Saturday, July 16, 2011

B.F.F. BLOG HOP - INSPIRATIONS OF THE HEART

hello my friends and visitors

i am finally getting back to the swing of things and i have been invited to participate in some blog hops. they are the motivation and excuse to come in my craft room and forget about the tsunami in my household right now, lol.
i have to thank Felicia from 
for inviting me to participate in her first blog hop celebrating her first 100 followers, Yay!
i know how i felt when i got my first followers too and she is so sweet she wanted to celebrate it with this special hop called:
B.F.F - Inspirations of the heart.

Felicia was asking of us to make a project based of a special friendship. 
i am dedicating this my project to a blogger friend who has been with me since the beginning of my blogging adventures and who gave me my first blog award. Since then, we have been emailing each other and we have become cyber friends. we have even share some happy days and some not too happy days. I have learned to appreciate and love our virtual friendship and if we do not hear from each other in a few weeks we are already emailing each other making sure we are ok. this person is who i am choosing as my "cyber BFF" and i do not want to say her name but when she reads this post,  i know she will know i am talking about her. 
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now onto my project.

Best Friend Frame
 hehe---just a sneak peak????? Nah...

this frame i purchased at a craft store for a dollar and i already had distress it for another project that never made it. 
;-)

most of the one inch squares came from a K&CO designer paper and others from my scrap collection.
i punch them out, inked it and distress them one by one. some were embossed and sanded. 
 the ribbons were curled using my heat gun. i also added some twine and a button from my vintage collection. all was then attached with my glue gun on the back of the frame.


i know the above pics are almost the same but you can notice the light making a difference on this gorgeous frame and the "best friend" phrase. this phrase is from a sizzix die i own. 
the chipboard flower is from my stash.

i hope you like my "paper quilt" distressed frame as much as i do. 
a little secret?....this is my second project i made for this hop. the first one was destroyed by my husband when put a shoe box (shoes inside) on top of my project inadvertently. i am so glad because i wasn't feeling the love for the other one. sometimes accidents happen for a good reason. i am glad this time.
thanks for stopping by.

i do have some little things to put together for a lucky hopper. 
you do not need to be a follower to be included in this giveaway but when you leave a comment also leave a way to contact you in case random.org chooses you as the winner.
i will close comments on this post on Sunday, July 17 at 12:01 AM EST.

this is your last stop.

i hope you had a great one
below you will find the line up in case you stopped on my blog first.
(Blog Hostess)
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                                                      Emma - http://www.creativetimeforme.com

                                                      Momo - http://madebymomo.blogspot.com

                                                       Paula - http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com

                                                       Jovan - http://www.cardsbyjovan.com
                                                       Shen - http://mycuriouscrafts.blogspot.com

                                                       Ruthie - http://septemberninth.blogspot.com

                                                       Nicole - http://nadialax13.blogspot.com/


Daily Life:
Grad party went fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!! we all had a great time. we had over 130 guests and leftovers for a while.

50 comments:

  1. Very cute! I love the creativeness of it! TFS
    Micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  2. Agnes....

    Awesome job on the hop! I know I haven't stopped by in awhile, but I hope all is well with you!! Life has been pretty hectic for me these past several months as well...so I do understand the tsunami concept! :)

    Love your work as always!!

    Nicole T.

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  3. FABULOUS!!!! My creative friend, love all the colors and the vintage feel. Happy that the Grad celebration went well :)

    Hugs Edna

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  4. Awesome project :) TFS!
    Kimberly

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  5. Wow... so creative, love this!! What a great hop and great projects, thanks! Hope you come and visit me too at: pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  6. What a great happy frame that is!! TFS!!

    im_mari723 at yahoo dot com

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  7. What a great idea! I love it. In my husbands family they always say its bad luck to out new shoes on a table. Looks like it was lucky this time :-).
    Would love it if you stopped by my blog.
    Craftelicious.blogspot.com

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  8. How creative! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  9. Wowza....love this. The colors are beautiful. :)

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  10. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Tammy
    tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com
    http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com

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  11. That's an adorable frame!!
    thebookinroom@hotmail.com
    thebookinroom.blogspot.com

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  12. I am a new follower!! Great job with your project!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  13. Your craft frame is just gorgeous, and the deal you got on it is even better, very pretty!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  14. Love the frame! You did an awesome job on this project:) TFS!
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh my!! Love it... :):):) Love, Love, Love that it's a quilt theme. Very colorful! All the different patterns an textures. Just Beautiful!

    Lots of Hugs Dear Friend!!!

    Hugs, Sheena :)

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  16. Love your Frame!!! Purple is my favorite color. I would love to make one of these. Thanks for the Inspiration. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  17. Awesome project! Wow! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  18. great project, I really like the quilt work. Thanks for the idea:)
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  19. Very cool. First time I have seen a "quilt" like this.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  20. love the project!

    rosiemini@gmail.com

    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  21. Adorable !!!!!!
    http://lindascraftcorner.blogspot.com
    iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

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  22. Super Job, very unique.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianmlarson.blogspot.com

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  23. Gorgeous frame!! Love it! :)
    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  24. Super cook frame!
    Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

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  25. Beautiful frame:) Thanks for sharing your creativity!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  26. Great job on the quilt, it came out really nice.
    http://lindashappyplace.blogspot.com/

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  27. What a creative, gorgeous project! It is so bright and cheerful and the design is fabulous! Love it :)

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
    indymermaid(at)blogspot.com

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  28. Love the frame. Stunning.

    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com

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  29. Hi Agnes, lovely altered picture frame. Terrific! Glad I got the chance to participate in this hop with you. *New Follower* ~Shen

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  30. Beautiful frame and quilt! Thanks for sharing your BFF story! AJ

    queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. What a beautiful friend quilt frame.
    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

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  32. Nice frame. Enjoyed the hop. Thanks for chance to win.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com
    sunshine_honeybee2004@yahoo.com

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  33. Your project is great! Its so bright and colorful and it makes me smile! I love the colors you used and that you altered the item to make it your own. Love it!
    Thanks for sharing with all of us!
    Hugs,
    Deb C
    dsc105@live.com

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  34. OH what a great project. I will come back to you blog frequently!

    Thx for sharing your talents

    jashmore1944@att.net

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  35. Agnes, I would thank that dh if I were you...lol. It turned out beautifully. You two should team up again...well maybe. This BFF Bloghop sounds perfect for the new crew of Bloggers.
    Hope all is well with you and your family.
    Thanks
    Dee

    deejburnscat@yahoo.com

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  36. How cool! Love the colors and the vintage look. Very neat.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  37. how cute and colorful...what a nice do over because of life's little accident's...lol. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

    Eva - evascrapslife at gmail &
    evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

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  38. Great altered frame. love the colors. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

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  39. This is very colorful! Glad to see you are back to blogging! lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  40. Great job, I love all the colors you used!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  41. I love the bright colors of this project! So much fun! Thank you so much!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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  42. she will love... Lucky to find a good friend in "cyber" land lol
    I am hoping that you get e-mail so I can keep up with your blog.. awesome postings.. please let me know
    parkernana5@cox.net
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  43. What a pretty paper quilt! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

    bborre at hotmail dot com

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  44. Love your frame! Looks like it would put a smile on any friends face! TFS!
    ash2jay@aol.com

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  45. What a pretty frame and sediment.

    Debbie H.

    niteowlis at clear dot net

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  46. Yay! Welcome back!!! Your project turned out awesome :) I love the colors!

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

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  47. my mother quilts, so this is a wonderful idea that begs me to make a card with, plus I can use scraps which is always a win!
    TFS
    Kim
    http://mykemmacards.blogspot.com/

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  48. Great frame...it looks to pretty to put a picture in!

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

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  49. Agnes, looks wonderful!!!

    Glad to come back and see you up and posting!!!

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  50. I LOVE IT !!

    Very cute.

    Grz robin

    http://robin-nibor-robin.blogspot.com/

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