Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Go Green" Blog Hop!

Welcome to February's blog hop sponsored by Paperwings...I love being part of such a wonderful group of angels and thanks to Stacy for putting it all together!

The idea is to either recycle something or make something green! I did both...I found this cheap frame at TJ Maxx for 70 cents on clearance...and I pulled out my beloved (sniff, sniff) last sheets of Mulberry Meadows, a retired paper pack from The Angel Company.





I got busy measuring, cutting and gluing down my cardstock - I found YES glue worked the best after I had sanded the frame a bit. I had it in my head that I wanted to color and cut out this cute little gal from Wonder and Joy - what lovely colors to choose from in this paper.





During my first iteration, I just stamped this verse from Seeds of Blessing but in the night it came to me that the Swirlies would make a wonderful addition and that I should "fussy cut" (as Barb calls it!) some extra flowers and float them around the inside...





I used Brilliance White and the Versamark Champagne pads with the Swirlies stamp set and it tied the blue panel to the swirls in the green pattern paper. I was giddy with excitement I tell you! {argh...That one leaf is floating a bit too high but the glue dried so fast that now I just have to get used to it!}


Well...time to see what the rest of the gals created so hop on over to:

Shirley http://glitteredpaws.blogspot.com/
Christine http://christines-creativetherapy.blogspot.com/
Rita W http://stamp2stamp2.blogspot.com/
Laurie http://laurieunger.blogspot.com/
Diane http://www.thesmilinstamper.blogspot.com/
Stacy http://stacy.typepad.com/angel2389
Rita K http://web.me.com/ritasangels/Angelic_Impressions/Blog/Entries/2010/2/14_Angel_Art_Blog_Hop_-_Go_Green.html#

25 comments:

Suzanne said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Kellyismyangel said...

You are so creative! Love it! -Kelly R.

Angela K said...

I LOVE this project and oh how I miss that paper line, it was one of my favorites! So cute, TFS!!

Rita said...

Chris,

This is so very, very, very awesome! That little girl is perfect for the paper. And love how you floated flowers inside the frame. Super fantastic job!!

rita w

Christine said...

This is awesome! What a difference you made!

Glittered Paws said...

Love it!!! What a great job and a great idea - wouldn't this make a nice gift for a "special" friend or family member. Just may have to case this one.

Laurie Unger said...

Oh - nicely done and what a bargain price! TFS!

Bridgett said...

Amazing! I love it!!! Mulberry Meadow was one of my most favorite papers, too!!! You did a fabulous job with this project! I am so inspired and love all the fussy cut additions. It really brings it all together!
Angel Hugs,
Bridgett

Teresa Jenkins said...

Beautiful frame! I too am holding out on my Mulberry Meadows stash! Wonderful way to use it!

Stacy said...

What a pretty frame! So have your streets been plowed yet? They say more is on the way. What fun huh? LOL

Kay said...

Chris, that is just adorable! Wonder and Joy is my FAVORITE set in the new catalog. Thanks for the reminder to go place an order :)

Trudy Osborn said...

THis is amazing...such a wonderful improvement over the original. Cute, cute, cute

Diana said...

Beautiful Chris, such a great project!!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Nice conversion!!

Ingen said...

What a sweet frame!

StampinCarol said...

I agree with the others! Absolutely great!

Chelsea said...

OMG .... how cute is this!!! I love how it turned out!

Silli said...

I love this project Chris, you are sooo talented.... Love your work. Hugs and happy day! Silke

Barb said...

This is so very adorable, Chris! LOVE the papers, and the fussy-cutting ;)
Fantastic transformation from the big red polka dots :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous transformation! Love your colours and sentiment choice!

Juliet A said...

Too bad there weren't enough 70 cent frames for your whole hostess club. this is so cute!

Annette said...

This is so cute, you did an awesome job! I love the little girl image and I can see why you are attached to the paper, it is beautiful!

Seleise said...

you did a great job altering this frame! so pretty!

Kim said...

Awesome project Chris! You really scored on the frame!

Angela said...

I just love what you did with this frame...way too cool!