Monday, October 25, 2010

BBTB2 Banner & Blog Hop


Hello everyone, welcome to the monthly Bitten By the Bug 2 blog hop. You may have arrived here from our sweet Carole's blog, or you may have just dropped in to check out my monthly project. If you did not start at the beginning after you finish here you may want to go to BBTB2 and check out the fabulous banners made by my fantastic design team sisters!

This week's challenge cut was selected by our design team sister, the lovely Beth (Runs with Scraps). Beth asked the design team to use any of the banners on the banner feature from the Country Life cartridge. I do not have this particular cartridge but there are other several other banners on several other cartridges. I used two different banners from two different cartridges to create my HAPPY FALL banner.


The scalloped base banner was cut using Tie the Knot. The floral print banner with the rectangular topper is from Straight from the Nest. I added an additional triangle from George and Basic Shapes to create more interest. The maple leaf flourish decoration across the top of each section is from the seasonal Thanksgiving cartridge, as are the images on the first, last, and middle banners. I used the cornucopia, the turkey, and the corn for the image banners. I finished each section of the banner with the I-Rock and assorted gems.


Orange sheer ribbon was laced through the holes on each section of the banner. I then tied the ends of the ribbon to the iron sconces on my mantel. The orange was a perfect color in that it blends well with the cardstock colors and the leave garland on the mantel. I love decorating for fall and this fun banner added to the overall effect.


So did I mention a blog hop??? Did I tell you that with the blog hop comes BLOG CANDY? What? I forgot to mention that??? I have great blog candy for one lucky reader!!! I am giving away a $25 gift voucher from CUSTOM CROPS so one lucky person will get to do a bit of FREE shopping!!! All you have to do is leave a comment under this post. A random winner will be selected on Thursday of this week.

After you post your comment you will be continuing along on the blog hop. Your next stop is at our amazing Donna's fabulous blog. I cannot wait to see her awesome project; she inspires me every single week!!!

Thanks for coming by today. I will be back tomorrow with another new project.

66 comments:

  1. Susan what a wonderful way to celebrate, this is gorgeous. Hugs

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  2. That is a gorgeous banner. Just beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Linda in Stanwood

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  3. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  4. Such a fun banner, so much wonderful detail. TFS
    Jenny

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  5. This is gorgeous. I love the fall colors. TFS

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  6. After blog hopping around, SHEESH - so many awesome fall/halloween/thanksgiving banners! So many ideas it's overwhelming! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Your Fall themed mantle is absolutely gorgeous! I just love your banner! It is elegant, yet charming! Very nice!

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  8. Wow what a lovely banner. The pattern and colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Susan....this banner is simply wonderful. I love the theme, beautifully displayed too.
    Carole

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  10. This is gorgeous and the details are amazing!f

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  11. Your entire mantle looks great. Love the banner!

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  12. Love the banner!

    dmcarlisle09@gmaildotcom

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  13. This banner is amazing!!! So much details went into it, great job!!!
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

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  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your banner. My favorite time is Fall so this is wonderful and enabling since I have wanted the Thanksgiving cart so bad!

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  15. Love the fall banner. So many cuts! As always you've done a stellar job!

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  16. Lovely banner, great choice of font and you mantel looks divine.
    Kim xXx

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  17. Wow!! Susan this banner is gorgeous!!! You put alot of work and love into this one.
    Thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to win.

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  18. Your banner is BEAUTIFUL! What a great decoration for this time of year!

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  19. I love, love your Fall display. It is gorgeous.
    marionment@msn.com

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  20. Oh Susan this is lovely.....and you can keep it up until Thanksgiving....now that awesome.....thank you for the chance to win some candy......

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  21. Beautiful banner and mantle scape. Wow!

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  22. What a beautiful Banner, such detail!! And just in time for thanksgiving!! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    Rexann

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  23. I love your creativity! So much fun!

    botherjamie@gmail.com

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  24. Gorgeous banner. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. susan i always love your creations and this banner is beautiful thanks
    michele
    tishy34@hotmail.com

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  26. Love your banner - thanks for the chance to win.

    Donna Wilson
    www.dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

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  27. Super cute banner. It`s beautiful.

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  28. You've inspired me! I am hosting my husband's family for a Thanksgiving-themed brunch this year, and I think I've just found the perfect decoration for that day thanks to you! ;) Your banner is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

    Ashley
    scrappinpinkpiglet@gmail.com

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  29. Wow, what a wonderful banner!!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  30. Wow Susan so much work went into this...I love it love it love it!

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  31. WOW Susan! Your banner looks amazing! I Love fall and it's wonderful colors and you really brought out the colors on this banner! soooo Pretty! :o)

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  32. Oh susan this is absolutley stunning, I love that you utilised so many carts! So much beautiful detail! Love love love this!
    hugs
    Juliexx

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  33. How pretty!! Thanks for sharing!
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  34. That banner goes so well with your fall decorations. I love how you incorporated so many cartridges. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  35. Wow, beautiful banner! I just love that Thanksgiving cartridge and it goes really nicely with Speaking of Fall!

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  36. I love your banner I haven't tried a banner but I think I will do one for
    Thanksgiving. Thanks

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  37. It's really pretty! I love the colors and the ribbon.

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  38. What a beautiful banner, I love all the detail. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  39. I love this! Would never think to do one for Thanksgiving! Nicely done!
    Kamie

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  40. Wow Susan your amntle is just absolutely Beautiful! I made a banner using this cart last Thanksgiving with my Neice for our Holiday dinner last year. I had forgotten all about it till I seen yours, lol! I love all the pretty fall colors, all my favs!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  41. Love the banner!! Now I have ideas dancing in my head!!! lol

    ewokyoda at yahoo dot com

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  42. Wow... this banner is GORGEOUS! All the details make it so special...and it looks FANTASTIC on your fireplace too... I couldn't think of a better place for it to adorn! 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!

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  43. Hey Susan!!!

    How are you my super crafty friend??? I am actually in a Banner blog hop on Nov. 6th!!! I have NEVER made a banner before...your's is flippin AMAZING!!! So beautiful!!! I am going to also do the triangle banner design...one side is going to be Fall and the other side is going to be Christmas!!! Wish me luck =)

    hugs,
    Sarah

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  44. Beautiful banner! Love the gems!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  45. Beautiful banner Susan (and I love your fireplace!!!) TFS
    ~Terry~

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  46. i love that banner and i think it will be perfect for thanksgiving

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  47. Beautiful banner, I love all of the details!!

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  48. Beautiful banner Susan! I love fall decorating too. Looking forward to more banners on the blog hop!

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  49. Beautiful banner...love the fall colors...and the gems you added with the I-Rock are the perfect touch!! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Sharon C.

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  50. WOW, Susan! Amazing detail on this! It's just beautiful! xxD

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  51. Your banner is gorgeous. Love all your details.
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  52. i am so going to scraplift your gorgeous banner. Thanks SO much for the beautiful designs using the three banner shapes and the embellishing ideas!!!

    Love fall colors so much and this is perfect!

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  53. Oh gosh, that's a beautiful fall banner! Love that ribbon and the i-rock gems (especially on that turkey!). Thanks! Pam

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  54. WOW! What a beautiful banner and mantle! I love all the pretty details!

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  55. your banner is beautiful I am a new follower please come follow me Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

    Debbiewilson62@comcast.net

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  56. It was fun to visit your blog during the hop. Always fun to see what others are doing and get inspired.
    mdot kdot schmidt athotmail dotcom

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  57. I sure feel silly. I bought the CL cart just for the banner. So far, I've seen you guys work with 3 different carts with banners.

    This is so cute, Susan! I love the font.

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  58. Susan...
    Wowzer..This is beautiful..sorry it took me so long to post to one of my favorite people...heheheheh...I guess I saved the best for last...Have a beautiful week...Krista

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  59. Love you banner, your details are fabulous!

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  60. I just love your banner. I love all the cuts and touches you put on it. Stunning!

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  61. I like your banner and your mantle. I like that it is fall not Halloween or Thanksgiving. That way you can have it up longer!

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  62. I love how you bring your zany character out in your blog postings. I also love the sheer ribbon from the banner - gives the banner such a classy feel.

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  63. OOOHH AHHHHH, I just love your Banner, Its super gorgeous, and I love how you have decorated your Mantel....

    HUGS
    Penny

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