Friday, September 2, 2011

A Quickie ~ Sanity Saver

By now you know that I do like my quick and easy projects thrown in every once in awhile.  I truly believe they help keep me sane when things get a little crazy.  Today I’m waiting on service that was supposed to be here between 8 and 12.  It is now 1:00 as I draft this post. I’m still waiting. Sigh.

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Small 5x7 frames that have served their purpose as they were.  I decided to use something I printed out awhile ago and never did anything with.  This beautiful quote from Emily Dickinson on Hope.

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I decided to make two and I will give one to my daughter – hopefully, she is not reading this.  Knowing that she likes an Heirloom White look, {but I’m out} I used some of my Annie Sloan Old White on her frame.  Mine I sprayed brown when I did some other frames.

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I used the script scrapbook paper I had gotten and used on those picture holders I did here.  Even though I had printed the graphic out on brochure paper, which is a little thicker than regular paper, I glued them to a piece of card stock for more stability.

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I used Zots instead of glue to adhere the quote to the script paper which raised it up a little bit.  Kind of a reverse mat, I think. 

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Glass back in and done! 

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Such a great quote and I know I will enjoy looking at it!  I think it looks good in both colors.  Cost = $0.00!

Kathy

20 comments:

Katie said...

Love the quote set against the script!

DogmomDiva said...

Hi Kathy I love what you did, gives me a great idea for some old frames I have laying around..I'm thinking Christmas gifts..
Have a great weekend!
Barb

Jane said...

I love quick and easy projects too, they always make me feel like I accomplished something! The framed quotes are very pretty and you can't beat no cost!!!
Have a great weekend.
Jane

Denise said...

those look fantastic. It would be difficult to decide if I like the dark frame or the white the best. The quote you choose is perfect with the script back ground.

Debra from Bungalow said...

What a great quick project. I love the verse and it looks fantastic on the script paper and I LOVE the way the quote is raised up a little....... I ♥it all!

Patti said...

Cute idea...I can't decide which one I like best - they are both perfect!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

those are so pretty.. you always make the best stuff and quick too..

Tam said...

Found you this morning at Maggie's site Just Between Me and You. I enjoyed reading about you and now I am following you.
Maggie has been trying to get me to publish a blog but I keep putting it off.
Your is neat will be back soon
Tam

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the quote and both do look wonderful. The script backing is a great idea. Hugs, Marty

eleven-o-one said...

I love it! Your daughter is a lucky gal! I like the quote, too.
fran

Ruby Jean said...

Isn't that Pretty...I love how you did that as well as the final display...

Blondie's Journal said...

These are perfect for the frames, I've always loved this quote/poem. I'm sure you daughter is going to love it and you have given me some ideas!!

XO,
Jane

Kristens Creations said...

They look great Kathy! I just read some of your posts about your upcoming move! Congrats! And there is a Hobby Lobby close? Well, that is the MOST important thing! lol...I'm headed there now myself. I hope the move goes smoothly...and it's great that your family is able to move there too! Wonderful! Have a great day! Kristen

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

So cute Kathy!! I love this and LOVE the quotes! So pretty! Another great idea for me to replicate!

Lou Cinda :)

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Hope you weren't waiting on LIPA. You'd be waiting a long time :) Great job!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

I am all about quick and easy! Looks great Kathy. Can't wait to see your magazine copy cat challenge.

Sassy Marsha said...

My kind of project, Kathy, quick, easy, FREE and fabulous!!!

xxoo
Marsha

Katherines Corner said...

so cute and inspiring too. Hugs!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Pretty! I really hate waiting for people. I really think the service person should have to call to say their running late or whatever.

Betsy (BB) said...

I love these! The quote is wonderful! I love seeing how you did each step; thank you for showing these. The script paper is perfect! These are lovely!

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