Linking up to these parties!
– 1 pkg. (8 oz) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
– 1 cup cold milk
– 1 pkg. (3.4 oz) JELL-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
– 1 1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip whipped topping, divided
– 1 pkg. (12 oz) NILLA Wafers
– 1/2 cup mixed red, white, and blue sprinkles
– 42 pieces of red string licorice (1 inch)
– Beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually add in milk. Add dry pudding mix- beat 2 mins. Whisk in 1 cup Cool whip.
– Spoon about 1 1/2 Tbsp. pudding mixture onto each half of the wafers. Cover with remaining wafers to make sandwiches. Freeze for 2 hrs. or until filling is firm.
-Spread tops of wafer sandwiches with remaining Cool Whip. Dip in sprinkles. Insert licorice piece in top of each for a fuse. Freeze until ready to serve.
And I am a bit of a cupcake lover so when I saw these, I knew I had to share! 🙂
– 12 chocolate cupcakes, (or any flavor you prefer), cooled
– 1 1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
– 12 small strawberries, stem removed, each cut into 5 slices
– 1/4 cup of blueberries
– Spread cupcakes evenly with Cool Whip.
-Arrange 5 strawberries pieces on top of each cupcake to form a star.
– Fill center of star with blueberries. Store in refrigerator.
Good luck Debbie!
Anyways, back to this project. I bought this shelf unit for $12.50 at Dixie Trading Post in Louisville. Once I started to work on the shelf, I probably shouldn’t have paid that much but all well. When I saw it, it immediately screamed to me, “Take me to your craft room,” and the paint job was just screaming for help!
Out came my trusty Cricut machine. I cut out a couple different shapes and decided what I wanted to put on the shelf. I then used it to make stencils to make it easier.
This is the stencil I made for the top- omitting the “E.” The outside template ripped when I was pulling it out so I had to just trace the outside of the bird. The last picture is of it traced you just can’t see it.
Then, I took white acrylic paint to fill in the stencil. I pounced on the paint and then carefully smoothed it out so there wouldn’t be any bumps… again. I took off the stencil and corrected any imperfections and let dry.
Linking up to these parties!
OH MY GOODNESS, OH MY GOODNESS!!!
I can’t believe it! 🙂 I hoped that I would but I know there are SO MANY FABULOUS talented ladies out in blogland also submitting fabulous decor that I really didn’t think I would win,
top ten perhaps, it all. I just had to share my excitement with all of you.
Every time I look at my arrangement now, I get a big smile on my face. So happy that everyone else likes it as much as I do. Thanks to you all for your wonderful comments about it. 🙂
Also, yesterday Debbie over at Debbie Doos featured me as well. This was one hot project for me! haha
Krista @ Craving Some Creativity has also featured me today. 🙂
Have a WONDERFUL Friday everyone!
To Begin the Roses:
Roll one end of the strip 3 or 4 times. Add a small dot of glue to hold. I added just a little bit of glue near the edge right where my thumb is in this picture.
(TIP: I HIGHLY/STRONGLY recommend that you practice making your rose before you start gluing. It took me about 5 or 6
00 times of playing around for me to actually like what the rose looked like or even understood what to do. They will even get better as you go.)
I then just twisted the strip and placed it where I wanted the petal to be. Start off a little tighter than slowly loosen up the petals to be like a real rose. As I went, I would add a dot of glue to hold it all together.
It is now coming together. Twist and place with one hand, while you hold it with the opposite. Again- glue as you go.
As you go, a point will be created on the backside of your flower. As I made the petals, I worked my way down this point, like a stem.
Good luck to you if you decide to make your own Crepe Paper Rose Wreath. Hope you can understand my directions! If you have any questions feel free to contact me. I’ll be happy to help!
So there you have it! I am SO happy how they turned out. It actually turned out like I pictured it in my head so I am thrilled! I still have not done anything with the windows yet but they will have their time in the spotlight as well.
I am linking up to The Idea Room today for the first time.
And linking up to BNOTP for Metamorphosis Monday– another first timer.
Linking to The DIY Showoff at her DIY Project Parade– it’s a day for first times for me!
Also, linking up to Jen’s Blog @ Tatertots and Jello: Weekend Wrap up Party, for the first time as well.
I will be linking up to the CSI Project on Tuesday for this week’s challenge of Frames, Art, and Wall Decor.
Linking up to:
The Shabby Chic Cottage: Transformation Thursday
The Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Night Special
My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday
Under the Table and Dreaming: Sunday Showcase Party
Blue Cricket Design: Show and Tell
Infarrantly Creative: Great Idea Day
I wanted to share what I did with one of my finds from last weekend- The little white cage. Had some small fake flowers in it which were pretty dark. I wanted it brighter so I bought some new flowers. I decided to leave the cage white and I love it now. It is on top of our hutch in the dining room.
So those are my finds for this week. I will be linking up to Debbie’s Garage Salen Party @ Debbie Doos again this week.