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Apr 13, 2009

KSS Monday Photo Project

Good Monday morning!! Sorry I'm a bit late today but I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. We had a busy day yesterday but very nice!

For Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday I decided to work with a set that I just love (well, truthfully, I love them ALL!) but haven't used in a while. Since I live in Maine near the coast a seashell set is perfect for me - especially if I could ever get my children's scrapbooks updated - lol! :) This set, 3 Step Seashells is so beautiful - with lots of different types and sizes of shells! Several weeks ago Lynn had challenged us to make a 4x4 refrigerator magnet and I had so much fun that I decided to make some more. I think I may make a whole set of these with the children's photos but for now, here is Ethan's.

I started with a 4x4 piece of Naturals White cardstock (SU!) and began stamping my shells from left to right, masking a bit as I went. I used some colors that you may not necessarily find in nature but still make a pretty palette. The little shelly I stamped on a scrap piece of paper, cut out and popped up for some dimension.

After I altered the color of my photo a bit I printed it, cut out with Nestabilities and added it to the magnet. As you can see I used a craft knife to cut along the edge of the shells so that I could insert the picture behind them. I really like the way it changes the look of just a plain matted photo. Finally, I added his name and the year the picture was taken using Mix It Up Monograms & Alphabet - one of my favorite alphabet sets!

Please take a few minutes and see what the other KSS Crew Members have cooked up for today and remember, there is one more week to join us playing Guest Hostess, Makiko’s KS Crew Challenge #11 … for a chance to win one of 3 prizes. 1st prize is the winner’s choice of $50 worth of Kitchen Sink Stamps. Deadline to Makiko’s challenge is April 19th midnight EST. For all the info, go HERE. - If you don’t play, you can’t win!

Maria, Lynn, Nicole, Tammy, Lori, Angela, Dee

Cardstock: Naturals White (SU!), Stamps: 3 Step Seashells, Mix It Up - Monograms & Alphabet (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Ink: Blush Blossom, Bordering Blue, Cameo Coral, Sahara Sand, Really Rust, Sage Shadow (SU!), Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink), Platinum Planet (Brilliance), Desert Sand, Potter's Clay (Memento), Accessories: Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder, Coaster, Magnet


  1. Beautiful! I love the colors in your shells! And what a sweet boy, too! He would brighten up the front of any fridge! :)

  2. What a beautiful job you have done with this awesome picture framing!!
    Your shells are gorgeous and so perfectly layered!!! So wonderful for your handsome son!!!

  3. This is beautiful Julie! I really like the colors of the shells. Your son is very handsome:)

  4. fabulous project! great job, Julie!

  5. Very cool! At first I thought you had put actual shells on it. They are so realistic looking. What a cutie-pie Ethan is! These would make great gifts. -Molly B

  6. This is fabulous Julie!! I totally love this layout! Glad to hear your Easter was good! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  7. very nice!! those shells look so real, i thought i heard the ocean!! 18' tonight....

  8. This is so cute, Julie! Love all the sea shells too!

  9. Handsome photo frame Julie! Love the colors for the shells (must try these color combos!). Dynamic, yet soft ... the perfect accent to spotlight your handsome young man! :D

  10. Wow! What a super cute project. I love how you lined those seashells up against the photo to create a perfect frame. You always remind me to pull out my "Mix it Up" set to create my own sayings. Thanks for the inspiration Julie!


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