Saturday, November 6, 2010

Banner Blog Hop

Welcome to the Banner Blog Hop!! You probably came here from Melissa's beautiful blog. If not, you should start back at Alex's blog, and feast your eyes on all 21 of the beautiful banners we have prepared for you today. I am so excited to have you here, and to show you my holiday banner/



My son goes to French Immersion, and was so excited that he could read the banner I created!



Isn't this donkey just adorable! I cut him at 2.8 inches on my Gypsy. He is from Winter Frolic.



The navy stars are from Gypsy Wandering. I cut them each at 6 inches. The ornament is from Winter Frolic cut at 2 inches.



The font I used was Once Upon a Princess. I think it is a gorgeous and simple font. The little candy cane, cut at 2 inches, is from Christmas Cheer.



I adore the Nativity cuts on this cartridge, they are so cute and are loved by my children. I cut the Blessed Mother and Baby Jesus at 2.8 inches.



The snowflakes on the banner are all from Christmas Cheer cartridge. I used some Marthat Stewart glitter on all the letters, to give it some bling. I managed to get the glitter absolutely everywhere!



The little ornament, from Winter Frolic is cut at 2 inches. I have decided that Winter Frolic is my favorite new cartridge. The cuts are all so sweet.



The shepard is cut at 2.8 inches and the adorable sheep are cut at 2.3 inches. They were not originally meant to go on the same star, but in the end, I thought they looked cute together.

I was so happy with how my banner turned out. I think it is so cute, and reflects the true meaning of Christmas, which is so important for me to teach my children.

Now, onto my Blog Candy. I am giving away this lovely stamp set from Close to my Heart. I thought it was a perfect give away for my Christmas Banner. It is really easy to win this blog candy:

1) Become a follower of my blog.
2) Leave a comment on this post.



You have till Sunday November 7th at 6pm EST. I wil post the winner on Monday the 8th. Good luck every one.

The next stop in our amazing blog hop is Michelle over at Scrappin With My Bug, so hop on over and check out her beautiful banner. Below is a list of all the blogs that are participating in today's hop, just in case you get lost along the way.

Alex - You Had Me At Craft
Angelica - Handmade by Angelica
Erin - Erin Lee Creative
Gale - The Happy Stamper
Heidi - Got Scraps
Jin - Under a Chery Tree
Joanna - Scrap-Making
Jody - The Smith Hotel
Joy - Joys Life
Kim - Paper Punch Addiction
Kim - Off the Wall Craftiness
Mary - Cardz TV
Melissa - A Paper Journey
Michelle - Purple Monkey Moments that's me!!
Michelle C. - Scrapping with my Bug
Momo/Mari - Made by Momo
Nicole - Primed in Paper
Sarah - Live Love and Scrap!
Theresa - The Scrapbooking Queen
Yolie - Yoliebean
Ruthie - September Ninth

Have a wonderful weekend!

A la prochaine...

166 comments:

A Graywolfe said...

Ok so I am going to have to make something every similar to this for my friend who doesnt do santa clause but does do christmas and trees and gifts. This is the perfect thing for her. thanks for sharing

Craftyhomemade said...

Thanks for share. I love it.

Indira
craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

sue huffman said...

love it when the true pictures of Christmas show on designs....
from a fellow nova scotian....halifax here!...
God bless....

creativeprincess said...

I love your glittered letters! They were well worth the mess lol. I am now a follower and I am also from Nova Scotia (the Valley)! Can't wait to see more of your creations!
Tara

thecreativeprincess@hotmail.com

http://creativeprincess-homemadehappiness.blogspot.com/

priscilla said...

great banner !

Tammy said...

I adore this banner, I love the nativity and I just received Winter Frolic and now I just can't wait to go play with it!!! Thanks for the inspiration.
Tammy

JenBenLola said...

My MIL would love this banner on her mantle. Great job! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Beautiful banner - very creative! Love all the detail!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Barbara Diane

buglvr2010 said...

So pretty...I love the Nativity on this cart....the main reason I purchased it. I love your banner. I am a new follower.

Corri

Toni said...

Love the banner. TFS.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

crafty queen said...

Very elegant banner. Love it. Thanks for sharing your talent with me.
gdobberteen at yahoo dot com

craftymom205 said...

Cute banner. I am a follower.

Michel E
craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Ashleigh said...

great job tfs

aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

Trisha said...

I am a follower. I love that you used the Nativity idea. Keep some true meaning in Christmas. Thanks.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

The donkey is adorable.
I'm now a follower :D

Jayne said...

I LOVE this banner! It is so cute. Where did you get the paper to make the skin part for the nativity?

jayne.boot@gmail.com

Barbara said...

I really like that you have the nativity on your banner. A true sign of Christma. bjwlsn@centurylink.net

Scrappy Mel said...

Your banner is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the cuts and colors you used! TFS :)

Josie0602 said...

I love that you chose the nativity for your banner! The darker color really pops with the white pen accents.

Following you now (and thanks for that...I love following blogs and visit them daily!)

http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

Great banner! I just found you and am off to look around.
shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

Scrappy Jackie said...

This banner is beautiful.. I collect nativities and something like this will be perfect above them. Thank you for sharing!

Ruthie said...

Michelle!

I LOVE your banner! It turned out so cute! I love that you did the nativity!

Thanks so much for being a part of the banner blog hop!

Ruthie :)

Barbara said...

Your banner is so cute! Very elegant. I am a new follower.

barara614@insightbb.com

Marlene said...

I love the navy stars and never knew I had them on my gypsy wanderings cart! Tfs.

Lesley from WI said...

This is gorgeous. I love the stars and it truely reflects the meaning of Christmas! Beautiful.

Alex said...

what a great project ! TFS :) I think I might have to get those carts :)

Vickie said...

WOW!!! TFS

TheSmithHotel said...

I love your nativity banner! We always make sure we have one or two nativities out for Christmas!

Jody

just-cut-n-up said...

Pretty banner!

Cathy said...

Michelle your banner truely does reflect the reason for the season, beautiful. Thanx for sharing your time, talent and generosity.
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

Jen said...

Michelle you did a beautiful job and thanks so much for sharing.
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com
jenniferhogge07@yahoo.com
Thanks for the chance to win.

emcspadden09 said...

Beautiful! Love the star shapes.

emcspadden09 at yahoo dot com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Just love love love your banner it perfect for the true meaning of Christmas... :o)
The Scrapbooking Queen

CyndiU said...

Absolutely darling. TFS I've just become a follower and I know I'll be back for more of your wonderful blog.

cureta2@yahoo.com

Gabriela Sandoval said...

What a beautiful banner. Thanks for sharing.

Gaby

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

Amanda said...

Great banner I love all the details you did :O)
Amanda
amanda.barger at us.army.mil
http://cricutlovinarmywife.blogspot.com/

goatesgirl said...

love this...the nativity characters are so sweet

Janice W. said...

That donkey with the bird on it's back is so cute along with the other nativity characters! Love it!

Cathie w said...

very very cute


scraphappycat@gmail.com

Marionment said...

Cute and very creative banner.
marionment@msn.com

Erika said...

Adorable. So creative. I love it. Fantastic job.

erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

Judi said...

I love the idea of a Nativity banner- I am going to have to work on that idea! Thank you so much for the very creative banner share and great ideas!!

Janis said...

Hey, Michelle! Great banner! I love the images you included with the letters too. Awesomeness!! :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

Claire said...

I love your nativity banner. Nice to have something very different. Super cute! supermom3x at qwest dot net

Anna said...

Thank you for doing the true meaning of CHRISTmas. It is so nice to see that. LOVE IT!!!
thanks for the chance to win the awesome stamps also.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

bluecrayons said...

this is so precious. just love it to pieces. it truley is what christmas is all about. thanks

Rene said...

GREAT job, love the Nativity pieces in it

ronnieandcorinne@sbcglobal.net

Mary said...

I love your incorporation of the nativity in your banner, so sweet!

Darlene said...

aww!! I love your banner. All the cuts you chose are so sweet. TFS

desaucier at bellsouth dot net
Darlene

Betsy said...

This is a great banner - I love that you put the Nativity in your work!!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is adorable! and I love the Mary and Joseph theme. Too cute!

lginther08 said...

such a cute banner! great job!

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello~ new to your lovely blog. I think your banner turned out wonderful. It is so unique and I have to say the nativity struck a chord. It is delightful.
All the best,
Sonia
archivingangel@yahoo.com

Yours TruLee, Ann Marie said...

very sweet! I love the Christian aspect of it! thanks for sharing!
Yours TruLee
Ann Marie

annmarielee at gmail dot com

VICTORIA said...

wow what a pretty banners theres so many great banners out there it would be hard to pick just one as a favorite.
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

stefeni said...

Cute banner! Love the little characters.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

grandmafairymary said...

Love the nativity scene... great job. Glad I found your blog through this hop! I am now a follower. Thanks for a chance to win some fab candy!

BarbaraJean said...

Great banner Michelle. I also have Winter Frolic and lovin it! I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

donna habbibi said...

great banner!!!loved the images you used..
habis1088@gmail.com

Carley said...

What a fabulous banner I love the nativity people I want this cart just for them! Thank you for sharing and I am already a faithful follower!

CarleyCarter@gmail.com

Shanta said...

this is so neat!! slnewby@gmail.com

Disp6194 said...

I adore your banner so cute. I love that your celebrating the real reason for Christma even more! God Bless!

Sandy Bayles said...

I am now a follower and thanks for a great banner. I love to blog hop. I have a small blog hope you visit and follow me to..
Blog: http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

ladydi47 said...

I am so glad that you made a banner for the true meaning of Christmas..the nativity figures are so cute!
Diana Ballard
crb_deb@bellsouth.net

Chris Wooten said...

Your projects on your blog are great. Just got back into the hotel and thought I would unwind by looking at my favorite blogs. It is kinda late here, lol

Yay now I have a new friend too.

Have a Great Weekend to all my crafting friends.

I am thankful for God for giving me life

Chris
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Kerry--Momma K said...

Very cute banner. Thanks for sharing.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Nisson Family said...

Love your banner. It is SO cute. The nativity scene is such a great idea!

TFS!
Pam
simply-pam.blogspot.com

Felicia said...

Wow, what a Blog Hop! Awesome Talented Crafters and Super Cool Give-aways. Thanks for the inspiration. Smooches... fgreggs@yahoo.com

Anniebee said...

Very sweet banner and this has been a great hop! I love all the wonderful ideas I've seen.

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

*Star said...

This such a great banner! I love the colors that you chose. Tfs and have a great day. :)

star24601 at gmail.com

Sharon said...

Oh Michelle, this is just beautiful! I love it!! Nothing like showing the true meaning of Christmas! Awesome!!!!! :)

Deanne Gutierrez said...

Your banner is so unique - I love it!

Deanne G
dgutierez1@msn.com

Debbie Yates said...

Your banner is wonderful...love the colors! The Nativity Set is just beautiful!

mamascrapper69 said...

this banner reminds me off the nativity i use to walk by as a child. when i lived in san diego california, we used to go down candy cane lane and see all the houses lit and watched the parade. it was so much fun. ive been so inspired by this blog hop today ive started my own banners!! ty for the inspiration


Stephanie Collins
stephanoid69@msn.com
stephanoid69-ty

CAM said...

Love your banner! The colors really make it pretty. TFS!
Southernmrs
at verizon dot net

Kellee said...

I just love this banner. I just got the winter frolic last week.. thank you for the idea.
kelgentry66@gmail.com

Kellee said...

I just became a follower. Love your site, saving to my favorites..

Christy said...

Very Cute! Love the Blog Hop! I'm a follower! TFS!
christycocker@gmail.com

Rosy C. said...

Michelle...what a Beautiful Banner. I would Love to Display this Banner on my Wall. Very Lovely!!! TFS...
Sweet Creations...
www.sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

mbchoj said...

Love the banner and Winter Frolic here I come!!
mbchoj at aol dot com

Patti said...

I absolutely love this banner. I love the nativity and the colors you chose.

Patti
bbitster@windstream.net

Teri A said...

I really like this I just became a follower
Thanks,
Teri
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

Live Love and Scrap said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your banner...and I love that you showed the true meaning of Christmas...its beautiful!!! Glad to be part of this hop with you!!!

hugs,
Sarah

Ashley said...

I love your banner. The stars are awesome!!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

SpantastiKreations said...

Follower #300 here. :)

LOVE this banner. I especially love the Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.

AWESOME job.
TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com

Monica said...

Very cute.

Lovely work.


http://happyscrappn2.blogspot.com/

Charlotte said...

What a sweet banner Thanks for sharing!!

cfine said...

Beautiful banner! What a perfect way to remember what Christmas is truly about. Thanks so much for sharing! Happy to follow.

sDalla said...

Thank you for sharing. A beautiful banner.

Jennie said...

So cute!

creative patti said...

I already follow your blog.
pattig161@yahoo.com

creative patti said...

I love your banner, great job. thanks.
pattig161@yahoo.com

Cristi said...

WOW, I LOVE this banner so cute! I can't wait to get this cartridge you used!
Big hugs
Cristi

Abbey (Abigail) said...

BEAUTIFUL banner! I love that it reflects the true meaning of X-Mas! Great job!

Abbey
www.craftywithpaper.blogspot.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Your banner is the BEST one yet!!!
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesignsATyhaooDOTcom
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com

Karelj said...

What a great way to speak French to your son! And--What an adorable banner! Thanks so much for sharing! ksjennings(at)gmail(dot)com

Shana said...

wow, that is so sweet and adorable. helps bring meaning to the season. thanks for the ideas.

shanasewing@yahoo.com

Evonne said...

I really enjoyed seeing your banner. It was great to see the true reason for our celebrating come through in your project. So pretty!

shanna13 said...

I love that you used the nativity for your banner, the true meaning of Christmas! TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

Lymari said...

love it so cute
lacevedo83@gmail.com

Lisa J said...

Lovely banner! I seem to be drawn towards the darker colors on things so your colors are some of my fav's! And yes.. GLITTER gets EVERYWHERE! But so worth the bling!

TFS!

Tracy said...

I really like this! I suppose what I like the best is your use of the white gelly roll pen that I love to use, too!

--Tracy
rushta@gmail.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a beautiful banner! I love this idea!

GreenScrap said...

I got this cart a few weeks ago and I haven't used it!! This is super cute!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Maureen Reiss said...

Love your banner! Very creative making it out of the stars. Great job!!
Thanks for the chance to win

Susan said...

Beautiful banner. I'm already a follower. Love your blog.
Susan
susanpollock37 at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

I love the color of the stars, it really compliments your lovely work.

Martha said...

I love the banner and your creativity!!

Michelle said...

very cute, I Lo0ve all the inking you did, the white really pops on that dark color!
It was fun being in the hop with you!
scrappinwithmybug.com

mrsbaylady29 said...

What a cute banner. Super Super cute. Thanks for chance to win.

Melissa
iizmmj41@yahoo.com

Cyndi said...

Truly beautiful, the gel pen adds sooo much, just the right accents! You really did a fabulous job! Thank you for sharing.

Cat said...

I like the white doodles. They add that extra touch. I'm saving cash for a winter cart since I don't have one. Maybe a gift to myself for Christmas, but maybe to late for this year's fun. Thanks for sharing.

Onward to the next blog>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Melissaward said...

I love it!! Thank you for sharing!

I am a follower :) How could I not follow you after seeing the banner!! You have so much talent!!

Heather B. said...

What a cute banner!!

I'm a new follower too!

DEBBIE ORR said...

Very very cute banner

Divine said...

cute banner. I like the Nativity cuts too. Is that cart, Christmas Cheer, an old card? I must have it, hehe :)

jennyplace2 said...

Very Cute Banner! Love the Blog Hop! TFS!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

I am already a follower

Angelica said...

What a sweet banner! I love that you chose the nativity for your theme - the true reason for the season. :) ~ Angelica :)

Sharon said...

Such a sweet banner! I love that it incorporates the nativity. Too many of us forget why we celebrate.

quilt4fun2 said...

Love your banner...it does reflect the meaning of Christmas! Thank You for being in the hop and for a chance to win cool prizes.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Heather said...

Great job on the banner! I love it! I am already a follower!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Ashley said...

I love the banner Michelle! The theme is very appropriate and magical for the season :) I am now a follower - can't wait to see your next project! Thanks for the idea and giveaway!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
scrappinpinkpiglet at gmail dot com

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Michelle

I love your banner, and its NOEL! that is my second fav for Christmas!
I am already a follower.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove@aol.com

Mary said...

Loving the banner, very, very cute!
mhalford6 @aol. com

Dawn said...

I love this banner. One of my favorites. Thanks for the idea. that would be great to do. thanks I must do this .

matilda425 at gmail dot com.

Donna said...

Adorable banner. Love it!
djhu98@aol.com

Lisa said...

Michelle this is beautiful! I love the spiritual aspect you have added to it! It is so easy to forget that Jesus is the reason for the season!!

B-Jo said...

Beautiful, where do you live that your son does French immersion, that's awesome. I wish I could remember my French... Oh and I maintain if you don't get it on you, or especially with glitter get it everywhere, you didn't do it right!, LOL

Jess said...

Wow, I love the banner! Super cute :)

Marianne said...

I am a new follower of your blog, I found your blog through this hop. I love your banner! I have to say that your using the reason for the season with baby Jesus(Nativity scene cuts, the shepard, and animals is wonderful. I haven't seen another banner using this theme. Thank you so very much for sharing your project.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperfabric.blogspot.com

Terry said...

Im new follower of your blog i love your banner very cute with nativiys scene they are super cute thanks for the hop!

kkay214 said...

this is super cute. Thanks the chance and the ideas!1

kkay2140204@yahoo.com

~*Jen*~ said...

Your banner is wonderful!! Love the stars and the snowflakes! Thanks!

alaska.girl.24(at)hotmail(dot)com

Esmommy said...

very cute I love all your little details. TFS
Tracy
Now a follower
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Maria said...

Beautiful banner! Thanks for sharing it.

joeygirl86 said...

OMG this is adorable!! You did a great job..I love the baby Jesus! :)

GiGi said...

Cute banner - nice job. TFS your talent during the blog hop.

GiGi

gigiact2 at bellsouth dot net

HappyMom2010 said...

Wow! you REALLY took care of the details on this banner. What an awesome job you have done!. Once again (as I mentioned before on the previous blogs) I need to create my banners! Thanks for the inspiration...

Gina Lindsey
agsainz at gmail dot com

Carol said...

Beautiful! Love it, and truly detects the meaning of christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

Beautiful banner! I love the nativity cuts.

Kristin
ksully4597@aol.com

Michele said...

What a lovely banner!! You did a great job on it, and I love the star shape you chose for the background, too!!!

Hugs,
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysfandf at gmail dot com

Michele said...

I signed up as a new follower! :-)

Hugs,
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysfandf at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

such a pretty banner thanks for sharing I have found so many new blogs today doing this hop so thank you I am a new follower please come visit me too
Debbie
@http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Miss Giebel said...

Hi Michelle, I absolutely adore your nativity banner! I have a small collection of nativitys and I love your idea. I might have to create one of my own! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Denise said...

Just became a new follower. Very very nice.

dendearmas@aol.com

Theresa said...

I love your banner so much..great job

Moni said...

TFS, Very beautiful :)

Moni:)

My Crafting Time said...

Very cute banner. TFS

stacy @ mycraftingtime dot com

primpedinpaper said...

Hi. Beautiful banner! I love the cricut cuts and the white stitching looks great! Awesome job! -Nicole

Bevy48 said...

I love the star shape of your banner the first in the hop I have seen, TFS!! I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to see what you make next. blanphear @ yahoo dot com

4kids4 said...

Just adorable...my children would love this too. That Winter Frolic cart has some of the cutest images! TFS!

~Sharon C.

The Cropping Canuck said...

Great banner! So sweet!

lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...

very cute!!!

Lisa
lamerlisa@hotmail.com
www.lisakelly110803.blogspot.com

scrappymama said...

very nice! TFS!

sucor said...

I love your creative and original banner! I love the nativity theme, star shape and the stitching adds a lot. I'm glad you celebrate the "reason for the season".
sucor_2 at hotmail.com

scrappymama said...

I became a follower.

Miranda said...

Love your banner! TFS!

mlenclade@gmail.com

aremus said...

I love your banner!! TFS!!


amandaremus at gmail dot com

jayma15 said...

I know I'm too late, but I had to share that I think your banner is very elegant! I love it, and love the little nativity people on it!

spunkygirl61@hotmail.com

crazyaboutcricut said...

Fantastic!! TFS :o)

www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
crazyaboutcricut at hotmail dot com

Dawnica said...

This is adorable! Love it
www.dawnicakorner.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

I love your banner and how it reflects the true meaning of Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing: )

Michelle
mmmfamily@comcast.net

Jennifer said...

Hi Michelle,

I am a little late, but I just had to tell you how very much I like your cute banner!!! :)

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Mari AKA Momo said...

This is soooo beautiful and meaningful! This is just stunning!!! XOXO Momo

Wendy said...

Love the banner! I also love that I have the Winter Frolic cartridge and can make this!! Thanks!

Wendy C.
chloecsmom@gmail.com

Jenna said...

I might need that cart for the nativity cuts...