This is a great way for my family and friends to see the projects that I have done and keep up with all my activities! Hope you all enjoy what I do!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Flower Class

Yesterday my MIL (mummy in love) and I took a Flower making class at our favorite scrapping place. The owner's classes are TOTALLY AMAZING!!! For 25$ she provides all the "paper products" used in class so all you need to bring are the tools needed, and if you don't have them she has them for sale at her shop or she will let you barrow hers to see if you like it or not. NOT TO MENTION the fact that you learn so much in each class!! Yesterday we learned to make 5 different types of flowers. We made 3 of each flower and made a set of them into a card! Now I know how to make any color flower to fit into any page!

This is the card we made. The flowers on it are called lollipop flowers. Really easy and really simple to make too and isn't it just the cutest thing ever!! All we had to do was "distress" the edges of the circles and the white back ground. Then notch the grass and glue it all together. Add a jewlie or a Brad or anything else to dazzle it up!

These are the Carnations/Marigolds that we made. Another so super simple flower. Just cut out layers of edged circles, spray with water and crumple them up. Let them dry that way and a little bit of layering and a hidden Brad and some maneuvering and you have yourself one of the sweetest flowers out there! It's a good flower to use for scrapping, card making, box making, or even shadow box making. The best part is that you can use almost any paper and get a different color affect every time you do this. Not to mention you get to play with a bit of water, thats always FUN!! Make sure to use your splat mat!!! Coolest thing ever invented!

These beautiful roses weren't as easy as the other flowers were but they sure are elegant! They would go great with a wedding card or a garden page or any other reason you can think of to use them. Trust me they are that pretty! Especially when you spray them with a little bit of pearl shimmer on the peddles and chalk the tips with pink distresser ink! It's always little things like that that add just the right touch to make a finished project that you love!

Aren't these little rosettes too cute for their own good?? These weren't as hard as some of the other ladies in class thought. They fit perfectly with a scrap book layout, or a card, or many other things you can think of! They use a lot of glue but when they are dry you just bend back the edges and chalk them with a dark brown chalk and you have yourself a little flower that might just be the thing you are looking for to fill in that one little hole.

Can you believe your eyes? These flowers were made out of coffee filters!! Who'da thunk that with a coffee filter, some glimmer mist and a Brad you can create such a breath taking flower. But be careful for they are fragile! Too much of the crumpling portion of this flower, you could easily rip it. Although it is always interesting to see what colors you can change your hands when you are playing in the color. It's like playing with liquid play dough!

Needless to say this class was awesome and like always well worth the money!!! Can't wait to take another!!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

First post and Introductions

This will be my first venture into blogging. I'm Devin and after some convincing and encouragement from my friends, I've decided that I have something to blog about that would be fun and a great outlet for my hobbies.

After having picked up scrap booking, all my other crafts which include crocheting, cross stitching, sewing, gardening, as well as creating my own gifts, I've been highly encouraged to share my little bit of talent with the internet. With great comments pouring in from my facebook friends as well as from when I post the pictures to scrapbook.com, I'm set up this blog to bring it to you.

Plenty of pictures will be posted, and there will be posts about stuff I learn along the way from books, classes, and other sites on the internet. I just hope to have fun while posting and sharing with everyone out here.

Take care and I'll see you again in my next post