Monday, October 25, 2010

Autumn Banner Idea for your Home

Hello Everyone, here today sunning myself on the beautiful Island Of Antigua which is in the middle of the Carribean. I am so excited to share a very fun set of "HARVEST BUTTONS" that Kristy (the owner of Buttons & Bows) has cooked up with her very own hands. I was very inspired by these little gems of yumminess and ended up creating a wonderful
which I have on display across our Mantle

Now my husband is my biggest cheerleader and the greatest Craft Supporter a girl could ever want. His comment regarding my banner will warm my heart for years to come. Upon walking into the room he said "WOW, I think that is the most beautiful thing that you have ever created"

Imagine the HORROR I felt upon standing back to admire my handiwork only to discover that I

*** A*U*T*U*M*N ***

GASPPPPPPPPPPP,,,,,,,, I worked so hard putting this together that I have decided to love the fact that I misspelled it and will leave it just to see how many guests in our home Point it out. LOL, Forever more this shall be a funny novelty.

Close up of the Pumpkin & Flower Buttons that adorn the both ends of my banner. Notice that I stacked them on top of a larger button before stitching them in the center of my Homemade, Shabby Rag Ribbons.

Below is a SNEAK PEEK
at an upcoming project I created using another of the buttons that comes in this set of

Click on button photo to shop our ETSY STORE

Challenges I used:
The Pink Elephant: Color Challenge - Brown & Orange
ABC Challenge Blog: Z = Zig Zag (I zig zag stitched)
Stampin for the Weekend: Halloween or Autumn
Speedy the Cat's Friends: Die Cuts or Punches
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Anything but a Card
Totally Gorjuss: Sparkle


Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is so gorgeous Justine I love it misspelled and all!!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Total gorgeousness! I just love your wonderful banner. And I just love the buttons! Missing letter, no problem... just embroider one into your design!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a sensational creation, Justine, missing letter and all!!

Thank you so much for sharing this exquisite design with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's die cut/punch challenge!!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Justine, this is absolutely GORGOEUS!!! I don't think it matters what it spells...its pure eye candy babe!

Never heard what your daughter thought of her b'day cards...was she surprised?

have a fabby week!
hugs & blessings!

Virgo5 said...

Ahhh what a great Hubby you have, and your banner is beautiful!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Val said...

Wow - this is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Cindy Haffner said...


Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Sa-WEET!! I adore this and wish that it was hanging on my mantel. The colors are amazing, and who gives a rip that you misspelled AUTUMN! LOL Just chalk it up to too much vino! LOL

shaz earl said...

Fabulous banner what a great idea thanks for taking part in this weeks Alphabet challenge x

Erin Smetak said...

Hahahahaha, that is so funny that you spelled it wrong! It just goes to show that you were so wrapped up in creating this masterpiece, it just slipped your mind! I still love it!!! That gives me an idea that maybe I could make something like that for my own house!

And just keep rubbing it in about your vacation! That's ok! Make us all jealous!!! ;D

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Aaahhh, I need a vacation too RIGHT NOW!!! So happy to hear you had a wonderful,relaxing time on yours!

Your banner is fabulous - love all the extra vintage touches! Would love to do something like that, but no time this year - maybe next year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation!


Joanne Travis said...

Love your banner! What a lot of work and so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends on our special anniversary week!

Cheryl Walker said...

heheheehe, I noticed that too, but I still think your banner is BEAUTIFUL and I too would leave it up as well! Ive never made one of these, did it take long to make ? Looks beautiful Justine, you did a wonderful job on this, and I LOVE those buttons, OMGOshe they are darling!!!! She does a fabulous job making these! Will have to add these to my wishlist :) heheheeh

Have a nice day sweetie, and I LOVE your Banner!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job on your banner - however, when I read you re ON THE BEACH in Caribbean - well I would much rather be there than here on your blog commenting!!! LOL Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Joni Parker said...

wowzers!!! that banner is gorgeous!! I love the rag bows & your paper flowers!! tahnks for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge!!

Kat said...

Love your banner, what a great idea. Lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Lorraine said...


~*Joni said...

I love love love love this banner Justine! It's so pretty, your details are incredible, Kristy's buttons just enhance this beautiful pendant art. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant! hugs B&B DT!!
~*Joni TPE DT