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Monday, October 25, 2010

Country Life Banner and Blog Hop at BBTB2

Hi Everyone and It's the last week of the month and you know what that means..............................
BLOG HOP TIME at Bitten By The Bug 2!
You probably hopped here from the Amazingly Talented Donna's Blog. Boy I hope I can live up to Donna, she's amazingly awesome and makes the best layered cards, I call her "The Queen Of POP", LOL! 
Beth picked the Country Life Cartridge to use this week and we are to use the Banner Feature on the cart and I made a banner to put in my Laundry Room. I actually used my Imagine for this one and used Kraft paper instead of the normal white paper to give it a more rustic look to it and I'm not sure I'm liking it 100%. I like the whole idea of not having to pick out papers, I just printed them and then used the Kraft paper for the shadow behind it and added some glitter to the letter's. I used the packing tape method to apply the glitter where you add the tape to the back side of the image, sticky side up, and add the glitter to the sticky side. I used a copper glitter and I think I should have used a darker color, maybe Red or Blue (??????) but it's done now so too late and it looks better in person then in the pic so............!!!!!  
I inked Every thing with Tim Holtz Distress Inks using Vintage Photo. I also added some twine to tie the banners together and added the little Mini Clothes Pins, aren't they the cutest! I've had them for along time and finally got to use them, lol!
And to tie all the banners together and take it one step further I added the wash basin and scrub board, perfect for the occasion! Added some glittery stickles for the bubbles and some shiny diamond glaze for the shine on the bubbles in the tub. I also did alot of faux stitching, on the banners and the washtub and scrub board.
Now for your next stop on the Hop you are going to Penny's Blog, How exciting to see what my wonderful Design Sister has in store for you next and if you get lost along the way remember to start at the BBTB2 Blog homepage where you can see all the amazing projects for all the Design Team Gals on one page.
Now for the fun part, Blog Candy.....................
To win my Candy all you have to do is to be a follower and leave a comment with what your impression of the Imagine is. It's not going back to anyone just for me being curious as to what everyone thinks. If you have one or if your planning on getting one and what your opinions are of it are. I haven't been using mine a whole lot and just did the update and didn't have any problems other then keeping my fingers and toes crossed because there wasn't any real step by step directions from the Provo Craft site. I think that would have been a lot easier and faster for alot of people, including myself. I'm going to try and make a few other things this week so I may have a few more of my opinions, (and yes I have a few) and a few suggestions for any new updates. But for now it is Blog Hop Time and Blog Candy Time so follow and leave your comments, Hop off to my fellow Design Team Gals and Good Luck! Have a Great week and remember please play along and if you don't have the Country Life Cartridge use any Cart that has a banner feature and enter the challenge with Mr. Linky on the BBTB2 Blog for your chance at a special winners Blinkie! Hope you see you there!
I'm also adding this to the challenge over at Frosted Design, their challenge this week is to use Die Cuts. Well everything I used other then the string was a Die Cut so I guess that qualifies, lol. I already entered my Old West Layout but since I don't post a whole lot and I Love their blog (if you haven't checked them out you really should) I will enter this also! Hope to see you over there also!
((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa  

49 comments:

CelticWoman said...

so many wonderful banners, who would have thought each one so very special, love yours. Sandi

Cassie said...

That is just too cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Frosted Designs.

Bobbi said...

This is really cute. I just ordered this cart so hopefully it will come in time for me to do the challenge. The banner is one of the reason I got this one. I do not have the Imagine. I was holding out to see if there were problems like the Gypsy had and waiting for all the bugs to be worked out but after seeing the projects, I am not sure if I want one. I like the idea of being able to print your paper any color you want with the texture and that seems to look okay but the art on the new cartridges remind me of clipart. Not sure if I like it yet.

Melissa M said...

Thanks for sharing your banner. What a neat idea for one. Would not of thought of it. It is really cute. As for the imagine - I don't think at this point it is worth getting one. I don't really like the art, everything I've see people make just looks flat, and if I want designs on my images I can just cut them with DP on my Expression. It will have to do a lot more before I decide it is worth it!

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Such a fun banner...love the way you added the wash basina nd scrub board. I am now a follower and hop you can pop over and visit my blog. As far as the imagine, I am going to pass for now, love my expression and just learning the gypsy.
http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com

Dana said...

I like all the colors! Beautiful! I don't have an imagine and still not sure if I want one. They just seem really expensive and I don't see anything wrong with my expression and gypsy so why change a good thing.

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

joeygirl86 said...

OMG this is adorable! You did a great job girly!

littlen said...

Great banner. TFS. I don't have the Imagine and don't think I'll be getting one. Seems expensive for what it does and also seems to have a lot of problems. Most of the images I've seen look very flat and dull. I'll stick with my Expression, Design Studio, and my patterned papers. Maybe PC should have done more testing before rushing this to market.

Anonymous said...

Great banner!! hmm well me and my imagine havent been playing together that much but i do like it. i think i just need to get used to it.

craftymomma
stratus2134@aol.com

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CraftyGirl said...

Okay... this is too cute!! Great way to dress up a room I never want to spend any time in!! But does it work... does it make doing laundry more cheery?!! lol!! Thanks for the wonderful shout out for FD!! You are always soooo sweet!! Have a great week!!
Barb :)

Debra said...

What a great idea! A banner for your laundry room. Too cute! My laundry room is just that and has no sparkle at all!

Susan said...

I am completely envious of this project. You rocked it!! This is amazing!!!

xx Susan

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute banner! I love the idea of the laundry theme. Why not feel good about doing it. I think the Imagine is really cool, but it just costs toooo much. I doubt I will ever own one. Boo Hoo.
Thanks for the chance to win

Marionment said...

Cute banner. As far as the Imagine is concern, at this point I am really not interested. Still having too much fun with my expression.

Gloria Westerman said...

How adorable.....this is the first time I've seen the Imagine at work.....awesome job....thank you for sharing and for the chance to win some candy.....

WAM Family said...

Great Banner!!! You did a fantastic job.

Thanks for sharing,

Kathryn

craftaholic said...

Love the laundry Banner!!! Very Cute! TFS!!
I have heard alot of problems with the Imagine and I have not even considered getting one, It is just to spendy and I love My expression and will stick with it!!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Jamie said...

The laundry banner is adorable. As for the imagine, I'm not in the market to get one just yet. From what I've seen there have been a couple of bugs to work through. I'm still working with a baby bug so I think my next step will to be to get an expression. The imagine looks like a fun tool to play around with, but I think I'll just stick to patterned paper for now!

botherjamie@gmail.com

Vicki said...

Great banner. I don't have or want an Imagine. Have no desire to print, love the personal cricut I do have.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love this banner! I love the addition of the clothespins too cute. I do not have the Imagine and no desire to at this point.

RAP said...

Cute banner

Don't have an imagine and don't plan to get one. Would be more likely if it completely replaced the E but it doesn't. It's cool but I don't have the money or space to devote to another large tool.

Julia Moss said...

well, my dear, I know i don't have to tell you how awesome I think you are....great job girlfriend!

Tanya said...

Love your banner!

I don't have an imagine, and I didn't think I wanted one till I watched it on HSN. So now I want one but probably will never have that much money to spend on it :)

Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH! Your Banner came out soooo stinkin' CUTE!
I like the added touch of the clothes pins... :o)

tishy34 said...

Love the banner! i have the imagine and i have to say i haven't been using it that much. i am totally intimidated by it. i love my expression! thanks
michele
tishy34@hotmail.com

VeronicaA said...

I love your banner. The washboard and basin added the perfect touch. I don't have the Imagine and at this point have no desire to purchase it. I love my Expression. I think it's fun to still select papers. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Theresa what a fabulous banner! You always think outside of the box and come up with the most wonderful creations! Love it!
Hugs
Juliexx

shari said...

Your banner is Adorable, I love the laundry. I'm a follower and would love to win your candy. Thanks for the chance. Shari (cricutrookie)

sucor said...

Wow! Your banner is awesome! Thank you for sharing it! I don't have an imagine and don't know if I even want one. It is too expensive for me and I enjoy creating with my expression.

flowerdisco said...

i love all of it and i am scraplifting for my laundry room.
are the washing board and tub from CL too?
tfs.

Audrey Frelx said...

Theresa, this is so adorable! All the little detail items you have on it, and the fall colors!!! It's really really cute!

Kamiehoo said...

Love this banner! Also,I think the imagine looks amazing...I will own it...someday :)

Kamie

Crayola58 said...

What a great banner.... it looks so great. Maybe someday Carole will send you am embroidery thingie just cuz.
Carole

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is a darling banner. I just love it. Thanks for playing along with the challenge that I picked this week for BBTB2! It was so fun to see what everyone did the banners!

stefeni said...

Cute banner. I really wanted the Imagine and seeing everyone's projects look really great. However with all the problems I've been hearing about it, I'm not so sure anymore. I think when you create a new product, it should be ready updated and ready to go when you recieve it. And if it's not ready, then maybe they should've waited to release it till they got all the kinks out.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

iluvmybugs said...

What a cute banner..love how it looks hanging from your shelf!! My impression of the Imagine is that it was not ready for release...PC wasn't even able to demo it at the Inaugural Swarm!!!!

Diana said...

Cute cute cute banner. Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

Tammy said...

Love your sweet little Laundry banner. So cute. As for the Imagine, I'm not sure I'm sold on it. I'm new to the Cricut as it is...so, this new dimension seems overwhelming to me. It sounds as if the printing makes projects simpler, but, as a long time sewer and new scrapper, the selection of paper(just as fabric is!) is half the fun of scrapping for me!

Glenda said...

This is fabulous!! Love the country feel and how you added the washbasins, scrub boards, and clothepins! Girl, you have a pretty decorated laundry room!
I am not considering the Imagine--seems too expensive. Another reason is that I love to shop for beautiful paper!! I do not own either the DS or Gypsy---still debating which one to buy!
Have a great day!!

Stephanie said...

That's a very cuter banner. Love all your details. I got the "I" when it launched and sent it back the next day. What it allowed me to do wasn't worth $500. Once they get the bugs out and the price comes down I'll probably buy again. Right now too much needs to be fixed. Some have to send them back multiple times.

pcrusberg said...

Super cute banner and I love the cute touch of the mini clothes pins. I don't own the Imagine. I suppose if I made money from crafting I might be able to justify it. I'm super happy with my E and don't anticipate buying the Imagine unless it comes down in price a lot. Thanks!

Debbie said...

very cute banner really enjoying this hop I am a follower now Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
debbiewilson62@comcast.net

DonnaMundinger said...

Theresa, I adore this! Would love to have it jazzing up my laundry room! xxD

Mrs. Green said...

Hi! I have an Imagine and I am liking it. It's takes a little bit to get used to and I am just now beginning to use it like I use my Expression. Once they have all the Gypsy updates I think I will like it even more!
michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

Heather said...

I love this! I think it turned out really cute! This almost makes me want to do some laundry...almost. ;)

Karen Pinsonat said...

Your banner is so different and original, I would have never thought to do a laundry banner. Love it!

Penniannie said...

I love the Laundry Banner what a awesome and original Idea...Great Job....

HUGS
Penny

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great banner! I love these!