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Easy to make Paper Roses. Beautiful and Inexpensive Gifts

Paper Rose pen

Paper Roses

Paper Roses are fun and easy to make.

When we were kids we would make crepe PaperRoses.  They make fun and inexpensive gifts for Mother’s Day,  Teacher Gifts or Secretary’s Day.  You can make them as stand along roses or place them on the top of a pen for a fun and pretty alternative to a plain pen.   You can make several rose pens (in different colors) and place in a small cup that is then placed on top of a desk.  These are perfect as inexpensive gifts.  With so many teachers and other people to give gifts to sometimes staying within our household budgets can be a challenge.  These are pretty  and inexpensive gifts.

Make them in white instead of red for a fun sign in pen for showers, weddings, etc.   I purchased all supplies except the green crepe paper (couldn’t find any) and pens from my local Dollar Tree.   I also used a low temp glue gun (and glue sticks) that I had previously purchased at my local Michael’s store.

 

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I was featured on NBC News

facing yarn wall  How I was featured on NBC News

(Update:  Since this post I have also been featured on Fox,  Univision, Telemundo, and many other newspapers since my story was picked up by the Associated Press)

Today has been a very exciting day.  I’m not sure if you  follow me on facebook or not.  Well I shared how I have attended the #WeAllGrow summit in Long Beach, California in the beginning or March.  It was a really great summit with hundreds of Latina (mostly) bloggers, creatives, authors, content creators, etc.  The venue was beautiful at the Maya Hotel right next to the water.  We could see the Queen Mary museum from our rooms.  This was my first year attending and it did not disappoint.  I was fortunate enough to be selected by Ana Flores the creator of WeAllGrow and Latina Bloggers Connect to part of a panel.  The panel was titled “How to successfully launch a YouTube channel.”  Although I do not consider myself a YouTube expert I have learned a thing or two in my years as a YouTuber with my “All Crafts Channel” and wanted to share some of my wisdom with others.   I really enjoyed it and met some really nice lifestyle and beauty bloggers with whom I  shared the panel.

The summit had many valuable sessions, workshops, awesome sponsors such as #Dove, #Neutrogena, #Mazda, #YouTube, #TurboTax, #.Me, Aguacates de Mexico, and #O-P-I just to name a few.  The event was really great.  I highly recommend it.  One evening we had a Storytellers event which was moderated by my good friend Kathy Cano-Murillo aka CraftyChica.  Several women shared their inspirational stories.  I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place.

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Crochet Heart – Easy C2C (corner to corner) Heart Square pattern

Crochet Heart For C2C (Corner to Corner) Square

A Crochet Heart seemed like a fun project to make . Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I wanted to make a project to go with that special day of love. During this last couple of months I have been busy making blankets for grandkids. I was starting to look around for a blanket I could make for my granddaughter. I didn’t want the regular blanket. I wanted to come up with something cute and that says how much I love her. This might be the answer. My square is almost ready. I just need to sew in the yarn tails.

Crochet Heart Square

Crochet C2C Heart Square

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Announcing Lovie Book Giveaway Winners!

Animal Lovie Books

Knit and Crochet Lovie Books

First I would like to thank everyone who participated in this giveaway.  It was really great to see how many of you liked the content of both books. Today I want to announce the 3 winners.  Each will have a choice of either the Knit Animal Lovies book or the Crochet Animal Lovie Blankets book.    All 3 winners have been notified at the email they used to sign up to become members of my blog.  These giveaways are my way of saying thank you to everyone who has supported me and shown that extra love of becoming a blog member.    Being a member is free and it guarantees you will be kept up to date on new posts, giveaways, online courses  and lots of great projects.

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Win Michael’s Gift Card and other prizes – Details Below

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Michaels’ Gift Card Giveaway Details:

Christmas is just around the corner and before we know it is will be here.   I wanted to share my love of creativity  by doing a gift card giveaway.   Michaels is a store that I really enjoy shopping in and seems to be pretty popular in crafting circles.   This giveaway is NOT sponsored by Michaels but it is something that I want to do for my blog members.    First and Second place prizes are open to anyone in the USA.    The third prize of Ravelry patterns is open worldwide.    The contest will be open until December 15th.  A winners will be chosen on December 16th and will have 3 days to claim their prize.

1st prize – $50 Gift Card to Michaels stores 

2nd prize  –  $15 Gift Card to Michaels stores 

                                                                                               3rd Prize – any 2 patterns from my Ravelry store.  (You choose).

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