Jan 05 2009

Ryleigh Name Frame

I must apologize that my BLOG was down last night unexpectedly.  Evidentally, they decided to do a major server upgrade around 9:00 PM and knocked me out of service for the rest of the night.  Of course, it came in the middle of me doing posts for the week (while I’m at Leadership) and has set me HOURS behind. 

I usually make name frames for each of my great nieces and nephews on their first birthday or first Christmas.  My niece reminded me that I forgot to make Ryleigh’s, so this was her Christmas gift this year.  I love making these…so quick and easy with the Headline Alphabet set and Scrappin’ Kits.  I used Summer Days Scrappin’ Kit that retired last spring since I had a couple kits left over from the make & take I did for our Stamping/Scrapping Retreat in November.  The Kit has the textured Wasabi cardstock in it, so I cut that to the frame size, then placed a couple of the 12" border strips on top and bottom.  I inked up the letters with Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Wild Wasabi.  Then I just added the flower sticky die-cuts with dimensionals, some ribbon and hardware.  Literally, it came together in about a half hour and I was really pleased.  My niece LOVED it (and since she is pregnant with #4, I guess I’ll be making another one next year!)

I’m getting really excited about leaving for Leadership on Tuesday!  I finished my roommate gifts, made my organized swaps and a few general swaps for those online friends I run into…just want to make up some 3D items to swap.  I have a really cute box idea I want to share…I’ll take pictures so I can show you, too, when I get back! 

The RETIRED ACCESSORIES list comes out today!  Don’t delay if you want something…they sell out quickly!


One Person has left comments on this post

Jan 7, 2009 - 12:01:10

Connie, this is a great name frame! And what an inspiration! I have an empty frame begging me to do something with it!