Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Banner

This is a banner that I created last weekend. It is the perfect size to hang on the overhead cubby in my office at work. Something to decorate my drab little corner of the work world. The triangles are chipboard covered with SU! Wicked Fun specialty paper. The chipboard letters are also covered with paper from that pack. The background for the ghosts are Rich Razzleberry. Don't you just love the spider? I knew I had to use the Spider Web embossing folder. I think it is my favorite item out of the SU! holiday mini. Isn't that grey gauzy material great? I got that from the Halloween decoration section of the Dollar Tree. I really should wait to take a picture of this and post it tomorrow so I could have better lighting and place to take it but I wanted to get entered into a contest on Kim Score's Paper Punch Addiction blog. You'll have to go check it out.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Beautiful mistake...

Aren't these flowers just gorgeous?!? They are the result of a little 'mistake' my daughter made the other night at our Scrap Club. One of the embellishments for our club project on Friday night was supposed to be the beautiful accordion fold flower that you see everywhere right now. (Wonderful tutorial HERE.) The one we were making is from the Extra Large Scallop Circle punch in the new SU! catalog. You punch two of the scallop circles, score all of the way across the circle between each of the scallops, in the valley. Karen wasn't listening and when she scored hers, she scored in the middle of each scallop instead. She was aggravated that she had 'messed up' and wanted to throw them away! I told her to go ahead and finish it to see what it would look like and this is the beautiful result. The Very Vanilla and Basic Black flower at the top of the photo are like her 'mistake', the one on the right follows the tutorial that I made them from. Isn't her 'mistake' just gorgeous?! And those Antique Brads just set them off perfectly. The little flower in the middle is from the Island Floral Big Shot die.