March 30, 2009

FRIENDSHIP FRAME

Hi all!! Whew!! I am recovering from one very busy weekend! I had a workshop on Saturday and a class yesterday so I was very busy prepping, teaching, stamping, and well, okay, having fun - lol!!! Although I have to say, I am still recovering, so I am very tired and will try and get some rest today before my final workshop of the month tomorrow! As a reminder: for those of you who like free stuff (let's face it, we ALL do! Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow so if you were thinking of getting free stuff from the SAB catty, make sure you do it today or tomorrow because after that it will be too late! Contact me if you want to place an order and I will take care of it right away!! Now, back to the task at hand! My workshop on Saturday was actually for one of my long-time customers who wanted to have a birthday workshop for her birthday - she loves to stamp, is very creative, and I was excited that she wanted me to be a part of it all. So, I made a rather special project for her workshop - she had all her closest friends there and so I thought it might be nice to celebrate their friendship. I found these cute 5x5 wooden frames at Dollar Tree and gave everyone their own. The inside is a 5x5 home decor item celebrating their friendship....I used my hostess' favorite colors and she absolutely loved it!! Sorry for the closeup - it was the only way I could get a good shot of this last night since I did not get home until late from teaching my calendar class! Anyway, I took the frame and painted it with white acrylic paint, then sanded it down with my sanding block once it was dry to give it more of a distressed look. I was pretty happy with how it turned out - some of the gals actually stamped the bird but left the spot blank for a picture, which I thought was a great idea!! So, this project was a big hit and she was thrilled...that was all that counted to me!!! We also did some birthday cards which I will share with you tomorrow!! Right now, I am off to cut paper for my workshop tomorrow and have lunch with my husband - whooohooo!!! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me, I appreciate that you do!! See ya tomorrow!
Frame Recipe:
Paper - Baha Breeze, Pirouette Pink, Going Gray, Whisper White card stock, Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper
Inks - Going Gray classic ink
Stamps - Friends 24-7
Accessories - Slit Punch, brads, Wide Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, 5-Petal Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Photo Corners Punch, 1/4 inch Circle Punch, Pretty in Pink narrow grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

27 comments:

mochamama said...

DON"T YOU OVERDUE IT GIRL!!!!! sweet frame, I've also seen them done with the large butterfy in them. Sweet gift idea!

Deb said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful, no wonder the birthday girl was very happy! Take it easy, you don't want to rush your recovery, get plenty of rest!
Have a great day, Debx

Dawn Easton said...

Oh what a fabulous workshop idea Alex! I can see how it was a hit! Fabulous job!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful creation Alex! Love the pretty papers and images. Get some rest and take it easy too. :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER Alex!! This is so gorgeous!! I just love that frame!! :) TFS!

Natalie said...

Alex this is just gorgeous. x

Manna said...

This is beautiful, Alex! Great work!

Risa said...

What a fantastic idea! Your frame and images are awesome..I love it!!!
hugs
Risa:)

Latisha said...

what a wonderful idea for a class!! awesome project

Ila said...

This is Gorgeous Alex!! ..what a lovely gift!!...Take Care!!..Hugs, Ila

Denise said...

Very beautiful, I love those 2 colors together.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

So pretty Alex and the frame was such a great find, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Marilyn said...

Ooh I feel a trip to Dollar Tree coming on! This frame is stinkin cute and that new walk in the park paper is deeelicious!! Thanks for sharing - but Alex - please take care of yourself and don't wear yourself out !!!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Take it easy and get rest when you NEED it Alex! This is wonderful! I love this frame! What a great project!

Nikki Bond said...

LOVE it! That would so match the decor in my house! That stamp set arrives tomorrow and I sooo cant wait to play! Oh...and you can case anything of mine you ever want to....I'll so consider it an honor! {wink} {SMILES}

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, soft and so so pretty.

Chris said...

that is super cute!! what a great project you came up with for your birthday workshop!! >"<

Meg Giroux said...

Alex, this is so pretty! What an awesome gift idea!!! Thanks for all the sweet comments on my blog!

I need to order a catalog from you for the stampin up stuff. I will email you!

Nancy Riley said...

BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

You are full of inspiration - Alex!!! This is a fab idea and it turned out just gorgeous!!!

Take it easy :)!!!

Emily said...

Wow, Alex! This is so pretty! LOVE the colors! The flowers look great too!

Dani said...

This is such an awesome idea! Beautiful and sure to be treasured!

Katie said...

This is lovely Alex. I love the bird and the colours are fab. Great gift.

katie
x

Donna Baker said...

what a beautiful frame!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow, how pretty!!

jo said...

I love this Alex - it's beautiful!

Vicki said...

That turned out so beautifully. Wow, great way to make a dollar frame look like a million bucks!