Blog Swap and Tutorial- Alison from Oopsey Daisy

I want to welcome the fabulously, talented Alison from Oopsey Daisy. Alison is the sweetest and I am happy to call her a friend. Hopefully, one day we can actually meet! 🙂 You can find me over there today sharing a tutorial.

I will let Alison take if from here.

Hello fellow crafters! Today, I am thrilled to be a guest at A Glimpse Inside with my good friend, Allison. We Alison’s stick together! I have been so inspired by Allison and her creations, so this is a real treat for me!
I am Alison, the crazy lady behind Oopsey Daisy. Once upon a time, I was a first grade teacher. Now, I am a happy stay-at-home Mom. I love to make things for the people I love! This is where I find my inspiration:

I am lucky to be married to a wonderful guy who lets me go craft-crazy! He also travels a lot, so my Mod Podge keeps me company! My 19-month-old Little Man keeps me insanely busy. But he also inspired a lot of creativity! Naptime and bedtime are craft time at my house. I make a lot of messes, pull out a lot of stitches, and “oopsey daisy” is the name of my game! I am determined to find beauty in my everyday blunders!
Fall is so delicious to me, and I am a sucker for fall decor! I especially love a good banner or garland to hang across my tiny apartment mantle! Today, I want to share my oh-so-spooky banner with you!
Okay, maybe it’s cute with a slice of spooky on the side!

I created pennant shapes out of cereal boxes! As a crafter, I find myself saving the oddest things, and yes, cereal boxes are one of those things!! I love that it is thicker than cardstock, but still easy to use! I mod podged fun black and white paper on the front and back of each cardstock pennant.

Next, I created scallop shapes on alternating colors of black and white cardstock and mod-podged them onto the center of each pennant. I found the cutest orange chipboard letters to spell out “spooky”!
Next, I lined each pennant shape with orange ribbon. The orange ribbon really made those chipboard letters POP!
Now, I strung all of the pennants together with cute black and white ribbon. I added little ribbon embellishments in between each letter. I found the cutest tiny spools of Halloween ribbon at Hobby Lobby, and this was the perfect way to show it all off!

Doesn’t the banner look lovely with my fabric pumpkins?

I hope you will come join me for more Oopsey Daisy fun! Come along with me for a quick personal tour of my blog:

Each Friday, I share a free download, like the printable numbers for this Halloween advent calendar.
I adore a good vinyl project like this FHE board.
I recently finished TWO quiet books with fun and unique pages like this Mr. Potato Head. I have some printable templates that you can download here.

I have a huge sweet tooth, and I love to share yummy recipes like these snickerdoodle muffins.
Finally, I have started “Mommy School” with my Little Man. I share my ideas and lesson plans at the end of each week. They are adaptable for any age, and easy to fit in to your daily routine!
Oh man, that was so fun! Allison, my friend, thank you for hosting me today! Enjoy your weekend!

That banner is SO cute! Thanks so much Alison for sharing it with us!
Everyone please go visit Oopsey Daisy and check out all of Alison’s adorable projects and give her some love.

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  • Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner]
    September 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    What an adorable banner! Thanks for sharing :]

  • Karen
    September 24, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Oooh, I love that banner! So cute. I think I may have to try it! Thanks so much for sharing. I love both of your blogs! Big Fan! Stop by if you get the chance:

  • Cindy
    September 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Yeah for the army! I'm an army wife too! Life can be so great as long as we decide to make it that way!