Friday, January 9, 2009

Bits and Pieces

I realized I never did show the fun projects I made as Christmas presents. This first one is my favorite -- The quote slips into photo corners, and there's an envelope on the back of the frame with a bunch more quotes so my SIL can change them out from time to time. I love how it turned out! I started with a $1 frame from Michaels, then used Basic Grey paper -- LOVE this Ambrosia line -- Fancy Pants chipboard, and a Making Memories Pin. The butterfly is cut from some of the PP. I designed the quote on my computer.


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My second project was something special for my mom and dad. This is to hang by a pretty tile portrait of my sister Carissa, who passed away last spring. I took an MDF plaque, spray painted the bottom layer with gold, then added crackle finish before applying the cream layer. I love the effect of the gold peeking through the cream. I cut the vinyl with my Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot.

It's no secret that I love a challenge blog -- it seems like the only time I get projects done is if I have a deadline! And thanks to my new scrappin' friend Brooke Stockman (whose blog is very much worth checking out on its own), I've discovered two new blogs I'll definitely be participating in:

Mojo Monday -- a new card challenge every Monday, with prizes the first Monday of each month

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge -- weekly challenges using great movies as inspiration. I think this one will really get my creative juices flowing!

10 comments:

BettyBee said...

TomiAnnie, You have made such lovely things, especially for your family. And you have a lovely blog. I have a LOVELY BLOG AWARD for you!!!!

http://BettyBrett.blogspot.com
BettyBee

Heather in FL said...

I'm so sorry you lost your sister, but this is such a pretty project for your parents. I'm sure they will cherish it, just as they do their memories of your sister. I found your blog through an SCAL Google Alert, It's great, so I'm going to subscribe. :-)

Regina Easter said...

wow, very pretty....blessings to you

Sharon Caudle said...

What a beautiful gift Tomi! I love this! WONDERFUL idea and very creative!!!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Hey Tomi... I guess we found Mojo Monday atthe same time... I posted a card dfor their latest challenge there.LOL I love what you did ith the frame, and being able to change the sentiment is awesome.. Girly... go to my blog, I left an award for you... HUGS..SK :)

chelemom said...

This is gorgeous! What a wonderful way to honor your sister.....: )

Ruelysi said...

Tomiannie, your work is beautifully done, and as a token I have left you a little something on my blog.

Rue

Amy said...

Tomi, these are such beautiful gifts for your family. I hope that you and yours are doing great and that little Eliza is growing like a weed....is she cutting teeth yet?? Hannah is....

Anyway, I have left you a lovely award on my blog....stop by to check it out...

http://scrappingmommy.blogspot.com

{{{Hugs}}}
Amy

Brooke S said...

Thanks for the sweet words.. It's so fun to see all the love you share with you family... How cool. I can't wait to visit with you and hear more about you sweet sister Carissa..

I LOVE the card you made for your DAD he is really going to love it.. What a cute daughter you are.

I't fun to see you using you Stampin'Up stamps and I have seen a lots of great idead i can use with cute sets I have forgotten about.

Lastly I really need to use my Cricut more and cute come vinly..

Hugs
Brooke

The Memory Keeper said...

Your heaven plaque is so special. Thank you for posting it!