Paper Playtime Blog Hop

Hey there!  Today I want to share with you a fun blog hop that we are featuring at Paper Playtime.  The design team has created some amazing projects to share with you a long the hop so if you arrived here from Lynn of Boots and Bling Time  then you are right on track.  Otherwise you can start from the beginning here so you will be sure not to miss a  thing!  ***I have a surprised for one lucky winner so keep reading if you want that to be you!***

Make any type of project with any theme as long as it's a new project. 
Then be sure and HOP along to our Design Team's blogs leaving comments on each blog to be eligible to win our prize!

Our sponsor this challenge is CROP STOP! http://cropstop.com/

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All you have to do to be eligible to win:
1) Be a FOLLOWER of Paper Playtime
2) Submit a NEW Project within our theme (no back links)
3) Leave a comment on each Design Team member's blog on their Paper Playtime Ch# 66 Blog Hop post

Here is the order of the blog hop:
  1. Mary - Cardz TV
  2. Sharon - Mee Mee's Creations
  3. Lynn - Boots and Bling Time
  4. Amy - Papertrails Leaver
  5. Heather - Princess' Paper Projects
  6. Maria - Joyful Stamper
  7. Janis - Pause Dream Enjoy

My project is an altered picture frame I created for Valentine's Day.  I was excited to break the paint out and get a little messy.  Try as I may, I always seem to get a little bit of paint on me.  Sigh.  I guess the kid in me always wins out.

I covered this in red paint and when it dried, I added a washed brown for aging purposes.  It's fun aging something besides myself.  LOL!  Okay but seriously.  Next I added a manilla tag with a black seam binding bow and added a handle.   I covered a Maya Road bird with sheet music and aged the edges with distress ink.  That's a vintage red label with a rub-on and a pearl flourish.  The black journalling bracket is from Mike's and I used my date stamp and paired a crochet red flower with a white heart button.  Easy right?  

I hope you will join us for the challenge!  ***As mentioned, I am offering a surprise give away for the hop.  Just leave me a comment and I will choose a winner next Monday!  Check back here to see if you are the lucky winner! ***
Now off to hop you go!  Please visit Heather to see what she's created for you!  



I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bird out of the music paper! I have a big copy paper box full of old sheet music that is falling apart. I'm trying to figure out some craft things to do with it as nobody wanted any of it and I don't want to just throw it all away because some of it is pretty cool. Maybe I'll try to put some of it on cards. Thanks for the inspiration!


Audrey Pettit

What an adorable project, Amy! Love the sweet heart frame and love the vintage feel to this. The sheet music, the bird, the color combo.......all so FAB!


This is so FABULOUS! ! LOVE!!

Joan Smith

What an awesome idea....great job!! TFS

Cheryl First

Oh, love the ,usic paper for the bird. Such a sweet embellish!

Sunshine HoneyBee

Like the altered frame. Especially like the embellishing and noticed the small red crocheted heart. Pretty. I'm a new follower. Thanks for giveaway chance.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"


Amy this altered photo frame is gorgeous you must be really pleased with it. Thank you for the chance to win in this super blog hop.



Amy, this is just awesome, I love the red, and all the embellishments. Can you believe I decorated a frame just like this. I just haven't posted it on my blog yet. Sending a big hug.


Love the layers!



Really pretty heart card! :)Amy


Super TWEET! Love the DT paper you used for the bird, perfect for the shape. :D
Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy, it's been a fun hop!



This a really pretty project. Love the details, not over done. Just perfect. Thanks for sharing.


Your altered heart frame is wonderful. Love the sweet little musical note bird. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com


This is such a nice frame great valentines projectthank you for the fun hop and the inspiration.


CA Scrapper

Wow, your frame is just gorgeous. Love the bird on there and the paint technique you used to make the frame look aged. Thank you for sharing.


cascrapper at gmail dot com

Rae Ann

Very nicely done. I really like the little cluster of decor you put together.
Rae Ann O.


Wow, the little embellishes youused are so, so cute. I like the paper you used for the bird too.
Loving Scrapper 101


Great idea, very elegant,


Karen B.

Beautiful frame and detailing! I especially like the touch of metal.

Deanna Mulder

Your frame is great Amy. I love the look you got with the brown wash over the red paint. The little bird in the corner is a perfect embellishment.


Love this frame! Love the music paper-covered bird and the crocheted heart...just lovely! TFS!

~Sharon C.


beautiful frame! Love the crochet heart!


Awesome Picture frame Amy. Love the bird and crochet heart. Great job!



What a beautiful frame. And ya can't craft without getting messy LOL!!!

Cards and Crafts by Sheree

Amy, this is GORGEOUS! I purchased this frame at Michael's two years ago and do not know what to do with it! Thank you so so much for the inspiration! I have some Tim Holtz Crackle Paint...I wonder if I can use it on wood. I am definitely going to scraplift this idea!

Sherrie K.

GORGEOUS frame....LOVE the details!
Sherrie K

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections

Great frame! Love the bird!


WOW!!!! Awesomeness!!! So very beautiful! I bought some wood unfinished frames to give this a try and haven't done a thing with them yet. This is super inspriring!! I loooooove it!!! :)

Sassy Raggedy

I love your frame card. Very nice. joann

2 peas in a pod

Love your card, especially the little bird! Thanks for sharing. Hugs Brenda

Kirsty Vittetoe

Beautiful altered project and i adore that little birdie!


what a fab frame,love the design and cute bird.
i have enjoyed my visit from the blog hop
happy crafting
tracey x

An'Jenic G.

Hi Amy,
Love the frame and the music sheet you used for your bird. Beautiful!


love the pearl florish.
tammy @ tammy4alvin@aol.com


How gorgeous is this!!! I absolutely LOVE it Amy ... Brilliant!

Mona Pendleton

Super sweet card Amy! Love that bird!

The Wired Angel

This is a great project, Amy. Very creative and the recipient will appreciate all of your work.

I read that you have a fear of sewing.. SO DO I!! What is it about sewing that intimidates us? And all this time I thought it was only me that truly has a FEAR. I think it was from getting chewed out by the Home Ec teacher in high school.

I'm off to finish the hop.. enjoy your day. Peggy x


What a clever idea. I like your picture frame.


Such a cute card my friend.. I love the bird made with musical paper. Hope you are having a happy day!!!

Hugs, Linda


wOW, What a beautiful frame. love the papers you used and your techniques.


Fun frame!!! I love the papers and the bird is perfect!

Patti B

Beautiful. This will be perfect for a pic. Thanks for sharing.



This is such a lovely way to turn a photo frame into an "eyecatcher" that took my breath away. Red is not my forte but a classic for Valentine and items as gorgeous as this:) The layering of embellishments is perfect; I love every piece of it!

Georgia Ehrmann

Such a beautiful picture frame! I love the way you aged the red paint!


This is a great frame! I love the bird with the sheet music-what a neat idea!

Vivi Martínez

I love to paint over wood surfaces, maybe that is why I am always for wood frames or shapes to alter. (I think I didn't have enough kindergarden when I was a child LOL)
You came up with a BEAUTIFUL frame. love that bird!


This frame is gorgeous. YOu did a great job :)


This is so beautiful! Oh I LOVE the crochet red flower. Very pretty!


This is a fab frame, really gorgeous. xxx


Wohoo love this one Amy!!The bird is way cool:)


Beautiful frame! Love the paper you used for the bird and the flower is awesome!

Precious Hugs

Angi Barrs

Fabulous frame. Love that beautiful birdie. :)

Crafty Moni

Your picture frame is super cute. I love that its easy to make, but looks cute and elegant. Thank you for sharing.

Peace, Love & Cricut Hug's!
Monica L.

Jessica Buffa

Amy, you frame is fantastic. I love the bird and embellies in the corner.

Kathy Salido

Very sweet, I love the crocheted flower.

Patty B

Very nice! I love the distressed look of the frame! TFS!!


Rhonda Miller

What a gorgeous frame. I love the bird. TFS.


Oh WOW! I LOVE your project! :o)



Beautiful frame!


This is stunning. What a gorgeous frame!! Thank you for sharing.

Deonna B

Great Picture frame! i love your little bird.

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Love love love love love this! LOVING that little music sheet birdie! :):):):):):):):):):):)


Amy, I love that frame! I've been meaning to use some of my music papers and you've just inspired me to dig them out! Loving the hop!
-Ann M


This is so sweet Amy, love that beautiful frame and cute birdie, that music paper really gives it a fab touch! Thanks for the fun blog hop!


Wow! I love the bird cut with music paper and all that inking! Gorgeous!



Cute cute cute, thanks for sharing!

Classic Creations by Shawn

Very elegant picture frame. It sure is something I would hang on my wall...TFS!!!

Kathy D.

a handle? is that a scrapbooking embellishment or from the hardware store? I love the collage look and which I could pull it off. You did!! this is wonderful


I am all about vintage designs so your card is one of my favorites! The sheet music bird is just gorgeous!

Cathy Spicer

What a super clever project! Perfect for valentine's day!

Maria Matter

Gorgeous Amy, I love this idea!!!
hugs & blessings


what an awesome creation! GREAT job!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

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