Friday, September 14, 2012

Scallop Dot Ribbon Flowers

Today I have a quick tutorial for you, for ribbon flowers! 

Here is a sample flower in more mustard (sorry my lighting was not the greatest) 

 They are very quick and easy to make using the Scallop Dots ribbon! It is found on page 172 of the catalog.  It costs just $10.95 for a ten yard spool,  and comes in a wide array of colors.

The holes are already in the ribbon, all you have to do is grab a needle and thread and in seconds you will have awesome ribbon flowers.

1.  Start with a 3-4" length of the dotted scallop ribbon. Using sturdy thread sew a running stitch in and out of every hole along one edge.

2.  Sew a running stitch in and out of every hole along one edge as shown in the picture above. 

3.  Pull tight, take a couple of stitches back at the beginning, and knot.

4.  Now cut the thread, or if you wish, you can stitch the raw edges together.  I have also used a glue dot to hold the rough edges together. 

Try it girls!  You are going to love these little flowers!  All it takes is a couple of glue dots to attach these to your card or scrapbook page!

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I recently held a BFF Class- Bring a Friend for FREE!

The girls got to make one scrapbook page and two cards. This was a great way to try out card making and scrapbooking to see if you liked it.

Well it was a hit!

Here is the scrapbook page we made:

The background is real red and the mats and letters are tempting turquoise.  The stamp sets World Treasures was used for the peacock image which was heat embossed in black and then colored with Stampin Write markers.  The flowers were finished with brads for the centers and a pretty butterfly was added and blinged up!  I also used the retired photo corner punch.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September 2012 Scrapbooking part three.....

This is our third and final page for September Scrapbooking class.

It features garden green cardstock for the background.  Next I took daffodil delight cardstock and sponged it with cherry cobbler, cajun craze and always artichoke ink.  Next I took the craft core early expresso paper and ran it through the big shot with the tree embossing folder. Then I sanded it with the sanding block. I attached two pieces together to form the trunk of the tree and attached it.  Next I used a chocolate chip marker and drew some branches.  I used Autumnfest stamp set and Leaves#2 die to create the leaves.

This was a really fun page to create.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 2012 Scrapbooking Class part two.....

This is the second of three pages we made during September Scrapbooking class.

This page features letters cut out on the cricut.  Also we used assorted Stampin Up! punches and stamps.

The title, embellishments and some of the mats were created using Poppy Parade cardstock.  The background cardstock is garden green.  Fine strips of cardstock creates the border at the top of the page that resembles ribbon.

This page tells the story about our August 2012 free crop.  My husband was out in the garage working while the girls and I were having a super fun day.  Hayley had brought "fairy cakes"- they are chocolate cupcakes with white icing piped in the top and then two little wings made of cake are attached to the icing.

The photo of my hubby shows him getting caught with his hand in the fairy cake jar-poor guy, I don't bake since all the kids have gone.....

Come back tomorrow for our final page- it is a real beauty!

Monday, September 10, 2012

September 2012 Scrapbooking Class part one.....

This first page features a photo of my two handsome sons taken about 5 1/2 years ago.  My youngest son was living in St Anne and my oldest son was visiting from New Brunswick.

To create this page I stamped the greeting with alphabet stamps.
Next I sponged the background piece with chocolate chip ink before stamping it with the more mustard ink using the sunflower stamp. I matted the photo and journalling card on soft suede cardstock.

This page shows that flowers can be used on male pages, quite effectively.

Come back tomorrow for page two......

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sketches for week of Sept 9, 2012

Hello Ladies!

Here are your weekly inspiration sketches for the week of Sept 9, 2012....remember to share your work....we love to inspire others!