Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Almost There....

After sitting at the computer half of the day, I have 14 patterns done and only 2 needing numbering. Yeah!!! I'm almost done. Then comes the process of putting the books together. My last book was 8 1/2" x 11" with a plastic spiral binding. It looks nice but is harder to ship because I usually put it in a box to protect the binding. I'm thinking that I may print this next book on legal size paper folded in half so it would be 8 1/2" x 7". I would staple the binding so the book would lay flat and could easily mail in a cardboard envelope. Any comments on whether that sounds good? Most of the patterns would be a good size for a 5x7 card.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Thank you!

I just want to thank those of you who are reading my blog. I know a lot of you come over from and and I just want to say thanks!! (I think there might be a few of my family stopping by too) I also want to say thank you so much to those of you who leave comments!

I will try to keep my blog updated and share new cards as I create them. I took a break from patterns today but hope to get some more done tomorrow. I did get one more done last night so I have 8 ready to go! I have a busy week ahead but still hope to get my patterns done and ready to publish by the 1st week of October.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Eagle Cards

These cards are for a challenge at The challenge was to make two cards, one an iris fold and the other from the leftover bit cut out from the template. This is something I have never done before but it ended up being a lot of fun.

This is one of the patterns that will be in my upcoming book. I created this pattern almost two years ago. My hubby had mentioned how great an iris fold of an eagle would be. One and a half days later I finally had a pattern and card done. It was 96 folds when I first created it. I have cut the number of folds down to 56 for my book. The pattern is a little more challenging than some but well worth the effort.

It is also a great pattern for boy scouts when they become an eagle scout. I have made several for friends for that very reason.

Update on my upcoming book: I have 7 patterns done and at least 5 left to prepare to publish. Over half way!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Iris Fold Book

Well I am working furiously on my new iris fold book of patterns. I plan to have 10 - 15 of my original patterns in my book including:
Baby Rattle
Maple Leaf
Double Hearts
Eagle Landing
Labrador Retriever
Tudor House frame
Schoolhouse frame
I have all but one of these patterns completed and I am now in the process of creating jpeg images that are clean and easy to read with computer generated lines and numbers. I hope you are all as excited as I am to see the final book! Keep an eye here for the latest updates.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Books No Longer Available at Scrapbook Store

I have picked up all of my books from Heartfelt Creations. They sold quite a few in the beginning but they had them priced pretty high so sales slowed down dramatically. If you are interested in a book, please feel free to email me at janddbybee @ hotmail . com (no spaces) or call 302-0827 or 631-6815 (area code 801). The price is $10 plus shipping if you need it mailed.
Here is the link to the post with the pattern list:

Iris Folded Lion - Wishing U a Happy Birthday!

I created this card from a pattern I created at least 1 1/2 years ago. I have always liked the pattern but I never got around to making a card from it. I am currently working on making a book of non-religious iris fold patterns and I had debated on whether or not to include this pattern. Since I don't like to pass on a pattern I haven't tried, I decided I had better make this one up. I turned it into a card for my son to give a friend turning 5. What do you think? Feel free to comment (the link is below this post). You don't even have to be a blogger to comment - just mark anonymous. TFL (Thanks for looking!)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Here are some pictures from the free Make & Take at the State Fair last night.

What a wonderful group of ladies (and one man) to teach such a fun and easy technique. I hope they all had as much fun as I did.

I was excited to see that my iris fold temple took a first place ribbon! My photograph is really bad and I'll have to take a better one later. My 5 year old son also took a blue ribbon for his iris fold of a pink river dolphin. He was so excited to get another ribbon! This picture is of him right after he had completed folding it. Here is a link to YouTube that shows him creating his dolphin:

Thanks again everyone for joining in the fun last night. Hope to see some of you again soon at classes or to deliver books!

State Fair Make & Take Patterns

Here are the patterns that we did at the state fair Make & Take. I want to thank everyone who stopped by my table and joined in the fun.
To use these patterns, double click to bring up the full size image. Right click and save to file. Open up in a word or photo program and print the size that you want. (I'm not sure how to save to file with Mac computers.) These are copyrighted patterns so please do not sell the patterns to anyone. You are more than welcome to sell cards you make from the patterns though.
There was a lot of interest in my Iris Folding for the LDS Crafter book. If you are interested, please email or call and we'll make arrangements for delivery. Please scroll down to the blog posting about my book to see the patterns included. My email address is listed above in the blog description or below in the book post. Of course "dot" should be replaced with a "."
Thanks again for a really fun evening. Tomorrow, I'll post some pictures from our classes.