Sunday, August 1, 2010

ANNI -VERVE-SARY 2010

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, JULIE AND VERVE FOR AN AMAZING THREE YEARS.
We’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from  MICHELLE'S blog. If not, head on over to Julee's Blog (owner of Verve), for the 411 on how to win prizes, and to start hopping from the beginning. If there's a crack along the hop, you can always head to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links.


This is a picture frame for my Grandson-to-be. He is due the end of September and the first child of our only son, so that makes him very special.
The center is just for looks at this point. Once he is here, the parents can put in a picture of his adorable face or they can ask me to put his vital statistics in that space. The stamps sets that I used  are Dare to Be Different*** and You Rock.
The large stars were cut out using cs and chipboard with a sizzix die cut. 
The frame is covered with paper that was torn and then modge-podged on , that's why you see the reflection from the flash. Once dry I sponged on, wiped off Broken China.
I placed two Label 5s on the magnet sheet one inside the other and then ran it through my CB to get the frames. They come out double embossed this way! The white 'frames' were done the same way using the #1 and #2 dies.
The white rope, eyelet trim, and red ribbon are all pieces of scraps.
This will look great in the wee little one's nursery.

Thanks for hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Emily's blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.

TIP: I used all home made glue dots to attach all elements to the frame...even the ribbons and trims. 
I use Alene's Tack it Over and Over...I bought it on line.
I have tried  making the glue dots before and the only success that I had was using the paper from previous glue dot rolls. Plus, this time I swirled the tip of the bottle around to make flat dots....they dry quicker and just work better, IMHO. I only make twenty at a time and then it's easy to lay them out to dry and store them. As soon as the sheet is empty I make more to keep the supply at hand.
Hope this helps!
*** ED Note: The correct name of the background stamp that I used on the stars and directly on the frame is Bountiful Backgrounds. The original pkging is gone and I put the wrong name up there.

80 comments:

Kathy said...

This is wonderful Joanne! Your new grandson will be lucky to have this in his nursery. A photo will look great in the center. You are so creative my friend! I never thought to make my own glue dots, but I'll give it a try!

Emily Leiphart said...

Joanne, you're so sweet to stop at my blog first! This is a gorgeous layout for your new grandson. I love all the little details and hope you show it again with the photos in place!

Janelle said...

What a fun layout for your new grandson.
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Nice! Thanks for sharing it during the hop to give us some ideas!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Nice! Thanks for sharing it during the hop to give us some ideas!

Melisa Hunter said...

What a sweet picture frame!

Lisa Christine said...

Wow! That is all I can say! That is amazing!

Jen P said...

Great layout - love all the details!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

very sweet!

Shari said...

So crafty! Very nice.

Cindy said...

They are going to love that you made this for your soon to be grandson! Great work!

jennifer mitten said...

What a fabulous idea - that frame is adorable!

1CardCreator said...

This looks so sweet Joanne made with lots of loving care for your first Grandson to be! I am sure it will be a family treasure for years to come. ~Diane

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Sweet. This just makes you smile

Tracy said...

Lovely LO - great colors! Congrats on the Grandson! TFS!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

so glad you could join the fun, great celebration card...have a fantastic week!

enjoy *~*

Joan Switalski said...

Such a fun project :D

Betty Wright said...

Fabulous collage design and wonderful colors! Awesome project, Joanne!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Adorable. The new parents will love this one:) TFS.

Bogner's said...

all those buttons and stars are so fun! Fabulous.

Leenda said...

Very creative frame! Congrats on your special blessing!!

Julie E said...

Such a fanciful creation! Amazing how long we have all been hopping :>) Such fun!

Marisa said...

You must be beyond giddy with the upcoming arrival of your first grandchild! This frame will show off their new baby wonderfully

Kimberly S. said...

Awwwww...love this frame!!!! What a GREAT memento for your grandbaby!!!

Jennifer Roach said...

What a wonderful keepsake. I'm sure it will be cherished.

Lynn McAuley said...

Wishing you the very best on the upcoming birth of your grandson!
Your wonderful frame, I know, will become a treasured keepsake!!

Dani said...

So lovely!! Beautiful inspiration!! :)

Jackie said...

This is bright and fun, any child would simply love it, he is pretty lucky!

Terri E. said...

That will be special for your grandson!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kerri said...

What a fun frame for your grandson! I love all the buttons:)

Wanda Cullen said...

Great layout to feature your newest little 'star'!

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun frame

debhorst said...

what a fantastic frame....this will make a wonderful place to showcase your new arrival!!

Wendy Space said...

This is adorable!

Tanya said...

Fabulous! This is so fun and beautiful. And big congrats on your new little grand baby Grandma!! :)

Brandi said...

Terrific gift! It is so cute and perfect for the new grandbaby! :)

Melissa Cash said...

What a sweet gift for your sweet little grandson to be. Adorable!

SimpleScrappin said...

Love it...it looks sooo patriotic...and I love patriotic! TFS! Congrats on the new grandbaby!
Hugs
Nikki
Simple.scrappin@yahoo.com

marilynwillauer said...

Great card!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so fun and adorable! Love all the different backgrounds and embellishments. A perfect little keepsake! Thanks so much for celebrating with us!

LindaR said...

How sweet! Have fun with that new little babe.

Christina said...

What a wonderful gift for your first grandchild! I love the cluster of buttons at the top!

stamphappy said...

I'm sure the frame will become a treasured keepsake! Great work.

Elaine said...

A beautiful frame.

Wendy said...

This is a great gift for your son! Congrats Grandma {to be}!!!!

Mary said...

What a great focal point that picture will make - grandsons are so awesome -believe me :)

Lillian Child said...

You are going to LOVE being a grandma! I have one 2-year old grandson who is the light of my life. ENJOY!

Ravengirl said...

Very nice!

Lorus! said...

I love bright colors for baby stuff! Beautiful work!

Luanne said...

This is SO special! I know your son will love it. Congratulations Grandma! TFS!

Kristina said...

What a sweet little frame to await your new grandson! Love the big, stamped star frames!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

What a fun frame! And congrats on the grandbaby!

Yvonne said...

Cute layout!

Purple Princess said...

Very cute!!

jodie said...

your grandson will love all the bright colors you used.such a sweet frame.

The Paper Princess said...

Nice card!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Jami said...

What a great gift to give.

Wendy K. said...

Congrats on being a Grandma! What a special frame for someone so special!

Sandi said...

Love the frame and how special for you all!

Mary said...

Oh, congratulations to all of you!

Jane Bosi said...

Cute! What a great idea!

Maureen said...

what a sweet keepsake!!! love all the details you added :) Congrats on the upcoming new grandchild :)

kim.mom said...

WONDERFUL!!!!

sharon said...

Lucky new parents. This is just delightful
Sharon L

Sassy Scrapin' said...

SUPER FUN! Wonderful!

Kelly said...

What a special project! Lots of work and love into this!

Samantha said...

Congratulations on the soon to arrive Gandson. The frame is perfect for a little boy!

Barbie D. said...

What a special gift for your son and daughter-in-law, one I'm sure they will cherish.

Erika M. said...

Your card is lovely!

Maureen said...

What a sweet gift - I'm sure they'll love it!

Ola said...

I absolutely love this.... so bright and fun! Your grandson is so very lucky & not even here yet!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Janelle said...

Congratulations on your first grandbaby! What a fun frame to have for his first precious picture!

Nancy said...

I'll bet you enjoyed making this, having your son and his son on your mind and in your heart.

LaurieJ said...

Congrats on your new grandson-to-be. I'll bet you can barely contain your excitement! Your project will look so cute in the nursery.

Crafty Math Chick said...

How fun - love the buttons all over. Congratulations on your soon-to-arrive grandson!

Vera said...

Lovely picture frame! Congratulations on your first grandson!

Crafty Engineering said...

A wonderful frame for your grandson! Congrats!

Naomi said...

How exciting for you--congratulations! Love the buttons!

Becky Carafa said...

Very cool, love all your elements!

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