Monday, May 12, 2008

BBTB - Joys of the Season - Wreath Challenge

Over at Bitten By The Bug Regina challenged us to use the wreath on the Joys of the Season cartridge. Well, I don't have that cartridge, but thanks to DeeDee, I was able to participate in the challenge. DeeDee sent me the wreath in the colors that I requested! Thanks DeeDee!! Be sure to check out what the other designers created for this wreath challenge! They're all amazing!


When she told us what the challenge was, I looked online to see what the cut looked like, and I thought it would make a GREAT frame! So, I picked out a photo to frame for my mom for Mother's Day, and I asked DeeDee to send me the cut in smoky shades of blue with a black shadow. I used a photo of my girls that I took in November. I just love the photo, and I knew my mom would love to display it as a wall hanging.


I chalked the layered lighter shades of blue a little bit. I added a Prima and one of Emily's crocheted flowers with a glitter Making Memories brad. This flower is actually hiding some of the background too. Because the opening is round, and the photo is rectangular, there was some background showing through. "Grandma's Girls" was done on the computer, and it's also hiding some of the background. I finally used some of the gorgeous Kaiser pearls that Kristy sent to me. I added four of them to the corners of the sentiment. I then set two large eyelets with my Cropadile Mr. Big Bite, and I added American Crafts ribbon so it could hang. My mom LOVED it!

I'll have my Mother's Day recap to share with you tomorrow. My husband and my girls spoiled me, and I loved it! Believe it or not, I didn't take one photo! I always like to get photos of me with my girls, and it just didn't happen! Oh well! It was an awesome day anyway!! I hope you all have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

21 comments :

Dawn said...

This is just beatiful Carol. I love the blues. Wonderful job and very very creative!

Marlou said...

this is amazing Carol!!! your work is always fantasic!! :) x

Latisha said...

beautiful picture of your girls!

My Paper World said...

Awwwwww! What a fantastic project Carol! Your girls are gorgeous! xx

Fe-Fe said...

This is fabulous. Love the colours and your girls are so photogenic. Princess looks as pretty as ever too! :-)

ஐBeatriz Jenningsஐ said...

Beautiful! :)

Lisa said...

That is just darling! Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

Alexandra said...

This is FABULOUS Carol - I love the whole frame idea, and this is too too cute!!! What a great project, my friend!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

RaeAnne said...

this is soo cute.. perfect to hang on a door.. love it

Lauren said...

That is super fabulous - great job! Glad to hear that you were spoiled too.

Michelle said...

Wow! This is very pretty! I love the shades of blue... and another beautiful crochet flower!

Laura Davis said...

carol,
This is so pretty! I love the layers, makes the blue pop:)
Laura

Deborah said...

Awesome Carol! The girls look beautiful inside the wreath! Be well my friend! Hugs, Deb

Clare said...

What a great project, it works so well as a wall hanging. I love the shades of blue you used.

Deb said...

About the wolves ~ we only knew it was the Alpha male when it came down to feed and it ate almost the whole feed itself, apparently it feeds first then the rest of the pack come in afterwards, they didn't even come over until he left. I am not sure which one he is on the photo of all 4 as that was before the feed!

i will hopefully get more photos of our trip on there later today! Glad you and the girls are enjoying the photos!

Deb said...

forgot to say...love your picture, it is such a gorgeous photo of the girls and the surround is so pretty! What a fabulous gift!

scrapnnMO said...

WOW this is soooo beautiful Carol! Your ROCKIN that BBTB team!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful frame Carol! I love it!!!

Regina Easter said...

this is awesome....love it..

~KRISTY~ said...

WOW CAROL,JUST GORGEOUS! I BET MUM LOVED IT.

Liz :) said...

I always check out Regina's challenges and when I saw her blog first I saw your girls and that is absolutely the best entry!