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Friday, May 8, 2009

Scrapbook Tip

Okay, Okay - so it isn't EXACTLY parenting related, but it's useful information anyways.

I love to scrapbook and make cards. It's my newest obsession, really, but I never have quite enough money to get all the cool things that are available. I try hard to find cool embellishments for less money so that I can really decorate my stuff without spending a whole ton of cash.

Last night when I went to the Dollar Tree - my all time favorite store in the history of EVER - I realized that the solution to my biggest problem was right before my eyes.

FLOWERS!!! Tons of flowers.

You see, I love those little flower petal things that you can use to assemble your own flower brads, but I don't love the price of those little flower petal things. They are way too expensive for my budget, so I stare at them and pine over them and then walk on by without ever buying them.

Last night at the Dollar Tree, I had an epiphany. I could have my flower petals without breaking my bank. No, I haven't lost my mind, and I'm not speaking in riddles. All I had to do was buy a few sets of those fake flowers that were at the dollar store, then bring them home and take them all apart. HELLO FLOWER PETALS - for practically nothing, I might add. If you get the right kind of flowers, you can disassemble them and then layer your petals and add a pretty brad to create your very own layered flower brad for whatever art project you may be working on.

I figured if my new idea didn't work, that I had really only lost about $5.00 on the flowers, and we could always use those in some other project. When I got home last night, I tried my new idea and - guess what - IT WORKED!

(Did you really doubt? After all, I'm telling you about it today, and if it hadn't worked I would not be sharing, now would I?)


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Happy Mother's Day to you. May God's countless blessings and grace be showered upon you and your family. God bless you always.