Friday, July 31, 2009

Love & Laughter Paper Covered Frame

This easy project is one of my favorites, and perfect for so many occasions. This one went to my friend for her 40th birthday. We love being surrounded by photos of friends or family that bring love and laughter to our lives.

It's no surprise the stamp set I used for the phrase on the tag, Love and Laughter, was a best seller for The Angel Company last year. It too, is good for so many occasions.

To see the technique I used to miter the corners, see this post.

For those of you following my Twitter Tweets who asked about my studio, here is a look at how things are shaping up. Now, keep in mind, this is a work in progress. I seem to thrive in a messy--I mean, creative, environment. My biggest challenge is to put my things away (and to try to find them when I have just thrown them in a pile.) My strategy with my room is to create a place for everything, use a uniform color scheme and inexpensive storage vessels, and to use labels to make sense of it all. Hopefully this will be helpful to those of you that are struggling with organization too. (You might want to also check out this post for some of the pictures I used for inspiration.)
Studio

8 comments:

Barb said...

Simply beautiful frame, Julie! And if the photos of your studio were taken in a state of messiness... then I should DEFINITELY keep mine under wraps :) You have an absolutely fantastic space!

Sue said...

Beautiful space to work... I read somewhere on line to keep one drawer empty to put things in when you don't have time to sort things and put them away correctly. Then go and sort when you are starting to work the next time when your mind and body have been refreshed. (Or clean it out on a specific day each week) I thought this was a fab idea!

Stamp Angel said...

Julie, thanks for the idea on mitering the corners! Its just one more cool detail that makes your projects shine. :)

Chelsea said...

OMG ... I love your studio ... it's lovely and perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Bridgett said...

I love the frame! It is beautiful!! The mitered corner tip is awesome! I am in awe of your craft studio. It's beautiful and I am making notes on things I can implement in my craft space as well. I have been trying to get organized and made real progress but struggled in a few areas. This has been most helpful!
Hugs,
Bridgett

StampinCarol said...

Gorgeous frame! You do amazing projects! I love your studio! So nice, large, and organized!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

OHMYGOSH!! Your stampin studio is awesome!!!!! Loved all the pictures! Thank you for sharing them - super cool ideas!

Kathleen (KJF) said...

Love your Studio. So organized, and inspirational. Thanks for sharing.