Sunday, August 12, 2007

Personalized Plaques!

I am so excited about these plaques! First off, I have to thank Cindy G for the inspiration. I read Cindy G's blog, and I saw an altered plaque on her site. When my girls and I were in Michael's, I noticed the plaque below, and it got me thinking about altering plaques for the girls' rooms.

This is the plaque BEFORE. It was in the $1 section at Michael's. The plaque is small. The plaque itself is approximately 6 1/4" x 4 1/4". The design is painted on, and it's cute, but after it's altered, it's so much better!

These are the plaques AFTER. Aren't they fabulous?

Emily's plaque is done with Phresh & Phunky Basic Grey papers. I used American Crafts ribbon and Primas. I also cut three flowers from the George Cricut cartridge, and they're attached to the wire holder. I used Tim Holtz weathered wood ink for distressing. I LOVE the way this turned out!

Jessica's plaque is done with Lollipop Shoppe Basic Grey papers. I used American Crafts ribbon and Primas on this one too. I also cut the George flowers for the wire holder. I like the little extra that they add! I used Tim Holtz worn lipstick ink for distressing.

Please take a look at the project that inspired me on Cindy G's site.

So, let me know what you think! My girls are THRILLED with these and they LOVE them! We're hanging them in their rooms today.

Thanks for stopping by!


Cindyg said...

WOW!!!! These look amazing!! I am so happy to have inspired you, but these blow my little plaque away - LOL! GREAT JOB and thanks for showing them!!!!

ஐ*Beatriz Jennings*ஐ said...

this are cute! love them!!

TERIBERI said...

These are absolutely beautiful!!! How amazing that with just a little paper and embellishments we can alter things to look to much prettier. You did an amazing job with these.
Hugs, TeriBeri

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh these are just gorgeous!!! I love them Carol! Greatjob!!!!