Monday, June 15, 2009

"Smile" Photo Frame

I picked up this unfinished wood photo frame at Michaels for $1.00. Thought I'd try my hand at decorating it with the Creative Memories Delight paper from the Additions Kit.
First, I gave the frame a coat of white paint, front and back. Next, I cut my paper as close as possible to the frame measurements (approx 8x8). I laid the frame upside down on the wrong side of my paper and traced the photo opening on the back of my paper. I cut out the center with my trimmer and an exacto knife. Next, I applied ModPodge to the wood frame, then placed the paper on top of the frame. I used a ruler to smooth out any bubbles and excess glue. Once dry, I carefully sanded the edges of the frame to remove any excess paper. To give the frame a shabby- chic look, I added some white paint around the edges of the frame on top of the paper. After the paint dried, I sanded the edges some more to remove any paint that looked excessive.
To embellish my frame, I took a chipboard flower (Maya Road) and covered it with paper from the Creative Memories Delight Kit, painted the edges white, and added a CM sticker. I decided that this frame needed some bling, so I added some rhinestones (Kaiser Krafts). I'm going to work on some cards and a 12x12 layout soon!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Giant Clothes Pin Photo Holder

I altered this giant clothes pin with the Creative Memories Power Palette Delight Additions Kit. I found the clothes pin at a rummage sale and covered the front and back of it with the Delight paper using ModPodge as my adhesive. I finished it off with a top coat of ModPodge for durability. The flowers and sticker (on the photo) are also from the Creative Memories Delight line. I placed the sticker on white card stock, trimmed it out, and mounted it with foam mounting squares. I LOVE how this turned out!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Family Mini-Album

I love making mini-albums! For me, they are faster and more fun than 12x12 albums. I have poured myself into this album for my brother and sister-in-law. I put great love and care into each page! I used mostly Basic Grey papers throughout the album in order to create continuity. Just click on each photo to get a close up of the details.