(vintage: seam binding; patterned paper: american crafts; wooden alphas: pink paislee; lg butterfly die: quickutz; butterfly punches: martha stewart; border punch: blue hills studio; pearls: kaiser; flowers and brads: making memories; ink: colorbox; white paint pen: sharpie; adhesives: staples brand glue tape runner, glue dots, hot glue, sewing machine)
the very sweet and appealing miss charli is the first grandchild of our dear friends kim and dave. to me it seems like only fifteen minutes ago since her daddy was this age, but this afternoon we celebrated her first birthday as well as her auntie's engagement, so clearly i am behind the times. this is what happens when you are old enough to be a "great aunt" i guess, lol! :) :) :)
here are some closeups in which you can see the details of the banner a bit better.
due to time constraints i went with the one set of papers, one type of embellishment (butterflies), one kind of flower; and i tied everything together with white to make it look fresh and young and cute!
i am only just BARELY squeaking in under the wire at a fun new challenge site devised by my lovely SOS colleague miss carla; this one is called anything but a card... care to guess what kind of projects they are looking for over there?!
this fortnight the theme was "anything goes" and the deadline is midnight, so you'll really have to hustle, but the new one will begin in the morning, and then you'll have two whole weeks to plot and plane!
i'm also jumping in on city crafter's absolutely awesome polka dot palooza challenge this week, though i confess this is actually NOT the project i had in mind for that, and i'm still hoping to sneak in another before monday night, fingers crossed!
happy weekend, darlings!