Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Lead the parade with our banners" and Simply Sunday Challenge @ Getting Cricky with K Andrew

Hi everyone!

It's my first assignment with the Getting Cricky with K Andrew Design Team.  I'm so excited!!!!  This week's challenge is to create something with a pennant or banner. 

Psalm 20:5 says "When you win, we plan to raise the roof and lead the parade with our banners. May all your wishes come true!"  (taken from The Message a paraphrase of the Bible)

God did something amazing in our lives a couple of months ago and when it happened all I wanted to do was "raise the roof" and a banner to give God glory.  It was something only He could do!  On top of that, the timing was incredible.  Our life has been very difficult the last few months and so for God to send this ray of Sonshine was glorious!  Things are getting better day by day and I must remember that God's banner over me is love and I must continue to celebrate and raise up a banner!

Now for my project:

This was easy for me because I am currently working with a young lady from my former church who is graduating from high school.  I am known by my church friends as the "go to person" when it comes to scrapbooking, cardmaking, etc.  Anyway, my young friend asked me if I would help her make some trifold displays for her graduation party.  Of course I said "YES!"  It blesses me when I can be a blessing to someone else with the talents the Lord has given me even if I don't consider myself talented :) 

I had all these elaborate plans for her display (mini albums, layouts, embossing, you name it) until she showed up with her pictures, LOTS of pictures; three trifolds full of pictures!  Since it is "her "graduation party display I guess I should let her make all the decisions concerning her displays.  Imagine that!  LOL! I keep telling her mom that :)  She cropped and laid out her pictures and I squeezed in some embellishments.  Pennants was the way to go with a few rosettes here an there. 

trifold of her friends
Cricut cartridge used for this trifold:
Cricut Birthday Bash

paper rosettes
Cricut cartridges used: for this trifold:
Cricut Gypsy Font
Cricut Gypsy Wanderings

trifold of her family (this was the first one I made)

We have one more display to finish. That one is titled "Through the years"  I will probably make a banner across the top since there will be quite a few pictures for that one too!  This girl knows how to raise a banner to her friends and family! Congrats Mariah!

Sctotch Dot Adhesive
Printed Cardstock: g.c.d. studios Eye Candy (isn't that a fun name?)
(This paperpack was purchased at Big Lots. $5 for 24 double sided textured cardstock)
Solid cardstock is from my stash of paper that I have accumulated through the years.
Brown ribbon from Michaels
Hemp cord from Big Lots
Background paper on "Friends" display is wrapping paper I picked up at Michaels.
It matched perfectly but a pain to cover the board. did I do for my first assignment? Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to stop by Getting Cricky with K Andrew's blog to take part in the challenge and to see more creations by the design team. Also, "raise the roof" and your banners!!!

TTFN, Scrappymama Elaine


  1. Great Banners, I love them both. The colors that you used look very nice. Welcome to the DT.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  2. Very, very nice. They came together well, and you did great on your first assignment. Hehehe
    Brenda Getting Cricky DTM-Coordinator

  3. Great banners and the I love the addition of the rosettes. Lucky you to get to Big Lots for the paper...I never made it.
    Beautiful job!

  4. I just love both of the banners for family and friends. they look great with all the photos. A job well done!!!
    Getting Cricky Guest Designer

  5. I went to my Niece's graduation party today. These would have been fabulous on her photo boards- no craftiness going on at that party (it was still fun though).
    Great Job!!

    JulieK- Getting Cricky DTM

  6. You have done a wonderful job! I love the color choices, esp. on that first banner. Very grown up colors yet still cute for a graduation party! I love that others seek you out for your talent :)

    Rebecca- Getting Cricky DTM

  7. You did amazing my sweet cricky friend! I absolutely LOVE your message today and verse--it spoke to my heart--you have an amazing spirit!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

  8. So super cute! LOVE all the banners you made!

  9. How adorable. It is so great that you can use your creative talent to help bless others. It is always a glorious thing when someone can bless others lives.

  10. Not only are your banners AWESOME, but this is a WONDERFUL project -- Such a fantastic way to display family and friends at the graduation event!! :) I really LOVE this idea (and might have to 'borrow' it for my baby's grad party too!!). What a sweet pleasure to be on the DT with you, Elaine -- May the Son continue to shine brightly on and through you!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew this week!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM

  11. I love your banners!! And your displays are just wonderful! Such a fun way to show off your pictures :) You did a fantastic job!

    Getting Cricky DTM

  12. Great way to display the grad photo's.....doing a baby shower and making a "baby" banner.....

  13. I love your projects. The displays are awesome. I tend to get overwhelmed with a lot of photos. You have now given ,e inspiration to tackle something like this. Thanks for sharing.