Thursday, March 28, 2013


Thanks to everyone for their business and patience this past month as we have undergone several projects. We have filled the framing clerk position and would like to welcome Sadie to our workforce! Upcoming events for the month of April are:

  • April 1st. Tatting Day. We always enjoy seeing these projects come into our shop.
  • April 13th is Scrabble Day. This day celebrates the classic board game Scrabble. A fun idea: glue Scrabble tiles to your scrabble board using the names in your family or a favorite quote or saying and frame it up. 
  • If you're not too tired of Easter candy, National Jelly Bean Day is April 22nd.
  • April 28th, Astronomy Day, is a day, or night, to look up at the stars. This holiday was created to teach the public about stars and the wonders of the universe.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Our Canvas Section Has Moved



We would like to let our customers know we still sell blank stretched canvas. Due to a recent accident our canvas section is no longer by the other art supplies. Our canvas is now located in the middle of our gift shop just west of our art supplies. If you have any trouble be sure to ask one of our staff for help. Thank you for your patience as we work on cleaning and rebuilding the former area.

Monday, February 18, 2013

View Custom Framing Materials

We received a suggestion from one of our customers to display our custom frame mouldings and mat boards on our blog so everyone could get a little preview before they came in. I thought it was a great idea. You can view our custom frame mouldings and Artique mat colors at Larson Juhl as well as our Bainbridge mat colors at Nielsen Bainbridge. These sites also offer great framing ideas and suggestions, so feel free to take a look. We still carry Crescent mats. However, Crescent has recently changed their distributor making it difficult for us to provide these mats as readily. I have posted the links below as well as to the right under "Custom Framing Materials" - Kathryn

http://www.larsonjuhl.com/
http://www.larsonjuhl.com/c-2-matboard.aspx
http://www.nielsen-bainbridge.com/Bainbridge_Matboard_home.html
http://www.crescentpro.com/

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hurry in for Christmas!

While this may seem a little early for Christmas, it's time to start thinking about it. If you are planning on framing anything in a shadow box for this season's gift giving you need to get it in to us NOW! Shadow box items include: Sports Jerseys, Shirts, Baby Dresses/Clothes, Baseballs, Golf balls, Books, Sculptures, Tassels, Medals, Etc. Any needle works also need to be brought in soon. These projects take time to complete and we appreciate you thinking ahead.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Turn Buttons


Ever thought of updating that family photo, but still want to keep the same frame? With turn buttons this can be easily done. Turn buttons are small metal tabs, usually 3/4" to one inch long, that screw into the backside of your frame.
The tab, when screwed in tight, holds flush against the backside of your picture keeping the picture in place and attached to the frame. Once it's time to switch out pictures the screws can be slightly loosened allowing the tabs to move away from the picture. The picture can then be removed and replaced with the new one. Tighten the screws and it's finished!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Frame Highlight

Named after the wood it is made of, the Bonanza Wood line of frames is very economical because it is made up of a composite material. Bonanza Wood is a solid material, with a very smooth, wrapped laminate finish. It is not 100% wood, but composite of several woods and glues. 

It is great quality and the finish is extremely consistent, equal-to or better than most stained wood finishes. It comes in many colors and shapes making it a very versatile and popular choice.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up! We have already seen some of you who are preparing gifts for their sweethearts, including: wedding portraits, cute cross stitches, little sentiments, and of course valentines. For those of you who have not yet come in and have something in mind be sure to get it in as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you and Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Float It In Glass

A fun way to mount art is to float it between glass. A "glass float mount" is a mounting process in which a flat art piece is sandwiched between two pieces of glass. This generally means no adhesives, the art is held in place by the weight of the glass.
The frame can be place right next to the boarder of the art, however, by spacing the art away from the frame and cutting the glass larger than the art the raw edge of the art can be seen. This process is commonly used on papyrus, watercolors, pressed flowers, and fabric prints, but can be used for other art pieces.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Black & White Competition


We have received quite a few pieces of art to be framed for the Black and White competition. We are thrilled to see your art and encourage everyone to keep up the good work and creativity. The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will intake work for the 13th Black & White Competition on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 9 to 4 and Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 9 to 3 p.m. No work will be accepted after 3 p.m. on January 28th. This competition is open to resident Utah artists working in all media. The work is limited in color to black, white and shades of gray. Entry fee: $7 per piece. Artists are limited to two entries. A reception for the artists is February 3rd from 5 to 8 p.m. Exhibits continue through February 25, 2012. Regular gallery hours are weekdays 9 to 5 and Saturday 9 to 3. For more information: 801-392-6935 or www.ogden4arts.org.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful to our customers who faithfully come shop here every year. We have some fun fall decorations and always have our framing. As the holidays approach we would like to remind everyone to start thinking about Christmas gifts. Remember framing does take some time. If you have a picture you want framed plan for it to take at least two weeks. This time of year needle works will take three to four weeks, and anything that may need a shadow box or to be sewn to a mat board will need to be brought in A.S.A.P. Be sure to bring in your coupon and enjoy your holiday!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Frames Squared



Not all pictures are rectangular. Some pictures are perfectly square, and square can be really fun to decorate with.



However, it is hard to find square frames to fit square pictures. Many customers end up custom framing there square pictures, which is a great option, but not everyone has the time to custom frame.


For quick fixes Bev's carries square frame sizes along with their rectangular. The sizes we carry are 5 x 5, 6 x 6, 8 x 8, 10 x 10, and 12 x 12.

Happy Halloween


Halloween is
coming up and it's time to pull out the spooky decorations! Bev's has a number of frightening, but cute ornaments to help with the festivities. Come on in, take a look, and have an enchanting Halloween!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Spectacular September Special

During the month of September we will be having a special offer for all of you that custom frame during the month. We will be giving away one free "Ultimate Cloth" for any custom framing order made between September 1st - until September 30th. Your order must be at least $40.00. The Ultimate Cloth is a fabulous way to keep your artwork framing clean. Many times people will bring their precious photo's and other items in and the item will be stuck to the glass. More often than not, this is caused from spraying cleaners on the glass and letting it roll down the glass and then up the glass on the inside. The Ultimate Cloth will eliminate all of these problems, not to mention it is a great cleaning rag for many surfaces.





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Be sure to come in and CUSTOM frame your artwork and receive your free cloth. Just click here to get your coupon now. This is limited to one per customer. You will love this cloth so much you will want to purchase additional "ultimate cloths". They are available for $6.00 each or 5/$25.


We look forward to seeing you soon! Jan

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Frame Highlight

Are you the kind of person who travels, loves to see the world, or has a unique collection of souvenirs? Then this is the frame for you! The frame, made by Larson-Juhl, has a beautiful variation in the grain due to the veneer finish giving it that rustic and natural look. It's warm color, satin surface, and exotic bamboo pattern works perfectly with safari, African, tropical, or Asian artwork. If you've been wanting a frame with a lot of character, come in and try this one-of-a-kind frame.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Frame Highlight

This week, we are highlighting a unique frame line as shown in the pictures below. These frames made by Larson-Juhl are described as, a "Spanish patterning and earthy disstressing (which) create a timeworn look for this majestic collection." It's warm, dark brown color makes it easy to go with just about anything.





From cross-stitches to portraits to paitnings, this distinctive style of frame brings an elegant, aged look to whatever picture you frame with it.

Monday, June 20, 2011

South Ogden Days

This weekend I attended Logan city's Summerfest Arts Faire. It was a lot of fun and really neat to see all the local artists work and creative ideas. I quite enjoyed myself, and what a great way to support your community and local businesses!
Thinking of festivals and fairs, South Ogden City is celebrating their 75th anniversary! This week will be packed full of events and entertainment. On the evening of June 22nd South Ogden will be celebrating by going back to the 1930's. Festivities will be held at Washington to 40th Street Park. For more information on South Ogden Days (June 20-25) visit http://www.southogdencity.com/
-Kathryn

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ogden Arts Festival

Check out the Ogden Arts Festival today June 11th!

Over 80 artist booths, live music, free kids ARTivities, food court, film, beer garden and dance. Be sure to buy some fun art from our local Ogden artists. We will be happy to frame the art for you. For more info log on to www.ogdenartsfestival.com.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Salt City Candles Close Out

Bev's is closing out their Salt City Candles. Candles are 25% off the marked price!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mother's Day

Just a reminder Mother's Day is May 8th! Time to get out and get your Mothers something special. Be sure to come in and check out our gift store as well as our framing. If your are thinking of framing a gift for Mom remember it takes a couple of weeks for a custom framing job. We also sell gift certificates if you are not sure what Mom will like. Start thinking ahead and get shopping, we hope to see you here! -Kathryn

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Color Personality Quiz

Here's a fun little quiz to take from Better Homes and Gardens. What's your color personality? Just click on the link below and find out.
http://www.bhg.com/bhg/quiz.jsp?quizId=/templatedata/bhg/quiz/data/whatsyourcolorpersonality_10232003.xml
Jan, Megan, and I all took the quiz. Jan and Megan were both yellow personalities, which they did not agree with. I was green and I thought it fit me. Whether we agreed with our results or not it was fun to take the quiz. -Kathryn

Sunday, January 30, 2011

More on Hanging

Begin experimenting with the arrangement on the floor and start in the center. Once you have the layout you want trace the shapes of your frames on Kraft paper or newspaper and tape to the wall. Measure from the top of your frame down to the wire. Mark this distance on your wall or paper before nailing. This mark will be where you place your nail, or bottom of your hook. Then nail in, hang your picture, and enjoy. -Kathryn

Monday, January 24, 2011

Hanging at Eye Level

When hanging your pictures remember pictures should be hung at eye level. So where is eye level? For the average height eye level is about 64”. But let's face it we are not all 5'8” tall. Hang the picture at your eye level. Take your height and subtract about 4” then hang the middle of your picture at this height. If your family height varies, for example my husband eye level is 73” and mine is 57”, choose a height in between both eye levels. -Kathryn

Friday, January 21, 2011

Framing Ideas

We can create custom letter mats to fit your photos and preserve your memories.


Several small cross stitch samplers framed together in one larger frame to fit a larger wall space. Megan

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fun idea

Last Sunday in the USA Weekend designer Vern Yip had some fun decorating idea's. My daughter Allie and I decided that we really liked this one and wanted to share it.

"A giant wall map is perfect for a study or family room, Yip says. Maps are educational and timeless, and large-scale versions are available in styles from antique to uber-modern. For a traditional space, select a large map in an antique style, cut it apart and frame the sections."

So off I go to get a map. This map is HUGE! Too huge. So I'm going to have to crop it quite a bit. The Antarctica and Hawaii have to go. After all it is mostly for decoration, right? I'm going to put a frame around the whole thing rather than small frames around each panel. Hopefully it will turn out great. I'm prepping the room this week and should have the map ready by next week. I'll take a picture of the finished project and post it then. Wish me luck, I'm going to need it. It's a bigger project than Vern made it out to be. :) Jan