Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My World

The other day Katie issued a little challenge to her 3 Little Dreams Dream Team members to create something with the little container that holds the brads in the August kits. I thought it was going to be one of those round, hard, plastic containers (do you know which ones I'm talking about?), and had all these visions of a pretty Christmas ornament dancing around in my head. I was so psyched to get my kit so I could start creating. Then my kit came, and this is what stared back at me:

Ummm, what? What is THAT? That's not a brad container. LOL. Ok, so maybe it is, but it's not the one I wanted! hee hee. So, back to the drawing board. I thought about it for a bit at my desk and then thought I really should get busy doing some of the things I've been neglecting. Like mailing out the kid-pics that were taken in the beginning of July. I have to send some wallets to Jenn, and.... wait a minute.... wallets.... hmmm... that looks like it might be big enough to hold a wallet photo.... (seriously, this is a real time conversation in my head people! Don't you feel enlightened? LOL!).... And then the light bulbs went on and the clouds parted and the angels sang and well, it was good. *wink*

A few layers of cardstock later, this is what I came up with:

I measured each layer of Cardstock and then cut the rectangles out with my exacto knife (Note to self: Buy Nestabilities). I stamped the sentiment and cut it apart, then layered it and freehand cut that as well so the edges are all a little angled (on purpose... honest.), then stuck each word to the front of my frame in a random pattern. I adhered the whole thing to the back of the brad container with dimensionals, and then had to adhere a 1/4" strip of white paper around the inside edge to finish it. Everything I used is from the August kit with the exception of the Riding Hood Red (SU!) paper I used behind the sentiment words. Oh, and just so you know, the wallet photo fit PERFECTLY with no trimming needed!

Is that not the cutest stinkin' baby? That's my Jack at 3 mos. :o)

Once the frame was done I added a piece of adhesive magnet to the back (no idea what brand it is as we've had it forever, but it comes in a roll and you just cut off what you need and adhere it to whatever suits you), and popped it up on the fridge.

Here's a pic of my messy freezer door:

That's my Henry in the bottom left pic (taken awhile ago - around 9 mos old, maybe?), and those magnets in the top right corner are made with SU stamps on tile. They're sooo cool. They were a gift from my first secret sister on SCS. She spoiled the daylights out of me. Some day I'll show you some of the things she sent me in a close up when I need blog fodder. :o)

Meanwhile, tell me how you like my frame!

Stamps: Sentiment (Stamping Bella)
Paper: All from 3 Little Dreams August kit
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals, Brads from 3LD August kit

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Ila said...

Wonderful!! what a Cute and Fabulous idea you came up with...and the photo is just the Sweetest!!

Holly said...

oh Sarah, I'm sure Jack doesn't stink! LOL! Seriously, this is just so creative and darling!
I love the conversations you have with yourself too!

SeaStar Creations said...

adorable BABY, adorable card and loved the thought process behind it :)

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Courtney said...

Oh! I had the same converation with myself when I looked at what Katie wanted us to do!

I've come up with something but won't be posting it until next week. I wanted to get all of my sneak peaks out.... sigh. I'm so ready to see what everyone does with these!

GREAT job! So does it stick out away from the refrigerator or did you cut that part off?

Lorie said...

Oh, holy cow! That is so stinkin' cool! I can't wait to get home and try mine!

Dani said...

You're so creative!
I still haven't figured out what I want to do. Sigh. It will come to me, just have to be patient! LOL!

Great job!

Karen from PA said...

I love it! Your boys are so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! And your baby is just adorable!

Kimmie0270 said...

THat is so stinkin cute! I"ll be trying out that idea!

Cris A said...

Nice job! Very clever!

Christi said...

You are so creative!! Wow!! Love this!! And that pic is too cute!!

bensarmom said...

What a fantastic idea! You did a beautiful job with the challenge and that baby is just gorgeous!

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