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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Fall Blog Hop ~ Banner

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Blog Hop sponsored by Memories in Tyme!!  If you found me first, please go to the BEGINNING so you don't miss anything!!  You should have arrived from HERE.

I made a Thanksgiving banner for my project today.  It turned out so cute that one of my friends wants to buy it from me.  I typically give my work away and took this as a big compliment!!

For my banner flags, I used these leaves from Art Philosophy at 5.18 inches.
I used this fall paper that I found in my stash and cut out 10 leaves.
I used A Child's Year for my turkeys.  I cut them at 2.41 inches.  I flipped one so they would be looking at each other.  The font is Hannah Montana cut at 1.47 inches.
I cut several doily shapes from Art Philosophy and Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art.  I found this wheat paper in a Fall paper pad from last year.  I inked the edges of the leaves and doilies with Vintage Photo ink.

I used my Cuttle Bug to emboss the letters with Swiss Dots.  It is hard to see, but the paper is metallic.
I used twine to connect my leaves.  I found it easier to tape the twine to the back of the leaf stem, but wanted a knot.  I used a separate piece of twine to tie the knot.

And here is my completed banner!

I have a super cool Blog Candy today!

I was recently asked to review the scrapbooking software from MyMemories and was given a copy to give away!!  I prefer the traditional scrapbooking method (love getting my hands messy) but I do like making digital books and calendars.  I spent several days playing around with this software and I have to say it was easy to learn.  There are also a lot of FREE digital designs you can download (I was surprised)!!  I am thinking I will be creating a ton more projects in the very near future!!!

I created 8 pages and an album in a few short hours!!!  I loved the embellishments, especially the stitching!!  I plan on printing out the pages and hanging them in 12x12 frames in my home daycare because the photos are of my daycare kids.  I also created a mini album and was so happy to see the software had spell check!  I have at least one typo in every other digital album I have created!!  I am also working on an album of our recent Disney Cruise vacation!!

So I have 2 awesome things for you today.  The first is a chance to win the software FREE (a $40 value).  You just need #1 to be or become a follower here, #2 go to and find two FREE Downloads that you would use.  For an additional chance to win, just do any or all of the following and leave me a separate comment telling me you did:


I will announce my winner on November 18th!!
The second awesome thing for you is $10 off My Memories Suite (you get it for $29.95 instead of $39.95) AND you also get a $10 gift certificate to use in their online store! Software by using this code here:  STMMMS39803 at MyMemories!!
Here are a couple of my layouts! 

Thanks for stopping by!!
Your next stop in the hop is TAMI B!

DAY ONE (November 15):


Buy Rift Account said...

The leaves idea sounds cool! I adore the overall look of the banner.

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Rhonda Emery said...

your banner is beautiful.

Suzanne said...

Love the banner with the leaves. Great job on the digital layouts.

ScrapMyWay said...

Birthday Girl Fun & Birthday Girl quick page are my 2 fav's over at My Memories site! You can tell I have 3 grand daughters!!
Claire Spielman

ScrapMyWay said...

So very THANKFUL to share this hop with YOU! I love the banner and the embossing looks great!
Creative Wishes, Claire

Newbie2crafting said...

Beautiful Banner!!!


Sharyn Knox said...

I been tossing around the idea of a banner for Thanksgiving at our house, just haven't figured out exactly what I want yet.

I am a follower and the two packs I like are actually 3 because I couldn't decide between two of them. I like IT HAPPENED THIS YEAR and then the two I couldn't decide on, WALK IN SPLENDOR and TOTALLY AUTUMN, I like Totally Autumn alot, but then I saw the Walk In Splendor and couldnt decide between the two. lol

Sharyn Knox said...

I already liked My Memories on Facebook a long time ago. I also went to the blog

sharynknox @

Sharyn Knox said...

It shows me as a follower on your blog but it isn't showing up that way. I don't know what is wrong.

sharynknox @

Patricia Hurlburt said...

I already have this great software so please skip me for the giveaway. I just wanted to comment and say that I love your banner! Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

love the banner turned out great

lindaplus3 said...

I love the banner... perfect for Thanksgiving :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Janet said...

Great banner I love those levesa and th doilies , great paper as well. I may just have to try this one.
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Anita Braddock said...

cool looking Banner love leaves and how you have layered them. the colors are perfect. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,

Lynne said...

I love the banner and the step-by-step instructions using the Gypsy! I just got mine and this sure helps give me an inkling how this is used! Great participating in the same hops!
Hugs and Love,
Her Craftiness

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous fall banner! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

bluecrayons said...

love your banner. would look nice over a fire place like mine.
im a follower here and the 2 kits i would use are the passionate quick page and the nostalgia quick page.

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Paper Creations by Mindy said...

super cute project!

Tami B. said...

What a great banner. It was nice being in yet another hop with you- & I'll "see" you again Friday;)

craftaholic said...

Thanks for sharing an Awesome Banner and what a great job on it!! TFS!!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a neat idea...using leaves on the banner! Great project!

Debc06 said...

Lovely banner. I already am a follower of yours on FB and blog. TFS
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great banner. Love the fall colors and the detail in each letter! TFS

SueNJ said...

I love love love that banner!!! The pages are fantastic and I am amazed at how quickly they come together. So glad to be in this hop with you :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

pam said...

thanks for sharing

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Lovely banner and love all the layouts just beautiful and fun!! TFS