my scrap philosophy

I scrap for me. I would love to do every page and look at it saying "wow, I'm proud of that"...but sometimes pages get done and are just okay.....that's okay! I don't have perfect days everyday, I'm not a perfect mom all the time, and perfect wife...LOL, let's just say I'm no June Cleaver ;) And those last 10 pounds I lost keep finding their way back...life isn't perfect, and neither is every scrapbook page :)



Friday, May 6, 2011

Peachy Blog Hop!!!!!

Welcome to LGP's First Ever Blog Hop!


We're celebrating National Scrapbooking Day at Let's Get Peachy! To kick off our celebration of design team reveals, challenges and fun, our Peachy Kat's have created some special projects and posted them on our blogs. All of us are looking forward to your visit and hope that our projects both delight and inspire you!


I decided to do a project I've done many times, because it is familiar to me...an altered frame :)  I am doing a simple one for you to show the basics of how I do them :)  I will go step by step and show you photos (lots LOL!).  Let me start by showing you some of the ones I've made in the past:






Yes, it was my "go to" present for a while ;)  so this is the first I've made in quite a bit, but it is a fun, inexpensive project...it just takes a little patience for the drying time :) 
For me, the first step is picking my paper...this time it was after I decided (rather, my 17 year old decided LOL) which embellishment I was going to use.  She liked the chipboard rainbow "Daydreamin" on this K&Company sheet...so I picked some coordinating paper from the same company (I added other pieces later):

I use a complimenting color to paint the outer and inside edges of the frame, after removing the glass (or in the case of my super inexpensive Ikea frame, plastic LOL):

Normally I use one piece of paper, but I decided last minute to kind of "collage" this one..you attach the paper to the frame with Mod Podge, I also like to use a brayer to smooth it as much as possible and remove any bubbles:



Let it dry.  Then put it upside down on a cutting mat and use an exacto to trim the inside square and any extra on the outside:

next I always go back and file the paper to make it even to the frame...I have OCD, so you may not feel the need to do this:

after that, you will have to touch up your paint.  I also like to either ink or paint along the edges where the paper meets the frame...it gives it a finished look.  This time I painted...a little sloppy, 'cause I wanted that kind of look :)

I left my embelishments on there backers, and just set them on the frame to see what I was going to use and where I was going to place them:

The reason I do that is so that I know if I plan to Mod Podge (btw, I used hard coat on this) over the embellishments.  I decided not to this time...because the chipboard pieces had their own "shiny-ness" that I wanted to work with, and not cover.

Then, Mod Podge over the paper and sides.  You can do as many coats as you like, or have time for.  I did 5...this was just because I wanted to see if this helped take the paint lines out of the Mod Podge (it didn't), which is one of my pet peeves with Mod Podge ;)  I let it dry an hour between each coat (I did chores in between LOL!):

After that I let it dry overnight, and then added my embellishments...I added glue to the adhesive on the chipboard to hold them better...here's the finished frame:


I am giving away a prize here on my blog.  I'm sorry, this is only for residents of the U.S.  To enter the drawing, which will be random, here's what you need to do:

1. Follow my blog
2. visit my newly opened store here:
Scrappy Doodads
3. come back here and leave a comment telling me what is your favorite thing in my store :)

And here's what you can win...an embellishment pack from my store:





Here's YOUR chance to win!

a prize from our sponsor:

Crafty Scraps of Stuff


Please visit all 13 blogs on our Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop itinerary, and be sure to leave a comment/follow each one. After you have visited all 14 Peachy Kat's, go back to Let's Get Peachy and leave a 2nd post to let us know you have completed the hop. One lucky winner's name will be drawn at random to receive a fun blog hop prize. The hop runs from May 7th til May 9th, so get your entries in!

Those Peachy Kats that have decided to do their own challenge for their individual hop posts, those winners will be listed on that Kat's blog as well as on LGP. (details on my giveaway are above and at the end of this post)


This is your Blog Hop itinerary. Please proceed next to Cindy's blog;

the links will direct you along the way to each of the other stops on the blog hop. If you get lost, you may refer to the links HERE
1. Peachy Laura
2. Peachy Kat- Daphne
3. Peacy Kat- Kimmy
4. Peachy Kat- Tammy G.
5. Peachy Kat- Becky
6. Peachy Kat- Groovy Deb
7. Peachy Kat- Kristin
8. Peachy Kat- Sarah
9. Peachy Kat- Liese
10. Peachy Kat- Lisa
11. Peachy Kat- Tammy K. You Are Here
12. Peachy Kat- Cindy
13. Peachy Kat- Cherrie
14. Back to LGP

and remember, to win my prize you must do these three things:

1. Follow my blog
2. visit my newly opened store here Scrappy Doodads
3. come back here and leave a comment telling me what is your favorite thing in my store :)

entries are due by 8pm eastern time (5pm my time) on May 9th

I will announce the winner on May 10th







And now for your blog hop ….. thank you for participating, and have fun! 

proceed to Cindy next.......

17 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeee those frames!! GORGEOUS!! And I loveeeeeeeeee your vintage kit in your shop!! YUMMINESS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

crazed scrapbooker said...

fave thing in your store....EVERYTHING :) is that allowed LOL, great job on the frames, they are rockin

Andrea Nicole Plotts said...

HI! I'm a new follower and I love your altered frames, tfs! I also love your shop, so hard to choose 1 favorite heehee :)

I think my favorite is the scrapbook embellishment kit 2.. http://www.etsy.com/listing/73356341/scrapbook-embellishment-kit-2

I loove the vintagy vibe from everything :)

Sandy #1781 said...

I love your frames! Why would anyone want to put a picture into one? Your store is full of fun goodies and I found something fun in all of the vintage collections. Collection 16 looks like lots of fun and I love the petty cash envelope and butterflies! I use a lot of music in my altered projects, so I think Ephemera lot #2 is top on my list because of the picture of the Post Office and the music!

Thanks for being part of the LGP blog hop and thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize.

Miss Jaster said...

love the red red wine ribbons! :)
Great frames!

From The Owls' Nest said...

love the variety of frames you did....great job!!!

Becky said...

i too love to alter frames!!! i love how you did yours!

Tracy said...

Wow - these frames are great!

Darlene S. said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I made a frame for the first time a few weeks ago and I just played it by ear, but its nice to have a reference! :) Your frames are all super cute! :)

I am a new follower! :)

My favorite things from your store are all of your scrapbook embellishment kits, especially kit 5! :))

Thanks for the chance!

Kristin K. said...

Great frames. Thanks for the tutorial.

The Scrappy Cottage said...

I love these frames.....

Joan Shanks said...

I just became a follower.My favorite thing in youre store is the scrapbook embelliment kit#2.Love the altered frames.
joanshanks@eastlink.ca
Joan

Patricia said...

My favorite is definately that Red wine ribbon! Too nice! Great project- I love the frame!

Anneliese said...

They are beautiful! You could sell them (if you don't already!). Great tutorial, love em!! tfs!

Emily said...

1. I'm now a follower - great frames!
2. I've visited your store - love it!
3. I love the embellishment kits! Favorite would probably be collection 15.

Thanks!!

stampinART said...

your altered frames a quite wonderful!

Tracy said...

so much pretty stuff. I'm a sucker for butterflies so love those!