Thursday, February 5, 2009

January Project Parade - Family Frame

Hi everyone! It's Julee again coming at you with the final feature on our A Kid at Heart project parade. Today's your final day to play, so if you're one of those procrastinator's like me, the time is NOW for you to kick it into gear! LOL Link your entries to the Day 1 post by 8PM Mountain time tonight for your chance to win! Here to finish up the parade in style is our other fabulous Guest Diva, Lynda Benden. I'm in love with her project, and I think you will be too! Here's a little bit about Lynda's project in her own words...

Let me start out by saying….because I am a GUEST DIVA, I have an excuse for not following Jen’s instructions for January’s Project Parade!!! LOL!!!! When Jen advised us of her Kid At Heart Project Parade Challenge, I immediately started getting all kinds of teacher gift ideas, classmate ideas, any kind of treat ideas rolling around in my head….. Well, sometime between those ideas rolling around in my head, I must have gotten really dizzy, and the time I made my project, I TOTALLY forgot that the project is supposed to be based around the KID AT HEART theme!!! ACK!!!!

My frame does include my KIDS and my HEART is full of love for them so I didn’t totally mess up!!! The scalloped frame is from the On Board Batch of Blooms from SU! I covered it using Kraft card stock. The way I cover it is to apply my glue from a glue stick directly on to the chipboard frame, smooth it out until it is all stuck down. This step doesn’t take too long! Use your hobby blade to cut out the middle square and scissors to cut the outside scallops as close to the scallops as possible. Use your sanding tools (I have the Basic Grey kit and it ROCKS!!!) and sand the inside and outside. I then did the faux stitching and sponged Going Gray ink around the outside AND inside of the frame. I stamped the heart flourish from Hearts on Fire first on the frame using Basic Black ink and then again on the back of the K&Co. red glitter paper. I cut the glitter heart out and mounted it in the center of the first stamped heart using dimensional and then added clear Martha Stewart rhinestones to the flourish.

The square and circle scalloped chipboard “frames” are also from SU! I got them a while ago but I do see they are available in a couple of chipboard kits in the new catalog. I covered the 2 squares with Basic Black cardstock, one circle with Going Gray card stock and the other circle with the K&Co. red glitter paper. The Going Gray circle was stamped using the heart flourish from Hearts on Fire using Basic Black ink. For the other frames, I used rub ons to decorate. The little red glitter hearts were actually stamped using the small heart from the Hearts on Fire set on the back of the glitter paper (you can’t stamp on the front, won’t work!!!), then cut them out and adhered them on the frames. I used dimensionals to mount the frames on the inside of the big frame and on top of the Bo Bunny Unforgettable DP. The final step was to stamp the beautiful “I love you more today” phrase (from the Hundred Hearts set) on a transparency using White Stazon ink and then adding fine white glitter. I let it dry, cut it out and then used my Quickie glue pen to adhere the upper part of the phrase on the bottom of the top left square scalloped frame and then the bottom part of the phrase on the top of the lower right scalloped square frame.

For the back of the frame, I cut an 8x8 piece of Basic Black card stock and glued it to the back so it will cover up the back of the DP & chipboard frame. I made it large enough so it would show a little between the scallops. For the easel, I cut a piece of chipboard (the kind that comes with your paper packs) at 6 ¼” long, 2” across at the top and 4 ½” across the bottom. I covered the front and back with Basic Black card stock, using my glue stick again, scored about 1” from the top and adhered it on the back using sticky strip.

Well, Lynda, I think you hit the theme right on the money! What's better than a fabulous frame with gorgeous pictures of your family to celebrate being a kid at heart? Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Okay, here's the final scoop on what to do...
Want to play along and be "A Kid At Heart?" Each participant that links their project to the DAY 1 post will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Verve Stamps. Please be sure that your entries are linked here no later than 8PM (Mountain) on February 5th (that's TONIGHT, folks!). Have fun and good luck!