Hello friends! We are officially back now from DC, returned from a wonderful, inspiring, amazing, and rather exhausting 5 days away. I knew this trip would be a busy one. But even so, I still wasn’t prepared physically for the shear number of steps one must take in touring the city and surrounds. The shear magnitude of the steps, the never-ending steps, some in rain, and a few in heat…..And although I knew that this trip would be an emotional one for me, it’s still hard to truly imagine until you are actually there, standing in front of our nation’s capital, gazing upon the purest masterpieces of art, science, and technology ever made, trailing your hand upon the hundreds of names etched into the Vietnam Memorial wall. These things are emotional for me. I am overwhelmed, my friends. I’m tired. I am grateful. And I’m sure glad to be home. What an amazing journey it has been.
Now I just need to figure out how to download my trip photos from my phone! hahaha!
So although one busy week has come to an end, another one is just beginning. Pete and I have a two-day college orientation to attend later this week, and suddenly, I find myself right in the thick of CHA project time. Such an exciting time of year, but goodness……..busy, busy. And of course I have some fun things to share with you all this week here on the old blog, starting with a blog hop
today with May Arts, Xyron, AND Little Yellow Bicycle.
You all know by now that I am a sucker for little framed home decor projects, and I am super excited about this new frame I found recently for about a buck while out junk hunting with mom. The long, skinny shape seemed absolutely perfect for showcasing one of my favorite design elements, the banner. I simply removed the glass, painted the frame, strung the opening with adorable May Arts plaid ribbon, and had fun adding layers and details and goodies from Little Yellow Bicycle’s Vintage Summer collection.
Loving that happy picnic tablecloth background paper!
And I always love all the fun die cut shapes in the Paper Crafting Kits, used here to make the rounded buntings, the leaf accents, and the layered flowers. I added a few canvas 3-D stickers from the Fabric Favorites sheet, too.
For more details on today’s blog hop, pop over to the Little Yellow Bicycle blog
. There’s lots more projects to see, and of course there are some great prize giveaways from all three companies. Be sure to check back, as we’ll be hopping each day this week, with new projects and new giveaways every day, including some huge grand prize drawings on Friday. Good luck, my friends! And thanks SO much for stopping by today!
VS-109 Picnic Check/Navy Stars
VS-134 Journaling Cards – with embossing (10 pieces)
VS-305 Paper Crafting Kit (66 pieces)
VS-220 Fabric Favorites (8 pieces)
NA-TC20 Tiny Clothespins – Words
391 5/8″x30y SOLID / PLAID
KB 3/16″x100y – SOLID/CHECK
.SM 400y – String/Burlap
1/2″ (13mm) Double Sided Tape
3/16″ (5mm) Dots