Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday Be Inspired

Happy Wednesday!!! This week's Be Inspired challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge is "Home Sweet Home". This is a fun one because there are so many options...do a LO about your home sweet home, a card, or home decor. The list goes on and on. Just remember to use the Home Sweet Home theme + Cuttlebug. For this week's project we got to work with beautiful paper from Marks Paper Co. It was so hard to pick which pieces of the beautiful paper I wanted to use. And the winner this week will get their own paper pack from Marks Paper Co.!
I decided to make a home decor/LO this week. Click on the picture for a closer look.

I bought a plain wooden rustic frame at Hobby Lobby months ago. I painted it white and then sanded it to give it a vintage look. Then I used a 8 1/2 by 11 piece of white paper as my background. I added my Mark papers....embossing the one under my picture with Swiss Dots then sanding it with a nail file. I also did a strip of white and embossed it. I added a small bow and ribbon just to tie in the vintage look. I did all the stitching by hand, much safer than me destroying my perfectly good sewing machine!

The overlay at the bottom is Bo Bunny and perfect for this type of project!

I used my MS scallop punch to make the lovely scallops. This is my Easter picture from Easter Sunday after Church...I always force Hubby to take a special "dressed up" Easter picture! He wasn't crazy about the idea, but complied so that's all that matters. That's why I wanted to frame this picture, because it's a special Easter memory.
Now it's your turn! Can't wait to see your beautiful creations at Cuttlebug Challenge! And don't forget about our upcoming Spa weekend May 1-3!
A quick update: Dalli and "Mr. Kitty" are doing great! But now I have another sick animal, my duck! She has a swollen leg and the vet put her on antibiotics. You've not lived till you try giving a duck a pill! Lets just say, I hope no one was watching! I was splashing everywhere in the creek trying to grab the duck and the pill (that she spit out! Who knew ducks could spit!). Lets just say my cute pink WATERPROOF boots came in handy! And the best part, she has to take 2 tablets a day for 10 days! Should be interesting!

19 comments:

Beth said...

Oh my gosh Amber I can only imagine the picture of you and your duck I feel for you I've had to do that with my cat which was not fun or easy but a duck oh boy.
Love the frame and layout you did for this weeks challenge it is so awesome and I just love the rustic look of it.
Good luck with Ducky
Hugs
Beth

Tammie said...

Amber, what a beautiful project! I love the aged look of the frame and all of the attention to detail. Pretty pic, also, of 2 of my favorite people. Glad the "kids" are doing well....I laughed out loud about the spitting duck!

Allison said...

this is gorgeous Amber
AllisonX

Karen said...

Amber - This is so adorable. Beautiful photo and I love your handstitching and the birdies down at the bottom are so sweet!! Love it!

Have a great day!
Karen

Mrs J said...

Lol Amber, I have a lovely image in my head now of pink wellies, ducks and pills!
I love your picture! The papers work wonderfully and I love the addition of the hand stitching. A gorgeous photo too (that would be Mr J, grumbling why do you want a picture, lol!)
Hugs Mrs Jx

Lea L. said...

Such a pretty project! I love the punched border at the top, and that sweet overlay on the bottom! Great job with the challenge this week!

~Lea

Heidi Van Laar said...

Absolutely beautiful Amber! I love all the wonderful little details and that overlay at the bottom looks fabulous! Great pic too!

(-: Heidi

cardcrazy said...

Beautiful job!
Peggy

JennK said...

Wonderful job on the challenge this week....good luck with you little duck. Hope the next pill goes a little smoother.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful picture Amber...it is definitely frame-a-ble!!!! The frame looks like it's been around since the 1800's. The look is definitely vintage and I love that paper. Never heard of that kind before.

dannisdoodles said...

love your frame, this is so beautiful!

Shannon said...

This is so beautiful!

Annette said...

I absolutely LOVE your frame and photo, the details are awesome! Oh my gosh, I just read where Miss Kitty was a "he", instead of a she, that is too funny! Sounds like you are going to have your hands full for the next 10 days with your duck. That poor little guy, if only we could tell our animals we are trying to help them! I'll be thinking of you and hoping it goes well!
Hugs, Annette :)

Softangelkisses said...

I love the project! It better win!

Eva said...

WOW.....what a stunning framed art!!! I love how you combined the papers, it's just fantastic!!!

Cassie said...

this is just so pretty! i just want to keep staring at it and i'm sure guests in your home will be the same way!!!

Nathalia Castellon said...

Amber this is beautiful, whimsical, sweet and rustic! Lovely job!

Terrie B x said...

Amber this is sooo `beautiful`..
I hope your duck is a little better..can picture thatt!!
Have a lovely weekend:)♥

LollyChops said...

This is such a fantastic project! I love what you did with the frame!

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