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Thursday, June 10, 2010


Happy Thursday afternoon!  I hope all is well with everyone and that you've had, at least, a decent week; if not a wonderful one.

I know lately I haven't been sharing nearly as many projects with you as I had been, however, with the weather getting nicer, we've had more and more expected (and unexpected) company dropping in.  Also, the hubby and I have been getting out doing things in the warmer weather that the colder weather prevented us from doing.  Therefore, I just haven't been tied down at home doing as much crafting.  However, I miss it and do plan on putting extra time away to get busy!  Also, I haven't forgotten that tutorial for you on the note card holder, so that's one of the first things I'll be doing.  I should have it ready for you right after this weekend's Showcase #10 Awardee Showcase.

As I've managed to get in a little blog-hopping in my few minutes of spare time, I've been running across a lot of the organza flowers made using the candle technique.  Well, with it seemingly becoming a rage, I decided I'd try some too; so I went digging into my stash of sewing materials and found some scraps that were perfect to experiment with.  Of course, unlike many of you, I didn't use any pattern or trace any cuts or use any kind schematic, I just cut my material into circles, cut out some random petals (or not), and then burned them.  Some of them got a bit scorced but I decided I liked it -- gave them some character!  Here are a few I managed to come up with that I was satisfied with:


Now they may not look as great as some of yours, but I'm actually pleased with them as they're the first ones I've done.  With time, I hope to get better.  But, in the meantime, let me know what you think.

Of course I didn't just stop there!  I looked at several scraps of paper, some tissue, and a strip of gold lame ribbon and decided to make flowers with them too.  And, here they are:

Well, I guess you'll be seeing all of these on upcoming projects -- if you recognize them!  I'll definitely be using them on something!

Other than mentioning you have until 8 p.m. c.t. tomorrow to get your projects registered with Mr. Linky for Showcase #10, that's it for now.

I'll be seeing you!

P.S.  Oh, I forgot to mention this to you several days ago.  I'd been pretty concerned about Cindy McVey's absence (Crazy for Crafting Blogspot) and I'm relieved to say she's okay.  I finally got a brief message from her that she's been extremely busy with both personal and particularly work-related matters.  She hopes to be back as soon as possible.  She wanted me to tell you she misses us all terribly, and to thank you all for all the well-wishes left on her blog. She sends love!


Love That Bug said...

I love them. I even think I have a lil bit of organza so I may have to give these a try.
So glad you and hubby are enjoying the weather and each other :)
(Thanks for the update on Cindy)

Ohhh Snap said...

Those are sooooooooo pretty! TFS!!

I'm glad to hear Cindy is okay : ).

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Well, that's a relief that I see your blog, at least my internet is working. I had thought that the Pink Stamper, and the Everyday Cricut girls were going to be posting alot of things because of this being the BIG HELLO THURSDAY. Well, being as no one is posting, I have been able to clean my house a little.

Audrey, your flowers are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. Wish you had directions, I can't do anything with out directions... Ii can't wait to see what you put them on. Thanks for always posting on my blog, it really means alot to me. I hope you are having a WONDERFUL Thursday. hugs

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous Flowers, Audrey! Love them!

Jean said...

I have not tried these, You did a great job!!

Kristina said...

I think your flowers looks great. Gosh, where have I been? Those were popular a while ago and now they've made a comeback, I can't keep up!
Whatever you use them on I'm sure it will be fabulous.

DonnaMundinger said...

Audrey these are gorgeous! Here I've barely tried making paper ones and off you go making fabulous creations with fabric! Love them and can't wait to see what you'll use them on. xxD

flowerdisco said...

Audrey...the flowers are gorgeous. You are always so crafty with everything you touch and I can't wait until I see where will they end up.

No worries about commenting...trust me...i know how busy it gets this time of the year.

shari said...

Audrey, Your flowers are beautiful! I can't believe these are some of your firsts. Great Job! Shari (cricutrookie)

xosparklesxo said...

I love that second set! I want to put that purple one in my hair!!! :)

**Treefrog** said...

Wow Audrey these are Beautiful! I love any kind of flowers and handmade are even better! I need to get some organza and try the melting thing, I've used ribbon, material, dictionary and music papers and regular paper (of course)and there are so many techniques but this one is just so pretty! TFS
((Hugs)) Theresa

217 Creations said...

I love the Gold Lame one!!!!! TFS!!!

~BridgetL~ said...

absolutely gorgeous flowers. :)

Jamie Lane said...

Your flowers are terrific!

paperscissors said...

the flowers will be the highlight if any project you choose! nice added bling!

CherylBarrel86 said...

I love your flowers! They are beautiful! Also, thanks for all the wonderful comments! Sorry if I worried you at all, I have neglected my blog for awhile. Just been busy with work and life and forgot about my little bloggy! :)

Cin said...

These are all just so AWESOME Audrey, Just like you.......

Christina said...

these are super cute.

Come swing by my blog theres something there for you.