Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to the Crazy About Cricut Thankful Thursday challenge!! The challenge this week was to honor someone special with a display, like a banner, wall hanging, home decor, or album. Seeing how Memorial Day is just around the corner, I wanted to honor all the wonderful & dedicated servicemen and women we have in our country. They sacrifice so much for our safety and freedom, I just felt that I needed to do something to recognize that. My brother in law is one of the men in Baghdad helping with their rebuilding efforts, so I hope this honors him in some small way.

I liked the idea of subway art home decor for Memorial Day/4th of July, so I decided to make my own! I just used some different fonts in Publisher and arranged them as well as I could. I printed it out on vellum and then used patterned paper with flags on it for my background. My kiddos even learned to crackle with this project! We took a $3 Walmart frame and it turned out pretty well for their first attempt :)

We had to add some stickers to make the frame a little more colorful, of course! My son helped me pick these K & Company Americana collection 3D stickers and we arranged them on the corners.
Don't forget to head over to Crazy About Cricut and check out all the awesome Design Team projects and enter your family's project! You can enter to win an AMAZING prize pack from Post-It!! Have a great day!

Additional Challenges:
The Paper Variety - use stars
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - anything goes

8 comments:

Rock Girl Designs said...

So simple, yet it has so much impact! Wonderful idea!

Keep rocking your craft!
Rock Girl
Bobbi
http://rockgirlcustom designs.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

This is a super frame and how much fun that you little one helped out.I really like what you did here. this would also qualify for the Paper Variety.
So sweet what you said on my blog I feel the same way. I love our DTer's

Tanya said...

I TOTALLY LOVE LOVE this!! Such a great idea and would make a great gift!! I love the embellies you added!!!
Hugs,
Tanya

girlia said...

very nice

XXOO AMY said...

great idea! love subway art! thanks for sharing with us at TPV!

mindy gallagher said...

Very cool! Thanks for playing with us this week at TPV!!!

owlbescrappin said...

Really cool idea. Love it

Paula

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is such an awesome project! I love the frame! Your son did a great job picking out embellishments!