it!!

Jeannie said...

Haven't done a banner yet, but you inspire me to - Luv it!!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

newenglandstamper said...

This is really beautiful - so shabby chic and elegant. Ali

mariemc said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the colors and the papers you used!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh gosh, Kelly! Look at you....so cute in that new pic!!! Love it!

Your banner is so sweet too! I wish we had some sort of entrance way to decorate up but this house is so small and the front door opens to the living room...lol

Love the new blog banner too! You've been busy!!

Lisa Brown said...

Very cute banner! Great haircut, too! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

I love your new banner and your new picture is GORGEOUS too!!

boynecitygrl said...

That is so sweet. I just think it is awsome. How about a tutorial on the rosettes.


Blessings,

Sankari W. said...

Kelly - this is soooo beautiful!!! I am so amazed by your creativity - what a great idea!!! I could use one of those banners here so that I can remind winter that he needs to go away soon!!!

thanks for the inspiration!!!
Best wishes,
Sankari :)

DECORMATE said...

SPRING has definitely SPRUNG! Closets are being cleaned out, flowers are being planted, everyone’s ready to freshen up. We’re all changing our ‘look” to welcome in a new season, now’s the perfect time to think of freshen up our homes as well.

Here’s an easy tip from the latest in home decorating: Instead of the tiresome business of slapping a new coat of paint on the walls, how about a quick and easy approach – new Wall Art ! Now that’s the way to go. Set the mood in a jiffy by finding just the right personal touch. It’s an easy way to rev up, revitalize or completely make over the look and feel of any room. So toss out that paintbrush and start hanging! … Just in time to show off the new you for Spring.

Start fresh with a blank wall or complement the old with the new. If you‘re not sure of how to place your art on the wall here’s another nifty trick – try laying it all out on the floor first, until you find a pattern that works, then hang it up. Keep your artwork at eye level. A common mistake in hanging is to place it too high. And consider if the room you are decorating is a room where you will mostly be seated, eye level should be lower.

If you are considering color choices, warm colors are getting the decorator’s nod this year. Rich chocolates, shades of gold and wood tones create walls that say “This is the perfect place to curl up with a good book and an iced coffee”.

If you’re into cool colors for your freshen up project, hydrangea blue gives rooms a crisp, clean look. White stripes, pale plaids and floral patterns make rooms happy and upbeat. This mix of colors brings the newness of spring inside. Then add a personal touch of elegance with framed black & white photos and you’ve got the perfect setting for a real family sit-down meal!

Before the tulips have poked their heads up from under the soil, you can have a new look that is “fresh as a daisy” It doesn’t take a lot of time, a large budget or new piece of furniture to get fantastic results. The walls will speak for themselves. Fabulous!

Need further inspiration and ideas? Check out, http://www.alphabetpix.com, for uniquely personal makeovers of the wall art variety. Now if only someone would help with the garden…

by T. Miller
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