April 18, 2009

SCRAPBOOK SATURDAY BECOMES FABULOUS FRAMES, LOL!

Hi All!! I wanted to share an altered frame I made for Kayla today - so no layouts, sorry!! I actually made this bases on the SCS way to use it challenge yesterday, which was frames!! And, it also was great for the EIS Friday challenge so I knew I had to get it done, lol! Plus, my daughter has been asking me to make some things for her room, we are redoing it in purples and greens....it is a work in progress!! So, I bought this frame at Michaels for $1 (can you believe that??!!) painted it with white acrylic paint, then distressed it with my sanding block. Then, I went to town decorating!! I used my Tea Party Designer Series paper and cut out bunches of the flowers, then layered them on top of one another and arranged them on the frame. The stamped images are from the set Polka Dot punches - I actually inked them up with my markers so I could make them different colors, I love how they look that way!! I was going for feminine, pretty, but not cutesy....I think I did it because Kayla said she LOVES it, which just thrills me!! I have some other projects in mind for her room makeover as well and now that I know she likes this, I can design around it!! The hard part will be repainting her room - we just painted it a year ago when we moved in and it is orange right now....so lots of work ahead. But, I am glad she picked such a pretty color combination - I mean, hey, it COULD be black, heehee!! That would soooo not be happening *wink* So, today is chore day since I put it off yesterday....lots and lots of things to get done in the house. I hope to have some time to work on some more projects later this afternoon...I really do love having a part of each day for creating!! Thanks so much for stopping by and if you get the chance, please sign in to my followers link, I just added it this week, and it's fun to see everyone in there!! I am also going to be blurfing today as I have to see what you all are up to *wink* Enjoy your weekend all!
Frame Recipe:
Paper - Certainly Celery card stock, Tea Party Designer Series Paper
Inks - Stampin' Up! markers (Lovely Lilac, So Saffron, Certainly Celery)
Stamps - Polka Dot Punches
Accessories - Buttons (non-SU!), So Saffron and Certainly Celery Wide grosgrain ribbon, onboard chipboard letter, Eyelet Border Punch, Flower Brads, Summer Love Rubons, green bling (non-SU!), Stampin' Dimensionals, mini glue dots

23 comments:

corinnesomerville said...

Hi Alex...as always I LOVE your scrapbook pages !! I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's accident !!! I'm glad she's slowly feeling better but that's so sad she's still in pain. This parenting gig is never over is it !!!! Give her a big hug for me !!! I'm sorry (once again) that I haven't commented much lately. I do come by almost everyday but with the wedding 13 days away I'm a busy little bee...between preparing for the wedding and crying...I'm POOPED !!! :)

Love ya and miss ya like crazy !

Dawn Easton said...

Gosh girl, this is so sweet!! I love to alter frames!!! These colours are so pretty!
You KNOW I'm happy to see you participating in the SCS challenges...they are so fun...and addicting...lol!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend...I'm cleaning the basedump today :(

Melissa said...

Oohhh....you are so right about coloring those flowers with your markers....they look FABULOUS in different colors!

Simply stunning my friend, simply stunning!

Many Blessings,
M.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my...this is bee-yoo-tee-full!! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors she picked out!

Christie said...

So beautiful Alex! I'm glad that Kayla loves it. If she didn't, I'd be begging you for it!

Natalie said...

Wow, Alex this is beautiful. x

Manna said...

This is gorgeous, Alex! Love the colours you chose!

Risa said...

Your altered frame is GORGEOUS Alex! I love the color combo and the different embellishments are awesome!
hugs
Risa:)

~Michelle~ said...

Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge at EIS too! Your frame is beautiful...so fresh and fun!

I did an altered initial for each of my kids' rooms...both the letter *N*....but they didn't have a choice of liking it 'cause they are too young! LOL! It is fun to do home decor projects!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How pretty!!

Cindy Haffner said...

So soft and pretty Alex.

Marcea said...

Oh Alex, how amazing is this!! Wow, it just blew me away as soon as I saw it. Incredible work hun
-x-

Diane said...

Wowzers Alex!!! That is one stunning frame!

Angie Tieman said...

Great project! So many fabulous details!!

Ila said...

This frame is Gorgeous!!...I love the way you decorated it...and what a steal at $1.00!!...I'm happy to follow you gal!!...Hugs, Ila

Lesli said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the color pallet!

Katie said...

This is so pretty Alex, I love the colours.

Katie
x

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ummm.......WOWZERS!!! This is just fabulously gorgeously creatively beautiful!!! Can you tell I like it!!?? LOL What a sweet idea for DD!!! Hubby and I had a "kiddo" issue that needed taking care of until almost 2 a.m. and we also reminded each other again that Parenting Is Not For Wimps!!! LOL Hugs for your DD!!! And for her wonderful Mama!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is AWESOME, Alex! Love hte colors and all those dimensional flowers. AWESOME, I tell ya!

Chris said...

super cute frame!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Now this is just gorgeous Alex!! Love your pretty frame here!! Great take on this challenge!! :)

Dani said...

Wowza, this frame is fabulous! Of course your DD loved it, who wouldn't?!

Vicki said...

That is a gorgeous frame and bet she fell in love with it right away. Such pretty colors.