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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Altered frames

Happy hump day!  It's already Wednesday which means we are closer to the weekend.  I can't wait.  I've been resting up and finally got rid of my headache that I had for 3½ days.  I kept waking up with it and it just wouldn't go away.  Still fighting the cough part though and so is my daughter.  We will just have to hang at home this weekend and rest up - I don't mind at all.
So I wanted to show you some altered frames and shadow boxes that I did.  Some were Christmas gifts and some I just put together.  I really love reading quotes and poetry, and using them in frames for special gifts.  Simple, easy to do but displays a beautiful message.
This first one is in my daughters room.  I just love the words and had to do it for her room.

I love the saying in this one too about hope and dreaming.
This heart-shaped one is for my very special MIL.  I just love the DSP on this frame and the colors.  Could be easily altered for a Valentine's gift.

This poem was sent to me by a very sweet angel.  It is one of her favorite poems so I put it into this frame and sent it to her. 

These next few are shadow boxes.  I just love how they look.  I wasn't sure how to alter a shadow box before until I wanted to try something different for a gift.  I was hooked after the first one.  The first two are the same but with different colors of roses.  Most of the wordings are printed on DSP with my printer.  A couple of them are stamps.  I'm always looking for great sayings on stamps because they are so perfect for this type of gift or even the front of an address book.

A closeup of the vellum butterfly.  Can you see the pretty glitter?  You should see it in the sunshine!  Looks so awesome.  Very pretty.
So there you have it.  I wanted to share something since it has been a few days since I have been here.  I will be working with some new SU products that I received.  I love it all and can't wait to try the new unmounted stamps and new punches.
Enjoy the sunshine if you are getting any.  We/ve had some pretty mild weather these last few days and it's supposed to last for the rest of the week.  I hope that the winter is on it's way out - I am so ready for spring.
Hugs to all


  1. Very nice. I do like that butterfly, so pretty.

  2. These projects are absolutely gorgeous! I will have to try a shadow box one day.

  3. The shadow boxes are very pretty!

  4. WOW these are all just beautiful. I'm not good at altering...but you make me want to try again!


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