Saturday, September 24, 2011

Flower Ball

This is my first attempt at a flower ball making the roses from the new Cricut cartridge from Close to my Heart, Art Philosophy.  I used 2, 12X12 pieces of cardstock.  My first flowers are a little too tight, as with practice they loosened up.  I cut the roses at 3, 2.5 and 2 inches.  I got the pearl pins at Michaels.  I know that I saw something like this but I can't locate where. 
If you haven't been to Mandy Leany's blog lately, she has a tutorial on how to make the roses.  Her blog is My Passion for Scrapbooking, she does awesome work.  I want to be her when I grow up. I don't know how to include a link so try to google it or look up my last e-mail. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My first post ever

I wanted to start my blog for everyone to see my creations. I have had many requests to have the Sonoma 6 page workshops posted.  So here we ggggoooo.
This is the first layout which is in your Close to my heart guide. You may notice that I changed the layout of the pictures.  I included 4X6 pictures rather than what the directions called for. I think this looks just as good.  You can't tell, but the pansy purple flowers are curled up on the ends.  The ribon is not CTMH.  It is heated ever slightly with your heating tool, which gives it a kinky wild look. 

This is the second layout that is in your guide also. 

 This layout is in the Magic book PP.70.  I have always wanted to creat this layout, but the picture on the left page always freeked me out.  Then I figured that two 4X6 pictures trimmed by half inch 
                                                                         which works just fine.    

As you know I have been heating up the Cricut machine big time. The Close to my Heart Art Philosphy Cricut cartridge gives you 6 3-D flowers.  There are many other 3-D projects also, like this pillow box that I made into a Christmas sachett (sp?). I was thinking that you could use this pillow box for many different things like, gift box and gift card holder.  I'm sure you can think of many more ideas.  Look at the pretty pink roses on the black picture frame.