Friday, August 31, 2012

Creative Crew Challenges September 2012

I was asked to be part of a SU! Creative Crew Challenge Forum from September through December 2012. So every month I will have at least 4 cards to post for these challenges.

Without further ado, here they are.

Thinking of You Bird and Blooms
Stamps: Language of Friendship, Curly Cute
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink: Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Accessories/Tools: Top Note die, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bird Builder and Boho Blossoms punches, Rhinestone jewels, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

Striped Halloween Booty
Stamps: In Stitches wheel, Bootiful Occasions
Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Black Lace Trim, Black Rhinestone Jewels

Autumn Happiness House and Tree
Stamps: Lean On Me, Thoughts & Prayers, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Pool Party
Ink: Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse, Pool Party
Accessories/Tools: Woodgrain embossing folder, Summer Starfruit stitches ribbon, Natural Designer Buttons, White Gel Pen

Suede Sewn Pin and Card
Paper: Comfort Cafe Dsp, Soft Suede
Accessories/tools: Spice Cake Fabric, Victoria Crochet Trim, Soft Suede Taffeta, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Circle #2 die, sewing machine and embroidery needle and thread.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Paper Orchids

Ok, I finished my paper orchid project for my mom! I have several views here. I will add more to this later but I wanted to share pictures at least. BTW, my mom loved them and these colors are her favorite type!

I used a template I found to create the different petals on the flowers. The template was too big so I had to get creative and shrink it. I found another website with beautiful paper orchids and used those pictures as a guide to coloring and assembling.

Links used for creating my orchids:

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sleep? Who needs sleep when you have orchids?

Ok, not really...a combination of about 7 hours of sleep yesterday and today....however, it seems the mind is most creative when under pressure, and lack of sleep. Lol.

My paper orchids are a combinations of studying the pictures on this site, replicating the designs: and using the template from this blog as a starting base.

The project isn't finished, but I will give you a sneak peek of far:.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Orchids Under Pressure!

I have exactly ONE evening to replicate an orchid like these for my mom's Birthday. Normally I take the paper flower challenges head on....such as 2 Mother's days ago when I made a paper fuschia plant, and the Gerbera Daisies I have made for Church and my Mom (both pictured). I have the stems and floral tape...that was the easy part. But this flower cannot be created with punches and dies. It requires a template, which is completely stumping me for some reason. Wish me luck!

BTW, for your viewing pleasure until I have time to start posting some projects in my new blog, you can look at my old blog and the few things I had posted there several years ago.  Wow my style has changed a lot since then.  Crazy eh?

New Blog, Old Blogger, Fresh Start

Hello Friends! This is technically a new blog, as I am having difficulties transferring from my other Blogger account. This is the address I prefer to use so expect more to come for this blog! Here is a fun card to start.