Happy Valentines Day 2014!

Happy Valentines Day 2014!

Today seems like an appropriate day for some roses!  I’ve spent quite a few hours over the last two days working on a project for my house, to be more specific, a project for in my bedroom.  You see, on Wednesday I was the crazy person who went to Walmart to buy ModPodge, amidst the crowds of people there to buy toilet paper, bread and milk before the big storm . . . . (too bad I forgot the ModPodge when I was at Walmart on Tuesday amidst the early crowds of people there to buy toilet paper, bread and milk . . .)

Anyway, while I was there, I noticed they had some other items marked on clearance, items I’d been looking at and debating . . . .  Well, I figured if they were on clearance I’d better get them before they sold out, right?!  Yeah.  Naturally that meant when I got home with them, that’s all I wanted to work on, instead of Scrap Club layouts and Tech Club prep (which was snowed out anyway!)  So, I figured I’d get to work and get it done so later I could get to what I was supposed to be doing.

I pulled out my stash of retired Bravo Burgundy card stock (it’s a good thing I had a stock pile of it!) and got to work.  Approximately 47 handmade roses later (that would be approximately 517 individual petals to punch and sponge and glue into roses) . . .

topiary with handmade paper roses

I have this beautiful topiary!  It’s the perfect color and looks wonderful !  Do you like it?  I hope so!

Thank you for coming by to visit today, Happy Valentines Day!


  1. Beautiful, Becky, and very impressive! For how many nights have you dreamed about punched petals?! 🙂

  2. That’s beautiful, Becky! What a neat idea! That’s a lot of rose petals…wow! 🙂

  3. Becky,
    That is lovely, very beautiful!

  4. Man! For all that work you better never change bedroom colors. Yikes!

  5. Speaking of roses, I got a some yellow ones from one of my sons. You did a beautiful job on the topiary that you so carefully put together. Great work Becky.

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