Friday, November 26, 2010

Spiral roses

This is a tutorial that I did for Scrap that baby! It was supposed to be posted on the 23rd, but the blog owner has been sick. I have had a few requests from people on how to make these roses, so I thought I would post it here since I'm not sure when it will be posted on the Scrap that baby blog.

I'm obsessed with spiral roses. Seriously. I love how easy they are to make and how you can make them small or big, with glitter or without. The possibilities are endless!

So today, I will show you how to make them!

1. First, you will need to trace and cut a circle from your paper. I just used a tin to draw my circle. Double sided paper works best for these, but one sided paper (like I used) works okay, too

2. Now you need to cut a spiral into the circle. It doesn't have to be perfect. Make sure when you get to the center of the circle that you leave a big enough piece left. That piece will be the base that you glue your flower to.

3. Cut off the funky piece to make your spiral look more uniformed.

4. Starting from the outside, roll the paper as tight as you can. Continue to roll until you come to the base. Once again, the roll doesn't have to be perfect either.

5. Before you glue your flower to the base, carefully let go of the spiral so that it kind of fans out. You can adjust your flower to be as tight or as open as you want it to be.

6. Glue the spiral to the base. Make sure you use a heavy duty glue. (I like Beacons.) After you glue it together, hold it together for a few seconds to help it adhere. Set it aside for a couple minutes to dry.

7. Now is the fun part! You can paint, glitter, ink or distress the flower. Or just leave plain!!
On this flower, I used a glue pen to disperse glue on random parts of the flower. Then I poured glitter over it.

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make your own spiral roses! They are very addicting to make!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Here is proof that I really HAVE been busy and not just slacking! :)

This first layout is taken from a sketch from this blog. The papers are Pink Paislee's Sweetness line and are left over from my Scrappy Chics November Kit.
I really love this line...the colors are so feminine. It's great for all of those pictures I have of Bekah!

And for the close ups...

This next layout is one of my new favorites. Once again I used Pink Paislee (I've had this paper for forever!!). I love how the colors match the colors on Gavin's shirt. And the pictures...yes, they are such a riot, my kidlets are. I've been wanting to scrap these pictures ever since I snapped them. I just didn't know what I was going to do. I love how it turned out!

Close ups again...

The next two projects are from the December kit at Scrappy Chics. Yes, Pink Paislee again!! These pictures are from Bekah's first Christmas and it's taken me this long to find just the right paper to scrap it! The snowflake in the layout was just an ornament that was laying on the table instead of on the Christmas tree. I think it made just the right touch!

You know the drill :) ...

Finally, I will end this with a Christmas card that I did from the same kit.

See, I told you I've been busy!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter is here!! (Wordless Wednesday)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

been busy, busy, busy...

After taking a few weeks off from scrapbooking, I am now trying to cram in all of the things I need to get done this month. I did finish my projects for Scrappy Chics, hooray! I am so excited about the December Kit. LOTS of yummy goodies in that one!!
I'm planning on entering some contests this month as well. Wish me luck! I always get so disappointed when I don't make the cut...and I try so hard not to take it personally. BUT, I guess that's how life is; full of disappointments as well as victories.
I will share a few glimpses of what I have been working on...hope you like it!!

Oh, and don't forget to stop by Scrap that Baby! There is a new prompt up. I didn't participate this time, but I would love to see what everyone comes up with.

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Scrappy Chics

My good friend Melinda has started a brand new kit club called Scrappy Chics. This month's kit features an awesome collection of Sweetness by Pink Paislee. I love this kit!!

Here is another layout I did with the kit...

And I still have a TON of goodies and paper to play with! Please check out her website!
Have a fabulous day!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Marines!! (Wordless Wednesday, sort of)

My papa Joe. I still miss him.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

sneak a peek

Just a quick sneak peek at a layout that I did for Scrappy Chics. I used the November kit, which is fabulous. Tomorrow the website will be up and running so be sure to check it out!

Monday, November 1, 2010

a publication

Have you checked out the new issue of Scrapstreet? First, if you aren't familiar with Scrapstreet, it is an online scrapbook magazine that features some awesome work by some very talented scrappers.
Lucky me (and the rest of the girls at Scrap that Baby) because one of my layouts is in the November's issue!! I am really excited to be published, so I really hope I'm not coming across as bragging...I'm just really excited! :)
Anyway, you can see my layout and all of the other fabulous layouts by the Scrap that Baby dt members, here.

Here is the layout that I submitted...

Make sure to hop on over to Scrap that Baby to play this weeks challenge and for a chance to win an awesome prize!!

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