September 16, 2011

Happy Times - Paper Issues Blog Hop!


Good morning! I'm so glad you could join us here for the 2nd annual Paper Issues Blog Hop! Did you come here from Leah's blog? If not, head back to the PI blog and get started for a chance to win some really awesome prizes from our fabulous design team.

So I'm part of the Altered Team and put together this interactive frame using the new Crate Random line, purchased right from the Paper Issues store - check it out cause Cassie is stocking some awesome deals!


 I must say that this is the most perfect paper collection of mismatched patterns I have ever laid eyes upon! Needless to say this project came together - from inspiration to planning to execution - within 1.5 hours of opening my goody box. Love it when that happens!


So the project is housed in a cheap-o Ikea frame and has layers on both the inside of the glass (actually plastic) and the outside. I wanted a place keep my favorite Instagr.am photos and since my fav changes so often, the clip is on the outside for easy change ups.


The paper is mounted on the inside of the plastic and has some paint splatters in white. The title and some other embellies are on the outside in both chipboard and cardstock.


And as you can see from this photo, heat embossing on plastic is not a good idea! It is melted and warbled but still looks kinda cool so I left it as is. I also inked up the title and Polaroid frame behind the photo and added glitter to the moths and Polaroid frame.


To top it off, I added some black trim to hang from. Colorful and fun and makes me smile!

Supplies
Ink: Colorbox Decades Dye Ink - Bon Voyage Blue, Colorbox Pigment Ink - Frost White, Smooch Spritz - Black Velvet
Patterned Paper, Stickers, Chipboard and Die-cuts - Crate Paper
Stamps - Autumn Leaves
Embossing Powder, Glitter - Clearsnap
Twine - The Twinery
Ribbon - umm, this bow fell off my undies but I like it better here ;)


And just for joining in on the hop, you have a chance to win a mini pad of the Crate Random collection! Did I mention I lovelovelovelovelove these papers? To qualify you must leave a comment on this post AND become a follower of this blog. I'll choose the winner on Monday morning, 9/19!

So that's all. Hop on over and check out the awesome project the fabulous Lowri McNabb has put together that is totally gonna put me to shame! Later lovers!

49 comments:

Leah Crowe said...

Sabrina, don't add me to the giveaway.. just wanted to peek in here and say WOWWWWW!!! I love that idea of quick ability to change out your instagram fav photos. Really gorgeous!!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE it!! It's such a smart idea!!!! I'm running to Ikea today to copy you- copy cat!!!! LOVE the yellow against that green!

Chrissy said...

As much as I would LOVE to be part of your giveaway, please don't include me! I LOVE that yellow frame how it just PoPs with the "Random" line. GORGEOUS hanging you made!

Lauren said...

I am a new follower, and I would love to win the paper pad! So cute!

Susan said...

Don't add me to your giveaway. I just adore your project. I am definitely going to have to do this!!!

k.oconnor1302 said...

Great project...I like how you put the clip on the outside so you could easily swith out your pics...

Kimmie said...

This is so pretty, Sabrina!! I love that bright yellow frame with the subtle colors of Random. :o)

l said...

I really like your work. Thanks for entering me in your give away.

Natalie Jane said...

new follower and wow this is beautiful!! :) :) You know, i just bought a few of these frames to frame my sons art and had the thought that scrapbooking paper would look nice in it too..... it most certainly does!! Great work :)

ps. the best ribbons seem to come from undies - which are bit wasted as not very many poeple get to see them :)

Scrappycath said...

Really sweet! Love this idea to be able to change up your photo easily!

Nitasha said...

This is gorgeous! I adore Crate Paper and you have created an absolutely gorgeous piece with this gorgeous line! OH,Sorry for saying GORGEOUS so many times!!!

Pinky said...

Wow that yellow frame is PERFECT for the creation, I love how it pops!

Michelle said...

LOVE the yellow and the picture is adorable!

jamie long said...

I love the color of the frame!

Ann said...

This is so sweet! I love the crate paper used.

Lori said...

Very smart, very pretty way to display those darling photos! Love your project! (Don't include me in your giveaway.)

Monika Wright said...

love it, love it!

mommakatx6 said...

I'm a new follower and I just love your project...

CherryTat said...

Love, love your project- so pretty!!! I an a new follower to your blog. I look forward to following your work.

Lori said...

I am loving your frame and your blog! I'm following now! :D

Lisa J. said...

I love the altered project. That yellow is great with that paper. Thanks for letting me hop around.

McVic said...

Im a new follower! Love the project the paper and the pop of yellow! Genius!
Kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

Lowri said...

Stunning Sabrina! Beautiful project and I just adore the yellow. Gorgeous photograph too!
Don't enter me into your giveaway - but it looks AMAZING!
Lowri
http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

curlyqmosaics said...

I am a huge fan of the random collection, an I truly adore what you did with it. This interactive frame is perfectly sweet, I love how you can change out the photos easily. Also, the ribbon is from your undies? I am cracking up, talk about recycling! :)

joydee1963 said...

I love your project,I am a new follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Regan said...

Gorgeous, I love it!! The colors are fabulous!

carrie said...

What a neat project! Thanks for the chance to win.

~Christina~ said...

This is just so beautiful! I love that bow ;) Perfect touch! :)

Lana Bisson said...

dont enter me in your contest.. I have to say that I love that big flower pattern paper. (florals are one of my favs) I like how you used the black to make it pop. Is that a teresa collins circle chip frame?

fantastic project...

Sandi said...

I have been a follower for awhile already and love to check out your blog. This project is gorgeous.

Joan said...

This is a great project!! Love the papers you used!
Don't enter me in the drawing; just stopping by.
Fellow DT member

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Awww Sabrina...I am speechless! This is so fantastic on so many levels for so many reasons! What a dreamy RAK too! Thank for inspiration! Just love that frame!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Sabrina. It' looks like another creative cute idea. That's what I love about a blog hop. Everyone has such different ways of looking at things. This is really cool. I love the bold yellow with the floral pattern and the butterfly's are perfect. That pic of the kids is too cute! Thanks for sharing your great art with us and reminding me to look ouside the expected. Also thanks for letting me enter your giveaway. I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by my blog. I'm also having a giveaway.

Have a blessed Sunday...Tracy :)
cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

Luci Brito said...

I love how you used these papers. I already have some but am waiting for "inspiration"...

Peggie said...

Very colorful and beautiful project. Thanks so much for sharing. Peggie

Celeste said...

oh wow sooooo beautiful.
I am your newest follower.

buglvr2010 said...

Beautiful! (don't add me to the giveaway) I love your project....

Cassie said...

This is gorgeous!!!! I love the pop of yellow and the fabulous black lace!!! =)

Linh C. said...

New follower.

Love the altered project. I like to change out my pictures too.

Sue D said...

This is fabulous and love where the ribbon came from!!
I became a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Sabrina - I LOVE this! What a great idea to put the little frame and clip on the outside so you could change the pics - but this one you are showing is so adorable :) I am happy to be a new follower of your fun blog! And I must say I adore Crate Paper and this paper pack looks fabulous!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Ruby said...

I LOVE this! The colours, the papers, it's just all great! Love how you're able to switch out the pics, great idea! I've been trying to add myself as a follower but I can't see the box from my end :o( (no need to add me to the giveaway)

Ruby said...

Yay, I got it working, I'm now a new follower!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my cupcake holder makeover. I'm so glad you stopped by because I thought I hit the follow you button last night but just saw that I didn't. But I'm a follower now.

Have a wonderful week...Tracy :)

P.S. I'm having a giveaway for a cute cupcake kit here:
http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com/2011/09/betty-crocker-fun-da-middles-cupcake.html. I'd love you to stop by and enter.

Gretchen said...

this is gorgeous Sabrina!!

ScrapGoo said...

Wow, you're killing me with the amazingness of this. LOVE!! (and can I say how much I too adore Random!?)

Jodi said...

Super cute!!!!

kim c said...

sabrina...this is so charming and girlie. just love it.

cristmae said...

So attractive and net.I love it and I am so happy to stop by in your blog for I was able to see your craft.Inkjet Paper