Sunday, May 20, 2012

2nd Blogaversary Hop Day 2 Givaways and Freebies!

Good morning crafty friends! I am so excited to share this time with you! Today I am a part of the Cooking With Cricut Blog’s 2nd Anniversary and what a party it is with a two day hop and a week long celebration! We have some GREAT Blog Candy as well as some daily file and graphic give-aways! So be sure to join us EVERYDAY for the next 7 days! If you've joined me from  Xochitl's blog, then you are in the right place! If not, go to the Cooking With Cricut blog to see today's blog hop line-up list!

The traditional gifts or elements of a second anniversary are Glass, Crystal or Cloth. So the DT was challenged with making projects that contained these elements or elements that represent them.
I refurbished a framed glass mirror for my craft room....
My paper frame was cut from the Sentimentals Cartridge and white vinyl butterfly from Storybook Cartridge
I'm entering my Butterfly Mirror into the Craft Your Days Away Challenge #45 "All Creatures Big and Small"
For my cloth project, I made a miniature Americana banner. I cut USA letters from the Storybook Cartridge with blue fabric using heat and bond. Star tags were pre-cut and decorated with a few embellishements. I attached vintage jumbo eyelets with the Cropadile, then strung twisted hemp rope through each hole.
Linking both projects to: Sunday's Are Lovely Link Party 9
A couple close-ups
Be sure to stop by Cooking With Cricut for all of today freebies and comment on my blog for a chance to win one of the Cooking With Cricut 2nd Blogaversary giveaways! Your next stop on the Hop is KEMMA!

36 comments:

Jen said...

Both of your projects are wonderful, Linsey! Love the butterflies! And what a fun banner! Great job!

Larelyn said...

The banner is just delightful - I'd love to have that in my home :). And, your repurposed frame is so pretty. Great projects.
CWC Hugs,
Larelyn

mylittlecraftblog said...

Your projects are so cool, and completely different styles! Nice job!
Evelyn

Josie0602 said...

Your mirror is very pretty. I LOVE that banner!! What a great idea! I think I am going to have to make that for my own home!!

Tracy

kimmiluxich said...

The mirror is so beautiful Linsey! And your USA mini banner is very cute! I love both projects, but the mirror is my favorite by far!

Kimmi

silvia said...

Pretty frame!! LOVE your banner !

Tracy said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS,
love butterflies. Awesome projects.
TFS
Tracy-JGsPumpkin@peoplepc.com

cal8007 said...

The banner in canvas is awesome! I love blog hopping because I get so inspired by the different projects created, yours did just that!

Hugs,

Carmen L

E. Marie said...

What a great way to decorate a mirror. Cute little banner, too. I have a friend that would love to get her hands on that for her home decor.

Sheila said...

Butterflies you can never go wrong when using them in a project. Just Beautiful! Loved the banner also. You did an awesome job thanks for sharing.

Pamela said...

I consider myself real patriotic so I love your USA banner! Great idea!

Karee Sue said...

Adorable projects.

Debbie said...

love both projects. nice way to add a little decoration to a craft room
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Debbie said...

What a beautiful way to refurbish! I love the butterflys. Both projects really are gorgeous!

Nanette said...

Beautiful! I like the soft colors.

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Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I like all things Butterfly including your pretty project.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

seau said...

Your paper frame and the little USA banner are adorable. I can see the banner hanging on the front door for the 4th of July. TFS.

sillygirl said...

Wow, great ideas, can't wait to start my projects! Thanks..you did a great job!

Jen said...

your did a great job on both of your projects. I love the banner

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Kay said...

I really like the two projects, but I LOVE the embellished mirror. It would look great in my room, too. Thanks for sharing. You and many others have challenged me to think outside the box (not limiting to my normal cardmaking). Thanks.

Kate said...

WOW! Those projects are just gorgeous. Love the banner too.

Hugs,
Kate

rlovew said...

Beautiful projects- that mirror is just stunning!

Cathy said...

great job on both projects. I especially like the mirror re-do.
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scrappingnana said...

Love your mirror and the USA banner. Great projects. TFS

Michelle said...

I LOVE both of these Linsey!! The USA banner is so americana home feeling and I LOVE your window with butterflies...those are my favorite!!

Hugs,
Michelle

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Wow love your mirror and the cute frame and butterflies. The banner is wonderful. You have been busy and love both your projects.

Lynn C. (wordpefectqueen@yahoo.com) said...

Both projects are super cool. I really like the USA one with the material. Thinking outside the box and using our machines are great fun.
Thanks for sharing.

Lynden Blossom said...

Here on the Blog Hop - Lovely mirror idea! Love the USA Banner! Also, the American Honey treat tin - ;-}
Lynden
http://aneleganttouch-lynden.blogspot.com
Ldb1408 at aol.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow Awesome mirror! I love the embossing and cuts you used. I like material used on your banner. TFS AJ~

Alvina said...

Wow, I love your projects, thanks for sharing.

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JustYolie said...

Oh wow!!! Both projects are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Moments by Marla said...

Not one - but two fabulous ideas. So fun and cheery!!!

~ Jo ~ said...

WOW amazing projects Linsey!!! You did a great job on both! Love them!

Hugs,
Jo

Java Jen's Creations said...

Wow! Great projects!! Fantastic job!!

Joanne said...

What a wonderful idea for a mirror.

Thank you for joining us for our All Creatures Great & Small challenge over at Craft Your Days Away.

Hugs

Joanne x

Julie said...

Amazing - how lovely to make a one of kind piece for your home!!

Thanks for joining us at CYDA for our All Creatures Great and Small Challenge - Hope you stop by again this Saturday when our new challenge goes live!!

Julie