15 May 2016

All That Glitters....Just Makes Me Happy! (Updated.)

Hi All! Welcome to the mid-month Rose Blossom Blog Hop for May. Today we're celebrating Happy Times. (Because what else would you celebrate?) If you just hopped over from the FABULOUS Shelly Nemitz's blog, Just One Pretty Piece, you are in the right place. If you're starting with me, I'll have a list of participants at the end.

Now you're probably wondering why this is an "updated" post. It just so happens that late last night I got a text from a good friend who very gently noted that "Extravagantly" was misspelled on the project. And she was right. Take a look:

Can you see it? I switched the "n" and the "a" at the end of the word. Yep, I must have looked at this 50, maybe 100, times and completely missed that.  So a fix was definitely in order. The only problem was I didn't think I had enough gold foil to re-do the whole sentiment. (I found some later after I came up with my strategy for fixing the problem. *sigh*) So what to do? Well, take a look at the updated project:

(Sorry the picture isn't as good as usual. It was taken in the wee hours of the morning.)

So with "Extravagantly" now spelled correctly, let's get on with the project explanation! It's been a while since I've done a home decor piece. However, when I saw the gold foiled papers in the Happy Times pack, I knew I needed them hanging somewhere in my house. (Okay, quick question: do these stripes and colors remind anyone else of Kate Spade? Maybe it's just me...) Anyway, I've been thinking a lot about what a generous life looks like, so I thought I'd make myself a little reminder. 

To create this little piece, I covered a My Creations Pennant Frame by Close To My Heart in the gorgeous gold foil striped paper. I pulled off the paper holder corners on the back of the frame and replaced them with a sheet of heavy-weight chipboard that I covered with the coral flower foiled paper. I created the sentiment in PicMonkey and printed it out on my laser printer. I then used my Minc machine to add gold foil to it. I adhered the sentiment to a square of vellum and popped the whole thing up in the middle of the frame with foam tape. I then printed out the words "Extravagantly Generous" once again, and foiled them as well. I adhered them to the gold striped paper and popped them over the misspelled sentiment using foam tape. I wanted to add a little something extra, so I fussy cut some flowers from my paper scraps to add to the sentiment and frame, and then added a bow made from the zip strip at the top of the flower paper. And there you have it. A gorgeous home decor piece with an important reminder.

Here's a close-up of the details:

I hope you enjoyed my little frame. Now hop on over to see what the ever-creative Morgan Vogt has for you over at TweetScraps. If you get lost along the way, here's a list of the hop participants as promised:

Kim {that's me!}

Have a wonderfully creative week!


  1. I knew it - you did use the Minc! Brenda and I were discussing your sneak peak and that's what we thought you did. :) I just love this - what a fun and beautiful piece to have decorating your house.

  2. Gorgeous home decor piece once again! I love how you used the zip strip to make that polka-dotty bow, just darling.

  3. Stunning!!! This is such an amazing home decor piece! Love what you did with the papers and the fussy cutting!

  4. This is so beautiful, Kim! The stripes remind me of Kate Spade, too! Gorgeous project! I am sure it looks stunning in your home!

  5. I think that is just a brilliant fix-it, and I really love your sweet frame! Totally reminds me of Kate Spade, too! So elegant and so, so fun. :D

  6. There is a always a fix! I love this! And yes, it totally feels Kate Spade to me too!

  7. I love all the shininess of this beauty. I never noticed any spelling oops the first few times I looked. I was so busy checking out all of the creative details.