Thursday, January 26

Thankful Thursday Valentine Hop

Posted by Leah
Welcome Everyone!!! I am so glad that you decided to come along on our hop! I am excited about what I have in store for you.  I have pictures of a wonderful fun project I made.  I want to share this with you.  I must say that something special happened between when I made it and now when I am able to share this with you.

Let's now get the formalities in place.  If you have just stumbled upon my site because you're a follower; I am happy to have you here.  I wouldn't want you to miss out on the fun that we have been having putting this together for you. I'd like you to start with Jenny, our wonderful hostess at CrazyAboutCricut.  If you have been hopping along with us and have come from Bobbi's at Rock Girl Custom Designs then you are in the right place.  Thank you for on to the fun!!! Are you excited?? Ok!!!

Here we go! I was working with son on some lollipop flowers.  We were having fun with different things.  I then had him help with an arrangement we have now on our hutch in the kitchen for Valentine's Day!

I had gone into Cricut Craft Room to make the designs to duplicate something we had seen online in a kit.  I didn't want to pay the price they were asking for the kit so I looked again ~ saw that I could do this so I went on to do it.  Son and I had fun putting them together.  He didn't want the flowers to be just white so he asked me to ink them up so I did that.  He isn't able to do this part.

Here is the end result hope you like.

Cardstock your choice of colors; in this case we used white and pink
Favorite adhesive
Ink if you choose to ink edges
Favorite Lollipops to use
Floral (color of choice)
Glitter hearts
Ribbon (curling - color of choice)
Terra Cotta Pot
Styrofoam ball
Ribbon around the pot
Acrylic Craft Paint (color of choice)
Cricut Essentials Cartridge (Flower in cardstock)
Home Accents Cricut Cartridge

Cut your flower center at 2" plus depending upon the size of your lollipop you plan to insert into the center of the flower.  Then use Home Accents Cartridge to cut your hearts at 1.4" These will be placed at the back of your flower off center so the lollipop can still be inserted through the center hole.  The hearts are your leaves for your flower.

Here is a surprise that I was surprised with.  My Mom and Step Dad came over for a visit they brought this after seeing our arrangement.  This is a painting that my Gram Gigi did before she passed away.  They thought it looked alot like our arrangement. The elements in her painting are incorporated in our arrangement or very similar.  Funny how God does that.  I had been thinking of my Gram this week and the happy memories with her.  This just tied it all together for me. Going to leave you with the picture of the lollipop screen shot then two pictures; one of our arrangement next to my Gram's picture and her picture alone.  Thank you for staying.  After the pictures I will give you direction to where you hop next.

Thank you for stopping!!! Here you go now hop onto our talented Amber at My 3 E Scrapbooking. Enjoy the rest of the hop. Hope we have given you some inspiration for Valentine's Day!
Grace & Peace,

29 Comments of Appreciation:

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Leah~ I love how your Grandma's picture looks just like your arrangement. She must have been with you while you were making this. I love how easy this would be to make for any age. Thank you for sharing your fun project.

jessica said...

beautiful job!!!

Tanya said...

Oh Leah I love your arrangement!! What a great centerpiece this is!!!


mamawcindy said...

Oh Leah, It's Gorgeous! I Love It!!! You and your Son did an Amazing Job! I may have to try to make one of these next Year. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Hi Leah,

What a great project. I love the lolly pop flowers anyway, but the story behind it is so super sweet. It just proves that God is good. :)

Big hugs, Cheryl @

Pat N. said...

Very pretty; such a nice floral arrangement and home decor piece! TFS!--Pat N.

Claire Spielman said...

Hi Leah,
Thanks for sharing such a beautiful flower project and the touching picture that went with it! It makes it sooo much more special! I'm having a BIG Val party in 2 weeks so I better get busy making this centerpiece...thanks for the inspiration! Please stop by & see what I've made so far..
New Follower,
Creative wishes,

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Wow! Thats amazing how close your arrangement is to the painting. Your family is truly gifted. You and your son did a beautiful job! Great keepsake for years to come.

Debbie H.

Janis Lewis said...

WOW! Completely beautiful!! :)

Candace Pelfrey said...

This is gorgeous Leah! I love it!!!
I am a new follower :)

Suzy said...

what a gorgeous arrangement! I need to get back to using my cricut more. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Rock Girl Designs said...

Holy Moley batman! This is fun, feastive, and yummy! Right up my alley! Who ever gets this will love you forever!

Rock Girl Designs

Trisha said...

Your Valentine's Day floral arrangement is gorgeous. Nice Job. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Wow! Leah, your project turned out just beautiful! It seems like it would make a nice gift especially for an older friend/relative like my grandma. That is so neat that it turned out so similar to your grandma's painting. :)

Crystal said...

So amazing how that worked out--thanks for sharing your story and project.

ShersL84bed said...

Leah that turned out awesome! Now to keep everybody from eating the suckers, that will be a challenge.

Smiles Sher

Heather said...

please post, please post, please post.

Leah, this is awesome! I LOVE the flowers- SUPER pretty!!!

lmkindell1 said...

Looks better than a real arrangement. Love the colors and how they pop.


Patti B said...

Your creation is great. Thanks for the idea.

Cathy said...

Your arrangement is wayyyyyyyyyy better!

Tiggerscraps said...

Wow! That gives me chills!! What a blessing. :)
This is a stunning masterpiece, both of them.

pfry said...

Love the fact that you craft with your son. I have 3 grown sons. When they were small we did a lot of crafting together and now they are grown men with a multiple ray of skills from making anything they want, cooking meals fit to feed a queen, and so on.. Love the arrangement and what a delight to hear the story about the painting. You have your grandma's talent.

Kim Ricketts said...

very cute bouquet! I love all the pics!


My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

My daughters LOVED this arrangement! The oldest wants to make one for the office at school! Thanks for sharing this great idea! It is beautiful!

Beckie said...

Very nice bouquet. I think yours looks better than the sale one. New follower ;0)

Be blessed, Beckie

Anonymous said...

Wow, absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! tfs :-)
That is so cool about your arrangement and her painting, such a wonderful thing :-)

-Sam :-)
SamanthaJDesigns @

marg0006 said...

Wow, how beautiful. It looks so much ke the original. You go girl.
Loving scrapper101

Carol's Creations said...

OMG!!! This is one of the BEST flower centerpeices I have ever seen. You have inspired me and I am now your newest follower!!

Image editor said...

Wonderful card design, like it .........

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