Handmade Roses

 I love flowers.  Paper, real, silk, photographs - you name it I love it when it comes to flowers.  I spend hours going through my garden books just admiring how God made so much beauty in such a small package know as an individual flower. 
One of my most cherished possessions is a glass dome filled with roses made from soap.  My sister gave it to me for my birthday many years ago.  Here are some pictures:

They are so realistic and smell just like American Beauty roses.  Which is nice, but the dome allows me to keep them, because the scents from most flowers send me into migraine headaches.  So, I don't grow many flowers or herbs for that matter.  But I still love them!

I've been experimenting with new techniques lately. I found a video that showed how to make paper roses with just a scallop punch, water, card stock and a brad.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjsOonwEtJQ&feature=related  Thank you Lisa.  Here are my creations, not anywhere close to as beautiful as the soap or those in real life, but I'm pretty happy with them:

 The baby is with a 1" scalloped circle punch.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.


Cricut Card Monday #6

Potted Sunflowers -   This version of the Cricut Card cuts was a basic A2 card cut from page 28 of A Child Year.  I used actual size and my Gypsy to cut the base of the card at 4.25" by 11".

The card stock and papers are from the 6" 12" stacks of Cricut paper.  I used a MS Border punch to accent the green center panel.  The flower pot, sunflowers, and garden tools are cut from A Walk In My Garden cartridge.  I used the Cuttlebug to distress the pot and "gripper dots" to the handles of the garden tools.
Here are closeups and details:

Here is the inside of the card:

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.


All Occasion Cards

I'm trying to get into Spring being three weeks away! At least according to the calendar.  I found some absolutely beautiful iris, hydrangea, and lilac flowers by K & Company at JoAnns.  This is what they inspired:

The Butterfly Card:
Aqua and lavender card stock ran through a Sizzix folder.  The aqua is debossed and the lavender embossed. I used an EK Success border punch for both the border and the cutouts for the corners.  The butterfly and flowers are from the K & Company flower dimensional package.
A closeup of the details and the inside of this card:
 I used the aqua and plain white card stock for the inside of the card.  Just one flower highlights the corner.

The Dragonfly Card:
A pale and a dark lavender along with white card stock,  I used the EK Success Braid Border punch on both card stocks to add some interest to the bottom of the card.  Both the dragon fly and the hydrangeas are from the K & Company dimensional package.  Some white crochet cotton is wrapped around the center dark lavender strip, and a few gold gems to add some sparkle.
A closeup of the details and the inside of this card:

I chose not to add greetings at this point since they are suitable for many occasions.