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« on: June 29, 2007 03:29:47 AM »

I made this for our family Christmas (yes, 2007 - I am anal about getting things done early) party game.




Here is a the tutorial http://scrapbooking-paper-crafts.suite101.com/article.cfm/scrabble_memory_collage_easel.
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007 04:10:45 AM »

That is completely awesome! I am a huge Scrabble fan, and this is a great way to have family memories done. Thanks for sharing the tutorial also!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007 07:48:53 AM »

Genius! I love it. Very well done.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007 08:02:31 AM »

this is awesome!!! thanks for sharing the tut.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007 04:52:11 PM »

That's really sweet!  I wonder what you could do with Monopoly?
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007 10:32:35 PM »

love it!!! I have been hanging on to an old scrabble game, my mom would love something like this, thanks for sharing the super great idea  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2007 04:57:22 PM »

I love it! what a wonderful idea! I'm so glad you shared! great job! I'm so excited right now I want to run out and buy a scrabble game!
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2007 12:35:46 PM »

That is so cool and so creative... I love how the old pictures look so amazing with the scrabble tiles... great job!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2007 08:35:58 PM »

that's just BRILLIANT!!

my mom LOVES scrabble.. this is the perfect thing to make for her for the holidays!!

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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2007 07:07:37 AM »

My parents 50th anniv. is coming up.  This would be great for that.
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2007 09:29:17 PM »

I just bought scrabble tiles and old boards on ebay for super cheap!!!!  I CAN"T WAIT to sart this project!! I'm SOOO excited!!

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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2007 02:29:22 AM »

I just bought scrabble tiles and old boards on ebay for super cheap!!!!  I CAN"T WAIT to sart this project!! I'm SOOO excited!!


I am glad. My parent's loved the one I made for them a few years back. Surprisingly to me it is one of my Dad's favorite gifts. Post yours so I can see it when you are done!
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2007 07:52:35 PM »

I love the finish on this, it really makes it look antique. But I am far too impatient for all those layers! It would be worth it though.
Alas, I am too attached to this game. I wouldn't dare think of ruining a perfectly playable scrabble board. But the monopoly idea...>Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2007 05:33:01 AM »

I love the finish on this, it really makes it look antique. But I am far too impatient for all those layers! It would be worth it though.
Alas, I am too attached to this game. I wouldn't dare think of ruining a perfectly playable scrabble board. But the monopoly idea...>Smiley

I bought 500 tiles on ebay (5 full packs of 100 tiles) for like $15, and I got 3 scrabble boards and 12 tile racks for .99 Smiley  So you definitly don't need to ruin a perfectly good board!!  I saw lots of auctions for just tiles and just boards.. just for the crafty beavers Smiley

I don't think I'm going to do the crackle glaze because the photos i'm using are new and color.. as opposed to Mary Bell's that are  black and white.. I think that lends better to the crackle and antique finish. 

My boards showed up yesterday.. I'm just waiting on my tiles and then I'm going to get started on this!!  Smiley  can't wait!!
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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2007 08:05:23 PM »

Oooh JazzTurtle! I can't wait to see yours. You are right that the crackle glaze probably wouldn't be as effective. The first one I did didn't have the glaze.
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2007 06:57:59 AM »

I just finished my mom's!!  I am going to do one more for another friend this one turned out so well!!  I have one more coat of finishing spray and then it's all done Smiley

It's for my mom's birthday.  I used her name and then made words that I think of when I think of my mom.  The photos I used are of my brother and me thru the years.

I didn't use the crackle glaze, gold paint or antiquing medium..  I thought it looked ok without them because I was using color photos rather than black and whites..



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I used tongue depressors to hold the game flat, painted them gold and then wrote a little birthday message, and signed them with the date.  After they were glued on, I did a couple of coats of clear varnish to make it shiny.

It was a little to heavy for the tile racks to hold up, so I glued tongue depressors onto the bottom, in triangles, as supports.

My mom is going to love it!!

Thanks for the insperation Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2007 08:27:49 AM »

This is a very cute idea....

Jazzturtle, your brother looks like a guy I went to college with...  It is very odd.. He didn't go to Roanoke College did he???

anyway, great job on these collages ladies... they look nice
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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2007 01:08:37 PM »

My mom is going to love it!!

Thanks for the insperation Smiley

I bet she will - maybe it is just me but I can feel the love that went into it. It makes me happy and me smile to see it.
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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2007 05:44:31 PM »

What a great gift!  I pick up games at thrift stores and yard sales inexpensively just for the extra game pieces....now I know how to use the game boards, as well!
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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2007 08:31:15 AM »

This is a very cute idea....

Jazzturtle, your brother looks like a guy I went to college with...  It is very odd.. He didn't go to Roanoke College did he???



No he went to the University of Minneapolis..  but he's a teacher and an actor.. and used to live in Israel...  and has been to TONS of shows all over the place.. so I wouldn't be surprised if you'd seen him somewhere...
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« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2007 06:52:33 PM »

gorgeous! i am a huge scrabble nerd... my bf plays with me... awesome idea if i wanted to do one of us.  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2007 07:00:16 AM »

i love your project...thanks sooo much for sharing the website/directions. i love scrabble (i have travel scrabble and it comes on every single trip we take!)  and can't wait to do one of these when i have collected supplies and a scrabble board. thanks for the creative inspiration!!
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2007 05:49:53 AM »

this is awesome!!! my brother is a scrabble addict!  he plays in tournaments and everything.  i will definitely have to bookmark this as a future project!
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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2007 01:51:31 PM »

this is awesome!!! my brother is a scrabble addict!  he plays in tournaments and everything.  i will definitely have to bookmark this as a future project!

Wow, he's pretty hardcore. This would be a fun project to do for someone like him...
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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2007 02:13:12 PM »

I just saw this thread and want to add that it's fab! I can't wait to try it. I have my family's original board from the late 50s, but I think it's too special to sacrifice. On to EBAY!
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« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2007 06:49:02 AM »

Awesome idea!

When I was cleaning out my grandmothers old house, I found a ton of old pictures of her parents.  I should do that for her.  She was so excited when I found those albums!
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« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2007 01:56:26 PM »

What a nifty idea!!!
I'm so jealous that you are getting to your Christmas goodies this early (not really early - but i know nothing but procrastination...lol)!!
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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2007 05:58:09 PM »

I've been eyeing this thread for a while, and I finally went to the SA today and bought and OLD scrabble board.  I plan on making this for my momma's birthday this weekend.  She's a Scrabble freak, and I think she will love it.  Smiley If my camera is feeling better, I will get a picture to post when I'm done! Smiley Smiley
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