Sunday, February 2, 2014

Homemade Flowers


Even though I've been absent from my blog, I have been busy crafting. (No surprise, right?)  I'm still working on the star quilt and have finished another scarf. I've been doing some paper crafting and getting caught up on scrapping our photos. Also lots of organizing and reading. It helps pass the time during this very long, cold winter.

I've also gotten kind of addicted to watching YouTube crafting and organizing videos. I even found one hilarious video about how YouTube makes this woman want to buy everything she sees. It's so true! I have put in a few orders for paper, stencils and other goodies. But I am trying to be good and watch videos on how to make your own embellishments, such as the flowers above. They were so easy to make and I love how they turned out. I used dies from Papertrey Ink, cardstock and Glossy Accents for adhesive. I just cut out several blooms of each size, spritzed them with water and crumpled them up. I then dried them with the heat gun and gently unfolded them a little bit, layering them up with glue in the middle. Easy, peasy! I used two different colors for each blossom, but I'm going to try doing some inking and misting for different looks. If you like to do card making or scrapbooking, give these a try.

These were made with a different die set.

Look who I saw outside the kitchen window the other day. I always get excited about the first robin of the spring, but I've never seen one this early. We have some robins that over-winter on the Purdue campus, so maybe this is one of those that got lost. So, do I count it as an extra early robin and believe that spring is right around the corner? (Despite what Phil said:) I think I will!


Debby said...

My mom saw one last week in Ohio. You would think they would be late not early. It is always a hopeful sight. I have been hearing a little chirping lately, that's nice to.

vivian said...

pretty flowers and awesome Robin sighting! lol! Ive not seen one yet. but they will be here soon.. I just know they will! LOL!! NOT SOON ENOUGH THOUGH!! oh well.. the calender count down is 45 days til spring.
have a great week my friend

Nellie said...

This has been a wicked winter! Perhaps that robin was tired waiting around.:) You have crafted some pretty flowers!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely flowers, Cindy - I love the water misting technique - it gives them a lovely vintage look! We have had robins overwintering the last few years, too. They live on the berries from my holly trees and the old, dried blackberries. We are getting a touch of winter this week with snow flurries and freezing temps. I hope it kills all the slugs! (I've seen that video - it is hilarious and I can relate :) Hugs xo Karen

Helen Philipps said...

Your flowers are lovely, Cindy! I hope that seeing the robin means spring is on its way for you.
Helen xx

Stacy said...

Cute idea - looks like your visitor likes the flowers, too. <3

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Those are cute flowers! I love watching organizing videos on YouTube! I like Do It On Dime - who do you watch?

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I so agree........those videos are so inspiring and I want to make every thing that they show. LOL I just posted a photo of a robin on my country blog who was flitting in and around today! Spring must surely be close!

vivian said...

pretty little flowers! and precious little Robin! Ive not seen any here yet.. oh spring please hurry!
have a great day!

Jody and Stan said...

I love your handmade flowers, so pretty! Your photo of the robin is priceless! Thanks for stopping by, following you back!