Sunday, August 23, 2009

Paper Blooms Home Decor Challenge.

Yea! I finally managed to sneak in a Paper Blooms Challenge! I soooooo love Leah's handcrocheted flowers and embellies (although you don't have to use them to join in the challenge). This one is creating a home decor project so I did this door hanger. I'm a great cook (if I do say so myself LOL) but I've been sort of slacking in that deprtment for quite awhile (Crafting is hard work and I'd sooo much rather be doing that.) Anyway, I felt guilty last night so I grilled some salmon and asparagus and made the lemon pepper pasta with capers that DH so dearly loves. Of course he was soooo grateful, but I don't want him to think this is going to be an everyday occurrance. To make sure he doesn't get his hopes up I made this hanger to put up in the kitchen.

I've had this idea in my mind for awhile. I freehanded the apron and cut it out of this Cosmo Cricket retro paper I absolutely love. Used Zip dry glue to trim it out and added two gorgeous Paper Blooms for embellies. I had the "no" symbol laying on my craft table from a previous challenge from ages ago and thought it would be hilarious over the beater.

I cracked up at the "What's for dinner?" tag. I cut that and another little label out and printed "Reservations of course" on my computer. Of course they were made with 100% pure love, doesn't everybody LOVE to go out for dinner? LOL


  1. Very Cute!! Great Job with the challenge! Hope to see you at the next challenge which starts Aug 26!

  2. this is so very cute...and dinner sounds yummy too...

  3. How cute, you are just so creative...

  4. Oh Donna, a woman after my own heart, lol, I love to cook also and have been known to knock out some pretty good gourmet meals but they are far and few between. I LOVE LOVE your challenge, but then I love em all. Hugs

  5. How cute Donna, I love the story that went with it.

  6. So happy you could join in this week Donna! Love seeing your creations...this one gave me quite the chuckle too:) The dinner you made sounds yummy!

  7. you are too funny!! love what you made and am so glad you joined us for this challenge on paperblooms :) *i'm with you...crafting instead of cooking*!

  8. Great project Donna, love how you hand cut the apron, great job. We should all have to dine out then we can craft a whole lot more.

    Kaye x

  9. Donna, This is just so adorable. Love the beater with the big NO sing.

  10. Wonderful finds here! Also, I found something interesting I thought I would share, I wrote about it this month…


    Bringing Out Your Inner BOLD!

    Bill Blass said, “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating takes on a new meaning for each individual. Clever and chic for Janie may be yesterday’s yawn-fest for Carol. Different tastes in dècor mean different furniture, artwork and color palettes. So what is the rule of thumb for making your place zing if it’s not a certain style, pattern, or color?

    Bold, baby! Bring out the Y-O-U!

    Boldly say what you want to say when designing a room. Make a statement and let your personality shine through. If you go in for the palest blues to soothe and relax, add a custom zing to make it pop! Love black and white photography? Maybe even some of that ultra-hot photo alphabet wall art in black and white? Splash in some passionate pink or revved up red on the wall to make it sizzle.

    No longer are walls content with neutral shades. Any color of the palette goes! Splash on muted melons or eccentric eggplants with savvy sage. Classic colors cozy up with velvety crimsons and Dijon yellows. Color is fantastically bold and beautiful! Rich textured throws, swags, rugs and runners jazz up every room, every time.

    Patterns are all the rage now, too. Twists and twirls, paisleys and pearls! Did you ever in a million years think of dotting stripes and striping dots? Designers these days are pulling out all the geometrical stops. Paisley mixes with all sorts of combinations-checks, polkas, and weathered solids. Discover a new way of looking at the world around you in different shapes and designs.

    Mix it all with gorgeous gilding in silver and gold. Toss in a few well-chosen accents-bold and beautiful. And with the trend of decor becoming more and more personalized, a meaningful piece of photography will make you feel right at home. Black and white as well as the historic look of sepia photography looks gorgeous in any room. Add all these ingredients together, and you’ve got yourself a decorating design that not only expresses your individual style but does so as personally and beautifully as you want it to.

    Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own personal sense of style. Put it out there for the world to see and don’t look back! Embrace your individuality whether your nature is “Janie jazzed” or “Carol calm”. Express yourself! When people enter your home they’ll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.

    by T. Miller
    Décor Tips & Quips from AlphabetPIX

    Create your own personalized name art with Photos That Look Like Letters at

    To take your individual decorating style to a whole new level of personalization, and discover a new way of looking at the world around you, check out Imagine photographs of natural alphabets, art photo messages or even personalized photo frames. You’ll love pictures with alphabet letters! (Intrigued? Check us out...

    Amp up that “you” factor, bringing the bright lights, bold city look to the forefront with clever photography of New York architecture and nature. And, if it’s gorgeous enough for your home, you KNOW personalized photo gifts are great for any occasion!

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