Just So Beautiful!!!!

Of course I'm talking about the two cuties in the layout. But I'm very biased where they're concerned.

But Wings Workshop On The Go from this month's Crafters 10! is beautiful too! As soon as I opened this kit and saw the incredibly rich and bold colors, I knew exactly what picture I was going to use. I was also excited for all of the little surprises in the kit.  Check out the little button brads I used in the middle of the flowers. Aren't they awesome?!!  There were so many "extras" in this kit and I can't wait to play with them all.

Another wonderful surprise was using the spray pen. The picture of the layout just couldn't capture the awesome affect of this spray pen. It has a pearl shimmery shine to it that's just so wonderful. I love it. Wondering how it's done? Make sure to check out the video on the Crafters 10! blog page!

The birdcage, swirls and flowers were made using the Cricut cartridge Serenade and the butterflies are from the cartridge Bloom.  I added extra dimension by inking the edges with coordinating CTMH inks.

 I loved how the accents turned out so much that I just had to make another one for a card.

The roses. little blue flowers and leaves were made using a pattern cut out with the Cricut and SCAL.  Again, I inked the edges with coordinating CTMH inks.

It's not too late to order this incredibly beautiful Wings WOTG kit. Just follow this link to Crafters 10!  And keep a lookout for our next awesome kit and How-To video coming in March.

Thanks for playing along and happy crafting!

Birds the Word................

Owls must be the new "in" thing. I'm seeing them everywhere! Which is okay because they are so cute.  I recently came across a blog where a fabulously crafty mom had made some owl pillows for her daughter's party. I just had to give them a try!

Fortunately I have an incredible husband with some mad computer skills.  He helped me design a pattern, we printed it and got started.  So here's what we came up with -

So what do you think? Cute huh?

If you haven't stopped by Crafter's 10! (link at top) than please come do a fly-by!  There's still plenty of time to play along. And our first give away is an awesome one! Ready for this? A Cricut Cartridge!!!  But you have to play along to enter!!!

Thanks for stopping by and  happy crafting!!

I've been overlooking things.........

If you've been following my blog then you know how much I love SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot).  One of the reasons I use it so often is because I love the 3-dimensional look I can get with the paper piecing. But after a fantastic sale of Cricut cartridges for just $9.99, I couldn't pass a sale like that up.  It made me take a second look at the Cricut cartridges I had. And instantly I started seeing all kinds of possibilities.

I made the fuschia for this card using the Accent Essentials cartridge.

I have always had a love of fuschia. My first full-time job was at a B&B in California while I was in college. It had fuschia hanging from all the balconies and it was just so beautiful.

Okay, so how did I make the flowers? The patterns from Accent Essentials I used are listed as

* Accnt6S/Blackout @ 1" in green
* Accnt31S @ 2" in purple
* Accnt33S @ 3" in red
* Accnt35S @ 3" in red

The next step is to ink the edges. You'll then want to cut out the center of the scallop shape and the sun-looking shape.

Now you'll want to roll the "sun" and the scallop.  It's easiest to do using tweezers.

Glue the end of the "sun" piece. Then you will glue this into the middle of the curled scallop piece.

Curl the leaves of the flower back with a bone folder.

Glue the inside piece to the center of the flower. Turn the flower over, and glue the green piece to the back.

And there you have it. A beautiful fuschia! Fuschia plants have very thin stems, which is why they hang down the way they do.

I hope you have as much fun with this as I did.  I'd love to see what you come up with so leave me a comment with a link to your work!

And lastly, it's not too late to join me for February's Crafters 10! WOTG. For details, just click on the Crafters 10! link on the top of this page.

Hope you have a great weekend and happy crafting!!