Saturday, June 22, 2013

3 Year Blogoversary Hop

Welcome to the 3 Year Celebration for Carson's Creations


 If you've come from Carri's blog, you are in the right place! If you just came across the hop, please start at the beginning over at Carson's Creations.

Hey, Yvette here. I'm really excited to participate in this blog hop today. It's been a very long time since I've posted something. When Georgiana asked me to participate in her 3 year Blogoversary I knew had to do it. Part of the reason is because I introduced her to the world of Cricut and crafting. Georgiana has done such a great job with her blog over the past few years. I love her creations and all the little touches she brings to each and everyone of them. I always tell her I wish I had more time to craft like her. I have two children at home, Olivia (almost 5) and Logan (1). Georgiana and I  joke that we should quit our day job as teachers and open up a boutique with all of our crafty creations. Maybe one day ;)

Ok, so the theme for this blog hop is anything 3. They say many things come in threes. One of which is babies. A lot of my friends last year were pregnant. When I say a lot, I mean A LOT. Most of our pregnancies happened in 3s. This year my son was the first in my little circle of friends to have his first birthday.  The two other babies that were in our group of three were born two months after Logan. So for my project I am going to share with you 3 chalkboards and birthday banners that were made for these 3 sweet babies.

Chalkboards are all over the place these days. I've seen several on Pinterest and all over craft stores. I even painted one of my white boards in my classroom with chalkboard paint. You can say I am a bit chalkboard obsessed. However, I just can't seem to get my handwritten chalk as good as some other people can. So I attempted to do it on the computer. I searched all over Pinterest and found a blog that had a picture of a chalkboard. I used Microsoft Publisher and inserted the image as a picture. Then I downloaded a bunch of chalkboard fonts (which I also searched Pinterest for). After the fonts were downloaded I inserted Word Art and adjusted the fonts, size, and color to my preference. I was so thrilled with the end result. Everyone was so enchanted by Logan's chalkboard at his first birthday that they asked me to make one for their child's first birthday.

Here they are.
After I got the file the way I wanted it I saved it as a PDF. Then I went to my local Staples Copy and Print Center and asked them to print it out in black and white. The size is 20 x 30. I bought a black foam board to glue the poster to. I just used a regular craft glue stick. The end result was an awesome chalkboard.
Here are the birthday banners. 
Logan's birthday was at the lake and it just so happened to be a windy day. Here are the best pictures I could get.

Birthday Banner
-Pupcat Font (one of my favorites)
Highchair Banner
-Plantin School Book (Circles)
-Boys Will Be Boys (font)
-Create-a-Critter (Bow Tie)
Kinley's birthday theme was Little Ray of Sunshine. Here is her birthday banner.
Kinley's Banner
-I created a banner using a rectangle and a triangle
-LD Sister Font

Last, but certainly not least is Erin's birthday banner. Her mom wanted something simple so here is what I came up with.
Erin's Banner
-Mister Sirloin Font (another favorite)
Paper from Hobby Lobby

 Since this is 3 Years of blogging and crafting fun, we have LOTS of FABULOUS sponsors...


 stamp set


$15 gift certificate

dew drops

To qualify to win, you must:

1. Be a follower of Carson's Creations

2. Leave a comment on every stop of the hop
Winners will be announced at Carson's Creations on Thursday, June 27th.

Your next stop will be Lee Ann

Here is the line-up: 


Thanks for joining us today for this 3 year celebration!


Georgiana said...

Your chalkboard are my absolute favorite! Than you for sharing 3 years of crafting with me. I know we will open that boutique one day!

snappy scrappy said... your chalk boards!!!! Great banners too!

A Country Twinkle said...

Great job on the party decorations. Very creative.

Kim's Kreations said...

Wondeful idea for a Birthday. Love the chalkboards you created. I love banners, too. Plan to make one for a wedding shower and been looking for ideas. I make have to scrap lift the chalkboard. Thanks for the inspiration. New follower. Kim

Eva said...

wow you have been busy, loved the signs and all of your party décor :) New follower here.
~ Eva

Tara Bruening said...

Wow! Lots of great projects. I'm a new follower. Hope you will visit me.

Craftin Desert Diva's

Sherrie K. said...

oh my gosh, what a PARTY! Great decorations:) Your chalkboards are awesome!
Sherrie K

DIANA L. said...

Great party decorations!! A fun hop also

Jessica Wilson said...


Robin said...

Wow! Looks awesome:)


jennyplace2 said...

What great looking party decorations. TFS!

Suzanne Roseberry said...

Happy to be a new follower!

Love your 3 signs! Love your 3 banners! Love everything!

Thank you for a lovely blog hop!

Mary Ann said...

All your projects are SUPER CUTE!!!!

Glenda said...

Great looking party decorations! Love the chalkboards and banners! New follower! Would love for you to stop by my blog!

Karen said...

Wow can see why everyone loves the three chalkboards and the three banners...amazing party decorations! Karen

Adrian said...

You did a great job on all 3 projects!!

Gerda said...

What a great projects! Love the banners the chalkboards are my fav! Have a great day.

Creative M said...

Adorable and creative projects!!AMAZING job!
New Follower.
Have a wonderful day,
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ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Such sweet and thoughtful projects. I am a new follower. your 3's are the banners and the Chalkboard art!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

WOW!!! Those chalkboards are AMAZING!! What a fabulous keepsake for your Logan and his little friends! The banners look terrific too - and I'm drooling over the location of Logan's birthday party!

Melissa said...

Wow, you did gr8t with your projects!!

L.B. said...

each project is super fun. Love the Little Man sign you made for the high chair.

joydee1963 said...

Wonderful projects,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

Very cute projects and I loooove the idea of a high chair banner!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are awesome projects! Happy to be hopping with you! Carri~Abusybee

D- said...

Love your 3 adorable chalkboard baby info boards. And the 3 wonderful banners for 3 cuddly babies. TFS.
D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
(email and Google follower)

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Super super super cute I am inspired I love it all !
The 3 chalkboards, the three banners for the three babies !


~ Jo ~ said...

Totally loving the projects you created for the birthdays! The banners are great but so are the chalkboards. Love them!


Sheri R said...

Love the chalkboards-what a wonderful keepsake!


sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Patti said...

What an awesome idea, so very creative. Thanks so much for sharing.

Pat N. said...

Your chalkboards are amazing. And your banners are so sweet. Great job.

katieo said...

These turned out so cute. I love all of the sayings Great idea.

bumblebee creations said...

what a super bunch of projects--so fun! I am a new follower. Stop by my blog and enter my blog candy too!

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Hi, I just love your chalkboards!! So cute.

Sorry it took so long for me to hop along, I've been so busy this weekend.

Hugs, Cheryl @

marg0006 said...

Great pics and your chalkboard projects are great.

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Tracey said...

Loving the Chalk creative, what a wonderful idea! Great hoping with you!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous idea for the chalk boards. TFS

UnikByYes said...

Neat faux chlakboards Yvette!! I M obssessed with chalkbord too LOL!!! Your. Anners are cute, lo e the colors too! TFS
Hve a wonderful day, new follower here!
Liz O.

Michele from MS said...

Wow you have been super busy! Wonderful projects and the banners are really cute. Haven't ever made one but it's certainly on my to do list now! Thanks for sharing!

An Inspired Craftroom said...

These party decorations are awesome! Great job!