Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wall Art

I was at Walmart the other night and found some great frames on clearance. I just had to snatch some up to create some fun wall art. These were so simple and easy to create.

All that I did with these was stamp the Garden Sillouettes stamp set in Black Staz-On onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Then I mounted each one into a frame. The whole set took less then 5 minutes which included taking the frames out of the packaging and cutting the cardstock and everything. I absolutely love how these turned out.

My next one that I did was this Family Frame:

I bought some wooden letters at Hobby Lobby a couple of months ago with the intention of altering them for my mom for a present. The letters I bought happened to come in a pack of two so I had enough to do one for me as well. Well I went months with them in my drawer and never did anything with them. When I found this great frame at Walmart for $5 I knew that it was time to pull out the letters. I used the Brocade Backgrounds (SU) paper to alter these along with some ribbon and silk flowers from Hobby Lobby and some Primas. I used some Cream CS that I got from HL as the background. I now have this hanging on my wall above some family pictures.

My mom's will be in Americana colors. I just need to get the right papers for hers. I thought I had some good ones in the colors I needed but I don't. I hope I have inspired you to see what you can do with a frame. I did get some other frames but haven't used those yet.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Heart and Snow

So I woke up yesterday morning to a lot of snow out my window. We had a nice little snow storm. I have a spinal cord condition so I can't shovel my snow (I did during our first storm of the year and was in bed for about a week after). So since then my neighbor has been doing it. Well that is until yesterday. Someone else got to it before he could. I went outside to get my mail and I see my friend Alice trying to hurry and jump in her van without me seeing. And I see this:
Alice had shoveled my porch, sidewalk, and driveway and piled it all up into the corner of my front yard and sculpted it into a heart. Sweet huh?! How in the world she was able to do most of it without me knowing I have no clue. I literally didn't see her till she was trying to get into her van to drive away. Boy do I have great friends or what?

Friday, February 01, 2008

Friday night stamping

I am in a birthday swap group and so tonight I sat down to make the February girls birthday card. I decided to use my cuttlebug and some chalks and see what I could come up with. I embossed my whisper white CS using the stylized flower embossing folder. I then used my dew drop chalks and some applicators to highlight the piece. I used some close to cocoa Patterned paper and a certainly celery card base. I added some primas and a brad in the middle. I finished off the card by stamping the sentiment in Close To Cocoa ink. I hope she likes it! I sure do!

I liked the way that it turned out so much that I chose to do another one. I used the textile embossing folder this time and rubbed the chalks on the piece. I mounted it to Lavender Lace CS, added some ribbon and a velvet prima with bling brad and attached it using dimensionals on a Certainly Celery base. I stamped the sentiment using Black ink. I so love the way that this one turned out. And I love this technique of using the cuttlebug and chalks together. You should try it sometime!