Friday, February 25, 2011

Lucky Banner

I normally don't decorate for St. Patrick's Day, but since Easter isn't until the end of April, I decided to whip something up! Making banners is kindof an addiction for me and since I pretty much have every other holiday/season, it was the perfect excuse. I don't know about you, but really cute and classy St. Patrick's Day decor is kindof hard to find; at least around here. Everything seems to be made out of shiny metallic cellophane or tinsel and just isn't my taste. Since I love green so much anyway, I just used a few things I already had with some new purchases to put together a cute little ensemble on my bench under the banner.


The paper is all from Graphic 45, but from different collections. I just grabbed the patterns that I liked in green and called it good. The little image under the letter "c" is from Crafty Secrets. I was wishing that I hadn't gotten rid of all of the horseshoes I bought for one of my kid's Cowboy/Cowgirl birthday parties. I noticed how cute the little horshoe tied up with ribbon looked next to the Leprochaun in the little image.

Everything else is pretty straightforward and standard on my banners. It whipped up quite quickly since it only used 5 letters. It is shorter than most of my banners so it doesn't span the entire length of the board. I found something green to hang on the last handle to fill things up!

Everyone loved their little Valentine's treats when I passed them out at school. I ended up making chocolate dippped strawberries for the teachers. I put them on silver platters that I found at the dollar store and tied them up with cellophane. I gave the principal the stacked boxes from my last post which she absolutely loved. She confessed to me this week when I dropped into the office to tell me that she had re-gifted. I guess her son needed something quick for his girlfriend and wanted to give her that. I thought that was cute!
Alot has been going on here; throw-up, diarrhea, more throw up (thank goodness none of those for me, I am actually feeling quite good these days), going forward with some construction (Rowan threw up all over the floor when the workmen were here), a fender-bender, weening Rowan onto a sippy cup, tantrums, we are most likely expecting another boy, homework,etc. February has almost come and gone. I will be back tomorrow with my second design for this month's SFYTT! Thanks for fluttering by!

12 comments:

Noelle said...

This is adorable! You are right it IS hard to find cute St. Pattys Day Decor. This is just PERFECT though! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I love it!!! It would have taken me weeks to do all that!

Lori Craig said...

{{LOVE}} I always love your banners, Kelly! Hope you are well, sweet thing! Hugs!

Alyssa B said...

i've been checking in, so glad to hear u are doing alright. lovely banner. want to make one myself.

Cynthia said...

Lucky Banner...Lucky Us for being able to google over another jaw dropping banner creation...I just can't say enough about all the sweet details and I love the vintage look to it all...love it!!!!!!!

Sending Hugs to you My Friend!
Love ya!

Teri said...

Oh Kelly, this is just too adorable!! I have to make one, my granddaughter will be 3 on St.Patrick's Day, we need some cute stuff up!! And you're right, all that tinsley, plasticy stuff just doesn't cut it!! Gorgeous! Glad you are feeling well, hope all the germies get out of your house soon!!
Hugs,
Teri

Mary said...

Another great banner Kelly. Glad to hear you are well and hope that Rowan is well again now.

kksb said...

Oh Kelly your banners are wonderful. I went back and looked at the others you have made. Your St. Patty's Day banner rules!

Nancy B said...

I love this gorgeous banner!

plastic card said...

great!!! i love it all
thanks so much

indium ingot said...

wow, how did you do that . it amazing
,i rally like it

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

LOVE your banner. what are the dimensions of the panels? and the rosette? Thank you.
Gina
raegina@gmail.com