Chunky hand-made Valentine's Day cards are a fun way to share your talents with those you love!
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!
I’ve never actually gone to confession, not being Catholic and not having done anything serious enough to go to my Bishop about…in recent years, at least…but I’ve seen it enough on television to know that this is what I feel like I am doing right now. I feel the need to do penance! It has been surprisingly busy since that last post. I’ve had visitors and I’ve been trying to get certain things done before I blog again, but I can only see this dragging on for many more days unless I get back into the habit again. I’ve had some specific projects to do and now they are completed, I can get on with the fun stuff. A few weeks ago…not sure exactly how long – I loose track of time these days and I’m sure that my daughter will read this and tell me exactly how long ago it was. Anyway, a while ago, Megan sent me a message regarding this cool new paper line from Graphic 45…Hallowe’en in Wonderland, which I promptly looked up on their website and oh my goodness! It is so to die for cute! I promptly passed the message onto Deb, who ordered it for an upcoming kit. I, of course, couldn’t wait until her order came in, so I called Cool Scrapbook Stuff to see if Gena had ordered it – of course she
I had the opportunity to do something fun this year – be a judge at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar! No…I'm not going to tell you what I was judging, just in case you entered something and don't agree with the judge! But it was an interesting and educational opportunity. I would love to have the opportunity again next year. Both Mike and Tom have also been working at the fair for set-up in the Home and Hobby department and they will continue to work there once the fair actually starts, after school and during the day when school is out. Now I'm going to have to do a serious plug for submitting in Home and Hobby. Enter! I have seen some wonderful arts and crafts that haven't been anywhere near the San Diego County Fair! Did you know that there are cash prizes available? Did you know that there are areas of submission for children? We used to do this years ago with our children, things like Megan's Betty Boop collection and Jake's Lego creations. It doesn't have to be anything massive, just a bunch of any type of item, like bottle caps, matchbooks or pigs or along a theme, like "I Love Lucy" merchandise. It's a chance to strut your stuff! On to scrapbooking… I made this layout for a Pinecone Press upcoming Options kit with
I don't know how it happened, but I've lost a whole 'nother week! I don't dare plan out the entire week…too much comes up and I need to make sure that I don't get too behind by scheduling too much. But I still can't believe how time flies by. My Mom warned me about this. It's definitely no major revelation, but every once in a while it just seems to smack me in the face…not in a painful kind of way, but it helps keep me humble and grateful that I got as much done as I did and it inspires me to be careful how I use my time. I had so much fun over the long weekend. I worked at the Pinecone Press booth on Friday at the Scrapbook Expo in Del Mar, CA and then taught a make and take at Cool Scrapbook Stuff in Poway…how to make those fabulous flowers. I haven't taught for a while and I'm out of practice, but I think that the ladies had a good time, even though we were outside and the breeze was blowing our papers away. I now have an even better collection of colors of Glimmer Mist and can't wait to expand my finished flower color list. I will have to post them again when I get more done. It's my new "addiction", but I'm very good about
A few weeks ago, I made flowers - Bachelor Buttons – out of patterned paper. They were fun and fairly easy. While I had the folding idea fresh in my mind, I tried it on different materials. Can you tell what I used this time? Guess. (This is a re-creation…the first one I experimented with was white, but I think this would work as well for the colors I used, although the finished color might differ slightly!) Anyway, it had been sitting here, buried on my desk, until my cleaning uncovered it. (This is what happens when I start to clean…I get distracted!) I hate to just toss those little "trial and error" pieces, but it had no purpose and trying to find it a home can cause serious delay in my schedule. But then I spied my Glimmer Mist sitting up on my shelf, and a recent trip to the Carlsbad flower fields was fresh on my mind and I thought, "Hmmm…if I spray it with color and don't like it, I can justify tossing it." Guess what? I kind of liked it. I played with it a lot and was happy with the end result. So I kept it…and kept playing with it. So much for cleaning! And on to finding a suitable background for my flower. I have been taught to have great respect for books. I love books, not only for their content, but for their visual