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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Crafty Designers' Day at Craft Junkie Too - Hearts!

Hello everyone!  Well February seems to be flying by doesn't it?  Next week is Valentines' Day and love is in the air!  Haha!  :)  Well, today's theme for the Crafty Designers Day at Craft Junkie Too was create a project with a "heart" on it! 

I've been wanting to make this project for a few weeks now; (actually wanted to enter it into the Word Art Wednesday's Challenge but it didn't happen) and I am so glad now that I made it anyway and incorporated a "heart" into it!  This project definitely touches my heart and seems like it was just yesterday that I was praying for God to give me a child and now my bundle of joy is 2 years old!  This is a picture of Carley now (well actually taken right before her 2nd birthday - Dec 15th!).

My little angel......well most of the time!  ;)

But in the picture above, she was only a day old!  (And yes, her hair was black when she was born and now it's not! ha! :)  Crazy how that happens!)  But I decided to decorate this frame and show how much I love her! I incorporated a verse from 1 Samuel....."For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of Him."  1 Samuel 1:27  KJV


 Behind the verse, I used some crinkled pressed grass paper for a layered effect.  On the verse, I used my pinking shears to trim the edges and inked them with brown ink.  Then I used glossy accents and some glitter glue to stiffen the cardstock and used pop-dots for dimension.  Below, I used the same cardstock, ink, glitter glue & pop dots and typed Carley's birth stats in the 'rough_typewriter' font and attached it to the upper right corner of the frame.

Also the top of the frame, I used some letter brads (which I removed the prongs from) and hot glued them to some ivory ribbon that I had attached to the top.  In the top left corner, I added a flower that my grandmother crocheted which gives this frame even more sentimental value to me. :)

I added some pink ric-rac to the top and bottom of the frame and also added some red glitter glue to the red flowers in the patterned paper.  I added this paper on the sides and inked the edges and the frame all around.  I used my Creative Memories tearing tool and added a red strip of paper to the very bottom of the frame for some color.

I used the Creative Memories Stork's Delivery cartridge to cut the "Love at 1st Sight" sentiment.....which has a 'heart' included in the cut!  And yep, that's pretty much how it was.....I was in LOVE with her before she was here and even more so after she was here! :)

To finish off the frame, I added some heart shaped pearls to the bottom.....they reminded me of my heart, my husband's heart, and Carley's heart....our family! Funny story to hubby most of the time usually tells me that my projects are "nice" or "cool".....he supports my crafting but is not one to get 'too' excited about anything I've created....ha!  But this frame.....he really "liked"!  Yay! :)
It made my heart warm and fuzzy!  :)  Awww!

Hope all of you have a great Valentines' Day and get to spend it with those you love!

(charms, my choice - die cut, & flowers)

(Had never used my pressed grass paper!)



  1. Fabulous LO!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbow for our
    " Flowers with a bit of sparkle " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Shaz x

  2. This is very pretty, love the flower, gorgeous, thank you for sharing with us at Anything goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

  3. Shelley - your layout is beautiful! I would never have guessed that Carley had dark hair! She is such a beautiful lil girl!!

  4. this is so striking and beautiful!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. So sweet-- I love that you added the flower from your grandmother--so sweet! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

  6. Cute!

  7. oh this is just gorgeous love that image bless you for playing at anything goes,this week,hugs Cherylx

  8. Wow, your layout is so precious and so is the cutie pie in your picture.. I love all the layering you did on this paper.. You should totally enter your layout in my "Getting Scrappy Challenge".. If your interested here is the link:

    Scrappy hug,
    Amanda :0)

  9. GORGEOUS frame!!! I love the pretty crocheted flowers...TFS!
    Sherrie K

  10. Oh, thanks for joining us in the challenge at FCCB!!
    Sherrie K

  11. Hi Shelly, thank you for adding this to Scripture Thursday. It's a delight page with your sweet daughter. I am so thankful for God's gift of my daughter, who is now an adult. I'm so glad you're husband was excited about your project. ~ Abby

  12. Cute layout!! Thank you for playing along with us aat Scrappy Moms Stamps! XOXO

    - Mel

  13. What a gorgeous layout--love all the details! :)

  14. Ohh this is beautiful. I love that you added your grandmother's flower. Thank you for playing along with us at FCCB.

    Happy Craftin'!

  15. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us over at Sentimental Sundays.

  16. Gorgeous project, Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes


I enjoy reading your comments!! :)
Shelley (Carley's mom!)