Friday, July 3, 2009

Dreamin' of a Retreat

I'm a bit obsessed right now, trying to dream my fixer-upper cottage into a reality. I also have a small (teeny, tiny) obsession with Stampin' Up! So, for the Diva Coffee Break Challenge this week, I decided to fulfill both desires...

Stamps: None
Paper: Bella Bleu
Ink: Old Olive Craft Ink
Accessories: Latte Buttons, Pretties Kit, Glue Dots, Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot, Bigz Butterflies, Dimensonals, Very Vanilla 1/4 grosgrain ribbon

I've been inspired for a long time with other folk's name frame designs and finally finished one of my own. I hope to place this in my new kitchen at the cottage.

To make the butterflies 3-D I layered dimensionals and the edges of dimensionals to push them in the air. I was inspired by Tammy Fites' example so used pearls for the body of the butterfly. I used on board letters and colored them with my craft ink spots. I used Old Olive for contrast.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Yesterday, I found some me time at the new St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store in Oshkosh and found this frame which was the basis for my project for $1.50. You can't beat that!

Happy Stamping!


  1. I love your Dream sign!! It's gorgeous!!

  2. What a beautiful frame! And thank you for the comments on my blog! Have a nice weekend!

  3. OMG I love this awsome job girl!!! I got to do try one of these sometime, it is just beautiful!

  4. Great job on the frame. I love how you created your butterflies.

  5. The Dream frame/sign is really pretty. I would love to design a room around it, so cute.


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