ANYWAYS... this is the finished result.
I had found the frame, unfinished, at a local shop and decided to dry-brush the bottom coat so it looks a little bit like old wood. Then I found some great rub-on scroll designs to add to the corners, and finished it off with a flat, wood-carved bird.
The back of the frame rests on a peg which was pretty much the only way I could think of to get it to stand. I'd show pictures of it if not for the fact that the personal note would be seen. All-in-all, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, and even happier that she was pleased with the finished product.
As always, thanks for your e-mails, and thanks for stopping by!