Thursday, May 17, 2012

Design Time Thursday! Graduation!!

Thank you for joining us for our new challenge! We saw some Beautiful Mother's Day card projects during our last challenge!  We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge!

Theme Graduation!

It is so hard to believe that graduation is upon us! The school year went so fast! My girls only have a few days left then we are out for the summer!

 For my project I decided to make a photo frame picture plaque.
 It will fit a 2 X 2 1/2 photo.

First I removed the wire handle from the wall hanging and using Black Soot Tim Holtz Distressed ink I covered the entire piece.
Then I measured out my layers of paper, sanded the edges, inked them with walnut stain and attached it.
I took a chipboard embellishment and covered it with paper, stamped it and inked the edges. These mini graduation brads fit perfect!
I think the sentiment from Studio G is just hilarious! The Tassle's worth the Hassle! (Heat embossed)
I then fussy cut the word graduation out of some paper, sanded, inked it and added to the top.
I took the normally bright and fun ribbon and heavily distressed it to match the entire piece, then using my tiny attacher I knotted and stapled them together.

Cathie with the CCR supplied the Design Team with some great paper, ribbons, a wall plaque, and embellishments to work with for this challenge. Here are the supplies we received:

We hope you will join us and Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize! 


Stamps and ribbon!

Challenge Starts today May 17 and runs until May 30, 2012.
Follow the rules then submit your new  project over at the

Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
Please comment after linking
You have until May 30, 2012 to enter your project.
Here is the Line Up You for some great inspiration:


  1. I sooooooooooooo love love love love this!!! LOVING the colors, the ribons on the wire and loveeeeeeeeeee that sentiment!! Toooooooooo cool!!!!

  2. your project...the distressing is fab. Lee-Ann :)

  3. How much fun is this!! I love it and I love the sentiment. Great job.


  4. Super cute project- I love all of the staples/distressing! :)Amy

  5. Love your project Carri! The colors are fun :)

  6. Awe, thats super cute. I'm loving the saying!!!

  7. Wonderful grad frame. There;s a challenge aat Paper Play Wk20 Destruction that is for distressing, tearing, etc. that you can enter this wonderful frame in.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. WOW!! This turned out amazing! Love it!! Great job, Carri!

  9. What a cute idea. You are always so creative . Hugs

  10. I love the way you distressed the ribbon and recreated the wall hanging

  11. Hey Carri!! This is adorable!! I love, so I might have to scrap steal it!! lol!! Great Job!! karen♥

  12. This came out so nice Carri. I really like how you pulled it apart to get what you wanted on there. great design.

  13. LOVE this, Carri! Such a great crafty scrappy project!! x0x0

  14. Cute Carri! I love how you distressed the ribbon and your sentiment is great!

  15. Love, love, love it! The distressed look is awesome especially the ribbons on the wire hanger!

    Precious Hugs
    3 Girl JAM DT Member

  16. This is so awesome, Carri!! I just love the sentiment!! The distressing is fabulous!! Love it!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Beautiful photo frame! I love the distressing and the cute sentiment:)
    Sherrie K

  18. Your plaque is great! I still have mine, so I need to use it for another graduation project. Getting some new ideas!

    Carson's Creations