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Thank you, a frame, and another giveaway!

On Monday, Scrapbooking.com Magazine’s newsletter went out and editor Jami Petersen had bestowed the great honor

on my blog! This was obviously beyond exciting to me, lol! Thank you so much, Jami!! And thank you to all the new readers who discovered my blog through the link – I hope you enjoyed it and will come back to visit!

I made this wooden frame a while back and never did post it. I used Prima papers and, of course, flowers. I used a gold glaze paint from Delta/Rubber Stampede to edge the inside and outside edges of the frame (which was painted using a metallic teal paint from Deco Art – same series as my beloved Rich Espresso). I also used the glaze to highlight the tops of the flowers. I did both paint techniques simply with my finger (my index finger was gold for a couple of days, lol). I pulled out some micro beads (Provo) that I have probably had for about 7 years for the flower centers. You really have to click on the picture to see all the blingy details. For some reason even my nifty new camera didn’t pick it up really well – might have to take it outside later and try again.

And last, but not least, I thought I’d get everyone involved again! I have a brand new Crop-A-Dile and case I’d love to give away (I have two for some reason) to a blog reader to say thanks for checking in on my creative endeavors! As I mentioned the other day, I got a new video camera and would love to do up some tutorials for you. Simply leave me a message with what kinds of projects or tutorials YOU would like to see in video form and next Tuesday (yes, I know that’s April Fool’s Day…maybe I’ll fool you and add in some extra goodies!) I will use my handy dandy low tech random number chooser (yea, a phone call to a friend asking for a number between 1 and x) to find a winner!

Oh! And one more thing! If you haven’t already, be sure to click on the link on the right to go check out the Craft Coalition – it’s a great idea and something everyone can get involved in to help strengthen the craft industry!


40 Responses

  1. Hi Jenna. I saw the link for your blog on the Scrapbooking.com weekly newsletter and had to check it out. I love that you alter everyday objects. I know I have had stuff stashed away for years and do not know what to do with it. Love your picture frame by the way. I am looking forward to viewing your upcoming tutorials. I have quite a few of those wide wire ribbons – Christmas/winter theme. Initially I was going to use it to make bows but that didn’t happen, then I thought that they might be cute on handmade card, but I didn’t have time to play around with that either. Do you have any ideas? I look forward to checking out your blog regularly. Have a great day. Kathy Blanco

  2. Congrats on making blog of the week. I just love all your bird houses. I’m sure I will be visiting often, since I recently decided to redo my kitchen in birdhouses.

  3. I would love to see more scrapbook page ideas as well as cards so I can be a copy cat!


  4. I love your projects. You are so very talented. Keep it up. I love instruction that teaches me techniques that I can apply to my projects. Do you have any video tutorials?

  5. congrats, Jenna! You totally deserve it! I would love to see just about anything you do. I really like your bird house. Would like to see a hands-on demo of that. Or any special techniques with gesso, or gel medium.

  6. I just came across your blog today! Such cute stuff. Hope you don’t mind me checking in every once in a while. My blog: createdbyemily.blogspot.com

  7. Cute frame! And congrats on being the blog of the week!

  8. very pretty frame!!!

  9. Just found your blog-so fun! So, I’ve always wanted to learn how to use fabric as wallpaper. Thanks!

  10. I am a bit of an OTP girl and love making anything that’s a little different ~ I think that’s what I love about your birdhouses and what draws me back here every day to see what new goodies you have to show.

    So…I’d love to see tutorials for anything OTP.

  11. Congrats and please enter me to win a Crop-A-Dile! My email is vanillaglitter@gmail.com if I should be the lucky winner!

  12. I guess I didn’t read through very well. I would love to see some tutorials on beading. I think that it is in my soul to bead jelwery….

  13. I’d love to see some ideas for shadow boxes made up of favorite things. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  14. Hi Jenna,

    Congratulations on getting Blog of the Week! I’m excited that you are planning on doing some tutorials. I would love to see some about jewelry making/beading. I’ve always wanted to make some but had always been intimidated and I’m such a visual person that it would help me out a lot if you had a video for it. Thanks.

  15. You did a wonderful job on the frame. I really like it.

  16. Congratulations, Jenna. Your blog IS wonderful! You wanted an idea: how about 6 by 12 pages? Not sure where to begin.

  17. gorgeous….as always!! and a give a way too!! woo hoo!!

  18. I love your blog and would love to see tutorials for cards that are hip and modern (the ones my mom hand makes are just sooo lame) šŸ™‚

  19. i love that frame!! i can tell that took a lot of time to do!

  20. Using the Crop-A-Dile….any tutorials would be great.

    Misty K in Ohio

  21. I love your beach frame, TFS! Congratulations on becoming blog of the week. I’d love to see tutorials on anything scrapbooking or rubber stamping techniques.

  22. What a great blog! Glad I found it! Darling frame- and huge congrats to you!

  23. Great blog here! Any tutorials are great- but I would love tosee anything using BasicGrey, or anything related to scraproom decorating!

  24. Fantastic Blog!!! Wow you do some great work. šŸ™‚ I would love to see some tutorials on frame altering, decorating, stamping techniques, and using paint on scrapbook pages!! Just about any kind of tutorial I would like!!!

  25. I love seeing what you alter! Keep it coming on your blog, you’re very inspiring.

  26. Congratulations! Must’ve been fun seeing your blog on there as the winner!
    I’d love to see tutorials on either shadow boxes for memorabilia (in particular memorial items or baby items) or picture frames.

  27. I would love to see a tutorial about techniques or altering anything. I’m trying to expand and alter more things, but sometimes I’m just lost as to where to start, so that would be awesome! Thanks!

  28. I would love to see tutorials on how to make things that have a practical purpose as well as look pretty!

  29. Hi My name is Denise and I am from 2 Peas (Halebop). I would love to learn more about how to use some of the embellishments besides brads and eyelets.

  30. My name is Jody I’m from 2 Peas (pode) and I love seeing what you alter…keep inspiring!!

  31. How exciting!! I would love to see a tutorial on how you alter your amazing bird houses!! I love them!! Thanks!! šŸ™‚

  32. Hi Jenna-
    Love your blog.
    I’d love to see a tutorial on how to use alcohol inks & crackle paints. I recently rec’d some in a SS package & I have no idea what to do with them.
    LisaZ (dudemansmom2001 on 2Peas)

  33. Love that frame. I would love to see some tutorials. I’m a very visual person and that really helps me – I sometimes struggle with magazines saying do this do that…. Your birdhouses are great so that would be my top pick for tutorial.

  34. Hi there,

    I would love to see a tutorial on a digital technique, like using Photoshop or even Word to make an interesting journaling entry or alter a picture in some way.

    Congrats on your acknowledgment!


  35. Am I too late??? Anyway I love to see ANY tutorials!!! i am not very crafty by nature so I learn all I can from other people!!

  36. I need one of these
    A. Herbst

  37. Great frame! and great resources on your blog. Thanks. I think I’m too late for the cropadile draw…but wanted to stop in and say HEY anyway.


  38. I love those frames! I have them all over my house! I would like to see crazy things you would never guess to do with the Crop-a-dile!

  39. Congrats and great Blog. Tutorials on paint, distressing. Maybe using some of the Tattered Angel paint would be great.


  40. Congrats on the log success! I like to see project tutorials.. altered items, paper boxes etc..

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