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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Friends Photo Board (FD)

Welcome to the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun blog hop!!  

Mums, daughters, girlfriends, sisters, mother in laws, could be any photo you've had with any other lady in your life, a photo you have with mum on your wedding day, or you and your daughter on a holiday,even a party with the girlfriends, the list goes on. If it's a card or OTP project, it just has to be girly, the more girly the better.  Stay tuned for information on how to link up your project!

If you found me first, please go to the BEGINNING of the hop so you don't miss anything.

We also have two sponsors for this hop:

First we have one of our own Traci Penrod with her business Artsy Albums

Welcome to Artsy Albums -- where you'll find custom designed scrapbooks and do-it-yourself mini album kits by Traci Penrod.  Artsy Albums kits are fun and easy, and include pre-cut papers and full instructions for making wonderful mini scrapbook albums. I only use the highest quality archival products on the market and take pride in every single handmade album I create.  Most of my kits are also available pre-made. If you are interested in an album, but you only see a kit for it, please send me a convo and let me know!  I hope you enjoy looking through my shop -- there are always more pictures on my website at  You can also find me here:

And secondly we have Cheryl from Scraptownlady.

Welcome to Scraptown Lady - Scrapbooking Supplies from The Ozarks!  Scrapbook supplies at prices you can afford. Scraptown Lady is located in the Branson, MO area near Forsyth, Missouri in The Ozarks. Cheryl has been a scrapbooking enthusiast for several years and not only offers great deals on scrapbooking supplies, but also holds classes where you can hone your art.  We offer such products and services as EVENTS AND CLASSES, ADHESIVES, EMBELLISHMENTS, TOOLS, INKS, CHALKS & MIST, PAPERS, READY FOR ART ALBUMS, TAGS, CHIPBOARD AND WOOD, DIES, STORAGE, RUBBER, CLING, SILICONE & CLEAR STAMPS, EMBOSSING INK, POWDERS & FOLDERS, GLITTER, RIBBON, LACE & FIBERS, PAPER AND FABRIC FLOWERS, DECOR ITEMS, PAPER TAPES, BLANK CARDS AND ENVELOPES. All of these supplies can be purchased here on our site. If you aren't able to find that special something, let us know and we will be happy to special order something for you.  What makes our store extra special is the fact that we do not charge your credit card until we have found the very best possible shipping option for your purchase. Often times with other sites, you end up spending more on shipping costs than you do on the actual product. We take pride in had processing each and every order to keep your costs down. Tell a friend or neighbor about us.

How can you win?  Easy!!!  Just create a "girlie" project - the girlier the better!!  Then link it up at Frosted Designs.  You have until July 3rd to enter!!!

Here is a complete list of blogs in case you get lost along the way.  Let us help inspire you:

3.Lori - HERE

And no onto my project:

 I am not really a girly girl, but I do have some great friends and love to use a bit of bling in my life.  I wanted to make something practical (as I am afraid I am very practical) so I struggled a bit before deciding on my project.

What better way to celebrate having fun with your friends, than to place their photos right where you can see them everyday!!

I bought a framed picture at a garage sale....for the frame.  I discarded the glass and back but kept the print for another project.

I painted the frame blue.  After it was dry, I used sandpaper to sand off some of the paint for a shabby chic look.

I taped jute to the back to see if it would look like the design in my head!

It did, so off to the garage I went for my husband's staple gun.  I tied a knot on one end and stapled the jute to the back of the frame.  I pulled the jute tight with each staple.

I tied a loop and stapled it to the top of the frame so it could be hung up easily.

Here is the frame - not very girly at this point!!

I cut out the word FRIENDS from Nursery Rhyme and cut it out in black vinyl.

I put some of my son's senior pics (from HIS friends) on the clips to check for size.

I added some bling to my mini clothes pins.

I hot glued these silk flowers to the corners.

Now I just need to add some current photos of my friends and hang this by my desk!!

Girls just wanna have fun - but we all have fun in different ways!  We need to celebrate our friendships and cherish the times we spend together!!  As a busy baseball mom, I spend lots of time at the ball field!  When I have extra time, I like to shop and craft with my girl friends.  What do you like to do with your girl friends?

Don't forget to link up your project at Frosted Designs for a chance to win one of two prizes!!

Your next stop is MANDA!


Jeaunes Viljoen said...

I really like to just sit and have a nice chat with some coffee with my girl friends. Those times are the best!!!
You have really created a lovely frame! Cannot wait to see it with some pictures :-)

Colleen said...

What a very creative and great project.

Lori said...

Beautiful frame!

scrapwithada said...

Ooh nice work. I LOVE to meet girls and have a chat over a LONG lunch!!!

Barb Craft said...

Look at you creating something girly!!! This is fabulous!!! Who knows... this might just inspire you to do more girly projects!! heehee!!! Love this frame!!

barb :)

silvia said...

Great frame!!! LOVE the blue!!

Beth said...

Love this frame Lori! I have a large picture frame that I'd spray painted and now couldn't decide what to do with. I think I'll make one!

Jenny said...

Awwww this is soooo cute! Some lucky girl will fill it with lots of pics & memories! Sweet, very sweet! :)

scrappinlil said...

Love this project very cute idea...TFS

Tamara D said...

Such a great idea. Love the blue frame!

Janet said...

Terrific project Love the idea and the sunflowers are perfect!!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Claire Spielman said...

You always have so many wonderful project this one!
I love getting together with my girlfriend and craft all day in my room (like today!)
Working on my GrandD's page!
Creative Wishes
Claire S

Buffy Esser said...

Oh this is such a cool idea!

Sheng said...

I love the board!!! I can think of so many uses for it, thank you for sharing.

Cathi ONeill said...

Great project! Need to try this!

Leah Burgett said...

I love your project! It is very pretty!

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Lauren- SAHM I am said...

What a great frame, love the versatility too! I have done a card for my project. When I am with my girlfriends we seem to browse Pinterest a lot for cardmaking ideas!

Rita said...

with my friends... i like... S & S... scrap and shopping :)
beautiful project!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

I think you did a great job creating something girly and practical love the idea and how you did it !


Brandi Matos said...

What a neat way to show off your best photos!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

MJ's Kraze said...

I love memo boards and this is so cute. I love the color.