Friday, February 25, 2011

The Month is Over

Wow, I can't believe it! This month went by so fast, I blinked and it was gone. While I am happy that it means winter is zipping by I can't help but be bothered by the fact that it also means my life is zipping by as well. I need to slow time down but I don't know how so instead I have to live every minute to it's fullest.

I have finished all the sketches for the "Love, Love Me Do!" Sketch Crop over at Scrapbook Heaven. I also finished the February 19th saturday sketch challenge over at WeScrap. Yesterday and today I have been making flowers. I am quite happy at the way they turned out too. (patting myself on the back) First I followed the tutorials the way they were and then I tried them in different ways. I tried them with UTEE, I tried them with Making Memories glaze and I tried them with glitter. I used a bunch of different tutorials, all from YouTube. Just go to YouTube and type flowers in the search box and you will find a whole whack of them.

Okay so on with the sketches. The first one:Sketch #6, Marcias challenge to use paper tearing and bling.
Here is the sketch:

For this one I used Cosmos Cricket Mitten weather paper, dollar store bling and unknown ribbon.

The next one was Sketch #8 {Michelle: Favorite Things..

I used Magic Mesh, bazzil cardstock, unknown Ribbon,Flowers are BG and Prima,Stickers from the Phrase Cafe, and the stamp from See Ds. Punch used was Fiskars.

The sketch for saturday february 19th at WeScrap was:

I used Moxxie papers for this layout. I have had them since the first day I started scrapping. Faces are blurred because they are friends of my grandkids.

On to my flowers. Oh my gosh I had so much fun making those babies. I had glue all over my fingers and table. I had glitter everywhere.. good thing I picked up one of those tray thingies with the funnel on them, gosh they work great. I had just picked up a new pack of paint brushes at the dollar store too so it was good timing as I needed them to apply the glue for the glitter.
First ones I made were some mini rosettes. These are a RAK for the winner of my challenge over at Sisterhood Of Scrap. Very easy to make but a bit tedious. I didn't have the design for the leaves at the base that she used so I just used a star, think it works just as good.

I liked them so much I decided to make some for myself. I decided to try some UTEE on them to see if it would work.. it didn't. The dark blue one was the one I tried that on. Then I discovered I had Making Memories speciality glaze glitter, aha, says I to myself.. bet that will work. So I painted each petal with it and let it dry and then shaped the flowers and it worked like a charm. This is what they turned out like.

Next I tried my hand at some ribbon flowers, these were extremely easy to make but I didn't have much lace. I am definitely going to be making more of these trying different ribbons.

I had seen these pleated flowers several times and fell in love with them, I tried to make them but could never get them to work out. I also tried one of the tutorials that I found but it didn't work either. I found another tutorial today and it had the key to success LOL glue the ends before you glue it to the circle.. works like a charm and easy to make. I just wish I had more edge punches.

I loved the scrunched flowers made by wetting them and scrunching them up like spit balls. I wondered how they would be if you used different petal patterns to make them, so I decided to try it for myself and see. I loved the results. The first one I used a weird design pattern that I downloaded as an SVG file. The second one I used a nine petal flower design.

One of the girls over at SOS posted a layout on which she had used rolled roses and oh my goodness they were so beautiful I just had to try to make some of them. Well I made a couple but they just were not turning out right, so off to YouTube I headed and sure enough, I found a tutorial for them.. didn't take me long to get it right. :) I guess I am one of those gotta see it to get it kinda girls. LOL

I don't know why that first one is showing as brown when it really is a peachy colour.

Gotta work tomorrow so I better get my buns in the bed. Have a good night.


Wanita said...

Jackie your flowers are gorgeous!

regulargal said...

Time is flying - but as scrappers we are doing something wonderful - we are preserving the time and moments in our pages!
Lovely flowers. The rolled ones are so popular now, you did a great job making them.
Thanks for your comment on my school-related post. I'm finding school can be heartbreaking. I think I have figured out why my girlie has been struggling - turns out it might all be due to some minor social issues (this one won't hug her anymore, this other one won't play with her anymore) that she thinks are huge!
Have a good weekend (we're having another storm here!).

melody said...

awesome los chickie ~ and WHOA ~ LOVE LOVE LOVE THOSE FLOWERS...especially the ribbon ones ~ so so scrumptious!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Jackie you rock the roses girl. Wow! How have you been? I can't remember the last time we were in touch! It has been ages that is for sure. I checked your blog a very long time ago, maybe 2 years ago and blogger said there was an error. So I am not sure what happened, if you were having a break or not, but I am sure happy to have found you again. Your blog is loaded with inspiration. Your creativity as grown beyond measure. So happy to see that you are are on some design teams too. Good for you. The last time we were in touch you were on Deanne's design team. You are a wanted lady! Great on the teams who get you and your beautiful work.
Take a pop over to for a visit any time. Big Hugs.