Friday, March 21, 2014

Hi everyone!  Hope all is well for you guys.  I've been busy this week working on doodling, and making St Patrick's Day cards for the grandkids.  I thought I'd share the cards with you.  I tried to use images that reminded me of each grand child.  For the youngest, I tried to only use things that he couldn't pull off easily. Here is the one I made for the ten month old.  I used extra glue on the flowers to make sure he can't pull them off.  Sorry for the shine on the picture.  I'm still learning the best way to edit them, and it's not always easy when your self taught!

The next card to share with you all is for my beautiful granddaughter.  This card is something she'll love because the little girl looks like her.  I love the white scrolls and pink flowers made by EK Success.  They remind me of cake decorations.

The next card is for the oldest grandson.  He loves animals, and this just reminded me so much of him.  I used the same scrolls as I did on the other card, just turned them differently.  I colored all the cards in with colored pencils, and could have worked a lot longer on blending them in, but was in a hurry to get them out. They don't care anyways.  Their just so excited to get their cards.  

I hope you enjoy the cards, I know the grandkids will be thrilled to get them.  Have a great weekend, and happy crafting!

Friday, March 14, 2014

OMG!  Another two weeks have flown by.  I really was trying to post more on my blog, but I seem to be failing.  Sorry guys, I'll keep working on that.  I wasn't sure what to share today, but I thought you all might like to see something a little different that I made. 

Today I'm excited to show you all a beautiful wreath that I made with some paper flower embellishments made by K & Co.  They come in a paper pad and there are beautiful flowers, leaves, and playful trendils that are flat.  I like to fold them, and crimp them to give them some dimension.  I bend the flowers many different ways, and layer them with an assortment of styles and colors.  The more crazy the combinations seem to be the more great the flowers turn out.

First, I started out with a piece of pipe insulation from Home Depot.  This is in the plumbing section.  You use it to wrap your pipes to prevent them from freezing.  They look like this:
Then I took some plastic tape and joined the two ends together to make a wreath.  It looked like this:
I decided to wrap some muslin around the wreath just because I didn't want to see the black foam through the flowers.  I just ripped the muslin in strips, then added a little glue here and there.  Next came the flowers.  I love the pastel colors they come in.  This paper pad of flowers from K & Co. are just fantastic!  I found the flower pad on clearance at Target.  I barely made a dent in the package, so I have a ton left for many more projects.  These would be great on cards because you can still send them in the mail, because although their dimensional, they can still lay flat for easy mailing.  I attached some brads from Recollections to add a little bling.  Then I used a hot glue gun to attach the flowers.  Enough of the suspense, here is the finished wreath:
Well, that's about it for now.  I hope you all enjoy this beautiful wreath as much as I enjoyed making it.  Have a great day, and happy crafting!