DIY Crate Paper Chipboard Frame Tree

Hello crafty friends!

I'm way behind in my posts due to the holiday craze and the fact that we are renovating our main living area in our home right now so I apologize for the absence around here ;)

Anyway...I'm here today sharing a quick and easy DIY photo frame tree that I created using one of my favorite Crate Paper embellishments...chipboard frames!

I found the inspiration for this idea in one of my favorite home decor catalogs.  I just love how the photo frames are arranged like a tree and I knew that the Open Book Chipboard Frames would be perfect to help me mimic this idea with my craft supplies.

First, I chose the frames I wanted to use and arranged them in a "tree" shape.  Next, I printed off a few "holiday-themed" photos of my children to fit inside some of the chipboard frames.

Then I backed a few of the frames with patterned paper and a journaling card from the Notes & Things collection so I could add chipboard sticker embellishments and vellum shapes from the Open Book collection on top of them.

I used my hot glue gun to adhere the frames together, carefully overlapping each one.

I punched a hole at the top of the tree and placed some of my favorite red and white striped ribbon through the hole so I could hang the photo frame tree up, but it can also be leaned up against the wall or on top of a larger frame.

I want to wish you all a happy New Year!  Thanks for stopping by today!


December Documented Album *Hip Kit Club*

Hello everyone!

I have some of my completed December Documented pages to share with you today...

I'm also sharing these on the Hip Kit Club blog so be sure and stop by to see even more detailed shots and a little bit about how these pages came together.

Have a great day and TFL!


Ruby Rock It + Freckled Fawn Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday, friends! 

Freckled Fawn has teamed up with Ruby Rock-It for a fabulous cross-promotion blog hop and today is Day 1 of the hop! They are doing a week long hop involving only the FF Blog and the Ruby Rock-It Blog.  Make sure to visit both blogs each day this week to see new projects and for giveaway opportunities! 

Here are a few projects I created using some lovely FF goodies/ODM kits and the Ruby Rock-It Handi Scandi collection...

"Week 45"

Left Side:

Right Side: 

"Hello Baby Celine"

"Lovely Day"

I really enjoyed working with the Handi Scandi collection from Ruby Rock-It because it paired so well with my Freckled Fawn products.  With so many fun pieces and gorgeous patterned paper selections, this collection is perfect for any layout or project!

Now head on over here to enter into the giveaway on the FF and Ruby Rock-It blogs today and stay tuned all week for even more chances to win amazing FF and Ruby Rock-It products!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Love This *Crate Paper*

Hello everyone!

I'm sharing this post over on the Crate Paper blog today...

I find that Pinterest is a great source to jumpstart my creativity.  When I'm in a scrappy rut (or just crunched for time), I search Pinterest and always find something that inspires my next project or creation.  I especially like searching for images that are all about composition.  Here is an image that inspired the layout that I have to share with you today...

And here's my twist on it...

I started by printing my photos in a few different (square) sizes.  I found several pieces of patterned paper from the Open Book collection that complimented my photos and cut them into the same sized squares as the photos. 

Next, I cut the patterned paper squares in half diagonally and placed them around my photos and added several different embellishments from the Open Book collection on and around the triangles. 

I printed my journaling from my computer, cut it into thin strips, and added it underneath the photo of my daughter throwing leaves into the air.  

This next image I found on Pinterest inspired a simple card I created using items from the Open Book collection...

I layered several of the scrap pieces of patterned paper from my layout above as a base for my card, which is a great way to use leftovers!  I added a few triangle shapes that point toward the chipboard "love you" sentiment form the Open Book collection and placed a few gold glitter hearts on top of the stitched triangles. 

My layout and card came together easily with a little help from my Pinterest search.  Be sure and follow the Crate Paper Pinterest Boards to help inspire your next layout or project.  

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Xmas Cocoa

Hello friends,

I'm sharing this layout I created using the November Hip Kits on the Hip Kit blog today...

I couldn't resist using the adorable black and white patterned paper with the photos of my kiddos enjoying some hot cocoa during the holidays last year as my background paper.  I normally stick to something much more muted (and white), but it was really fun mixing in the pops of red, gold, and gray against the b&w background.

I also created this holiday card using several of the November kit items that are available here.

And I'm excited to announce that I'll be creating with the December Documented Kit from Hip Kit Club this year and if you head on over to the blog you can see some of my sneaks using the kit.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!


November OHDEERME Projects

TGIF and I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I have my OHDEERME projects using the November kit to share with you today...

I used the wood veneer banners available in the November kit, along with the lovely wood veneer letters as the main inspiration for this layout.

I added lots of the white glittery arrows around my small photo to draw the eye in, but in a subtle way.

I kept my design very linear and added a few of the epoxy heart stickers for color.

For this next layout, I was really inspired by the large oval flair badge and felt doily that's also included in the November kit.

I used a wooden tag and covered it in brown ink to make it darker so the wood veneer letters would have a nice contrast against it.  I also added several stickers directly onto the wooden tag after the ink dried.

I used the leaf stamp and some gold pigment ink to create the lovely scattered leaves along the bottom of my page.

Freckled Fawn is having a HUGE Black Friday sale so be sure and stop by and grab some fun goodies before they're gone!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!