Tuesday, June 16, 2009


This LO was done with the Swirlydoos Main June kit TIMELESS. I added the butterfly, ribbon,jewelry finds, and rose from my own stash. The design was influenced by Gabriellep, and I love her Iron Maiden butterflies dearly so I tried my hand at making my own using her design. Although I purchased her transparency butterflies and they are so beautiful!! I made the rose from coffee filters and Glimmer mist, You can visit Swirlydoos for the my tutorial. TFL...All papers are My Minds Eye from their Bella Bella collection

Sunday, June 14, 2009


This LO was done with SWIRLYDOOS June main kit "TIMELESS" and the Prima stitched paper add on... I added the beautiful butterfly created by Gabriellep (thanks Gabi!!) that I purchased at her Etsy shop Gabrielles Tiny Treasures. I created the flower vines but used scraps of the stitched Prima paper to create the tiny cabbage rosettes on the vine. I also added the large Prima Flower (my own stash) that is under the large cabbage rose I made. My daughter has big dreams for her future now that she graduated High School. Love her to death!!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Coffee Filter Rose Tutorial

***Product list***
Any thing that will will create 4 different sized hearts. A Cricut, Fiskars templates, free hand, and in my case I used my Sizzix Hearts die, all four on one die plate...It works perfectly. Quick dry glue, Glimmer mist in any color, a hole puncher (the tiny one 1/16), large cone coffee filters, a brad.

Cut out 4 hearts of each of the 4 sizes, and hole punch above the point.

Glimmer mist them lightly, but do not saturate unless you want solid color.
Starting with the smallest heart, start stacking them onto the brad, prong side up, and place a tiny glue dot near the brad so that the hearts are stabilized.
Stack the next 2 sizes. The largest heart is stacked last. This will end up being your bottom layer.
Turn right side up, this is what you have.
Start scrunching up the top layer.
Then take each of the next layers and scrunch up around the top layer.
Open it up and for this one I curled the edges of each petal.
For this one I just crumbled the rose lightly and curled just a few petals.
You can use any kinds of brads, You can cover your brads with stickles, or glitter or seed beads, just about anything. You can ink the edges of the flower, or you can just Glimmer mist the inner side of the petals to give the middles a blush effect. The possibilities are endless. Of course you can add more layers for a fuller rose, or omit the larger hearts for a smaller rose. And you can use cardstock or paper. I will be also be teaching another technique using organza.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Another SWIRLYDOOS design team LO that I did with the wonderful June "TIMELESS" kit. Tim Holtz masks, Prima felt gate, Tattered Angels Gimmer Screens and Glimmer Mist, Websters Pages, Vintage lace...I could go on and on...The kit and the add ons are fantastic!! I am having so much fun with this one. I wish I had more time to scrap. I go through Swirlydoos with drawal when I am at work. I just want to come home and play with all the delish goodies in this months kit!! I love it!!! Go check it out now before they are all gone!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Here are the first 3 LO's done with the June SWIRLYDOOS kit beautifully named TIMELESS. The kit is jam packed with awesome deliciousness!! There is a flower add on, a card stock add on, a fabulous Prima stitched paper add on, and a wonderfully creative Tattered Angels technique/project kit offered this month to enhance the TIMELESS kit even more!! I am loving this kit!!! They just keep getting better!! I love designing for SWIRLYDOOS, as I work with a wonderful Team!! They are just so talented!! I have 3 more LO's on my scrap table at this time just waiting to be finished so that I can start the next 3 !! I keep going back and forth to work on them. Between my 12 hour shifts at work, my daughter graduating high school this past weekend and the big celebration party this coming weekend I have been busy planning and getting my high school graduate ready for this Big Wonderful World!!!