Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Pin It Now! I squeezed in a little scrapbooking time today between work, school, mom-taxiing, & laundry. It's framed, but still counts as scrappin', right?

I used a Dollar Tree frame and scrap burlap. Burlap is everywhere right now in the crafty world! Check out Pinterest for lots of ideas. Then I used Stamping 411's sketch challenge as a guide.

Here's the sketch...

I was able to tuck a lot of layers and texture into this little frame. Here's a piece of Stitched Felt Winter Wishes dusted with Galaxy Glitter (gold & silver mixed), trimmed with a Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon bow and Jingle Bells. The backdrop of the wreath is from Delicate Doilies.

The Noel stamp is from Many Merry Messages. I backed it with a few scraps from Deck The Halls DSP cut into flags. I brushed a little glitter on the lettering for good measure! Glitter always helps :)

I love this photo, a sweet memory from last Christmas of going out after school to the paint-your-own-pottery store. If it's the only picture I scrap all season, it'll be enough to keep happy thoughts about!

I'd love to see you try the challenge, if you'd like to try, here's Stamping 411's site.  They not only offer fun challenges, but there are TONS of tutorials there. 

Supply list for shadowbox frame:
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Many Merry Messages
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Paper: Deck The Halls DSP, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Stitched Felt Winter Wishes, Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, Big Shot, Jingle Bells, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Galaxy Glitter silver & gold.
Etc: Shadow box frame (dollar tree), burlap (JoAnn Fabrics)

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. This is great!! What a great idea for a framed picture--so much more interesting than just the pic!! GREAT job!!!

  2. This is totally awesome!! Love the added glitter to the wreath too!!

  3. The Dollar Tree, are you kidding me? It looks like a designer frame from a very expensive store. You did great and what a good idea to dress it up like that.. Congratulations on making the operator's picks this week. That is so fun.