Monthly Archives: November 2012

Elegant Fall Centerpiece

Welcome to Friday everyone!   : )

Making the bread basket last week was so much fun that this week I decided to stay on the same theme and make a Fall Centerpiece for the table to feature all of our favorite Autumn Colors.  Autumn has to be one of my most favorite seasons as I just adore all of the vibrant colors that this time of year brings.

For this week’s project, I wanted to create a table display that I could fill with all of the gorgeous Cheery Lynn flowers I could fit!  As you can see I may have went a bit overboard but I just couldn’t help myself… LOL!  All of the flower dies are just so versatile and easy to use.  I tend to try various combinations when making flowers and honestly the possibilities are truly endless.  Once you get started playing with the flower dies it is hard to stop!

My vision for the centerpiece was to have a candle in the center of the display.  I took that thought and made a lantern to hold the candle (actually a LED tea light).   Once I had the lantern created, I decided to surround it with these  gorgeous Cheery Lynn flowers.  Of course I needed a base to hold the flowers so this took me to my next step. 

Here is how the the base of the centerpiece is made:  I started with a 5” by 7” rectangle and added 2 ½ inches to each side for the depth.  The overall dimensions are 10” by 12” before shaping.

To shape the base I scored on the 2 ½ inch mark on all 4 sides and then cut on a 45 degree angle both on both ends of the longer side to give it a tapered shape.

And this is a close-up so you can see the details easier.  I trimmed the lantern using the the frame of the Wedding Vows die and adhered it to clear acetate so that you could see the illumination from the flameless candle. 

For this project I used the following dies:

B147 – Olive Branches
B156 – Cuties 4
B178 – Flourish Leaf Strip
B181 – Build a Flower # 1
D135 – Dimensional Large Leaves #1
D136 – Dimensional Large Leaves #2
D137 – Sweet Williams
DL129 – Border Carnivale
FRM138 – Wedding Vows
SF-2 – Stacker Flower 2
SF-3 – Stacker Flower 3

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Autumn Colors!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Of course, if you would like more inspiration be sure to pop-in to see what my fellow Teamies have been up to!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!!

JustRite Friday Challenge #085 – Happy Holidays

I hope everyone is enjoying a great weekend,

I have been able to enjoy a bit of time in my craft room the last few days and thought I would play along this week at JustRite Friday Challenges.  Our challenge is called Happy Holidays and the goal is to use at least 2 die cut elements on your Holiday project, of course, who can stop at just two?

I have been thinking lately about making a few small holiday gifts to give to some of my co-workers and thought that this might be just the perfect token gift.  The left pocket inside holds a removable bookmark and the right pocket holds some post-it notes which you can simply replace when you need to.

Here is a picture of the removable bookmark:

Well, I think that’s it for me today… I’ve got some chores to finish around the house and some leaves in the garden to rake.

Thanks for popping by to visit.  I really want to thank all of you that take a moment to leave me a comment : )  I love to hear from you it just makes my day!

I also want to say a special thank you to a dear blog friend Conniecrafter who  has been so lovely and supportive of my projects and hearing from her always brings a smile to my face.

Mojo Monday 266

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday so far!   : )

In between doing some housework chores today I wanted to play along with a challenge that I have not visited in quite some time and being the fact that tomorrow is Remembrance Day here in Canada and Veteran’s Day in the United States, I felt that this sentiment was very appropriate.  This lovely sentiment makes me think, when was the last time we actually thanked a Veteran?  Without their sacrifices we would not live in the world we live in today.

This week’s challenge at Mojo Monday is to create a card based on this sketch:

Here is my version of Julee’s great sketch:

I am also entering this card in the Wild Orchid Challenge –  Week 62 – Bling it up!

Have you checked out the November 2012 Stamp Collection from Verve yet?  They are amazing!

Thank you so much for popping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

I love to read your comments, they just make my day!!

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