Old Friends

1/9/22 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
1/9/22 Rising Star at A Place To Start!
1/31/22 DT Favorite Winner at Classic Design Challenge!
2/13/22 Shoutout at River of Creativity!

Hey, everybody! Is it me, or is this first week of January just a blur?! It’s been busy, that’s for sure! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I focused on some old middle/high school friends when I created today’s inspiration project featuring the Friends XL Wood Frame. This piece is huge and wonderful! It was definitely a fun project – from picking out the three photos I wanted to use, to the actual creation with pretty papers and flowers and the assembly! Brought back so many memories! And I’m not insinuating that any of us are old… just friends from a long time ago! ;)

I covered each letter with a different patterned paper and the frames with a different color of cardstock, heavily inked the edges, and then added paper flowers and die cut greenery, and a couple bamboo cord bows. I added a few gemstones to complete the frame.

Now for the old photos… middle school friends in the photo on the left (I’m second from the left).

35th high school reunion eleven years ago in the middle photo (hubby and I are on the left seated at the table).

A long-time friend since middle school with me in the photo on the right (I’m on the right) taken about ten years ago. The cool thing is I’m still in touch with every one of these friends! Sorry about the weird shadows on the photos cast from the acetate used to keep the photos clean and dust-free. I took many photos and these were the best ones. :\

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202201 – January Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2022 – January Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #012022 – January Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #2022-1 – January Anything Goes
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #119 – Anything Goes
6. Creative Inspirations: January Anything Goes
7. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: January Anything Goes
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #173 – Anything Goes
9. River of Creativity: #9 – Anything Goes
10. Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Friends XL Wood Frame

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: P13 Always and Forever 6×8 designer paper pack, CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock, Pop-Tone Bubblegum cardstock, Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock and Brown Bag Kraft paper
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Bird Scene Thinlits (greenery)
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Grafix Craft Plastic, Bearly Art precision craft glue, hot glue gun, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers, Martha Stewart gemstones, Hemptique bamboo crafting cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

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