Thursday, May 19, 2011

Guest DT Jeana O'Laughlin-Pigott: Keepsake Banner

One of my fellow Army wife friends contacted me awhile back and asked if I would be interested in making something to showcase each month of her adorable daughters first year of life for her 1st birthday party. Naturally, I was very excited to help! At first we were thinking a big poster like display, but we wanted it to be something they could easily keep forever. I considered a mini album, but we wanted it to be easy for everyone to see without having to flip through anything.

So, we decided on a banner. It was the perfect decision! Could be hung anywhere and stored easily as a keepsake.
 From Flamingo Scraps: Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking paper, LOTS of Prima flowers, Prima "say it in pearls" swirls

I already had in mind to use my favorite line that Flamingo Scraps carries (Fancy Pants Designs Wishful Thinking) as I had seen a lot of her pictures and knew the color scheme somewhat. I also decided to incorporate some papers from DCVW's Nana's Nursery Baby Girl collection. Between the two lines I was able to find enough patterned papers to pair with the pictures.

This is the first banner I have ever incorporated pictures in. I usually just cut out the word I was displayed with my Cricut and dress each letter up a little. So, I went into it thinking more mini album minded, without the added pockets and foldouts for extras. I also knew it needed to be super frilly and girly, with lots of embellies. So, I gathered up lots of Prima, lace, and just about everything pink I had in my stash... and after one looooong night of scrapping, this was the result!

More of Jeana's work can be found here on her blog!!


  1. Oh my goodness this is adorable, what a great way to celebrate the 1st year. This is such a great keepsake. And when you are done with the banner, you can bind it for a mini album. Love it. oh, and the baby is cute cute too.

  2. What an AWESOME IDEA!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee it...and it is GORGEOUS too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Gorgeous! What a fantastic idea. I like Tanya's idea of binding it as a mini album after the party.

  4. This turned out amazingly cute!!!! I bet your friend absolutely adored it!!!

  5. thanks guys!!!! I love the idea to bind it now that the party is finished! She did love it, and I was honored that she asked me to make it :)

  6. Jeana!!! This is sooooo GORGEOUS and such a dear way to show baby's first year!!!! (Suzanne)

  7. Wonderful idea and this is soooooo cute!


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