Friday, June 18, 2010

Flower Instructions: Accordion Rosette Flower

1. Cut 1.5"x12" paper strip
2. Use border punch along one edge (We used Fiskar's Treading Water)
3. Score approximately every 1/4" or along the punch pattern.
4. Adhere ends together. Push center down to form circle.
5. Put a drop of hot glue in the center to hold it together.
6. Add desired embellishments to center.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Kayla's Frame

Since we've been concentrating on flowers during our BLOOM IN JUNE celebration, Kayla created this frame of 3D flowers. Adjust it to fit any decor just by choosing papers to match your room.

Three of the flowers are accordion-folded rosettes that you can learn to make in this Friday's (June11) create-a-flower. The other two are loopy petals that we're doing June 21.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Look what Dawn made me!

For my birthday Tuesday, Dawn made me a very special gift!! She embellished a 7 Gypsies Artist Printers Tray, creating a family keepsake piece for home. I just have to add photos and it's ready to go. I left it at the store so everyone could see it. THANKS DAWN!

I had a very nice birthday full of special surprises...
  • Dawn brought me ice tea in the morning (one of my faves) and made the dreaded daily post office run (one of my un-faves).
  • My husband left me a card with a car wash gift card (the total inside & out wash).
  • Korrie, my daughter, made the dough for Palmer's-like molasses cookies -- YUM! (She hasn't had time to bake them yet, but it's the thought that counts.)
  • Katie gave me a card, calling me her "mature" friend, which is okay because she enclosed a Noodle Zoo gift certificate. I'm mature, but at least not old enough for the senior citizen discount.
  • I came home to a bottle of wine hanging on my front door. Can you beat that? It was from my friend Barb. (It's chilling right now.)
  • My sister Tracy dropped off a bag with 4 paperbacks. (I love to read!) She left it outside on the car around 11:30 and texted Korrie, who of course was still up, to retrieve it.
Getting older: Not that fun.
Having a birthday this week: Pretty special - Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Amanda's Receipt Tray

Amanda created this awesome home decor project using the new 7 Gypsies receipt tray. She incorporated her wedding pictures with many different embellishments & papers. Stop in and take a look at her project in person.

You can make one for your home and match it to your decor when choosing papers, photos, etc. The trays are $34.99.