Wednesday, January 3, 2007

It's UP! It's UP!

I am so excited! I've been working on this for awhile and now it's up! I did a tutorial on how to make altered picture frames. I used frames that I purchased at Michael's for $2.99. They are fairly easy, wonderful to personalize, and usable! Fits all my qualifications for a great handmade gift! Anyway, I will put the tutorial on my blog as well, but not til later this week. Here is the link for the one posted on Splitcoaststampers.com.

Jackie G inspired me with these frames. She brought one as a door prize to a stamping event here in the DFW area. I fell in love with it and decided to try my hand at it. I have made several myself and I taught a class here at my house on them.




I also wanted to share two more that I did for Christmas gifts. I made these for my little brother and sister. Since my brother is in college, I wasn't sure if he would really use anything I could make for him. I figured that if I made it kind of "manly", and put a picture of my boys in it, he might put it out in his dorm room or something. He seemed to like it, not that he would tell me if he didn't, but at least he acted like he did! I think the paper I used on his was Arctic Frog - although I have had it for a long time and I am not entirely sure.



I also made this one for my little sister. I absolutely LOVE how this turned out, if I do say so myself! You can't really see it, but it has so much sparkle! I found a use for stickles that nothing else beats....I outlined the flowers on this Basic Grey Lilykate paper with Stardust Stickles! I did it AFTER I modpodged the paper. I tried using Dazzling Diamonds glitter from SU, but it just kinda flaked off.....the stickles stuck on there much better. I am happy to say I found a good use for the stickles - Thank you again, Jackie G! Beth seemed to like her frame as well. She loves lime green and I figure what 17 year old girl doesn't like a little sparkle?!?! Since her frame was kinda girly, I didn't put a picture of the boys in it. I left it open so she could put a picture of her and her friends or something in it.


Anyway, I am so excited to have my tutorial on SCS. This is the second tutorial I have done for them. I always feel like I have learned so much from that website....it's weird to teach something there. In honor of this event.....I have a FREEBIE! I am going to send one of the frames that I made to a lucky blog reader! Here are the details:


Respond to this post by 10pm (CST) Friday, January 5th.
Tell a friend about this giveaway!
My husband will pick a number from the replies and that will be the winner!




This is the frame you will win!

73 comments:

SnapHappyInkyMomma said...

Love your tutorial on SCS, emily! Love your blog, too!

StampinLeslie on SCS

Ara said...

I love your tutorial!!! I can't wait to try one of these sometime! Hey, I noticed the bowl of M&Ms in the picture!! But you forgot to mention it in the tutorial ;) teeheehee Thanks for sharing Emily!

emilymomto3boys said...

You know....I did have the stuff about m&m's in my tutorial....but they always delete that part. If you'll notice, both my SCS tutorials include a bowl of m&m's....thats for snackin!

Anonymous said...

love reading your blog and seeing your projects. this cute frame is no exception! mnhyrkas on SCS

Ara said...

Cool!! (about the M&M's) and I went back and re-read your blog post, and I totally didn't even see that by replying to this post you can win something, that is totally cool! Love your stuff Emily! (my oldest daughter is Emmalee too)

Karen said...

Hey Emily! I got your tutorial in my email and then found my way to your blog! I have a frame (not wooden though) that I got at Recollections...maybe I'm inspired now!

I live in Plano, do you happen to know of a group that meets regularly?

Also, you mentioned a scalloped punch you used on your penguin card. Is that something new from SU?

Laura said...

Adorable Frames.... what a cool giveaway!

Megan said...

As always, these are beautiful Emily!! What a fabulous tutorial on SCS - now I have to go pick up a frame and start decorating it!

Marie said...

These frames are so pretty, and the tutorial on SCS is great! I wish we had a Michaels here, or anything else besides Wal-Mart for that matter! Thanks for sharing!!!

Laurie said...

Thank you for another great tutorial. I was even inspired to go dig out the frame that's been sitting in my craft room for a year! yikes... Looking forward to getting my Christmas gifts started early.

Laurie aka mtnstamper

Anonymous said...

Great frame Emily. I am going to tell my friend Pat about it as she loves anything like this that she can give as a gift. Your tutorial on SCS is very good. Thank you so much for such a terrific giveaway.
Cheryl

Susan said...

Love your tutorial, Em, and I love your blog! And I'm SO glad you're feeling better too!! I hope I win! :-)

Susan/Soozie4Him
moot96@aol.com

Michelle Nadraszky said...

Love your blog and all the projects you post.

Janet said...

Oh my! Love the colors on the frame you are using as your giveaway...what pretty paper. Just got my newsletter from SCS today in my email and haven't had a chance to check it out yet. On my way to do that now....

Mandy said...

I LOVE the frame! You always do beautiful, inspiring work! And I notice your m&m's, too. Have you tried the mint m&m's? I love those, too!

Sue said...

Love this frame! TFS..I am crossing my figers!:-)
Congrats on doing the tutorial! ROCKS!
Sue

Diane860 said...

I just love the frames! Thanks for sharing your talent. Diane (aka Diane860 on SCS)

Rachel Hope said...

Me, me, me...I want it!!!! :D

KimG said...

Hi Emily
consider me entered! I love the frames. Can't wait to try my hand at one. Pesky kids want to eat dinner....will have to wait :)
Kim G

Anonymous said...

What a great frames! Love the tutorial on SCS too.
Gena
Morning Glory68 on SCS

Anonymous said...

Em these are gorgeous and I was so excited when I saw your tutorial go up today. I so want to try these..I even scouted them out in my Michael's!!

Hugs
Kim/Kauai17

StampinginKansas said...

Love them!! Thanks for the inspiration and directions. These will make great Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts.

Kris

Ltlpumpkin said...

Your style is so soft and gentle on this frame. I am glad to see that raising 3 boys hasn't taken the femnine touch away :). By the way how do you have the time to create, post on SCS, raise your handsome boys and still have time for your DH?

Katie said...

I loved that tutorial, saw it this morning. Thanks for sharing it, and thanks for the blog. I enjoy it!

Amy said...

Em, these are just gorgeous!!! I saw the tutorial today and had to go check your blog - I love the Basic Grey one - great idea w/ the stickles!

Keri Jackson said...

I love the frames! I will have to try them. The ribbon on the last one is great :)

Kelly said...

I read your tutorial on SCS prior to seeing your post. I love the frames you made and have my fingers crossed to win one. I am telling my friend, Suzy, about this as she is a new SU and paper craft addict! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen & Phil said...

I look forward to trying this! I think it is a great idea for a gift. Your sister's is awesome!!! TSF

Anonymous said...

What a great tutorial!!! I love your blog too!!! Great work!

Beth

Sue Kelly said...

Love your give a way frame, hope I win it.

KimberlyG said...

Thanks for sharing yet another wonderful tutorial with us! I made so many lunchbox tins as gifts this year! Now I can start making some of these fabulous frames! :)

happystampingmom said...

I love your frames. They are so beautiful. I check your blog regularly and you never fail to inspire me to stamp or create something. Thanks for being who you are and sharing with others.

Stephanie said...

I love frames and boy would i love to win the beautiful frame you made. Have never tried this myself but will be definately be checking out the tutorial and trying my hand at it. thanks!

Sarah H said...

I saw the splitcoast newsletter with your tutorial and came right to your blog to see if you talked about it. The frames are so cute! I would love to win your giveaway, I love purple and green!!

McJess said...

You have such talent and I'm proud to see your tutorial on SCS - you deserve to be showcased!

Peggy said...

What a beautiful frame, and great gift idea! I love your stuff!! Thanks for the chance to own a piece of it!!! Peggy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tutorial on SCS. I noticed it there and figured I would check for more samples on your blog. I love your work - Thanks for the inspiration!!! (mkschulz on SCS)

Anonymous said...

I love your tutorial. I made a few myself for Christmas presents!
Thanks so much for doing this, I have passed it on to my downline who want to know step by step how I did it!
Jennie H.

stampwithdiane said...

All of the frames are just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your technique!

Lynn K. said...

Beautiful work - beautiful selection of papers and trim. Can we comment more than once? :D TFS with us on SCS as well.

D Beltt said...

Emily,
I love,love your frames. When I saw this weeks tutorial was done by you I had to go look at it right away! Thanks for sharing!
D

Lisa Hoekstra said...

Your tutorial was great! I can't wait to try my own frame. :)
Lisa Hoekstra on SCS

Emilysuesue said...

Thanks so very much for the tutorial, Emily! I'm smiling a bit at your humbleness at feeling honored to have one on SCS. You have shared so much there over the years! You (and Kimberly) are my 2 favorite stampers at SCS--I can always pick out your creations! Thank you for sharing your talent with us--I have grown so much by CASE-ing you! LOL

Karen said...

I was sooo excited to see your tutorial!!! I picked up 20 frames a couple of years ago @ Michael's when they were on sale for $1!!
Yours are amazing!! Great job!
Love reading your blog, too. I'm so inspired by what I read.

Anonymous said...

What a great project! Thanks for the tutorial. I love that paper you used. So elegant.
Happy New Year and happy stampin'! Monika/buzsy

michelleranae said...

Your tutorial was awesome Emily! I love those frames! As always, you did a BEAUTIFUL job!

Lostie Michelle

Sheryl said...

I surely would love to win something that you've created . . . I read your blog and drool over all the things you make. You've got talent, for sure. I saw all your stuff on Splitcoast a while back and found my way to your blog. Not only do I enjoy looking at your art, but I laugh at some of your written entries! They're a hoot! Keep us all entertained and informed!

dawn1021 said...

I just found your blog. You are so creative!! I've got you bookmarked! Thanks for sharing. Those frames are absolutely adorable.

Alicia said...

I am going to have to try this turoial! Love the frames you have done!

TheBombria's said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I had sooo much fun making them last night.....although sadly they were my last two frames :o( I guess it's a good excuse to go back to the craft store!

cas79 on SCS

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily,

I love your work!! I am new to this online stuff and this is the 1st time I've tried to respond so I don't know if it will work---you've already inspired me to try making one of those Letters---I think we are going to do them as a project for my 11yr old's b-day at the end of the month---I'm gonna try to tell my friend about your giveaway!! Mumma2LJnE

stampinjen said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations on your blog and SCS!

Lauren said...

I love your tutorials and all your beautiful work you do! I have been inspired so much! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas and work!

kelly said...

I love your blog. It is part of my daily reading!

Thanks for all of your inspiration.

Kelly

Heather C said...

I love your blog and look forward to trying out your tutorial! Thanks for sharing all your great creations

Heather C

Anonymous said...

Emily, I love reading your blog and seeing your beautiful creations - thanks for sharing! MaryR on SCS

broni said...

Your frames are gorgeous! I especially love the Lilykate one! Can't wait to try one using your tute!

Laurie (wocloo) from SCS said...

me, me!! I want to win! I loved your tutorial, you did a great job! Now I will try my hand!

Anonymous said...

Your frames are beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial...now if I get on the ball, I could have some gifts done for next Christmas. Thanks again.

Erika (slprunning on SCS)

Julia said...

Mosied over from splitcoast....LOVE your color combos! You have a GREAT eye!!!

Stampalot101 said...

I Love to read your blog picked the link off of SCS hope you dont mind??!! Love the picture frames cant wait to do one myself!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your frames so much I picked some up today to try for gifts! And I love the colors on the one you are giving away!!!
You always have such great projects!
Sorry about your sister leaving you. I know I wouldn't like it...and I have three sisters!
Ilene

Judy H. said...

Wow, Emily, great tutorial on SCS. Had to come check out your blog - awesome giveaway! How generous of you! BTW, why is your sister moving??? You don't indicate that in your post. Judy H.

Silvergirl said...

This is a wonderful tutorial! I really enjoy reading your blog and follow the CC every week on SCS.

I don't know how you do it all - being a busy mom, wife and artist! Thanks - Lisa / Silvergirl

Vivian said...

Congratulations on the tutorial! I saw it before I came here and I loved it!

Prairiepoint said...

I belong to an SU club in So.Dak. for the last year and half,love to surf the SCS galleries and happy to stumble onto your site(especially fun to notice that our demonstrator has even cased a few of your cards!)

~pl said...

so many ideas and beautiful things to look at on your blog! thanks for taking the time.....
~pl

Deb said...

Your frames are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I can't wait to try these out.

Thanks again...
Deb M.

love2Bcreative said...

Thanks so much for another awesome tutorial Emily ~ I am such a 'picture' person when it comes to directions...I just love tutorials ;o)
And I love your new watermark too..that is soo neat!!
TFS~

Anonymous said...

I love checking out your blog, your cards are awesome!
Gretchen

Anonymous said...

What a great tutorial. I will be making a trip to Michaels today!!

Cheryl said...

What a great tutorial!! I'll be making a trip to Michael's today!! Cheryl

Kevin & Amy said...

Love your tutorial. Thanks for all the ways you have contributed to SCS, especially in the forums. You are what makes that place a fun hangout!
~Amy Hoogstad