Thursday, May 24, 2012

What to Do With Little Time and a Bad Back

It has been quiet here on the blog, but not at my house.  The end of the school year brings with it so many activities.  We have end-of-the-year celebrations for all the activities of my two wonderful boys.  They are smart and very active, keeping the whole family busy at this time of the year.
In addition, I help out at their school.  I make the yearbook (a true labor of love, but hundreds of hours of work) and run the chess club.  Plus, I am a den leader for scouts and on the scout committee.  It is manageable most of the time, but this time of the year, I am grateful my head is attached, because I am certain I would misplace it.
On top of all that , I have been battling to be upright.  My back has been in spasm, making it tough to sit and do paper crafting.  So...I have been making rolled flowers.

I have made rolled flowers in Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman papers, solid card stock, and a few felt flowers. Some I added a little Stickles. Don't they look pretty all piled up in the Mason jar? They are all My Favorite Things dies, Royal Rolled Rose, Rolled Rose, and another small scalloped rolled rose from MFT, that I cannot find the name. 

Scalloped Rose

To make larger roses, I rolled up the MFT scalloped rose, glued it together, and then wrapped the MFT rolled rose or the MFT royal rose around it. Being laid up has really allowed me to play and experiment.

Double Rolled Rose
Royal Rose
Double Rolled Rose with Rolled Rose and Scalloped Rose

This is one I made rolling up the two different flowers together.  I used two shades of pink the scalloped rose and the rolled rose dies from MFT.

Today I am off to the San Diego county math tourney...maybe I get to craft later?  I know, I 'll bring a sketch pad and my new gelatos (spelling?) from Faber-Castell.


  1. Pretty pretty pretty! That jar o'flowers is FANTASTIC!

  2. my fav is the last one - love the two tone color and the mix of dies - hope the back is feeling better!

  3. Sorry to hear you've been laid up again! :( LOVE your flowers though great idea to combine and build!! I was rolling myself the other day... using the Bitty blossom Spellbinder die. Feel better my friend!

  4. I have to laugh because I have a terrible back back (several herniated discs) and have spent several days in bed now playing with my new MFT mini royal rolled roses and my spellbinders rolled roses! I came across this blog completely by accident, but I had to let you know, you have a bad back, flower making buddy LOL

    I sincerely hope by now that your back is much better and was a temporary situation! Feel better!