28 May, 2009

Bright Sunny Days

I found the instructions for these flowers on the back of the package of one of my Spellbinders dies last week and these are so much fun. The die I used is from the Small Pinking Circles dies. First off you need to cut out cardstock and choose embrodiery thread to use. I used 3 strands for these. 6 strands was too thick. tape the end of the thread to the back and start wrapping. The amount of spikes that you leave in between determines the width of the thread design. Just keep wrapping until all the spikes are covered and you have a great embelishment all by itself. Or you can do a couple sizes and then layer them up with other flower pieces.

I used 2 layers of dimensionals on this top flower so it really sticks up.
2 different sizes of spirellabilities.

Add some Stickels or rhinestones and you have a fun flower.

Because my swimming pool still is not up and running KayLynn is forced to play in a wading pool with a bucket. Does she look like she cares. It is water and it is hot outside. This is the new Basic Grey Lime Rickie paper. It is so bright and colorful I just can't believe it. It is perfect for kids layouts. I hand stitched along the right hand side and used some of the rub ons that you can buy that go with this paper. KayLynn and I also decided that we needed the little stamp set that goes with. No examples here. Love the background cardstock also. This one is embossed with flowers. Here is a close up of the spirellabilities.

More birds and flowers.

And here is the second page. I just love those birds. I also really like my little Coolpix L18. It works so well and it is so nice and compact, and it is red. Look at the way it catches the water and water drops. The background paper is embossed with leaves on this page.

For the flourishes on these pages I used a stitching template and then cut out the shapes. The journaling spot here is a rub on that I bought to go with this set.

I used some more of my new Graphic 45 paper for this. I love the photos here. This was some kind of party at our house, I think I was 2 or 3. And there is my mom (left photo) in her pearls and my sister (right photo) in her pearls, where are mine? This is the first time that I have used the circle format and not mounted it to a 12"x12" piece. I like this and it fits the page protector just fine. I cut out the flower vines and then added flowers that I made using die cuts and I cut out a bunch of the butterflies from one of the pattern papers. The other butterflies are from the dollar store. The lace that surrounds the photo is from my Mother-In-Laws box of linnens that have been stored in a box in the hall closet for years now. I am going to start using these pieces on LO's. They should be enjoyed by all of us.

This is a card I made using my new Queen Kat Mermaid stamps. Is she cool or what? Go check out all the new stamps at http://www.katstamps.com/intro.htm. This is some of the new Cosmo Cricket paper. I have been buying a ton of paper lately. I so need to stop that and get busy making more stuff.

Time to excersize, so I can get into a different size pants. Ha Ha! Day 5 up to 40 minutes today. I hope.

Have a great weekend.


Ann said...

Those flowers are cute. I might have to give them a try.

TLI74/SU Demo said...

Looks great! but too much for me to handle. Kudos to you. :)

Anonymous said...

love the flowers ! i'll try too ! love your style !