May 23, 2016

Botanicals Frame

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's project is a very special one and an example of how Stampin' Up! products aren't just for cards...

The photo is of my Gram and it was taken professionally over 70 years ago, in a studio session gifted to her by my Granddad on their engagement. I've taken my inspiration for the colors from the image, including the stunning blue of her eyes, and added some sparkle with Wink of Stella.

Perhaps unsurprisingly she was speechless when she opened the gift. While I'd not thought about it until then, I now plan on doing something similar with more of her precious photos, and I'll share those with you as they are created.

Card: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Tempting Turquoise
Tools and embellishments: Botanical Builder Thinlits and Clear Wink of Stella
Adhesives: Tombow

Other items used: Dollar store frame and hot glue gun.

#230 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#32 AG at Not Just Cards
#72 May Flowers at Crafty Gals Corner

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


  1. Hi Em. what a beautiful gift for your gran, it will give her many hours of please and memories. Gorgeous flowers fro such a pretty lady. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. How beautiful Em. What a lovely way to use old pics. X

  3. What a treasure for you Gram. It's a beautiful keepsake, Em.
    And with my other hat, I would like to thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Have a wonderful week.

  4. Beautiful! The flowers are gorgeous.
    Linda xxx

  5. Hi Em this is stunning the frame compliments the photo so well. Your Gran must have been thrilled to receive this. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. What a wonderful gift! I am sure it meant so much to her. The colors you pulled from the picture are the perfect complement.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our May Flowers challenge.

  7. Wow Em, no wonder your Gran was totally thrilled! A lovely photo and you framed and added really perfect flowers.


    Di xx

  8. Beautiful! Have a great weekend.


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Em xxx