From Pinterest To My Wall~

I’ve been eyeing this project on Pinterest for some time.

And it just so happens that I found some frames on sale while walking through the craft store this weekend.

So, I got out DCWV’s The Burlap Stack and decided it was time to stop looking and start doing.

Sounds like a Lowe’s commercial doesn’t it?

I trimmed the burlap sheets into four 4″ wide sections and used Scor-tape to adhere them to my 8 x 10 base.

I wanted to make sure the sheets lined up as close as possible, so the lines where they met wouldn’t be visible.

Plus, my pictures will cover that area as well.

My frames covered with the burlap paper~

Frame-Blk

Frame-Blue

I also backed my burlap base with foam board just in case I want to use them as mini bulletin boards.

I wanted to distress the frames a bit, so I used Acrylic Paint Dabbers to apply paint to the edges and decorative portions of the frames.

I then used Beacon 527 Multi-purpose glue to adhere my clips.

Frame-Clip

Wanting to emphasize my picture a bit more I backed it with papers DCWV’s The Family Bound Stack.

Frame-1

I also used paper from that stack and the Cricut Sophisticated cartridge to make my letter A.

Frame-2

I think it matches my wall color perfectly. Love that!

Frame-3

And now instead of looking at a pin on Pinterest I can simply look at my wall.

The best part is I can easily change the pictures any time I want.

Since it was already noted that Travis was missing from both pictures, it looks like I’m going to have to change them soon. Sigh!

I used~

Burlap Family Bound

DCWV The Burlap Stack and The Family Bound Stack
Frames, Adirondack Acrylic Paint in White and Black, 7Gypsies Clips, Beacon 527 Multi Use Glue and Foam Board
Cricut Sophisticated for the Letter A cut at 5.75″ wide

A box full of goodies~

The girls over at the Cricut Circle Message Board and I had a Secret Partner Box Swap! Yippee!

We each purchased kraft boxes from cricut.com while on sale. See we’re smart too!

Then we decorated and filled them with handmade and purchased scrapbook goodness.

I decided to make various tags and embellishments that my partner could easily use as is, disassemble or embellish even more. I think I have included enough goodies for a nice mini album. In fact I cheated and included one in the shipping box! Don’t tell!

I find the hardest part of making and buying things for others is the thought they won’t like what I like. Anyway, it’s the thought that counts right?

Here are the goodies that filled my box~

I included several sheets of Teresa Collins Fabrications Canvas and Linen collections.
This paper feels so soft and smooth. Love it!

I made tags using TBBM. I used words from A Child’s Year and Paper Pups to creat the cut outs.

And guess what my partner’s initial is?

I used Sophisticated for the letter “R.”

The collection of buttons, brads, butterflies and pins I included~

My box top~

I used Mother’s Day Bouquet for the handmade flowers and leaves.

My box all tied up and ready to go to it’s new home~

A close of up of that charming Tim Holtz bird charm~

I used My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline and Teresa Collins Fabrications collection for all of my decorations and handmade items.

I sure hope my partner likes it!

And here is the wonderful box I received from Scrapperbecka~

First things first~

The card she made me. Isn’t it cute?

My box waiting for me to figure out just HOW to get it out~

Look she even had to add extenders to contain all the goodness she stuffed in it!

A better look at the way she decorated it. Isn’t beautiful? And what a wonderful quote!

All of the wonderful goodies~

I think she included a little bit of EVERYTHING in there~ flowers, ribbon, stamps, brads, buttons, chipboard, tags, notepads, a bracelet and even gel pens for my Cricut!! Oh my!

Thank you SO much Becka! I really appreciate it and can’t wait to start using it ALL!

And most importantly my box will proudly be displayed on my bookshelf.

Also, a BIG thank you to RockinRenee for hosting this swap. This was FUN!!

My Little Treasure~

Not too long ago my sister, cousin and I went through our Grandparents’s house collecting items that we would like to have to remember them by. As you can imagine it was quite the task as we all had specific items that we wanted.

Let’s see the list went a little like this~

Amy, my sister, wanted a hot pink plastic tea set that saw many summer night tea parties and a polka dotted bikini that my Mema was rumored to have worn long before I ever came to be.

I wanted the paper mache teddy bear I made them in the Eighth grade and the plastic Yogi Bear cup we got at Jellystone Park when I was five.

And my cousin, Jayne, well I’m still not sure what she wanted, but I’m sure it was just as priceless as ours items.

So when the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge was to make a layout featuring a special family memento, I knew just what to use.

While I did not find the 30 plus year old Yogi cup, I did find this music box. It hung on the wall in the bedroom we slept in and plays Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.

My layout featuring it~

I just love the honeycomb patterns that are so popular now. I used the honeycomb shape from the digital Teresa Collins Basic cartridge and CCR to alter it to a larger size.

A close up~

My title~

The word Treasure is from the Teresa Collins Sophisticated cartridge and both layers are cut at 4.6″.

I made a tag for my journalling also from the digital TC Basic cut at 4.8 and 5.3″.
It gets tucked neatly behind my picture.

I have to say that the best part of that day was the memories filled with love that we got to share all over again.

That and seeing the embarassing pictures of how we all dressed as teens! Yikes!

I used~
Studio Calico Country Fair kit contents: Crate Paper Farmhouse Collection Handpicked, Random Collection Wallpaper, OA Gray & Cream Mini Market letter stickers, Chipboard pieces, The Gilded Bee butterfly
Sophisticated for the word Treasure
Teresa Collins Basic

Happy Little Moments ~I finished!!

Yippee!! While I love, love, love this little book there is nothing like the feeling of finishing a project.

And I see plenty of these fun little books in my future. Wouldn’t all those Joe-centric Stephanie Plum books be perfect for this? He he!

Pages 94-109~

I used~
George to cut the hearts, stars, flowers and moons that make up the confetti. All were cut at .76″
Elegant Edges to cut the borders at .76″
Birthday Bash to cut the banners at 1.16″ each
The class provided Silhouette cut file to cut happy and moment
Modern Homemaker Paper and Buttons, The Thrift Shop and 5 & Dime Paper, Farmhouse Flower Sack, Rocket Age Label Stickers
Martha Stewart Sequins and Recollection pearls

Pages 114-129~

I used~
Elegant Edges to cut the multiple borders at .76″ each
Sidewalk Flower Sack, Chip and Stick pieces and Buttons, Rocket Age Label Stickers, Fly a Kite Rub ons
Misc ribbon and kraft tag

I also decided that punches are wonderful and I best get MORE!! They did a much cleaner job of cutting through multiple pages.

Pages 134-149~

I used~
Graphically Speacking to cut the word everyday at 2.75″ wide
Sophisticated to cut the word celebrate at 2.75″ wide
Modern Homemaker buttons, Playtime Sticky Keys, The Thrift Shop paper, Sidewalk Chip & Stick pieces and Flower Sacks

Pages 154-169~

I used~
Report Card Shape Stickers, Farmhouse Flower Stack, Ducks in a Row Word Stickers, Sidewalks Chip & Stick pieces, Fly a Kite Word Stickers and Schoolroom Alphas
Misc ribbon and a doily

Pages 174-183~

I used~
5 & Dime Strawberry Creme Sprinklers to mist the pages, Sidewalk Wraps, Flower Sack, Chip & Stick pieces, 5 & Dime, Fly a Kite and Farm Fresh Word Stickers, Rocket Age Miscellany

I found this book plate in my October Afternoon stash and added it to the front. It reminds me of a Little Golden Book.

For my back cover I thought it would be cute to make a library pocket envelope and card.

I used~
Fabulous Finds to cut the pocket at 4.25″
Papertrey Ink library card stamp

This little book has certainly made ME happy. Although my oldest daughter has already counted the number of pictures of each child and they are not equal. So, it looks like I’ll be making another to make HER happy.

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