This is my second Bird is the Word Design Team Reveal. The word we had to use is WISH. I used these 2 pictures of my kids in the forest near our house. I took these pictures last week during our walk in the neighbourhood. It was the warmest day in October in record and we loved walking around in our t-shirts and shorts. As inspiration I used the BITW sketch provided. I liked the different elements of it and I added my own twist. The journaling says:

“My wish for you is that you live life to the fullest with no regrets and that you will be happy and healthy always”

I’m also using this layout for a challenge at Scrap for Help. They are a great blog and organization that raise money for a great cause. If you have time just pop on by their website to check it out. Their challenge this month was “Children”. The theme could be anything related to children and of course to use scrap material. For this layout I used 2 different Prima packaging as scraps. I made 2 tags out of the green cardboard packaging and I cut out the plastic doilies from another package as an embellishment between papers. The Prima packaging are so versatile and are meant to be used for your projects if you wish to do so. Finally I used some old tulle fabric that I found to make the green flower. Yes you saw right I made, no actually I sew, that flower out of scratch. I can’t even believe it my self but it is true. It is so easy to make is you have the right tools. This past Friday, I went to Scrapfest. Its a Canadian based scrapbooking market and crop. One of the make-and-takes was to make this flower. A very talented lady called Karen Ellis (check out her blog) showed us how to make it. The trick is to used these templates to make the flower and its as if you are sewing by number. Below is a picture of how the template looks like. (I will try to make a tutorial next time to show you how easy it is). At the end I glued a metal trinket on top as decoration. I’m quite excited on how it turned out.

I’m also using this layout for a Challenge me Happy creative challenge #9. This months challenge was to make your own embellishments. I made my own flower and I also embellished the chipboard with paint and stamps to give it that look. I used green paint and then stamped  black flourishes on top.

Finally I’m also using this layout for a new Challenge blog I found called Stuff 2 Scrap . The challenge was a 4,3,2,1 Challenge!
You had to use:
4 different pattern papers
3 flowers
2 Tags
1 chipboard piece preferably from Stuff 2 Scrap (however I didn’t have any so I used Dusty Attic)
I do feel I met all the requirements for this layout. (and then some)

This is the tool I used to make the green flower. Its called the Kanzashi flower maker by Clover. You can use any fabric to make the flower. It comes in different shapes and sizes to make different flowers.
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  • Reply Lizzyc October 24, 2011 at 2:31 am

    HI.. wow oh wow.. you are creating so beautifully!! i love this one.. i saw it on the BITW site and loved it.. but now i see the close ups and all the work i love it more.. and your flower is stunning. i love seeing hand made stuff on layouts, it makes it more personal.. great layout!!

  • Reply Di Garling October 24, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Fabulous take on this sketch Karen. Love that flower too, how clever!! Cheers Di xx

  • Reply Anita Tillman October 25, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Hello there and WOW!!! Love your take on the Stuff2scrap challenge! The colours and all the details are just gorgeous! I have had that flower maker for AGES and never taken it out of the packet.. I will tonight!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun! Anita

  • Reply Colleen B. October 25, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Great take on the Stuff 2 Scrap challenge! Love the fresh bright colour and the details are gorgeous! Thank you for joining in at Stuff 2 Scrap šŸ™‚

  • Reply Chantal Vandenberg October 26, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Gorgeous layout! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuff 2 Scrap! šŸ˜€

  • Reply Rachael Funnell October 26, 2011 at 9:24 am

    This is TOTALLY Adorable Keren!!!
    The tearing & layers are FANTASTIC….
    Also the Peek a boo with the Flowers are FAB!!!
    THANKS So Much for Sharing with US over @ Stuff 2 Scrap……… xx

  • Reply Lean October 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    stunning page cool design!

  • Reply Vicky Varvadouka October 28, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I love the design and the color combo and your little ones are beautiful!!!!

  • Reply Lisa Amiet October 31, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    This is beautiful, all that green is soooo yummy! xoxo

  • Reply teacher jessy November 1, 2011 at 6:01 am

    What a beautiful layout!

  • Reply Missy Whidden November 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    This is gorgeous! Love all the green!

  • Reply Lisa Dorsey November 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Beautiful layout!!!

  • Reply scrappergrl November 1, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Lovely LO and clever little flower tool! It makes a great flower!! Thanks for playing with us at Challenge Me happy!!

  • Reply Hannah November 1, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    A beautiful page, I really love all the green, it makes the layout so serene. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the challenge at CMH šŸ™‚

  • Reply Marie/Mison November 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Your page is just stunning! And the flower really beautiful. Thanks for playing along!

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