a quick and easy memo holder, and a find!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  With a maiden name of O’Neill you’d think I would have a card made for the day, but not today!!! Orvil continued his tradition of giving me a bouquet of green carnations.  They smell wonderful and look so pretty.

Yesterday Orvil and I bought a lemon and a lime tree.  We have a young peach tree, but we both wanted lemons and limes so here’s hoping we will see some fruit later on this season.  My neighbor has an orange tree and we’re looking at doing a little swapping with them.

Ok – on to crafting!  On Saturday at my LSS, I saw a cute memo pad holder on display and thought I would make one of my own.  All I have by the phone is a post it note pad – functional but not very attractive.

This memo holder was so simple – and you’ve probably seen them before.  All it takes is one of those acrylic photo frames, decorative paper and ribbon.  This frame is 4 x 6 (from Wal Mart), and I just cut some Basic Grey Indian Summer paper to slip inside.  A few punched paper flowers were added on the bottom.

 I chose the Indian Summer pattern because it goes well with the decor in my home.  Sheer chocolate ribbon was tied around the top and the pen just clips on to it.   Easy peasy!  Here is the side view – just an inexpensive acrylic frame  made into a memo holder!

Now for my recent find at Hobby Lobby.   I don’t know how I could have missed this before in all my travels to this store!  It’s a canister of Prima Flowers – 72 pieces in all – and in white.  With my 40% off coupon it came to about $7.70, which is about 10 cents a flower!

What I like most about these is that the canister contains a variety of shapes and sizes – here is just a sample.  It’s great to have so many choices and the different sizes allows layering of different pieces. 

Also – I love the fact that they are all white.  I have a bunch of prima flowers in different colors, but can never seem to find just the right shade to go with my projects.   With these white flowers, I can color them with copics (using an airbrush) or by sponging colors on from an inkpad.  This allows me to do better matching of colors.    I may just have to go back to HL to get another canister!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!