I am one of those people who loves giving gifts. I love it! I love to really think about what someone might want or appreciate. I love to see their reaction when they open it. I love to design/create something unique that you can't find at the store. I just love everything about it! I love it!
I knew when I saw this tutorial from Full of Great Ideas that I had to make one and I knew exactly who I wanted to make it for...my parents. Their anniversary is on Christmas Eve. This means that even if I don't draw either one of their names at Christmas, I still get to give them a gift without breaking the rules.
After searching (and searching and searching) through all of the letters, I finally decided on a good mix of colors and designs that I knew they would like. It was pretty quick and easy to create the design.
Plus, I totally lucked out and came across this great frame at an antique mall. It was originally a picture of a shoe and I only paid $12. That's right...I said $12.
All that was left to do was print the design. But for some reason I couldn't get my act together and get that part done. Next thing I knew it was Dec. 21st and I hadn't done a thing yet. So, without taking the time to check out the prices at all the different places I could have it printed, I rushed down to Kinkos and just went for it. I am sure I could have done this cheaper, but I didn't have the time. There was only 3 days left to get it printed and in the frame. But, I don't regret it. I turned out just as I had imagined. I was thrilled with the final result.
And more importantly, so were mom and dad!!