Sunday, March 21, 2010

I have been looking for new techniques all over the web these days and last week I found the perfect tutorial on how to make spiral flowers. I had seen some of these on LO's recently and I couldn't wait to find out how to make my own! The video is here on You Tube: Spiral Flower Video.
There are many more videos and how-to's on the web showing you how to make these but this was the most helpful tutorial for me to follow and really understand the process.

Last night I made a LO with these spiral flowers. I cut the circles out with my cricut and then rolled up the spirals I had cut out. I did let them spring back out a little to make a more relaxed flower before I glued them to the bottom of the spiral. Here is the LO and some close-ups of the flowers:

Another technique that I have been intrigued by is punching out a shape and lifting the LO above another piece of cardstock to create a recessed area to hold embellishments. I chose to do that in this LO also and I am very pleased with the results. It is hard to show in a picture, but it makes the embellishments stand out just a little bit more. This LO was made using part of my March kit from The Scrap Room and a sketch challenge posted there.

Any new techniques that you are interested in and hoping to give a try?

First Wedding Album Page!

Finally got around to working on the first page to my wedding album. Since we have been married for one and a half years already, I thought it was about time!! I recently went to a new LSS and loaded up on embellishments. It was so much fun to play with them and group them that I had a blast working on this page. I think it is a great page to set the tone for our wedding album.

Tonight I have been working on a page about our first place. One of the kits from The Scrap Room this month was just perfect for it! Will have to share later!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Can't believe it's March already!! I am so looking forward to warmer days and NO SNOW! Until then, I will have to spend my dark New England nights scrappin' away! Here is a LO that I completed for my Dad's 65th birthday...eeks! I saw the Feb. challenge over at Scrap A Little to include a number on a birthday LO and thought this was the perfect way to showcase his big day. By the way...he's a Valentine's Day Baby! We were definitely the only people in the restaurant with a big party and celebrating a birthday! I chose to include the number in the bottom right hand corner so my dad wouldn't have a heart attack when he saw the LO! Also, the pic in the middle of the three is a picture that my little brother drew for him since he forgot a card. It also highlights the number 65, so I didn't want to go overboard. :o)

Thanks for looking and have a great night! Off to do some more scrappin'!