Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Scrapbooking...not just for books!

Yes, you read that correctly!

Did you know that you can  get 16x16 square frames designed to fit scrapbook pages at your local craft supply store?

Well - Now You Do!

The best thing about these frames is that they are similar in depth to shadowbox frames, but not quite as deep and not nearly as pricey!

This means that you can create beautiful scrapbook pages for any occasion...
Complete with the embellishments that make  your heart sing...
ribbons and bows
buttons and brads
coins, concert tickets...
even a child's cherished keepsake or small trinket or toy...

And it will fit!

I  had a great idea to make a page for each birthday  for my grandchildren with photos and momentos from that year ...
put it in a frame until the next year.

Once removed from the frame for the new page the old one would be put into a scrapbook album.

After 18 years there would be a completed scrapbook  for each child to take with them on their journey to adulthood...be it college or marriage or  whatever... that would keep them in touch with  their loved ones and the memories of their childhoods...

I am sorry to say that plan has not worked out as I has planned... I still plan to make those pages...I just have a few years to catch up on that's all.

So-here  is what I did instead...
To commemorate the visit from HeManHubby's brother and his family from DownSouth this year I out photos of their little ones and our grandkids- FancyPants and BabyG.

I think it turned out well and it looks great on the wall between the kitchen and the family room.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Owl You Need is ... a Little Peel and Stick

I got these peel and stick wall stickers at Pier 1 last year on sale...  
No idea what I would do with them, but I couldn't resist...can you blame me?

Then I found this frame at Hobby Lobby for half price after Christmas.

And an idea began to take shape on how to put  those Owl stickers I had been holding onto to good use.

All I needed was a little something special to make it come together...

and then I went to the dollar store...

And I found this transparent wall sticker with the perfect inspirational phrase...

Well, it's perfect for my family and what I them to believe...

Put it all together and you get...

To make your own inspirational wall art just do what I did :

1) clean the glass on both sides of the frame. The peel and stick graphics go on the front of the       glass so you can leave it in the frame.

2) place the frame-with glass in place- on a flat surface and simply arrange your peel and stick        wall stickers on the glass the way you want. Be sure to apply them from bottom to top, slowly      rubbing as you go to remove air bubbles.

3) To get a 3D look figure out where you will hang your framed art and arrange the inspirational     peel and stick graphic on the wall so that it is visible on the wall behind your framed piece.

The finished effect will have a 3D look from  the shadows cast by lighting or sun shining into the room.
Like this:

Oh- please ignore the messy sofa...a family of 6 lives here and I like throw pillows and blankets!

Next project is to fill the bottom of the wall with old family photos... not sure just how yet but I'll be posting it once I am!

Happy Crafting