Thursday, June 10, 2010

Miss Me??

I haven't posted in over a month! I made a few things during the time away from the blogging world, but I guess I just needed a break and I haven't been very inspired. This past month has been crazy (and not in a good way). I was discussing my non-scrapbooking mood with a friend earlier today and she said something that made a lot of sense. We both tend to dive into scrapbooking as an escape and to get away from everything else. Lately, I haven't had anything to 'get away from' and have much more spare time on my hands than I think I've ever had. **Side note: I have the best maintained yard in the neighborhood. Hehe.**

So, to catch you up on the few things I have created, I'll start with my Mother's Day card and gift. I loooooove how the frame turned out. I purchased a scalloped acrylic frame at the CKC I attended in April with the intention of making this project. I knew I wanted to either use a family photo or a photo of my brother and I. Problem is, it has been YEARS since we've had formal photos taken and, even though I consider myself pretty close to my brother, we don't have many photo opportunities with him living in Hawaii. The family photo I ended up using was taken for a church directory. I'm not sure of the year, but I'm guessing it was in the mid-80's.

I used a curvy cutter to cut the photo into a circle and to cut the yellow photo mat. The photo and strip of paper are matted on the striped background paper and attached to the back of the frame with glue dots. I loved the flourished bling in the package and on the display projects at CKC, but the reality is they are so difficult to lay, I almost ruined the entire frame. I added gemstones on the corners to cover the glue dots and added the prima flowers to give it a little more color and tie in our red sweater vests. Sweater Vests! Ha! The final touch was the silver butterfly that I picked up at CKC.

Here's the Mother's Day Card. It doesn't go with the colors in the frame at all. I wanted the frame to coordinate with the colors of the family rooms in the house, but wanted the card it be light and spring-y.

Thanks for looking!

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