I think you are going to LOVE today’s tip idea; I’m going to teach you how to turn junk mail into flowers. Let’s turn junk that junk mail into art! I want to share with you how to create some great flowers to add to your cards or other paper craft projects using that pesky junk mail.


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Here are the basic supplies I used to turn junk mail into flowers for my cards. Your cardstock and ink colors will be determined on the junk mail. Ready to get started creating these adorable flowers? Click a pic to add anything you need to your next order! I would LOVE to be YOUR Stampin’ Up demonstrator!


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It’s been a very exciting week here in the Stewart house!

On Friday, Christina filled out the paperwork to be the new drama teacher at Shawnee High School. She is super excited to start teaching theatre and she is so connected with this community from her time working in the theatre there. It was a perfect fit! She doesn’t start until August but that gives her time to start working on lesson plans.

Ginny had a lot of excitement too. The head of the chorus department at Oklahoma University (OU) came to her school a couple of weeks ago and he was very impressed with the special needs program Ginny started at her school. He has been pushing REALLY hard for her to come to OU. He invited Ginny to come and observe some classes on Friday. Even though auditions were over in March, he is setting up a special audition for her this week. In talking with Ginny’s high school choir teacher, it sounds like there might be a very nice scholarship in her future. Hmmmm, this could be interesting! She wasn’t thinking about OU but it seems like God may be opening up some opportunities for her that she never thought about.

She was also asked to be an intern at Kristen Chenoweth’s Broadway Bootcamp this summer. You may remember she attended the last 2 years and LOVED it. Earning an internship to work at the camp is a very coveted spot and to say she was excited for the invitation is an understatement. Looks like the Stewarts are spending another 12 days in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma this summer!

Saturday night, we had our final performance of “Noises Off” and the entire run of the show was a huge success for the theatre. Sunday afternoon, we tore down the set, cleaned up the make-up room, and bid farewell to my theatre family. I know I will see them all again in future shows and doing a show like this does mean you get close to the other cast members. I’m not going to lie, I was ready to be done with the show, but only because I was ready to have my evenings home again. I missed Mr. Awesome and just relaxing every night. 

Yep, a very exciting weekend indeed! 

Did you enjoy today’s Tuesday Tip? I think these flowers are so much fun to make and why not? It’s a great way to upcycle all those sales ads that normally would be tossed in the recycling bin. Let’s use SOME of it to create some great art!

Let me know what you think about this tip in the comments. I would love to hear from you!

QUOTE OF THE DAY – “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” — Luther Burbank

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