Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Art of Kanzashi





I fell in love with Kanzashi a few years ago and can't stop playing with it. Kanzashi is the Japanese art of making traditional hair ornaments. They were used for formal occasions. The beautiful and intricate flowers were made with silks and rice paste.


I am definitely not a silk kind of girl and afraid of what exactly rice paste is made of. So I use my lovely hot glue gun or fabric glue and my fabric scraps. I love to adorn handmade journals with my little flowers. And my daughter loves the barrettes I make for her hair. We have them in every possible color to match all her favorite outfits.


I have created a wonderful downloadable instruction book and added to our Creativity Workshops.


The Creativity Workshops are a great place to download some interesting and fun instructional books to try something new. They are only $5 and worth every penny.





Friday, May 18, 2007

Scrapbook Society June 2007 Peek



I am loving the colors in the June kit. This is a VERY small peek at what is in the June kit. The papers are Lil Davis Endless Summer. Wonderful bold colors, graphic look with a distressed edge. Can you think of anything more perfect????

And the technique is going to be so much fun. The technique is honestly something we have done in the past but we put a new and very cool spin on it. Memory Makers magazine says the technique is a "hot" new trend. LOL!!!!!

Watch for more peeks of the kit in the next few days.

Have you seen our Creativity WORKSHOPS??

Amy is our first author with a wonderful workshop on how to create your own lip glosses and lip balms.

We will be adding many more in the next few weeks.

We are also looking for more authors of our Creativity workshops. Do you have a special project or class that would make a great workshop? Just drop me an email at melynda@ilove2create.com with your proprosal. It is a great way to publish your work and make a little extra $$.