Saturday, June 18, 2011

Crocheted Flowers and a swap

Hi everybody!

First let me take care of some business. If you've been following my blogging journey then you know that I had been chosen to be on the Getting Cricky Design Team and I was super excited to have the opportunity. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I am no longer on the team. I want everyone to know that I totally support the Getting Cricky Design Team and Kristal Andrews! I will still be playing along with challenges, blog hops, Ustream and playing with the new stamps she just released.  They are currently hosting a blog hop this weekend.  Why not go check them out here?

Now on to my post, my hands were busy this week making lots of little crochet flowers for a swap I am participating in this month. They were so easy to make that I checked out a book from the library on patterns for making different flowers.

For the swap I had to make 16 identical "girlie" cuts. I ran out of the patterned paper so I decided to make a few in another patterned paper.  I hope that was ok!  I just love this purse from the Cricut Paisley cartridge. They came together so fast. I used brads for the center of the flower that I picked up at Michaels. The brads are made by Recollections. I also used the Cuttlebug to emboss the flap to the purse.

The swap is hosted by the Scrappin Sista.  The link will take you to the tab on her blog that deals with Swaps.  She hosts a different swap every month.  This is my first time participating in a swap.

Did I do good?  I think so.  Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  I've been busy trying to make my husband feel like the king today: breakfast, car wash, bike ride, dinner and homemade cheesecake.  PHEW! I'm whooped!

TTFN, Elaine

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  1. woohoo, elaine! are you vacationing on Oahu? staying in waikiki? :) and your purses are soooo cuuuute!

  2. What a sweet post Elaine :) Your purses are adorable! I have that cartridge but have never noticed the purse on it, guess I'll have to go look again because that would go so perfectly with Kristal's fabulous friends set. I hope you get a chance to join us this week for SS

  3. ADORABLE sweet girl--did you get the stamps I sent to you?
    MISS you and I'm planning on next time with no unforeseen circumstances--haha! LOVE you!!!!


  4. Hey, I gave you a blog award! Go to my blog to claim it! :)

  5. These are so sweet! You did such an excellent job on this... I need to find a purse to make! :o) I love your chipper papers, gorgeous embossing, and the lovely closures you used. :o) So happy to have stumbled upon your blog via Alex's!

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

  6. These are really cute.

  7. I'm in the swap! Yay! Can't wait to get mine!