Friday, February 1, 2013

February PWP DT Blog Hop!!

Happy Friday & WELCOME to the February Paper Wing Production's Design Team Blog Hop!

If you've arrived here from Dana's Blog, then you're in the right place but if you just happened to stumbled onto the hop, please start HERE.

This month we’ve whipped up some “LOVE”ly projects and we’re even sharing the “Love”!  One lucky follower will win this fabulous blog candy AND the chance to be featured as a guest designer in a future hop!! 

For a chance to win, all you’ll need to do is:
Be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog The Aviary, visit each of the design team's blogs (including our guest designer) and leave a little bloggie love Then go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting them you completed the hop.  For extra chances to win, just like the Paper Wings Productions Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Then just come back and let us know!  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the additional entries.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 5th on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

Ah....LOVE is definitely in the air and I'm having a blast playing with all of beautiful shades of pink, red and cream.  They've been my go to colors for all of my recent projects and this one is no exception :D  I created a beautiful little banner that can be used anywhere you'd like to add little Valentine's Day decor:

To create this banner, I used my Cricut Pretty Pennants cartridge.   I cut the canvas using banner 1 at real dial size 7.25".

Next I spritz the canvas using a polka stencil and Tattered Angels Viva Pink Glimmer Mist.  Once the mist was dry, I randomly stamped the PWP Writing Cling Stamp and the Eiffel Tower with Stazon.  Then I ran each of the banners through my sewing machine, stitching along the edges with red thread.

This cute little lady is from the Princess stamp set.  I did some paper piecing on her skirt, colored with Primacolor pencils and highlighted with Stickles.  The heart is cut with the Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge and embossed with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  For some extra texture, I added white washed corrugated cardboard to the inside of the heart.

I added "ooh la la" and "Je Taime" from the Paris Stamp Set on each of the banners.

I cut all of the letters out of My Mind's Eye Lost & Found papers with the Cricut Script Font cartridge.  Each of the letter are cut at 5" and shadowed with black cardstock.

To dress up my banner, I added scraps of red fabrics and ribbon.  I also added some clear beaded trim and the banner is hanging on jute string.

I hope you liked my Valentine's Day Banner!  Be sure to head on over to Tara's Blog next, she has a BEAUTIFUL project to share that you won't wanna miss!!

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:
Dana Tatar -
Norma Gomez - ARE HERE
Tara Chaussee -
Amber Rasmussen -

***then go back to PWP and leave a comment***



Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

I entered this project in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge
Whimsical Designs "All About Love" Whimsical Wednesday Challenge


  1. Norma, this is stunning! I love, love, live your work and this gorgeous banner us no exception! So many details and layers and pretty things...... Beautiful

  2. WOW! This is gorgeous! Love all the detail!

  3. Wow! Amazing banner! It looks awesome on your wreath! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  4. Norma, you must have also gotten the memo to make a love banner. ;-) I love your take on the banner...great colors, pretty princess and touches of Parisian romance all on sewn canvas! Beautiful job. Great job on organizing a wonderful blog hop, Norma! Have a brilliant weekend.

  5. Wow, Norma, this is stunning!! What a creative, gorgeous banner!! I love the use of canvas and the stitched edge!! The stamps you used are fabulous!! I love everything about this - it is fabulous my friend!! So happy to be hopping with you...thanks again!! Happy Friday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Love it! I love how you used so many stamps on the background. What a fun project!

  7. This is a great banner....I am getting ready to start my Valentines! TFS!

  8. what a cute banner. I love all of the little things added to it.

  9. The banner is so cute. It will look great hanging up for Valentines day

  10. Ohh...this is fabulous! Love the color combo and I love all the misting and stamping you added to the background!

  11. Your Valentine's Day Banner is beautiful! Love how each "pennant" is a little different.

  12. This is awesome my friend! LOVE the look of the canvas as the banner!!! Have to remember this one :)
    TFS and have a GREAT weekend!

  13. Your banner is Beautiful!

  14. What a great LOVE banner, Norma. I love all the little special touches you give your work, this time the beads caught my eye! I also love the spritzing you did on the canvas. Very nice texture with a "homey" feel.

  15. Beautiful banner! I love the stitching and how you used "Ooh la la" and "Je taime"! I would love to go to Paris one day! Great job!! :)

  16. Wow! Nice banner! You have given a tremendous effort to prepare such a colorful banner. Love! Love! Love! Love it all.

    Kisha A. Fernandez

    Bee Pollen

  17. What a lovely banner-love the texture!

  18. How creative! Love your style


    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  19. Fabulous banner...yummy! Love the letters and the splatters of paint!

  20. Norma, your banner is beautiful! Love all of the details you added to make it perfecto! Hope you are having a great weekend!

    Heather Lynn

  21. This is so pretty! I LOVE the texture and font!

  22. What a sweet banner! Love the stamping! :)

  23. A fabulous banner, wonderful texture and so many stunning details.

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  24. What a gorgeous banner! Fabulous work!

  25. I sooo need a sewing machine! I love the crimped negative space in the heart <3

  26. Wow!! This is beautiful!!!
    xoxo Charity

  27. This is amazing Norma! Love the banner..and the stamps. Great job!

  28. This is great. I totally love all the details. I can tell you worked
    very hard on it and with lots of love.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Designs.


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