Saturday, February 5, 2011

Feel The Love Blog Hop

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Happy Saturday, Nikki here.  Welcome to the Feel The Love Blog Hop.  If you just came from the amazing Karel at One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity, then you are on the right track.  If you just happen to come across my blog and would like to hop along, please start with Jamie at Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My.  This hop is mixed with all types of projects to help get ideas for Valentine's Day.  Sit back and relax, grab some hot chocolate or hot tea and enjoy the hop.

I had to make a couple of these centerpieces for family and friends and thought I would share one for the hop.  This one will actually be a surprise for my mom.  My mom has graciously let me and my fiance stay with her until our move to Michigan which will be happening in about a month.  Our lease on our apartment was coming to an end instead of leasing for about 4 months, my mom said for us to come stay with her.  She has done so much for me and this is just one of the things that I made for her for Valentines'(I made her a few more things that I will share later).  You may notice that there is a sunshine in the mix of pink, red and white.  My mom calls me sunshine and I decided to put one in the bouquet mix.  The tootsie rolls are a a very reluctant present as my mother is diabetic and I don't like giving her candy that she can't have but every once in awhile doesn't hurt :).   I love how this turned out.  Enjoy!
The vase and red craft boa were bought at Joanns
Paper was from Core'dinations Gliz & Glam paper pack
Forever Young cricut cartridge
Hello Kitty Greetings cricut cartridge
The sparkling hearts were bought at Michaels
Boarder punch was from Martha Stewart
Wooden dowel rods
Brads were Recollections
Metallic Garnet Red FolkArt acrylic paint
White Wash Americana acrylic paint
Cherry Red Americana acrylic paint
Pink My Studio acrylic paint
Red craft boa came from Joanns

Now for the blog candy.  I have been feeling and little under the weather in addition to the nasty weather Delaware has been getting that I have not been able to shop shop so the winner will get a $20.00 gift card to Joanns, AC Moore or Michaels...their choice.  The way to win is to leave a comment and a way for me to get a hold of you.  I will draw the winner Monday, February 7th from random.org.

I also wanted to let everyone know to swing by GAB Challenges.  A new challenge blog with the first challenge starting today.  There will be a new challenge every Saturday.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a wonderful weekend, I also want to thank Jamie at Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My! for allowing me to be a hop stop.

Your next stop is Elizabeth at Skittles and Scrapbooks.

68 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Love all the great flowers! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Jenn said...

Lovely! Love the red boa and its true, the flowers do look great! Thanks for sharing :)
Jenn
craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

Pat N. said...

Your centerpiece is beautiful, love it! Great job.

BunnyFreak said...

Love how you put the flowers in the tootsie rolls.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

What a very cute idea! I love using the candy as your stem-holders. I'm going to have to steal that idea as a Valentine's Day centerpiece for my dear daughter, Emily, who just LOVES Swedish Fish! TYFS!

Josie0602 said...

Cute centerpiece! I love that you added that sunshine to personalize it with something that has meaning to you and your mom!

Tracy
www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

Celeste said...

Your centerpiece is absolutley fab....

Leah said...

I love your centerpiece it's wonderful. I love how you embellished it with something meaningful to you and your mom. That always makes the gift even more special.

Karelj said...

What a lucky and blessed mama you have! I'll bet she is going to miss you like crazy when you leave! Thanks so much for sharing. ksjennings at gmail dot com and or/ http://karelj.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

What a beautiful centerpiece. I love the sun. It goes perfectly with the rest of the bouquet. Your mom will love it! The fact that she can't have tootsie rolls too often just means she's get to enjoy this gift alot longer :)

Thanks so much for showing and for joining in on this hop today!

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grannyjuju said...

so cute. I love flowers.Thanks for sharing

emcspadden09 said...

Gorgeous flower! TFS

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Mary S said...

Love the flowers!! Hope you feel better and get some better weather soon!!

mkshriver at gmail . com

Danielle said...

Oh my gosh!!! What a great idea for Valentine's Day!!!! It's adorable, I like how you added the sun :)

Elisha said...

So cute!! Love the flowers!

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Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

Very cute! Love all the flowers.
TFS
Debi
cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

Casey said...

Such a cute idea, I never thought of making centerpieces with paper!

Amanda said...

What a fun idea for a centerpiece, looks great!

Melissa said...

Cute centerpiece and I love how you used candy to fill the vase!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

The Scrapoholic said...

Very Pretty! TFS!

Kopperhead said...

What a wonderful idea, love the sunshine among the hearts and flowers.
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christana08 said...

How cute! I've been thinking that my scrap area needs a little bouquet of flowers. :)
chris.tana08 @ hotmail . com

Debc06 said...

Love the center piece.Mom will love it too.
Debbie
Http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
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QC Kelsey said...

That is a very sweet gift ... pun not intended, actually, now it is intended!

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Anna said...

What a sweet darling gift for your mom that sounds like a wonderful lady. Such a sweet blog story.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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Susan said...

I just love the flowers from Forever Young. You did a great job. I just recently made some note cards using the flowers from the Forever Young cart. Stop by and see them. Thank you for the chance to win. I am your newest follower. I can't wait to see your creations.
Susan
itsmesusanp.blogspot.com
facebookandothers67 at yahoo dot com

Stephanie said...

I love your centerpiece. You did an amazing job!
steph4575@msn.com

Meagan said...

This is such a cute idea!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

I'm shocked to finally find another person from Delaware!!

Meagan
beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

I love the bouquet! So pretty and we definitely need a little bit of that sunshine here in the Northeast!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I really could use that sun with all this snow we've been getting.... I love the flowers the best kinds they wont wither away!!!! TFS

Michelle
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

GoddessMychele said...

I love the way this looks...and the tootsie rolls really makes it extra 'sweet'. Good luck with your upcoming move!

goddessmychele at gmail dot com

Scrappy Jackie said...

That center piece is so fun! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me... I would love to make something similar! pjritsema at gmail dot com

Brenna said...

what a great centerpiece, your mom is very generous and she is going to love this!! great job!
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Nikki

This is really pretty, and I LOVE the shinny papers..
I am already a follower of your bog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

TuttleTime said...

I am definitely going to try my hand at making a paper bouquet. Great idea and fun to fill the container with candy. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

jennyplace2 said...

Beautiful vase of flowers and love the sun. Hope you are feeling better soon. TFS!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Jane H said...

Love your flowers and now you have me wanting tootsie rolls :)

jengd said...

Love the flowers- such a cute project!

Michelle said...

I love your project. The flowers are beautiful.
Thanks for Sharing!
mlcain0202(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mike J said...

A very nice center piece. I like making the more 3D items like flowers.

Thanks,

Mike

johnson.md at sbcglobal dot net

Audrey said...

What an adorable gift. I love it! God Bless!



audrey@rosemansroost.com

Raven B said...

This is really cute! I've always wanted to make one of these.
Hugs,
Raven

Karen Y said...

Lovely centerpiece. I am a new follower

Thank you,
Karen
countrygirlin_md at yahoo.com
karenscreativeramblings.blogspot.com

FMonty said...

Cute idea! I love all of it & how you could completely change the candy to your liking :)
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Kris said...

Very pretty.
krisandcody2u@comcast dot net

pigs cricut said...

love the idea
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Vicki said...

Great idea. Love how it turned out.

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Suzanne Q said...

Sorry you've not been feeling well. Hope you feel better soon! Great prize that you're offering!

Suzanne Q
s.s.queen at charter dot net

TheScrapbookgirl at CricutConfessions said...

Love this project! Different, but definitely very fun and cool!

Thanks for the inspiration!
Janice
www.cricutconfessions.com

Jennifer said...

Nikki,

What a beautiful bouquet!!! :) That's a great idea! Your mother will love it!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Ohhh beautiful =) And those candy look yummi, she will have that to enjoy for a long time to come =)

Hugs from Lilli =)
l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

You have such a talent and I loved reading your story. TFS!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

I love your flowers, they are beautiful, and they last a long time lol Karen<3
karenskrafts1@aol.com

Kimmie said...

Cute gift! Love the idea!

Kimmie

kakrnach at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Your bouquet looks awesome!! I love all the sparkley flowers!!! Thanks for sharing

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lisaspaperbutterflies.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Cute vase...good luck with your move!

lauermaa@gmail.com

Anniebee said...

Yummy! Tootsie Rolls and flowers... that's a winning combination in my book! Your mom sounds like a very special lady and you're fortunate to have one another to lean on. Good luck with your move and thanks for sharing your creativity with us today.

Anne
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
Trinkets-n-Treasuers.Artfire.com

Laurie said...

Hi Nikki, I'm a new follower and just your projects. That's why I'm passing on the Stylish Blogger Award to you! Your projects are so cute!! Take care!

Cricut Chick said...

Awesome Project!

Cricut Chick
www.cricutchick.com
cricutchick@rocketmail.com

Jessica said...

How cute! What a great idea!
Jessica
http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com
creativestamperspot@gmail.com

Kathy said...

Beautiful bouquet! She will ove it! Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

LesleyfromWI said...

I am so sorry that you are not feeling well. This is a gorgeous project. I love it! Get well soon.
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Liz said...

Thanks for the giveaway, and I love the flowers!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

McVic said...

Love your project. that candy would be gone in a minute here with all my kiddos!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Zolyshka said...

Love the flowers!

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Aimee said...

I love it! The flowers are beautiful!

Dina said...

Beautiful center piece! Hugs! Dina

the cricutologist said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I'm a follower now.