DIY {New Year Banner}

Are you ready to welcome the new year?  As much as I truly enjoyed the holidays and want to savor those sweet memories forever, I know there are wonderful new memories to be made in the new year.  For instance, in January, I’m looking forward to meeting those of you who are going to Blissdom and my son will turn 1 (really, already?!) in March.  So, let’s kick off the new year with a little DIY banner! image image image  Here’s how I made it with my handy dandy Silhouette machine. imageimage Et Voila! image p.s. Did you spy the three books sitting politely at the corner of my desk?  They were a Christmas gift to me from one of my best girlfriends, Karen.  She really knew I would love these books and I do!   Thank GOD for GIRFRIENDS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ image ********** The deadline to enter the Silhouette Giveaway is Friday, December 31, 2010 at midnight central time.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, January 1, 2011.

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  1. December 31, 2010 / 2:54 am

    Love the banner! I am still waiting to see what our daughter's tournament schedule is. Hoping I might make it to Blissdom!

  2. Kendra {House of Ficek}
    December 31, 2010 / 2:08 am

    okay, I really need to get myself one of those handy dandy silhouettes! I bet your having a blast experimenting with everything you can do. I foresee some cute 1st birthday decorations in the future.

  3. Ashley Hasty
    December 31, 2010 / 2:11 am

    Sheesh! I have GOT to get one of those silhouette machines! They are just too cool for words!

    <3 Ashley

  4. April a.k.a. "A. Liz"
    December 31, 2010 / 2:16 am

    Boy those machines come in handy, don't they?!

    BTW, the fabric of your curtains … fan-TAS-tic!

  5. Natalie
    December 31, 2010 / 2:18 am

    Love it! and what a great friend, those books are fabulous! Happy New Years, my friend!! I too am in shock my little man is soon to be one in February. On my to do list is to order invites for his birthday party after New Years! Where did the past year go?

  6. Erin
    December 31, 2010 / 2:32 am

    So envious of your silhouette machine! I can't wait to see how you put it to use with your lil' man's bday coming up!

  7. Green Door Girl
    December 31, 2010 / 2:45 am

    I love the books – especially the middle one ๐Ÿ™‚
    I so need to get a Silhouette machine… fingers crossed I win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Chic Coastal Living
    December 31, 2010 / 2:45 am

    Fun banner! Way to kick off the new year! Wish I were going to Blissdom 2011! I would love to meet all my favoraite bloggers….oh well maybe next year!

  9. Michaela
    December 31, 2010 / 3:00 am

    So cute! Really makes me want a Silhouette! Hope I win your giveaway hehe (: I also really wish I was going to Blissdom…but school comes first ๐Ÿ™

  10. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    December 31, 2010 / 3:23 am

    Nicely done, friend!!! Great tutorial too. What is spray adhesive? I think I need that. What an exciting year with James turning one {wow!}. And I also spy a very adorable cup housing your markers. Super cute.

  11. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    December 31, 2010 / 4:06 am

    Look at you busting out your new machine!!! Looks so cute, and I spy an almost complete office!!

  12. Elizabeth {Pretty Smitten}
    December 31, 2010 / 4:40 am

    So cute! I need that machine! And love those books, what a great friend.

  13. December 31, 2010 / 3:56 pm

    The banner is so cute. Since I am new to blogging I am really Blessed that Blissdom is held in Nashville since that is where we live! We are really excited about going.I wasn't sure if they would have the Opryland Hotel ready in time but they do and they have made some awesome changes! It looks even more beautiful.

  14. December 31, 2010 / 7:11 pm

    Megan, Happy New Years to you and your family!! I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2011.

  15. Donna Williams
    December 31, 2010 / 7:47 pm

    I want one! I am in the process of updating my home and have so many ideas, thanks to your blog.

  16. JC's Loft
    December 31, 2010 / 2:24 pm

    Love this! How much time it save by having that awesome machine…just entered your giveaway! Fingers crossed : )

    Happy New Year!


  17. Ashly@Moon Walk
    December 31, 2010 / 3:03 pm

    I really need to get that machine! It can do amazing things!

  18. emily
    December 31, 2010 / 5:30 pm

    Those books are great! I am always on the look out for good books (and ones that also look pretty on display). And now I want a Silhouette even more after seeing your fun project! Happy New Year!

  19. Colleen
    December 31, 2010 / 8:46 pm

    I love this! I didn't realize it did these things too. I could so use it for making a banner for my boy's 2nd birthday.

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve!!1

  20. Lili
    January 1, 2011 / 1:59 pm

    Happy new year!!!! More love and laughter for 2011!!!

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