Friday, February 1, 2013

Confessions of a Flower Junkie

Hi my name is Lori and yes, I am a flower junkie. LOL, I say this because flowers are my latest addiction.  I'm having so much fun creating flowers as of late.  I love to see what kind of flower I can make and what dies I can use to do it.  The good news is I'm set with my Cheery Lynn Dies, that's for sure.

Today I made Poppies.  Poppies are actually my favorite flowers.  They are so rich and stunning with their colors yet are so delicate, almost fragile with their petals, lovely, just lovely.

In talking about being creative with the dies, can you believe I actually used one of our newest tags to help create the center of the flowers?  Yeap,  the Tags 3 made the perfect green dome for the center of my flowers. 

I look forward to sharing with you in coming weeks some of the other flowers I've created.  I know you're going to love them. 

Here is my recipe for this card, so you can start making your own poppies.  


Thursday, January 31, 2013

First Grade with Class Act

It's hard to believe this is actually a 1st grade picture of my little boy....he looks so big in it, especially considering he's was only six.  The Class Act collection is one of several featured / new this month from KaiserCraft.  It's super cute with still that vintage feel that KaiserCraft is so superb at.

 I took some of KaiserCraft's wooden flourishes and created enameled charms for my layout...don't they look cute, dangling off the title?

I created a small mini book for the front of my layout that holds additional journaling.

Finally, just because I love them I had to throw a simple banner along the top.  I love KaiserCrafts new wooden letter (GRADE)...they are so delicate but sturdy to hold up to some embellishing (ex: heat embossing).

I'll see you tomorrow with a beautiful project for Cbeery Lynn.  Have a safe and crafty day!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pampered Chef To Go !

 Who doesn't love Pampered Chef? really makes cooking fun, easy and certainly tasty.  I'm hosting a Mexican Cooking Class and would love to have you join us.  Just email me and I"ll be happy to send you out directions,date and time :

Live to far away but want to join in?  CLICK HERE and you can go shopping online and have things shipped right to your door.

You'll love the potato chip maker...check it out on the bottom of page 34.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cascading Card Tutorial

This is such a simple card tutorial that will make your cards look like a show stopper.  I love the dimension that is achieved with this design.  Let’s look at how to create this beautiful  Cascading Card.

Step One: Cut card stock  8 x 10 ½”.  Laying the card stock long ways, mark a dot at the 2 ½ “ down from the top and rotate paper to do on the opposite side.  This will create a slanting line. 

Step Two: Line your marked dots up and cut to form as shown in the picture.

Step Three: Score at 1 ¾ “ , 3 ½”,  5 ¼”, 7”, and 8 ¾”.  Do this on both sections of paper.  Once you have all the lines scored crease in alternating mountains and valley folds and crease with your Scor-Pal Tool. 

Step Four: Measure down your first score line ( 1 ¾) to 2  ½ “ and on your last score line ( 8 ¾”) measure down  1 ½”.  This will be half way between on both sides.  Cut down from the top to the measured place creating a slit.  You will do this on both pieces however on the second piece instead of cutting from the top down, cut from the bottom up. 

Step Five:  Slide your two pieces together using the slots created.  I glued my flaps together using Scor Pal Tape and so the front and back would layout flat.  Decorate as desired