Sunday, October 18, 2009

More Framed Snowmen Christmas Decor

Happy Sunday, Friends! Well, I finished up the Christmas frame sets. I posted the first one yesterday. I had to readjust the composition on the design for yesterday's project because I realized that one of the frames was made with a darker wood. All I did was move the sentiment and bow to the center.


My plan is to hang these frames in my living room during the holidays. Hey, wanna hear a funny story? Well, this morning I decided to ride my bike, well one of our bikes which, by the way, haven't been used for quite some time now. They were no longer in good condition and my husband had offered to buy me a new bike but I refused. I felt it was such a waste to not use the bikes we already had.

Well, I decided to use one of the bikes and take a ride. All was well until about 3/4 mile into the bike path when I began to notice that the bike would stop moving no matter how hard I peddled. I was like, ah-oh! After a few attempts, my bike completely refused to budge. . .it was permanently in brake mode. I tried to adjust the gears but with no success.

It was still early in the morning and my husband was still sleeping. He likes to sleep until at least 9:00 on the weekends but I had no choice to call him to pick me up. Unfortunately, I had to basically carry and drag the bike 3/4 of a mile to the start of the bike path and I would have walked the rest of the quarter mile back home but the road home is uphill and there was no way I could shove/carry the bike up the hill.

After my husband picked me up, he checked the bike and apparently the brake pad had shifted so it was on perpetual break mode. Well, suffice to say. . .I gave in and decided to buy a new bike. Can you imagine if I didn't have my cel phone with me. . .I would have had a major problem! LOL!


Anyway. . .that's it to my funny story. Not very funny but I wanted to talk about it anyway. Here is a close of the other frame that I created. I created a total of three of them. As I said yesterday, the frames were purchased from a garage sale and they were only 10 cents each. Gotta love those garage sales, huh! The snowflakes was also a garage sale purchase. I can always find cool stuff at garage sales. You just gotta use your imagination!

Here is the close up of the winter scenery. . .aren't the snowflakes cool or what!! Anyway, gotta run. . . we're off to buy my new bike! Hope y'all have a wonderful Sunday!

Project Details:

Stamps: SU Serene Snowflakes, Thanks Snow Much, Christmas Punch
Paper: Me & My Big Ideas DP, SU Bashful Blue, Real Red
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: SU Large Oval Punch, Stickles, Satin Ribbon, SU Rhinestone Brad

17 comments:

2 Worlds said...

Loved this Maria great idea for decoration

Shelly said...

Your home is going to look so festive. These are beautiful, Maria.

Whoa! You ended up getting a different kind of workout than you expected with having to haul that bike back 3/4 of a mile. I'm glad you're getting a new one.

Jenny said...

Wow Maria! I love how you made these beautiful frame set. Great decoration. Good deal on those frame and snowflake. I wonder if they carry some of these snowflakes in our local stores. Great idea might have to give this a try if I can get some snowflake, maybe some real snow too. LOL. Have a great day!

Crafty Nanny said...

Lovely Maria, I'm sure these will look awesome hanging in your living room at christmas!!

Hugs Sandy x

scrappyjan said...

oh Maria, THese are WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! This would be a great idea for my entry way table!! hugs, janny

Danni said...

What a way to start the day! I really think a new bike is in order!
Wonderful frames..such a neat idea!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

These are so much fun! I love them! Happy bike buying. Ü

Carmen said...

Cute idea, and I'll bet they look nice together! Glad you had your cell phone with you!

doris said...

"Wonderful"... Great idea for my decoration Maria!!

xox Doris

Viv said...

Love the projects you've made since my last visit Maria. Everyone of them is amazing.
I really liked having your pictures staggered. It was a nice touch.
Glad you got home safe and sound after your biking adventure!
Viv xx

Norine said...

love love love these did I say love LOL what a great idea
too funny about the bike glad you had your cell phone
Hugs
Norine

Ida P. Krause said...

Beautiful Framed projects! - Wow I'm glad you had your cell phone, what an experience.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Maria, these are fabulous!

Vicki

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

OMG Maria! You are making so many amazing things. You never cease to amaze me. Always something new and more & more beautiful all the time. WOWzers GF! :o)

Anita said...

it looks sooo beautiful! it's a great idea
greetings anita

Debra said...

These Snowmen turned out really good. You should sell some on EBay!

Debra Pate said...

Awesome Maria!!! Did you make these with or without the glass in the frame?

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