A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Monday, October 25, 2010

'Squeezing' In Some Scrappin'

Good Morning! Happy Monday! How are you doing today? Good, I hope! I am hoping that this week will bring some long awaited news for us. But we will see. I just hate when you have to wait on something. I am so impatient!!! LOL. Anyways, today I have a new post going up over at She's A Sassy Lady for some DT work and I thought I would share my project with you guys as well.

As you may know from yesterdays post, I spent the whole weekend with the hubby, which is so rare. He works all the time and we rarely get to see each other, so I had to make the most of the time we were given. But I knew I had some work due so I sat down and 'squeezed' some scrappy time in and created a simple little project that I've been wanting to do....some Thanksgiving silhouette decorative frames to put in my home for the Thanksgiving season. These were super easy, super quick, and so affordable!!! I started with my girl Esmerelda (my Cricut Gypsy) and the Seasonal Thanskgiving Cricut Cartridge. I selected the Pilgrim Woman and Pilgrim Man silhouettes. But when I went to size them, I knew I was going to have to tinker with them to get them to fit into these small frames that I purchased for $1 each at our local Dollar Deals store. So I unchecked the 'keep proportion' box on my Gypsy and 'squeezed' these shapes in a tad. So now they are a bit skinnier, but fit perfectly into my frame. I used cardstock from The Paper Studio and patterned paper from K & Company. I adhered everything down with the Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner. Here is the Pilgrim Woman frame:
 Can't beat these frames for a $1 at the store too!!! I plan on putting these 2 frames next to each (facing one another) other on a end table in our living room.
 Pilgrim Man Silhouette Frame
 While I was making these, I went ahead and made another set to send to my Mom. We are both big decorators. We love to change up the decor' in our homes during holidays. So I hope she will enjoy hers. I added some lace trim to outer edge of her frames to jazz them up a bit more.
So next time you are at your local dollar store, check out the frames section! I was very surprised at the selection offered by mine. These are real wood frames and do not look cheap at all. Or at least I thought so. These could also be hung on the wall by adding some ribbon. And don't tell the hubby, but I bought 4 more frames too to jazz up for Christmas! LOL. I am on a altered frame kick I believe. You have to give this a try! These are so easy to do and would make great gifts!!!

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you have a wonderful day and have enjoyed this simple project! Happy Scrappin'!
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Leeann Pearce said...

Hi Aymee... congrats and looking forward in working alongside you at helmar!

Audrey Frelx said...

Saw your frame decor over at Sheila's and they look great!

Kristie said...

Hope you get some GOOD news Aymee!!!

Super cute frame-work too;)

mforquer said...

These are beautiful! Love how simple and elegant they are! Thanks for sharing!