Frosted Designs “Show Me” Sunday-Tutorial

Hi Everyone! This week for our Frosted Designs Show Me Sunday tutorial I would like to share a quick, easy, and cute home decor project that you can make using lots of things that you most likely already have laying around in your stash. It probably only cost me about $10 to make this. Here are the materials that you will need:


  • Picture frame (I used an 8 x 8)
  • 1 piece of solid cardstock cut to fit your frame
  • some patterned paper scraps
  • 1″ punch (I actually used a 1-1/4″ punch that has a ragged edge–one of my clearance sale finds at Hobby Lobby!)
  • some coordinating embellishments (brads, stickers, rub-ons, bling, chipboard elements, twine, buttons, etc.)
  • Vintage Photo Ranger Distress Ink
  • Small photos of family or friends that you can punch into a 1″ square
  • In addition to the patterned papers you can add fabric and book paper. I used a scrap of burlap I had laying around and some book paper from an old French book.
  • First, take all of your photos and paper scraps that you are going to use and punch them into 1″ squares. Then, distress the edges of the squares and ink them all around with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The next thing I did was to lay them all out in a grid (several times I might add, I even changed the background cardstock color a few times!) until you are pleased with the overall design. Secure with adhesive.



    The last step is to use those embellishments!! Decorate some of the squares using those fun bits and pieces. I left a few squares unembellished so the design wouldn’t look quite so busy. I finished the piece using Dear Lizzy’s chipboard “Love” banner from the new Neopolitan collection. If I hadn’t been interrupted a million times by the kiddos I probably could have knocked this out in about 20-30 minutes. The thing that took me the longest was finding pictures I wanted to use, changing them to black and white, and resizing them. The rest was a breeze, and a lot of fun!



    I hope this easy project will inspire you to create your own special photo frame; I’d love to see what you create!

    blog hop winner and a few layouts to share

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog during the Valentine’s Day blog hop. I appreciate all of the awesome feedback that I received!! I picked up some new followers, and I hope those of you who have newly subscribed will enjoy my projects πŸ™‚

    And now for the winner…..I had Miss Sophie (my 3 year old daughter) randomly draw a winner and she chose PHOTOCHIC!
    Congratulations, please email me your info and I will send that Smashbook your way!!

    And now for a few layouts…I’ve really enjoyed participating in the Workouts at ScrapFit lately. For this workout, the assignment was to use a cluster. I’m not so good at clustering and layering, it’s a challenge for me. For some reason I never feel like it looks right. Knowing this, I kept my cluster rather small πŸ™‚

    I used one of my Scarlet Lime kits to put this together, along with a few bits from my stash. I had fun playing with the BeFunky app on my phone to adjust the color and blur the edges of the photo of Sophie running down the path next to the San Antonio River last weekend.

    This next layout I did just for me. Not for any challenge or anything in particular. I just really loved this picture of my baby boy πŸ™‚

    Have I mentioned how much fun I am having scrapping a boy after so many years of scrapping girls?!!

    See you all tomorrow with my Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays DT project reveal. Oh, and don’t forget later this week Frosted Designs is also hosting the “Love is in the Air” blog hop with some awesome prizes to be given away!