Monday, February 25, 2013

Out of your Box challenge on Scrappy Diva's

Hello Everyone I know its been a while sense I blogged. Mostly because of my health. I will try to get caught up with all my past projects. Life as thrown a lot at me lately and I am trying to catch the balls one at a time and deal with them as the come. But as you know it life does not like to toss you one problem at a time. Anyways to take my mind off the avalanche of hard hits I joined a challenge at Scrappy Divas.

So the challenge is to actually challenge your self and your partner to a project you have been wanting to try. Now there are tons and tons of projects I have yet to try. But for some reason altering boxes and using flowers intimidates me. Actually anything that requires layering and using lots of embellishments intimidates me. Why? Because of my OCD and wanting things seam line and perfect. If I have two of something on one side there has to be two of something on the other. I get frustrated when I see to much going on in one area and overwhelmed when a lot is on the project. Its very much a mind over load for me. Its very hard to explain. I am very much a visual person, but things need to be in order for me for my mind to function. I call this my Autism trait. I got tons of them ;o)

Anyway I did create one altered box before this project. Here it is... As you can see it's very seam line, its not super busy at all. On either side of the dye cut in the middle there is a spray of flowers. But as you can tell there is an equal number of flowers on each side and the spray is pretty much the same. The pearls down the sides are even the flowers on the top have a pattern as well as the pearls. The top center flower is a flower I made using box pleated trim and it is actually used as a handle to open the box. I will be keeping my scentsy Bars in this. Its a fairly large box. Ok so you can see there is no layering, its pretty simple, yet its pretty. I love it actually. But its not out of my comfort zone just yet. Most of my Altered projects are not out of my comfort zone. I can tell you this challenge for me to beat my OCD tendencies will be very hard for me.

Ok so here is a picture of the box I will be altering for the challenge. As you can see its a smaller box. Yup did that on purpose. Figured if I can start small on using lots of embellishments and going out side my comfort zone it will be easier. This is just a box my new cell phone came from. I dont plan on returning it so I am going to use it. Plus I just like the style of the box and it can hold still a lot so it will be perfect for this challenge.

Not sure if this will turn into a swap yet. Still waiting on my partner for the challenge to see if that is something they want to do.

Ok ladies so wish me luck that I can get all fancy and use embellishments without worrying if there are equal numbers, and yadda yadda yadda. Ok so I will do another blog soon with the finished project. I have two weeks to complete this bad boy.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lace flowers

So I have been having fun making some lace flowers. Here is the tutorial on youtube that I posted for them. One is done by a running stitch the other one is a No Sew Lace Flower. They are super easy and super fun to make.

I am thinking about making a bunch of them to sale as well. Hence thinking about it. They will be hard to give up as I like to make them so much and they are perfect for my craft projects.

However, a lot of my projects I put up for sale. So I guess in the end they would get sold. hee hee

So here are a few pictures of the lace flowers I have made. I hope you enjoy watching the tutorial and making some for your self as well.

These are the first lace flowers I made. Except for one. The first one on this picture is a flower made of burlap. Which was fun to make as well. And I have already used that one on a project.

This one is actually a No Sew flower. The youtube video I have put up shows you how to make this. The center is a cute vintage button. I want to make some more of these. But I need to go to SAS to get some more pleated lace. Pleated lace is perfect for this no sew lace flower.

This one is made using the running stitch. The white lace I love. Its a very stretch lace and its perfect to work with. I actually used for the center of the white flower another running stitch lace flower I made. I thought it went well together. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

DIY Paper Carnation Flowers

So I have had a few requests to put up a tutorial on my Flowers I make. Here is a video tutorial on my Paper Carnation flowers.
Here are the supplies you will need.

Scallop Punch
Small Brads
Card stock
Glitter Glue

Watch the video for details on how to make these.

Here is a picture of the finished flowers you will have.

Enjoy Making them!!!!!

DayBook Swap

Hi guys... Sorry its been a while since I have blogged lately. Health issues have been horrid. Between IVIG for my MS and then my Asthma acting up. Seems like I can't stay ahead of the game. I still have tons of appointments coming up. So here it goes. Signed up for a Daybook swap off of Scrappy Diva's on Facebook. You can find the group by clicking HERE

My partner happens to be a Facebook friend as well as local in Maricopa. So that is kind of cool. Saves on shipping cost. hee hee. So here is a picture of the Daybook I created for her. I hope she likes it. I know I do and I enjoy making them as well. They are so much fun. Facebook Friend Mimi Dibble who is on Scrappy Diva's as well does these challenges and swaps for the Daybooks. She is a Daybook pro her self.

Here is a youtube video I put up of the daybook as well. Remember to subscribe to my youtube videos.
I hope you enjoy and like the daybook. Remember to also follow my Blog.

Talk to you all later.