Posts Tagged ‘basic basic’


November 11, 2009

A year ago I made these little chipboard frames that came with an orange and black Halloween wreath kit. Considering that Halloween is over and that I wanted to be able to use these little frames year round I switched them up and added some cute pink embellishment and voila! the finished product is this cute little Polka-Dot-Pretty. This project took me about 15 minutes to complete and it was super fun to make!

Hope it gives you some inspiration.


P.S. – This would make a cute & simple Christmas gift for someone special.


du Jour!

July 8, 2009

I created this frame for one of my best friends birthdays. Although I was tempted to make it in my fav colors, I was able to control myself and complete it in the colors of her wedding.

When searching for the perfect wording to place on the frame I came across this sticker: “du Jour”. I knew the words waere obviously French, but I didn’t know what they meant so I called my husband and asked him to look it up for me and this is what he came up with: “made for a particular day”.

Although it doesn’t have any profound meaning this gift was indeed made for a particular day (Steph’s birthday) and it focuses on a very special day in her life (her wedding day). So I think it fits just fine, plus it looks really pretty, which is the real reason I ended up using it as the main focus. 

I hope you like it Mrs. Saavedra and HAPPY BIRTHDAY from your friends in Miami! 

du Jour! Detailed Close-Ups: 

du Jour! Detail 1

du Jour! Detail 2

Materials: wooden frame (Michael’s); patterned paper (K&Company); floral embellishment (Prima Marketing Inc.); sticker letters (American Crafts); swirl stamp (Autumn Leaves); butterfly stamps (K&Company); brad (Making Memories); ink (Jo-Ann Craft Essentials); paint (Apple Barrel); ribbon (Basic Basic);  

My husband says that this is his favorite frame that I have made thus far, but I get the feeling that his judgements are biased (considering that he’s totally in love with me and all). So you be the judge…what do you think?

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift for Under $20!

May 8, 2009

Important reminder: Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10th!

In case you’ve forgotten, don’t worry I’ve got you covered with the perfect gift to give to that very special woman in your life.

I created these 3.5×5 frames for both my mother and my mother-in-law and each frame project cost me less than $20! This project can be copied or altered to make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your mom.

"Sweet Memories" Altered Framematerials: 3.5×5 frame (Michael’s); patterned paper (Target $1 section); floral embellishment (Prima); rub-on (Heidi Grace); photo corner (Dollar Tree); ribbon (Basic Basic)

"Simply Marvelous" Altered Framematerials: 3.5×5 frame (Michael’s); patterned paper (g.c.d. studios); floral embellishment (Prima); rub-ons (Memory Makers); photo corner (colorbok); ribbon (Basic Basic)

For more projects, layouts, and cards all inspired my mothers check out these links:

28 Mom Themed Layouts from scrapbooksetc

Handcrafted Mother’s Day Cards

Create a Personalized Coupon Book

Whether you create a special gift or purchase something from the store, remember to give thanks to all the women who raised you. And to all you special mommies out there, Happy Mother’s Day!