Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Picture Frame

     My mom has sung the song you are my sunshine to M since he was a little baby.  When I saw this frame project by Echo Park using the Hello Summer line I was just sold on making it for her birthday. I  followed their pattern, but since my picture opening wasn't in the same place as theirs it's a bit different.
       I purchased the frame, and the paper pack, at Hobby Lobby on sale and using a coupon.  The frame was actually a beach theme and I just covered it with the blue paper, to mimic the sky, like the example frame on Echo Park.  
       My sun is cut from the Paper Pups cricut cartridge and I used one of the sayings from the paper pack in place of where they had a puppy. M is constantly asking to spend time with Grandma and always comes home happy so I thought it was perfect.  Some of the elements have pop dots, and some don't, so there is a very nice mix of depth to the frame. 
     I also wanted to share tip with you, that my friend La-Vie shared with me, when doing a project like this.  Since all of the items that extend over the edge of the frame are stickers I kept wondering how I would keep them from sticking to say wrapping paper.  Once stuck down you sprinkle the extra bits with baby powder!  Genius I tell you!
     Are you making any gifts right now?
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  1. What a lovely gift for your Mom and what a lovely reminder of special times.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  2. Aaaw, what an adorable scene! Super cute idea and I am sure your Mom will love it!
    Thanks so much for playing in the Linky "Summer" challenge at Craftin Desert Diva's!
    Sherrie K
    Guest Designer

  3. What a super fun card. This is great fab idea! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions be sure to come back for the next challenge!

  4. What a great frame for you Mom, she will treasure this project & enjoy having a picture of your son in it. Love the bright colors & papers you used. I've always enjoyed the song "You are my sunshine" too!

    Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

    ~Beth – Get Inky! DT
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  5. very nice picture frame. Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

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