Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Got home from my trip to Reno, and everything was crazy at home. Didn't know it but Billy, my SO, had gone into the hospital on Monday night, I left that morning. He didn't tell me while I was gone, knew that I would turn right around and come home. Sunday night before leaving I had our new puppy delivered while at work, so that I could surprise Billy. When getting home I walked in and said "we're home" he knew something was up. Billy was excited about the puppy and immediately started spoiling him. Billy wasn't feeling well and went to the emergency room, and they wouldn't let him come home. His potassium level was extremely high, which can cause kidney damage.

When I returned home on Wednesday night upon calling Billy to tell him I'd be home shortly, he then told me he was in the hospital. Got home and took care of the dogs, and started my week at work and going to the hospital, trying to cope with a new puppy, which is like having a baby. Made it through my week by the skin of my teeth. Billy came home on Monday, and I was able to take sit down and relax a little.

Checked out some blogs and started a quilt yesterday, for my grandson, got the fabric while in Reno. Also wanted to check out some cards and it suddenly dawned on me that I had completed a project before leaving for Reno for the color challenge at Gingersnap Creations, which was to use the copper, ginger and rust.

Made roses that are made out of paper and then coated with UTEE, learned this technique from Hels at Ink on Your Fingers, check it out here. Hels has a wonderful tutorial for the flowers, and I can't get enough of them, they are so fun to make and there are so many different ways that you can use them. I had this picture of my mother and father on the wall, and thought that it would be great to add these dimensional roses to the frame, love the result.

The paper was from my stash, used my flower die cut from Spellbinders and add copper brads for the center of the flowers. These flowers remind me of wood flowers, that were popular back in the late 50's early 60's, am now telling my age, know that my mother would love these and want to make tons of them. It is because of her that my sister and I have such a love of crafts, she was our inspiration.

This photo shows more detail and you can see more of the colors for the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope everyone is having a great week. Am going to be working on my crazy quilt and will try to get at least one new card made before going back to work tomorrow. Found some inexpensive clear stamps in Reno, and a few other little items that I can't wait to use.

Have a crafty day.


  1. Your frame is beautiful, those flowers are just amazing!! I hope things settle down for you now and that Billy is soon feeling better
    Claire xx

  2. Love those flowers! Glad to read Billy is better.

  3. Very sweet project fabby flowers too!

    Love Dawn xx

  4. Suzie, this is so beautiful, and such a gorgeous tribute to your parents! You rocked those flowers! I hope Billy is 100% better and that you're having fun with your new little fur baby!

  5. I love paper flowers and those are fab! They look as if they were carved from wood, they match the frame perfectly! thanks for sharing and for your sweet comment:)



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