Saturday, December 22, 2012

Owl Be Home For Christmas Blog Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Owl Be Home For Christmas Blog Hop!

After taking a brief break from blogging, it is wonderful to be back and what a wonderful way to come back by joining my sweet friend Heather for her hop!

Owl Be Home For Christmas Blog Hop
We are so happy you are here! Please be sure to start at the beginning at Heather Lynn's blog   http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com/ so you don't miss out on a thing!  We have all made some super cute owl themed projects to share with you today! You will not only get some inspiration~ but you could win prizes, too! Heather Lynn is offering one hopper a really fun prize. You must FOLLOW and COMMENT at all of the stops to have a chance to win the Grand Prize! There will be lots of other candy offered along the way! Please take your time and visit all of the blogs! You have all weekend to do so. Please be sure to let us know at the last stop (at Pinque Peacock) that you followed the rules to be included in the random drawing for the Grand Prize!

I also have some Blog Candy for one lucky hopper this weekend!
I'll be giving away this cute Inkadinkadoo Clear Stamp set
called Patterned Birds and Bugs by random drawing to one person is is a follower of
my blog and leaves a comment!



Now, On to my Project!
I created a Banner of Owls all ready for winter! These Cute Owls are hanging on the  bathroom mirror in my daughter's bathroom to welcome her home from college.
I always do something to welcome her home, usually something on her bedroom door.
The banner turned out to be too large for that, so I hung it on her mirror! I apologize, it is not easy to photograph things on mirrors without getting in the picture yourself!
To create my banner, I used MANY Cricut Cartridges. 
I started by looking through all my cartridges to see how many different owls I could find and picked out my favorites!
I ended up using Storybook, Winter Frolic and Create A Critter 2 (TWO DIFFERENT OWLS FROM CAC2!!) for the owls.
My daughter's room is decorated in a green, orange and brown, so I selected colors that would blend in with her decor.
Let me "introduce" you to each owl as they were prior to adding to my banner:
(click on any image for a larger view)


"Scarfee Owl"       and                         "Party Owl"         
"Emmanuel Owl"

"Lovey Owl" and "Santa Owl"

You can see, some are embossed, some have pom pom's on their hats, some have foam layering tape.

I then used the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge to create the two layers of my banner. This banner can be found on page
62 of the cartridge handbook.
Foam layering tape seperates the layers and adds dimension.


I felt the owls needed a little something to let them stand out from the banner background, so I cut a decorative piece from the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge (page 45)
I layered that behind each owl.





Using gold ribbon, I threaded the ribbon through the holes in the banner and hung it up!
I apologize for the cluttered background - but you see what is reflected in the mirror as well as the banner!







You can see my cat Oliver had to be my assistant when I hung up the banner! He's eager for my daughter to get home too!




Now my banner is all ready to Welcome home my Daughter from school- and I am so excited to see her!

She'll only have ONE MORE Semester at school and then she will
GRADUATE!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Please head to my very talented friend

Jenn to see what amazing projects she has created!

Here is the wonderful line up we have for you this weekend!




















Thanks so much for joining us!! We really appreciate each and everyone of you!



65 comments:

Sharla said...

This is super cute! I love all the different owls, such a cute banner!

Scrapbook Joe said...

What a cute banner and I love the owls its a cute idea! I just love it!!

Im happy to be in the hop with you!

Joe
www.scrapbookjoeblog.blogspot.com

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your banner is so adorable! She will love it!
bbiswabic@new.rr.com

Lisa said...

This is so awesome!! All of those owl are absolutely adorable!! What a fabulous banner!! And your banner-hanging assistant is so cute!! Happy holidays and I'm happy to be hopping with you :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Heather Lynn said...

AWWWWW~ Teresa, I love that owl banner! That's so sweet of you to make that to welcome home your daughter! I love how you used all different owls and love that die cut background you added! Your banner is adorable! Thank you so very much for being in my hop today! I love you bunches and hope you have a great day!

Hugs,
HL
P.S. Oliver is pretty cute, too!! :)

cema1cema said...

Teresa this is beautiful! I love it!
Christina

mamawcindy said...

I have been wanting to make an Owl Banner for my Craft Room and I LOVE yours!!! So Cute! Your Daughter is going to Love It! I also wanted to let you know that I have a Kitten named Oliver. Thanks for Sharing, I'm a Follower and Merry Christmas!
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

What a fantastically cute idea! It turned out great - I love all of the layers. Oliver is a cutie, too!

Robin said...

I love, love, love your banner!!!

Robin
http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

jessica said...

What a super adorable banner!! LOVE all the CUTE CUTE Owls!!!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful project! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Marianne said...

i love your banner. You are so talented. Thanks for being a part of this hop...i am a new follower.

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

ScrapYourWorld said...

Oh I know your daughter is going to love it!! I'm not looking forward to my daughter going to college next year. I'm going to miss her so much. Your a sweet mom for putting so much time into letting your daughter know how special the time home is to you!!
Paula Driver
faithful2god_2000@yahoo.com

created by ~donnaK said...

I love the colors you used for your banner. I think this is a super cute idea to welcome any guest... I've got to start using my cricut more! Thanks for sharing your creativity... Merry Christmas!

Diane said...

Cute~cute banner...bet your daughter loved it...and I have a cat just like yours!! Have a Merry Christmas!!

Jenn said...

Teresa, your banner is ADORABLE!!
So happy to be hopping with you and Merry Christmas!!

~Jenn~

Tina H said...

Very cute banner! It is so sweet I'm sure your daughter is going to love it:)

PJ said...

Lovey owl is my favorite; will have to use him for Valentine's Day! Thank you for the ideas!

silvia said...

LOVE the banner!! What a fun way to welcome home your daughter!! It looks like Oliver did a great job assisting :)

Marcia said...

Wonderful banner and great prize pack! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win! I am already a faithful follower!

mb6464@hotmail.com
marciasmemories.blogspot.com

Liz Lumsden said...

Such hard work, but your banner is great. I am sure your daughter will appreciate it!

Maria said...

Very cute

Craftin Desert Divas said...

That banner is so cute!! Happy to be on the hop with you. Have a Merry Christmas Teresa!!

Tara

Gaylynn said...

Bet she loved her owl banner, all embellished with fun detail. New follower.
http:// blog.NeatThings-Boutique .com
contact@ NeatThings-Boutique dot com

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Teresa your banner is amazing too cute. I think It's sweet that you make something for ur daughter when she comes home. I bet she loves it. Hope you and ur family has a Merry Christmas.

Lisa Ch

Mary Montecalvo said...

Welcome back Teresa! I am sure your daughter will love this banner as much as I do, lol. As usual, you did an amazing job. I wish you a very Merry Christmas my cyber friend, lol. Mary M
http://Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

Teresa that is an adorable banner! I love it! I have been really into banners lately and was going to make one for my hutch for Christmas but that is a project I just did not get to...too many projects not enough time!

Rhonda R. said...

ADORABLE.... and best wishes to your daughter on her upcoming graduation... love the cool idea of your project :))
Rhonda R.
rrandrr@insightbb.com

Kris Dietz said...

Great banner -- I'm sure your daughter will love it. Love all the different owls. Oliver is awesome too!!

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Ladybug said...

Teresa, that is just adorable. What a wonderful way to welcome your DD home. I'm sure she'll love it! How could she not??!! TFS! :-)

Janet's Planet said...

WOW! Love the banner! She will too! such a great way to welcome her home. Merry Christmas Janet Royer

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the wonderful Owl banner. My daughter is a junior in college & likes Owls. I have the wonderful stamp set you are offering. Merry Christmas!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Karons Krafty Korner said...

WOW - what a fabulous banner - the owls are all so cute and like that you used so many different carts. New follower:-) And have a very Merry Christmas.

CraftyRia said...

Your projects are great! I love the owls!

A Casa di Ale said...

Ciao Teresa bellissimi i tuoi gufi......spero che l'Italia possa partecipare

MzLavr2 said...

Love all your owls and your kitty!
Thanks for letting me know about the hop!
<3 Pam
MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

Elisabet said...

That banner is just too cute! I am so kicking myself for selling my cricut machine at my garage sale last year... what was I thinking? *sigh* Thanks for sharing these cute little guys...and Oliver of course!
Enjoy your time with your daughter!
Hugs and Happy Christmas,
Beth P

Sonia said...

Wowwwww Teresa, fabulous bunner with many cute owls:) Very creative project:)
Beautiful blog hop and Thanks a lot for the chance to win gorgeous stamps:)
Hugs,
Sonia

jennyplace2 said...

Totally cute! What a fun project just in time for Christmas and your daughters home coming. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. TFS and for the chance to win the blog candy. I am a new follower and would love for you to do the same.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

VanessaB said...

what a super fun and cute owl banner :)

Nikki said...

What a cute banner love all the different owls on it :) have a Merry Christmas hugs Nikki

Nadja said...

Oh Teresa these owls are too cute!!!! They are so colorful and detailed. Love it all. You put a lot of work into this project and it is fabulous. Hope you and your family will have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

Nadja

Lorrie Jonas' creations said...

Love the owl Banner and I am your newest flower.

Crafting on Caffeine said...

loving the banner.

Karenladd said...

what a fun banner, your daughter is going to LOVE it! Super cute owls...and love your cat too! I'm a new follower!

norma g said...

Hi Teresa, welcome back! This is such a fun project, I how all of the owls are different. I'm sure your daughter is gonna love it cuz it's super cute :D

Jessica S said...

Sweet HoHon, this Owl Banner is darling. I love that each owl is different, but really adore all their names. Scarfee is my favorite...LOL! I am so happy to hear your sweet little girl, who isn't so little anymore, will be home soon. Congrats to her on Graduating soon and Congrats to you on a Job Well Done, Mom! Lots of love!!!
:O)

Sugarlips said...

The banner is fabulous. I bet she will love it. Plus your kitty is cute! I became an email follower.

Gail said...

Nice job on your banners and what a lovely surprise for your daughter - congratulations on one more semester to graduate too! That is just wonderful - thanks for the hop and have a great day! I am a follower - would love your blog candy too! http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

SHartl said...

I just love your banner! I've been working on a few banners myself this year and they're such a fun decoration. The owls are adorable!

scrappinC said...

Beautiful banner. What a fabulous surprise for your daughter.
TFS!
Cindy Lou

KAT said...

very cute. i used one of these owls to make standing banners for graduations this year...so darned cute.

Creative M said...

WOW!!A fabulous & fun project!
Merry Christmas
Migdalia

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Love your owl banner!! I'm a new follower too!!
Angela
chewiescrappin@hotmail.com
http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

Lori Comeau said...

Supercute banner.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

ScrappinAnn said...

I love your banner! What a great thing to welcome home your daughter! Glad I hopped!

Tammie Lien said...

What a sweet banner and love owls..Merry Christmas and enjoy being with your daughter:)

Lori Apgar said...

Cute kitty!!! What a great helper!! Your banner is pretty cute too!! Not an owl fan myself but your banner is super cute!!

New follower :)

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Awesome banner. Love that you used different owls. Happy to be on the hop with you. Merry Christmas & Have a Happy New Year to you and yours. AJ-

Angie said...

Your banner is adorable, your daughter will love it!

scrappin2babygirls said...

such an adorable banner thanks for sharing and the chance to win.. im a follower.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Anita said...

This is the most darling banner I have ever seen .Merry Christmas---I am a new follower.
Anita

Michele from MS said...

What a lovely way to welcome her home! The owls are so adorable and I love the accent piece behind each one. Love the pic of Oliver too! So cute!

Maria said...

Super cute owl banner! TFS

jordanbev5 said...

Such a thoughtful way to greet her! Love that you ussed different owls!! Love it!

Kathy Salido said...

Great banner Teresa!! I have really missed seeing your projects. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!!

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