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Friday, May 20, 2011

BC213: Inspiration


I don't have anything *new* to share for blogger's challenge today, but if you are not a long time follower of my blog this will be new to you.  I have this frame that I made almost 2 years ago hanging in my office and when I saw the inspiration photo from Lisa today, I immediately looked up at my frame (above my desk) and longed to be back at this beach. (this was previously shared on my blog here)


This picture was taken on our cruise at one of my favorite stops in Grand Turks.   It was my first cruise ever and we took our oldest son and went with a friend and his 2 boys.  We all had a great time and this day I just laid on the beach the whole time.  I didn't do much other than that. 

I've had this frame laying around for about a year, just waiting to be altered. I originally tried painting this a shimmery blue but was not happy with it so covered it with this CTMH paper I've had in my stash that I thought would be perfect. A little worn, weathered look with a nice warm blue.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me cheat this week, it was a crazy week with work travel and all 3 kids being home one day from school while I tried to work.  Needless to day, TGIF!!!

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Frame Details:
Stamp Set: Traveller by Clear & Simple Stamps
Cardstock/Paper: Designer paper by CTMH
Inks: Blue Bayou & Baja Breeze, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (tea dye)
Accessories: corkboard, twill ribbon (unknown source), circle & labels trio nestabilities, wood frame

19 comments:

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful image. I want to go! Love the frame too.

Beckie said...

I like it! makes me miss the beach....

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab altered frame - what a wonderful picture! Hope you have a better weekend!

Ida said...

Beautiful photo/frame. I love the little Palm Tree in the upper right corner. Have a wonderful weekend.

JP Card Crazy said...

You did an awesome job with the Frame!!! Love the palm tree and verse accents. Picture is so peaceful!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card. Beautifully created.

Tina said...

cool frame friend...I have been playing with making over or "up" frames too...lately. I love to make things to put up in the house.

have a great weekend.

tina

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Bee-utiful photograph & nice way to recreate the memories with framing.

Maria Matter said...

definitely a "wish I was there" pix! love your frame!!!
hugs

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely photo. Beautiful frame love the shimmery blue framing out your vac photo!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh- this picture-the scene looks so inviting....and the frame is done beautifully! Hope you enjoy your time with the kids while it lasts...they grow up so darn fast!

TenSGal said...

Very nice, Kim! Love how you redid your frame!

Emily Leiphart said...

What a gorgeous view, Kim! I love the way you decorated the frame.

Linda Monroe said...

Beautiful waterfront scene.

Lisa Bohler said...

Great page! You really highlighted the beautiful beach!

Velta said...

The frame is beautiful...and the memories are even more....Thank you for sharing...what I would give to have the time to just lie on the beach and listen to the waves....So glad you had a good time girl !!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Terrific frame Kim! That paper is a lovely match to your beautiful photograph! :D

*Vicki* said...

WOW! I'm really loving that layout hun!! the colors are so soft and serene!! :) Thanks for sharing! Smiles, *Vicki*

njburk said...

Very nice--love the colors and that bottom border is GREAT!

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