Sunday, May 31, 2009

OCL June Blog Hop

There are so many things going on right now! I decided that there were going to be some changes going on in my life. I have recently been elected as the President of the PTA for our elementary school. That is going to take up a lot of my time. I am going to cut back on lots of my design work for FreckledANDfun. As much as I love doing banners and watermarks, it takes up so much of my free time. I want to dedicate my time to stamp design and papercrafting. My passion is really stamping, so I want to refocus my passion. I am pleased to participate in the blog hop for Our Craft Lounge.

I am also so thrilled to announce that I am now on the design team for Our Craft Lounge!
I {heart} their stamps and now I get to play with them all the time!

This is actually a picture frame! I made it when Bella announced that her class is celebrating her teacher's birthday tomorrow! She wanted me to make her a "real" gift. I thought this would be the Bookworm set from OCL. The frame is covered with DCWV red paper (a 12x12 sheet trimmed down). The green is also DCWV.

I sewed the green strip of paper on with my Janome sew mini. The images are stamped with black soot ink on white cardstock, then then colored with copics. I mounted the sentiments on scraps of the green cardstock. They were placed on the frame with dimensionals. I used some buttons with green thread to add to the strip of green (WT220: Buttons).

So that is it in a nutshell! Lots of changes coming this summer! I am really excited to get back in the stampin' groove!

Well - it's time to get hoppin' -- check out these other blogs!

Amber Hillman
Beth Silaika
Carol Halvorson
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Lawrence
Deb Felts
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Holly McMillen
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Lila Holgate http://lilascreativecorner.blogs.splitc ...
Pam Hooten
Valerie Stangle

The OCL Chicks:
Cambria Turnbow
Joy Kennedy
Debbie Corbori (OCL Illustrator)
Marianne Walker (OCL Illustrator)

stamps: Our Craft Lounge {Bookworm}
paper: DCWV red, green, GP white
ink: black, copics
misc: dimensionals, frame, buttons, green thread (making memories),


Kisa Peters said...

GREAT teacher frame! must be late and my brian must be fried....because when I first saw the stitching, I thought "WOW!! How'd she get the sewing machine to go through the wood?" Doh! {Insert- hand slapping forehead} Then I sewed it first!!
Ha! Welcome to the team Beth! It SHALL be fun!!!

Kendra said...

Oh Bethie ~ I love this frame! Bella's teacher will LOVE it! SO cute! Welcome to the team!

Debbie said...

Well hello my chameleon friend...your post today left a few songs in my head...ready? Here we go!
Ch-ch-ch- CHANGES! (channeling my inner Bowie at the moment)...LMAO! Now lets slow it down...
Don't go try to please me...(a little Billy for ya).
And the all time fav..
When it's time to CHANGE then it's time to CHANGE (ok it loses something when you can't hear the voice crack...) LMAO!

Ca-UTE frame. LOVE IT! You rock whatever you do! SO SO HAPPY your are on the OCL DT! Thanks for doin' it sistah! WOOHOO!

Deb said...

Beth! This is so adorable! What a perfect gift! She is gonna love it!

Cambria Turnbow said...

Bethie... this is ADORABLE! I was just thinking the other day that I needed to make a frame! YOU ROCK!! Happy you have you my sweet friend.

Pam said...

Love the frame Bethie, what a great gift!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What an adorable frame, Beth! I'm so excited to be working with you!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome frame! Love how you worked in so many different stamps and the stitching is just the finishing touch! :)

Amber (bambi64) said...

Love the frame, Beth. Will have to remember it when we start school back up in the fall. So excited to be working with you!

Heather McNally said...

CUTE frame, Bethie! Happy to be on the DT with you! :)

Chris said...

That is one great gift!

Carol (HB) said...

Bethie, this is A+ adorable!!!

Lila H said...

Cute and simple "real" gift for a special teacher!!! isn't that bookworm set super cute!!?? I love it!

Tracey said...

Congratulations Beth!! Love the picture frame you made!!


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