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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

ASK Frames

I had gotten one of these from a gal named Susan. A while back I had posted a bracelet I made at a class I took and Susan contacted me because she wanted one of them. Well, I wanted one of her ASK frames so we traded. She loved her bracelet and I LOVE this frame.

I did make a couple of them the other day for gifts. The Riding Hood Red one is for my manager Sue Hi Sue!!!!) and the fall colored one is for a fellow demonstrator Denise. Those two haul me around town when we have events that are not in my comfort zone of driving. They are SO good to me and I REALLY appreciate the ride. And to show my appreciation I wanted to make both of them an ASK frame. Click on each of the photos for a closer view.

These are not all that difficult to make once you get the words set up on your computer. I just print the words out in the Stampin' Up! colors and stamp on the larger capitol letter. I use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the letters. It is a little important to have the tops of the letters about the same distance from the edge of the card stock. Mine are close enough, keeping in mind that it IS a handmade item!

The letters are from the "Well-Worn Alphabet" set. I had the set for a couple of months and hadn't put it together yet. I mean, it's got a LOT of pieces (I'm SO lazy). And the set is still not put together, only the letters that I need!!! Now isn't that just the epitome of laziness??? LOL

Many of you have asked how I got the Stampin' Up! color codes, the RBG code. (Red, Blue, Green code). There was a place on Splitcoaststampers in one of the forums that has it listed. Though I did find that the colors weren't all accurate. SO what I did was I went to the Stampin' Up! website and clicked on the online catalog. I opened it to page 4 and 5 where the colors are listed. I did a print screen on those pages and from there I saved it onto my computer. When I was ready to find a color I opened the page using the Paint program that comes with Windows. I used the little eye dropper tool and touched it to the color I wanted and then went up to the color icon and clicked on it. Under it pops up "edit colors" and I clicked on that. Then a color window pops up and from there I clicked on "define custom colors." It's in that window that you will see the numbers for the Red, Green and Blue colors that when mixed together in the proper numbers will match the Stampin' Up! colors or any other colors you are working with. I write these numbers down and when I am in my word processing program I will highlight my words and then go to the color and add those numbers in. Then I can print out my pages in the colors I need!! It takes a little time to work with this but once you get the hang of it you can do anything in whatever color you need!! If you would like the list of colors that I found elsewhere I would be more than happy to email them to you but I won't be able to handle much of my emails until Sunday or Monday.

Wouldn't these make fabulous gifts??? I ordered some extra paper and I'm going to offer a class on these for my stampers!

This item was made using Stampin' Up! products. To view more items made using Stampin' Up! products click here.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are beautiful! I'll try with my computer to match the colors! Thanks for sharing with us!

Jannette

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful. What are the words with the A, S and K?

Thanks.

sb

Unknown said...

What a wonderful project Wanda. And I loved hearing about the give and take you have with your friends. Your blessed to have friendships like that. Thanks for the share.
Nanc

Anonymous said...

Oh Wanda! Your ASK Frames are beautiful! Your friends will LOVE them! You are so thoughtful!

I am lovin' my bracelet! It was a "good trade"!

Hugs,

krystalpurple said...

My sideline did these as a project after seeing this on I'm sure it was Sue's blog and they turned out great. I really like yours. I have a couple of frames that I bought that are long and kind-of skinny that didn't work for the project I was thinking about so maybe they would work for this one. What alphabet sets did you use and what size frames are those if you don't mind sharing? Thanks Kristi kellyklan@cox.net

Unknown said...

Beautiful, I love them all but the Porcelain Prints is my fave :) What a great project!!

Anonymous said...

A- Ask and it shall be given to you.
S- Seek and you shall find
K- Knock and it shall be opened to you. Luke 11:9

The frame I used is 14 X 7.

Alphabet set used was SU
Well Worn.

Anonymous said...

Wanda, what a GREAT idea to match your colors!!! I never knew that! Thanks for sharing that little tidbit of info, and for sharing these frames. Gotta make one (or six). . . :o)

Wanda

Anonymous said...

Great job on all of them. Red's my fav color, so I think I like that one best! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

NeedsARibbon said...

Guess that means some should post their version of ASK! Hrrmph! Still working on it. Love the one for Denise, very much her colors.

Su Davis said...

WOW - really beautiful and such a wonderful & thoughtful gift! I can think of several special customers and friends who would love to receive one, so I shall be making a few for Christmas presents. And guess what - that stamp set is new to the UK last week and mine should be arriving any day now! So glad I ordered it! Thank you for sharing.
I too would be grateful if you could post the domensions of either the indivdual stamped/printed card for each letter, or the actual frame domension.
Su