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 tell......my 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!
**Entered at Whimsical Wednesday #39 - Love Is In the Air
**Entered at More Than Favors - Wacky Wednesday #64 - Love
**Entered at Paper Issues - All We Need Is Love
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**Entered at Anything Goes Challenge - #60 - Bingo Board
(charms, my choice - die cut, & flowers)
(Had never used my pressed grass paper!)
**Entered at Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #88 - Feel the Love