Saturday, March 6, 2010

I'm Late, but I'm here!!

So much for being prepared way ahead of time. I seriously had this month's project completed two weeks ago and thought I had plenty of time to get my post up. I'm still feeling a bit behind from being away all last week. I swear I thought the 6th was still 2 days away. I was sitting in the middle of my son's basketball game and had a rush of panic wash over me, knowing I was forgetting something.
Anyway, I'm here, finally, with this month's Limelight monthly challenge. Our theme this month was handmade flowers. They are HOT right now and I love that there are so many ways to make pretty, easy, and affordable flower embellishments. Here's what I did.

I used some punched, gorgeous Oct. Afternoon dp, Basic grey buttons, faux suede ribbon, and brown burlap thread to make these flowers. I think it took me all of about 20 minutes to put them together. Each of the paper flowers have 6 punched out layers, and I stitched the ribbon flowers like I did here.

I also made a birthday card to match and put one of my flowers on it. I love how this turned out. I used the awesome new birthday set from Unity,It's Your Day, along with many of the same elements I used to create the flowers. The cake was colored with copics. I'm off to see what the rest of the DT did with their handmade flower challenge.

our March Guest Designer, Maggie~stamps in hallways
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Hugs, Lisa


  1. Oooh! Love the embellies AND the card! Fantastic project! Love the variety of flowers you made. :)

  2. Love the flowers and your card!

  3. Beautiful flowers Lisa!

    lisa a.

  4. Holy cow these are fantastic! I love love love those flowers. I'm going to have to makes some!! Gorgeous card!!

  5. I am so into making my own flowers right now! Thanks for sharing! Those are great flowers and card!

  6. lisa, i love the flowers!--and the colors you used for your card-gorgeous!

  7. Those flowers are great...what dimension they have! Love the colors on the birthday card. As for the Nestie website.....I can't remember what it was. This actually may be a good thing for my bank account :)

  8. oh my so so gorgeous.. love these!


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