Monday, March 15, 2010

Crepe Paper Roses

Hey everyone I just wanted to share a project that I made this weekend. I had found some tutorials on a couple of ladies blogs that I follow and just had to make these crepe paper roses. It was so fun and so rewarding and pretty cheap. I made roses to put on a ball but I think that I will also be making these roses to put on cards and scrapbook pages as well. They are so fun and so so cute!

I just used crepe paper that I picked up at Target, I think it was about $1.50 a roll and for the 8" ball that I used I used 1 1/2 rolls. The Styrofoam ball was the most expensive at 15.99 but i used a 40 percent coupon at Michael's to purchase it, so whatever that comes out to be, like $8.50. I love the finished product and can't wait to finish a couple more. I'm hoping to hang them in my scrapbook room when I get it all cleaned up and put together. (who knows when that will happen though?) I will link up the ladies that I got the ideas from. First it was Danielle over at homespun with heart ( Danielle also has a wonderful video showing you how to make these beautiful roses. She uses tissue paper but it is the same idea. Then there is the House of Smith's blog that I have just found. She has some wonderful home decorating ideas along with a vinyl business that she does. You need to check her out also, this is where I got the idea for the crepe paper rolls from Target. (
I hope you all enjoy! Have a great Monday everyone!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Have you heard about the contest at Epiphanie?

Okay wow today I was surfing the web like I normally do and I went over to Ali Edwards facebook page and I saw a post about bags for women. So I went on over to there blog and they have the most amazing contest going on. You will never believe it...I almost don't want to tell anyone about it as it will increase the entries and decrease my chances of winning but here it goes anyways. I'm not a lucky person, and I'm sure I won't win but how cool would it be. They are giving away....drum roll please......a Canon 5D Mark II or a $2500 gift certificate to southwest Airlines. I mean seriously who has a contest like that? All you have to do is clink on over to their blog and follow the simple steps to be entered into this wonderful contest! Wow I'm so excited. So what are you waiting for...get off my blog and hop on over to and enter to win. Good luck!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy 1st day of March to you!

I just wanted to share a quick picture of the valentines that Elly and I made for her class this year. This was my first year handing out valentines and let me tell you I had so much fun. I almost want to start making some for next year, almost! We ended up making sucker valentines and it was so quick and easy, not to mention inexpensive. We used 2 pieces of card stock, some ribbon, and suckers. Can't get much easier then that. I think they turned out great! I hope you enjoy and I hope to return with some of the other fun projects I have been creating lately. I need to update this blog on a regular basis. I'm so busy reading other blogs i don't have time to post on my own. Thanks again for stopping by!