Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Personalized Banner

Looking for a creative personalized gift idea?? Today I have a darling banner I made for a young birthday girl.

Pink Banner for Girl

 A friend asked me to come up with a cute girly banner. Off to Paper Daisies I went to pick up some PINK paper!! Oh boy!! Pun intended.....

Pink Banner for Girl

Pink Banner for Girl

Pink flower ribbon, pinwheels, glitter and pearls make for a very girly banner

Pink Banner for Girl

Pink Banner for Girl

I used a border punch to make some fold over tabs for each pendant. I then slipped a dowel through the tabs. I had already painted the dowel white. I tied a piece of twine to the dowel to hang the banner with.

Pink Banner for Girl

Pink Banner for Girl

I ended up adding two more white bows to both ends of the dowel. I somehow forgot to take a picture of the banner with all the bows....?????? Oh well I will blame it on my advancing age!!!

Pink Banner for Girl

I hope the birthday girl likes her banner!! I think the banner and the framed ballerina in the photo below will make a nice gift for a sweet girl!

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day! Lori

Pink Banner for Girl

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pink Ballerina

Do you need a unique pink girly girl gift? I have a solution for you
Pink Tulle
 A friend asked me to come up with gift idea for a five year old girl, something pink and ballerina-ish.
 I choose this ballerina die cut from Silhouette. I cut three ballerinas. I glued them together, one on top of the other, to make a thicker ballerina. It adds a bit of dimension.
 Next I gathered some pink tulle for the skirt. I attached the tulle with a dot of glue from the glue gun. I love the 3-D look of the skirt. It is all about the texture! I added a punch border to the right side of the frame.
Pink Tulle Tutu
Below is a picture of the banner I made to go with the ballerina. I will be adding a post about the banner later, please check back.
So if you are in need of a girly girl gift, I hope this inspires you. As the mom of two (grown) boys, I love a "girl" project. Thank you for asking Leta, you know I enjoyed making this!!!

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day! Lori

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Pink Roses

There is an empty house in our neighborhood.
And I am not really happy about it.
Because I miss my neighbor that planted these pink roses....
at what is now the empty house in our neighborhood.
So I cut a bouquet to bring inside.
I guess you could say a good neighbor is a thing of beauty,
and a joy forever!
We are so thankful for ALL of our wonderful neighbors!!

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day, Lori

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A Stroll Thru Life

Monday, June 10, 2013

Window Box Geraniums

Do you have a favorite window box flower? If your answer is Geraniums it's your lucky day!
My dear friend Paula has several window boxes that are works of art.
Paula says they are "work" so maybe they are a labor of love?

The Creeping Jenny is just getting started, by the end of summer it will be brushing the ground.
This table set above and below is just one of many in Paula's backyard. I love how it is aging.
I love the heart detail on the back of the chair.
Rusted  Metal Chair
What a great idea Paula had to add the solar lights to her window boxes.
Solar Lights

Solar Lights
I have loved and envied Paula's beautiful window boxes for years. Last year my sweet hubby built me two window boxes of my own!! Below are some photos of my backyard window box at the end of last summer.
The inside view of the geraniums looked just as beautiful as the outside view did.
The Creeping Jenny thrived, as did the geraniums.

This year I went with a petunia theme for my window box, check back later this summer for photos.
 I hope you enjoyed the Geranium window box tour. Thank you to Paula for again letting me showcase her charming yard. All the love and creativity Paula pours into her home inspires me to no end!!  I hope it inspires you too!
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day, Lori

Click on the links below to view other posts I have done featuring Paula's home