Sunday, February 5, 2012

"SMILE" embellished frame by lauren bergold

this month's pixie kit is called YOU MAKE LIFE FUN and it is aptly named: with such a fabulous assortment of papers and embellishments, who could fail to enjoy making a variety of cool projects?! someone who definitely "makes life fun" for everyone around him is my young friend carlos, seen in this photo:

you may recall that one of my LOVE NOTES projects last month was also an embellished frame, it is for carlos' sister isabel; since their birthdays are close together, i try to make them each a similar--but unique and personal gift--so i was really excited that this month's kit had everything i needed to make a "boy version"!

one of the centerpieces of this kit is a line i happen to ♥LOVE♥... "fun day" by my mind's eye! the patterns on two of the papers were IDEAL for fussy-cutting purposes: the reverse side of "sugar rush" has a zigzag pattern that became an instant flag banner, which i spiced up even more with the super-fun circle garland from the same source, with some bright and beautiful cosmo cricket buttons on top.

"pinwheel party" provided the perfect little set of icons for the lower section. i punched some stars from complimentary sheets by crate paper and pink paislee for the centers, and used a couple of tiny brads from my stash to hold them together; the stems are tiiiiiiiiny slivers trimmed with my paper cutter from crate paper's "exposure" sheet. 

i diecut the letters in "smile" using my cuttlebug, inked the edges of absolutely everything, and assembled this in a flash!

what could possibly make life more fun... or easier... than that?!  ♥

* Supplies *

Pixie February Kit "You make life fun"