Saturday, December 10, 2011

MB Treasurista's Winter Wonderland Blog Hop

Hello and thank you for joining us for the MB's Treasurista Winter Wonderland  Blog Hop. I'm so happy you can join me in our first ever MB's Treasurista DT Exclusive blog hop! This is also the debut of the new Design Team. :)

There are some amazing ladies on this hop so please make sure you visit all the stops. You won't want to miss a thing. If you are coming from Lina at  Sweet Nothings Paper Co (, you are right on track. If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along, please start over with Misty at  MB's Treasurista as she's our awesome hostess and owner. Ok now on to my project.....

I made an altered picture frame using Jillibean Soup Christmas collection called Christmas Eve Chowder. How adoradle are those penguins?!? I adhered the paper to the frame after I painted the back and sides with a turqouise paint from Folk Art. I then sanded and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. If you look closely you will notice that I added both the clear and the blue diamond crystals to the centers of the snowflakes on the background. I love the look that little touch made. 

 I then cut out images from the paper collection to add some dimension to the bottom of the frame. I edged the inside of the frame with the brown Chinese braided trim. like the simple but elegant touch that added to the frame. At the bottom right hand corner of the frame I used a light blue button from my stash and tied the brown and white bakers twine that I received from Misty in a bow.  

On the top right and corner of the actual framed area I was thinking outside the box with some of the items that Misty sent in the December DT package. She sent us several of the large acrylic flowers in different colors. I wanted to use the large ones but was not sure how I was going to incorporate them into my project. I started staring at it and the longer I did the more I wanted a snowflake. I die cut a snowflake from the Tim Holtz snowflake die used a glue pad and sprinkled extra fine pink glitter all over it. I then broke apart two of the large acrylic flowers and glued them to the back creating a very dimensional gorgeous snowflake and added the centerpiece from the flowers to finish it off.

On the lower left hand corner I added a couple I Am Roses that matched the paper collection. I then placed two of the clear and one pink mini acrylic flowers with stems into the other flowers. Behind the cluster of flowers I added an acrylic flower spray. Next to the Recollections small flowers I adhered a 1" organza butterfly in brown. 

Wait i'm not done yet, I do have some blog candy...
One lucky winner will receive a package full of scrappy goodness and a handmade item from me (it may or may not be the frame pictured above)! Lots of great products to be won! To win, simply leave a comment on this post and a way for me to reach you. Make sure you are a follower on my blog! This is optional....Extra entries if you head on over and "like" Creating the Crafty Life Facebook Page (!!! Make sure you click "Like Page". Also extra entries if you sign up to the site "Creating the Crafty Life (". Please make sure to let me know in the comment if you liked the FB pages and if you joined Creating the Crafty Life. I will use and announce the winner on Friday 12-16-2011

Please make sure to leave comments on all the blogs as there is alot of blog candy to be won and a Grand Prize:

MB's Treasurista-$20 gift certificate to the store and a box full of lace!!!
*Must "like" the MBT Facebook page-Facebook (
*Must be a MBT blog follower and comment on the hop post -Blog (

Next up is the super talented and my sweet friend Liz (! I'm certain she will blow you away with some fantastic eye candy! So hurry up and click on over.... 

Here is the full lineup...
Misty (
Leslie (
Ashley (
Lina (  
Katie (
Liz (




Debc06 said...

Wow I love love love your frame with the penguins your right they are just darling. I am a follower of your blog and liked both FB pages and joined creating the crafty life.
this has been a great hop.
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

shersl84bed said...

Fantastic frames. Thanks for sharing a fun idea.

Smiles Sher

Cathy said...

Your altered fram is awesome, like how you popped out the trees and penguins, I love these papers anyways. Like all your little touches.. I have become one of your follower and have followed MBT and became a fan and joined Creatin the crafty life.
Merry Christmas.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Sandi said...

Katie - beautiful altered frame. I love all the elements on it. Congrats for being selected for Misty's DT!
I've previously met all the requirements and have become a follower of your blog too.
My email is afunnyladynj at gmail dot com

Tanya said...

WOW love he frame!!

Krolli Kat said...

TOO CUTE! I love the way you put a snowflake on the large acrylic flowers!!

Ashley Nicole said...

Love love love! The frame is awesome. Love the penguins and the bright colors.

sweetnothingspaperco said...

How stinking cute is your frame? I love the penguins! Adorable!
xo Lina

kbgirlygirl said...

Oh Katie!! This is so adorable!! I love the way you used the large acrylic flower with the snowflake also!!! Just brilliant!! You did a fabulous job!!


Terrie said...

Hey girl love the frame its beautiful hugs Terrie (onecraftycookie)

kim.scrapper said...

Beautiful frame, I love what you did with the flower turning it into a snowflake. I am already a member of CTCL and liked the face book page, tfs Kim

Patricia said...

Wow!! Love your project! Everything seems to flow nicely. Great job! I'm a follower of your blog already. I like all the necessary FB pages. LOL I'm a member of CCL. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Your project is so pretty! ~ Hugs ~ Pat :)
P.S. You can contact me by email at

Liz said...

Absolutely love the frame and fun winter look you gave it. I love Jillybean Soup paper so much fun to work with. TFS


Deb said...

Hey Katie, Your frame is soooo cute!!! I am a new follower of your. TFS

V said...

your frame is fantastic!1 ssoo cool with the peguin. I have meet all requirements and already a FB likeie...

Trisha said...

Your frame is so super pretty. I am a big fan of penguins. Just so special adding all the flowers and the bling. I am a new follower of yours and I joined Creating a Crafty Life and liked them on FB. Also follow MBT and liked them on facebook. Wow, what a lot of things to remember. I hope I listed everything as I tried to do everything that you requested. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Carla said...

Your picture frame is beautiful. I love all the flowers you used, they are gorgeous. or
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ScrappinT said...

What an adorable frame! I love it!

Misty said...

Katie, the frame is so cute, i love how you turned the acrylic flower into a snow flake, what a clever idea!!! Thanks so much for being an awesome DT and welcome to the team!!!

Maria said...

beautiful work

Maria said...

beautiful work

Mae said...

Very nice work Katie!