Monday, December 24, 2012

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I forgot to post this last tag I created for the SVGcuts 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.  Here is a  simple little reindeer tag, using SVGcuts files.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ice Skater Tag

When I think of winter and Christmas, ice skating, snowflakes and gingerbread houses come to mind.  Nothing more fun than holiday traditions.  That's where my inspiration came from to create this sweet little tag. All details including files etc. are below the photo.

SVGcuts files used: 

Punkin Patch Stamps:
Holiday Traditions (plus free printables) 

Other Items:
  • buttons
  • natural twine
  • Burlap scrap  
  • Wire ribbon  
  • Ink - to give it more dimension  
Have fun!

 I had a great time creating fun little tags to celebrate the SVGcuts 12 Days Of Christmas giveaway.
 Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!   Be sure to scroll down for your chance to be the grand prize winner of the Sizzix Eclips!

The SVGcuts 12 days of Christmas is coming to an and and some lucky winner will go home smiling  with as Sizzix eclips !  How nice of Leo and Mary to put this giveaway together!  click the image for your to chance to win!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Mixed Media Tag for the SVGcuts Tim Holtz Giveaway

One of my favorite things, Mixed Media!  Today is day 10 of the SVGcuts 12 days of Christmas, featuring Tim Holtz!  How fun!!!  Be sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom of this post.

To celebrate the Tim Holtz / SVGcuts giveaway I created this cool angel/fairy tag! Utilizing the stamps, inks, and accessories by Tim Holtz, so much fun!  All details, products, files, etc. listed below image.

Tim Holtz Products Used:

SVGcuts files used:

Kate's Holiday Silhouettes SVG Collection   
*Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Card  
  • interior.svg (used for tag base)
  • top.svg (used for middle layer of tag) 

Woodland Fairies SVG Collection

  • fairy1.svg 

    Remember to enter the SVGcuts 12 Day's Of Christmas, for your chance to win some fantastic prizes!!!

    Click Image To Enter

     Day 10 is the Tim Holtz Giveaway!

    Click image to enter

    Have fun creating and good luck! :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Puppie Dog Dreams Gift Tag

Another day closer to Christmas!  Are you ready?  My daughter keeps asking for a puppy!  Well, we already have two dogs,  a puppy is not in our near future, lol! It's an everyday discussion, needless to say  puppy's are on my mind.   So,  I created a cute little tag with a sweet pup on it.  Reminds me of Toto from the Wizard Of Oz, love that cute little dog!  This file comes from SVGcuts (All  files used just below the image).

Enjoy, and be sure to enter the SVGcuts 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway!  So many fantastic prizes!!!

Files used:

Kate's Holiday Silhouettes SVG Collection  

  • scottie_bottom.svg 

    (the red bow comes from the subset -All I want is you card) 

Christmas Open House SVG Kit    

  • lid_circle-bottom.svg 

  • lid_flake_bottom.svg 

  • lid_flake_top.svg 

Supplies Used:

Punkin Patch Stamp -  Holiday Traditions - with free stampables
  • Wire Ribbon
  • Pop dots - to add depth to the layers 
  • Card stock
Remember to enter the SVGcuts 12 Day's Of Christmas, for your chance to win some fantastic prizes!!!

Click image below:  To Enter The SVGcuts 12 Days Of Christmas!!!

 All dates listed in above link.  

Day 7 is Paper Play Studio and Punkin Patch Stamps!!! 

Click image to enter
Good Luck!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

SVGcuts Day - 4 
(12 Day's Of Christmas Giveaway)

Hope you are having a good weekend!  Today SVGcuts giveaway is a $100 Paper Issues gift certificate Paper Issues is a blog where you can meet other crafty friends, link up your creative pieces, win crafting supplies or shop for the latest paper crafting products!  So, check it out and enter to win!

To kick off this week I create a fun, sweet simple tag you can give to that special someone in your life.  I created this using SVGcuts:

Thanks for stopping in and hope you will have fun creating a tag for your sweetheart!



Enter to wing the $100 Paper Issues Gift Certificate!



  See the beautiful new Everyday Winter Cards SVG Kit.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

SVGcuts 12 Days Of Christmas - Day 1 Gift Tag

Well, it's finally here and to celebrate  Brigit Man my fellow Design Team member at SVGcuts, came up with the fun idea of creating gift tags! So, I am playing along for some of the days, how fun!
Here is my 1st tag. 
I created this cute simple yet elegant tag using:
  •  Comet's Candy Land SVG Collection - for the tree
  •  My Big Day SVG Collection - for the banner 
  • The star and circle shapes from - shapes in Ecal 
  • Sparkle blue paper for the inside of the tree
  • White paper for shadow
  • The inside of a Rits cracker box for the natural tan star. (love to get a little recycling in when I can) :)  
  • Silhouette CAMEO® (MSRP: $299.99)
  • Silhouette Studio Designer Edition (MSRP: $50.00)
  • $25 Gift Card
So exciting!  Good luck everyone, this is going to be fun! :)

Friday, September 7, 2012

My New Candy Dish! - Revolving Art Organizer

I have to share my newest favorite toy with all of you.  Its this revolving art organizer! Just looking at it makes me want to make something, its a carousel of candy for the artist and crafter!  I can't tell you how much easier it is to create with.  In the past, I would rustle through my supplies  to find the right color, or type of media I wanted to use.  So much time was spent pulling out pencils, pens, markers, pastels etc., then sorting them out to work on a project, leaving me less time to play!  With this great new tool, when I get inspired, all I have to do is grab my sketch pad or other substrate and create!  Love, love, love this!!!

This is my new candy dish :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Let Them Blossom - Mixed Media On Canvas

The other day I did a tutorial on creating pretty little faces, so I thought I would share with you the piece I created using a few that I made.

It is titled "Let Them Blossom"  It's about watching and guiding our children as they grow.  You may have noticed my name is Fleurette F. Bloom well, the F in the middle stands for Flower.  Yes my parents were hippies and artists.

When I was a little girl my Father would always tell me, that I was their little flower and it was their job to help me grow.  He would say "a flower needs water, sunshine, tender loving care and protection, just like a child.  If you give them all those things then they will blossom into what they are meant to be."  So, this piece is a tribute to that sweet story my Dad would always tell me. (Thanks for being such a great Dad) :)

I added the time pieces in upper left hand corner to show, as time passes with the sun, so do the children grow.

I hope you enjoy this piece and that it inspires you to create something unique to you! :)

Click on photo to enlarge 

The captions in the piece are:

Plant the seeds
Nourish them
Protect them
Let them bloom
Watch them blossom

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Create some pretty little faces! With How-To Tutorial :)

Today I created some pretty little faces to use in future mixed media pieces. A fun little sketch project that can be done almost anywhere.

What you will need:
* Plain White Paper
* Regular and Colored Pencils
* Markers (I used Copic as I love the blend-ability and variety of soft and dark colors)
* scissors
* White Gell Pen (for highlights)

Just sit relax and have fun sketching :).

Here are some I created today.
The first photo is of my basic sketches, with colored pencil. The second is with the addition of markers, that I  cut out with scissors.

These faces are great for creating all sorts of things from mixed media paintings, cards to creating doll faces and so much more!

Can't wait to create something fun with them!!!

How-To, Step By Step Sketch Tutorial

If you want to create a pretty face, you will need to keep things symmetrical.
If you want a comical face you can draw the features off kilter.

This tutorial is on drawing fanciful faces, the process for drawing a realistic face
is similar but with a few more adjustments.  

The below steps show how to create a symmetrical pretty face. 
All faces turn out best by using this same method of dividing and using guidelines as shown below.

1. Draw a circle, find the center and draw one vertical line and one horizontal to divide your face. 
2. Create an even wave through the center (this will form your eyes)

3. Draw another wave line, connecting to your first (This will essentially give you 3 eyes)

* you will later erase the center eye, this is used for correct spacing.

4. Draw a small vertical eye shape below and centered benieth the center spacing eye.
5. Draw three circles at the bottom of this shape (this will create your nose)
6. Draw three more circles a bit below your nose shape (This will create your mouth)

7. Draw circles in your two side eyes and erase the center eye.
8. Create your nose and mouth by outlining your guide circles, then erase the unneeded extra lines that helped you form these features

9. Draw in smaller circles for your pupils (you can center these or position them where you want to look.  Just be sure to position each in the same location in each eye. 

10. Draw in eyelids from one corner to the next, it looks nice when you have it cut through the pupils.  
11.  Erase your extra lines (you can see I have erased the lines on the left, but left the ones on the right
so you can see how to draw your lines through the pupil)  
12.  Draw in eyebrows. 

13. Outline your face with a black or sepia fine tip marker/pen. 
14. Erase your pencil marks (if you want a rougher look you can leave some of your pencil marks to create a folk art or look, it's just a matter of choice.

Now you have a great face to color anyway you like! :)

Here is the one above, I colored it in just a bit and I will add more color and shading  later in the finished piece. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bingo Ball Drop - Aug. 20th 2012 Winner Announced
Good luck to everyone!!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Let The Bingo Balls Bounce!!! It's GIVEAWAY TIME!!! WIN A $20.00 JO-Ann's Gift Card

Here is all you have to do to enter, to win a $20.00 JO-ANN's Gift Card.
  • Hit Like on my Face book page and Join my blog :)
  • Enter a comment in this thread or the FB thread!
  • Just for fun, in your comment, share what your favorite file is or which of my projects is your favorite! :)
  • If you have already joined both, post a comment and I will enter your name too!!! If you have joined one but not the other, join that one and enter a comment!
It's that easy to enter!!!

*Remember you must join both the FB page and my blog and leave a comment on one to quailfy. :)

That's it!

*Please Share this with your friends, the more the merrier!!!

One random winner will be selected and win, the $20.00 Jo-Ann's gift card!!!

It will be fun, a bingo ball will be pulled from the cage on camera and if your name/number gets pulled, you win!!! Be sure to watch :) Winner will be notified via this thread and on FB.

Winner will be announced in the evening, Monday August 20th!!! So, you have two weeks to enter!

* Just for fun in your comment let me know what your favorite file is! I would love to know!

Sometimes Their Are Good Accidents "Soar To New Hight's"

The other day, I grabbed my camera and snapped a few pics of a hot air balloon. Later when I was looking at the pictures I noticed not only did I get a picture of the hot air balloon, but there was a large hawk soaring in the sky as well! I thought it was kinda cool, so I gave it the title "Soar To New Hight's" I found it uplifting and motivational :) Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

So happy you stopped in!  Scroll down for a little peak into the CHA 2012 show.  I Had a wonderful time with the SVGCuts Design Team!!!!  So cool to finally meet Tamara of Happy Life, Crafty Wife and Thienly of Mod paperie in real life!!!  We walked the show all together and had a great time with Leo and Mary!!! All truly terrific, creative, fun people!!!  So happy to have had the opportunity to hang out with all of them! :)

Me coming out of the house that was created on the new TLC show Craft Wars with Tori Spelling, at CHA 2012.

Svgcuts getting ready to interview Tim Holtz

SVGcuts Leo and Mary interviewing Carta Bella at CHA.

Some pretty things and displays at CHA 2012

Meeting Dear Lizzy from American Crafts

Had fun with Mary, Thienly, Tamara and Leo walking the show! Here we are with Lizzy.

Entering CHA

Here is what it looks like when you enter the show :)
Here I am on my way to CHA! So excited to go with Mary, Leo and some of the Design Team!!! I also get to finally meet Thienly and Tamara in person!!! I know we will have fun seeing all the great new products :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Butterflies Delight, Spring Birdhouse

I really had fun putting this little birdhouse box together, I decided to repost it for this spring! This project makes a great gift or decoration for your home.

To create the butterfly decorated roof with butterflies, I created my own two sided paper, using card stock. I painted the colors on with watercolor paint. I just love how the watercolor paint gives such a soft, beautiful feel. I used chalk inks to create shadows and definition to the piece. I also hope this will inspire you to to create your own or one just like this one. :) Be sure to check out all the pictures below, there is something to look at on each side of this cute little bungalow. If you do create one, I would love to see yours! Post it on the wall and let them know you were inspired by Fleurette. :)

Svgcuts Collections used:
Below you can see how I wrapped the tree from the side around to the front. I think it gives it a nice flow from side to front. I love to wrap things around when I can, then when someone picks it up to look at it they, automatically begin to turn the piece to look at all sides.

    This is the back of my little bird house box. I used a gate design, chalk/inked it to give it a rusted look. Added some more butterflies and more of the fern at the bottom.

    On this side of the bird house I used a gate design, cut out what I needed, added chalk and ink to give it a rusted look. I also cut up a fern to give the grassy feel at the bottom.

    Below is the roof of the "Spring Birdhouse" it is completely covered in butterflies. I made my own two sided paper, by watercoloring the card stock on both sides. This gives a really soft and colorful butterfly. Im sure you could also find some pre-printed paper that would also give this effect if you did not want to paint your own.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sneak Peek At A kids Art Project I am directing

I am having a great time working with some kids on a project for their school auction. The kids are all having a lot of fun, and learning some new skills! I will be showing you the finished pieces along with how you can do this too! Great home decor!

Hope you enjoy this sneak peak :)

Details coming soon!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

St. Patricks Day Banner

I created this fun and simple St. Patrick’s Day banner with just one SVGCuts collection! As the old Irish blessing goes, “may your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.” This banner design would also be great for many other holidays using different shapes, etc.

For full instructions, supplies and collections used click here: Designs By: Fleurette F. Bloom @

Paris Locks Of Love - Valentines Day

Paris, the city of love, what better way to say I love you, than with a delicate Eiffel Tower box, filled with chocolates and ”Padlocks Of Love” cards. In Paris there is a romantic bridge where people place a padlock on the fence with their initials on it, then throw the key into the river to pledge eternal love. This story is what inspired me to create this fun project. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

For full instructions, supplies and collections used click here: Designs By: Fleurette F. Bloom @