Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall is in the air???

I am so excited to share today's creation with you
First because I got to use a brand new die cut, and second because
It just turned out fabulous!

Soooooo, first of all I have been playing along with Designed to Color 
To celebrate their 1000th Facebook fan
Their challenge is a scavenger hunt to find a recipe for a creation..
I Love scavenger hunts... I even had one for my 17th birthday!
So I found all the items I needed to use: a colored image, at least 2 patterned papers,
Bling, twine, and some doodling.

Here's what I came up with!

Yep, it's a picture frame!
 Yesterday was half price day at the Goodwill, so I got this frame for 75 cents!
Can you see all my elements?
Why fall you say, since its105 degrees out STILL? 
Well cause that's the challenge over at Dilly beans! One of my favorite
challenges! I just love the images Megan puts out!
Here's a close up.... And my doodling element is in the stripes in the background

So we've got the colored image, the doodling, and the patterned papers (with the leaves!)
Now we need some bling and twine!

I covered these grunge paper letters with gold glitter (hubby's suggestion) and then sealed them in
with some glossy accents.... And did you notice that I sewed the center of all the leaves??
I LOVE this tattered leaves die that I picked up on clearance at Michaels!
And all of this was inspired by the challenge at Cut it Up Challenges which is
to create something from their fall inspired pictured, and of course to use something die cut!

 Just a quick reminder that a project like this would be perfect over at
Anything but a Card where the challenge is to use texture!

So a recap, this pretty frame is being entered into the challenges at:


  1. Hi Diana,
    What a bargain frame and look at it now!Gorgeous!Love the little stitching for the veins of the leaves.What a great image too!

  2. Fabulous frame, it's so colorful and fun! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

  3. This is stunning! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Cut It Up Challenges. :) Janis

  4. This is so pretty! Love all the different colors you used for the leaves! Your machine stitching looks great too! Thanks so much for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  5. What a beautiful frame! I love how you sewed the middle of the leaves! Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges!

    Cut It Up Co-Founder

  6. Oh this is really, really pretty! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, and I hope we see you again!

  7. Beautiful creation. thanks for playing with us at Cut It Up!

  8. SO much fun! i love the whole thing, but it's awesome how you incorporated the colored image into your project. it would be beautiful with or without it! those leaves are fantastic! thanks so much for linking up for our 1000th fan celebration at Designed to Color! :)

  9. Love everything about this! The leaves are fantastic and those glittery letters are the perfect addition of bling!

  10. Great frame!! Those leaves are so pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges! :)

    Cut It Up Co-Founder

  11. What a great job on your frame! And congratulations on your 75 cent find!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up challenges!!

  12. gorgeous frame and what a bargain!! you did a great job re-purposing this and decorating for fall! Thanks for playing with us at Cut It Up Challenges!

  13. Gorgeous frame! Such a great idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges!


  14. Love your frame, what a fantastic idea!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up!


Thank you for all your comments! They are the cherry on top of my sundae!