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If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

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!

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Welcome to Scrap Happens ~ Embellish It's 2nd Blogaversary Blog Hop!!!
I am excited to wish Jenn a Happy Blogversary!

You should have arrived from MELANIEs blog but if you have just stumbled upon my blog, click HERE to start from the beginning.
This hop is an ANYTHING GOES hop and there are so many different craft projects to see along the way.

Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way!!

  1. Scrap Happens~Embellish It ---
  2. Tara Barnes Bruening ---
  3. Tammy Smith ---
  4. Amber Neal-Johnson ---
  5. Robin Carroll ---
  6.  Melanie Rozwood ---
  7. Lori Apgar ---****HERE
  8. Norma G. ---****NEXT
  9. Maria Matter ---
  10. Angie Livingston ---
  11.  Robin Lane ---

And now onto my project:

I started with this frame.  The opening is about 7.5" x 15" and was sold "as is" at Michaels.  It was probably a custom frame that did not work for the customer who ordered it.  It was perfect for what I had in mind....

I am a visual crafter and have learned that by using Cricut Craft Room and my Imagine Cartridges together, I could see just how big (height AND width) each image is.  I can not print and cut (right now) with CCR, so I took the size that I wanted and cut the pieces out on my Imagine.

I used the banner flags from Yummy Cricut Imagine cartridge.

I cut two of each banner flags and the layers sized to 2.5 inches.
In order to fit on the banner flags, I sized theses letters from Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art at .70 inches.

The banner flags were not filling up the space like I wanted to I went back to Gypsy.  
I put a banner flag from Birthday Bash on my mat about the same size as the Yummy flags.  I opened up a new Layer and copied the banner flag on it.  I enlarged the flag until the layers looked good (3.22 inches).

I cut out the banner flags in the same blue cardstock as the letters.  I embossed the flags with Stampin' Up Chevron Sixxiz embossing folder.  I tied the banner flags together with pink and blue twine.

Thank you for stopping by!!

Your next stop on the hop is NORMA.


Melanie Rozwood said...

This turned out great. Thanks for showing how you made it.

Dare2Bme said...

Very Creative.. Love it

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous banner Lori!!

The Bookin Room said...

OMG! I love love love it!! Now off to hopping, thanks!
xoxo Charity

Norma Gomez said...

Good Morning Lori, your banner turned out great! Beautiful project :D I'm so happy to be hopping with you today!

Marcia said...

What a great banner...I'm off to create!

Craftin Desert Divas said...

Your banner is adorable! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing how you made it. I'm going to have to try CCR. Happy to be on the hop with you!


Marianne said...

Great banner! i love it, your blog too, so i am now a follower! Thanks for being a part of this hop


Robin said...

Very cute! Love the banner. I have tried using the CCR but couldn't get it to working with my Imagine.
I am going to have to figure that one out:D
Loving all of the projects on the hop.

thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

Robin said...

I think that this is so cute!!! I am thinking that maybe I might need to make one for Christmas...thanks for such a great idea.


Creative M said...

A Fabulous and Fun banner!Love it!

Pixichick said...

Cute idea. I really have to use my Imagine more.

Scrappin' Robin said...

Very cute, love it.
Robin L.

KristiDaroci said...

This is really cute!

awendybird said...

How adorable and inspiring!

Beth said...

Love your banner. great colors

Rhonda R. said...

CUTE Banner!! Great project :))

nallian said...

Wonderful banner! Love your blog!

Heather Lynn said...

this is a lovely banner!!! love the colors you used! thanks for the inspiration!

Gail said...

You did a great job on that banner and gave wonderful directions too! Thanks for the hop and have a great week!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

You put so much wonderful tiny little details on this banner! It's gorgeous!!!

belldoubleyou said...

Very nice little step-by-step you've written here.

Visualization tools are pretty important in crafts, I think, especially with resizeable stuff from cartridges or svgs or plain ol' digital stamps. It's great you've found one that works for you; you certainly seem to know how to work with it.

Rosalee said...

Beautiful Banner. Love it.
Hugs, Rosalee

~Brenda~ said...

How cute!

Angie said...

I love your banner, so creative!!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a cute banner!

marg0006 said...

Great banner and likethe idea that you framed it.

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