Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My St. Patrick's Day Project

I really wish you can see the colors...but believe me there is green on the lid & roses and it is pure coincidence that I did this Mother's Day project for a class in May with green and black paper on St. Patrick's Day.

I am so loving to make these Grunge Paper Roses. I colored these roses with 2 different green re-inkers and Perfect Pearls and water mixed in a Ranger mini mister with a touch of copper again. I tipped the rose & box edges with black ink.

The roses are made from 3 - 6 petal flowers. Using the Cricut's Design Studio I welded 2 - 6 petal flowers from the Plantin' Schoolhouse cartridge to make each petal wide enough. I am able to cut 25 flowers on one sheet of 12"x12"Grunge Paper. They are cutting out like "butter" with the Cricut.

I will be teaching this class May 1 at Roseburg Book and Stationery at 10 am. I only doing this class once. You can choose either a rectangle (approx. 3" x 3 1/2") or square (approx. 3"x3") box.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Project

Edited: I saw that DCRU was having a challenge this week using paper flowers. So I thought why not show off this Tim Holtz designed Grunge paper rose I actually can do. his directions were great. Check them out at his website. Go to the 12 Tags of Christmas - 2009. The directions are featured on the 12th day.

I have been in creative mood this week.

The project on the left is a sample I did for Roseburg Book and Staiotnery. The tag on the right is my Make and Take I will be doing at Scrapbook Fun Fest in May.

Last December Tim Holtz did the 12 Tags of Christmas and Day 12 was with Grunge Paper Roses. Well, I have had this Grunge Paper for forever and when I saw these roses I loved them. So I finally got around to making them and I love the way they turned out. I wish the photos could really show the colors better, but they all have a copper sheen.

Monday, March 1, 2010

In like a Lion...

Even though we have had a lot of rain, everything is blooming big time. My header photo is from our garden. DH is taking before and after photos this year of our garden for the Garden Journal I made for him.

The photo is of a workshop submission I made. However, I wasn't picked to do the workshop, but that's OK, I tweaked it for my class offering at Scrapbook Fun Fest in May. All the different embellishments were found at Lowe's. Yep, I love walking through stores for inspiration & believe it or not home improvement stores are great.

Wait until you see the ATC cards I am creating for the Lime Light this month! Loving them!

Lots going on this month...painting the entire inside of the house, classes to teach, classes to take and most important of all...our 25th Wedding Anniversary. It has been an incredible 25 years and I can't wait to see what the next 25 years brings.

DH is making me a mocha as we speak. How lucky am I!