Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A few of my {favorite} things...

Well it isn't any secret that banners are one of my favorite things! The other day I was visiting Amy's Blog and came across this post. I will admit that I was intrigued. I went straight to work creating a winter banner that would incoporate many of the lyrics from the song. I have been a huge "Sound of Music" fan for most of my life. My sister and I would watch it over and over and over when we were young and we would sing the songs on long car trips. I'm sorry, Mom! I only know now how easily ones nerves can be shot when driving with noisy children. Anway, the point I was trying to make is how dear to my heart this song is.


I wanted to incorporate the lyrics onto the banner, so at the top of each panel I printed out a part of the song and in most cases decorated it accordingly. It was fun digging through my stash of buttons and things to find things that would be fitting. These are the types of projects that I love using things that I had previously been hoarding because I will use the banner again and again. This will actually be perfect in my studio since the paper matches the curtains perfectly as you can see in the photos.


I have come way more than full circle with my banners. I now have at least one for each season/ holiday and in some cases, more than one. I just can't stop!


My daughter went to her friend's birthday party in October and came home with a sack full of these little tickets. I asked her if I could have them and she was more than willing to give them to me. I knew that I could re-purpose them in my crafts. She was thrilled to see them show up here!


Needless to say, I had a lot of fun putting this together! I am a little late for the challenge that MFT put out, but I am glad that I was inspired! Thanks for fluttering by!
P.S. My blog candy will close at 12:oo a.m MST on Thanksgiving. Feel free to leave comments until then. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments.

14 comments:

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

This is unbelievably adorable! Love you the tiniest details you have used! Always enjoy seeing your creations! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Elaine A said...

Kelly -

I don't know how you do it, but your banners are always just gorgeous. This one is no exception. And I love that you incorporated words from "My Favorite Things". The Sound of Music is also one of my favorite musicals. When we were in grammer school, my younger sister and I had parts in the Sound of Music put on by the school. It was just so much fun. I think we drove our mother nuts singing the songs all over the house - LOL!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Elaine Allen

Deborah Saaranen said...

Always amazing...your banners are one of "some of MY favorite things"!!!

harrahx2 said...

How cute. I have seen your past banners but this one tops them. Well, maybe not...maybe they are all great! Love this one though with all the little decorations. Thanks for sharing.

Marisa said...

You are the banner making Queen :) Simply fabulous yet again. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

Mary said...

Hi Kelly,
another superb banner. I've just finished my Halloween banner and started the Christmas one and the only Christmassy papers I had were the same ones you have used here.
Mary

Teepee said...

I only recently joined your followers, so I haven't seen your past banners, but this is a doozy! I love it. Do you leave these banners up all year long? I noticed that you matched these papers to your office curtains, so I suspect that you do leave them up. What fun!!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

What a gorgeous banner...so many details that just make it shine! I always love your banners and really need to break down and make one myself. Quick question...what is the scripty font you used at the top of the banner pieces? Thanks!

Stephanie said...

Hi Kelly, I haven't visited your blog for a while since you decided to take your break from SFYTT a while back and I was so pleased to see you're back to creating and posting on your blog!! I cruised through the last several posts and just love what you've been up to lately (both the banner for your Mom and this winter one are so very lovely!). I am so glad you are again feeling inspired and appreciate all the lovely creations you share! The picture of your kids was so cute too...they grow so fast, don't they? Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

scrapfancy said...

You are awesome with your banners. I just get so excited to see them come up on your blog.

lisa808 said...

So pretty. Beautiful detail.

Tonya said...

Love your banners! They are always beautiful and inspiring as are most things on your blog. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Cynthia said...

Oh WoW Kelly...we are addicted to your banners as you are...keep em coming...just love all the fun details that you always add...just beautiful work as usual....Happy Thanksgiving! Love ya!

Amy Rohl said...

Aaack, I completely forgot to click over to your blog to read this post when I first saw it on my feedburner...so sorry I'm late!

This is just "the best" banner ever, and I'm sooo glad you played along. Now you're making ME want to make one of these!! There is nothing better than a Kelly Banner!