Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Freebie Flower from "My Paper Garden" Instructional Book

Today I'm giving away a "freebie" flower" - the one pictured on the cover of my new book My Paper Garden. The freebie includes the instruction sheet and templates so you can make the beautiful flower pictured here (more tips and tricks are included in my book).

Go to http://web.ncf.ca/fq550/mypapergarden/freebie.pdf to download the PDF file.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

My Paper Garden

This week I released my new book titled "My Paper Garden". In it, I show you how to make beautiful paper flowers for your crafting projects without the cost of expensive paper punches or die-cutting machines.

Click here to read more about it on my book page...

Friday, 8 February 2013

My Hummel Journal

I am an avid collector of Hummels with over 40 figurines in my display case. Since I enjoy making my own scrapbook albums I decided why not make a record book that would not only be useful, but be decorative enough to display along with my collection. Well, here it is...


The cardstock has a vintage look to it which is well-suited to these collectibles; the faded colours really allow the photos to "pop".
I like the way it turned out so I started making them for other Hummel collectors. This particular design holds 20 photos, each with a form for documenting, and is available in my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/listing/121171993/handmade-journal-to-document-your-hummel). I also have two other different design available that I haven't posted (one holds 40 photos).
The forms were a lot of fun to design - all of the images of Hummels contained on the cover and the forms are photos I took of some of the figurines in my collection.

Here are a few pics of pages with some of my own photos.














Can't wait for the weekend so I can hit the craftroom again!


Sunday, 3 February 2013

Handmade Flowers

Last week I received a request for a custom order from an Ebay customer for a dozen of my handmade flowers; she had just purchased two paper piecings and the flowers were incorporated into the design.

Colour preference was pinks and whites, some with a loop of "pearls" and some without, so I made a mix.

The seven formed layers make for very thick embellishments. I added stamens to the centers. They're lots of fun to make and the creative possibilities with these are endless. I can't wait to make more for myself.  


Here are photos of the final results.


I will be selling kits soon to make these in different colours/designs - leave me a comment if you want to be notified when they're available!











Here are the flowers I have incorporated into some of my paper piecings.