Friday, March 9, 2012

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop ~ March 2012

I am so glad you could join us for this evening's My Pinkalicious Blog Hop!   You should have arrived from Tx Scrapper Mom's blog.  If you are just joining us, you can start at the beginning at Robyn's (My Pink Stamper) blog,


  • Theme for Project: St. Patrick's Day! Think Green! Show us a card, layout, mini book, party idea, home decor--anything!

  • For my project, I created a St. Patrick's Day kissing ball...better to be kissed then pinched, right?



    Material Used:
    • Cricut digital cartridge St. Patrick's Day
    • Cricut cartridge Hannah Montana
    • My Pink Stamper From the Heart stamp set
    • Moss covered sphere
    • Core'dinations cardstock
    • Stampin' Up! cardstock in Early Espresso, More Mustard, Garden Green, Naturals Ivory and Whisper White
    • Stampin' Up! Early Espresso classic ink
    • Stampin' Up! Square Lattice embossing folder
    • Stampin' Up! 1 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Old Olive and Early Espresso
    • Stampin' Up! Kiwi Kiss corduroy buttons
    • Stampin' Up! gold cord
    • Ranger distress ink in Crushed Olive and Antique Linen
    • Gold Smooch Spritz
    • Jewelry Fundamentals in Antique Brass
    • Seed beads in green and gold
    • Tiger eye chips
    • Hot glue gun/glue
    I started off by cutting about 125 shamrocks in two different sizes and colors and embossed the lighter color shamrocks with an embossing folder.  I then hot glued all the darker green shamrocks onto the moss ball. 

    Once they were adhered, I added the lighter color shamrocks.  Next, I sprayed the ball with gold Smooch Spritz and added my ribbons.  For my bow, I first wrapped the ball with the Old Olive ribbon and added a sewed hook made from the Early Espresso ribbon before tying the bow.


    Once tied, I added a button to each side of the hook and tied them on with gold stretch cord.  I glued down the middle of each side of the bow for added interest.


      I cut the bannered sentiment from the digital Cricut cartridge St. Patrick's Day twice.  Once, leaving all the layers as is and again, using the hide/contour feature in the Cricut Craft Room to hide the sentiments and clover so that I could add lips (from Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge)  and the sentiment SWAK from My Pink Stamper's From the Heart stamp set.  Once the image was cut and adhered, I added gold Smooch Spritz to it as well. 



    I added seed beads and Tiger eye chips to the jewelry fundamental and added it to the bottom of the ball using hot glue.  Lastly, I added a jump ring to a 1/8" punched hole in my image and added it to the kissing ball.    Now I am all ready to be KISSED!  ;)

    To thank you for visiting my blog and for hopping along with us, I am giving away the My Pink Stamper set "Love-alicious". 

    All you have to do to win  is leave a comment on this post.  I will select a winner on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 using Random.org.  The winner will have until Friday, March 16, 2012 at midnight (central) to claim the prize by contacting me.  If contact has not been made by this time, the stamp set will go back into my prize stash for a future hop.

    To purchase Robyn's stamps sets, please visit HERE and don't forget to go back to Robyn's blog at the end of the hop to link up your own project.  Your next stop on the hop is with the talented Missy.

    And here is the complete Blog Hop List:
    Tracy (CraftJunkieToo)
    Shelley (Cricut Cuteness)
    Roberta (TX Scrapper Mom)
    Renee (I Came, I Saw, I Created) *** You are HERE
    Missy (Quick Chick Designs) ******************** Go here NEXT
    Michelle (Meesh's Pieces)
    June (Simply Elegant Paper Crafts)
    Helen (Crafting Cricut Mom)
    Edna (Create With Expression)
    Cristi (Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes)
    Courtney (Court's Crafts)
    Chelle (Paper Krate)
    Carissa (Sprinkled with Glitter)
    Angela (Simple Creations)
    Andrea (Divine Domesticity)
    Alex (You Had Me At Craft)
    Maria

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    102 comments:

    1. What a fun project Renee -- very creative and full of Irish fun! :)
      Thanks for sharing…..
      -Tracy

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    2. this is so awesome you did a great job o n this ornament.

      DIANA L.
      http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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    3. I love it! So very pretty. I'm here visiting from the Hop!

      PinkE
      http://simplypinke.blogspot.com

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    4. What a gorgeous decor for St. Patricks Day. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the great giveaway.

      Hugs,
      Patty
      creativediva98.blogspot.com
      creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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    5. Oh my, this is INCREDIBLE Renee!! I love all the little shamrocks and your idea of a kissing ball!!

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    6. I love this! It is adorable!

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    7. Beautiful!!!TFS New Follower!!!!!Love your blog!Looks Fabulous!!!
      craftingwthcreativem.blogspot.com

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    8. This is totally cool! Love it!

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    9. This is so fabulous Renee!! I just love this idea :)

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    10. Such a great idea! I hate getting pinched.

      Angela

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    11. What a cute idea. And yes, kisses are much better than being pinched. :)

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    12. oh my this is really beautiful! great job. :)

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    13. This looks amazing, so pretty and what a great idea.
      Thanks for all your hard work!
      Tina
      twochicscricut@live.com

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    14. This is so cute! What a great idea ... Love the ribbon too... Stampin Up's striped ribbon is my favorite!
      Wendy

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    15. I LOVE IT!!! I love it I love it I love it!!! I am thinking mistletoe....for Christmas...ooohh...so classic. Thank you for such a beautiful project! Take care!

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    16. I would have Never thought to do that. So cute!

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    17. That is so cute..Love it. What a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing.

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    18. I love this project!! It's great.

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    19. Wow, so creative! I would have never thought of that!! Good job!

      Christy Houghton

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    20. Absolutely LOVE this!!! Amazing! :)

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    21. The pink stamper held me hostage unless I posted a comment. Very cute!

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    22. Hi Renee!!!! We LOOOOOOVE your mistletoe!!!!

      Hugs,
      Robyn

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    23. Renee,
      What a great project! So unique and awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    24. Wow this is amazing!! I can't imagine how long this took you to make!! Love the sentiment and the kiss!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
      Kristan (follower)
      sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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    25. I LOVE your kissing ball!!! 125 Shamrocks..That's a lot of hot gluing!!!

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    26. Love this! Super adorable and sweet, I love the red lips =)

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    27. I love the kissing ball. I am afraid it would cause a fuss in my classroom though.

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    28. What a great idea! A kissing ball. How cute is that! Like Mistle Toe but with shamrocks. Thank you for sharing your cute project. Hugs, Francine

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    29. That is such a creative idea! I would NEVER have thought of making a kissing ball. Thanks for sharing it with us!
      lisa.fiocca@gmail.com

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    30. OMG! This is amazing! I LOVE all the shamrocks :) Amazing!

      Jenny

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    31. OMGosh how cute is that!!!! I just love this...fantastic job!!

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    32. Thanks for the chance too win <33

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    33. Wow! that is fantastic. Great idea too.

      Have a great weekend!
      Dee B

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    34. This is a really awesome project! You are very creative!!!

      ~Lauren
      queen_lade at yahoo.com

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    35. Oh my goodness, this is fantastic. What a fun decoration. TFS.

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    36. I agree, better to be kissed than pinched!!! And this kissing ball is adorable!!!

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    37. Tooooo cute!

      What an adorable blog. I'm already a follower!

      And. . . I've placed your "blinkie" on my blog. :-)

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      1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

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    38. Super cute and creative idea.

      scrappin.diva.girl@gmail.com

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    39. Wow, what an outside the box project. Thanks for the fun.

      marg0006@verizon.net

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    40. WOW!this is so creative. You put a lot of work into this project and it shows. All those shamrocks, WOW. thanks for sharing this great idea.
      Ogdendoll@gmail.com

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    41. You are absolutely one of the most creative gals I have ever known. Super fabulous home decor for St. Paddy's day!

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    42. Wow! great idea love the many clovers and the ribbon very cute :)

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    43. Wow! What a great idea. Just like mistletoe at Christmas time.

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    44. OMG! Love the idea of a Kissing Ball.It is super cute.

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    45. Great idea.Makes a great holiday decoration. Lee-Ann :)

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    46. This is so clever! I love how you added so much depth by using different shades of green shamrocks. Love the extra details, like the button on the ribbon. TFS and for the chance to win.
      lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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    47. Your kissing ball is so gorgeous! I love the beading and the hanging sign on the bottom! I want one! lol
      Thanks for sharing.
      kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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    48. Really cute! I love the idea of a kissing ball.
      Judy
      craftyjar at gmail.com

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    49. What a cute idea. I always struggle with what to make for St. Paddy's and now you have given me some inspiration.
      Jennifer
      ediving@hotmail.com

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    50. What a clever idea! I love it, it is so cute!
      Thanks for sharing your wonderful, creative mind.

      Trisha
      tjscrappin at yahoo dot com

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    51. That is adorable!! Great job.

      Leslie

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    52. very creative ans inspritational. Thank You.

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    53. So adorable, never thought of a kissing ball!
      God Bless

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    54. What a great idea. Love it! Regina

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    55. WOW that is so creative I never would have thought of that! Great job!

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    56. Adorable project and such a creative mind you have. Awesome.

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    57. Oooh, super cute idea. I love the ribbon color! I may have to try this one day. TFS.
      Sew Sweet N Crafty
      SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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    58. So cute!

      I tried contacting you but not sure it went through the contact form.. Can you drop me an email if you didnt get it?

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    59. Renee, great idea, love what you did using all those SUP! products in combination with Robyn's stamps! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
      Nicole
      nicolepudvah@yahoo.com

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    60. What a neat idea! I will have to make something like that for my mother-in-law who is Irish. Thanks for sharing!

      Sandy
      sweetpeascards at yahoo dot com

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    61. This project is so creative. Love it.
      Thanks for the chance to win.

      tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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    62. This is my very first blog hop, and it won't be my last!! Loving all the amazing projects I'm seeing. This kissing ball is the cleverest idea! How did you make the moss covered ball....I love it!! TFS this awesome project, and thanks for the chance to win!

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    63. I have always wondered why the pinching? Kissing is always sweeter - awesome idea!!

      Pamela Duncan
      pamelamandola@yahoo.com

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    64. Very cute idea!!I hope I have the Luck of the Irish.
      Would love to win

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    65. Very cute idea...Happy St Patty's Day!
      J

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    66. Wow! This is a really cute and unique idea. I really like how it turned out.

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    67. So clever, love it!

      Should I leave my email?
      (New at this so not sure if this comment will work)

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    68. This is an amazing and creative decoration! I just love it- how clever (it's St. Patrick's day version of mistletoe!) :)Amy
      Amy's Crafting Space

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    69. awesome home decor and perfect for a "kissing ball" love the creativity... mind if i scraplift?? parkernana5@cox.net
      http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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    70. This is absolutely stunning! You are so talented! lclass003atgmaildotcom

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    71. I just love the idea of a kissing ball for St. Patrick's Day!
      hunnybear3420@yahoo.com

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    72. Really cute idea. I love kissing balls!

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    73. What a very cute and clever idea Renee! I love how you mixed the different colors/texures together....it's really fabulous!! Plus, I'd rather get a sweet kiss than a pinch anyday!! :)
      Lori

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    74. OMGOSH! This is so cute!
      lindagk23

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    75. What a great idea! I really love this!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

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    76. Wonderful idea! You had a lot of shamrocks to attach.

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    77. super cute thank you for joining us at decorate to celebrate for the st. pat challenge

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    78. I love looking at 3D projects they are a lot of fun and kids really get into them as well.
      Ashley

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    79. How pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate.

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    80. Love this idea! Never seen this done before. new to your blog and love what little i've seen =)

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    81. This is so creative and awesome!! I absolutely love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate :)

      Lisa
      A Mermaid's Crafts
      Decorate to Celebrate DT

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    82. Great project!
      Carri~abusybee
      www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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    83. You are so creative! I would never have thought of making a mistletoe for St. Patricts day! I love it! Hugs, ~Court

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    84. This is such a great out of the box idea for st pattys day! Thanks

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    85. This actually seems to make more sense than mistletoe! All one needs to do is wear a "Kiss me, I'm Irish" shirt or button (isn't everyone Irish on St. Patrick's Day?) and just "hang out" by the kissing ball!

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    86. What a clever idea. I love this. 125 shamrocks huh? Geesh. Nice job!!

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    87. An original wonderful idea of a kissing ball.
      Melissa
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    88. WOW!! fabulous and great idea!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!
      Hugs,
      Norma

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    89. Congrats on your win over at Decorate to Celebrate. I hope you will join us again for our new challenge.

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