Friday, May 8, 2009

Cutie Pie

The first thing that came to mind when I saw the JustRite Cutie Pie stamp was my little granddaughter, Ashlyn. So I decided to make a picture frame and embellish it.

I WAS going to give it to her daddy, but after much thought I decided that since he gets to see her every day, instead I would give it to *Uncle Bug*. Really, his name is Doug, but when the first grand was a baby he couldn't pronounce it and said *Uncle Bug* instead of Uncle Doug, it just stuck! So that's what they all call him! LOL!

I started with a piece of chipboard that I cut to 5" x 7". I covered the front with a piece of Intense Yellow Prismatics paper, then a smaller layer of Island Mist Prismatics dark. The designer paper is Girl Friday by Cosmo Cricket.

I cut and embossed her picture and the yellow frame behind it using my Curved Rectangles Nestabilities .

The Cutie Pie sentiment is from the Tiny Words & Centers stamp set by JustRite. It uses the 1-3/16" Wood Block .

The stamped sentiment was cut out with my Inverted Scallop Circle Nestabilities then layered on to a scalloped circle. All the flowers were made using the Dahlia Nestabilities by Spellbinders. I distressed them a bit with Tea Dye Distress Ink then added mini rhinestones to the flower centers and the Cutie Pie sentiment.

The flourishes were cut and embossed with the Flourish Accents Shapeabilities .

I covered the back of the chipboard frame with Island Mist Prismatics . To make my kickstand, I traced one from the back of a picture frame, cut it out of chipboard, then scored at about 1/2" from the top. After covering it with the Island Mist cardstock I attached it to the chipboard frame with Scor-Tape for a good strong hold.

Yes, I DO think *Uncle Bug* will love having this for his desk. :-)

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Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your Friday!


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my goodness, Michelle, she is THE sweetest thing. Aww, that smile. I love how you went with the colors in her shirt for your design. BEAUTIFULLY done!! I love the *uncle Bug*..tooo cute!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Awwwwww! This is SO darling!!!!!!! LOVE every inch of it!!!

Gabriela said...

What a precious granddaughter you have! Uncle Bug is sure to love this little frame and its contents.

Mothermark said...

Now THAT is a cutie pie! The epitome of a Cutie Pie! What a precious little girl, precious little project, and proud Grandma!

Uncle Bug will probably to flips over this!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

That sentiment is totally perfect Michelle!! LOVE the flower you created with it. And your granddaughter is just precious. Uncle Bug will treasure this for sure! LOVE the flourish and flowers in the corner too. What a fabulous frame!!

resmith said...

Oh, what an adorable little girl!! This is a terrific idea for making your own frames. TFS

Sandra said...

Michelle - thanks for a fun week - there has been a done of inspiration and I have really enjoyed all the projects ... now to figure out how to afford all these neat stamps!

Carolyn King said...

goodness---what a beautiful picture AND frame. I love it. (She IS a cutie pie!)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my gosh, what a baby doll! THis is adorable, Michelle!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh Michelle, how are you going to part with this adorable picture? I'd have to keep it for myself! This little cutie pie reminds me of my granddaughter and I hoard every single picture I get of her! LOL She's precious and so is this picture frame you created! Love it!!

Silke said...

OH my goodness - what a cutie pie indeed!!! Super cute frame - Michelle!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Jan Castle said...

Sooooo Cute!
Jan Castle

lisa808 said...

Cute & precious!

Jerri Kay said...

Michelle, Ashlyn is so adorable! I know you must get nothing done when she's around as you'll want to spend every moment with her! Your frame absolutely gorgeous, but Ashlyn steals the show!

Joan Ervin said...

What a cutie pie, Michelle....She looks adorable in that beautiful frame!!!! Love the colors and all the darling details...perfect for a little princess!!!