Friday, March 25, 2011

Strawberry Box Flowers

I'm making strawberry boxes for my friend Kyla who's trying to raise money for her dog Durango's medical bills.

I taught how to make these cute little boxes in one of my box classes and Kyla called me with her idea of selling the strawberries to raise funds for people who have large medical bills for their pets.  She is calling it "Strawberry Sweets Forever". 

Kyla owns Kyla's Keepsakes and makes beautiful hair pieces, jewelry and more and will be selling these strawberries when she is vending.  Here next event in town will be at Downtown Mesa's 2nd Friday Night Out on April 8, 2011.  Stop by her booth and pick up some strawberries.

Today I created something new and I call them strawberry flowers.  It's the strawberry box with a candy kiss inside that I put on a bamboo skewer with paper leaves to be placed in a vase.  A great little gift to give to that someone special for a birthday, anniversary, a thank you or just because.

Below is a photo of my new creation.  I will be giving Kyla lots of these flowers for her to sell.  If you would like some of these flowers you can contact me and I'll get them to you.

Have a great weekend...

Buttons, buttons who's got the buttons!

I've been having so much fun creating jewelry and other goodies with buttons and I have more items to make still to create.  I can't stop it's so addicting!!!

Below are photos of some of the items we will be making on June 18th for the button class.

Using some of my Grandmothers buttons to create this necklace pendant

I used new buttons to create this cute flower pendant

Love this button from my Grandmothers collection.  I added a silver button at the bottom

Button bracelets

Buttons on large paper clips

Button key chain in the center surrounded by flower pins

I need to order more buttons so I can make the button flowers on stems, button rings, more bracelets and whatever else I can think of :0)

Have a great weekend...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mini Album March Workshop

Tomorrow's class we will be making albums to show case those special moments in life. 

We will be creating 4 albums using every day items.  The first one is a pair of dominoes as the covers of the mini album.  The theme I used for this cute little album was dance.  I used alcohol inks for the background on the covers and applied cut outs of vintage dancers.  Inside is accordion fold designer paper that I put dance quotes both front and back with more vintage dancers and stamped images throughout. 

The next mini album I used playing cards.  For the outside covers I used dies cuts or punches to create a design.  I created 3 different inside pages for these albums.  I stabled pages together and used clear tape to bind the cover to the pages.  I punched holes and used ribbon to bind the pages and covers together and the last design was accordion fold album.

The square around album was fun to create it's all in the folding.  I used 8" square designer paper to create these albums.  Each section has a pocket to put your tags with photos or whatever you like. 

The last album is using an old album!  Behind each photo is a pull out page to journal on.  My album is of my two puppies Nitro and Blue.  Loved creating this one and it was pretty quick ones I decided on the photos

Below are photos of all the projects.

In two weeks I will be teaching a workshop using buttons.  We will be making jewelry, magnets and more.  I'll post photos once I get everything made.