Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fun Summertime Wreath with Smoothfoam®

Hello everyone and welcome to another adventure of The Flamingo Chronicals. Today I am sharing a project made using the new Smoothfoam® Ruled Wreaths and lots and lots of summery crocheted flowers.
So, I have this amazing friend who crochets these beautiful flowers for me -  she is a so talented. Not very long ago she had a bad fall down the stairs in her house and suffered a broken neck - so please say a prayer for her as she recovers. I have been using these flowers on projects for years and I had a whole bin of odds and ends left over, so I piled them all on my table for this project. I mean who doesn't love a wreath full of flowers????

The wreath's are marked in equal measurements to make it easy for you to place the items on your wreath so your project has that professional look. These things are pretty awesome so you are going to want to check them out for sure.

I used my Surebonder Low Temp Glue Gun and a sheer sparkle ribbon to cover the wreath and then started attaching flowers. I used the divided sections to make sure I had an even coverage of flowers and colors overall on the wreath.

 I used my glue gun again to attach some plain grosgrain ribbon to the back for a hanger. When working with Smoothfoam® a low temp glue gun is the perfect adhesive - plus you won't burn your fingers :)

Here are some closeups of the flowers.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Punch Storage using Deflecto Stackable Cube

Happy May! Is it really the middle of May already? How on earth did that happen? Lot's of things happening here around the homestead these days. Getting the beast ready for some sporting events. Doing some landscaping in the backyard. Getting ready for camp next month. So many things happening!

Today I want to share some new organization I have for the studio 

 I have several of these and they are SUPER handy y'all. They stack up if you want them to, plus they sit side by side too. PLUS- they clip together,, so when the beast comes by with her mammoth tail they actually stay together!!

I started by covering all four sides with paper. I added some detail to the front side, distressing some coordinating papers and inking. I punched the pennants and added letter stickers.
TIP: - Start adding your pennants in the middle of the page- them move out on each side from there to ensure even spacing. 

I used 3D Foam Squares to add some dimension under my pennant stickers.

Stamping around the edges adds some detail, plus I added some embellishments from my stash: ribbon, flower, button, and that CLOCK! Oh. My. Goodness. How many of you have been scrapbooking for, say, 10 years or more?? Do you remember when Heidi Swapp had a collection of fun chipboard stickers, that came in the cutest little box, and it was for sale on HSN (or maybe QVC)???
Yeah,,, that clock is from that collection.
Don't judge.
You know you hoard stuff too.

Anyway, I have a pretty good handful of WRMK punches corner rounders, etc and they were getting a little heavy for the drawer I was keeping them in, so this is a perfect solution! I can keep them on my table within easy reach, and it's pretty too!

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