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A Class of Flowers

Let's celebrate the flowers that Spring brings us - Summer brings even more blooms.
I do love to see smiling faces and we had that!

There are so many variations of paper flowers to be made, we have several styles for you to enjoy.

I was privileged to teach a paper flower class and the lovely ladies who attended were so very much fun!   All work for the Arizona Cardinals Football team.  Their jobs are intense and require precision and VERY LEFT BRAIN functions.
I told them they had to check that at the door because we were going to get loose and funky!

Here are some of the photos.  I do believe they taught me a few things!   The
"group leader or Mother Hen" brought all the toolbox needs and then some!  Work talk was discouraged and laughter was the main focus.  We excelled at that for sure! 

Each lady became more adventurous and creative as we went along.  They laughed and showed off their work. 
Songi Kaitlyn  Christine This lady had it going on, you can see from that impish g…
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Chickens have all the fun!

It seems like everyone has chickens anymore!
Here are a few tags for the love of chickens.

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