Friday, May 6, 2011

Since I love making my own embellishments, I was thrilled to stumble upon a wonderful blog called juhishandmadecards. She had a great tutorial on making layered flowers. I had all the supplies already, and, although mine didn't come out quite as nice as hers, I am pleased with my first attempt.

My mother's engagement photo from 1947 -- Happy Mother's Day, Mimi -- I miss you!

On another note, we here in Georgia are being inundated with the drone of the cicadas. The backyard is filled with holes from which they emerge. They apparently live underground during their adolescence and fly out every 13 years to mate and then die. Nice, huh?

Anyway, if you're interested here is a link to an article:


  1. Wow - that flower is gorgeous! As nice or nicer than any store-bought one!

    Your mother is beautiful.

    Have you ever seen a cicada up close and personal? Gosh, they're ugly beasts. Scare the heebie jeebies outta me!

  2. Love your flower. That is a lovely photo of your mom. TFS.

  3. Your flower is gorgeous and I love that photo of your mom...

    If you like making dimensional flowers check out the McGill blog at

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Your flower is beautiful. Is that the tim holtz flower die? I have it but haven't used it yet.
    I too love to make my own embellishments, I don't know why I even buy them anymore :)
    Beautiful photo of your mom.
    Those bugs are nasty, never seen them before, had to check out the link.