Saturday, February 12, 2011

For The Love Of Everyone

Welcome to our Valentine Blog Hop.  I know you have enjoyed a lot of wonderful projects on your journey.  We have a wonderful sponsor, Thirty-one Gifts for the major prize.   A storage tote with embroidery will be given away by one of the stops on the hop.  I can't tell you which one so you will want to visit each blog and leave a comment on each one.  There are prizes all along the way.  Donna & I are giving away the Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge.  You must be a follower and leave a comment below.


Since we first started talking about our Valentine Blog Hop, I've given a lot of consideration as to what I would make.  I decided to make a shadow box for my children.  This is the end result before inserting it in the shadow box.
The top photo is a picture of me and my husband when we got married.  I was 16 and he was 19.  We always said we grew up with our children because we were children when we got married.  The bottom photo was taken the Christmas before he passed in March, 2010.

Instructions for the elements included below.

Background Paper - KayandCo. Smitten Paper Stack
Red Flower
Leaves - Ashlyn's Alphabet Cricut Cartridge
Flourish - cut from White glitter paper with Ashlyn's Alphabet at 5X2.5"
Flower - Cut with Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge from Red Glitter Paper.  Cuts are from 3.25" to 1.5" decreasing .25" each cut.  I used Key 31 for my flower.  Roll petals around round pencil to curve.
Rhinestone for the center.
 White Flowers
Leaves - Mother's Day Bouquet
Flourish - Purchased Flourish - Michael's
Flowers - Cut with Mother's Day Bouquet - Key 7
     Large - Cut 2.25 to 1.25 - decreasing .25 each cut.
     Medium - Cut 1.75 to 1" - decreasing .25 each cut.
     Small - Cut 1.5" to 1" - decreasing .25 each cut.
True Love - cut from Tie the Knot - Red Glitter Paper

This is a list of all the blogs you need to visit.  Be sure to come back tomorrow. Donna will have a treat for you.  Click on the Next button to visit Jennifer and Summer at The Cricut Diaries.  God Bless You!! Peggy

She's A Sassy Lady 
Thunderbirdlindy by Design
Nana Donna's Card Dreams
Okielady's Scrap N'More_bug
MelissaMade 
Just Yolie, Just Create
Gaby Creates
Daily Grace Creations-you are here
The Cricut Diaries
The Cricut Couple



58 comments:

  1. Beautiful shadow box - LOVE the gorgeous flowers! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful! Cannot say anything other than BEAUTIFUL. And man 16 was young! Thanks for sharing your project and we will be back tomorrow!

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  3. I love this page. I absolutely looking at "Before/After" pics so to speak. Thanks for sharing.

    Rose
    rosemary28697@yahoo.com
    http://rose-homemadecards.blogspot.com/

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  4. The flowers are so pretty! I love the pictures you used. The new with the old!

    Jenn
    http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com/

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  5. Beautiful flowers! Great job!
    dsc105@live.com

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  6. Beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing!
    bwickline61@yahoo.com

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  7. PEGGY - OH this is beautiful and I keep looking at that pick and imagining getting married at 16!!! How wonderful that the two are still so gorgeous!!! Love the beautiful flowers they almost look like they glow!!! Thanks again for all of your hard work!!! Love this.
    Hugs,
    M

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  8. Sorry for your loss! I love your shadow box! The flowers are amazing!
    smilin2.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful!! Wow! You were both so young and you stayed together. That is awesome!!
    Carrie
    carriedan1 at live dot com

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  10. What a great layout ~ love the then and now pictures!! Your flowers are very pretty!

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  11. Wow - love those flowers! They look so real! Great job.

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  12. Wow! Those flowers just pop off the page! Gorgeous idea and rememberance!

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  13. Wow!! Your flowers are truly gorgeous!! Your layout is beautiful!

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  14. This is beautiful, thanks for sharing, Dallas

    dallasfreyer@sbcglobal.net

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  15. What a beautiful gift for your children and thank you for sharing your story. The flowers are stunning and loved the pictures.

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  16. Wow! How Beautiful!!! Love the Flowers!!! TFS!!!

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    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann

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  17. What a wonderful gift to give your children! I also loved loved loved the beautiful flowers!! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. What a beautiful project and a great mememto. Thanks for sharing it and the details on the cuts.
    scrappingnana4 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Oh Ladies! This is SO beautiful! The paper choices are just perfect! The flowers almost look like they are backlit the way that they reflect the light. It's so pretty and just accents the cherished pictures perfectly!

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  20. WOW what a beautiful layout, how precious. Love the flowers. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful memory.

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  21. Those flowers are gorgeous! I must scrap-lift. Smooches... scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com & frankleecrafts@gmail.com

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  22. That's a beautiful page. They will treasure this shadowbox.
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  23. Beautiful insert for the shadowbox. Love the flowers. TFS!

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  24. THis is great fun! Love to see everyones work!
    bargainmama@mchsi.com

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  25. Love the flowers. God Bless you as well.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  26. The layout is lovely. The flowers are awesome. I thought 20 was young when my husband and I married, but 16 is really young.

    grannyss1@wowway.com
    http://grannysscrappingplace.blogspot.com/

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  27. The flowers are so pretty. I also love that your page is lilac, I really like that color.

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  28. That is a great project! It is making me want to go out and get the Mothers Day Bouquet cart! You enabler you! LOL Thanks for sharing this with us and for being part of the blog hop!

    cgfalkner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. Beautiful!

    I am praying for a cure for cancer.

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  30. What GORGEOUS flowers!!!! Love the picture and LO too, but the flowers! perfect!!!

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  31. I love shadow boxes, your layout for one is beautiful. The flowers are so pretty, great colors.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  32. What a great card. I love how you make the flowers. Any instructions for them? Thanks for your talent and time.

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  33. This is absolutely gorgeous! The flower is amazing!
    sheree.burress@gmail.com

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  34. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  35. Great lo. Don't enter me for your blog candy as I have Cindy Loo. Great blog. I did become a follower.
    DanielleP

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  36. I am a new follower and just in awe of your work, what an awesome layout!!
    Cindy
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  37. I really like the flowers, you did a nice job.
    Cathy
    mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

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  38. this is a beautiful layout!! thanks for sharing!
    Brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  39. What a special gift! The floweres are beautiful!

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  40. Beautiful shadow box--I know your children will love it

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  41. The layout is gorgeous...I think I have to have the Mother's day bouquet cart because your flowers are fabulous!

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  42. I saw this on the MB. I love the way you made the flowers.

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  43. Very pretty project. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  44. What a great way to remember your husband. It is lovely. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. gcsteidl at mts dot net

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  45. Beautiful! Your children are going to love getting this.

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  46. I absolutley love the flowers on this. You did a great job.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

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  47. Great layout! Thanks for a great blog hop!

    barbara614@insightbb.com

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  48. i love the idea. ur flowers look great. tfs.

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  49. Love that red flower and 16 was young to be married. Two special people.

    mmlmn @polarcomm.com

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  50. I love layouts like this that show a span of time! The flowers are awesome as well. Thanks for directions!

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  51. Such a darling layout. So sweet!!!
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  52. What a great job on this shadow box. I know your children will love it. Such a wonderful idea.
    love all the beautiful flowers.
    Just love your blog.

    Kathy

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