11/16/2012

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! Day 1

Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!

Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!

If you came here from Michelle Grant's blog, you're on the right track! If not, make sure you start back at the Clearsnap blog and go all the way through the hop! We are showcasig handmade gift ideas, projects,  as well as giveaways that you will find along the way! 

For my project today, I decided to alter a picture frame. I know one of the best gifts you can give is something personal. What's more personal than a family photo in a beautiful altered frame ready to display?!

First, I gathered up my supplies. I had a few of these picture frames laying around. I picked them up on clearance last year at a CKC show. You can also find wooden picture frames at your local craft store for about $1 and they are ready to alter. 

I used paper from Authentique's winter line "Peaceful." This collection is so beautiful and unique. I love that it has subtle hints of green instead of your typical winter blues. 

I started out by making several flowers with my Silhouette Cameo. These particular 3d  flowers are cut files from the Silhouette store by Lori Whitlock, but you can use punches or whatever type of flowers you want. I inked the edges to bring out the hints of green in the paper and then sprayed the flowers with therm-o-web's silver glitter dust. The silver and green leaves are faux suade leaves ribbon by May Arts. 

When I started to alter my project, I knew that I wanted to use this sticker from the "Peaceful" 12x12 Details sticker sheet, so I made it fit i n there somewhere. I also added some burlap ribbon & twine from May Arts. The little wooden snowflakes are the Vintage Wood Snowflakes from Maya Road. I added some Picket Fence Distress Stain to make them white and then sprayed them with glitter as well. 

If you decide to alter some picture frames for gifts this holiday season, have fun with them! These are projects that you can make by yourself or let your kids join in. Don't forget to add a cute family photo so your friends and family have a gift that is ready to display when they open it! 

To sweeten the deal, Authentique Paper is offering a gift for one of you!


Prize Pack will contain the 4- 6x6 Bundles shown above {Festive, Peaceful, Original, & Lovely}

Leave a comment on each blog along the hop to be be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors (including this great prize pack shown above)! The winners will be chosen randomly from all comments on the manufacturer blogs AND the designer blogs.


Thanks for stopping by today! Now hop right along and see what Emma Jeffery has in store for you! 

Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson – Graphic 45 - http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Jennie Garcia - Tombow - earthyscrap.blogspot.com
Gini Williams Cagle - Hampton Art - http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap – http://Sabrinaalery.blogspot.com
DeeDee Catron - Globecraft Memories - http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/
Michelle Grant – Donna Salazar Designs - http://michellejbg.blogspot.com
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper -http://www.createserendipity.net
Emma Jeffery – Fiskateers - http://hellobeautifulblog.blogspot.com
Natalie Clause – The Twinery - http://www.southernbellescharm.com/
Alberto L Juarez – Graphic 45 http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap – http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
Heather Conklin – Authentique Paper - http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/

99 comments:

Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

Wowee that is a gorgeous gift!! You are amazing!!!

Bea said...

fab gift idea - certainly one I will try

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! Love all the great trims and beautiful flowers. Great photo too!

Tracey said...

A stunning frame! Love it!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous frame! I love the colors you chose! So unique and beautiful!

Gisy Angel said...

Love the flower, the colors... everything. Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Brenda said...

I love this idea. A personalized frame is a fabulous project. Your's is simply stunning.

Sandy said...

Love these papers and a great project.

linda-neff.com said...

Beautiful photo frame! They make a wonderful gift and I'm sure the recipient of yours will absolutely love it!

PamSpradlin said...

What a fabulous looking picture frame. I love the Peaceful paper from Authentique and it is gorgeous on this project. I think a project like this would make anyone who receives it for a gift very happy.

Amy Jones #8546 said...

This turned out wonderful. All the detail you added really turned out so nice. This would make a wonderful gift. wow!!

Pam said...

Love all the details on your frame and I love that Authentique line of papers !

Kim said...

Gorgeous!! I would love to find that under my tree!! Thank you :)

Megan Aaron said...

beautiful!

Guiseppa said...

Beautiful Emily...that late night really worked for you. Sorry about the Cameo though.

Mare said...

Love your picture frame!

Beth Hillier said...

Great job on your altered frame!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your frame is so beautiful!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Darling

Jessica Strider said...

Beautiful photo frame. The green tint of the decorations looks fantastic with the sepia photo.

Kent Mullens said...

the frame is very pretty... you did a great job.

Gloria Stengel said...

This is so great. You did such a wonderful job! Love the colors!

remonstrance said...

simply beautiful.. <3

Gina said...

Beautiful

Jennie Garcia said...

Wow! This frame is absolutely gorgeous!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Cait said...

Beautiful, beautiful frame...thank you.

Laura Bouquet said...

I love the altered frame, what a fantastic gift idea. Thank you for sharing!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is a fabulous idea. I just love how you've decorated the frame.

Mulberry Mindy said...

Emily, I love the frame project you made, especially the beautiful green color. Green is my favorite color, and I can't wait to try a framed picture for my friend who lives in another state! Thanks for sharing.
mindy@http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com/

silvia said...

Gorgeous frame!!

JPScraps said...

Stunning frame project! The flowers are gorgeous.

C.Good said...

Beautiful !

Katie Marie said...

love your site! my first visit here, and i must say after reading your bio, i want to say 'go for it girl'! scrapbooking is what makes me happy too, i am a 29yr old newlywed, no kids yet but my husband fully supports me, and that's important! i can't believe you would give it up, clearly you are so talented!!! keep at it girl, and welcome back :)

Tona said...

Wow! What a fantastic project.

Leslie said...

Very cute! Like your blog too! I'll be back!
Love the HOP!

Lisa Torres said...

The frame is beautiful. And I happen to have 2 frames that need altering. Love the paper lines thanks for the giveaway chance.

Lisa T.

Barbara Pitts said...

I love 3D art projects like this, especially several different product types are used to create a lovely, coordinated, and cohesive design. Good work!

Katie R. said...

I loved the colors and the use of the frames.

Kim H said...

wonderful altered project, great color scheme, lovely textures. thank you forsharing.

angie blom said...

Wow!! Love this Emily!! Great altered frame.. I love all the textures and designed elements!

Camerageek said...

Beautiful frame. Love the colors and textures.

Sue D said...

Lovely way to decorate a frame!

Queen B said...

So pretty! And your little girl is adorable.

Nat Laney said...

Would never know yhat was a dollar frame. Everyone would love to receive it as a gift.

CathyinMN said...

It's amazing what you did with such a simple frame to begin with -- very pretty outcome! TFS!

{Jennie} said...

That frame turned out beautifully!

Beatrice Lawson said...

What a beautiful frame. I loved your flowers, they turned out gorgeous.

Pam said...

This is a gorgeous frame. Love the papers you used & the flowers are beautiful.

Ah Yen said...

Very beautiful frame.

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Gorgeus and fun altered frame. The layered flowers are so cute and the added bling and snowflakes make it so special. Fabulous!

Trena said...

I'll be back often

jordanbev5 said...

Wow! Your frame is just gorgeous!!!

Drifty Wright said...

Love the softness and beauty of the papers and the flowers!! Lovely gift for someone to cherish!! Thank You--and thank you for your generosity!! Merry Christmas!!

fu tina said...

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Natali Yarkova said...

Мне нравится рассматривать дизайнерские работы !!!
Ваша рамка для фотографий именно такая - дизайнерская !!! В ней много ручного труда и фантазии !!!

Kathy W said...

Thanks for sharing!

mitz said...

... you altered it to the hills.. its a WOW.. so beautiful..

Divinity said...

so creative! tfs :)

jenscreationstation said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us!

Judith said...

WOW!!! so cool. Thanks for sharing

Barbara F said...

Simply amazing! Great job!

Regina Hamilton said...

Wonderful frame. Your flowers are beautiful.

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful altered frame and flowers too. Thanks for sharing.

Icekat said...

Love the frame, and the papers are really beautiful!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous picture frame!! The embellishments you used are fabulous and the picture is absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Katina said...

Your frame came out so beautiful. Love the paper collection and colors you chose!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful frame!

Jen

BethW said...

The colors and your creations are luscious.The color is so rich and your flowers give the frame so much depth-eye candy!

artjunkie2 said...

Your frame is beautiful! The papers are lovely and the flowers add wonderful dimension!

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful photo and frame - LOVE your colour combo and flowers!!!

Jenn Zeeb said...

what a beautiful frame

SmokieBlueRose said...

I like your color scheme. Your flowers are nice and I like way you balanced them with the mesh ribbon.

Cathy Caines said...

Fabulous idea!! Thanks Emily!

Dawn Cox said...

this is wonderful! since i am giving photo's as gifts this year, i think you just inspired me to step it up a notch! <3 thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

Holly said...

Fabulous idea! I always give photos of my kids to my parents that live so far away. Great idea to put them in some handcrafted frames!

Sara P said...

Love your idea!!!!

Cindy Lou said...

What a beautiful way to personalize a pictorial gift of kids/grandkids! Thank you for inspiring :)

Nancy Keslin aka Homesclscrapper said...

this is beautiful. thanks for the inspiration.

Rebecca said...

I just love those homemade flowers--so pretty!

Christina Edmondson said...

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Deborah Johnson said...

Thanks for sharing. Needed an idea for my GS troop.

Amanda said...

Luv this frame;) That flower is wonderful! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Suzi said...

So sweet! What a great gift this would make!

Jennifer Reynard said...

Brilliant work!!! Wanna give it away!! Just kidding. Thanks for sharing your over the top gorgeous project!!

contadinak said...

what a fab variety of textures in your project - love it!

Carol said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for the inspiring ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Nikki said...

This is just stunning love all the details you've done :)
thank you for sharing

Renee said...

Beautiful color, dimension and texture with those ribbons! Love it!

WandaH said...

I really like the simplistic look of the colors you chose. This will make a great gift for someone special.

CrizzyJ said...

Love it! I have a few frames in my stash I can pull out for this. Thanks for sharing!

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness Emily! I love this frame! Those soft greens with that sweet picture just make me smile all over! And that sentiment - how sweet is that? And it's true too :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful project!

Diana said...

Beautiful, love the green. TFS

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I love your frame Emily!! It's just too precious.

Ruth said...

Picture frames are a great gift. I like the burlap bow, cute.

Michele from MS said...

I love the beautiful greens, the wooden snowflakes and the overall design of the frame! Very special to whomever receives this gift! TFS

Debbie said...

what a lovely way to display pictures, makes the picture so much special thanks for the inspiration
upnurse at aol dot com

lynda said...

I've never decorated a picture frame but after reading how you did it, I think I can too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Villa Erikson said...

Beautiful project!Love the green color! Thanks for the inspiring ideas!

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