Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
No peeking at the bottom! LOL. Here are the steps for making this floral topper.
Start with a large marvy circle punch and punch out one circle...you choose the desired patterned paper:
You will end up punching out a total of 6 circles. Arrange them in a daisy pattern as shown below:
Take a medium sized circle punch and punch out 5 more circles using a different colored cardstock:
Take each piece and fold at an angle the top left and right side as shown:
Begin adhering on top of the base one at a time:
Keep adhering to the base until you've completed another daisy shape entirely:
It gets more fun! I took a chartreuse colored paper and hand cut my own leaf design. I adhered it on top of the orange petals.
Continue with step 7 until you've adhered all the leaves:
Here is where you get to stack all sorts of flowers and embellishments of your choice. I layered two paper florals, one orange polka-dotted and one dark green floral:
Next, I cut out some individual ribbon strips, no longer than 3 inches:
Fold and staple the ends of each ribbon strip as shown. You may use any other type of hand fastener if you like:
Place accordingly on top of the layered flowers:
And the last piece of embellishment I used was a blue floral that I placed and secured on top of the ribbon. Voila! Your hand made flower is finished!
Using a cute little box I found, I tied a fuschia colored ribbon across the center of the box and secured my floral topper. Use a clip or tie to secure your flower.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Here are some fun drink umbrellas I made late last evening...getting back into the groove of things and with a ton of ideas in my head -
I will definitely have to do a quick tutorial on these a little later - so easy and quick to make and look great in your party drinks...summer's not over yet...so keep on celebrating!
Friday, July 25, 2008
And then let's open it just a tad....what's hiding behind there?
She utilizes the brightest, most cheerful colors with an abundance of floral and nature designs.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This kit is the last kit I will be showing you from SEI. This kit consists of papers with very delicate color - hues of light blue, green, white, chocolate, butter, and beige. Perfectly tasteful if you needed to make a sympathy card.
Here's another photo in which I turned the card a different angle and can you see the shimmer of the paper? Look close and you can see the shimmery bird and butterflies:
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
All materials used are from SEI's Gerti Collection.
A little wall art....add ribbon or string and hang them up in your little princess' room:
Monday, July 21, 2008
Here is another project in which I made my own pillow shaped gift box. This one was really fun, lots of bright and bold colors:
Here's a close-up of the individual leaf stems. I simply chose several patterns of paper and cut them by hand:
So on to this layout that I finished late last night - I tried something different and only did a one page layout of Chris with an 8 x 8 cardstock. This color combo totally reminds me and makes me hungry for Mint Chocolate Chip icecream! The green and chocolate with a touch of deep orange and blue...really love this kit a lot!
I'm having way too much fun with all of SEI's tiny little kits. They are so much fun to play with!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Oh, how good my son is to me right now! Grandma's visit tired him out thoroughly and he is taking an extra long nap for mommy! That means I'm getting in lots of creating time!
Here's a closeup - loving the mesh of colors:
I love this rare photo moment with Chris and his dad. Precious! Hope you enjoy!
We're off to see Chris' Grandma today....ooohhh, how he loves his Grandma - the great spoiler! She doesn't just spoil with love and affection - she also loves to feed this kid - eat, eat, eat! LOL.
SEI: Dill Blossom brads, ribbons, cardstock, frames, coaster tags, and stickers.
Making Memories: Neutral and pastel alpha letters and large, white ampersand chipboard.
Friday, July 18, 2008
So I have been taking pictures of these fun little objects below - a sneak look at what I have planned for next month....hmmm....what could it be? THIS product you see here has inspired me to try something new....call it if you will, a new venue that I've taken an interest to and will incorporate it into my paper crafting...somehow....I'm not sure yet, but I'm working on it!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
- Teal Scroll/Narratives by Creative Imaginations.
- K & Company.
- Aqua, Burnt Orange, and Yellow Bazzill Basic Scallops.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Today, I have for you some baked potato chips....right out of the bag....
And who can eat chips without a little soda?