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:

CelticWoman said...

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

Linda said...

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

Cathie w said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

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jennyplace2 said...

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

Bobbi said...

This is gorgeous. I love the fall colors. TFS

Jess said...

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

Jessica Wekenman said...

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

Melissa M said...

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

Crayola58 said...

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

Lesley from WI said...

This is gorgeous and the details are amazing!f

jan farnworth said...

your banner is super cute.

TAMIwB1234 said...

Your entire mantle looks great. Love the banner!

Dana said...

Love the banner!

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Brigitte said...

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

littlen said...

Beautiful banner. TFS.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

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!

Debra said...

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

Kim. said...

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

Maureen Reiss said...

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.

GiGi said...

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

Marionment said...

I love, love your Fall display. It is gorgeous.
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Heather said...

Beautiful!!

Gloria Westerman said...

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......

alwayscharlie said...

Beautiful banner and mantle scape. Wow!

craftaholic said...

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

Jamie said...

I love your creativity! So much fun!

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Vicki said...

Gorgeous banner. Thanks for sharing.

tishy34 said...

susan i always love your creations and this banner is beautiful thanks
michele
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Donna said...

Love your banner - thanks for the chance to win.

Donna Wilson
www.dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

Indira said...

Super cute banner. It`s beautiful.

Ashley said...

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

Tanya said...

Wow, what a wonderful banner!!

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Julia Moss said...

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

Scrapper69 said...

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)

~JulieH~ said...

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

Darlene said...

How pretty!! Thanks for sharing!
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VeronicaA said...

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

ldybg93 said...

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

Sylvia said...

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

Lynn B. said...

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

shari said...

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

Kamiehoo said...

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

**Treefrog** said...

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

Yvette said...

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

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Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

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!

Live Love and Scrap said...

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

stefeni said...

Beautiful banner! Love the gems!

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iluvmybugs said...

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

grambojoan said...

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

Margie said...

Beautiful banner, I love all of the details!!

Tammy said...

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

4kids4 said...

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

~Sharon C.

DonnaMundinger said...

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

Stephanie said...

Your banner is gorgeous. Love all your details.
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Gramjak said...

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!

pcrusberg said...

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

Latinacreativa said...

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

Debbie said...

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

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mary said...

It was fun to visit your blog during the hop. Always fun to see what others are doing and get inspired.
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Heather said...

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.

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

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

Karen Pinsonat said...

Love you banner, your details are fabulous!

Cher~ said...

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

RAP said...

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!

Trena said...

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.

Penniannie said...

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

HUGS
Penny