Friday, March 25, 2011

Just Us Girls #77 ~

 Helllllllooooo ladies!  I'm back with my last project as the guest designer for JUGS :o(  I've had so much fun and been welcomed by this fabulous group of ladies so well!  Thank you again JUGS girls for choosing me to be your March Guest Designer  :o))

This week we were challenged to make a zipper flower.  These little flowers are all the rage right now, but I've been reluctant to try them.  The fantastic Dana Gustafson has provided an amazing tutorial here...problem is, I have now scientifically deduced that I am allergic to a needle and thread!  I start sneezing, break out in hives...you know, the whole shebang!  For one, I don't know how to properly thread the damn thing!  I know, I know, I could Google it and find a million videos on how to do it just so!  I don't want to!  Then I'd be required to sew everything back together and that just doesn't fly with me!  :o)  lol

So I found another tutorial here that just uses ScorTape - right up my alley!  The only problem I ran into this go round, was that some of the tape showed due to the thin width of the zipper.
Instead of panicking, I chose to dump some turquoise glitter over the flower to hide my mistake and for a little shine ;o)
 I used one of my all time favorite quotes featured in Verve's Beautiful You set on a PTI Fillable Frames #10 die.  The card needed just a tid bit more, so I added some butterflies {punched from a MS punch} and a little Fruit Punch Stickles. 

I really hope you play along this week...it is my last one after all!  lol  Have a superb weekend, friends!!  And, as always, thanks so much for stopping by!  :o) lyss

7 comments:

Julie E said...

LOL!!! You are too funny :>) The sparkle is the perfect touch!

Lisa Kind said...

I just have to laugh when we talk about what goes into these challenges! Have you read Krisin's yet? Too funny! I LOVE your flower and the addition of the glitter is fabulous! Lovely card, Alyssa, and thanks so much for being a great March JUGs Guest! Hope to see you playing along with us in the future!

Andrea M said...

Too funny!! What a great recovery though - turn the peeking scor tape into a glitter trap - awesome!!! Your card is fantastic!!! I love that turquoise flower!!! Thanks so much for joining us for the month!!! It was so great to have you design for us!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Glitter scor tape zipper flower perfection...sometimes it's just as much about the journey as it is about the end result! I love your card, your good humor and your wonderful guest designer contributions all month long!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This turned out great! Clever to use glitter and I like how it looks on the flower. I haven't tried a zipper flower yet but I love the look. I can thread a needle, but can't make one of those medallion thingys out of paper. You know where you cut a strip and score it a bunch of times and then fashion it into a cool medallion for a banner or something? I have not been able to successfully make one even after watching a how-to video! LOL

Maria Levine said...

What a fabulous card! Your blue flower is stunning!

Chris said...

i must live under a flippin rock or in maine..lol i've never seen thses flowers b4. very cute...but def not mail friendly.lol