Michele Foster's "bloomin Garden" Dvd...

Decorating By lorijom Updated 27 Sep 2013 , 1:18am by nurse72

lorijom Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 12:53am
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I just had to give a shout out about Michele Foster's, aka sugarflowers, wonderful DVD "Bloomin Garden"...it has rocked my world!!!! Probably the thing that made me join this site was the picture of her beautiful heart shaped flower pillow and when I found out there was a DVD with instructions I had to have it, so I carried on icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif until I got it for mothers day icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

I have learned so much from it, with my favorite thing being the no cutter rose petals...love, love, love them icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif I have so far still to go - like my leaves thumbsdown.gif - but I am thrilled with my progress and I just had to let you all know about this wonderful DVD.

Here are my before and after pics of my roses, sorry they aren't such great pics but that's another dilemma altogether icon_rolleyes.gif

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alanahodgson Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 2:39am
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Wow! Your after pic is really amazing! so realistic! In a garden and all! icon_wink.gif

lorijom Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 4:05am
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Actually I hated to post that pic but as you can tell by the before pic when I take them inside they turn out horrible...I am very photo challenged and have a horrible digital camera icon_smile.gif

danijus Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 1:54pm
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You made the yellow ones? Man I have to get that dvd.

lami Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:56pm
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Is the DVD for only roses or are there instructions for making other flowers?

lorijom Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 4:11pm
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The DVD gives instructions for making all the flowers in this:


Another great thing about it is that you will find you have most of the things you need already...there isn't an enormous list of things to go purchase.

lorijom Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 4:12pm
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...and it's not just the flowers but also the ribbon and the base board ruffle - hard to see in the pic.

Sugarflowers Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 5:30pm
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Fantastic job! Pretty amazing work. Thank you for letting us see your photos and for this post. It is greatly appreciated.

Michele Foster

lorijom Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 5:52pm
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Michele I just had to spread the news and my excitement about your DVD!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us icon_smile.gif

jen1977 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 8:50pm
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Originally Posted by lorijom

...and it's not just the flowers but also the ribbon and the base board ruffle - hard to see in the pic.

I don't see any ribbon and base board ruffle in your first picture. It looks like a picture of someones garden wit ha few real yellow roses in it! You did a wonderful job!

jen1977 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 8:51pm
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Oh, and I hope I didn't sound like I didn't think you made the flowers. I'm just confused since you mentioned ribbon and base board and I didn't see any!

lorijom Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 9:01pm
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Jen you and I are both confused...I meant the picture of Michele's flowers, she has the ribbon and the ruffle and gives directions in the DVD.

I'm lucky to have any picture of my flowers so yes mine is just the yellow roses. LOL

joaaaann Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 9:10pm
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K...well um..I'm confused now haha. Are the yellow roses in top picture supposed to be sugar roses or real ones in a garden?

lorijom Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 9:20pm
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The yellow roses are sugar roses and they're in the garden because that's the only picture I have of them that is even remotely good...sorry for the confusion icon_confused.gif Here is the only other pic of them...and see it's all blurry and yucky icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

jen1977 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 9:26pm
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I would take it as a compliment that we were confused and thought they were real! You did a fantastic job on them, and they do look real! Even in the blurry picture they look real!

joaaaann Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 9:44pm
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O my Gosh that's just so insane! I was just SURE those were real roses in that 'garden pic'. That's amazing icon_eek.gif

becky27 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 9:47pm
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well i say wow anyway....spectacular job!!! i have to practice!!!!!!

floophs Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 10:01pm
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Originally Posted by joaaaann

O my Gosh that's just so insane! I was just SURE those were real roses in that 'garden pic'. That's amazing icon_eek.gif

Exactly what I was thinking! I thought..."why is she taking a pic of her garden?? icon_confused.gif " Wow...that is amazing. Both pictures are amazing!

alanahodgson Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 10:06pm
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Okay, I was fooled, too. I thought you were joking when you posted your after picture of the garden. See, your flowers are amazing! We all thought they were real!

lorijom Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 10:07pm
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Thank you so much everybody for the compliments icon_redface.gif I really did learn so much from Michele's DVD....I highly recommend it.

Sugarflowers Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 8:31pm
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You really did do a great job. I also wondered why you had posted a picture of a garden. I'm so glad that the DVD was useful to you. You can't ask for better than people thinking they were real! icon_smile.gif


lorijom Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 8:49pm
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Thanks Michele. If you do any other DVD's I'll be first in line for them icon_smile.gif

Sugarflowers Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 9:18pm
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A fellow CC'er gave me the idea of making a DVD on how to wire a spray of flowers. I know this was a hard thing for me. Would anyone else be interested in something like this?



penguinprincess Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 10:00pm
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!! Jumping up and down like my 4 yr old!!

lorijom Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 10:13pm
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Oh yeah!!!! Those things drive me nuts. Not just how to wire them but then how to put them on the cake without stabbing the wire into the cake icon_confused.gif

Sometimes my wires are too flexible and other times not enough...now that I think about it Michele please do one...soon icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 10:29pm
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Ys I would love to know, aslo how to make tulips ! Or are they already in your dvd?

Sugarflowers Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 11:52pm
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Tulips are not on the current DVD but my quick version of tulips could be. It's a thought anyway.

The DVD I have right now shows roses, carnations, easy leaves, pulled or finger flowers, baby's breath, a ruffle, and a striped bow.


alanahodgson Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 12:39am
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Yes! Yes! Yes!!!! wiring flowers!!!!! Yes!!! PLEEEEZZZZZEEE!!

beachcakes Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 1:18am
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Wow - amazing work!!

I'm embarrassed to admit i bought the dvd at MACS and haven't had a chance to watch it! Now I can't wait to try!!

Oh and I'd love a wiring DVD!! icon_smile.gif

MaryAnnPriest Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 1:52am
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Great job on the roses. They are fantastic. I will have to check out the DVD. Thanks for the pics.

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