Saturday, June 30, 2012

June exchange card #3

I saw this in a magazine and thought it was fairly simple but cute.  AND it helped me use up some alphabets.  The theme was "tag it"...and I thought the tag was cute.  The pink and orange paper was already polka dotted, but I didn't have any brown for the band-aid.  I just ran it through my polka dot embossing folder, sanded it...worked great.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

June exchange card #2

I believe that I shared before how I made these flowers out of coffee filters.  I bought 2 packages and couldn't believe how many I got.  I haven't even used half of the first package.  I loved how they turned out though.  For the card, I used a collection of paper that all matched and made tags to go across the bottom.  Then added the flower.  I really liked how it turned out.
We got the horses shoed tonight finally.  We started about five weeks ago.  The guy showed up to Vern's and did the two out there, and then we could never get him here to do these three.  Last week I finally called someone else and he came tonight.  It took him about 2-1/2 hours to get them finished.  Scout was the worst.  Just didn't want him handling his feet, and I think part of it was how broken they had gotten and sore.  But, they are finally done.  We won't let them go like that again.
I started the water on the hay while Jeff helped Chet with the horses.  I only had a few lines that had come undone, so it wasn't too bad.
One more day of work this week. Yeah!  Looking forward to a little relaxation and fun.

June exchange card #1

The June theme was "tag it".  I had alot of fun making these cards.  I loved this paper when I bought it, and wanted to make birthday cards with it.  They turned out okay.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Last of ribbon flowers...I think

I bought a flower made like this at Girlfriend's in Twin, and I was fairly happy with how these turned out.  It was a little more difficult than I thought.  But, I loved all the flowers I made, and was excited to learn some new technique's along the way.
When I get the flowers from the other ladies, I'll share those too.
Tomorrow though, I'll share my June exchange cards....

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

#2 ribbon flowers

These were quite simple also.  You take a length of ribbons (about 9") and sew in arcs along it.  Then draw it up, which makes petals.  Put something in the middle to cover your're finished.  Pretty easy-peasy. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

On to Ribbon Flowers

These were made from gathering fairly thin ribbon into a circle and then just adding a pearl in the center.  Very simple.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fabric flowers

I thought these turned out pretty cute...just because the fabric was so cute.  It had little flowers all over it.  Just cirles of the fabric and netting, folded in fourths and then glued to a base.  I bought one like this in Boise just so I could figure out how to make it.  I had sooo much fun making these fabric flowers.
Yesterday I went to a Stapelman family reunion in Burley.  Mother, Margene and I were the only ones to go, but I sure wish my kids had gone.  There were people there from Arkansas, Arizonia, Oregon, Washington, California....I was totally amazed at how many came.  I didn't know too many of them really.  I knew the older three sisters, but none of the younger generation basically.  It was nice to meet some of them.  Someone had brought a photo of the great-grandfather and grandmother.  My grandfather is a young man in the photo.  It's amazing how large families become in such a short time.  Loved the photos though.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

More fabric flowers

This is the first time I had really made these flowers, even though we used them for hair clips when we did the Christmas Council thing.  I was busy making other things, and never did get to do these.  I thought they were way cute though.  I think I should have found out how to do them for sure though, because I didn't think mine turned out as well as they should have.  Maybe next time.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fabric flowers #2

These were sort of fun.  You cut circles of satin and lace, and then fold them in half a couple of times.  Glue them to a base, and then I sewed around a circle and drew it up to make the center.  Add some "bling" and it's finished.  I thought it would be really pretty on a headband for a little girl or something.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Flowers, flowers, flowers

I made these flowers out of canvas.  I die cut them with the Tim Holtz tattered flower form, then stacked some netting and burlap between to give them depth.  I also used a stamp on the canvas.  They were okay...not terrific, but not totally gross either.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Paper flowers

This was the first paper flower I made.  I stamped it and then used my stylus on a foam pad to shape it.  Then stacked up a couple with a center and then a button.  I didn't think it turned out too bad actually.  And it was a size you could use on a card on scrapbooking.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Flower exchange

Robin asked me if I would be part of a flower exchange...of course, I was excited about doing it.  She said there would only be four of us, so it wouldn't take a ton of time.  We were to make paper flowers, ribbon flowers, and fabric flowers.  Four different ones, of each texture.  I was so excited that I think  may have gotten a "little" carried away.
This was one set of my paper flowers.  They are all made from Cupcake liners.  I loved how they turned out, and I was even able to color co-ordinate them.  Hope the ladies liked them.  I'll be sharing more of them over the next few days.

Friday, June 15, 2012


Most of you who have been to my "scrapbook room", know that it was a little messy.  It always seemed like there were stacks of things everywhere.  Recently, Katie closed the Scrapbook Cottage in Burley, and said she was getting rid of some racks.  I bought five and decided to take down my cubes, reorganize the room, and make it more presentable.  Little did I know just what a huge job that was going to be. 
After taking everything out of the cubes, I couldn't even find a place to put my feet to walk through.  It was a maze.  Jeff came in and told me he was going to order one of those "bags" that they have for people that remodel.  Holds 3300# and they come and pick it up for you.  He said the room looked like a bomb had gone off....I told him it wasn't funny, BUT I was laughing because it really did.

 Three of the racks I purchased were black, and I was able to stack them up.  It goes nearly to my ceiling.  I started with cardstock, and tried to sort by shade, and then dark to light.  Of course, that took forever.  And the mess just kept growing as I spread everything out. 

Yes...I think I might have a wee bit too much paper.  Ya think? can never have to much paper.

To spare time and space, we're jumping to the finished thing.  I actually got so tired of sorting that I sort of wimped out and just started putting patterned paper in the rack.  But, it does look nice.  Then, I ended up putting up a cube rack to hold cards, flowers, etc.  I really need another one, but then I didn't really accomplish much.  So I've gone through magazines and books and sent a big box off to a niece.  I'm going through more and purging.  I want to start using up more things instead of hording them...thinking I just can't part of it.  So, I have made a start at least.
Now you know why I haven't been posting for awhile...I couldn't find the computer!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

May exchange card #4

I know it's been quite awhile since I posted, but I finally found time to sit down and upload some photos.  This was the last exchange card I made for might remember the theme was beautiful backgrounds.  I had gotten an exchange card a year or so ago that used this stamp and I really liked it, so decided I would try my hand at using it.  I quite liked how it turned out.
I'll try to share some photos of why I've been preoccupied and didn't have time to post lately., sorting, purging, cleaning, moving,etc.etc.etc.  You'll be amazed.