Monday, February 15, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #124: Celebration sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Another fun challenge up today with Lawnscaping Challenges. CELEBRATION!! What's something you celebrate? It could be a birthday, anniversary, brand new baby, a new job, retirement, achieving a goal, anything!

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! They are sponsoring this challenge

For this challenge, I decided to make a banner. I've had this nifty pad of black pennant shaped banners already pre-punched and perforated so all you need to do is tear out the quantity you need and you're ready to go. I love the pre-punched aspect so they're perfectly spaced for stringing your ribbon or twine through to hang it up. You can always chop off the holes if you want to use this on a card front, or for a gift tag and punch your own single hole in the center. (I've linked up all products used at the very end of this post for those interested.)

My oldest son is advancing to Boy Scouts next week. They do a big year end banquet called Blue & Gold where he will receive his Arrow of Light (there are certain requirements for this honorable award) as well as several other badges he's been working towards this past year. They will crossover the bridge where they start as a Cub Scout and cross to become a Boy Scout. It's a huge deal and I know I'll be a blubbering mess. Its' going to be hard to photograph this event through tears, but I will do it. He's worked very hard to receive these achievements and I'm very proud of him. I'm also going to miss his den leader and everyone else as well. You really become a huge family when your child is a scout, whether it's Girl, Cub or Boy Scout. It's been such an amazing journey, he's learned a lot of different life skills, experienced some fun things and is going to carry this with him forever. I'm still a Scout mom!! My youngest is starting Cub Scouts this spring, so we're all very excited with both kiddos love of scouting. 

Anyway, on to my project. I made this banner for my son to hang up behind his seat on our blinds in our dining area where we spend a lot of our time! He loved it. 

The banner says BOY SCOUT. In the center, there is a spacer pennant that reads well done with little smilies in the background and his Cub Scout Pack logo in the center along with the year 2016 in letter stickers. The first one says CONGRATS at the top and the last one says MIKEY. I chose a blue and gold color scheme to match the theme of his annual banquet. It's the colors of Cub Scouts. 

Here are the close ups of each pennant:

I used various outdoor items that would relate to scouting and our times over the years through Cub Scouts. Just a super fun and colorful keepsake for him. I hope he realizes how proud we both are of his achievements and dedication to scouting. And I hope YOU enjoyed my project for this challenge.

Now, get your creative thinking going and come up with a fun project and enter our challenge!! What's better than free Lawn Fawn?! Thanks!


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