Fun tutorial and another giveaway!

Another week starting already…where is the time going? I am up to my eye balls right now with packing, getting rid of stuff, and majorly cleaning every nook and cranny in the house. Only 6 weeks left until my big move but really I need to have it all done by June 21 as I head over to Victoria to visit my family for the remainder of June.

Some good news: I just got confirmation that I have a place to live in California! yay! I will be renting a house with 3 other girls who will be in my class. It’s only a few minutes away from the college (by car) and there is a fenced back yard – the dogs will love it!

Now onto the giveaway!! From now on, each Monday I’m going to do a giveaway – just a fun little way to start the week off. : )
This week I’m giving away a class kit from a previous class I taught at CKC for a cute little maze mini album.
You will get everything in the kit needed to make this little book, including instructions of course.


I will choose a random winner (via Friday morning. So leave a comment here by Thursday at midnight to be entered in this draw. My question for you this week is: What kind of tutorials would you like to see here? I had a lot of fun taking a break from packing/cleaning today and actually being able to create stuff! I am going to try to do it more often before I have to pack all my scrap stuff up. (those will be the last things I pack up!).

Summer {paper} Flower Garden tutorial


You will need:

– patterned paper cut into 4 x 4 squares

– popsicle sticks

– buttons or other embellishments

– scissors

– pencil


– Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas

– Claudine Hellmuth Studio matte multi medium & acrylic paints


1.  Once you have your 4 x 4 squares of paper, freehand draw a flower shape onto the first sheet.



2. Cut your flower shape out, then trace onto another sheet that you want to be the back side of your flower. (they are reversible). Cut your second flower out.


3. Tape the popsicle stick to the inside on one of the flower pieces, then glue the two of them together.


4. I love using these clips to hold things together while I’m waiting for the adhesive to dry.


5. You may need to trim around some of the edges of your flowers, and you can go ahead and ink the edges now if you’d like to.



6. Another fun way of creating your flowers is by using Sticky Back Canvas sheets by Claudine Hellmuth Studio.


7. Do as you did in the first step and cut the sticky back canvas sheet into pieces measuring 4 x 4. Draw your flower shape with a pencil onto the canvas and cut the shapes out. (You can back them onto another piece of sticky back canvas or onto paper)


8. For the first flower I used a glaze. Mix a dollop of multi medium onto a non stick craft sheet and mix a bit of acrylic paint into it. Mix together and brush onto the flower shape. This will give it a nice glaze with color that is more sheer.



9. For the second flower, I used the acrylic paint directly from the jar – this gives it more coverage and more solid color.



10. The multi medium acts as a great adhesive! I used it here to glue the buttons down.


11. Go ahead and embellish your flowers any way you’d like. I really love incorporating vintage book paper in my projects lately, and of course, I still love buttons!