Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Mobile


Happy Saturday and October 1st, everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a project to enter into one of my very favorite challenge blogs, Decorate to Celebrate! Amy and Rhonda have such a fun and fabulous blog and it really challenges me to think outside the box with no cards! Eek! Cards are my comfort zone! But that is one of the reasons I love this challenge so much. The other is that Rhonda and Amy are so awesome and I just love seeing what their creative minds come up with each challenge!

The theme this week is Baby's Birthday. First I have to apologize for the bad pics -- it was so overcast here today and I couldn't find anywhere to get a good shot, so the lighting is really bad.
For this recycled project, I salvaged some bad/corrupt cd's that were destined for the trash heap. I used George and Basic Shapes to cut paper circles at 4 3/4" to cover both sides of the disks. All of the paper is DCWV. I threaded 6 lb monofiliment fishing line through the hole in the middle of each cd to attach them the base of the mobile before applying the paper. The cupcake and happy birthday at the top of the mobile are from Sweet Treats and the crown and balloons from Birthday Cakes, all at 3". I attached all with foam tape and decorated both sides the same. I used my iRock to attach crystals to each cut and added Hobby Lobby ribbon. I used 50lb monofiliment fishing line to hang the mobile.
I used stamps from four different K Andrew Designs stamps: "Sweet" from Food for Thought, "Happy" from "Fall-O-Ween", "Birthday" from Coffee and Tea for You and Me, and "Today is Your Day" from Positive Thoughts! Click HERE to check out the entire fabulous line of K Andrew Designs stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day :)

37 comments:

Karen said...

Lisa even with bad lighting it still looks adorable Never thought of making a mobile what a great idea!

Dr Sonia S V said...

How beautiful Lisa.

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Kelly S said...

Fabulous mobile. And what a great use for old CDs.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Jayne said...

Lisa this is a fabulous mobile,such creative use of old cds.Have a great weekend.
Jayne x

Tina said...

this is so cute....pretty colors


Tina

Amy said...

Very cute and girly mobile! I know what you mean- everytime I have to make something 3-D I get a block! Great job! :)Amy

ChatterScene.com said...

Lisa I love it!

Karen H said...

My friend, you are always so amazing! :o) This mobile looks marvelous, made even more incredible by your creative process for it. The colors are gorgeous, the sparkles are perfect, and I love the elements you chose. So perfect for a sweet little birthday. :o) Fabulous creation, Lisa! It's fun never knowing what to expect when I click on your blog... so much variety. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Jeanette said...

oh what a great mobile...i just had a dinner party and this would've looked great over the main table....thanks for sharing

Jeanette Guest Designer @ DTC
www.janetscraftingplace.blogspot.com

girlia said...

too cute

Cely said...

AWESOME idea! need to keep this one in mind next time i toss old software at work!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Such a cute mobile! Love that I can come to your blog anytime and see something different everytime! x

Maribel said...

Using CD's was a brilliant idea! This is an adorable project! That would be the perfect addition to a baby's room!
Maribel

DIANA L. said...

Hi Lisa,
Great job on the challenge. This is great.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

PinkBlingCrafter said...

What a fabulous idea Lisa!! Very CUTE.
Hugs

Tracey said...

Love your project.....what a fabulous idea. TFS:)

Judy said...

Very beautiful hanging mobile! love it!

Anonymous said...

Another Terrific project, this would make any babies room extra special. Hugs, Lori m

CropaCabana said...

Great idea! I'm always trying to find things to do with those old disks.

Thanks, Patricia

Susan said...

Hey friend!

Wow! I love this Lisa! I am so excited to see you stepped out of your comfort zone, you did a fantastic job on this! I hope you had fun creating this, I would love to see more of these types of projects from you. You are so talented I can't even imagine all the wonderful things you will create! (I hope I'm not peer pressuring you here...lol).

I am finally feeling better and am off to check out more of your work! Good luck with the challenge, I might have to check it out!

Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

Arlene said...

This is super cute...such a brilliant idea! :)

In Love with a Bug said...

Lisa, this is so cute! Great way to recycle CDs!!!
Melanie
http://inlovewithabug.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Super cute mobile! I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing with us at Decorate to Celebrate!

Jessica
DTC Guest Designer
http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

this is way too cute thank you for playing along with the challenge at decorate to celebrate

Rez P. said...

Aloha Lisa,
This is such a fabulous idea to used your old CD. Your mobile came out beutiful. I may need to scrap lift this. It's so cool.
Hugs,
Rez
Karezma Kreations

Daynene said...

Your Birthday mobile is so cute, I am a pink girl so of course I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at DTC for this challenge.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the CD mobile idea.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great project! Nice way to recycle!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

RiNNE said...

Great project!! It's perfect for an ABAC theme (anything but a card). I love how you upcycled and the design is so cute!

Carol's Creations said...

Such a great idea!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

What an adorable mobile project!!! Lisa, I love it and it's pink -- soooo girly!!!

McVic said...

great idea! Love the recycled bits!
kacee

Angiebug said...

you did such a great job! tfs

Melissa said...

I love the decorate to celebrate challenge for the same reason - I love coming up with projects that aren't cards, but, wow! I had never thought of a mobile before. This is super cute!!

Melissa
craftygator.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Great idea eill have to keep this in mind for future Hopped on over from DTC TFS
Big Blog hugs Janet

callyannc said...

Cute mobile! TFS CallyAnn
here from dtc

Amy said...

YAY!! An upcycled project!! I love it!! This is such a creative idea (should I expect anything less from you, my magnificent friend???)... I just adore the idea of creating a mobile... Hmmmm... I could use an every-day one of these -- What a way to bring SMILES to everyone who see it!! :) GREAT JOB!! :)

Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate!

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