Friday, May 6, 2011

THANKS MOM BLOG HOP- DAY 1 Altered Frames

Welcome to the THANKS MOM BLOG HOP. Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration in honor of mother's everywhere from the talented designers.  
 You should have arrived here from the crafty Cindy's blog.  If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go back to the start of the hop at our wonderful hostess Debbie's blog  so you don't miss any of the projects. There is a Grand Prize Blog Candy offered so you want to start at the beginning and read how to participate to win.
I will also be having a random drawing for my blog candy on Tuesday May 10 in the morning. To win you need to leave a comment during the hop and become a follower.  If you leave a comment all 4 days you will have four chances to win.  
The blog candy will be a $10 gift certificate from either Michael's or Joann's (your choice.)

Project Day 1- Altered Frames from Michaels for my daughters 
My two daughters have blessed me with two granddaughters this past 15 months and a third will arrive in July.  I wanted to make something special for them.  I first saw these frames when a friend of mine Yvette in the One Hour Thread was making altered frames in December for Christmas presents.  These are only 4.99 and are just under 12 x 12.  They can be set on a table or hung on the wall.  
The first thing I did was take some Acrylic paint and paint all the side edges including the top front edges.  I also painted around the glass edges.  The glass does not come out but can easily be scraped clean if you make a boo boo.  This makes it more finished.  For an even more finished look paint the back also.  Next I measured (twice to make sure) where the cut out should go and then cut out using my exacto knife and mat.  I then decorated  the page like I would an album page. 

Paper used DCVW Ciao Bella  (Pink) and Mariposa (Blue)
Me and Mom comes from Just a Note
Flowers Scalloped Circles cut from Mother's Day Bouquet at 2 inches and 1 1/2 inches 
Flowers are Stickled and sprayed with Glimmer MIst.
Swirls from Storybook
MS Punch for leaves 
Paper lace, Stickles, Pearls, Prima Butterflies and other embellishments
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Thanks for hopping along with us  and for your comments.  I will be posting a new project each day so please come back.  Remember, if you leave a comment on every designers blog hop post, your name will go into the drawing for the Blog Candy that our THANK MOM BLOG HOP hostess, Debbie, is offering as a Grand Prize.
Next up on the hop , is the talented Paula 

This is the list of those participating in the blog hop in case you get lost.
Debbie http://www.debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com  






Paula http://www.owlbescrappin.com/  (Next hop)













34 comments:

  1. These frames are just precious! Your duaghters are going to LOVE THEM! Happy Mother's Day!

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  2. What an awesome project!! I love this idea and your moms are going to really appreciate this gift!!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net
    www.scrappininthwoods.blogspot.com

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  3. These are too cute!! I love them!! I think your daughters are going to love them!! Glad to be on the hop with you!!

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  4. The frames are beautiful!!! love them.

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  5. Love the frames. They turned out so great

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  6. Beautiful! And what a sweet gift for your daughters! Glad you could be part of the hop too!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  7. Suzanne, Wonderful frame idea. I haven't used Glimmer mist yet but now I have to give it a try.
    Thanks Dana

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  8. Very nice and LOTS of work too! :)

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  9. oh those frames are so pretty! The daughters are gonna love them. Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop. Happy Mother's Day to you ! Debbie

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  10. The frames are beautiful. TFS Couldn't find a follow me button.

    http://daleleemorin.typepad.com

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  11. Wow Suzanne, the girls are going to just love these frames!! They are darling and will look so cute with a pic of mom and daughter in them. You never cease to amaze me with your craftyness!! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

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  12. Suzanne, the frames are beautiful. What a wonderful Mothers Day gift for your daughters.

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  13. These are both beautiful! Great gift idea.

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  14. What a neat idea! I've never seen these frames before, but I'll definitely look for them next time I'm in Michaels. Great job! Happy Mother's Day.

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  15. Your altered frames are beautiful.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  16. Your girls are going to love these beautiful frames. TFS

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

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  17. Love the frames! Another great idea for mother's day!!
    ~Tracy
    blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

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  18. Beautiful a wonderful idea for so many occasions.

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  19. That is so creative! You did a fantastic job! Your girls will love them!!!
    Jessica
    paperdeckerations@gmail.com
    paperdeckerations.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the frames -- beautiful colors. TFS.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  21. Very nice altered frames for your daughters.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  22. very pretty frames! TFS - Stefani

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  23. Love the frames Suzanne!! I always love your work!

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  24. The frames are so pretty!! Love the color combos you used ! Thanks for playing along this week at My Craft Spot !
    xoxoJoy

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  25. Soooo pretty! Love the sparkle and the beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  26. I love your frames - they are just beautiful!

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  27. Your frames are so pretty, thanks for sharing!

    Kimberli
    kimbean20@gmail.com

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  28. Your frames are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  29. Both your frames turned out just so lovely! Thanks for joing in the fun at My Craft Spot

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  30. Your frames are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway and hop!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

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  31. What fabulous frames - and such a lovely gift idea for your daughters! Congratulation on all your new grandchildren, too! How exciting!
    Thanks so much for playing along with this week's challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  32. Beautiful, love the colors
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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