6 Dec 2008

Day 2 of the Reveal!!

On we go to Day 2 of the Design Team's reveal at Embellish-It Scrapbooking, featuring Basic Grey Wassail !

Just a few exciting notes regarding the store before we get started!!

Check out the Special Offers page - there are always tons of things on sale - this week it is Just-Rite stamper, Basic Grey papers- 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 paper packs!!, some May Arts ribbon!

We even have an on-going affilitiate program, which is a super offer!! You could earn 5% of any sales that have been linked up through your blog!!

And if that isn't enough, our November/December contest is up and running!! You could win The Fairest of them All Collection, plus Rub-Ons, plus Stamps!!

Okay, let's start!! YAY!!

Believe it or not, everything I created for this month's designs were altered! I don't even like to alter, but with this Basic Grey paper, it is too beautiful - I needed to do more than make a card - not that there is anything wrong with!!

Here is a picture of my sweetie! - Well, technically not MY sweetie, but my grandson sweetie!

I just changed up a $1.00 frame from Michael's - easy as pie - easier!!

First I painted the frame with gold lustre paint and when that dried, I laid the frame upside down on my Basic Grey Wassail paper and traced around the frame - both on the inside and the outside.

Then I cut the paper a little bit inside the lines, because tracing isn't an exact science (my tracing anyway.....), and I planned to sand the edges anyway!

Using Tombow mono glue, I adhered the paper to the frame and then saw that I needed to trim a bit more, because obviously my cutting isn't an exact science either!!

After trimming, I took my sanding block and sanded down all the edges just a bit.

I usually have to put my craft down, look at it, turn it over, turn it around, walk away, do laundry, come back and then an idea will hit me! So that is what I did. When I came back into my room I saw immediately what I wanted to do with it!

First, I added the fun holly leaves Rub-Ons......they just glide on so easy!

Then I knew I wanted to cover up the seam somehow. I tried ribbon, I tried more paper, but I settled on the Basic Grey Wassail buttons and I am glad I did!

I didn't tie twine in the buttons this time, because I really didn't want anything to detract from that ever-luvin' face!!

The bottom was still so desolate looking, so I got out my Thickers and coloured them with Copics. Then I added the Antique Linen distress Stickles for lots of sparkle!!

I think it turned out perfectly!! What do you think??


  1. This is BEAUTIFUL! So cute! I love the buttons and that Wassail paper is a winner everytime!

  2. Great altered frame and darling grandson! I just today pulled out a $ frame from Mike's too to alter! Thanks for the inspiration Bonnie! Merry stampin'! Deb

  3. Came by your blog via Basic Grey. Love your stuff. This is an adorable frame. I *heart* those papers!!

  4. Nicely done the lil extras and love you put it your projects.

  5. OMG...he's so cute I just wanna take a bite! Your frame came out fabulous! Love the buttons-perfect addition!

  6. Awww! Such a sweet photo & frame. Love that Basic Grey. :O)


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