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Thursday, November 4, 2010

S2G's THANK YOU Blog Hop


Welcome to Twisted Thursday!

With fall in full swing and Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, we at S2G TT wanted to do a little more than share our weekly inspiration projects. This week we are giving thanks to all of our participants and visitors. That said, it's time to start the Thanksgiving Hop! You'll travel to each DT's blog to view her inspiration project for this week's challenge. There'll be all kinds of tips, tricks, and tutorials along the way! Also, there is a grand prize and some of the DT members have a hidden prize. In order to qualify for a prize, you need to leave a comment about what you are thankful forWhat are you waiting for??...start hopping!! Your first stop will be at Ann's blog. She is one of the queens of Copic coloring!!! If you get lost along the way or find a dead link, come back here for the master list.  You should have arrived here from Chris's blog.


For my project I started with the Shirley's 2 Girls new image Salute. I have a friend who's son just graduated from Marine Boot camp so I made this frame with him in mind. It's funny because I have know this "kid" since he was about eight or so. He was so handsome when he came to  church a couple of weeks ago in his dress uniform. It made me fell a little old, but mostly proud of him. I know they took tons of photos and I know there is one of the whole family that would look good here. The frame holds a 5 x 7 photo. This was an unfinished wood photo frame that I first painted with a layer of blue paint, then a layer of crackling medium. I wasn't happy with the shade of blue, so I added a coat of white, then another layer of a darker blue, then a layer of the crackling medium. I really like the weathered look I ended up with and just enough of the white shows through without overpowering the dark blue. I added my image which had been colored with Copic markers and then matted onto a piece of red card stock. I added some white stars that were cut out with a Sizzix die. The twist this week was to use "THANKS". I added the sentiment to a personal letter that is on the back of the frame. Since it is a personal letter to a real person, I decided not to take a picture. But this image does come with three sentiments that would be great for any service person as a way of saying thank you. Veteran's Day is next week and this image would be perfect for that. Jane is your next stop!


***A crafting tip that I am thankful that I have learned: I love the look of sewing on cards, but do not have the patience to learn to sew and then try and drag out a sewing machine. I have learned that I can up my paper piercer to punch holes along my paper and then hand stitch on my card, following the holes like a lacking card. Not as fancy as some of the great stitching by a machine, but it looks pretty good!

22 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is OTT fabulous, Gina! What a thoughtful gift and such a great way to say thank you. The frame is gorgeous!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is amazing! Your friend will love it. What am I thankful for, my online friends.

Gloria Westerman said...

How awesome.....love it....thankful for friends....tfs

Chris said...

this is perfect! the frame is gorgeous, you did a great job on it. Your friends are going to love it.

DonnaSue said...

What a patriotic card! Thankful for friends and family.

Jane Wetzel said...

Wow Gina- this is awesome and I am so happy you chose to post this- I am so grateful to these young people serving!! God Bless!

Jan Garber said...

I am thankful for my home and family! And for those I have the military to thank! Great card!

DQ said...

Great card, I'm thankful for my friends, family and all of Gods Blessings!

jimlynn said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful gift! So nice.
And yes, one of the things I'm thankful for is our military.
LYnn

thinker said...

what a delightful frame - it will be treasured, I'm sure! I'm so thankful for the many gifts of ideas and inspiration that are so freely shared in blog-land...

Kimberly S said...

What a fun idea to make a frame, and it sounds perfect for what you had in mind! :)

Crafty Creations said...

Wow - this is terrific!! I adore how this frame came out. The painted portion is great and that image and your coloring rocks!

Congrats on his graduation and blessings to him for serving our country!!
Maria

Ann English said...

Oh, Gina, this is a wonderful idea and a great gift. Since my nephew soon graduates, I may just have to lift this gift idea!

Christine Riley said...

What a neat idea, I love your frame and I love that image!
Hugs, Christine

kat9 said...

Looks like you had some Halloween party. I went back and looked at all you created. Everything was fun and beautiful. Loved it. This is a wonderful frame and great to do the Veterans theme.

Kathy

Decorables said...

Simple and so meaningful. I love the blue, by the way. I am grateful for the love of my children

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous Frame! What a cool idea! I'm thankful for all those of you out there who share their wonderful cretivity with us.

HappyCrafter said...

What a great project and gift!

Angela B. said...

Another awesome idea! Thankful for this fun blog hop of thanks!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

This is a fantastic frame and gift idea. I'm thankful for our miltary who give of themselves for our freedom.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

how cool this is! Love the texture on the frame! I think this is a brilliant gift idea! I am thankful for those serving our wonderful country everyday. I know it's often not appreciated enough that they put their lives on the line for us in the US. Such honor and courage!

Dell said...

Great card and a fantastic way to remember those in service.