Friday, April 27, 2012

Crafty Pants Friday {13} Picture Blocks

Pin It Today is a GREAT day. Why, you ask? Well, it's a little holiday I like to call my BIRTHDAY! Yeah! Is anyone else like me, and celebrates their birthday for like a week? It might as well be known as national Katie week (and there are enough Katie's out there that we may be able to pull it off)!

Aaanndd, it's Crafty Pants Friday. What better pants to be wearing than crafty ones? That's right, no kind. Wanna see what fabulousness I have for you today..... Wellll, alright!

Probably the only thing that you can find more of in my house than lamps, are picture frames. I looove picture frames. Any and all kinds. I've seen a few variances of picture blocks around Hobby Lobby and what not, but I wanted to make my own. That way I can make exactly what I like, and what I think others might like... Hopefully I will be opening an Etsy shop soon.... Maybe....

These aren't particularly hard to make, but a tad time consuming. I hate waiting for paint to dry. But this project involves all of my favorite materials, wood, paint, scrap book paper, mod podge and embellishments! Yeaaaah.

You like? I hope so! Sad story about the picture on the burlap block... The man in the middle, my dad, is the only person still alive. I posted a few weeks ago about losing both of my grandparents (paternal grandmother and maternal grandfather) in the same week... That was a pretty rough time for all of us. And today is the first birthday I will have without my Grandma, and Grandad. My mother, the beautiful lady toasting my dad, passed away when I was almost three of breast cancer. And her mother, the lovely lady on the far right, passed away of the same strain of cancer only a few months later. This picture holds such a beautiful memory, yet so much sadness at the same time....

*And after that personal note*.... If you like these picture blocks, guess what?! You can enter for a chance to win two (2) of your choice! That's right... One Artsy Mama is hosting this giveaway on her linky party Shine on Fridays. So head over and enter the giveaway and link up some projects! Yeah!

Until Next Time....

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cheapcraftymama said...

That is so adorable, love it! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It & Win It Wednesday @ (where you can win free ad-space on my blog)-- open now!

Crafty Mischief said...

Those are darling! I love the burlap flowers! With Mother's Day coming up those frames would make a great gift! Thanks for sharing!

Geri O said...

I love these. I'm thinking some cute little mother's day gifts for all my sisters. I'm your newest follower. I hope you will follow me back at
P.S. happy belated birthday!

Ruth said...

These look great. I love anything with burlap. Hope your birthday is great.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

The frames look fabulous! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

Take care,


Six Sisters said...

These are cute picture blocks! We hope to see you back next week to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters