Thursday, 10 February 2011

I've Been Framed!!

Like many scrappers, my love for this hobby was ignited by the birth of a child. About six years ago, my husband and I were blessed with a beautiful baby girl and shortly after that I entered the wonderful, addictive world of scrapping. What began as simple pictures and stickers slowly blossomed into a passionate love for handmade crafts. (I am sure many of you can relate!) 

Like all parents, my husband and I wanted to choose the perfect name for our new bundle of joy. We both loved the name Simone. But, to my disappointment, I was not able to find the name "Simone" on any of those adorable personalized baby items that seemed to be for sale everywhere I went! Believe me, I searched in every store that I went to! Then, on one of my frequent trips to Michaels, I stumbled on some unfinished wooden photo frames and some large unfinished wooden letters. Using additional supplies, I created a personalized photo frame for my daughter. Soon others wanted a frame for their little uniquely named bundles of joy and PRESTO, a small business was born. 

I have created frames for Declan, Jadiah, Hayden, Summer, Jaiden and many others. After a while, I began to move away from altering frames and re-focused on scrapping. But, once you start something, sometimes it is hard to stop!! It has been six years since I made my first frame and the business is slowly being resurrected! The design has changed a little, but they are just as cute...if I do say to myself :)

Can't forget the details!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

For The Love of Cards!!

I used to hate making cards. Well, let me rephrase that.....I enjoyed making them, but I couldn't bear the thought of someone tossing it in the trash once the day was past and gone. But recently, a love for card making was ignited within me!! A friend of mine ordered a set of cards and I decided to lay aside my personal feelings towards card making and give it a go. Well, needless to say, I loved every minute that I spent working on them!! I used paper from the same line (American Crafts Everyday) to make the set of eight and I am so pleased with the way that they turned out. So, now I am on a card making rampage!! I simply make them and put them in a box so that when that perfect occasion comes up, I will be ready.....with card in hand!! 

Thanks for looking!!