First and foremost, I'd like to wish my good friend Jenn a very,very Happy 40th Birthday! I hope your day is absolutely fabulous.
Now, down to business. Jenn is hosting a blog hop to celebrate this milestone birthday. if you are following the hop, you should have come from Jill's Blog. You probably want to go back to Jenn's blog and start at the beginning. I hear there's lots of good blog candy along the way, and I'd hate for anyone to miss the opportunity for blog candy! I chose to make a birthday banner for her. Hopefully, it will be in her hands today for her birthday as I mailed it out last week.
As you can probably see, I didn't make a traditional birthday banner. The number one song on Jenn's birth date was "Joy To The World" by Three Dog Night.
The "world" cuts are from Cricut's Give A Hoot Cartridge. I used MTC for the font. I also made fabulous purple crinkle ribbon from seam binding and Smooch Spritz to string it…
Looking forward to another day with the temperature rising to over 100...NOT! It will definitely be a good day to stay indoors and work on something crafty.
This is another Peony Cottage from SVG Cuts. They are so much fun to make and so versatile. I did this on in black and white prints from the Bella Armoire stack by DCWV. The little flowers and vines, I used a little color on. I made this house for a cousin who recently got married. They asked for Home Depot gift cards, so I thought the house would make a perfect presentation for the gift card.
Welcome to my part of Nicolette's Mom's Day Blog Hop. If you're following along the hop, you should have come here from Jamie's blog.
I had a different, more involved, project in mind when I started thinking about what I wanted to do for the hop, but ended up running out of time to finish it. So, these are my "back-up" projects.
The tea cup and coffee cup are both from the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge. These were my first attempts and I can see where they need a little "adjusting," but turned out okay. They actually went together easier than I thought they would. I cut the tea cup at 11" which made a good sized cup. The biggest I could get the coffee cup to cut on the Expression was at 6" and it turned out pretty tiny. I was only able to fit four of the Lindt chocolates in it. Maybe a little bag of jelly beans or chocolate covered raisins would fit better. I think they would be cute wrapped in cellophane with…