On the table....

Thanksgiving 2017!

I'm always amazed at how quickly time now flies. As I grew up people told me this would happen; however, in our current society it is not just flying by for adults. I hear it in my grandkids, also. So much on their plates there is little time for watching clouds, reading a good book (for fun not school!), catching up with friends, or snuggling with a grandparent.

Time for riding bikes (even if you did take the phone away!) or skipping rocks on the pond in the park.

I've lost several people over the past seven years that were very special to me. Some I made time for...some I did not make enough time.

When my job with the University Missouri ended four years ago I did not want to start over with another day job. Working 40 hours a week with little vacation. That's why I started Never Bored Creations. Because I wanted time.

Time to take my mom (who turned 85 years old - today!) to doctor appointments. Time to mow her grass. Time to help my cousin Carrie after her surgery.  Carrie who gives me so much as she does my business books, packages and prices products.

Time to handle things around the house. And time to enjoy my husband's retirement next year. Time to listen to my daughters phone calls as they drive to work in the mornings. Time....

So as you begin the next few weeks of the holiday season, take time. Take time to slow down. Time for that extra hour's visit. Time for the extra hugs and kisses.

Take time to look over the past blessings, thanking our Lord for all He has provided. Time to think on things of the future that are good and meaningful.  Time to just be....

Time...remember you can never get back what is past. Don't let tomorrow's time become yesterday's loss.

I pray blessing over each and everyone of you during this blessed season.


Get Your Twirl On!

Hey, twirl buddies!

I'm excited to announce that Skillshare is again offering free months of viewing for all their premium classes! And you know what that means....free Never Bored Creations videos!!! For 2 whole months you can learn the amazing skill of twirling paper like a pro!

Yep! I currently have three videos on Skillshare and I have two new videos planned: October - Fall Earrings; November - Winter Snowflakes. My classes come complete with a FREE PDF pattern for the class. (A $3.95 value each when purchased through my Etsy or Craftsy shops.) And of course direct contact with me through the online projects.

Can I say EXCITED any louder?!

When visiting Skillshare, please use the link from my blog for sign up. If you look around first, please be sure the top line says "Lisa invites you to try Skillshare Premium free for 2 months!" as that is how I get paid as I work to spread the joy of paper filigree one twirl at a time!

Hurry over and check it out now!  Free Never Bored Creations Videos

And thank you again, I can't wait to help you get your twirl on!

Here's to no time for boredom!

Lisa, your twirl buddy.

A new friend...

Hello Quill Buddies,

I know it has been awhile. It was a wonderful fall season at Silver Dollar City again this year. They are very good to us. The artisans are amazing. And, of course, getting to meet so many of you just makes me beyond happy!

Many of you signed up for my newsletter. Thank you! And several asked for the quilling grid that I use. Here's the link for anyone wanting my grids: 2 page grid pdf

November and December just flew by and I can't believe it is the middle of January - of 2017!!

So what's new for 2017? First, I have a new companion.  Meet Finnegan Palmer. He was my Christmas present and joined our home the Monday before Christmas. He is now about 7 months old and can live up to 20 years. So he'll be around for some time!

And his favorite color of quilling paper is pink! Anytime I have a pink strip in my hand he heads down my arm to grab it, runs back up my arm, and chews on it! lol He is so funny and keeps me laughing all day.

I have new classes planned online at Skillshare: Check it out here for a special 3 months for only 99 cents: Skillshare.com/r/neverboredcreations

Working on new patterns for my Etsy shop, too! Having only three patterns is just not enough. You all are hungry for great ideas!

Well, I best get back to the other stuff. Just thought I would touch base with you so you did not think I had rolled away! Until next time....

Here's to no time for boredom in 2017!

Get Your Twirl On! Papger Quilling - Wheatears, Alternate Side Looping, and Husking

For any who missed the last newsletter, I'm now teaching classes via an on-line video learning platform called Skillshare.

My first class is Get Your Twirl On! Intro to Paper Quilling. It teaches you about the tools, papers, and how to make the 12 basic shapes of paper filigree/quilling. There's also loads of free downloads that come with the class!

AND NOW!!! Class #2 is posted!! Drum roll please....Get Your Twirl On! Paper Quilling - Wheatears, Alternate Side Looping, and Husking.

My in-person class fee is $25 per class per person. But you can watch a video in the comfort of your own home and save $24.01.  Yep! The links above will give you access to my class on Skillshare for 3 months at the crazy price of only 99 cents!!

BUT WAIT!! (Haha!!! I just had to say that!) Just 99 cents can get you access to both of my classes and that makes it a $49.01 savings value! AND opens the door to loads of other craft videos, and tons of other learning videos!

PLEASE....As you wonder around Skillshare before deciding, please be sure the 3 month offer listed at the top of your screen has my name on it. If not, please return to my class list (or to this e-mail if need be) before signing up. That is the only way I get paid by Skillshare for the classes.

So come along twirl buddies. Christmas is coming! Let's go get your twirl on!

Paper Filigree Artist

My gift to you...on-line class!

Hi everyone,

This just floors me...but I finally did my very first video class! ALL by myself! Planning, video taping, editing, uploading!! Just me!

Check out my Intro....

September 19, 2016. SORRY...my free class has expired! But you can still get both classes for only 99 cents! Just go here... Give me 3 months crazy cheap!!

Now here's my gift to you. Skillshare.com is an on-line learning center. A premium membership is $10 per month or $96 per year.  My class is a premium class that you have to be a member of Skillshare to view; however!!! I have made a limited few classes FREE! 

Follow this link to watch my class for free....Watch GYTO - Intro to Paper Quilling

The above link needs no credit card or payment of any kind. AND when you enroll you will be helping me out very VERY much! Hurry, there are only 15 spots available!!

WAIT...NOW....if you go crazy over Skillshare like I did, I can give you 3 months access for only 99 cents! That is a $30 value for only 99 cents!! Follow this link for...Give me 3 months super cheap!!

Please help me grow my on-line presence! And any of you who take advantage of this I will give you free access to another class of your choice. Now how awesome is that?!?

Well, I best get at it. Silver Dollar City and several other events are one my Fall calendar. Lots of products to make!!

Keep those papers rollin'!!

Paper Twilin' Zealot

Nashville! NAQGCON 2016

I'm not sure who stole my last couple of months, but here it is June of 2016. How..did..that..happen!?!?

After March vaca I spent a lot of time working at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center .  April was stolen mostly by taxes...next year will be better (HA! Doubt it! lol). And May? The first two weeks was preparing for the North American Quilling Guild Conference 2016. I was honored to be a teacher at the conference. Oh what fun! The last two weeks of May I could not get anything done. As it turned out, I was ill. But I did not know I had been ill for many weeks until the doctor told me last week I was ill! Well, guess what - I'm feeling better!! WooooWhooo!!

I don't have a lot of pictures from NAQGCON. They always ask us to limit what we post to blogs and social media so that NAQG members who did not make the conference get first look in our July Quill America print magazine.

But I have a few .... like this one!
Me, Jane Jenkins (eeekkk!!) and husband, Paul Jenkins
I.can.not.believe.it! I spent the conference in the presence of Jane Jenkins from the UK! As a published author of quilling books and founder of JJ Quilling Designs she has been around for more quilling years that I have. I own many of her books and I was just thrilled to spend time with her. Jane even took my Chinese Quilling class (more on next weeks blog about that) and I - this 5 year newbie! - was able to share a couple tricks with her. She and her husband, Paul, are just precious.

I did win a couple second place ribbons in two jewelry categories. I'll save those for another post to honor Quill America - which you can receive yourself if you join the NAQG

HOWEVER!!! I will share this!! I applied for and received my NAQG accreditation!! I'm so honored - and how scary that process ways. I'm not sure which I stressed over more - my accreditation from the North American Quilling Guild or my Juried status with the Missouri Artisans Association/Best of Missouri Hands.

There's two parts to the accreditation process.  It includes a grid of shapes (stage 1) and a framed piece (stage 2). Here is the framed piece I made for the application:
Made to Shine in the Dark - Stage 2

One last picture ... Me, my first friend through NAQG, Shelly from Indiana, and my newest friend, Lorrie from Colorado. What a blessing these women are to me.
Your Paper Twirlin' Zealot, Shelly, and Lorrie

What a great trip.  Looking forward to Tampa, FL, in 2017!!! A bunch of you should come with me.

Until next time, Creatives....

Life's too short to ever be bored!

Paper twilin' zealot

How to .... Vacation!

Adventures of the Traveling Hens

Yep! I know you missed my regular post last Friday, but I'm sure you won't mind me taking my 83 year old Momma on a road trip to Florida.

I also took my bestie cousin. Carrie is an only child and I'm an only girl so we have been as close as sisters for all our years.

Momma hadn't been to Florida since the late 1950's where she lived in Miami during what she remembers as the golden years. She returned to central-Missouri in 1959 when she was pregnant with me. Of course, I only agreed to take her to Florida if she agreed NOT to come back pregnant! *giggle*

The Hens
On Sunday, March 6, me (on the left), and momma, Jean (center), and my bestie cousin, Carrie, (on the right) packed up the car and headed south.  We stopped at wonderful places along the way. Enjoyed the Florida area for three days. And then quilt shop hopped all the way home. Returning Saturday, March 12.  

What a great trip of memories. Hope you enjoy the pictures I posted below. 

So that's what I was up to last week. Do you have any vacation plans coming up? Share a comment or two below!

Rollin' rollin' rollin', keep those wheels (?) a rollin'!


Your paper twirlin' zealot!

Meet up socially at Facebook and Pinterest
Only minutes from home - church on Kaskaskia Island, IL, still on Missouri side of the river.
Just crossed the Mississippi River and had to
visit Popeye at Chester, Il, 
Rock City, TN - Viewing seven states!
Stone Mountain, GA.
Tuesday - Coco Beach, FL.
Wednesday - The Traveling Hens at Bush Gardens, Tampa, FL.
Thursday - Medieval Times Dinner Theater
My favorite stop - Red Hen Fabrics, Marietta, GA
The Traveling Hens had to stop here!!
Picked up material from each state we traveled through.
This is for Tennessee. 
Remember: There is never any excuse for being bored!