It's November which means it's time to get a poppy and remember the sacrifices made for the life we enjoy today. Now, I know that the poppies are sold to raise money for veterans and I'm all for that, but those silly poppies always fall off my coat and get lost. So, this year I made my own poppy. Actually I made it last spring for a demo I did and have been saving it in a safe place until now!
For some reason I can't get a good picture, but I will describe as best I can for you! I used Poppy Parade cardstock and cut it with the Fun Flowers die. I cut two flowers (the one with the points on the petals), cut the points off the flowers, scrunched them and then peeled just the petals apart (so the flower is still attached together in the middle). I layered the two flowers together off-setting the petals. Then I kind of scrunched the petals a bit. The middle of the poppy is a black button from the Neutrals package. I put a little knot of black ribbon in the middle and made some leaves with Old Olive Satin Ribbon. The whole flower is attached to a pin back and it looks awesome on my black Stampin' Up! jacket!!! This poppy isn't going anywhere...until I want it to!
Here's a look at Halloween at hour house this year...
|Cookies for Preschool! Sawyer and I made sugar cookies...black bats and orange pumpkins. Sawyer had fun stamping the jack-o-lantern faces before I cut them with a pumpkin shape cutter.|
|Our pumpkins! Kevin is super proud of his Oilers pumpkin!!!|
|My kids dressed up as Phineas, Ferb and Agent P!!!!|
Have an inspired day!