Saturday, January 22, 2011

Battered, Burned and Bruised!



Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I've admitted it before and I'll do it again ~ I am a copy cat! You poke something at my eyes ~ a thing of beauty ~ I want it ~ and I will try to copy it. That's what I've done but I'm battered, bruised and burned and I've lived to tell you about it!

Are you familiar with this most wonderful blog of inspiration...Under the Table and Dreaming?
This young lady, Stephanie is just amazing! She created the most beautiful wreath made of roses from the pages of a book! It was beautiful! My most gorgeous peepers eyed it! I wanted it and she had given instructions too! I was gonna copy her most gorgeous wreath! I was going to have me a gorgeous wreath made from the pages of a book! Yes, sirree!!


Just look! Is this not the prettiest thing you've ever seen. Well, maybe except for your new born babes! :) I coveted this wreath. I dreamed about this wreath! I was going to make this wreath! But she didn't warn me of the danger I was about to put myself in! No, no, Nannette, she did not!

So I began by reading her instructions here and gathered my tiny supplies. I found a white styrofoam wreath to use completely unaware of the peril ahead of me!

Got a big ole thick over 500 pages book and began by pulling it apart! Oh, I was in heaven having a wonderful time ripping out the pages. Then I began to draw my swirls. I was gonna have me a most gorgeous rose wreath made from the pages of a book.

Well, I cut out all of my 750 million swirls until my most dainty tiny fingers felt paralyzed. But I persevered. I'm just stubborn that way. I must tell you, that little Stephanie is a little stinker teasing me like she did. In my tiny head I thought ~ I'll make this wreath in an afternoon and will have it hanging on the wall by nightfall. No, no, Nannette! This did not happen. For days and days I twirled and glued.
That's not all...I was twirling away and hot glued the bottom circle of paper to the bottom of a rose and then it sprung out like a Jack in a Box! Oh, Lord have mercy! So I had to start gluing continuously as I twirled! Now comes the burning and blistering. Hot glue! Oh, I burned and blistered my most dainty fingers and even commenced to burn my upper lip! Don't ask how I did that! Oh, I was almost bleeding! Proceed with caution...

Did I give up? No, no, Nannette! Not on your life. I was going to have me a gorgeous rose wreath made from the pages of a book even if my most tiny dainty fingers fell off! Finally, I think God felt sorry for me and reminded me that I had a low temp glue gun! Eureka! That's it! I carefully began to twist and turn my paper roses, with damaged fingers, and glued while twirling with my low temp glue gun! Whew! Much better! Well, this went on for days, I'm telling you! DAYS! Oh, after all of the little roses where made, I inked the edges just like Stephanie said she did. This was pain free! Thank you, Jesus!

And finally...

I have a most gorgeous paper rose wreath made from the pages of a book!!
Now, Dear Ones, this is a small wreath and I believe Stephanie made a big one. I can't imagine how long it must have taken her. She's wonderful and all but I'm sure she rolled, twisted and twirled for many days. I wonder if she burned her dainty fingers? She's just not going to tell us. :)

I hung this puppy over my mirror over the fireplace in the den. There's only one problem. Do you see it in the above snap? Well, since my most gorgeous paper rose wreath is hanging in front of a mirror ~ you can see the back of the styrofoam wreath and it's nekked! That's Texan for 'naked'. Well, I'm going to have to rip out some more pages and glue them down on the backside so you won't see the white. Lord, have mercy!


But if you look at it front on...it's wonderful! Do you like it? I'm still battered, burned and bruised but I'm healing! I do want to thank Stephanie for her inspiration and the how tos to make this wreath. Go over and visit her and I know you'll come back to your blog with your tiny head spinning with inspiration. But beware and make sure you're prepared - I don't want you to become battered, burned or bruised! :)

As you see below, I'm really milking my most gorgeous wreath for all it's worth! :)
Do I get something for joining the most parties ever? :) You can always click on The Parties I Attend Page at the top of my blog to see parties I love to go to!

I'm joining Our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday,
Our Dear Roeshel at the DIY showcase for DIY showcase Monday,
Our Dear Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday,
Our Dear Carrie at Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Mondays,
Our Dear Bonnie at House of Grace for Twice Owned Tuesday,
Our Dear Carolyn at My Backyard Eden for Make It Yours Day Tuesday,
Our Dear Maleahbliss at Little Eme for Tute {Yourself} Tuesday,
Our Dear Kim at Savvy Southern Style for BTB Wednesday Party,
Our Dear Tara at The Trendy Treehouse for Creative Share Wednesday,
Our Dear Jen at The Thrifty Home for Penny Pinching Party Wednesday,
Our Dears Fawnda and Jeannine at Fireflies and Jellybeans for Show Off Your Stuff Wednesday,
Our Dear Michelle at Someday Crafts for Whatever Goes Wednesday,
Our Dear Meg at A Little Knick Knack for Everything But the Kitchen Sink Wednesday,
Our Dear Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday,
Our Dear Gail at My Repurposed Life for Catch As Catch Can Thursday,
Our Dear Stacey at Fun to Craft for Look At Me Party Thursday,
Our Dear Courtney at French Country Cottage for The Feathered Nest Party,
Our Dear Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday,
Our Dear Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday,
Our Dear Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday,
Our Dear Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday,
Our Dear Vanessa at Southern in My Heart for Inspiration Friday,
Our Dear Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special,
Our Dear Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase,
Our Dear Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few Of My Favorite Things Sunday.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Well you're a real tough cookie with a long history
Of breaking little hearts, like the one in me
That's O.K., lets see how you do it
Put up your dukes, let's get down to it!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Why Don't You Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Fire Away!

You come on with your come-ons, you don't fight fair
That's O.K., see if I care!
Knock me down, it's all in vain
I'll get right back on my feet again!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Why Don't You Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Fire Away!

Well you're a real tough cookie with a long history
Of breaking little hearts, like the one in me
Before I put another notch in my lipstick case
You better make sure you put me in my place

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Come On, Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Fire Away!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Why Don't You Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Fire Away!
~ sung by Pat Benatar

128 comments:

  1. Oh how purdy, Shelia~ I keep saying I'm going to make myself a coffee filter wreath, but so far, haven't taken the time. I have an aversion to hot glue guns- I always burn the heck outta my fingers, and I keep a bowl of cold water nearby,too. ouch-My worst experience resulted in blisters on two fingers that burned for about a week. Do they make kevlar gloves? LOL
    hugs, Sue

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  2. Oh Sheila, you are being so brave! Poor little burned fingers.

    I saw this too and thought it was just beautiful! That's all I've done about it so far ... just the thinking part. So kudos to you for actually making one. I was so enthralled with the front side I didn't even notice the white peaking out. :-)

    I may have to go find my glue gun!

    Candy

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  3. Hi Shelia,
    You poor burned, bruised and battered dainty little thing you.....But just look at the end result of your pain....A lovely, lovely wreath!!! Yay!
    It was so worth the pain. I made a sheet music cone wreath for Christmas and my fingers haven't been the same since! LOL!

    Great job, love it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. Oh, did you use a template to make your round circles to form the roses? As Ricky said to Lucy, {Splain to me!"
    I know it sounds in my previous comment that I am relating to this paper rose wreath as a filter wreath.... duh, I DO know this is something different! I apparently just can't type out my thoughts. ♥

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  5. Shelia, I nearly laughed out loud at your post today. Sorry about your burned fingers. Your wreath turned out beautifully after all your hard work. Blessings. Pamela

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  6. I love,love,love this one, but I don't have enough patience to attempt it myself. Bravo to you!

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  7. Well, it was definitely worth it, Shelady! I love it! And on the back, why don't you just glue some pieces of book pages and overlap them in an interesting pattern. You aren't talking about making roses for the back, are you? I can't imagine all the work that would go into that, but it's pretty whatever you do. I just don't want you to harm your tiny self any more than you have. When I read the title, I thought you had tumbled down the stairs like Katie Scarlet! ;-)

    I love Stephanie Lynn, and I think you did a great job with her project. And I love the fact that you are strutting your stuff with this wreath, dear one. That's a whole lot of memes, but they will all love it. You are going to be a busy, busy girl! Mercy!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  8. You my dear are simply amazing. Of course we all copy...isn't that why we are all blogging? To share, inspire and put our own creative spin on it. You done great Miss Sheila....and I love that song by Pat Benetar, now it's going to be in my head all night.

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  9. Still laughing at you....funny girl,
    Just look at that beautiful product!!!!!
    You know it was all worth it, wonderful.
    Now go fix your nekked parts!
    Hugs, Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  10. I love it Miss Sheila! You are so brave...I think this is a project that is way over my pay grade! Maybe she will start selling thim and I can just buy one;)! It look gorgeous hamging over your mirror!

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  11. Hi Shelia,
    Well,it turned out beautifully but I can feel your pain in your poor little fingers!
    I will have to go and check out Stephanie's blog now.
    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  12. Gorgeous and I hope worth the pain. As for me, no no nanette, not for me!

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  13. Hello Sheila,
    The wreath is so beautiful you did a great job.

    I hope your fingers are feeling better soon!!!
    Suzann xoxo

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  14. It turned out great Sheila-love it! I agree with Magpie's suggestions about the back, be careful:@)

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  15. Oh Shelia -- as soon as I stop laughing -- I'm going to tell you how sorry I am about your unfortunate burns, bruising, and battering -- yes I am! And to think you have to subject those dainty little digits to more, cutting, twirling, and hot glue!. I do love your pretty paper roses wreath though!

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  16. I love it! Have you considered gluing moss to the back? I do not have the patience to do this myself, PLUS I have six cats who would be sure to "mix things up"!
    Take a bow, beautiful lady!
    *applause*

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  17. First, let me apologize for laughing at your misery(and sharing the story with my family), but you really shouldn't put it as funny as you did....Secondly, I understand and have burned myself before, having pain in the fingers for days...Third, YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB AND I LOVE IT!!! IT LOOKS FAB!!!

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  18. Oh it is adorable, Shelia! I hope your fingers heal fast but isn't it worth it just looking at this beauty?...Christine

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  19. Oh you are so funny Sheila!
    My goodness, you do have a lot of stamina my dear!
    And it is just gorgeous!
    And I do feel sorry for your poor battered and burned dainty fingers!
    I think I will pass on trying this one, I am not as tough as you Texans!
    Big Hugs and heal up soon!
    Cindy

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  20. Ouch on the burned fingers! You have to have a glass of ice water when working with heated glue, even low melt. But your fingers did an awesome job! It truly has a place worthy of all your pain.

    Go iced your poor fingers, you do deserve it. Ice them in some ice cream.... finger lickin' good ice cream, that way you can reward yourself for a job well done and soothe your burns all at the same time. You sure persevered.

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  21. Oh, and yes, we sure did enjoy the potatoe dish! Thanks for posting the recipe!! YUM~

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  22. Wow you did hang in there! I would have never attempted. Makes my head spin thinking about it. But, it looks absolutely beautiful! (love the urns on each side)

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  23. Good for you that you made one of these. I keep seeing these gorgeous book inspired wreaths. Maybe I'll get brave and jump in to make one myself. ~ Sarah

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  24. Sheila, thanks for the laughter. I needed it. I have laughed so hard reading this post that I was crying. You are too funny. I don't know how you kept on working on that with burnt and blistered fingers for daaaaaayyyyysss! It is beautiful and I hope it was worth all the time and pain.

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  25. Oh Shelia, you are so funny, I love to hear you tell a story, it always cracks me up and I can just hear your Texas twang to go with it. You know I was born and raised in Texas so I do know the twang thing. Your wreath is stunning and you did such a wonderful job. I absolutely love it. Hugs, Marty

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  26. Your perseverance paid off, Sheila. The wreath is very pretty. La

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  27. We salute you oh Most Brave One!!! You did a beautiful job...and beauty always involves pain!!!
    Love it!!!

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  28. I could make paper wreaths all day. I love them and yours here turned out great! Careful fixing the back.

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  29. Oh my gosh Shelia, the wreath is beautiful....koodos to you, it would take me years to make that wreath. It looks lovely hanging from the mirror.
    hugs
    janet

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  30. Oh wow Shelia! You sure are persistent! But it sure paid off. Gorgeous!

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  31. It's adorable, even if you are bruised for it! Kind of like the saying, Pain is Beauty.

    Brittany
    www.dearesthome.blogspot.com

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  32. Oh Miss Shelia you did an amazing job on the wreath! I wish I had that much patience. I would have given up. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us with burnt fingers and all!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  33. Sheila, This turned out fabulous {the battle wounds paid off} Thank you so much for the warm mention - I go greatly appreciate it. You did an amazing job and make my blogging worth while. {you're the sweetie!} Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I'll be featuring this today; feel free to grab a featured button if you like. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  34. What a pretty wreath! You did a good job with it -- I think it looks like your inspiration!

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  35. Well this Texas girl loves this post...because I tried to do this wreath and gave up...instead I made mine with cones...yours is beautiful...your endurance and patience much greater than mine...well maybe I need to dig up some of my Texas genes and try it again.

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  36. Wow! Gorgeous! I don't know if I can make one. Yours is amazing!!!

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  37. Shelia~

    The wreath is just gorgeous.
    I love it, you did a wonderful job.

    Love,
    Mrs. Kindergarten

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  38. I love it! I had seen Stephanie's version but forgot where it was...yours caught my eye and I must say...I'm out the door to Michaels to get the wreath base...check out my barbwire wreath...paper should be a piece of cake....lol

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  39. Hi Shelia,

    It is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

    If you get your fingers burned by the hot glue gun on another project, I suggest buying a bottle of Calendula oil at the health food store. It takes the burn sting out immediately.

    Thanks for this post. It is a reminder that things are not always as easy as somebody else makes them out to be. :>)

    Kathy

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  40. Oh Shelia, it's beautiful! You will be enjoying this beauty long after your burns and bruises have healed. I'm so glad you revealed the pitfalls of this project, because after seeing yours, I'd be wanting to run try to make one...but, I'm not good at long-term projects. I want instant gratification (so, why don't you make me one of these?)!! It really is wonderful Shelia. I'm so glad you linked this to Favorite Things. laurie

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  41. Do you ink the edges before you roll them into rosettes?

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  42. Awww you poor thing! :( Your poor little fingies! :) hope they are getting better! :) But you did a GREAT GREAT GREAT Job on your wreath. Hehe :) I love it! Good job. All the pain was worth it right? LOL A bit like childbirth. lol ;-)
    Enjoy your wreath! Its gawguss!!! :)
    Mel

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  43. thanks for stopping over sheila and for your kind words on my somewhat still boring bathroom, you are one of the sweetest ladies in blogland.
    hugs
    janet

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  44. Sheilia,
    I would give you several awards:
    1. Working the most diligently for the most darling wreath.
    2. Explaining the perils in creating said wreath, in the most entertaining manner.
    3. Joining the most blog parties. Your work certainly justified each one!
    The wreath is wonderful. Personally, I wouldn't deal with the backside. Can't see it from my computer screen.

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  45. But you did it! I had a similar experience covering an old picture frame with book page circles. I was scrunching and gluing 4-EV-R. SO, I feel your pain. Your wreath is BEAUTIFUL and I MAY try one myself. When have nothing to do for a week, or get rid f mu kids for a weekend!

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  46. Loooove the wreath, but your poor fingers! I'm tempted to try it but maybe with asbestos gloves on!

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  47. Shelia, the wreath is beautiful! I wonder if I can do this. It would look great on the mirror in the master bedroom or master bathroom. Hmm, let me think about it.

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  48. The wreath is just beautiful! Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  49. Great job. I haven't seen this idea before but I love it! :D

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  50. WOW Sheila! The wreath is a true labor of love. I am so amazed at how many "swirls" you made. The wreath turned out just beautiful! ~Susie

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  51. This SAME thing happened to me when I attempted the ever-popular book page wreath that is oh-so-beautiful. Good for you though for persevering...I could not force myself to, and instead opted for a much faster book page canvas instead. :)

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  52. I love how your wreath came out. I am a follower, thanks for the comment on my blog. cindy

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  53. I looks fabulous and I must say it looks like it would be tedious work. I am impressed.

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  54. Too, too funny. Loved this post. Well, I think it was all worth your time and trouble and burns and bruises. How many paper cuts did you suffer? :-D
    I also spy a pair of red doggies which are a match to my own. I saw my black doggies in another post earlier. Love my pups! Thanks for sharing the trials and tribulations of your special rose wreath. Blessings, Barb

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  55. Holy cow! That sure is a lot of cutting, but sure is worth it like you said. You did a great job following directions. Very nice wreath indeed Shelia!

    Stopping by from SOYCM.
    -marie

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  56. No they never do tell that, he, about the blisters and the burn and the pain that is involved with crafting. But you persevered and now you have your own gorgeous bookpage wreath. Enjoy it!

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  57. Its Great that you stayed with it and got her done....she's a beauty. Trish

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  58. Looks great!!! I really like the inked edges which make it look old. You have something there to be really proud of and a great story behind it.
    Cindy

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  59. Dear Shelia, you've done a fabulous job, well done. Ok, so you suffered for your art, but at least now you know what's involved, and can make some more quite easily, lol. Only joking :o) that blog is quite good too. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessins, hugs.

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  60. Oh,no! Our precious Shelia has boo-boo's! But they were worth every effort you made in creating this beauty, I am sure. Shelia, you are such a wonderful, delightful lady ... you make my day on every visit.

    The wreath is exquisite, nekked or not! I wish I had the nerve to even attempt doing it ...

    Thank you for your friendship.

    PS ~ Pop by for our Valentine Giveaway
    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs ~ Marydon

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  61. Well, now, Mizz Shelia...this is a purdy wreath..and I am hoping your fingers are feeling good enuf by now to work on the nekked parts.:))

    OOO, I hate using a glue gun soooo much. I get burned every single time. I didn't know there was a low temp gun. I'll investigate that.

    YOU DID GOOD!!

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  62. Oh sweet Shelia, I just realized I have been spelling you name wrong. My mom's name is spelled Sheila. I'm so sorry.

    I love your version of the book rose wreath! You are so talented :D

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  63. Shelia, what a gorgeous wreath. This is just so creative. Hope your fingers have healed for your next project. I love the way your mantel looks and your wreath as the star performer.. hugs ~lynne~

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  64. Hi Shelia,
    Well all that hard work paid off! You have a beautiful wreath my sweet lady! Job well done!

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  65. Hi Shelia,
    How, I love your paper rose wreath! I want one too!!! Its so pretty..I will be careful not to burn my fingers, but I too always burn my fingers with the hot glue gun..LOL
    You did a wonderful job on your wreath..
    Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

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  66. What a great post. The paper rose wreath came out amazing. The glue gun is an amazing but dangerous tool. Thanks for stopping by to see my sweet Sara.

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  67. You are such a great storyteller, I wish my writing was intriguing as yours, so had me memerized to keep reading. Your wreath turned out just beautiful, see your hard work paid off. I hope your dainty fingers feel better :)

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  68. I think you did a wonderful job on that rose wreath ... LOVE the way you write; you made me laugh today!

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  69. Sheila! Bless your heart! You persevered and came up shining and triumphant! It is beautiful - enough to tempt me!
    Lord help me!
    :D
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  70. Shelia, your wreath is lovely. You are such a creative one!

    Have a blessed Monday!

    Hugs, Barb

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  71. You made a beautiful wreath!!! I am so sorry that you are battered, bruised and bleeding, but you made some real gorgeousness happen!! Anyways, you have over 70 comments so far, that should make it feel worthwhile!
    Love and hugs, Cindy

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  72. 'Fire away'!!!! Ya always manage to change the song in my head!!! Heeeheheh!

    Your paper wreath is just amazin'...from a book no less!!! Your creative talent just blows me away sweetie.

    God bless and have an incredible week!!!

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  73. That looks great! You have a lot of patience! I still have to make one for above the fireplace. I changed the colors, so the old one doesn't go!
    Must get to Michael's for some flowers, etc!
    Or I could rip up a book! Nah, no patience for that!

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  74. I LOVE this wreath. I have to do a centerpiece for a valentines day party and I'm definitely doing this for the flowers!

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  75. Hi Miss Shelia - I saw Stephanie Lynn's wreath and did my own variation on a sphere. I had the same trials and tribulations that you did! Oh why didn't she warn us? If you care to take a peek, it's here: http://cheapchichome.blogspot.com/2011/01/white-and-paper-roses.html
    Hugs, Kim

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  76. Oh mama!! this is GREAT Pickle..even if you burned your little fingers..Love it..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  77. So glad you persevered Sheila! It is lovely lovely lovely for sure!!! I am wondering if I would have the patience like you though!

    Hope your little fingers are healing nicely now- we need you to still be able to tickle the ivory for us!

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  78. Its fabulous and now I must have one.. It will be a great staging item while my home is for sale..
    you are a sweetie to post this.. sorry you got singed, bless your lil peapickin heart...

    sonny

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  79. Beauty is worth the pain. I love the wreath. It's absolutely gorgeous and I bet if you don't tell no one will notice the white part showing.. It's absolutely beautiful. I will have to think about making one.. how about in the shape of a heart for valentine's... take care of yourself, heal. be well.

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  80. Hi Shelia
    I like that idea...and I might have to try one myself. It looks like it was a lot of work and I know about how it hurts when you get that hot glue on your little finggies...ouch! Have burnt myself too...and your lips...hmmmm...
    Looks beautiful...thank you for sharing.
    have a wonderful day
    Judi

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  81. Oh I too looked appreciatively upon Miss Stephanie's wreath and said to myself "That is a darling but monster of a project.)

    Your wreath turned out lovely. I am so sorry to hear about your burns.

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  82. Oh yes, I do love your beautiful wreath, and I hope Mr. Precious kissed your poor, dainty little fingers.

    I could never manage this project. And, I never realized there were so many blog events. I did see a pink eraser on that pencil. ;-)

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  83. Oh My Stars Shelia!!! I was laughing out loud!! I do think my book page was easier than this one, but this one is GORGEOUS!! So....IF your dainty little fingers heal and become unparalyzed....it will have been worth it! It is just stunning!! We are Women!! Hear us ROAR!!

    NO book pages are too much for us to handle!! Whether they be rolled in a cone or twisted, glued and inked into a beautiful rose!

    Lou Cinda ;)

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  84. Shelia it is just beautiful and I need a wreath for the living room but geez I need it like yesterday so I guess I will just drool over yours and Stephanie's!:)

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  85. Oh my, Shelia! How beautiful!!! Love it! Worth the hard work for sure! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  86. Hi Shelia. What a gorgeous wreath! I am so sorry for the torture you endured, but I'll have to admit - I laughed in the telling of the story! You are a hoot, girl! Linda

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  87. Look at you and your cute new fontness. Love it.
    And, now that you know how easy it is to change, you will be playing around with it for days. hahahhaaa.....

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  88. uh...I was just wondering..were you thinking, perhaps in the back of your sweet little mind, giving that lovely wreath as a giveaway? IF so..please let me be the very first to enter! :)
    NO? Oh come on! Be a sport...I will enter MANY, MANY times..I promise!
    You don't think that's a good idea? :):)

    Sweetheart, I'm teasing you! I am! Don't cry! You don't have to give....I'll have to pry it out of your cold dead (burned and bruised) tiny fingers???
    Please stop crying...you can keep your pretty wreath..but I don't think I will be making one of my own. I will just come visit yours.
    Now... if you change your sweet little mind...just send me an email...:) Ok?
    Love and hugs for all your hard work! You are a brave girl! It's a lovely wreath!!
    Affectionately,
    Mona :)

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  89. First, I have to say I LOVE your font!

    Your wreath really turned out lovely. I'm sure it was worth every glue gun burn...well...the upper lip one is where I'd start wondering. Goodness, that must have really hurt. I think my fingers have built up an immunity to glue gun burns. lol

    And, this is weird but I was just thinking about Pat Benatar and then saw the lyrics.

    Nancy

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  90. Oh you poor dear, Shelia! As you saw, I'm only at the "cutting and rolling" stage. Burnt fingers yet to come! ha!

    Your wreath is stunning. I love the color, very vintage and rich looking.

    I am not coloring the edges as I'm looking to (dare I say it), glittering the edges...But I'm kinda rethinking that as well. Well, whatever I end up doing, I promise to post the finished wreath with the (goreeeey details lol!)

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  91. Oh, my, that's quite an accomplishment, Sheila! I love it! And can identify with the burned and battered fingers.... That's what the business called crafting causes.... Now go and rest those weary hands.... :)

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  92. Oh Sheila, I am sorry to laugh at your pain but girl you had me laughing!!!!1 Your wreath is gorgeous, even if it caused GREAT PAIN in the process! I didn't even notice the back but I guess you will ahve to cover up your nekkedness....is that a owrd???:):) I know you will enjoy having this beauty. Thanks so much for sharing it. SO MANY PARTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  93. Sheila, wow that is a lot of parties you have joined. Thanks so much for including mine. Love that wreath.

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  94. Love the paper flower wreath! It turned out beautifully. Yes, a lot of work. But it sure looks good.

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  95. You did a beautiful job, i might have to try a smaller one.

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  96. SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL! How about covering the back with a fabric or felt to cover the back. Just cut to fit and you know. . . glue!

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  97. That is so pretty, Sheila! I love it! They look like dried roses!

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  98. Hello Sheila,
    I couldn't find your email - I have shared your blog in my Inspired by YOU blog - I hope you stop by!
    God Bless,
    Kathy

    http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com

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  99. Though you are bruised and battered, your wreath came out beautiful! I loved making the one from old hymnal pages for Christmas in the cone shapes. (posted on my http://kerrieskrafts3.blogspot.com in Dec.) It was fun and made in 2 days! Now you have started trouble though as I will want to make the roses and also one I saw made from coffee filters!!!! Hugs, Kerrie

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  100. I've seen a ton of the coffee filter wreaths but I have to say I believe this is the first time I've seen a wreath made with book page rosettes. (These days, I don't get around Blogland as much as I used to, unfortunately.) It is truly spectacular! You must have more persistence than I do...not to mention the patience of a saint! After all you went through to make it, I'd be sharing it at a bunch of parties too. I might even consider standing on the busiest street corner in town and sharing it with anyone and everyone who passed by! :)

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  101. Shelia,

    The wreath is gorgeous. You did a great job. I don't notice the back at all. It looks perfect where you put it.
    Sherry

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  102. Oh I love it! Book page wreaths are my fave! :) I'd love for you to link up to my new linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!
    LittleEme.blogspot.com
    The linky will be open until this evening. :)

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  103. Sorry it was so hard on you but it looks soooo pretty! Hope your Boo Boos heal soon.

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  104. This is gorgeous Shelia! I have this project on my to-do list as well.

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  105. Although the wreath was super labor intensive, it turned out amazing. I love it.

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  106. Yes, I don't just like it... I love it! Those little paper roses are addicting. Your poor fingers, ouch! It was well worth the time and effort! Looks beautiful!

    Blessings,
    ~Michelle :)

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  107. Wow! You may have gotten your inspiration from Stephanie's blog but your creation is truly your own. Your wreath looks great- I love it! All your hard work really paid off. Thanks for sharing!

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  108. Stephanie Lynn's blog is amazing! But so are you, my dear! What a story of perserverance! GOOD FOR YOU! I so enjoyed this post and your lovely sense of humor.
    Oh, and I like your font!

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  109. Sheila,

    Your paper rose wreath was worth every scar! It's beautiful.

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  110. I am familiar with Stephanie Lynn's site and have eyed that paper rose wreath before...it really is stunning! You did a great job re-creating it! Congrats!

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  111. I love it!
    Can I have it??

    Shelia, I just found you! I love your blog!
    You are hilarious!
    I am so jumping on your follower wagon!!

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  112. It came out great! I am making one too and it is taking me forever!! :)

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  113. It appears to be quite worth all the work!

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  114. So glad I found you from Inspiration Friday!!!!!! I love your attitude..burned fingers and all. Now. I just have to get ready and try one myself. These are truly gorgeous, and I'm imagining your fingers healed quickly enough, or you wouldn't tempt us with this beauty!!!
    xo
    lynn

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  115. Hi there Shelia~ Love this post- and soo sorry about your fingers! Ouch!! I think this is such a gorgeous wreath- it is absolutely beautiful and you did a fantastic job- I love it- might have to try this one myself- with gloves too maybe! lol! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  116. Funny and interesting post. This is giving me ideas on how to make my next Christmas wreath. Your wreath is simply beautiful.

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  117. Seriously 119 comments Miss Sheila...you are a Supa star! I just gave you a shout out on this too. Come and grab my button if you like:) sounds funny!

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  118. It's just lovely! I would have quit after the first hot glue incident! LOL

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  119. Oh, the price we pay for beauty! :-) I just love how your wreath turned out and I'm just so impressed! I love the tone it has and think it looks perfect against the mirror. Now, where did you get those topiaries? Did you make them too? I love em! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  120. Your wreath is amazing-I am so impressed-I too saw Stephanie's wreath and coveted it-I managed to make 15 lovely roses and had to stop-it took me way too long-I infortunately need almost instant gratifcation when I'm crafting-this wasn't it- so now I have to figure out what to do with 15 of these really lovely roses-lol-I'm your newest follower-stop by and visit sometime!-Claire

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  121. Oh Shiela, too cute! I am so sorry you were injured in the making of this wreath, but I could not understand why you kept telling ME (Nannette) no, no! I had nothing to do with the making of this wreath, but I do love it!!

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  122. This is lovely. You have a great blog. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas:-)

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  123. I featured you this week!!! LittleEme.blogspot.com
    Come check it out and grab your featured button! :)

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  124. Shelia,
    When I quit laughing (LOL!), I will try to write you about how wonderful your wreath is. Are you taking orders?
    Love it!!!!!

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