Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Welcome to My Garden

You got the sneak peek last night, here's the whole deal. I am calling these "Primo Paper Posies" a little pun on the super popular Prima Flowers.
You can click on the picture to see close-ups of each flower on the board. I am basically a cheap crafter and although I love Prima's I hate having to pay for them. I hate it when I don't have the right color, size or style for my project too. I knew there had to be a better way. So I figured out how to make my own! Never again will I not have just the "right" flower for my project!
On this next photo you can see the 1st flower I ever made for a project. I had been looking for just the right one and couldn't find it. I went ahead and put a Prima on it, but I wasn't happy with it. Then one night I was practicing making some flowers and I came up with this one. I loved it. As I looked at it I realized it was perfect for my project! I ripped the Prima off and added my new creation.

I realize this one is different from the others but this is where my love of handmade flowers came from.

I will be teaching these as a class soon at The Creative Quest in Glendale AZ. Maybe I will see you there???

Have a great night friends

Toodles

112 comments:

Martha Ples said...

Hi, I'm in love with your flowers!
I can not do a class with you because i'm living in the Netherlands. So here's my question:" How dit you do this???
Do you used punches or spelbinders or only a scissor?

Rach1fun said...

These flowers are AMAZING!!!! I found your blog thru the cricut MB. I am thuroughly impressed!!! Welcome to the MB! I have left an award for you on my blog, http://www.rachiesscrapspot.blogspot.com/ You put a smile on my face!

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, your flowers. Your blog is amazing too. I would appreciate a copy of the instructions for making the flowers. My e-mail address is staplesp@1stsource.com

Jill said...

Your flowers are so beautiful!!! You do a great job!! I also would like a copy of the instructions to make these awesome flowers. My email is schu6@comcast.net. Thanks for sharing your great talent with us.

Dana said...

Oh I would love instructions too. You are so talented, and what a awesome blog. denisgirls@embarqmail.com


Thank you sooo much!!!!!

Janice said...

I love, love your flowers. Thank you for offering to give the instructions. You are very talented. My address is modjjjash@yahoo.com

tinkerbug said...

Thank you for sending out directions for these flowers. I love them.

momof30728@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I would love the instructions for them.
My email is kallie04@hotmail.com
Thank your so much.
Lisa

Tonya said...

These are awesome. your work is very clean. I would love the directions. Thanks for sharing.

Meredi said...

beautifull work1 Your so talented1
my email is
homespunheaven@verizon.net

Rylee's Nana said...

I saw your flowers in a post on the cricut MB. I would love to know how to make them. Thank you for sharing the instructions. My email is kd_holden@yahoo.com.

Wife2TJ said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your flowers. I would love it if you sent me the instructions as well I would love to try to make a card with one for my mom. These are just absolutely Stunning!!! Thanks for sharing with us :-)

-Samantha (Wife2TJ) on cricut message board

SamanthaJDesigns@hotmail.com

THANK YOU!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi, would love to have a copy of the directions in creating these beautiful flowers. They are just beautiful and would be such a great addition to any card or paper craft. My email is slc9186@aol.com. TIA
PS
Great blog....will visit often

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOUR FLOWERS!I would appreciate a copy of the instructions for making the flowers also. My e-mail address is zarranicole@yahoo.com

Thank you

Anonymous said...

I just love your flowers!! You do amazing work. I would love to get a copy of your directions. Thanks so much for sharing.

senator88@hotmail.com

bischoflarry said...

Your flowers are beautiful. Thank you for sharing the pictures and directions with us. I would love to go to your class.
Donnabischof@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

I would love the instructions on how to make these beautiful flowers.

Homemadeexpressions@gmail.com

Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Your flowers are amazing! The thought and work that went into making these must have been incredible! I found you on the circut MB and would love a copy of your instructions! My email is queensown11@yahoo.com

Deah said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous! I saw them on the cricut MB and couldn't wait to visit your blog for more inspiration. I would really appreciate a copy of your instructions for making the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing! deahmcreynolds@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful flowers. I would love the instructions. email: mrturk@sbcglobal.net

Thanks in advance!

TammyB said...

Wandered over here from the Cricut MB. I would love to have the instructions for making your flowers. They are just beautiful!
tammy@birkhead.us

jomama said...

Seeing your flowers was definately a bright spot in my day!! You do beautiful work!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Joanne mt_baskets@yahoo.com

PandaMom35 said...

Wow, Your flowers are soo beautiful. You are so amazing. I love it. I would love to have the directions and files for these. Thank you so much for sharing. My email address is sweetlady936@yahoo.com

littlemiss said...

I am in awe of your flowers and your blog! Will you please send me a copy of your instructions to make the flowers? My email address is PScot31911@aol.com.
Thanks in advance. Your talent is amazing. I wish I could take your classes.

ScrapHappyGal said...

I would love to know how to make your flowers :) Thanks for offering! my email is paulaarmbrust@att.net
my blog is
http://scraphappygal.blogspot.com
Again thanks for all your hard work :)

Tonia said...

Hi, Love your flowers!!! I would like the instructions for making them. My e-mail is potsbypotts@yahoo.com.
Thanks
Tonia

Disneyscrapper said...

Your flowers are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I also have enjoyed your blog. I'd love to know how to make the flowers. Are they from a particular cricut cartridge? You are amazingly talented. Thanks for posting these beautiful creations.

Anonymous said...

thanks much, I will take you up on your offer from the Cricut Messageboard, excited to try these, as expensive as primas are.. this could save me a ton of money..
duanejenchock@msn.com

Kim said...

Would love a copy of the indtructions. These are gorgeous

Vicki said...

Your flowers are amazing!!!
I would love a copy of your instructions

vgzermeno@gmail.com

thank you for offering the instructions.

kdorioneliz said...
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kdorioneliz said...

These flowers are beautiful. If you have the time, I would be so grateful for the instructions. You are so talented!
My email
kdorioneliz@sympatico.ca
Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Oh my...you are very talented. I love your flowers. I would love the directions for these.

LisaCampbell3 said...

Thank you for sharing! If you have the time I would love to see your instructions!
L_M_Campbell@yahoo.com

ginger said...

Love your flowers!! I would love the instructions for these if you have time to send them. TIA glsuttle@gmail.com

scrappingjoy said...

Wow these flowers are incredible. What talent you have. I love your blog too. You rock! I was surfing the net and came across your flowers. I would LOVE the instructions. My addy is jmmaley@comcast.net. Thanks for sharing your talents with others.

Annette said...

These are amazing, I would love to have the directions. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Annette
my email address is
annette@kywimax.com

KIA said...

I would love to get a copy of your instructions kjandjordan@hotmail.com. You are very talented. Your flowers are so realistic

Michele said...

These are the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen. So real and better yet - they never die!!! Wish I had seen them before I made everything for my DS birthday. Would love the directions - 90jeepgirl@gmail.com! Looking forware to seeing more! Michele

Anonymous said...

I wouldlove the instructions for these awesome flowers. thank you for sharing.
drlfmorrison@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, I agree with all of the other posters, your flowers are awesome and so are you and your talent! I wish I could take this class and a few others that you have done in the past. Just love your work! Thanks so much for the offer of the instructions also. I know what I will be doing this weekend!

God Bless you for sharing and teaching us all!

Deb
kwilli4@columbus.rr.com

Margaret said...

YOur flowers are beautiful. I would love to hve the instruction, too. Thanks for sharing

Margi
mlunn95@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love your blog already and the flowers are lovely. I would be very interested in receiving a copy of your class instructions. My name is lellie6 on the message board. My email is lelliez71@comcast.net. I understand your rules for receiving the instructions. I teach at a bead store and I feel the same way. Thank you very much for sharing your awesome talent!

Anonymous said...

I just love these flowers!! found you on the cricut blog and would love to get directions on how to make these beautiful flowers!!
lynz0019@gmail.com
Thanks so much!!

Danelle said...

Love that ROSE! Great job!! Love the name of your blog too! FUNNY! I'd love directions if you would share :)

Pat said...

Your flowers are amazing. I think one is beautiful, and then I look at the next and it is even nicer.
Would love to know how to make these.

McNeill's Dirty Dozen said...

Love your flowers! I'd love a copy of the instructions, and would onlly use it for myself. My email is monique.mcneill@yahoo.com

Rainbow said...

Hi your flowers look amazing! If you would not mind sharing the file I would love to know how to make them. Michelle_watson82@Hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love love love these flowers. You are one very talented lady. Please share how I might be able to make these. I would be extremely grateful.
Thanks so much!
sue
cmettler@stny.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I love your flowers!! They are so beautiful! I would love the instructions; my e-mail address is brandlynbarker@yahoo.com. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

this is very sweet of you to do this for everyone. You did a grea job thanks so much for sharing

Dawn

Dawn11194@aol.com

Jackie said...

Thank you so much for being willing to share your talents. I would love a copy of your instructions! jdelaruelle@yahoo.com

Jackie said...
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Deb said...

I love these flowers! Would love the instructions! My email address is deb@banditsfans.com

Thanks for sharing your work!

Anonymous said...

These flowers are gorgeous!!! I would love directions for these flowers as I just became addicted to using flowers on EVERYTHING! Thank you so much for offering the directions! emonty22 at yahoo . com

tracy4 said...

These are the most beautiful flowers. You are very talented. I would really appreciate a copy of the instructions. I just lost my job so this would be very helpful to me! tfs!!

tracy4 said...

sorry I forgot to add my email address: tracy4@nb.sympatico.ca

Thank you,

SandyK said...

OH MY GOSH, I've seen quite a few flowers but yours are just fabulous. I would love to come to a class of yours. You don't live in Oshkosh, do you?? I would just love the directions to these flowers . My email is: sankarl4@yahoo.com

Thanks so much for sharing
Sandy

Now I'm back to your blog. Thanks again.

Tammy said...

LOVE the flowers...would absolutely love the instructions!! Thanks so much!! :)
tammycollura@gmail.com

mlenske said...

Oh wow! You are one talented lady. I would love the instructions for how you created these. TFS 80). My email is mlenske@aapt.net.au . Very generous of you to take the time to email us the instructions. Cheers!

MariClaudi said...

I love your I love your flowers! I was making some using mulberry paper and my cuttlebug but yours look like you can make them anysize you want. I would love the instruction.
MariClaudi from the Cricut MB

Vablerie Bossie said...

Oh so beautiful...My first blog post, and my first google account, but really love these. Your work is awesome. May I please have the instructions Valerie vbossie@hamden.org

Linette said...

Your flowers are spectacular! I was reading your blog and see that you are in Arizona. Your pictures took me back. I lived in Arizona for 10 yrs and I loved it. Anyhoo, I would love to have the instructions for your flowers. Thanks for sharing!
My email is sunomi1221@aol.com

bkiper said...

I love these flowers. Wish I could do the class but I am in KY. Would love directions.

Anonymous said...

I think your flowers are incredible! Could I also have a copy of your instructions? My email address is hawk1411@msn.com

Thankyou SO much!

Deb

beazora said...

Your flowers are amazing!!!!
I would love a copy of the instructions for making the flowers, thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.
beazora@yahoo.com
Again THANKS

GG said...

Your flowers are beautiful!!! would love the file. gdlight99@hotmail.com Thanks so much for sharing. They are gorgeous!

planlady19 said...

These flowers are great.. I really like the rose but they are all beautiful.. I would love to have the directions as i am new to scrapbooking i am looking for all the help i can get.

thank you
dttyler@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

The primo paper flowers you made are just beautiful. You're a very talented lady. Your creativity is AMAZING! Thank you so much for offering the cut files for your flowers. Your kindness is deeply appreciated! I'm looking forward to making some of these.

My email address is joodeegee@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love the flowers would also love the instructions on how to do them. My email is sherrifields@sbcglobal.net thank you.

P.G. Lamb said...

I love the flowers! They are so pretty! I would love to be emailed with the instructions on how to make them. It's peach.iris@lycos.com. Thank you so much in advance!!!!

P.G. Lamb said...

I would love to get an e-mail on the instructions on how to make these beautiful flowers! I am obsessed with Primas right now but don't get to find the right colors for some projects. My email address is: peach.iris@lycos.com. Thank you so much!

Crystal said...

These are just gorgeous.
You are very talented!
I would love a copy of the instructions.
Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!

millertime27@comcast.net

luvtoscrp said...

Hi I would love to have the instructions for making these flowers they are gorgeous

luvtoscrp@yahoo.com

Thanks
Sondra

Anonymous said...

Wow! I have never seen flowers like this; I just got a Cricut yesterday and this is the first project that I have seen anyone make.....this sets the standard pretty high! I would love intructions. If I weren't on the other side of the country I'd be in your classes!! Thanks, Tricia
rickmcclintock@juno.com

About Me said...

I absolutely love your flowers!! And I would so appreciate it if you could send me your instructions. I only hope I can make them half as good as you.
My email address is:
jeangavin1@yahoo.com

JenHuff said...

LOVE your flowers!!! I'd love a copy of the instructions... Though I know mine would never look like yours! LOL! My email addy is Oscrap@wowway.com
Thanks so much!!
xoxox

JenHuff said...

I'm amazed by your flowers!! I'd love a copy of the instuctions though I know mine would never look like yours!! LOL!! My addy is oscrap@wowway.com
TIA!!
xoxox

2n2scrappin said...

The flowers you made are absolutely stunning! Thank you for being willing to share the directions, I would love to try to make some for a scrapbook I am making for my mom. My email address is caccrew@cox.net. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You do beautiful work. Thank you for sharing the directions to your flowers.
My e-mail address is sewingk@hotmail.com
thank you

Lori (THCEO) said...

Oooooh, glad I checked back and made it before 5:00 p.m.! I would REALLY REALLY REALLY love your instructions! Your flowers are the best I've ever seen and I am determined to learn how to make them for my own pages!!! Thanks so much for sharing. My email address is:

TheHouseholdCEO@live.com

THANKS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! :)
Lori C. (THCEO)

Barbara said...

Your flowers are STUNNING!!!I absolutely love the rose! Thanks for sharing the directions.
jbmaroney@yahoo.com

Butterflies said...

these flowers are fantastic would love the instructions. My email is cricutbutterflies@googlemail.com

Carey Payette said...

Thanks for sharing this! Saw it on the Cricut MB and would love the instructions! Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

Love how realistic your flowers are. Would be very appreciative for the directions if your sharing. Thank you
Windy
jwlee795@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Absolutely LOVE these flowers! I would love to have the instructions for these amazing creations! - Jane antjane@juno.com

trentfamily said...

Your flowers are amazing! Wish I could attend the class. But, I'm hoping the instructions will get me started. My email is trentfamily@gmail.com
Thanks for sharing!

Memejoy said...

I love the flowers! I saw on the Cricut MB you said before 5:00pm so I hope I'm not to late. Thank you so much for sharing!!! my e-mail is memejoy83@yahoo.com

Penny said...

OMDearLord!!!!! You've been discovered, my Friend!!! Sitting here with a smile on my face reading all the kind comments. Now the whole world knows how talented you are!!! Enjoy! Oh... and send those directions my way too... please!! LOL! =)

txscrapper said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I would love the instructions. vkcarter1@att.net

craftydgtr said...

I love your flowers and am already thinking of ways of using them with some other crafts that I do.

craftydgtr said...

Ok,forgot to leave my email.
craftydgtr@aol.com
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi, like everyone else I love your flowers. I live too far away to go to your class. I just found your blog on the MB. I hope it isn't too late to get the instructions for the flowers.My address is stamp4di@verizon.net. Thanks bunches.

Anonymous said...

Oh these are beautiful - if you are still sending directions would love the file to cammi1975@cox.net Thanks

Karen said...

Absolutely LOVE these flowers! I would love to have the instructions for these amazing creations! Thanks for sharing.

Karen

karenpowell40@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Absolutely LOVE these flowers! I would love to have the instructions for these amazing creations! Thnaks for sharing.


Karen

karenpowell40@yahoo.com

Dreama said...

I don't have a blog, but would love instructions for your flowers. They're absolutely perfect in every way. Hope I'm not too late. Thanks so much. dreama1947@yahoo.com

deborah said...

Hi Marta,
I love your flowers and was hoping for a copy of the instructions. I managed to type in a combination of two email address, when I left it yesterday.
If you are still sending them my email address is: ddruga@comcast.net

thank you,
Debbie

Anonymous said...

I love your flowers, and I hope it's not to late to leave a comment. I'd love a copy of your directions, my email is briarburling@hotmail.com

KellyS said...

These flowers are absolutely stunning. I really love the notebook you made too. Is the woman's picture just a print-out or did you buy that somewhere? Sure wish I was near AZ to take your classes!

Laurinda said...

I realize my post comes to late to recieve your instructions. I just want to say that your flowers and beautiful and inspirational. Thanks for sharing your "PRIMO" flowers with us. Have a great weekend.

Cathy said...

I just found these this morning. Can I please get the instuctions sent to me? nanax5cp@gmail.com Thanks so much.

Stacey said...

I also just saw your post about getting the instructions by friday but b/c I had to work last night I didn't get it until today! If you are still willing to share the instructions I would love to have them...if not...Gorgeous flowers! stacersrn@yahoo.com

JD said...

Hope I'm not too late! I love these flowers! jbcwilson@yahoo.com

Thanks!

hamptongal said...

i love the flowers and would like to know how to do them I know I'm one day late but i have been busy helping my daughter move into her new home? is there anyway you could please send me the directions?

Anonymous said...

Hi there.....you are so talented your flowers are beautiful and I would love to have the instructions on making these flowers. My email is ruthmccully_50@hotmail.com Your blog is great....and thanks in advance!!!!

Diane said...

Beautiful flowers...I wish I could take your class but Ohio is a little far to commute!

Clare D. said...

If you are sharing your instructions, I would love a copy! You can send it to my email at cjdempsey9@msn.com. Maybe you could use some of my cut files! I have a blog at www.cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com
I have a great handbag made with chipboard project, all sorts of cut files for the scrapbooker and more. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

these flowers are so awesome!!!.you are amazing!! for those of us who have just discovered these, please don't leave us out and consider sending the directions..please....please.(hands folded in prayer) wish i lived close enough to take your class!!!
gardengranna@aol.com

Pam said...

Marta I know I am posting to this REALLY late but I just found this and was wondering if I could get the instrcutions for you flowers, My Mom passed away back in Oct and I really wanted to make some of these for me and my sisters for Mothers Day, Thank you so much
Pam
Sorry to hear about your FIL

Pam said...

custersoaps@woh.rr.com
sorry forgot to leave my email
thanks
Pam

Anonymous said...

Hi I love your primo paper posies
flowers and I would love to have the directions for the flowers, Thanks Patricia eimail is
patricialewis@verizon.net