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Monday, 28 February 2011


I am a huge fan of the flower embellishment. I have purchased tons of them for my scrapbook projects. The funny thing is...once I learned how to make different types of flowers my self, I quit using the bought ones. Then, when I had a baby boy I no longer found very many opportunities to use them on layouts at all. Now I make them for other projects such as journals, decorating, cards, hair clips/bands and on packaging for gifts.

This weeks video is a tutorial on a simple ribbon flower.

Here is what I did with the flowers I made.

And here are some other flowers I made using the same technique. 
You can do the same thing with strips of fabric if you do not 
have the right ribbon for a project.

The teal flower is a strip of satin
with a frayed edge. I like the
way it looks.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


So, when people tell me I am creative I have to reveal my secret.... Inspiration!!! I spend lots of time surfing through online galleries to find ideas for my layouts and crafting craves. The trick is to keep those inspiring finds in a place where you can refer to them later when you need a new idea. Here is a few pics of my Inpiration Journal! 

My Journal
Creating the journal is the best part! This is just a simple composition book from the dollar store. Yes, I sewed the fabric right onto the cover! People are surprised when I insist that my sewing machine went through everything with its normal, every day needle. Then embellish away! Do my embellishments look expensive? Well, check out the video a little ways down to find out :)
I also found a really cool video of an Inspiration Journal by 
K & Company. Click on this link to take a look! Smash

Just in case you were wondering about this butterfly...
It is one of my favorite creations!

You can view all my videos at my Youtube channel by clicking the link below!
This is the
Martha Stewart Crafts Butterfly Stamp 
set that I used.

Butterfly Decor
After I finished the video I was inspired! While it was uploading I did this...

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