Monday, April 21, 2008

Good Monday morning...

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We’ve been having beautiful weather here and I’m in the mood for all things Spring. One thing I enjoy doing is creating a little home décor piece for each season, this weekend I was inspired to create a quick & simple frame.

As soon as I saw the little birds on the Tinkering Ink “For the Birds” paper I knew I wanted to display them somewhere in my home. About 45” later this is what I came up with:





Supplies:

Tinkering Ink “For the Birds paper”
Sassafras Lass paper
Paper Salon chipboard frame
American Crafts thickers alphabet (chipboard & velvet)
American Crafts thickers shape
Creative Crystal stones
Clearsnap inks
Fabric-Tac adhesive by Beacon

Directions:

1. Cut bird from pattern paper and set aside.
2. Cut an 8”x8” piece of blue pattern paper and adhere to back of frame.
3. Adhere bird using foam adhesive as shown.
4. Adhere “Home tweet Home” using chipboard and velvet letter stickers.
5. Adhere crystals beside “Home” and to flower center. Finish with chipboard flourish on the top and bottom.

You can either set it out or attach a ribbon to the back and hang on the wall. :0)

Now for the fun part… I want to see what you come up with (or have done in the past) using your crafty skills to make something to display in your home. It can be paper crafts, sewing, knitting, whatever. Just link me to your creation (present or past) and you’ll be entered to win the Autumn Leaves “Foof-a-life” book and Around the Block tape writer (plus who knows what else I might throw in).

I’ll draw a winner next Monday. ;0) Have fun creating!

ETA: The randomly picked winner is: "Parker and Emma's Mom said...
http://hansenhappenings.blogspot.com/2008/04/april-showers-bring-may-flowers.html

Here is something I made this month to try to spruce up my scrap space a bit.

Love the blog!"

Thanks so much for playing along, loved looking at everyone's creations. :0)


Sherry

18 comments:

kimosabescraps said...

wow, great challenge... I have done a few... will have to find some links!

Thanks,
Kim

Melanie said...

Beautiful project, Sherry! Thanks for the how-to! And what a fun give-away!

Stacey S said...

Sherry, that frame is just GORGEOUS!!! I love the clean, spring feel of it and of course, the bird! Awesome challenge and giveaway, too!

Miki said...

Sherry, your frame is BEAUTIFUL!! Love that bird and now I'm off to hunt down some of those papers. Thanks for the challenge and the blog readers are going to love the give-away!

Melissa said...

How darling Sherry! I always love seeing your home decor!
Love this.
Melissa

DeeDee said...

Hello there!!! I love your frame...that little bird is so sweet!!! Here's a little something I made for Mother's Day gifts that I think will fit your request....TFL!!

http://deedeecampbell.blogspot.com/2008/03/love-grows-here-bbtb-challenge.html

ஐBeatriz Jenningsஐ said...

beautiful card TFS! :)

chelle said...

that frame is so cute! i love the "tweet" instead of "sweet".

here are somethings that i made a couple months ago. i hope you like them. and if you click on the picture, it expands.

http://ebbscrapbooking.com/Forums/index.php?autocom=gallery&req=si&img=2226

Anabelle said...

Just grogeous my friend! Love the vibrant colors!

Jenn said...

Here's an altered perpetual calendar (from Wal-Mart!) I altered. I actually keep it at work rather than at home, but it's the same idea lol!
http://malleybean.blogspot.com/2007/10/looks-like-i-figured-it-out.html

Karlyn said...

i just love that frame!

Benita said...

What a great RAK prize :) Here are some things I've altered for my scraproom:

http://imascrapbooknut.blogspot.com/2008/04/altering-again.html

http://imascrapbooknut.blogspot.com/2008/03/productive-weekend.html

emelyn said...

Sherry! this is beautiful! I just found this blog from Anabelle's blog!! Totally bookmarking it!

NanaBeth said...

I love this and what I love most is it is within my capabilities. I'm excited to think I could make something this gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial! Looking forward to many more.

Jessica said...

BEAUTIFUL, Sherry! Love it!

Pearl said...

Hi

Love the different projects & ideas you have here !

Here's an altered clipboard i have for display in my home :

http://maisymary.blogspot.com/2008/04/sisterhood-of-scrap-blog-party.html

TFL!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

http://hansenhappenings.blogspot.com/2008/04/april-showers-bring-may-flowers.html

Here is something I made this month to try to spruce up my scrap space a bit.

Love the blog!

Pam S. said...

I took a Tombow marker display and covered areas w/Melissa Frances Papers and use it to hold my Sizzix dies...
http://www.melissafrances.com/gallery/edit_project.asp?id=2050#