Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thankful Thursday DT Blog Hop

Is Jenny not the most talented woman ever?  I love her stuff!  So, this is the Whatcha been doing this summer blog hop and you're here on my page!   We have some great stuff lined up for you and it's sponsored by Square 1.  (Jenny supplied a picture that for some reason won't load for me!)

What did YOU do this summer?  Starting in April (my summer started) I had my twins, moved to Alabama, and finally set up house, and celebrated my son's birthday.  Zoe's 8th birthday is coming up so we're working on decorations for her party.  (I know, where did the time go?!)  Cool thing is they're also doubling as decorations around the house.

So, what we did this summer- get the house set up and make up a bazillion paper flowers, and pom poms.  Here's the blog for the roses.  They literally look so real I just want to smell them!

I am going to make them in tons of different colors:  a scarlet color, and a cream color to match my home decor and different pinks to match her room which we're overhauling in fairies and butterflies.  I love that my 8 year old isn't into pop stars; much better decorating ideas.

Ok, so my favorite roses (in real life) are Veteran's Honor (a GORGEOUS red rose) and Pope John Paul (brilliant white) and the Nancy Reagan (a beautiful creamy light peach).

Here's what I made:
It looks so real, I keep trying to smell it!

So here's what you'll need:
flat coffee filters,
22 gauge wire (that I doubled over)
floral tape.
water and acrylic paint.  I used an old one called "berry red".  and when I mean old, I mean it was about 15 years old and had no tag, just marker written "berry red".

I cut out the template from here-Martha Stewart Roses from

Now, this is a fun summer bloghop, so enjoy Leah's page!  If you get lost here's the lineup, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Jenny -
Heather - <-------- you are here!
Leah -


  1. gorgeous Heather...I think I can smell it from here! lol very realistic!!
    making a note to watch Martha's video!

  2. Hi Heather!!

    Those roses sure do look real enough to smell! I'll have to jump over and grab the template!

    TFS, Big Hugs,
    Cheryl @

  3. Wow, you have been busy! Those roses are gorgeous! Thanks for the tip! lclass003atgmaildotcom

  4. Wow! Love your roses!! Fabulous job and they do look real enough to smell purty too. :)

  5. Oh my! I thought it was real! Awesome job!TFS!

  6. Completely GORGEOUS! And that was a coffee filter? No way! :) Janis

  7. OMG! Such sweet & precous gifts. A huge congrats on the twins and lots of luck on the level of energy you will need, LOL.

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  8. Wow that is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing

  9. THESE ARE SO AMAZING! Thank you for being on my team, and for always making such fab-u-lous projects :O)

  10. Very beautiful!Absolutely Gorgeous!

  11. So Beautiful.... great idea, gonna need to try it out

  12. WOW thaat is a grogeous rose. Great job. It looks so real.
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