Thursday, September 27, 2012

Back on Track - Creations by AR September Blog Hop

Wow!  Who knew it had been so long since I posted?!  We've been very busy here with Dad out of town for a week, and DD #1 suddenly deciding to join the basketball team.  And we all know what happens when the rest of the family gets busy: Mom gets even busier!  So, today's post should have me back on track (in more ways than one), although I do leave later this morning for Close To My Heart Regional Celebration in St. Louis which will keep me busy for a few days.  (And should also be giving Dad a little payback for a couple of weeks ago!)

So, on to why we're all REALLY here today!  Adela at Creations by AR has created this totally fun Party Train template, and we're sharing our variations with you.  (She also has a Frame It Train Card template to match!)  I have to admit that my first thought for this template was Christmas Train, but since I didn't have "just the right papers", my mind immediately jumped to Circus Train!


So, who else wants to talk their kid into a circus birthday party just so they can make this train? (I do!!)  Can you just see a long line of those little train cars full of bags of treats?!  I'm so in love with this I wish I could have a circus party for myself! Check it out:





I used papers from Imaginisce's Animal Crackers line, and my train engineer is a chipboard Koala Ringmaster.  Since he was self-adhesive, and a bit short, I stuck him to a strip of cardstock that I adhered to the bottom to raise him up a bit. (It's a booster seat, lol!)





I used Versamark ink and the Buttons, Bits, and Bobs stamp set from Close To My Heart to make the designs on the wheels.  Red brads make the centers, then they are adhered with adhesive foam tape.





I added another chipboard sticker to the car, this time a box of popcorn.  Then I popped a bag of popcorn flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans in and tied it closed with coordinating ribbon.  All ready for the circus to come to town! I hope you enjoyed my version of this cute little train.  Be sure to leave a comment by midnight central time on SUNDAY, and you can win your choice of either the party train or 3-D train card template!  Now, be sure to check out all the other designers' projects, and you can have a chance to win on each blog!


Adela Rossol:   http://cbyar.blogspot.com/
Amy Park:   http://tethered2home.com/ 
Lisa Somerville:   http://www.lisasomerville.com/
Lori Brown:  YOU ARE HERE!!
Magdalena Cortez:   http://axesdesigns.blogspot.com/

42 comments:

  1. Too adorable! Loving this train.

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  2. Love the stamped details! Love how it brings up the wheels! And, I love popcorn flavored JB's!! Yummy all the way around!

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  3. Super cute! Love the circus theme and the conductor peeking out.

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  4. Super cute!! and who doesnt like going to the circus with all those lovely sweeties aboard!!

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  5. SO CUTE! With three little grandsons this would be well used. Thanks for the opportunity to win the template!

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  6. Clever idea to use a circus theme Lori! Popcorn is a perfect touch!

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  7. Love the circus theme for your cute party train Lori!! Great papers and colors on this!

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  8. Looks just like a circus train. You immediately think that when you see this. Love this template!

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  9. Very cute circus train--I like the papers you used.

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  10. I love it. It has been great to see all the different interpretions of one template. You certainly are a great crafter. Thanks for sharing, kindest regards

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  11. So adorable!!!! and your right attach more boxes....and you've got a train full of candy or some other treats....awesome idea...tfs

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  12. Love the circus theme and the conductor peeking out.It´s adorable!!

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  13. Oh, this is a good idea. I could bring something like this out when I babysit my nieces and we do movie night.

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  14. Oh my goodness - what a darling way to use this template! You are SO talented - this train just makes me smile :) Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Love the patterned paper you used. And the popcorn! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Love the colors and the conductor!

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  17. I really like the theme of your train and what kid (old or young) would not enjoy the circus?

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  18. Oh wow, a popcorn train, loverly idea! This is fab Lori, loving all the creations so far. Ruby x

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  19. Oh this is adorable! Love the popcorn in the back!!!

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  20. Esta muy colorido y las combinaciones es perfecta, es un trenecito muy divertido.

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  21. Esta muy colorido y las combinaciones es perfecta, es un trenecito muy divertido.

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  22. Such a cute circus train!! Great job!!

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  23. What a gorgeous creation
    hugs Linda

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  24. Lori, this is adorable! What a great circus train you've created. Loving the snacks! Thanks again for being on the AR team!

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  25. Such fun and so beautifully detailed! Love it!

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  26. So cute !!! I like the papers used for this project

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  27. que cucada,yo ya no se que decir de cada uno si son preciosos todos jajajaj

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  28. beautiful project!!! so cute!!

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  29. You used the perfect papers to co-ordinate with your circus theme. Very inspiring project. I can see why you plan to use this for your child's party-its just too stinking cute!

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  30. I am still laughing about the booster seat comment! Too funny! What a great theme for your train Lori! Love it!

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  31. This is such a fun idea...I think I would love to have a circus train.

    Hugs,
    Gigi

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  32. Oh good gravy lady, you so rocked this! Loooove the engineer, love the ticket paper you used, the versamark stamping on the wheels, this is just adorable!

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  33. Genial la idea para centro de mesa de un baby shower.
    Amaizing idea, a centerpiece for a Babyshower

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  34. woooow precioso, genial la plantilla

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  35. Unbelievably cute!!! I love the whole circus theme and the extra details on the wheels, but my favorite part is the koala engineer-loved it!!!

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  36. Es una preciosura tu tren, realizado con mucho amor y pensando en cada detalle, te felicito.

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  37. What a cute train and I love the paper pack you used! Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Hugs,

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  38. Love the bear peeking out the window and treats too! Very fun!

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  39. This is so adorable! What child would not LOVE this?! Great job!!!

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