Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Gorgeous Handmade Flowers

Ok ...I just have to share these awesome flowers with you. They're just gorgeous and so easy to make. I can't take credit for them as I found the tutorial here . I had to tweek them a litle so I WILL take credit for that haha. I used bling instead of buttons for the centers and I did the inking two different ways... the white flowers with the edges colored were done by just flicking an inked sponge over the edges after they were made. The more solid colored flowers were created by inking each individual layer {both sides} before I assembled the flowers. So basically even tho these flowers are white , you can make then any color you want with various inks. Another thing I'd like to add is that in the tutorial Dawn uses scalloped punches to cut out each layer. I only had a large and a small scalloped punch but also wanted an in between size, so I punched medium size circles and then trimmed around the edges with scalloped scissors...doesn't have to be perfect cuz you'll never notice it once the flower is made. One word of advice ...wear a pair of latex gloves unless you don't mind your nails and fingertips being stained for a day or two! Thanks for dropping by and please share your flowers if you try this. i'd also love to see another types of homemade flowers you'd like to share!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Ok I'm a couple days late in wishing you this but still wanted to post my "stuff" anyways!Been a very busy week... mostly running Chelsea around as usual.I told her today she has to drop some activities cuz "I'M" exhausted!!!! The Winter Carnival Ambassador contest is finally over. She didn't win but man she blew them away with her rendition of 'Good Enough" by Evanesense! { watch for LO heehee]Anyhoooooo...back to heart day. Here's a couple cards I did and a Lo for dear hubby for Valentine's day. It's also my entry for the current sketch contest going on over at Pagemaps Blog. Go check it out at an awesome place to go when you got scrapper's block or just looking for some inspiration. Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's day filled with LUV! Thanks for popping by!