Welcome to the Home Decor SU Style July Blog Hop!!! This is my first hop with this group and I'm super excited to be hopping with these awesome stampers. I love making home decor projects so I was so happy to get in this month.
Frames are something I really love in general and I love when I can include some stamping along with them. I purchased this frame at Michael's and of course had a coupon for it. I've had it for a little while so I thought this was a great time to finally make something with it. So without delay........
I started out using the Love You to Pieces bundle. This bundle just really popped out at me when I saw it because I had been telling my husband that now that our girls are out on their own and we don't get to see them everyday, that me heart always feels like a piece is missing. Our oldest daughter Lindsay (bottom photo) lives almost three hours away from us now, so we don't see her very often and the youngest just bought her first house in our local town, and while I see her several times a week because I work with her three days a week, it's just not the same. The house is empty and our kids have been our world. I miss them being little and I miss the sounds of feet going up the stairs at night. I just miss the four of us being together. May be a little corny to some, but being a mom is the best job I ever had. Love my girls more than they can understand at this point since neither of them have children yet, but one day they will totally get it.
Here is the little puzzle that the dies cut out. You can see below where I put all the supplies, that the puzzle is a one piece die that cuts into 16 pieces. I cut the puzzle out of our Thick Whisper White to give it a little more stability since our regular Whisper White is so much thinner. I left the paper in the die and flipped it over to apply the Snail Adhesive and then flipped it back over onto the Coastal Cabana layer of cardstock. I found that to be super easy so that I didn't have to try and put the puzzle together and find I didn't have it on the layer evenly. I stamped words from the Love You to Pieces stamp set, but then I also used words from other stamp sets that I thought fit the theme of my project.
Here is the list of those since they are not listed at the end of this post because I used so many sets.
Smile- Calligraphy Essentials
Miss You - Hand Delivered (current hostess set)
I love You - Flourishing Phrases
You're Sweet - Seasonal Charms
Wild About You - A Little Wild
Adorable You - Hedgehugs
These are other accent pieces from the stamp set and the dies. To finish it off I added the Metallic Silver Pearls to the flowers. I then of course had to use some of our yummy ribbons we have.
I thought off setting the pictures on the layers really mad it pop as opposed to keeping them perfectly layered and it gave me more room to stamp the flowers and of course add more of the Metallic Silver Pearls as well. I can actually switch these pieces out whenever I want because they are only attached in the frame by the clips that came with the frame. I'm really happy how this turned out and I hope you've enjoyed your stop here on the hop. Please continue on to Sandra Roberts blog. You can find the list below.