Monday, October 12, 2009

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The October kit from Crazy Daisy Kits included 2 beautiful flocked papers this month. One of them was the red paper you see on this layout. I just love how flocked paper picks up ink!

I just had to make some of my own flowers with the fabric in this kit. It was calling my name...
(You can see a great tutorial on fabric yo-yo's on Heather Bailey's site). I used some of the jute twine from the 7 gypsies tag (from the mini album in the kit) through my buttons. I couldn't resist - I love jute twine.

The large flower was made a little differently. I cut a long strip using pinking shears, and then did a gathering stitch up one long edge and pulled it into a circle. One of the buttons from the kit, plus a couple of Fancy Pants stick pins made a fun center for the flower. I also made a stem and 'leaf' using the black trim and a swirl rub-on from the kit.

A close-up of the journaling. My son is practically mauling his sister here in this picture, but at least they were both in a good mood, ha ha!

Supplies (from kit):
PP - Chatterbox, 7 gypsies, 3 Bugs in a Rug
chipboard letters - Chatterbox
rub-ons - Pink Paisley
jute twine - 7 gypsies (packaging)
brads, bling, buttons - Chatterbox
chipboard buttons - Jenni Bowlin
other - velvet trim, cotton fabric

Other Supplies:
journaling tag - Maya Road
stick pins - Fancy Pants
ink - Ranger
marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner


Anonymous said...

what an incredible LO! i just love that pic :)


Fleursbydesign said...

Great layout - I hate shopping too :)

Barbara said...

What gorgeous children you have. That picture is so sweet.
Your layout is stunning!

Catherine said...

Fabulous job on those flowers! I love the hat pins behind the button. Very cute!