Saturday, August 29, 2009

Potted Flowers

I saw some pretty potted flower cards and decided to make some for 3 friends who were going to have their birthdays.  I had everyone in the office sign them and boy! did they love 'em!  Everyone wanted one!

I apologize for the blurred pictures.  I didn't use any flash because the flash washed out the details.  I do not know which is worse - blurred pics or washed out pics ...LOL! 

Anyway I used flowers I cut out from various patterned paper, threading water border punch, ribbons,  a few beads, stamps and ink.  The flowers in the background can be pulled out.  They are attached to a tag where everyone signed their best wishes.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Alexandra's Garden

Cay's Alexandra's Garden Kit is fun to play with! I did a lot of layering in this layout! It's good that I found the perfect background picture for it.  The picture was taken from the Chicago Botanic Garden last Spring, and DD's picture was taken at the food court in Starved Rock, IL.  It was perfect that she was seated on a bench and I replaced it with one of the bench elements that came with the kit! 

Below is a preview of Alexandra's Garden.  Just look at it! I haven't even used all of the elements for my layouts.  There are just so many beautiful flowers it took me a long time to choose which ones to use!

Thank you Cay, for a wonderful design! and TFL.