The Kentucky Derby

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Boy, Saturday was a busy day!

Did you have a chance to watch The Derby in between your National Scrapbooking Day activities? You know, I do not follow horse racing at any.other. time. during. the. year, but there is just something about The Derby. The horses are magnificent, and the setting and traditions of the race is just so elegant.

 

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And, I have to say, California Chrome is just amazing! And, what an inspiring story…for the owners, and the trainer. Grandeur can come from humble beginnings. Definitely a lesson in following your dreams…no matter how big or small.

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I had to embellish a few vintage plastic horses for the occasion! And trim them in roses of course.

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And, what’s a competition without ribbons??? The large one was made from a vintage Christmas tree light reflector trimmed in festooning, ribbons and a rose. Vintage reflectors are one of my favorite items-the rigid metal structure of them is so easy to work with.

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These ribbon embellishments are a bit larger and more elaborate than the ones I shared last week. You really can go as simple or as elaborate as you like with this idea, which makes them super fun! If you use a different shape, such as the circle below, simply add a tab that will be stapled to the paper clip.

kentucky-derby-ribbons-3 kentucky-derby-ribbons-4I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Would love to hear how you celebrated National Scrapbook Day and/or The Derby.

As always, thank you for stopping by and Happy Creating!

Michelle

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2 Responses to The Kentucky Derby

  1. Birgit says:

    Haha! This is a super cute take on the Kentucky Derby! I always love your creations!!

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