Monday, June 23, 2008

HELLO KANSAS!

The fun FLYBaby Gathering in Kansas City is sadly now history. I had so much fun that I am still here. Actually friends Marnie and Mary are here with me. We will all leave tomorrow morning. Many images were shared and new techniques were learned. I actually made a card using one of the new techniques.

Kimilou was very kind to teach us how to do Dahlia folds. I seemed very tedious to fold the 8 petals needed, but with practice they became easier. (She actually showed us how to make a flower using only 4 of the dahlia petals, but I didn't like how my paper choice worked for it so did the full flower.) If you would like to try this you can see a tutorial for it on Split Coast Stampers.

You can't really tell by this picture but the patterned paper the flower is built on has been scored in 1/2 inch increments diagonally in each direction. This gave the paper a really neat quilty look to it. Thank you Marnie for doing this for me.

A very big THANK YOU to Kerianne for putting the weekend together. You did a great job! I hope you get a good night sleep tonight.

It's now time for bed and I do need my sleep as tomorrow will be a long day since my flight doesn't get in to Baltimore till 11:20pm and then I have an hours drive home. So good night.

11 comments:

Christi said...

I am so glad you guys had fun. I wish I could've been there. :) I still haven't tried the Dahlia fold yet (too scared) but I am loving this!! Hope you make it home safe!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

You made such an awesome card with the Dahlia!!!! It really is a fun technique!! And it's so amazing that our get together has come and gone!! YIKES!! Start planning for next summer!!! LOL

kerianne said...

This card turned out gorgeous...great paper choices!!

Lori J said...

Great job on the card! I still need to try out this technique. :0)

thinker said...

beautiful card! Glad the w/e was SO much fun for you all... and that you did eventually make it home ;)

Twila Grace said...

Suzanne, this card is just beautiful! You make very appealing cards.

Diane said...

Wonderful! You got to do the dahlia fold! Turned out beautifully...know you had so much fun with everyone. Was so torn about missing...but I know we did the right thing.

I'll be checking in again. Glad you made it home safe and sound. Did you love KC???

JAR said...

Sounds fun and your fold is beautiful! I still haven't tried one of those yet!

Susan said...

What a beautiful card, Suzanne! I love that Dahlia fold. I've made a few of them now and it really helps to choose contrasty paper like you have. I also liek the extra crease you put in and will be trying that next time :-) Glad you had a great time away.

It's so good to be back online - thank you so much for your comments while I was away - am still catching up on things here in the new house and really need to get my craft supplies organised so I can make some new things!!

I'll be 'seeing' you.

Sarah said...

Suzanne I love this card!! The added teture on the back paper really makes me think of a quilt, and the colors are wonderful together!!

Susan said...

Oh and I just left a little something for you on my blog :-)