Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Brrrrrrr!...............Only in the South!

Hi everyone, just wanted to pop in for a minute. It has been too cold to go into the garage and work. All I want to do is, stay in my PJ's and snuggle under my blanket.

This has been unusually cold weather, here in Georgia. I came across this post on facebook, thought a few of you out there may appreciate this.

The reason for the post, is we are expecting temperatures in the seventies by the weekend. LOL

Thank you for stopping by. Everyone stay safe and warm. Hugs to all! Brenda

Friday, January 17, 2014

Featuring..............A Bow For Mama!

Hi everyone! As I posted a couple of weeks ago, I received a cute and sweet button tree as a Christmas gift.  It was created for me, because I'm a breast cancer survivor. I was so moved by this gift, that I decided to feature this Artisan. Below, is a picture of the one that was created just for me.

 I was so touched, that I want to feature her business. I asked if I could put in an order for a particular color in Red, White and Pink, for Valentine's Day. Below is what she created.

Shirley the Artisan of A Bow For Mama.

A Bow For Mama is an online shop destination for trend setting decor and beautiful, high quality home and business decorations. With a special focus on tree topper bows for the Christmas season, A Bow For Mama offers the best in holiday decor! 
(A Bow For Mama will have a special news announcement in just a few months regarding new merchandise, so stop by the shop often to see whats new!)

Please visit her shop and check out all of the beautiful things she creates. I'm sure she'll take special orders of her bows and the adorable button trees. This tree can actually be created with any theme in mind.
Thank you for your visit today. Hugs Brenda

Monday, January 13, 2014

Paper Rose Tutorial

Happy Monday, everyone! I thought you may enjoy a tutorial today, so here we go.

Items you will need:
large stylus ( for breaking down paper )
small stylus ( for shaping petals )
molding mat ( or old mouse pad will work )
quick dry glue (  that dries clear )
McGill Floral Petals punch
McGill Birch Leaf punch
McGill Alpine Snowflake punch
Card stock

1.) Punch out six of each flower petals, three leaves and one snowflake.

2.) Place punched shape on molding mat and using the large stylus, press down and working in a circular motion. This softens and breaks down the card stock.
This is what they should look like when you are done breaking down the fibers.                                          

3.) once you have broken down all the pieces, turn the flower petals over and starting at the smaller point of the petal and with the large stylus, press and push toward the center. Do this with all of the petal pieces.
4.) Now using the smaller stylus, curl the tips of each petal. This is what your petals should look like after you've done this to all.                                                                          

5.) Add veins to your leaves. Now it's time to assemble.

 6.) Add a large petal to each snowflake leg.

Your first layer should look like the below photo. The next row of petals should offset the first row, and so on until all petals are used.
7.) After adding all of your petals, starting with larger petals working down to the smallest petal.
8.) Turn rose over and add your leaves.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have fun making lots of roses. Hugs Brenda

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Happy New year, everybody! My first post of the year and boy, what a week it has been! I can actually say this year has come in like a lion. We've had record breaking temperatures, as I know a lot of you have too! Here in South Ga. we are not equipped for these temperatures and conditions. I've not had water in a couple of days now, pipes have burst and have some repairs to do, but nothing major.

I want to share with you today, some of the handmade goodies I received during the holidays. Also, near the end of the month, I will be featuring one of these artisans here on my blog.

In this picture, there is a handmade card, envelope and box to match, a German paper star ornament and a handmade breast cancer awareness button tree. Someone knows, I love buttons! Lol!

Thank you for stopping by. Remember, be creative and also, stay warm! Hugs Brenda