Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Damask Divas November Blog Hop -- Flirty



Hello!  The first of the month means one thing around these parts--the Damask Divas Blog Hop!  This month, we are featuring the Flirty Paper Packet.  This gorgeous combination of raspberry, orange, gold, and green is wonderful for scrapbook pages from spring flowers to fall leaves.  It also proved to be perfect for home decor projects.

If you came from Stephanie's blog, then you are in the right place!  If not, you can start at the beginning at the Damask Divas Blog.

It is such a relief to finally post my project.  I have been waiting patiently because I had it finished WAYYYY ahead of time.  I could just not keep my hands off this gorgeous Bracket Frame--so I didn't!  Here it is, FINALLY!


When I first saw the colors in the Flirty Paper Packet, my mind conjured up images of the 70's.  I was just a kid back then, but I can distinctly remember avocado colored appliances and tupperware, orange shag carpet, and Mustard colored tweed chairs.  Tell me it was just a bad dream!  HA!  It really happened, and so the perfect picture for me to decorate this frame for was one from that decade.  This pic is of my dear sis and I making faces in my Grandma's Texas backyard.   That's right, ya'll--I am part Native Texan!  ;)

Back to the present! Let's start at the top.  I used Close to My Heart's Rhinestone Sparkle Brads to anchor each side of this "sisters" banner at the corner of my frame.  The banner comprises several different products.  The very Autumnal Orange Flirty B&T Paper backs the triangles of Burlap Ribbon.  I attached them all to a strand of embroidery floss with liquid glass.  Then I pulled out my new Pixie Glitter Alphabet stickers for the first time.  Sigh.  This is a first cousin to my FAVORITE product--Shimmer Trim!  I outlined the letters with a black sharpie to make them pop from the light background. 


This bottom corner is decked out in Fabulous Flirtyness.  I cut out a couple of beautiful flowers from one of the papers and added some layers with foam tape.  These are backed by strategically trimmed Sparkles Flourishes.   One of the flowers is embellished with a large sparkle from the Sparkles Brown and Tan Assortment.  Then I inserted two pins from the Autumn Lane Assortment into the foam that backs the flowers.  Perfect!  This organdy ribbon is an older product that I was able to get my mitts on for this project.  I really try not to use retired product for my hop projects, but just look at it!  Sorry!


You can see the different textures I have going on in this pic.  I used my paper distresser and foam tape to add visual interest and dimension.  The Flirty Raspberry paper is matting the photo.  I used the large rose stamp in the Love Blooms My Acrylix Stamp Set to random stamp the pattern in New England Ivy.



This frame came together so well with our coordinating products.  That is one of my favorite things about our papers and inks--they are all coordinated!  It is such a joy to grab a B&T paper packet knowing that everything I need to create a paper project is right inside!  Instead of spending my time searching for papers that work well together, I got to concentrate on the creation of my fabulous frame!  LOVE it!

Well, you made it to the end of this month's hop.  We hope you had as much fun browsing our creations as we had making them!  Before you get too busy making your wish lists from all of this amazing inspiration, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter drawing on the Damask Divas Blog for your chance to win some blog candy from our very own Diva, Gloria Shirr!  Thanks so much for hopping with us--now go get your crafty on!

26 comments:

  1. Awesome...Thanks for sharing, i am your newest follower

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    1. I love new followers, welcome, Marianne! :)

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  2. Wow! What a fabulous job! I love this frame Amie!

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    1. Thank you, Jeannie--Flirty makes it easy! ;)

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  3. Awesome Amie!! What a gorgeous frame!!

    http://purpleglocreatios.blogspot.com

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  4. You have framebilities! This is so precious. Another masterpiece Amie!

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    1. Traci, I love the new words you teach me! You are too sweet. :)

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  5. Amie~Every hop I can't wait to see what you come up with. I love your frame, it is fabulous!!! Love the banner, and I especially love the lower corner~gorgeous!!! You made the 70's look good-but I'm not ready for those colors to come back anytime soon. :)

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    1. Oh I sure hope they don't--at least as far as appliances go! ;) Thank you for such a wonderful compliment. Are you sure you have the right Amie? ;)

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  6. Fabulous!!! I can just hear you squealing with delight as you assembled every section!! I would have to stare at this frame for hours to tell you my favorite part ... it's just ALL so great!! (FYI ... they saved the best for last on your blog hop)

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    1. You, my dear, are too flattering! I bet you can see me making lots of things now that you have seen me in action, lol. I can see you sitting on your foot too! ;)

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  7. Beautiful!! I too thought of the 70's when I saw this pack. Funny we remember so much when we weren't around when it all started - it must've taken forever to get rid of it all!! LMAO. I love how you nestled the smaller "frame" in the bigger frame. LOVE!! Now I'm wondering if I have any pictures of me and my sister when we were little bitty!! Great Job!

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    1. Isn't it crazy! I bet we remember BECAUSE we were young and impressionable. ;) Thank you, I really like the frame-in-a-frame too!

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  8. Love this frame and Pinned it! Thanks for showing off the flirty paper pack so well... found you on the blog hop ;) Kathi

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    1. Well, now, THAT is awesome! Thanks, so much for the fabulous compliment, Kathi! Welcome to my little corner of the blog world! :)

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  9. Hi Amie :) Great frame! The pic is so sweet! What a lovely memory. Those colours are a bit "tupperware-ish aren't they...haha! But someone was thinking back then - they look so great together! Your little banner is so cute!

    Abbey

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    1. Ha, ha! Yes! It is exactly what I thought of, lol! Thanks so very much, Abbey. :) It really warms my heart that you come back to read my blog so often--thank you!

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    2. I LOVE your blog! I am glad it warms your heart that I visit so often. Much better than thinking I am stalking you...haha!

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  10. Beautiful frame. You did such a great job and love the colors of the paper pack.

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    1. Hi Sheri! Hope you are doing well--thank you for taking a moment to peek in here! :)

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  11. OH MY GOSH! I love it Amie!! You did an outstanding job! This has not been my favorite paper line at all but you made me want to dig out old pictures and make this frame. You did an amazing job on all the details. They just make it perfect!

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    1. It was quite the process, let me tell you. I am glad you guys get to see the end result and not all the things I tried that were not quite right. ;) Thanks, Dana!

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  12. Oh my goodness gracious, this is beautiful!! Love all of the details you added to make it perfect! Winning creation, for sure!

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