12.12.2008

An Easy Christmas Craft and Spotlight Information

I made these 2 round frames with very little supplies and very low cost. The paper is from the line by K and Company called Christmas Cheer. It has that Victorian look that I really love. The embellished Christmas tree and the ornaments all come from paper within the line. I added rhinestones and ribbon. Now, here is the secret. The frames were not purchased at a fine craft store but recycled from a Thrift store. It is amazing what you can find in a Thrift store to alter. My favorite spot is a Thrift store where all the proceeds go to the Veterans. It truly is the best one and the cheapest. The frames were tied together with some ugly cording and they had glass in them. I removed both the glass and the cording. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box and you can create a little treasure.




I have received many emails regarding the spotlights that I made for 2 Scrappy Sisters. Before the store closed, I designed 4 layouts to finish off the year. If you purchased the entire year of spotlights, then these would have been your last ones. September, October, November, and December. I have had a wonderful time making these and I am so sad that it all has come to an end. I truly miss the store and the friendships that came from it. The Scrappy Sister's are still selling kits from their on-line store. You can contact them about the layouts here and purchase many more new kits: http://www.scrappysisterskits.com/
I hope this helps with any confusion regarding the spotlight layouts that were purchased for the entire year.

15 comments:

Lilli said...

Gorgeous! Love the thrift store idea. What looks like a fine antique frame could actually be thin plastic, but with gold paint you'd never know!

Sweet layouts :)

P.S. I've just noticed the snowflakes falling down your page. How lovely

Stephanie said...

I really love your little picture frames, they are just adorable, what a great idea. Thrift shops are the best, happy hunting!!

Christina said...

Those are so beautiful! What an awesome idea!

Loreluca said...

Beautiful frames! They look like perfect for the tree... I'll have to make some for next year!!!
LOVE the LOs you have at the scrappy sisters' website! You make such cute LOs!!
LOVE the revamping of your blogeroo!! Especially love the snow!

Shonna said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I see you found the widget for the falling snow!! It looks so cute on your blog. I need to get some Christmas music going on my blog. I think I am just going to listen your your music while I paint!!! Thanks again and I look forward to checking in with you and your work!

Caleen said...

I just love your little frames. That is just what I love.. so cute! I have been working on some little frame ideas too.. I purchased mine also for next to nothing. so fun!

xoxAlyssaxox said...

Love those frames hun :)
Lys

Beth Norman said...

Your Christmas frames are amazing. You are very creative. I love the look of your blog.

Wanda said...

Kara, I love those frames and thanks for shopping for the Vets. :) Now I want to go get some of that paper...I hope it isn't sold out here. Keep making beautiful things for us to admire.

TxScrapAddict said...

Love those frames!!

Vicki C said...

Great frames! Beautiful!

Leah C said...

Love the frames! And everything looks so festive in your lil' corner of the world:)

Malissa said...

Your frames are great! I always try to find used treasures to transform first. Not only is it fun, it's totally unique!

Sandy Michelle said...

Those frame ornaments are sweet!! I would spray paint it pink to add to my pink tree;) BTW, don't look at my recent post cause I posted a picture of a doll head..LOL!!!!Happy Holidays cutie!

Sandy xox

aubri said...

I love them............. SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!