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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sick

Eckkk. That is how I am feeling this morning. I guess when you snuggle with two sweet little sick girls all week you are bound to catch it yourself. Hmmm...may have had something to do with them climbing into bed with me.
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K's meet went very well this weekend. Thanks to everyone who wished her luck. She did not make divisionals but had a fabulous meet just the same. She dropped time in every event except the 50 breast stroke, including taking over 4 seconds off her 100 breast. I am so proud of my little champ. She felt pretty crummy Sunday morning, the day she needed to swim the 50 breast for divisional cuts but decided to go anyway. We made sure she knew how proud we were of her for giving it her best shot.
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Have two projects to share with you this morning. Both projects are using some Graphic 45 that I picked up at my LSS. Just adore their vintage look. This first project I covered a door hanger that I found at Hobby Lobby on clearence last year.

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I have been playing with making my own flowers. The small flowers with rhinestones in the middle were simply made using two flower punches. I added the rhinestone brads and then bent up the petals to give them some dimension. The larger flowers with the pink pearls in the center took a little bit longer but were still a lot of fun to make. To create these great flowers you cut a strip of pattern paper approximately one inch wide. Wet the strip with either spray starch or water and rol into a long straw-like tube. Hot glue one end to a piece of coordinating cardstock. Then simply twist and spin the tube around the center adding hot glue where needed to keep the flower in place. When you reach the end of the tube, tuck the end under the flower and hot glue in place. After the glue has dried trim off the excess cardstock and attach to project. Add rhinestone, pearl or button to the center of the flower.
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I created the card below again using some great Graphic 45 papers along with an image from the fabulous Tammy Tutterow. She has the most adorable images on her blog for free download. As soon as I saw this one I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

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Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!

19 comments:

Marlene said...

Your flowers are GREAT!!!!! Love them!

Kendra said...

Love, love, love that door hanger! So pretty.

happydays525 said...

Gorgeous! I hope you are feeling better soon, so not fun to be sick!

Pamela said...

These are beautiful!

Sandie said...

I absolutely love those flowers. Thanks for sharing how to make them, with us. Hope you're well soon. I hat it when I get sick

lisa dickinson said...

oooh gorgeous projects lisa! love all those flowers! hope ya feel better soon!

Charlene said...

Oh so stinkin cute!!!! I love all the detail at the bottom ! It turned out Gorgeous!!! I hope you get better sweetie!! Hugs, Char

Renee Lamb said...

Great projects! love your flowers! they turned out great - and I'm going to have to pop over to Tammy's blog to see those images! too stinkin' cute!

Malin said...

*Gasp* GORGEOUS!!!!
Love your flowers have to try those soon!
♥-Malin

Linda Beeson said...

Love Graphic 45 and love your projects especially that really cute card.

Tammy Tutterow said...

I love it! I love what you did with those sweet little fairy girlies!

TraceyT said...

What a beautiful project!

Michelle Lanning said...

love it! I hope you feel better soon!!

Michele Brooks said...

Gorgeous projects! Love those flowers!

ellen s. said...

oh my gosh is that gorgeous!!!!

feel better!

Tea said...

These are just gorgeous. Love that Graphic 45 papers. Hope you feel better soon.

Lydia said...

Great project and I love the card hope you are feeling better soon!!

Chrispea said...

OH, that is an adorable door hanger. I love the little cluster of flowers. And the card, that is beautiful and so clever! I love that saying. I'm going to "borrow" your idea if you don't mind! I will link ya up when I do!

Nikki said...

Gorgeous stuff here. LOVE the flowers.