Thursday, May 3, 2012

Simple Scrapbooks winner and Creating Keepsakes' NSD Celebration!

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of Creating Keepsake's special issue: Simple Scrapbooks. Without further delay, the winner is commenter #24 . . . Patricia!  Congrats Patricia!  I'll email you to get your mailing info.

We are celebrating National Scrapbook Day on both the Creating Keepsakes Blog and the Club CK Blog.  The theme is "scrapbooking around the house."  There are activities, tips, challenges, and prizes, on both blogs.  Each day this week we have been focusing on one room of the house.  I volunteered to do the Living Room challenge on the Club CK blog.  My challenge is to decorate a frame with flowers.  I decorated my frame with a plethora of handmade roses that I made from gorgeous Melissa Frances patterned paper:

SuppliesPatterned paper and resin frame: Melissa Frances; Small paper flowers and alphabet stickers: Prima; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette; Flower die: Lifestyle Crafts; Punches: EK Success and Family Treasures

I started with a $1.00 naked wood frame from Michael's, painted it white, then covered it with the paper roses I made.  I filled in the empty spots with small white Prima flowers.  You can find this paper rose tutorial (and the original source of this great tutorial) back on my blog post here: paper rose tutorial.  The tutorial shows how to make the roses with flower punches, but I also used a flower die to make some of the roses seen here.

The challenge on Club CK is to Decorate a frame using any type of handmade or premade flowers (or a combination of both).  Because flowers are my favorite embellishment, and I tend to go a little "flower crazy" with my projects.  But you don't have to use nearly as many flowers as I did!  For the full details about the challenge and the great prize you can win, be sure and check out the NSD Countdown/Living Room on Club CK.

What are you all doi


Anonymous said...

Stacy, this frame rocks!!! LOVE the handmade flowers!!!! Beautiful job, my friend!!

krcmasterpiece said...

That frame is gorgeous!! The roses are fabulous! You are so talented!

Edilza Teixeira Scrap e Artes said...

Esse porta retrato ficou super chique !!!