Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Making A Paper Flower


2 sided paper
tape runner
button with thread

First you will need to cut out 8-9 circles (depending on the size of your flower) to make the petals. I cut eight 1" circles.

Roll in or bend the sides of the circles to form the petals.

I then cut a 1 1/2" circle and ran my tape runner around the edge to adhere my petals.

Thread on a button in the center for your finishing touch.
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Tuckered Out

I've been loving Cosmo Cricket's new Lil' Man Collection. This time I used it with some pictures I've had of my oldest son. I found him sleeping like this on the window seat of our toy room, things had gotten a little too quiet and any mom knows that's usually when you find trouble.
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Friday, April 24, 2009

1st Birthday Invitations

Owen's Birthday is fast approaching, actually his party is next weekend. I've been fractically trying to finish the invites for his party. If it wasn't for Mother's guilt I think I would have just e-mailed everyone, but Aiden had handmade invites for his first birthday and now that I think about it a homemade cake. I guess I better get thinking about Owen's cake. I printed a picture of him that slips into a pocket along with the party details. I used Cosmo Cricket's new Lil' Man collection. I loved the mix of vibrant colors along with some muted colors also.
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One of my favorite embellishments are buttons. A while ago my Grandma gave me a tin full of buttons that she has saved through the years. I'm always finding a new button I've never seen before while digging through the tin. I love using them on layouts and cards because they are a little something extra special than just a store bought button. What are some of your favorite embellishments?
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Little Late...

A dear friend of mine had her third son back in March and I finally got around to finishing a gift to send her. The heart is drawn freehand, I used Cosmo Cricket's new Lil' Man Collection along with some vintage buttons I had. I then framed it in a simple black frame.
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Pansy Pots

The snow has all melted, the sun is shining and we hit 70 degrees today! I've been itching to get outside and get some yard work done. The boys and I took a trip to and picked up some pansies and a few pots. We made a little pot sculpture for our pansies using a piece of pipe and large pot I already had. I can't wait to see how it looks when the pansies fill out!
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Featured Scrapper

I was honored to be asked to be the featured Scrapper over at Feeling Scrappy. I've taken three classes so far and I'm excited to be the guest designer for May and June's classes. I have loved discovering my own scrapping style through the classes I have taken. If you get a chance please check Feeling Scrappy.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Small Steps....

Life seems to always be crazy! Working three days a week and then trying to keep my head afloat at home the other days I'm home is sometimes hard. A while back I made this dry erase meal planner. I "try" to plan our meals a week in advance so there isn't any last minute digging, trying to throw something together. Another advantage is that my husband works with in walking distance from our house and comes home everyday at lunch to let the dog out, so if it's a day I'm at work and forgot to pull something out he can just check the board and pull something out. I'm hoping these small steps will make life much easier!
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sketchapalooza 3

Sketchapalooza 3 just wrapped up over at Feeling Scrappy and I thought I would share some of my layouts. I LOVE the sketch classes over there, they inspire me so much. Thanks to all the wonderful design team members for doing another fantastic job!
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