Saturday, April 21, 2012

Paper Crafting World & Cooking With Cricut's Home Decor Blog Hop

 Welcome to Paper Crafting World ( and Cooking With Cricut’s ( Home Décor Blog Hop!  Our Design Teams are so excited to bring you a two-day hop that focuses on projects for your home – that’s right no cards or scrapbook layouts in this hop! You should have arrived here from visiting Charlotte at . If you’ve joined us in mid-Hop and would like to check out all the other fantastic projects head on over Melinda’s Paper Crafting World   ( and start at the beginning.

It wasn't hard at all to decide what subject to use for my home decor project - my grand boys!! I'm proud to say that they are the cutest little guys ever! So sorry to everyone else in the world! Haha! 

Just a note: I'm giving away some BLOG CANDY today so be sure to read all the way to the bottom to see what it is and how to have a chance to win it! :-)

Here is what I did: 
I chose an 8x10 frame and took the back off and the glass out. I cut an 8x10 piece of chipboard and covered it with 4 6x6 squares of paper placed randomly and overlapping each other.

I chose a sweet Christmas pic of my boys and adhered it to a chipboard oval from a kit I had in my stash. I framed it with more pieces of this kit by covering each layer with coordinating paper before adhering it to the picture layer.

Here are the Cricut cuts I used:
Corner scrolls - from HERITAGE -  cut at 2.29"
CHILDREN - from HERITAGE - cut at 1"
LOVE tag - from A CHILD'S YEAR -  cut at 1.94"
GRAND - from BABY STEPS - cut at 2.53"
(this cut is actually GRAND ADVENTURE, but I cut off the word adventure)

I wanted the corner scrolls to blend in a little but they blended a little too much so I inked them and that seemed to help, although I don't know if you can see it very well in the pic. 
I simply put all of my elements together as you see,  and I love how it turned out! I have this hanging in my living room so I can see my sweet boys every day! It really is amazing what treasures can be created with a few simple elements!

Here are some close-ups of the different elements:

Thanks for stopping by today and keep reading to find out how you can participate right along with us to win come cool prizes!
Also, keep reading to find out what I'm giving away too! :-)

We hope you’ll link up your Home Décor project for a chance at winning one of our giveaways. One winner will be chosen by random draw and three others will be selected by the Design Team. 
Head on over to Cooking With Cricut  ( for the guidelines and the link up.


To have a chance to win these great idea books, simply leave me a comment on this post! I would love for you to follow me as well, but that is not a requirement! :-)  I will choose a winner with on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

Thanks for stopping by! Head on over and check out what Tiffany at Creative Confessions of Tiffany Leola,  has cooked up!


Saturday, April 21st Line-Up 

Jen -


Jen said...

What a sweet photo of your grandsons! Love this project -- it has a lovely vintage feel to it! Nice job, Jennie!

~ Jen

KathyJo said...

Beautiful grandchildren, beautiful projects. I am now a follower.
Kathy Jo
skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com

Charlotte said...

Such a great project. And the children are adorable.

Marji said...

Awe, what a super sweet project and sweet little angel faces :)

Kathy Serrahn said...

beautiful project

MaryEllen said...

lovely project !!

Mad Crafter said...

Awe, so sweet! They are so cute:) And your project is adorable too!! Awesome job. TFS!

CREATIVE M said...

Awwww....Precious Photo!!!!Love it!!New Follower.I hope I win your blog candy..LOL...TFS

Carolyn said...

Very pretty.

Becky Litz said...

is that precious or what?!? and the project is pretty nice too! LOL, thanks for sharing!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your project to some off your cute grandkids.

Katsews at Gmail dotcom

Andrea Washington said...
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Nita said...

Awwwwww, such CUTE grandbabies! I love the personalized frame too - what a super project! :)

Anna said...

Adorable frame but beautiful grandbabies. Love it. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

Your grand boys sure are cuties!!! I LOVE the framed paper and how you used the layered effect for the photo. :)


Larelyn said...

What a sweet, sweet project. I bet it brings you joy everyday.
CWC Hugs,

Heather P said...

What a lovely frame for those adorable grandbabies!! Really nice!!
Heather :)

Moments by Marla said...

Love your project!!! A perfect way to show the world your adorable grandsons!!! I don't know though - but I think my three grandsons are tied with yours! :o) Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and the chance to win some awesome blog candy!

Andrea Washington said...

Amazing hands you have, they show up in your work, not to mention them grand-babies are as cute as a button! Your blogs are always amazing, you are a great teacher....This is one cool project I will be trying this one REALLY SOON

Suzanne said...

What cutie patooties your grandsons are. Love the way you decked out their cute pictures. Those Heritage corners are great.

Court said...

I love this! Your grand sons are way too cute!

Melin said...

What a great idea! Removing the glass so you can make your own "shadow box" of sorts! Love that! Thank you for the idea and creative inspiration!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful grandbabies! What a cute idea. Love the vintage look. Thank you for sharing. I'm always on the look out for new ideas!

CherylP said...

Great project!! TFS!! I am a new follower.
cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

Natt Smith said...

Cute photo frame ^_^

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a beautiful wall hanging this turned out to be with your beautiful grand babies!!!