Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thank You Note

Do you recall those $1 discontinued fabric samples I bought a while back?
Can you stand another project using one?
This particular sample came with the larger 17"x17" piece & 3 smaller color swatches all for $1! *score*  I used the black & tan one for my camera strap cover *see HERE*    And for this project I chose the terra cotta one.

Daughter S had the opportunity to spend a few days visiting old friends in Wisconsin this summer.  She stayed with her very good friend/old neighbors.  I am lucky enough to call the mom my good friend too.  She was my crafting buddy - we stamped our own Christmas cards together one year, we made teacher gifts & sewed matching halloween costumes. *Ah, fun times, fun times*

Well, for housing & entertaining & transporting my daughter for the better part of a week, a 'thank you' was definitely in order.  I decided to make her a little something *I think she would expect nothing less...*

I bought a frame 1/2 off at HL for an 8x10 photo (no mat)

Using spray adhesive I attached the fabric to the back board of the frame, trimmed it out and wrapped a brown ribbon around it vertically.

I didn't want the back of the frame to look messy so I took the ribbon all the way around and tacked it down with a sticker from a stationery pack
*Sheeeesh-ok I'm just anal like that... & I tattle on myself, too : )*

& speaking of tattling - I'm such a craft dork that Handy Hubby : ) printed up sheets of address labels for me to stick on the backs of my stuff  *sorta like marking my territory - hehe : ) *

Anyhoooo, I added a cute vinyl initial & 2 little rosettes to the corner, right on the glass.
*I've only just started using vinyl & I LOVE it! what a late bloomer I am!*

And there you have it!

I know a picture frame dry erase board is not a new idea *ever'body's doin' it*
But I'm sorta hoping that this is the fanciest thank you note my friend's ever gotten!! : )

And of course I could NOT write a post about Thank You's without giving a shout out to the crazy 100+ people who have chosen to follow me so far!!!!!
Unbelievable!! Please know how honored I am : )
As I've said before, I love blogland for all of the inspiring & amazing ideas.  I love that it's a place where like-minded people can gather & help each other by encouraging, supporting & offering such kind words!  I'm so happy to be a part of it all!  Whooda thunk it?!
Oh yeah! And Thanks for the FUN  : )

You might find me partying at some of these places *HERE*



Barbie said...

I envy your creativity. I wouldn't know what to do with fabric scraps!

Our really empty nest said...

What a great thank you gift idea! Thanks for sharing! sue

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Totally loving it! And thank to you too for being a follower of my blog, be sure you enter my giveaway.

Kaysi said...


jilly said...

What an adorable idea, I love it. I'm thinking a "honey do" one would be great hehehe.

Thanks for stopping by. Love your blog.


Morgan@Meet Virginia said...

This is way too stinking cute! Love that you can write on it!


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Lindalou said...

What a lovely way to say Thank You. And your stickers are so cute.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love it... how cute to add the flower on top... love the layered look!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a fantastic thank you gift! Your friend has to love this.
Hugs, Sherry

malia said...

this is darling! thanks for linking up to a crafty soiree last week... hope you'll join us again tomorrow-- maybe with this project? i am so going to try and make this! xoxo malia