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UPDATE; Altered Letters

Remember when I made this?  Ya, I know you remember.  But if you don't remember my Altered Letters click HERE to see the post.  This project is like a bottle of wine...it gets better with age.  
 
My  husband asked me to update his Father's Day gift from 2012.  He wanted it on a board so it would have more stability.  This gift was in his Vancouver office and now it's back at his office in Calgary.  It's movement caused some breakage.  I've been updating all the photo's for his office and decided to give this D.A.D. an update as well.
 

 
 
Round Three, the UPDATE!
 
I decided to pick up a canvas from the $1 Store...where else!  The DAD part was done so all I needed to do was a backer with some punch.  I cut a piece of paper from the 12x12 French industrial paper pack.  I went with the map.  It's masculine and my husband travels a lot.
 
 
I used the writing desk ink well and feather as my husband is in print media so it's fitting.  The idea-ology letter tiles "BEST" are popped up in the center of the mini film strip.

 
I am a terrible flower maker.  Here is the proof.  I need the practice so I made a couple "print" paper. 

 
 I have been seeing the frameworks dies EVERYWHERE including my blog.  Using different papers for the pieces has been fun!  I added some foil paper, inked some pattern paper and I painted some of the chipboard cuts.


What can I say, I love these bows.  I also used my new distress marker spritzer with frayed burlap and the clock stencil on the map.

 
One of my favorite bloggers Barbara over at Yaya Scraps & More made a fabulous canvas.  She's so crafty she stamped the edges of the canvas.   She is beyond talented and a huge inspiration!

 
My husband and I spent the weekend giving his office a makeover!  We even built his new sit stand desk.  You can see why I needed to update his Father's Day gift.  Check out my honey with his new toy, his desk.  With all the updates we did it's good to freshen up the kids photos and the stuff I make for him.  Oh and I noticed He didn't have a photo of us in his office.  So I framed one of those too!
 
 
Thanks for checking out this updated DAD canvas and leaving a comment.  I love hearing from you. 
 
 
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Comments

  1. You made a wonderful job of transforming the Dad frame. I have never seen a desk like your hubby has, I would love one of those in my craft room! Anne x

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  2. I really like all of your frames, but I LOVE the latest one.Wow.
    I think I NEED that frameworks die :)
    Great desk your husband got. I am a stand up and sit down crafter..this would be perfect for me ;)
    As for where I store all my new goodies….I have no idea..yet, lol.

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  3. So awesome! I love the feather and the filmstrip and the die and the photos and, and, and!

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  4. Love it! I can't wait to get into my frameworks! :) You are so talented! :)

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  5. NIcole thank you! Your works are always amazing and this is not different ! YOU are an artist!!!!! THAnks so much!!!!!! You know to be one of my "Web" best friends!!!!!!! My english is horrible, excuse me for that! BArbarayaya

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    1. OMG Barbara you are the sweetest! I so {HEART} you!!!!

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  6. I love what you've done! The DAD Frame is awesome. I'm also drooling over that desk...I'm another sit-stander crafter...That would definitely be great to have!.. I also like your blog changes...Great job! thanks for sharing.

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  7. Oh wow Nicole, what an amazing makeover!! Absolutely love how this turned out and came together. So many of my all time favourite products all on one piece, - I adore it and I bet hubby does too. No doubt it will be the talking point in the office!!!

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  8. Okay, Nicole, this is just too awesome and totally creative! You never cease to amaze me with your talents.

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  9. Loving seeing the transformation of this over time. The canvas version is definitely my favourite with all those extra die cut elements. Jenny x

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