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1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Blog Hop


Happy Birthday Joy and welcome friends and followers to Joy's Birthday Blog Hop!  If you found me first, please go HERE to begin the hop.  You won't want to miss any of the projects!! 

Along with birthdays comes games and prizes right?!?  Well, we all have some games (in a sense) and a prize for one lucky winner.  Blog candy details are at the bottom of this post and the winner will be drawn and posted here on Tuesday, February 22nd!

In case you get lost, here is the order of blogs in this hop:

Joy
Amanda
Rosy
Jin
Melissa
Tammy
Jennifer
Lori - YOU ARE HERE!
Laura
Zeni
Theresa
Kyle
Ruthie
Ann Marie
Gale
Erika


We have some talented ladies here, so I was at a loss for a project that would not be the same as everyone else.  I wanted to do something with the flowers from the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge.  Then, Joy mentioned that she always has a strawberry themed party as strawberries are her favorite.  I found some strawberry ribbon and the idea just came to me...


I cut out 1" circles out of white card stock and hot glued ribbon on it.  I started in the center and wound it around and around.  I put a brad in the center of the flower (shown down below).

I cut out flowers from Mother's Day Bouquet.  This flower is from the top row, third from the right and I cut it out at 3.63w x 3.39h in light pink.

This flower is from the top row, second from the left and I cut it out at 2.82w x 2.61h in a strawberry pink color.

This flower is from the top row, fourth from the right.  I cut it out at 3.91w x 3.71h in red and also in white.

These two flower layers are from the second and third row, fourth from the right.  I used a dusty pink and a red patterned paper for these.

I layered the ribbon flowers inside the red flower, but it needed a little something so I grabbed the green ribbon. 

I took the green ribbon and made loops (and stapled them together).

Then I used glue dots to glue the pieces to the flower. 

I took the wide ribbon and tied a loop.  Where the knot is, I wrapped 22 gauge beading wire around and then stuck the ends into the styrofoam ball.

I pinned on the large layers of the flowers on the ball.  I pop-dotted the layers onto the large layers once they were all in place. 

I made a total of 21 flowers.  In order to fill up the empty spaces, I tied the remaining ribbon with white tule and pinned it to the ball.

Here is the completed ball.  This makes a beautiful decoration for a strawberry birthday party!!

Now on to the present (blog candy). 


I will be giving away a Cricut Vinylology DVD from Joy's Life to one lucky winner.  This awesome DVD shows how to use the Cricut Machine to cut projects out of vinyl.  This can be purchased (along with some other great products) on Joy's website and right now she has FREE SHIPPING!  I will draw the winner on Tuesday February 22nd using the Random Number Generator. 
All you have to do to qualify is to be or become a follower and leave me a comment.  I would love to hear about your favorite party decoration too!!  I will post the winner here, but if you leave me contact information I will contact you!

Your next stop in the blog hop is HERE!  You can see what Laura has made!

140 comments:

Celeste said...

absoltely wonderful project... thank you so much for sharing. Huggs to you
I am a new follower.

creative patti said...

This is just to pretty! I love it! TFS I am now a follower of your blog. I love Banners!, love to make them and givethem away.
pattig161 at yahoo dot com

Dina said...

just beautiful! Dina arm1997@msn.com

The Breedlove Bunch said...

That is so beautiful. I think I need to look into purchasing a Gypsy.

tmpeavy said...

The ball is so pretty. I found another cartridge I will have to get! TFS

teresap12@yahoo.com

mchele said...

I MUST have that cartridge!! Super cute idea!

~chele
hpyfamily@live.com

Christine said...

Very pretty!

http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/
Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

Kim said...

I really love the mothers day bouquet! Thanks for the step by step tutorial:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Theresa said...

Love the ribon idea and how you added them to the flowers.

Thanks, Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Wow Lori! This is so pretty! I love how you used the ribbon as part of the petals on some of the flowers! Great touch!

Melissa

Crafting Misfit said...

thanks for taking pics of all the steps! Now I want to try it!!!

Rebecca
rmbhenry@gmail.com
www.craftingmisfit.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

What a great idea! TFS

elsie _ kev at yahoo dot com

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a beautiful project! Looks like you had fun creating it :)

Come check out the BLOG CANDY on my blog as well!

helenstannett said...

what an elegant project.
Tfs

helenstannett at tiscali dot co dot uk

Anna said...

What a cute decoration, I just love it.
softballmom17@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

Woot, I'm follower 500..neat number, lol. I can not tell you how much I love your project. It is absolutely the best project I've seen on the hop. Thanks so much for sharing it!
firelass51@aol.com

Sue said...

Your flower ball is just beautiful. Great idea! suekimmet@gmail.com

Cindylu2u said...

Such a fabulous idea, looks beautiful!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

dkissel said...

Oh WOW I want to do this! I really love how you constructed it and the colors you chose.
THANKS for SHARING

Debbie Kissel

kissall@bellsouth.net

jennyplace2 said...

Great party decoration and your gypsy instruction on the flowers are even better! Just got this cartridge from my daughter. TFS. I amalready a follower.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Scrappy Zeni said...

Nicely done! I'm going to have to use this for a party at one point or another, It's a great idea!

scrappyzeni@gmail.com

Nadia's Beautiful Mess said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and inspiring project!
nadiaspapertrail@yahoo.com

Anne said...

Your project is sooo pretty and unique! You did a wonderful job on it. Thanks for sharing and for offering a chance at this awesome blog candy! I just became a follower so I'll be back to have a better look around when time permits.

Anne (Anniebee)
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

KSD Creations said...

Your decoration is fantastic. You are correct, it is perfect for a strawberry birthday.

sleeplesswonder said...

I am a follower. Wow I love your project. It is beautiful.TFS
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

silvia said...

LOVE the flower ball!!

Cathie w said...

so pretty and very well done TFS!!!!

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com
http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/

Trisha said...

This centerpiece is amazing. Just love it. Thanks so much for sharing something so very different. I am a a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Absolutely beautiful flowers!! I became a follower. TFS!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

ScrappinT said...

I love the flower ball! What a great idea!

Amanda said...

Very pretty!! Love it!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Redonna said...

What a bright, happy & pretty decoration that is! I just love it. Makes me want to make them and hang them. No party or celebration planned, just make & hang them to add happiness and a feeling of spring (my hubby would think I had lost my mind - LOL)

Cathy C said...

I really enjoyed reading on your beautiful birthday decoration, My favorite would be floral garland to match your party decoration.
Thank you for your inspiration
Cathycdesigns at gmail dot com

Laney said...

This is just a fantastic idea and I love the flower ball, thank you for sharing.

Later Tater,
Laney
laneyhollo@yahoo.com

Emily said...

This is beautiful!! Love the flowers :)

Bevy48 said...

Super pretty love this project, TFS!! blanphear @ yahoo dot com

katschriber said...

thanks for the chance. i'm having fun.

katschriber
cen30611@centurytel.net

spage said...

This is SO pretty. It would be great for Mother's day, a pink princess party, bridal shower, baby shower, so many things; like just to hang in my grand daughter's room because she thinks EVERYTHING should be pink.

Donna said...

This flower ball is absolutely beautiful! How original!
comopark@roadrunner.com
http://comopark1886.blogspot.com

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

very cute!

TFS

Debi

cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

Team Shane said...

What a beautiful project! Some of those would be great for a bridal shower. Thanks for the inspiration and great photos to show the how-tos! Thanks for the chance. Mary Jo
maryjocreech@charter.net

Jean-Marie said...

This is an awesome project...I LOVE it! Thanks for the detailed Gypsy instructions, too. This is fantastic!
Jean-Marie
www.dragnflydestiny.blogspot.com

Joy said...

Lori, I love it!! What a thoughtful and beautiful creation you made! A strawberry themed floral ball. It is GREAT!!! You've even made me fall in love with the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge. Your floral ball is so pretty! Thank you for being part of my b'day party blog hop!
♥ Joy

Teri A said...

This is so pretty thank you so much for sharing with us
Thank you,
Teri
teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

Synthia said...

The bouquet turned out so pretty.

Synthia
sleelar21@yahoo.com

JillyPlot said...

WOW!! That is totally cute! I may need to borrow that idea for my cousin's bridal shower in April. Thank you!
jillplotkin@gmail.com

Felicita said...

I looove those flowers! Too cute!

Felicita
fsclassen at gmail dot com

Sandy S. said...

Very pretty project. TFS!
Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

Connie said...

cute, cute, cute!
www.cutbyconnie.com

scrapaholicaef said...

Super duper fabuloso project! Hugs Alesia scrapaholicaef@yahoo.com

Darlene said...

Just beautiful! very creative. TFS

darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Brandi Olsovsky said...

That is pretty fantastic! What a creative idea :)

brandilynn_78@yahoo.com

Erika said...

Fabulous idea. Love this. It's so pretty.

erika.seever at klrd.ks.gov

Ashley said...

I love your project and all that strawberry ribbon you used! It is wonderful!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

mllinden said...

Very cute!

Michelle

mllinden at aol

Scrappin Time Gal said...

Very pretty....different!!

AnnCarolW@aol.com

Sherrie K. said...

Very pretty!! Love the whole project and the colors...looks like you put a lot of time into it:) Very nice!! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win:) I'm also a new follower:)
Sherrie k.
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

I am your newest follower and glad I came.. WOW!!! You totally rock!!! I love love your project.

hugs, Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

tmsiason said...

Such a cute idea.. so many other themes can be done with this. - tmsiason@comcast.net

Cntrycricut said...

So pretty!! Adding the strawberry ribbon was perfect!! I am sure Joy loves it!! TFS!! I am your newest follower!!:) Jennifer (www.countrycricut.blogspot.com)

Lori said...

Hi Lori,
Wow, that's very pretty! You did a great job!
Lori

lbourg68@yahoo.com

Sheri said...

very nice

SherylK said...

VERY CUTE!!! I love it!
igottacraft@gmail.com

Heather said...

This is so unique and pretty! I love it!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

donna habbibi said...

great project! and the idea can be used for sooo much!thanks for sharing!
habis1088@gmail.com

Melissa said...

How cool, you did a great job!

brittmartin0910 said...

Such a cute idea. I am now a new follower. Thank you for sharing.

brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

Paula said...

fantastic project thanks for sharing

Paula
dplslee@gmail.com

Faith-Abigail Designs said...

What an amazing project! I just received this cartridge in the mail yesterday and you've given me so many ideas.

faith-abigail@hotmail.com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

This is such an adorable project love all the flowers along with the colors are just perfect
The Scrapbooking Queen

Lisa said...

Great idea! I love how fun and lively it looks!

Thanks for the contest.
lisalovestosew@gmail.com

katieo said...

I haven't looked at this cartridge before. It looks like a useful cartridge with lots of opportunities to make 3D flowers

Simply AJ said...

Wonderful idea - the flowers are so pretty! It really does make a nice party decoration. Thanks so much for sharing. AJ
queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com
http://queenofmynest(dot)blogspot(dot)com

Diana said...

I'm a new Follower! Love the flower Ball!

Raven B said...

Wow what a fabulous tutorial!! I love it. I may have to try those.
Hugs,
Raven
thatsmerb at gmail dot com

Holly said...

What an amazing project. I would love to win the vinyl dvd as I am afraid of using vinyl. LOL

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

just jayma said...

I'm a new follower! I LOVE LOVE the "kissing ball" you made with that cart! Lovely!

Karen Y said...

I love the floral ball. Thank you for sharing. I am a new follower.
Karen
countrygirlin_md at yahoo dot com
karenscreativeramblings.blogspot.com

CathyinMN said...

I'm a new follower. Such a cute party decoration, and such a clever way to incorporate Joy's love of strawberries into it. I would love to win the Cricut Vinylology DVD as I've just started dabbling in vinyl and could really use more tips and hints. Thanks for the chance to win it.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

JerseyJenn said...

That is so pretty! Thanks for sharing that great idea!

LesleyfromWI said...

Very pretty! I love that you posted a tutorial. I love making center pieces with themes. TFS
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

CraftyGirl said...

Love this!!
Barb :)

scrappinmomma said...

ThIS IS AWESOME!!!!
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quilt4fun2 said...

I love the flowers on this cart and I will have to get that one sometime. Thank you for sharing in the hop.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Vicki said...

Gorgeous flowers. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

AJoy said...

Very pretty!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Gale said...

So cute ...I have this cartridge and have just found a new project . Thanks for sharing !

shersl84bed said...

ooh, love the flowers you made. Very pretty.

ShersL84bed@aol.com

GreenScrap said...

Incredibly cute bouquet!! Love it!! Thanks for the tutorial!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Vic said...

How cute is that?!!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Anna said...

Oh how beautiful!!! Such beautiful!!!
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Forest Smith Ministries said...

I love it how creative!
nicolersmith@juno.com

Nicole

Teri said...

Love your floral ball! I was thinking it could hung or you could make a topiary centerpiece from it! I love party decorations- banners, centerpieces etc. For me it's easier if there is a theme. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

BunnyFreak said...

I love your flowers. I love balloons at a party.
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Monica Flores said...

Wow this is awesome love it. Newest follower here!

simplycricutting at gmail dot com

Scrappin Crafter said...

What an amazing idea! I just LOVE it! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Scrappincrafter@hotmail.com
www.scrappincrafter.blogspot.com

Ola said...

Your flowers are absolutely stunning.... what a gorgeous project!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

WOW, this is a stunning project and really, inspirational! I have that cartridge and love to make flowers so guess where I will be going and what I'll be doing as soon as I'm done this hop? You're right! Upstairs, Cricut machine, making one!!!

Thank you for the opportunity to win blog candy!

Ellen (a.k.a. CardMonkey)
Cardmonkey at Comcast Dot Net
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com

JOIN ME ON SAT., FEB 26 WHEN I AM HOSTING the "Motions and Folds Card Hop" FOR INSPIRATIONAL WAYS TO CREATE MOVEMENT IN YOUR CARDS!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Lori, fabulous project. Faithfully following you for a longgg time! Have fabulous day!
slclarkson@sbcglobal.net

WhichCraft-Liz said...

LOVE THIS! I made a variation of this for a Valentine's blog hop a couple of weeks ago. www.mywhichcraft.blogspot.com. This makes a great home decor. I love how you incorporated the strawberry ribbon. Thanks for sharing!

Liz
whichcraft@me.com

Alex said...

great project ! glad to have found your blog, I;m a new follower :)

HUGS !
the condes at gmail dot com

doodle bug memories said...

Love your work and great ideas. Thank you for the chance to win.

melissa
doodlebugmemories@hotmail.com

Kimmarie Baker said...

Beautiful bouquet! I love the colors, perfect for a strawberry birthday celebration.

Sherrie K. said...

Love your blog!! Please stop over at my blog. I have a little something for you:)
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Angela said...

This is the kind of bouquet I had for my wedding. (with silk flowers) Thank you for sharing.
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Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

Sooo pretty!!! Thanks for giving the instructions!!! AND thanks for a chance to win her DVD!!!

Wendy, aka Roo
wendydot roos2boys atgmaildotcom

Bee Burg said...

Love your "birthday ball". Awesome! And strawberry themed!! ;-D

Cathy S said...

What a beautiful decoration! looks like alot of work but the finished product is awesome. Thank you for showing the detailed instructions...this could be my favorite decoration and could be done for any occasion. TFS
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

cpeshman said...

love it very beautiful. thank you for sharing

ruth said...

Wow! What a gorgeous topiary ball!!!

My favorite party decoration, or holiday decoration even, is usually one that my boys made when they were little. I love stuff like that. :)

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your floral ball, I just bought this cartridge also.
Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

ntsisterz said...

Precious ans so strawberrylicious!

lovescrapreflect said...

so pretty nice job calebwmartin@yahoo.com

Angela said...

Sensational Lori!! What an awesome idea!

Nelda said...

Cute project, it could be adapted to so many other htmese! TFS. neldacnm at yahoo dot com

Pauline said...

That is just beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing with us.
I found you through the bloghop.
Pauline
Pauline at tinkertoys dot net

cfine said...

This is so pretty! It must have taken some time to make it! I was wondering how the layers worked on that cart, it looks confusing! Thanks for sharing!
finecrafter at gmail dot com

Sugarlove said...

So cute! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Love Joy!

farmlifewife said...

Love your flowers. This would cheer anyone up. Thanks for inspiring all of us.

Shawnee said...

Such a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us!!

Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Kim. said...

Love this idea it is so effective and makes a beautiful gift. My favourite party decoration at the moment seems to be the banners I have seen around blogland because you can make them so personal. Thanks for the chance to win.
kimthompson68 at sky dot com
Kim xXx

MLiss3 said...

Just love this cartridge. Love how you added the ribbons to the middle. Great idea!!
M'Liss
trepanierm at comcast dot net

Josie0602 said...

Beautiful flowers!!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Ladybuglair75 said...

Beautiful! I want that cartridge so bad right now!!

Love your blog! Your work is incredible!

thanks for the giveaway! ladybuglair75 at gmail dot com

Jessi said...

Super cute!!!! Love it!!!

Thanks for the giveaway!
tagsbyjess @ hotmail . com

WayTheyDance said...

I'd love to win because I haven't tried cutting vinyl yet. Thanks! nettiemaedesigns@hotmail.com

thatgirl48316 said...

Love to see not so typical projects!!
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Kristin said...

Wonderful project! I love it!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

SherriC. said...

Oh this is sooo soooo soooo pretty, Love it.....TFS!!!!!
Happy Birthday Joy!!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Annette DeYoung said...

Great project!
Happy Birthday Joy!
Annette.deyoung@gmail.com

Stacey said...

What a great project, and thanks for the the good instructions...also, thanks for the chance to win....

s_abraham1@tx.rr.com

Celeste B. said...

What a great idea!! I really like it a lot; and the ribbon was perfect. Every year, growing up, we always decorated banners for Birthdays. It was usually just a 'Happy Birthday', but the whole family got involved. I continue it with my children, it's their favorite decoration. TFS and thanks for the chance! :)

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

BuggaBeeAndMe said...

WOW what a beautiful project! I think I'll try this for my daughter's 22nd bday next month! I love fresh flowers everywhere and lots and lots of streamers! TFS!

Yours TruLee, Ann Marie said...

LOVE THIS DECORATION! Very Clever! Great Job! Glad to be in the hop with you!

Yours TruLee,

Ann Marie
www.yourstrulee.net

Laura said...

Lori you do give me inspiration!
What a beautiful flower ball.. I love the way you used the gypsy and showed us how... I am going to try to make some of those flowers..
THanks for sharing...
lauraleed48@live.ca

scrapaholicjen said...

Your flower ball turned out lovely! I can't wait to use that cartridge!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Percilla G said...

Oh Wow- it looked like a lot of work but the end product was worth it. What a beautiful, creative idea. LOVE, LOVE, LOVED it.
perderg@q.com

Tristan's Time 4 Craftin' said...

Your flower ball is nice

Tristan

tristans_time_4_craftin@yahoo.com

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, pleeeeeeeaaase!!! I don't know where your head was if you thought this cutie was going to be a flop!!!