Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Baby It's Cold.....

Howdy friends!!  Let me start out by saying it is ridiculous cold out here in my part of the world - coldest we've seen in 15 years!!!  My kids and hubby have been home from school and work for 2 days due to the treacherous 'Texas Snow' (read - ice!) on the roads.  That's okay, though because we are kinda stuck, literally, in our house anyway.  The front door screen is frozen shut as is our garage door, so we couldn't get the cars out to go anywhere even if we wanted too! 

So, the other day I promised a looksy at a couple of things I've been working on for Valentine's Day decor in my home.  This first item is actually a recycled piece of packaging from some picture frames I bought a year ago in the Target Dollar Spot.  I looked at the package and said to my mom (she was over playing with the Cricut - and she's hooked!!) "I can totally make something with this!"  So, here is what I came up with:

I covered the inside with some scraps of paper, cut out 2 Eiffel Tower images from French Manor and covered with glossy accents for shine, then cut out 'je t'aime' (French for I love you) from Holiday Cakes and welded the letters with Design Studio.  Then added some super fun zebra print fur ribbon trim I found at Hobby Lobby, the attached a piece of ribbon for hanging.  All of this was made from stuff in my stash - so I didn't spend any extra $$ on it! 

The second item I have to show you is one of the frames that came from the above package (there were 3 in it), and I just sat down and played with different techniques.  Here is the result:

I started with a piece of patterned paper and put it in the frame.  Then I took transparency material cut out the heart using the Cricut from Love Struck, embossed it with the Cuttlebug folder Script Texture, painted the back with Adriondack Snow Cap and rubbed off excess.  Then I adhered the heart to the outside of the glass frame.  Next I took more of that fabulous trim and glued it to the bottom of the frame.  I cut out the word Love from Opposites Attract and glued it to the trim.  Finally, I took 3 flowers and glued them to the fram and added some paper leaves.  Yet again, no extra moolah spent!  I've really tried hard to use what I have already :O)

**About the flowers, these are made from another recycled material that I never would have thought of using before.  Its a technique I learned from a very talented lady who runs her own studio!  If you would like to know what that material is, give me a guess - and let me know if you would like a tutorial on the fabulous flowers!!!  I'll post a tutorial if anyone out there wants to know more!**

See ya'll soon!!



  1. Love your blog, and your projects are adorable. I have a blog award for you! Come to to get it.