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: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42901017/ns/technology_and_science-science/