Mini Monday at Midnight...almost! These cards are starting to pile up!
…and the winner is: Shannan Davies! Congratulations! Please send me a private message via Facebook with your address and I will get the package on its way to you! Speaking of envelopes…I have to admit it – I didn’t watch the Academy Awards this year…at all. I usually don’t tune in until the very end of the show most years anyway, but this year I TOTALLY blew it off. It is rare that I have ever even seen half the movies. This time, I had actually gone to the theater for two – Toy Story 3 and Inception (both of which I loved, for very different reasons) and Megan got The Social Network from Netflix, so I watched it before she sent it back…I liked it okay. Time is in too high demand to spend it (and the exorbitant price of a ticket) watching a movie that I will very likely be disappointed in. I was anxious for Toy Story 3 and resistant to Inception (I don’t always like DiCaprio) but forced myself to go on a date – I am sure that it was at the bargain matinee ticket price – and I was pleasantly surprised at how it kept me guessing. To me, one criteria for “good movie” status comes if there can be animated conversation about it afterwards. Regardless, the Academy Awards hasn’t held my attention for quite some time. So…speaking
My Mind's Eye has me ready for summer...right before the storms are supposed to hit!
Not your ordinary store-bought box of Valentine's!
It's all about the application…so here's a card for my flower.* I think I'll make another one a little later. The boys are off white-water rafting, so I'm not cooking dinner! If anyone is interested and has a Pei Wei near you, today, July 26th, 2010, they are having their customer appreciation day and you can get two entrees for $10…maybe we will see you there! Go here to find your coupon. Sorry…the coupon is expired! *I would like to say that this can be sent through the mail, but not in an envelope. Try delivering this in person or in a small box. It is definitely a dimensional project!
And I’m going to show you how to make them. I have been promising this for ages, but the truth is that I have had and CONTINUE to have…technical difficulties! This video tutorial is far from perfect, but it will have to do for now! For anyone that I have showed before, I have reduced the count from 16 papers to 12…it’s a little less bulky, but beautiful still. If you want a super full flower, keep to 16 papers! Here are a few more flowers/views. I will show more steps for variations in the next few days! Isn’t the variegated color wonderful? I love how spraying the two shades of color over each other makes such a spectacular hue. This last flower was made from yellow baking cup liners and sprayed after constructed and “fluffed”. I love this, too! I have to say it once again…I love these flowers! Have fun and let me know if you have any questions. I’d love to hear from you!
You can whip up some of these beauties with no watering required!
Spring is here! Bouquets of flowers are always welcome at my house, but if a trip to the store is not in my time schedule or budget, I'll just make a few of my own! Not that I need spring as an excuse for making flowers! They're never as wonderful as the real thing, mostly because they have no fragrance and I'm not as patient with the intricacies, but I sure love making them. These sweet little flowers remind me of Bachelor Buttons. Making one layer is great for scrapbooking or card making, but for a more dimensional project, making two and putting them back to back will do the trick. The first couple took a while to make, working out the steps, but once that was mastered, just a few minutes will do. You can get the directions here. Just imagine how cute these would look on a card or a scrapbook page…okay, if I didn't have to bake for the Senior Bake Sale, clean house, prepare for a wedding, 3 baptisms and a reception, not to mention out-of-town company, maybe I'd do that right now. As it stands, I'll just have to wait until next week…oh wait! Next week I'm working on cleaning my workroom. Great! It will be summer before I get back to these! Well, we shall see!