Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Folded Flower Tutorial

Aug 31: Mom and I are taking a little break today. I had to stay home while Mom went for her physical therapy this morning. I have to say that I was really happy when she got home, We got to go out on the deck and enjoy the nice weather.

Every now and then Mom is going to do some tutorial of things that you may find of interest. She will tag them with ‘Tutorial’ to make it easier for you to find.

For the first tutorial/Pictorial Mom thought that you all would like one of the Folded Flower she had on the card she posted yesterday. Mom learned this technique from the folks at  Clipper Street Scrapbooking – Moms favorite scrapbook store when she visits Marnie in British Columbia.

Fancy Folded Flower

Here is the completed flower on a card.


Let’s get started.

First you will need to punch out five (5) scalloped circles of double sided paper. The ones I have used are approximately 1 ½” wide. Feel free to use a punch or any of the nesting scalloped circles.


One (1) will be the base and we will fold the other four (4) to make the flower.

Fold the circle in half and then in half again. I like to fold again into a quarter to give the folds a good crease.


Holding the circle like a little bowl, matching up two (2) of the fold lines, fold one side in, creating a new crease line at the center. Repeat this process for the other side. Now you will have a little clam shell. (Hint: when you are holding the circle like a bowl, you can actually push both sides in at once)


Fold down one scalloped edge. You can now see a petal forming!


Now repeat the process three (3) more times until you end up with one (1) circle and four (4) petals.

To assemble the flower, use your favorite adhesive to cover the base of the scalloped circle. I have used Swookwang tape on my circle. Start placing each petal, pushing each one close to the ones already adhered. (Hint: you may find it easier to use your favorite liquid glue – makes it easier to move the petals around and line up)

For the center of the flower, I have used a large gem from my IRock collection, but you can use a brad or other embellishment of your choice.


The flower is now ready to be placed on a card.


Hope you enjoyed Mom’s first tutorial/pictorial. Check back to see what Mom and I have been up to!

Take care.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mom sure has been BUSY……

Aug 30: Every time I lifted my head from my bed over the last couple of days Mom has been heading to her studio to work on some projects for Susan over at Scrapy Land.  Mom says there are some exciting things coming to Scrapy Land over the next week or so and she wants you all to keep an eye on their Blog.

Anyway, Mom does have a card that she would like to share with you all. This is one of the projects she submitted when applying for a Design Team position. Hope you like it.


Some of the products Mom used are:
Scallop Circle – punch – approx. 1.5” (Mom says you can also use a Nesting scallop die)
Scrapy Land Exclusive Cornered Circle
Scrapy Crafts Tickled Pink font
EK Success Edge Scallop Punch
IRock Tool and Bling

If you’d like to see a video on how to make the folded flower, check out the one Susan has done over on the Stampy Land blog.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out Mom’s card. Stop by again soon to see what she is up to next!

Take care

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Introductions are Made!

Aug 18 – Susan has made the final introductions for the current Scrapy Land Design team. See what kind words she hade to say about my Mom.


Pat was home when Mom was working in her studio creating her fun submissions, so I stayed with her and we even went out to the pool. It was pretty hot out by the pool, so we didn’t stay out to long.


Mom had fun working on this cute card. She placed all the clothes on the clear stamp so she could get the right arc for the hanging clothes. Then Mom stamped out the clothes again on cute pattern paper, cut them out and used foam tape to pop them up over the stamped images. Before adding the layered clothes, she stamped the clothes pins and saying.


One of the next projects she sent to Susan was a mini card/album made from A2 size envelopes. Mom says this could be a fun quick project that can be used for any occasion. Susan may do this as a LIVE show, so keep an eye on the Scrapy Land blog– then the cover will be revealed!

Thanks for taking the time to drop by and come back soon as Mom will have more fun things to show you.

Take care

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tiny Treasures

Aug 16: Pat is going to a baby shower for 2 folks at work tomorrow. Pat and Mom were out shopping on Sunday (I had to stay home) for some really cute baby clothes, they did pick up some cards, but to tell the truth they didn’t think they were worth the $8.00 (that would buy a lot of cookies) and Pat likes Mom’s handmade cards, she thinks it adds a personal touch to any gift.

I’m just to tired to go to Mom’s studio today, so I think I will just stay downstairs and guard the house! Mom was upstairs awhile this morning and I was sure glad when she finally came downstairs and kept me company (I love sitting on her lap).

Mom elected to keep it simple. She made little 3x3 gift cards to go along with Pat’s shower gifts.


Mom used a cute little Giraffe stamp from Hero Arts for both cards.Can you tell one is for a boy and the other is for a girl!

Because they are colored with Copics, Mom used Momento Black Tuxedo ink stamped on Neenah paper. Once Mom finished coloring the Giraffe she used a Scrapy Land nesting die called Wavy Squares to cut out the image. After embossing the cut out, Mom used Foam tape to pop it up on the card.

Oh, I almost forgot, the ‘congratulations’ sentiment is a rub-on from Pebbles. The Copics Mom used were: Y02, Y00, Y28 and RV34 (and a green for the grass – she forgot to tell me the number)

Hope you liked Mom’s little gift card.

Take care.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pink and Green Challenge

I followed Mom upstairs this morning and kept her company while she made a card for the Stampy Land Pink and Green challenge. We haven’t been in the studio in awhile, but that’s okay.


Let me tell you about this card, she used one of the Clear Stamp Sets from Lawn Fawn Cruising Through Life. Mom used her Copic Ciao markers to color the bicycle and Flower Soft for flowers in the basket to add some texture to the card. For some  fun sparkle she used a Black Atyou Spica pen for the seat and handles.

I reminded Mom to write down the colors she used on the card: Rv95, E31, E33, C1, C3, C5

Mom broke out Glossy Accents and covered all the pink areas of the bicycle, although not sure it shows up that well in the photo (remember you can double-click on the picture to make it larger you may be able to see it).

Well that’s all from the Luv2Cr8 studio today. Check back, Mom is helping Pat out. Pat needs 2 baby shower cards.

Take care.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Meet Mom’s Friend Gail

Aug 11: Mom and I are so excited for Gail to be a part of the Scrapy Land Design Team again this year. Mom is a really big fan of her work and just loves her new picture.

If you have a moment, you could pop over to the Scrapy Land Blog and see what Susan had to say about our friend Gail.

Take care

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Have a Ball!

August 4: Mom’s friend Gail just completed a really cool card and it featured on the Scrapy Land blog!


I love what she did using the beach ball 2x2 die from Lifestyle Crafts.

Take care

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Having Fun in the Sun

August 3: My job when Mom is in the pool is to be the guard dog. Mom counts on me to keep her safe while she walks in the pool and does a little swimming.


Don’t I look like a good guard! Mom trusts me to do a great job! (I’m sure Mom will scrap this picture of me!) We do try to swim early in the day before it gets to hot for us both.

Take care.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mom did it Again!

August 2 – Sorry I have been absent for a really long time, but I’m back now.

Mom’s term as a member of the Scrapy Land Design Team 2 was up on July 31st. The great news is that she has been selected to be a part of the new arm of the Scrapy Land Design Team call “The Few”. This arm of the Design Team has 5 other very talented scrappers that Mom will be working with. Mom tells me  she is looking for her 6 month term. Mom was thrilled for her friend Gail, who made the Scrapy Land Design Team 3.

Over the past year Mom and I have spent some fun time in her Studio. Pat put together shelves for storage of all Mom’s stuff! She helped Mom put up magnetic sheets to store the cookie cutter dies from Lifestyle Crafts and Spellbinders. All this sure helped Mom in organizing her Studio. Which made it really nice to have Mom’s friend Marnie play with us in the Studio!


This is a view from Mom’s desk – Pat set the table up to be Marnie’s work space. It turned out to be a great work space and Marnie was comfortable enough to go upstairs and play anytime she wanted. Marnie took this picture with her new Sony Cyber Shot camera that can take panorama shots! Mom thinks she may keep the table up for her friend Gail to come and play with her.

I will be back soon to share Mom’s entries with you and more pictures of Mom’s Studio.

Take care.