Thursday, April 21, 2011

"Grow Your Dream"

Happy Thursday!!!  I finally finished the project I have been working on!  Let me tell you, it was quite the project!  I had a vision of flower topiaries with the saying "Grow Your Dream," and I didn't really think about the time it would take to hand make all of the flowers.  Even though it was time consuming, this project was worth it.  I absolutely love the way the these turned out and I finally got to use my Creative Charms kit!

Here is a picture of the Flower Topiaries:



Materials Used:
  • Styrofoam balls and cylinders (for inside pots), Pots, Spanish Moss, and Paper-wrapped Wire Sticks (all in floral section of JoAnn's)
  • Lots of Glimmer Mist!!! 
  • 6 Petal Flower SVG by Images by Heather M cut in two sizes (cut with Cricut using Sure Cuts A Lot).  See tutorial here on how to make these flowers.
  • SNF Lollihop font by Lettering Delights in brown vinyl (cut with Cricut using SCAL)
  • Butterfly embellishments by Creative Charms (part of the April Deal of the Month kit)
  • Ric Rac ribbon by Bazzill

I have entered this project in the following challenges:
Home Decor Challenge at Moxie Fab World
Whimsical Wednesday Challenge
Patches of Pink Link-up Party
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #51
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!
Melanie

38 comments:

  1. You did a beautiful job!
    Congratulations!

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  2. Those are gorgeous!! What patience it must have taken. You did a terrific job.

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  3. OMG! You rock! Does Heather know?! I'm sure she will be SO pleased...these are fabulouso!

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  4. Oh my Melanie, This is just beyond gorgeous. I caglad you nnot count the hours you put into creating these. Melanie, I am so glad you shared these with us at Whimsical Wednesday.

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  5. That is amazing! Beautiful! and sooo much work! Good luck on your challenges!

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  6. WOW! I can see why you love how this turned out ~ I LOVE how this truned out! Where can I buy these from you! These are just incredible! I LOVe the colors, the flowers and those pots! I can't even imagine how long this took you to do! You really should love them! I also love the fact that you gave credit where credit is due...applaud, applaud applaud! Thank You for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!

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  7. Hello Madeline. Your project is just amazing. I love the flower balls, the colors are gorgeous. Your pots are perfect and the sentiment that you have added is so inspiring. It is so funny because I found your blog a few weeks ago and have been wanting to e-mail you about SCAL. I really would really like to try the program out and you seem to be a SCAL expert. I just have been so busy and have not had a chance to reach out to you! So glad you joined the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge this week. I hope you will visit often. Hugs, Stephanie

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  8. WOW Your project is sooo BEAUTIFUL!All the details are just so Amazing!!Great work Girl,Thanks for sharing your ideas with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

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  9. These are so beautiful! I love that you did different words and colored flowers for each pot! These ROCK! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  10. WOW, is this FABULOUS! That's one heeck of alot of flowers. Must have taken you days, but well worth it! xxD

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  11. Hey Melanie! Thanks for linking this up to the Home Decor Challenge in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week in the Moxie Fab World! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

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  12. Hello~ this is absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic job, great details-quite the labor but it turned out so beautifully.
    The pots are just wonderful and the spanish moss such a realistic touch.
    Truly lovely!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!
    I am a new follower. So glad to have found you.
    Crafty best wishes,
    Sonia

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  13. OMG, these are so amazing! I love the pots and the colors and really just everything about your project. :) Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday.

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  14. Amazing!!! Those are so beautiful. I can't believe you made all of those flowers by hand, fantastic! Thank you for playing along at whimsical Wednsesdays! Hugs, Cathryn67 :)

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  15. Hi it's me again! I wanted to let you know that there is an award waiting for you at my blog! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

    natislittlescrapblog.blogspot.com

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  16. WoW! I love this. Amazing job with the flowers I actually thought they was real. lol Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

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  17. they're beautiful TFS. Visitng from the Patches of Pink Link-up Party. I would love you to stop by and check out my my blog
    ~ Hugs Jacqueline

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  18. These are beautiful! Love the colors you have chosen. So glad you joined us at Frosted Designs this week!
    Lydia

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  19. wow these are so so beautiful! I would love to have these in my house! Phillipa
    http://mylifeinscrapz.blogspot.com/

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  20. These are absolutely beautiful! I made one with rolled roses a month or so ago for a hospitality banquet at church and loved it. Lots of work there! But so worth it.

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  21. Oooh I just came over from ScrappyChic Cafe, so glad you posted these over there. Next time I am in MN I'm gonna have to come over and check them out, hehehe. Following you now and thanks for the instructions.
    Hugs
    Brenda

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  22. Your project is sooo gorgeous. They looke like real flowers!! I am hosting a disney blog hop. Would love it if you would join the hop! It is sat may 7th if interested please email me.
    Thanks
    Sylvia
    S.solorio88@gmail.com
    Www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow! These are gorgeous!


    Thank you for joining our “Celebrate Easter or Spring” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

    ~Cheryl~

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  24. These are simply gorgeous, I´m sure they must look even better in real life. Have a great day,

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  25. this is such a great project!! love those colors and your detail is fab! thanks for playing at frosted designs!!

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  26. These are BEAUTIFUL and I love that each one is a different color. This must have taken you a while to do but the work sure paid off!
    Thanks for sharing and joining us over at Whimsical Wednesday

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  27. Looks awesome! I found your page via Mod Paperie on fb. When I got to your page to look at your project I saw you are in Minnetonka...I'm in St. Paul and also addicted to crafting! Scrapping, beading, silver jewelry, sewing...it's all fun!

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  28. Wow - LOVE LOVE LOVE These! The Creative Charms butterflies work perfect :) Take Care!

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  29. These are so beautiful and I absolutely love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing this project in my link party. I love the flowers!

    Thanks for playing in my linky party. :-)

    Jin
    http://underacherrytree.com/

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  30. They are fantastic! Thanks for telling me about them. :)
    I put a post about them on my blog today. (I'm just a little behind)

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous job (what a lot of patience you must have)! I found your blog through Heather M's. Thanks Heather.

    http://nancylempinen2.blogspot.com

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  32. Great work! Lovely flowers
    Hugs, Myrna

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  33. Wow this is amazing. They are just lovely. So pretty in a sun room. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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