Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Are you having a flashback to the 80s right now? "Pretty in Pink" is one of my mom's all time favorite movies. Go out and rent it if you have not seen it. But, the pretty in pink I am talking about is the pink for breast cancer research. Some of my friends at work are doing a breast cancer walk and they have to raise a TON of money so I donated some pink frames for them to sell. Each one I did is just a basic Michael's wooden frame. I painted the edges a light pink. Then I used some 3 in 1 wet glue to adhere a piece of paper to the front side. I used an exacto knife to cut out the middle. Then I just added some words and embellishments. These are just a few of them. I believe they are selling them for $10 a piece. I can make one for you too and donate the money to their great cause. Pink never looked so good!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Just Have to Love Target

I am normally such a stickler for grammar and punctuation but, this year, Target's Valentine's Day line changed my mind. (At least for this layout.) They had these frames and cups that had random letters of the alphabet in black and then "i love u" in red. It gave me the inspiration for this layout about my Valentine. I used a white sheet of cardstock and covered it with a piece of paper from KI Memories called Perm Black. I have had it for years and I was never really sure how to use it. It reminded me of all of the black lettering I saw at Target so I went with it. Of course, I added the red title and left a white frame around the picture. The whole layout is really simple, but there is a lot to look at too. And I finally did a scrapbook page - it has been too long!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Two is Twice the Fun

Last weekend, my mom, sisters, and I went to a baby shower for a friend of the family who is expecting twins. She is having one boy and one girl. I think this is a sweet deal! I wanted to do something for each of the babies, so I made them each their own frame to hang in the nursery. I used wooden frames from Kaiser Craft. First, I glued background paper to each one. Then I cut out their names and added a place for a photo to be added later. My mom and I had looked online at the baby accessories they wanted. Jacob's blankets and things had lots of animals so I cut out some fun animals for him. Makaylah's had lots of butterflies and flowers so I used some butterflies and made their wings pop off the frame. For each of them, I also found a quote that would add some fun to their frames. I used ribbon for a finishing touch. They will not be complete until the bundles of joy arrive!