Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Frame For A Friend


Ahhhhhh.... my friends. I went to a stampin retreat last September (hard to believe it's been almost a year). I had THE time of my life. I got to meet so many friends that I had talked to and "hung" out with over the internet.... friends I've made through this addiction ... uh um, hobby of mine. While there, my supah star talented friend Zapstar (Lisa Zappa), taught us how to cover frames with paper. She is DA queen of frames. You should see what that girl does with a cheapy dollar store frame. Click on her name to check out her AWESBOMB blog. That girl gives shabby a whole new tude baby. LOVE ya Zapstar!!!

These are my two friends Lana Lepinski and Heather McNally. Most of you probably recognize Lana from SCS. Oh, man, it was a joy to finally meet her in real life. I cried when I got my first hug..... I was SO happy to finally meet her. These two girls make my heart smile! Heather, is SO funny... she can make me smile on the hardest of days. They are both amazing, truly amazing women, and I'm blessed to have them in my life.

I got this little (photo is 2.5 x 3.5) frame from Walmart... it was just a plain wood frame. I covered it with this wonderful paper by Chatterbox called Sky Garden Floral. I LOVE it. Love the whole Garden line of paper. Emily Giovanni wrote a great tutorial on SCS for covering frames. Click here to see it.

I used my craft bliss blue ink pad on the edges of the frame... it took a long time to dry which I could have sped up with my embossing gun, but it took me a couple days to get back to it anyway. I stamped the top with the friend portion from the stamp set That's Nice in the Spring Mini with Close to Cocoa Craft ink. The ribbon is from Cindy of course. The little butterfly is from the Maya Chipboard Collection... they come in really cool tins! I rubbed the butterfly across my new Groovy Guava Ink pad and let it dry. I added some white with my Uniball White Gel Pen and some glitter with my Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter pen. I made the antennae by wrapping some Stampin'Up! Wire Works wire around the pointy thing in the Crafter's Tool Kit. Attached to the frame with a mini glue dot, then added Sticky strip to the back of the butterfly and placed it over the top. Lastly, added these cool little Jewels from Joy and Daisy's store eclectric Paperie to the center of three of the flowers.

Okay.....I've got to get to bed early tonight, my eyes are crossing. I've got LOTS to do to get ready for all my family coming to celebrate my Grandma's 87th birthday. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend... I'm hoping for no rain!!

PS.... you can click on any of the blue words to get more information and the photos for a bigger view. :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!
~Cambria

Stamps ©Stampin'Up 1990-2007

14 comments:

chelemom said...

I love this idea....I have many wooden frames that are naked! I will have to "dress" them up! Good luck on all of your preparations for your party!

Dawn said...

Beautiful frame! I'm in love with that paper as well. Use it often! The butterfly you added is beautiful!

Bevie Pearl said...

I love this picture!!

Laura B said...

I love your frame and the explanation and all the links. I love your site, as you provide such concise information and resources. BUT, you are such an enabler. haha....I ordered the Janome sewing machine. I did't get the sale price, but I did get free shipping by typing: welcome in the coupon box. Thanks for shareing.

Well Said Cards said...

Great frame! I love the butterfly in the corner!

Rose Ann said...

I love your frame! The paper is so pretty! I love the rick rack, and your butterfly is perfect!

PJBstamper said...

I hope you made 2 of those beautious frames! Otherwise, Lana and Heather are gonna fight over it. (My money's on Heather)

Shabbychick Junk said...

OH MY GOSH! LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL SMILEY FACES! I LOVE YOU CAMIPINK! THE FRAME IS AWESOME, GIRLFRIEND!

Heather said...

OMG! I'm on Cami's blog!!!!! Cami - I love this frame! I think I have to run to Wally World for some frames!!!!! LOVE this! LOOOOOOVE YOU!

Leslie Miller said...

I love these frames you make, Cami! I still have mine sitting in my dining room. You're da bomb--no YOU are!

Heather said...

This is absolutely adorable! :)

lacyquilter said...

Fabulous frame! Now I have to go check out those links.

Lana said...

Cami I can hardly read this without crying! I'm so glad Zappy sort of spilled the surprise or I would have had a heart attack! The whole drive I kept saying: "She said Cami. I heard her say Cami. I think Cami is there". Then Cindy would ask how something was said. I said: "there was a long pause. I think Cami is there!" I will never forget meeting you for the first time! I did not want to let go! And my buddy Hooty! Man words cannot express what I think of her-SERIOUSLY!!!!! You girls are the best friends a girl could have!

Lana said...

P.S. Pam is right! Hooty and I will fight and SHE WILL WIN! She does NOT give up!