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Jul 12, 2011

On a Roll!

I'm excited to be participating in today's Design Team Creative Challenge for My Favorite Things. Its a new thing we started this year and each month we have a new theme, or a new technique to work with.  Last month, we painted.... this month, we're rolling.

I wonder how all of the girls will interpret the challenge to roll.  Me, I've used the new Large Rolled Rose Die-namic, and I've rolled several elements within my project...... This new Large Rolled Rose is so easy to work with, that if you're like me, and too lazy to go find a paper quiller or a pair of pliers, you can very easily roll it by hand. Like I did.  (The couch was cozy and the pliers were on another floor, so sweet, I just rolled that baby right up!)

I love making home decor items - but do you feel my pain that they are difficult, very difficult to photograph well?

I've created a 6x6 inspiration piece for myself which I've then added to an 8x10 frame.... 

Here's an upclose look at the elements on my 6x6 panel. I've reached for the sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About The Journey. This is a quote I've always loved... and I'm excited to have this piece to remind me that I'm on a journey every day...

If there's anything you don't like about your life, you are fully empowered to CHANGE that.  

If you had told me eight years ago that I'd be a paper crafter, I would have said you were nuts.  I've NEVER seen myself as a creative person until only a few years ago, and now its my job, its how I know some of my very best friends, it is something that I find time to work on every single day.....

In addition to my rolled rose, I rollled my papers. I wound the top edge around a pencil and then crumpled it a little to see the pretty backside of the paper.  I wound the bottom edge up around a paper piercer to get a more tight curl.  I've also rolled up each of the edges of the scallop layer for added dimension.

You might even say that I created that luscious seam binding ribbon by "rolling" it around in some Glimmer Mist.  But, that might be stretching it....

I've used the Simply Scallops Die-namic as well as the new Solid Bracket Border.  I {heart} my Die-namics!

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog today for a full listing of all the designers playing in today's challenge!  I wonder, will the girls use any number of our rolled flowers, or will they find a different way to make their projects roll? I can't wait to see!

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