Friday, July 18, 2008

Scrapbooking & Home Decor

I love to scrapbook. I know that I have probably said that one thousand times, but it's true. I just love it. And I love to show off my work. Not in a "look what I can do" way, but in a "hey, look what I did" way, if you know what I mean. I sometimes get sad that my pages end up in albums. Not that I don't like albums because I do. They serve a purpose. I just want to have my pages around me so that people can see and enjoy them...and, to be honest, so I can enjoy them, too. Admit it, don't you find yourself just staring at your latest creation? I know I do. When I have completed a page, I leave it standing up on my desk, and I find myself just "stopping by" to check it out now and again. So, I decided that it was time to formally display some of my work.

Now, I know this is not a new idea. It's not earth-shattering or ground-breaking, but it is fun. I went to Michael's and picked up several 12x12 adjustable depth project frames (aka shadow boxes). They are just perfect for my layouts, especially the ones with lumpy embellishments. Can I say that I am just loving these things! I made a little photo collage of them hanging on my wall:

I am just so excited about these. And the cool thing is that I can change the layouts in them anytime I want to display my new work! How neat for a bit of quick redecorating!

If you are interested in displaying some of your artwork this way, you can pick these frames up at Michael's. They are normally $20, but I got all of them with my 50% off coupons. So each one was only $10 plus tax. I am sure other craft and hobby stores carry similar frames, too.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend! Thanks for stopping by and for all of your nice comments!

8 comments:

  1. Those are really cool, I like that you can change them when you get bored, I know I would change them alot!

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  2. Love how they look! GREAT idea!

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  3. What a great find! I never go to Michael's, but I might have to make a speecial trip!

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  4. I totally get what you mean about sharing pages. Enjoy the heat here now because you are right, it will be so mch worse in Florida. I'm not sure what part of PA you are in, I'm in York, but it has been brutal here. Take care!

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  5. I think they look fab. I have clear ones hanging in my scraproom

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  6. i have some of these frames put away for when i get my house!!! i am doing the same thing! :)

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  7. Lovely!! Those are among my favorite home accents I have ever seen.

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