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Paper Rose Wreath Tutorial

6 Feb

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Ain’t she a beauty!!?  I have wanted to make a paper rose wreath for a long time.  I’m so happy I finally got around to it and I’m SO HAPPY with how great it looks.  
My paper rose wreath finished off my Valentine’s Day mantel perfectly! 

I am the guest blogger at DecorChick today!!  AND I’m sharing the tutorial for THIS pretty paper rose wreath over there!!  So, if you’d love to know how to make one be sure to stop by Decor Chick today!  My tutorial includes the Silhouette version of this wreath.  Yep, I used my Silhouette for this one! 

Before you head over to DecorChick I wanted to share a few “behind the scenes” photos of the making of this wreath. 

After the Silhouette cut my spirals for this wreath my daughter held this up like this and started to dance and giggle. Makes for a fun decoration piece huh? 

Once you’ve cut out your spirals the left over paper makes for a great cat bed!

The Silhouette cutting a bazillion spirals for you is FANTASTIC! But, you still have to spin and glue those bazillion spirals.  You spend ALL DAY spinning and gluing and then you end up in bed….with a hot glue gun!!!

I spinned and glued into the wee hours of the morning.  This was my view for the night….

That’s my husband playing MW3, probably very happy that I wasn’t bugging him about watching TV.  I was busy burning my fingers in bed!!  I did talk to him though, the whole time.  Whether he listened or not is yet to be determined! 

OK, I’m done!  Thanks for stopping by and if you’d like to make a paper rose wreath please go check out my guest post on DecorChick for the tutorial! 

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Valentine’s Day Yarn Wreath

30 Jan

This wreath was SO EASY to put together!  I wound red year around my foam wreath.  Cut out hearts from baby pink and sandstone felt.  Each set of hearts is just a bit smaller then the one before.  I made a single felt rose from both colors of felt to match.  See, really easy!  And isn’t she so cute!?! 

I have a Yarn Wreath Tutorial and a Felt Rose Tutorial y’all can check out.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
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Love My Valentine’s Mantel

26 Jan

I’m really happy with my mantel this year.  NOT that I didn’t love my mantel last year!!  But this year…I have a Silhouette (thanks again, Emily!!)!  I made the Love My Valentine’s bunting banner with the Silhouette.
Now, I have wanted to make a paper flower wreath like the famous Stephanie Lynn Paper Rose Wreath for over year now.  I FINALLY did it!!  With help from my Silhouette!  I never got around to cutting a zillion spirals from paper.  The Silhouette did it for me 6 at a time!!

Isn’t she amazing!!  I am in love!!  She looks great on the shutters, too.  I was going to take down the heart bunting but I kinda like it there with the wreath.

I added my Valentine ribbon candles which I made with Kassi of Truly Lovely’s tutorial.  The flowers are from my husband.  He gave them too me last week after he came back from a business trip.  It was so sweet.  And even sweeter that Alice kept looking at me with my flowers and saying “You’re getting married?”  I told her “I am married, I married your daddy”.  And she would giggle!!  Oh, those cute lil love bears are from the GW in AZ.  The Bless This Family Birds my husband picked out at Michael’s one night while I stood and stared at the beading aisle for an hour.

Red ceramic hearts are also from the GW in AZ.  The pretty wire candle holder I found 75% off at Bed Bath and Beyond a few weeks back.  It’s really pretty with a lit candle inside.  I love that it says Laugh and Dance at the bottom.  Makes me think of Alice.

I almost left my mantel like this, thinking it didn’t need a wreath.

Here is another before…

OH! And a before with a smiling “take my picture for your blog mommy!”….
Ya know, she plays on her kiddie laptop and says “I’m working on my blog” It’s TOO CUTE!!!

So, here is my Valentine’s Day Mantel!

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 What do y’all think??  Do you love it as much as I do??

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I’m linking up at Beth’s Valentine’s Day link party!!  Are you??

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Valentine’s Day Bunting Banner

19 Jan
I have a SILHOUETTE!!  YES!!  And I’m totally in love with it.  My Sister in Law Emily aka Decor Chick gave me her Silhouette SD!  So super nice, eh?  I have already began about 5 other projects with it.  Ya know, to add to the 50 or so I have going on right now!! 

I used my new Silhouette SD to cut the paper bunting, circles and letters for this banner. 

My banner says ❤ My Valentine’s.  I cut burlap and glued the paper bunting to it.  Then I made some folded paper pinwheels.  Glued a circle and letter to each pinwheel and then glued the pinwheel to the paper and burlap bunting.  I attached each flag to a piece of twine with hot glue.  Folded Paper Pinwheel Tutorial Here. 

I also cut out some hearts then lined them with burlap and used those in between the words.  I made a few smaller burlap lined hearts and a couple ribbon and burlap bows and adorned the rest of the banner with those. 

Do you remember Kassi’s SUPER CUTE AND EASY Candle Revamp?? If you don’t you should check it out!  I used it here, to make these cute Valentine’s Day candles. 

I originally had these on the banner, but it made it WAY TOO LONG.  So I cut them out and added the smaller hearts.  These guys were just too cute to toss so I made a small bunting banner for my shutters.  I have a Valentine’s Day Wreath in the making….

What do y’all think?  I love it!  I can’t wait to show y’all everything I’ve already started with the Silhouette SD! 
Thanks again Emily!!  Thanks everyone else for stopping by! 

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Valentine’s Day Rewind

6 Jan
I have ideas, plans, to do’s for this Valentine’s day.  I may or may not have already begun working on them.  But for now I thought I would share my Valentine’s day projects from last year.  It was my first time getting crafty for V day since….well….Campfire Girls? LOL!  


I can show y’all again right?  OR for all my new awesome followers I can say “hey check that out!!”  
First up, I was really happy with my Valentine’s Day Mantel last year. 


I made this Valentine’s Day Rosette Frame.  I LOVE that picture of Alie. 

I added a paper heart tag I made to these lil glass jars. 

Made this cute simple Be Mine banner from scrap book paper, glitter, glue and twine. 


I made this cute Heart Wreath JUST for my sweet Alice.  If you check out the post I tell a lil story about it. 


I made these Paper Rosette Hearts.  



I showed y’all how to make Fabric Rosettes for Valentine’s Day.


I made some Valentine’s Day Jewelry. 


AND…I made this sweet Valentine’s Day Paper Rosette Wreath with tutorial!  It is still my most viewed post to date!!  Like nearly 15,000 views!  WOW huh?



WOW!  I hope I’m this busy this year!!  I do have a few things planned already.  Just gotta get em going.  
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Fun with Spray Paint

12 May





Do you remember a while back when I told y’all I finally got to spray paint?  I mentioned it in the post about Alie’s Cute Animal Art



Well, this is the other stuff I painted!


This is before.  I found both those frames and the letter A from the Goodwill. The color of the spray paint I used is called Ballet Slipper Pink, how sweet is that!?



The green a had a little rose on it.  I removed it before I spray painted it. I actually painted the rose part with some nail polish so that I matched the pink a little better.  It was a very faded orange-red.



One of the frames I added some gingham rosettes and turned it into a sweet Valentine’s Day frame, the other is the Animal Art and then her new letter a.


What do you think?? I have to tell y’all spray painting is FUN!! I can’t wait to finish the other projects I have done.  Now, if you checked out my 1st Framed Wreath then you ALSO got to see my 1st BOTCHED spray painting project too!!


My frame went from this…

 
to this!!!! 





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The Sweetest Cupcakes Ever

4 Feb
I hope you are not looking for some special secret passed down from Grandma to Grandma recipe.  You wont find that here.  What you will find is the Sweetest Cupcakes Ever.  Why you ask?  Because me sweet little princess of a daughter helped me make and decorate them. 

This is what I used.  Found them at Target. 
Alice placed the liners in our little pans. 

 Then we blended up the ingredients.  And for anyone who noticed YES that is the cereal bowl from the movie Friday!!  Hahaha!
Now, Mommy ran the blender.  I did let her hold it for a few seconds to get a feel of it and for this picture!  Sorry Ladies, Santa left my KitchenAid stand up mixer back at the North Pole.  He promised to bring it next Christmas.  I must say though, this little mixer is great and does everything I need!!
While Miss Alie napped the and after the cupcakes cooled.  I decorated them.
I really hope you noticed that I METICULOUSLY placed each heart and sprinkle.  I figured it was so EASY to make these I might as well spend a little extra time on making them pretty.  I wasn’t quite done by the time Alie woke up from her nap and so she took over the decorating from there and gave her Mommy a break.  PHEW! I needed one too! 
She did a GREAT job.  Her cupcakes are just so precious.  I should tell y’all, they are her first!
How precious are her cupcakes? I’m so proud of my sweet little helper.

Thanks for stopping by!