Do you remember the section of the old Reader’s Digest magazine called “Laughter is the Best Medicine”? I haven’t read it in a long time, but I think the magazine is still published, and until 2009 the little pocket-sized magazine had the largest circulation of any magazine in the world! A lovely friend Laura (YT: littleluluscraps) sent me a compilation book as crafty inspiration, and I found a fabulous image that I knew I wanted to use on a special project.  I made this banner piece for my YT friend, Dee’s (YT: BettsyDoodle) birthday because she ALWAYS makes me laugh and lifts my spirits.

I crafted this pennant in a primative (“prim”) style in autumnal colors, and I really like how it has a lovely, soft vintage look.  I used a beautiful hand made flower and hand dyed seam binding that I received from Laura as well as little vintage buttons and paper flowers I received from my friend Rhonda (YT: HeartmusicsoulRJ). The itty bitty bling stars swirling around the officer’s head are also from Rhonda and I thought they added a nice sparkle and a little cartoony humor. 🙂  The piece de resistance is the wooden word “laugh” which I received from my dear friend Marie (YT: Marie Howsie), and I thought the staining and shine from the glossy accent really gave it a rich look.

Prim is not a style that I craft in as often as cutsie, shabby chic or CAS (clean and simple), but it is one that I really love.  I am definitely going to do more, as I love the warm and homey feel of it.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. WOOF!

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