Thursday, September 23, 2010

Friendzy Friday-Flat Fabric Flowers

For this Friendzy Friday I thought I would make flat fabric flowers. Say that five times fast! It is so much fun to add fabric to our scrapbooking projects. You will need some fabric, sharp scissors, sewing machine, and chalk or pencil for tracing.

Fold fabric in half, right sides together, and trace or free hand a flower. I traced a chipboard flower.

Cut it out and sew all the way around your flower. Or sew around your traced lines first and then cut out your flower. Trim close to the seam. Cut a small notch in the back of your flower, cutting only through one layer. This will allow you to turn your flower right side out.

Carefully turn your flower right side out. The cut side is the back and won't show on your project. You can top stitch around the edges for an added detail as I did on the left flower. You can also sew in a few "dimples" or tucks in your flower to give it a bit more dimension.

Here I added one of my flowers to this layout of St. John's, Newfoundland. A button and some floss really finished it off.

And I used another flower on this card. A button and some hemp cord finished it off!

Hope you have fun with fabric to make some flat flowers!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Yesterday my aunt Maureen got married! I made this card for the happy occasion. I used Little Yellow Bicycle papers, some Prima flowers, bling and trim from my stash. Congrats!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my inlaws' 51st anniversary. I made this card for them with Fancy Pants papers and rub on and some trim and flowers from my stash. Diamond stickles helped highlight the pattern.

Happy anniversary!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


It is time for another layout challenge over at TSF. I know at this time of year we all have memorabilia from our holidays and trips. Why not showcase some of it on your layouts? Think ticket stubs, maps, ID bracelets, menus, postcards...the options are endless!

I used my entry ticket from the Singapore Botanic Gardens on this layout. The papers are from DCWV and I added some Kaiser pearls as well as gems and buttons from my stash. The layout was inspired by a sketch by Joanne at I Love Sketches.

What great memories!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sketch Challenge

Now that it is the unofficial beginning of fall, the TSF forum has begun a new design team challenge for Tuesdays. Today I posted the first sketch challenge. I chose this sketch by Little Book of Sketches. It is so versatile!

I used this sketch to create these two layouts of the TSF April 2009 retreat at the Oakwood in Grand Bend. I used Scenic Route papers and just rotated the sketch for the second page!

What great memories with my two most favourite scrapbook friends! Thanks ladies!