Thursday, January 20, 2011

**LOVE** is in the air - Literally!


(Inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room--The stacked/layered plates inspired my project below)


I am thinking that I should start off with an explanation as to why I have been slacking more than normal??

In December I had my very first Mammogram a week later I had my second Mammogram. To make a long, emotionally draining story short, I am recovering from an invasive Biopsy surgery where a large mass of Micro-Calcifications were completely removed. I believe the Surgeon, Radiologist and Mammography Nurses were just as surprised as I to learn that my Pathology report was COMPLETELY BENIGN!!!!!!!!

I am recovering and ready to whip my rear back into gear

I am so in "L O V E" with creating these Banners and think I might need one for ALL Occassions throughout the year.

Close up showing some details on each Triangle
I start out by painting my chipboard letters. Once the paint is dry, I coat them with glue and add liberal amounts of glitter

Close up of my stitching and how I finished the corners
I used the Martha Stewart " Doily Heart " punch(only $14.39 at ABC Toys & Crafts)
I punched straight lines of the hearts for all three sides and then simply added a single heart to the top two corners. (I think I might need to also add a single heart to the bottom point?)

This photo shows the dimension in how I layered:
Doily Hearts, White Glittery Cardstock, White heart doily, Chipboard letter

CHALLENGES I USED:
The Shabby Tea Room: White & Bright (idea is to use white with only one other color...The lemon photo is from their site to be used as inspiration)
Marks Finest Papers: Use Hearts on your project
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Love is in the air (literally my LOVE is in the air)
Paper Playtime: Use the word "LOVE" on your project
Pile It On: Anything Goes

17 comments:

Markie's Mom said...

So happy your news was FABULOUS!!!!

Beautiful job on the banner!!!

Michelle said...

So glad you had good news!!!
This banner is soooo pretty! I love the heart border punch and the pretty bows!!! Love it!

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh Justine, so happy to hear you received such good news!!! Bless the Good Lord!! Glad to see you back and being creative!! I LOVE your banner Fabulous and so meaningful!!

Hugs!!!!

Debbie said...

So happy to hear you are on the mend ... how scary!

Your banner is GOR-JUS!!! I'm totally in {love} with banners at present and this one is beautiful! I love the pink and glitter -- yum! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

cbuswell said...

so pretty, thanks for playing along this week at the Shabby Tea Room!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What awesome news you received! Your banner is a good way to celebrate! Beautiful creation! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends and Stampin B's~

Nikki Schmaltz said...

What a scare. I'm so happy you are ok. How emotionally draining that must have been for everyone. I "love" you banner. Take care of yourself sweet friend. HUGS!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i am so sorry you were "ill" but sooooo glad the news is good! woooo hooo! and you were definitely missed.

what an absolutely gorgeous banner! but then, everything you do is gorgeous - just like you.

thank you so much for your lovely comment and a big hug for posting the flyer!

luv u for sure!

Cecelia said...

Hello Justine! It is so good to have you back and It is wonderful new to hear the good news!
Love the banner! Valentines Day has never really been good to me so I have a hard time decorating but I love this;0) Take care dear friend!

Hugs
Cecelia B

Pat (mspfd) said...

I was getting worried girl! I knew something must have been going on, but not sure what. I am thrilled that the test results were normal and you are healthy!!! You must be so relieved!

It is soooo great to have you back. And, of course, your very first project is phenomenal AND gorgeous! You are amazing! Can't wait to see what other goodies you have up your sleeve!

Welcome back, my friend!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh Justine - not only is this banner rockin', but it's a banner of celebration. I'm so happy to hear of your blessing; having a good report on your biopsy is real cause to celebrate. Hugs to you as you further recover.

Thanks for sharing your project and a little peek into your life!

Mina said...

Justine I have been there got the tshirt too...Im so pleased everything worked out for you and Im sure your wonderful family are so relieved...dont worry about a card my present is your fit and well
Mina xxx

mum of two said...

What a fabulous banner! I think it's "love"ly. And how amazing is your news? I am so happy you are recovering! The little details on your banner are amazing! The stitching gives it such a polished look. Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime :)

michelle
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

Yolanda said...

So happy you will recover!!!
Love this banner and yes, you should add a single heart to the bottom point, that would make it complete :).
Hugs Yolanda

Cheryl said...

Your banner is gorgeous.

Sorry to hear you had to go through all that stress but happy it turned out well. Take care!

Scrappy said...

So happy to read your good news! Woohoo girl! SO happy for you!

As for your project - well of course it is fantastic! Love the doilies and sewing, and your attention to detail - using heart brads to string it- superb!

Thanks so much for sharing your talent and creativity with us at PIO! We hope too see you again here soon! Smiles! :) Scrappy

Laura - Layers of Color said...

"LOVE" your banner, Justine!
What a HUGE and wonderful relief to get such good news during such a difficult experience! Praise the Lord!