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Monday, September 12, 2011
Hi Everyone!  Monique here.  Thought I'd check in and say hi and post a little something just for fun.  Around here, September is birthday season.  My little Emily just turned 7 on September 1st, and she wanted a Disney Pluto birthday party.  Umm, yeah, just try looking around the internet to see how much Pluto birthday stuff is out there.  VERY little!!  Good thing my trusty Cricut is friends with the Disney gang.  We whipped up this snazzy banner in no time, and it was just the perfect touch for the party.  It was kind of a group effort, actually.  I designed it, Wendy cut it out, I assembled it, and then Nana Susan helped with the flower placement.  It takes a village sometimes.






We used Bo Bunny cardstock, of course (yum!).  The banner pieces were cut from the Birthday Bash cart using Fit to Page, so they'd be max size.  The font was also Birthday Bash.  And of course, Pluto and the dog house were from Mickey and Friends.  I strung it together with green ribbon, and added a whole bunch of silk flowers and buttons to girly it up a bit.  We had such a fun birthday party here with Emily and 25 of her closest friends playing party games and eating birthday cupcakes.  I love my girl!!



Don't forget to leave a comment on today's post for another chance to win an Echo Park paper pack - "Country Drive".  This is gorgeous paper - one of my very favorite lines I've seen in a long time!

102 comments:

Kate said...

WOW! AMAZING Banner. Belated Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Hugs
Kate

DWD said...

My son's birthday is also Sept 1st. Happy birthday to your daughter. Love the banner. My sister is a Goofy freak. LOL

Ashley said...

I love it! We are a Disney family. The banner is too cute!

Milly D said...

What a cute banner. Emily looks sooo happy. Birthday parties are so much fun.Love GOOFY.TFS

blueskygirl said...

Wow Monique- you look great!! Love the banner. Looks like Emily was all smiles!!

craftymom205 said...

Cute banner.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

gshrader said...

Gorgeous banner! Happy Birthday to your little girl! I'm sure her party was a great success!
Thanks for sharing!

Lady Fair said...

Beautiful banner, love the paper and colors you used, so bright and cheerful. How sweet that all of you worked on this banner for Emily, she's one lucky girl.

lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love the banner! It came out fabulous!!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Linda said...

Love the banner. Nice work and thanks for sharing!

littlen said...

very cute banner. i'm sure emily loved it. tfs. happy b'day to emily.

Mary said...

Love this banner! Congrats to your daughter and all 25 of her closest friends, lol.

Cheryl Winget said...

I love the simplicity of your banner and the bright and cheerful colors. Happy birthday to your daughter!! I can see from the photo she was one happy girl!

Debbie said...

The banner was adorable I got to see it first hand after the party and all the decorations were beautiful. And of course Emily was just as cute as ever! And thank you so much for helping Gwen and I out. And the new layout is adorable. I can't wait to see what is coming.
Debbie

Kay said...

So cute! Love the photo of you two. The love shines through!

Charlene said...

What a cute banner! Love the colors you used. Happy Birthday to your daughter!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

LisaB said...

Great banner! Cricut to the rescue!

Paper Memories4u said...

Such a great banner! Happy Birthday to Emily and everyone else in your family with birthdays this month. Your looking great! Keep up the good work on your training.
papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

Wendy said...

Glad to see you are back up and crafting! Love the banner that you have created for your daughters birthday!

Katherine said...

Happy Birthday to Emily. The banner is great. I can only imagine how hard it would be to find anything with Pluto on it. It seemed my kids would always do the same thing to me and that was waaaayyyy before the cricut.

silly_girl_823 said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! Such a cute banner. My daughter is turning 6 next week and we are doing Hello Kitty!

Amy V

Lyd's Creations said...

It's good to see your back, I've missed your posts. Your Emily Banner is pretty and cute.and so is your Emily!

Evelyn said...

the banner is SOOO CUTE! Happy Birthday Emily!

Kathleen Sawyer said...

Very Nice Banner. And you are looking great too!
Happy Birthday to your sweet girl.

Amber said...

Super cute banner. I love the color choice. Please wish your daughter a very happy birthday.

alwayscharlie said...

What a cute banner for your sweet daughter.

sleigh said...

The banner is so CUTE and so are the both of you!!! You both look very happy :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Emily! I love the banner and the pic of the two of you is so precious! You've got a lot of guts having 25 girls over...how fun! Emily is so fortunate to have a you for a mommy! TFS!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

meredemaison said...

I always loved when my kids created opportunities for me to be creative in planning and putting together their birthday parties! You were wise to use your Cricut as your ally in the fight to make it happen for your DD!!! Looks like you were very successful!
rgauss@sbcglobal.net

Debbie said...

I love Banners and this is so cute with Disney Happy Birthday Emily, I have a granddaughter with the same name spelled differently but the same
upnurse at aol dot com

McEwens said...

cute! I love it! makes me want to get started on my son's party stuff early!

melin221 said...

Love the banner, so creative. But even more, love how happy you both look in the picture! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Love Monique your post! the Pluto banner idea was super! thanks for sharing some inspiration....

Regards,

Cristina

myblisszone at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Love Monique your post! the Pluto banner idea was super! thanks for sharing some inspiration....

Regards,

Cristina

myblisszone at yahoo dot com

Cynthia B. said...

aww! She looks SO happy! Glad you were able to make her Bday wishes come true. Great banner!

Gwen said...

Love the banner Monique! I still have not made one, I think I will have to give it a try. Happy birthday to Emily.

Kelly O said...

Love it and it is so fun making the little people happy!!

Ticketgoddess said...

That banner is perfect. I have to try one of those for my nephews birthday in October. Thanks for the suggestion. Bev B

Donna said...

Happy Birthday, Emily!

You did a fantastic job on the banner! It looks great! I remember last year's celebration, too, and this year is so much more in every way!

Congrats Monique - you look fantastic with your little girl - you both look so happy!

Many continued blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Marta said...

WOW! I love this banner, it is super cute, love it! Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter.

Betsy said...

So glad to have you back! Happy birthday to Emily!

Unknown said...

Love the banner, Monique! What a great idea! Happy belated Birthday to Emily. Thanks for sharing.

gypsyrps said...

Love those smiles. Just priceless!
Great banner also. I'm sure it was a fantastic party!

Kay Miracle said...

I love the banner the colors are awesome

TFS


Kay.miracle@yahoo.com

Doris P. said...

NOW.. that is what is so special about cricut -you can make your own party deco (providing they have the cartridge.. lol) LOVE the banner, my lil guy turned 7 and batman and superman have been used a lot! Doris parkernana5@cox.net

Fran said...

I love it. Makes me want to go out and buy the Disney and Friends cartridge.

dgroovy said...

You are so talented, Love it. I hope Emily had a wonderful birthday. Happy Birthday Emily !

Scott & Ann said...

Love the banner! What a great idea for any occasion that you are celebrating. Thanks for the wonderful project. And Happy Birthday to Emily!
anndiehl@centurytel.net

cgreer said...

love the banner and emily looks so happy. You look great and i hope you are feeling just as great as you look!!

bskt4holly said...

Love Love Love this banner. I am sooooo excited to learn that Bo Bunny makes cardstock. Have NEVER seen it. Thanks!!

Holly

surfnfroggie said...

Hope Emily had a great B-day! I really like how the banner turned out, it so cute! Thanks for sharing this!Love Pluto!
surfnfroggie

Robyn C said...

Love the banner, Happy birthday to your daughter! I hope to make a banner for my daughter's baby shower, too!

Cathie in UT said...

WTG Monique I had the same problem for my grson's tiger birthday and glad I had my E to create what I needed!
Thanks for the chance to win

Diana said...

Love the banner, you did a great job! Enjoy your daughter, they grow up so fast, my lil girl is 22 now!!

jordanbev5 said...

Great Banner! I hadn't thought of putting the person's name instead of sentiment. Love your color choices and so glad you shared you inspiration with us!!

Phyllis C said...

Love the banner and Happy Belated Birthday to Emily

Lori said...

I love, love, love the banner, colors and all.

Dawn, RI said...

love the banner...Happy birthday Emily. I like Pluto also.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Darn, just when I think I have all the cartridge I need, you feature another I don't have. Cute banner, everyone loves Disney, makes you want to turn 7 again.
Looks like your daughter had a fun day.

Trudi said...

Love what you did, and all your projects, glad your back and feeling great. HB Emily. My 7yr. DD said " why didn't I get a birthday banner like that?" LOL

TYJ419 said...

Nice job! It's came out so nice. I know she just loved it.

debbie susee said...

Super cute banner. I haven't got on the banner bandwagon yet. Maybe I need a cute fall banner to hang from my mantle. :)

Rebecca said...

Awe, poor Pluto gets left out in the retail market. Oh well, let Cricut come to the rescue!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Well happy birthday to Miss Emma.. sounds like everyone had a fun fun time... hugs from ukiah

Just A Pac Rat said...

Banner is adorable! Happy birthday to your daughter. TFS

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Liz said...

Happy Birthday to your adorable Emily! Love the banner! Thanks for the inspiration...I will be making a Minnie banner soon for my daughter's bday. :)

xxsquigglesxx said...

Happy birthday Emily! I really love this banner! It's so pretty!

earlybird1 said...

I am so obsessed with pennants... Almost anything triangle. Thanks for mentioning the fit to page feature...I have been looking for a template or a stamp. I learned how to use simple geometry and scissors to make smaller pennants.

**Treefrog** said...

So Darn Cute (just like your little Emily) Thanks for the reminder, I need to make a banner too, Thanks for the inspiration!
((Hugs)) Theresa

AShu93 said...

What a great banner! And the pic of you guys is fabulous!!!

CathyinMN said...

Very cute banner! Love the photo of you and Emily!

Patrona said...

That is very cute! I'm very impressed! My cricut has come to my rescue many times! LovE it! ~*PD :)

Meems said...

Love that pic of you and Emily....the love oozes out everywhere. Happy Birthday, Little One and many, many more.

The paper pack is fab, too! Would love to win it because one can never have too much paper!!

Beth Max said...

What an adorable banner for a birthday!

Betsy said...

Awwww ... what a cute picture of you two!!! Happy Birthday, Emily!
That banner is adorable! My boys are 29 and 26 now, but when they were little I'd always make decorations for their parties and cut them out by hand. Where was the Cricut back then??!! One year, by little guy wanted a fireman theme with dalmations. Oh my, I was so tired of cutting spots and gluing them on by the time I had finished getting everything ready! We even played "Pin the Spot on the Dalmation"! Fun times!

Anonymous said...

The Birthday Banner is so cute, you are so creative.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Sandra Joy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Emily! I'm sure all of her friends had a great time! What a fun project!

Angie A. said...

I love your Disney banner...so very cute...I have to borrow this for my grandkids birthday banner for my house...

valerie said...

Hey! Your daughter and I are birthday buddies! I love the banner. I've been looking for an idea like this. TFS!

Vickie said...

WOW can I get one of these banners too it is absolutely adorable. TFS God Bless

kim said...

Love the banner. I was in the process of making one for my son and daughter in law. They are having their first child and making me a grandmother. I am thrilled. You have given me some great ideas THANK YOU

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Luria said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter Emily. Very cute banner. Thanks for the chance to win some great paper.

Luria

Mom of 2 Monsters said...

Great banner. Sometimes you do need a village to help you out. I may do this for my godson's b'day at the end of the month. TFS.

Kristie Maynard said...

What a wonderful banner! I bet she loves it. Something she can keep and maybe hang in her room or on her door. Great job!
Love the picture of the 2 of you, you look wonderful and look at those 2 happy faces! TFS!

Angela said...

Love this and the pic!

Kelly Ann B. said...

Cute banner for Emily's birthday, but she could also hang it in her room because it's not overly birthdayish!! Love the brown part around the edge!

Anonymous said...

The banner is great! It looks like you are living life to it's fullest with your family. You look great! God Bless!

Kaye said...

Wonderful banner...and cleary it was very loved by the birthday girl!

jcamp2020 said...

Happy Birthday Em... Disney banner for the special girl in the house!

jeane

pcrusberg said...

What a sweet photo! I really like the banner with pluto and his dog house. So perfect. Thanks.

Kim. said...

Happy belated birthday Emily. Love the banner, the bright colours and beautiful cuts really make it special. The photo is really cute too.
Kim xXx

Kim said...

Happy Belated Birthday Emily! The banner is super cute!

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

What a Beautiful Banner. I Love It! Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

MelKilMD said...

25 youngsters... You Rock!!
And thanks for the chance to win...

Cardian Angel/Wanda said...

Your banner is fantastic!! I just love banners. Happy Birthday, Emily. Monique, you look WONDERFUL--so glad you are getting along good. Hugging you with prayer!

sonyaeverding said...

Dont you just love them....The banner s a super idea and it came out wonderfully.

JANLYNN said...

Darling banner and such a great one of a kind party decor. Our crafting really does come in handy when our little ones want something special for a party doesn't it.

Jenscrapstoo said...

I just love all things Disney, this banner is just adorable!! Sounds like you have a wonderful "tribe" Best Wishes jendewar at optusnet.com.au

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
Very cute banner !!!
debbieanng@yahoo.com

Nanette said...

That is a great banner!! Emily looks very happy!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

blueskygirl said...

Super cute!! Love the scalloped edges around the banner!

Nyhusntcs said...

The Birthday Banner is so cute, you are so creative. sekala45@roadrunner.com

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Monique Griffith
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The Monique Griffith Design Team consists of 4 Cricut Designers: Monique, Wendy Lawrence, Susan Rees and Becca Rees. We specialize in making Cricut Project Kits that you can make on your own with your Cricut, learning more about your bug in the process. You just need your Cricut Expression, the required cartridge(s), and a few basic tools. The directions come with a Cricut Cut Chart that shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine, with all of the settings for each cut. There are also well-organized written instructions and color photographs. We pride ourselves on our detailed designs, and on teaching others how to most effectively design with the Cricut. Currently, we have have downloadable directions on sale for only $5, and there are over 50 projects to choose from.

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