Dragonfly Treasure: July 2012
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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Monday, July 30, 2012

Paper Roses?

I've had these photos in my folder and have been meaning to share them, but just haven't gotten around to it.
So I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do so.
And since I can't sleep anyway.... here we go ;)

Last month was B and T's 1st Anniversary. I had been debating what to give them. I know suggested gifts have changed over the years, but I like the old fashioned ones. Didn't really want to give them a case of TP! Plus I needed to stay within what little budget I have. And I wanted it to be personal, something that meant something, you know.

I had been wanting to try to make some crepe paper roses and thought that they would look nice as a gift topping.
The picture I had in my head was a bouquet of paper roses ~ 12, one for each month they've been married. This bouquet I would wrap like a florist would, using pretty tissue paper and a paper doily. Tussie Mussie like.

Now don't laugh at these.....I KNOW they don't look like roses...OK OK  Can I say I changed my mind and went for carnations instead? ;)

I think I cut maybe about 3 ft of white crepe paper

Folded it it up as many times as I could, but making sure my scissors would be able to cut through all the layers, as I wanted to edges to be scalloped. I used clips to hold all the layers in place while I cut through.

I thought all white may be kind of bland so I used some paint pens I had to "color" the scalloped edged just a but. I used the colors from their wedding.

I unclasped all of the layers, then crumpled it up just a bit, so it wouldn't look to pristine.

I just started by rolling the end then making little tucks as I wrapped the crepe paper around and around. I undid and redid, several times before I felt OK with the way it looked.

Once I came to the end I twisted the bottom "stem" and tied it off with thread.

I then stuck a green pipe cleaner up in the stem. I added some hot glue to the end prior to insertion. I held it in place until I knew it was cooled and stuck

Then I wrapped the pipe cleaner and 
base of the flower with florists tape.

One down 11 more to go.

Here they are...as Carnations : /

They looked really pretty on top of their gift.

I was so excited and worried about finding a box that their gift would fit in I forgot to take a photo of it!! I'm so mad at myself!!

 I printed 'Their Song', "At Last" on aged paper and framed it.
Painted the frame cream. Glued on some sea shells and sea glass from their wedding, then filled in any gaps with sand.
I figured the print would suffice as the "paper" and the shells and glass would be good mementos.
It turned out really pretty and they loved it.

This is the paper I framed for them. 

After they opened it, I was able to snap (I guess that's an old fashioned word now huh?) a photo of it on their mantel in it's new home.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

No Sunday Paper

This  is dedicated to all of us who are seniors, to all of you who know seniors, and to all of you who will become seniors

"WHERE is my SUNDAY paper?!"

The irate customer calling the newspaper office, loudly demanded to know where her Sunday edition was.

"Madam", said the newspaper employee, "today is Saturday. The Sunday paper is not delivered until tomorrow, on SUNDAY"

.There was quite a long pause on the other end of the phone, followed by a ray of recognition as she was heard to mutter,

...."Well, shit, that explains why no one was at church either."

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Who Let the Dogs Out!

B and T's pups came for a vacation at Grandma's recently.
Here's Carly...juts like her owner...a bucket head.
When B was a toddler he would find a bucket and
wear it on his head like a hat.
Ere go the nickname "bucket head".

I love the coloring of her feet..brown with black tops :)

Lily and Carly trotting down the path

Lily and Katie ~
You have a little something right there..no right t h e r e

In line at the watering hole

Katie getting up a little taller to eye level with the others

Cyndar has claimed Carly's bed....
good thing Carly doesn't mind sharing!

Up and looking for action!

Carly getting Lily and Cyndar trying to get in the act

Carly and Cyndar "mouthing" each other. LOL

Cyndar loves to play put poops out fast

Yup, she's done
Poor old lady ;)

Down for the count!

Until the next time they come to visit ;)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Pickin' and a Grinnin'

My post is short and sweet this week. Been busy, busy.


it's whats for dinner!

There's lots more to pick too!


Wishing all a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Need a Laugh?

He said to me ............. Shall we try something new tonight?
I said to him ... That ' s a good idea - you stand by the stove & sink while I sit on the sofa and do nothing.

He said to me.... What have you been doing with all the grocery money I gave you?
I said to him ...... Turn sideways and look in the mirror!

He said to me.... How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?
I said to him .. .. I don ' t know; it has never happened.

He said to me. . Why is it difficult to find men who are sensitive, caring and Good- looking?
I said to him . . . They already have boyfriends.

He said to me...What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is every night?
I said to him. . .. A widow.

He said to me.... Why are married women heavier than single women?
I said to him .. . .. Single women come home, see what ' s in the fridge and go to bed…Married women come home, see what ' s in bed and go to the fridge.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Do You Pin?

Mondays are for Pinning over at:

 A Night Owl Blog and Baxtron Life

It's that time of year my mind starts to wander over to the Holidays.
And by wander, I mean wonder what I can make for thrifty gift giving.
Tight budgets are not friendly guests for the Holidays.

So where do you go when you need some inspiration and ideas.........
to Pinterest of course!

So, besides trying to get in that Happy Holiday mood
(while it's nearing the 100's outside)
I've been on the prowl for some ideas.
Here ya go ~









Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bret Michaels Live!

M was able to go to the Stanislaus County Fair and see Bret Michaels!!

It was so crowded she wasn't able to get to many good photos,
 but here are a few.

The Stage set up

♥♥♥ Woo Hoo! ♥♥♥
Love those pants!

He did several wardrobe changes then
auctioned them off for his charity.

"Every Rose Has It's Thorn"

This is a shot we grabbed off Fox News.
I have a black arrow pointing at her on the left.
She has her sunglasses on her head ;)

She came home hoarse..who wouldn't!?

Click here to see the Fox News coverage


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