seejanesframes

Photo Art Collage, Cards, Tags & Creative Prompt Frames

Lakeville, Minnesota 8 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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seejanesframes

Photo Art Collage, Cards, Tags & Creative Prompt Frames

Lakeville, Minnesota | 8 Sales

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    Announcement    Welcome to the See Jane's Frames Creative Prompt Collective! We are a shop for the young and young at heart, where we hope to: nurture wonder, inspire imagination, fuel creativity, embrace positivity and encourage empathy. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance!

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    Last updated on Mar 5, 2019

    Welcome to the See Jane's Frames Creative Prompt Collective! We are a shop for the young and young at heart, where we hope to: nurture wonder, inspire imagination, fuel creativity, embrace positivity and encourage empathy. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance!

    About

    In my little world growing up outside of Chicago in the seventies, three important things happened when I left childhood behind and turned thirteen. First, I made the cheerleading squad (no small feat, considering I was shy, leggy and freckle-faced with “generously-sized” teeth in bright, shining braces). Second, our family of four went on our first “real” vacation - and we traveled to the mecca of all places too – Disneyworld. Of course, being the typical seventies family, we drove to Florida in our powder-blue Oldsmobile sedan, with my brother and I agreeably “sharing” the back seat; NOPE, not at all. My eight year-old brother, with a complete lack of respect for the “obvious” center line, forced me to act my dignified teenage best, which meant ignore him best I could and attempt to stay pressed up against the right side of the back seat, while he hogged the rest. Luckily, I had Louisa May Alcott to help me through. Third, I received a birthday present which changed my life forever – a Kodak Pocket Instamatic Camera. (A camera which, not- so-coincidentally, came in very handy on that trip to Florida . . . and also, not-so-coincidentally, featured very few pictures of my little brother).
    Since that time - oh so very long ago - I went on to study photography in high school and college, switch up to a film and then eventual digital camera, become an elementary education teacher, marry and raise three lovely boys and two dogs, and am now, for better or worse, in that bittersweet age of “empty-nester”. Having thoroughly enjoyed the “noise” and trappings of children and family, the house sits a little too quietly these days, so I have turned once again to the first passion of my life, photography. And creative joy has gratifyingly returned.
    When I opened my little shop on Etsy in 2010, I was searching for a way to simply hang children’s artwork and writings (which are precious and should be able to be wonderfully displayed without refinancing one’s home) and then also inspire and “prompt” kids to read, write and create. With my current return to my photographic roots, my next challenge became how to combine all types of “frames” and photo products. Therefore, during the coming months, See Jane’s Frames will expand and “grow up”, if you will. Presently, you will discover photographic and digitally-altered “frames” or images, which I think are either beautiful or simply worthy, sold right alongside our original creative prompt pocket frames and kits for children, which I continue to believe have the potential to inspire readers, writers and creators.
    Life is, amazingly, fleeting. One moment you’re thirteen and packing up your camera and "Little Women" for an adventure to Florida, and the next you’re packing up your college-age children in order that they may go out into the world and begin adventures of their own. After experiencing this firsthand, I find myself presented with the opportunity to courteously suggest that the moment we all need to savor and appreciate is right here and now. The moment to encourage the children we hold dear, to search out the beauty and the wonder of the world around us that we may all be inspired creatively, is also now. And most importantly, the moment to let our loved ones know how much they mean to us, is most definitely now. To that end, it is my sincere hope and utmost goal that the handcrafted products offered at See Jane’s Frames might assist you in doing just that. With one-of-a-kind cards, gift tags, photographs, art images, and creative prompt frames and kits, I hope to lend you a hand in brightening someone’s day, reminding someone they are loved, or even inspiring someone in your life to read, write or create.
    So here’s to our (everyday) life adventures, and turning the possibility of creating beautiful and inspirational moments for those we care about into realities. Thank you so much for stopping by, and if there’s anything in particular I can help you with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
    ~ Laura

    A word about our frames . . .
    We work with wooden frame shells which we have found at flea markets, online at wholesale companies, or even those from DIY art sites. In addition, we've even worked with some of the colorful frame shells of fellow etsy artists, "TwoDogsWoodWorking". To see more of their wonderfully hand-crafted frame collection, please visit their etsy shop @ TwoDogsWoodWorking.etsy.com. With each and every frame shell we turn into a creative prompt, we feature our unique plastic pocket attached to the back. This plastic pocket is our very own design and easy to use by simply flexing the top back, returning it, and then securing it with velcro. Whether we leave the frame shell sans decoration, or individually embellished, our goal is to provide imaginative yet safe and child-friendly products with the ability to not only contain, but easily change out many, many creative works of art.

    And a word about our characters . . .
    All of the wonderful See Jane's characters are drawn or created by my children. Some came home as school projects from kindergarten on up, and some were created at the kitchen table on rainy (or snowy!) afternoons. After rediscovering them in the basement, I then had the privilege of bringing them to life with a little creative license myself AND with the help of a talented graphic arts artist who has been drawing and creating since his own childhood!

    Shop policies

    Last updated on April 19, 2016

    Accepted payment methods

    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    • Other Method
    Returns and exchanges
    It is my sincere wish that your interaction and purchase with See Jane's Frames be an all-around positive experience from start to finish. If there is something about your purchase that makes you unhappy, please do not hesitate to contact me and we will work together to resolve it. Custom orders are, however, non-returnable.
    Payment
    See Jane's Frames accepts Paypal.
    Shipping
    Frames are shipped via USPS Parcel Post which takes 3-7 days. If you need faster shipping please contact me regarding pricing.

    See Jane's Frames currently only ships to the US & Canada. If you are in another country & interested in purchasing a frame please contact me for shipping prices.

    International customers are responsible for all customs charges & fees.