Saturday, February 19, 2011

For The LOVE of Paper Flowers

Paper Creation Magazine the Spring 2011
Featuring a Flower Topiary on Page 15
I was enamored with it right off and knew I
had to make one for myself. After making one
I decided I needed another one.

Here is a list of what I used
Flower Paper Punch
Pattern Card Stock
Glitter Card Stock
Buttons (center of flowers)
Straight Pins about 300 of them
Wooden Dowel
Acrylic Paint in Green
Flower Pot 4" (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
Peat Moss

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Milk Carton

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day!
One of the days that I feel most under pressure!
Even though I am married and have been for over 17 years!

When I was a kid it was fun holiday.
You go to school and every kid in the class room gives you a Valentine.
You get to eat Cupcakes and Chocolate.
Yum my favorite.

Tonight I made two milk carton's out of card stock
and put Hershey Kisses in them for my Daughter's teachers.
I have made these milk cartons several times over the last year and half.
This is the first time I have taken a photo to share.

Here is where I got the directions for the cartons.
Here is the tutorial I found on Cristina's blog Getting Crafty on the flower using the scallop punch. Here is the direct link to her video on

And here is the cartons that I made. Both took me under a hour to make.
The flowers I made yesterday.

The card attached is 2.5 x2.5 and yes that is a quilled heart on the the punched heart.
In the center of the flower is a button that looks like a quilled heart. ;-D

And this is the other one I made.
I took several pictures just could not get the picture to show the details.
It is exactly like the other one.
But the flower and the heart is pink and the quilled heart is in white.
The button in the center of the flower is pink.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Finally a bright and sunny day to take pictures.
I am waiting for the weekend! It will finally be warm enough
to melt the ice. I can't wait!

Anyway! Stuck inside doing one of my favorite things and that is quilling!!

Here are some of my work.This is work in progress here
I love trees and owls. I plan to add some flowers.

This is a 2.5 inches card by 2.5 inches.
I thought this would be a great gift tag for a birthday present.

Working out

I have been working out daily on my Stair Master.
I have not lost a pound:-(
But at least I am trying! ;-)

I workout listening to my iPod.
It helps to listen to music, it keeps me motivated.
My dilemma was how to hook my iPod onto my clothing.
I looked every where for a clip.

My brother bought me a money clip and used heavy duty velcro
to attach the clip.

Here is a photo of my little nano now with a Harley Davidson Money Clip on the back of my iPod. I can not even pull it apart. Oh and I am in no way a Harley Chick. This was the only money clip I could find. Money clips seem to be a relic. LOL!