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. :)
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