A friend of mine and I participate in a ladies tea each year. There is a friendly competition to see who can have the most elaborate and the most beautiful table for 8. Each year we change the color and the flowers. This year we wanted to do a very colorful table and after I saw the 3D Flowers CD in the 3D Lace Embellishment Kit, we decided to create the centerpiece. Our table was beautiful. I love the design collection because the creative opportunities are endless. From Lace flowers to jewelry and handbags, the options are fantastic! My friend Nannette has an interest in making hats and has collected antique buttons and flower centers from the 30's and 40's. That's what you see in the centers of the lacy flowers. We experimented with the new Heat N Shrink stabilizer from Floriani for the large blue flowers which caused them to crinkle up nicely. We used Hoop Ease and Organdy for the pink and white flowers. We added a little greenery from her yard and what you see in the photo was beautiful. I look forward to creating many more flowers because I ran out of time and only got to use two the many designs. My friend took this picture for me as she is quite fond of our flowers and tells me she intends to keep them.