Prom oh my

Well it’s that time of year, flowers are blooming, trees are getting their leaves, Spring is very much on its way along with PROM.

Man, my son is 18.  Where did the time go. .

My sons date sent him pictures of her dress so we could match his tie and get a corsage ready.  Has anyone priced out a corsage ????  Holy Crap when you price out real flowers its $25-35 for one of those babies and that if you get a generic one (white flowers, and ribbon for color).  It’s not very pretty if you ask me – which my son did and I told him we could make one for about $10.

   So off to the local hobby stores here to find the right colors and items that I needed and of course along the way I found some other treasures I couldn’t live without.

Here is the product

 one sprig of fern leaves, one sprig of blue flowers, in the bridal isle we found a pearl bracelet that everything tied too and the small blue flowers and then navy and silver ribbon that is on the bottom and top.  Best part of all of this (as I am talking to my favorite designer at Michael’s) she starts telling me all the easy ways to put it together

  • take a pipe cleaner in a similar color and  twist into a figure 8

  • cut small pieces (about 2-3 inches long) of the  ribbon and twist another piece of pipe cleaner in the middle until its secure

  • cut a few leaves off the sprig of fern leaves attach to the figure 8 pipe cleaner

  • then attach the ribbon and then start to assemble the flowers building up and out (until you are happy with the arrangement).

The whole thing is held together with hot glue.  It took about 25 minutes to make.   All of the items were purchased at Michael’s Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I have crafted, until next time Happy Crafting.


Thinking of you

Going thru some of my scrapbook/card ideas I found this idea for pattern paper that is busy.  By breaking up the pattern with a bit of solid color it really does do wonders.  Noticed when I was editing the photo that my spacing was a little off between the strips (hey that is what makes things homemade so unique right?).

The card is a standard 5.5×4.25 inch card, with the fold on top, all the supplies except the sentiment/embossing powder are from the Simon Says Stamp February 2014 Card kit (these kits sell out fast.  Sneak peaks for up coming kits can be seen at Simon Says Stamp on the 14th of each month).  The sentiment is from Stampin Up Sincere Salutation set, I love this set because it has a lot of everyday sentiments. As always thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.

Almost forgot to mention that I used my new Wink of Stella pens on the flowers for a bit of shimmer.

Hope you enjoyed this card and until next time Happy Crafting.