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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!


Friday, November 9, 2012

Frosted Designs Challenge Blog Hop



Hello and Welcome to the Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop!!

This is a Challenge Blog Hop - Now what does that mean??  

We have an overall Theme of "Fall" and the RECIPE can be found along the way.  Each Designer is using one main "ingredient" on their project.  There are 12 stops on the hop, which makes 12 Ingredients.  You choose 6 of the 12 ingredients to create your "Fall" project and link it up to the Frosted Designs BLOG.

Easy peasy!!

We have some awesome sponsors for our hop:

               

Here is the complete blog line up in case you get lost along the way (or found me first).





I started with this bag topper from CCR Bag Toppers - Summer.  I sized it to 11.60 width and 7.85 height.  You could easily cut it to 8 inches without a Gypsy.

I opened another layer in my Gypsy and sized Give Thanks from Artiste (Close to My Heart) to 3.59 inches.  This could easily be sized to 3.5 inches without a Gypsy.

I wanted to make some 3D Mums.  I found these flowers on Art Philosophy (Close to My Heart) and sized them to 3.25 inches and 4 inches.

I cut them out of maroon and orange cardstock.

I took my McGill tweezers and grabbed the small end of the flower.  I rolled the flower around the tweezers.

It is helpful to guide the flower with your fingers to keep it at the tip of the tweezers.

When the flower is all rolled up, gently remove the tweezers.  Let the flower unroll just a bit.

This is what the flower should look like before you glue it together.

Liquid glue works the best.  I use my Scotch glue because the bottom is a dauber (the top is a fine point tip) and it is easy to get the right amount of glue on the center.

The flower is glued together and just needs to sit a couple of minutes.

Here comes the fun part!!!  Every flower needs a little sparkle!!  I have Fire Brick and Spiced Marmalade stickles that match my papers.

I put a blob of Fired Brick stickles on the top of the maroon mum.

I used my fingertip to spread the stickles around.  You could also use a paintbrush.  

I let my stickled flowers dry overnight.

Here is how I store my stickles - inspired by Pinterest!  It is best to store them upside down to prevent clogging - who knew??

You can see the flowers sparkle (the picture does not do it justice)!  I used glue dots to adhere the mums to the paper.

Here is my one hint ~ I am using 4 of the total ingredients you will find in the hop today!

I have a little blog candy today.  I appreciate your comments and you do not need to be a follower of mine to win.  I just need a way to contact you.  My secret blog candy is my "Ingredient" ~ Stickles or Glitter!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Your next stop is the Marvelous Melissa!


40 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

What lovely flowers - you make it look sooo easy, too - they look great...TFS:):)

Hazel said...

Super idea for a different kind of blog hop - love your crafting x

BrendaB said...

Beautiful card, Lori! I love your mums!

Jill Rugg said...

Beautiful flowers!

jrugg@sctc.net

MichelleMc said...

Thanks for sharing the step by step! Lovely flowers!

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Love your card, and the tutorial you included! Very helpful! I love Stickles! mrsme6th at bellsouth dot net is my e-mail address!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Lori, those flowers are really cool! I need to dust off my cricut and start using it. What inspiration!

Julie Dionne said...

Wow, those flowers are awesome ! You've got talent ! Thanks for the inspiration !

Lori said...

Beautiful flowers and the stickles are the perfect touch!
loriannie670 dot gmail dot com

Angela said...

What beautiful flowers you created! Love the sparkle!

angela at alexfam dot com

Miriam Prantner said...

Great project! Love how the flowers turned out and the base paper you used is just perfect!

Krisha said...

Great tutorial on the flowers, and I did hit the Follow button!!! LOL

sandee said...

I love accenting embellishments with stickles! Great card! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Barb Craft said...

This is beautiful! You always have the best tutorials! I LOVE the flowers!!

barb :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the flowers you made for your layout.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Debbie P said...

Those flowers are awesome! What a lovely project! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa Jaye said...

really pretty card Lori! I love the mums, and you are right, the stickles add the perfect finishing touch!

Wendy said...

Love the mums! And I have to agree that the added sparkle is a definite must!

Karen C said...

AWESOME!! Thanks for the cool tutorial!
Hugs,
Karen C

ClaireR said...

Awesome project Lori! Love the background paper. Thank you for the great detail of your post, especially the tip on how to store stickles.
TFS!
ClaireR
ThreeWatersCreations.com

PS: Already following you...

LittleSunday said...

Thanks for the bloghop and your candy!

Kendra said...

Love the flower tutorial! My email:

hogscalder@gmail.com

Debbie Bakk said...

What a cute project...and love the die cut mums..very creative as usual Enjoying blog hopping tonight with all of you. Hope to squeeze in a layout by this weekend- its another big bowling tournament for me this sat and sun.

Marcia said...

Love your project!

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marciasmemories.blogspot.com

Diana said...

I always love your tutorials, Beautiful flowers.

Design Originals by KC said...

Love your card and the mums really calm the background paper down and solidify your card. Thanks for sharing! Kathi

paperpapier said...

lovely flowers and the stickles added oomph to them..!

Tina said...

Love the flower tutorial.

TeenaBugg38 said...

Very cute!!! Wish I had seen this earlier, I was half asleep this morning creating a huge batch of treat bag toppers for bake sale goodies before I even finished my coffee this morning.....lol

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julie e said...

What gorgeous flowers!

Thanks for the chance to win. You can reach me through my blog.

http://plywthpper.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

Beautiful - love 3-D flowers!

Bev said...

i am a new follower.. and love the flowers.. thanks

Andrea Fogleman said...

Love the flower it is just darling. Fabulous fall project!

Debbie said...

Your flowers are so pretty! Love the added stickles! Never knew to store the stickles upside down. I guess that's why mine are always clogged. Thanks for sharing the tip.

megha said...

beautful flowers and lovely card
megha
http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

Channa said...

LOVE IT! the flowers are gorgeous lori.

Scraprageous said...

Super flowers! Definitely going to give those a try. Scraprageous@gmail.com Thanks for showing how to create them :D

Pia S said...

Such lovely flowers! I think the home made ones look at least as pretty as those you buy, and when you make them yourself, it's easier to get the perfect choice of colors too! Thanks for the tip on how to store the glitter tubes!

Mandi said...

lovely flowers.

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Those mums are too cute!! I need to try this :) Fantastic!!!
Melissa