Saturday, December 10, 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas ~ Day 10


Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop with My Creative Time!
We hope that the ideas we share will help you with your last minute decorating and gift ideas! There will be giveaways on the My Creative Time blog EVERY day during the 12 days hop, become a follower of this blog, and be sure to also comment on each blog every day for your chance to win a prize EACH DAY! 

Be sure to leave a way for us to contact you in case you win! :)

Today's project is a kissing ball! Now, if you have plenty of time to play and you're all ready for the big day {nothing personal if you aren't LOL}, this one takes a little time to make but it's oh, so pretty and worth every minute, in my opinion. I made all the little roses by hand, which takes a lot of time, but you can use purchased flowers if you prefer. Here is my finished product.


You will need:
styrofoam ball about 2 1/4 inches
hot glue gun
60-70 small paper roses
straight pins
Glossy Accents or similar
beads
foliage {plastic, paper, silk, whatever you choose}
ribbon or string for hanging
and a tag, if you choose to add one


{I forgot to get pics of the 'in progess' but it's pretty self explanatory so hopefully you'll be able to follow pretty easily should you decide to try this yourself.}

Instructions:
1. Using the hot glue gun, adhere each flower to the styrofoam ball placing them close together. When you have finished covering the whole thing, set it aside.

2. Put beads {one each} on a bunch of pins and add a dab of Glossy Accents at the top so the bead adheres to the pin {as high as it will go at the top}. Just do a bunch, and if you need more, do more later. Let these dry.


3. If you see any gaps between the roses, add a bead or two or three. This is all random, so don't worry if you use 1 in one spot and 2 in another. It doesn't matter.

4. Now that you have filled all the gaps, set the ball aside and make your tag.

5. Choose the leaves and/or beads you want to use for your "mistletoe" and adhere to the bottom of the ball with pins or hot glue. Punch a hole in the tag and stick a stem through it, or a beaded pin and stick it in with the foliage.


6. For the hanger, I used a pin with an open head and ran the ribbon through, then added glossy accents to the pin before sticking it into the styrofoam. If you don't have an open head pin, you can make one by using small gauge wire, making a very small loop in the end and running your ribbon through. Cut the wire about 2-2 1/2 inches long.


If I've missed something or left out a crucial part, please feel free to email me or leave a comment and I'll clarify. :)


A little closer view of the end result.




and the view of the underside as you would see it standing below {before you close your eyes for the kiss, that is}.


I truly love the kissing ball and it turned out so nice, I think. But if you don't want to spend the time, or don't have the time to spend on a fancy one, here is a much simpler styrofoam ball ornament. Simple to do, doesn't take long really, and you can be as fancy or simple as you like. For this one, I didn't go with a color scheme at all, I just used random buttons from my stash. I think these ornaments would be awesome done all in one color. That's something I might have to consider for next year!! Anyway, here you go. :)


Another view so you can see how I finished the bottom with a beaded pin.




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YOU ARE HERE  ------> Shar ~ http://scrapendipity.blogspot.com/


Product List:
Simple button ornament:
Styrofoam ball, buttons, straight pins, pearl beads, fabric lace, ribbon
Paper, ink and die for the tag

Thanks for hopping with us!!! We hope to see you all twelve days - remember to follow and comment on this and all designer blogs for your entry to win a different prize EACH DAY!

136 comments:

  1. THESE ARE THE PRETTIEST ORNAMENTS EVERRRRR!!! JUST GORGEOUS MISS SHAR!
    BIG HUGE HUGS,
    EMMA;)

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  2. This flower ornament is truly gorgeous. Gloria Contreras
    Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  3. I just love your beautiful flowers!!These are gorgeous.Great idea for any occasion.Thanks for sharing.sarajeank@yahoo.com P.S I love your youtube vids I have been a subbie for a little while now.

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  4. This is so beautiful. Wonderful job!!

    Kim
    kpedersen44@yahoo.com

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  5. These are so pretty. Just think of all the different materials and sizes one could use.
    nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

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  6. very beautiful!!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my these are fabulous, thanks so much for the how to!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  8. OMG your kissing balls are amazing!! I love everything about them...fantastic job!!
    croptilludrop23@gmail.com

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  9. Breathtaking! Love that rose one....too darned pretty!
    TFS
    Happy Holidays!
    Kathie
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom

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  10. Great idea.
    LindaB
    top2kop@hotmail.com

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  11. Wow ... these are beautiful. Great job :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  12. these are so pretty!! so elegant looking!
    thanks for sharing!!
    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  13. Your ornaments are too cute!! I love the colors, flowers & buttons that you used!!

    bolvera66@yahoo.com

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  14. WOW~~~
    These are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing and for the tutorial!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  15. Wow! Georgous! Beautiful ornaments.
    Janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  16. These are great. Your hand made floral ball is IMCREDIBLE!

    christinescreativecards@gmail.com

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  17. very pretty and unique
    Melissakc1@yahoo.com

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  18. These ornament are beautiful. Lots of work. nmargis@yahoo.com

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  19. Beautiful.
    Great way to think outside the box and use the die set. Wow....

    bex@
    http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

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  20. O! M! G! This is AMAZING! So much work, but so worth it! Absolutely gorgeous, Shar!!! The button one is just as cute as can be too!

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  21. What a gorgeous ball, love the flowers. The button ball is so cute. Love the beads.

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  22. These are a WOW WOW. Totally awesome. I think I will try this.
    craftmethis@gmail.com

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  23. Oh this is so pretty! Nice work! lclass 003at gmaildotcom

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  24. These are so pretty ...you did an awsome job!!
    Denise J.
    drjohnson0526@gmail.com

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  25. absolutely beautiful! I love both, you really worked hard on this, you are amazing!
    TFS
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  26. WOW, these are GORGEOUS! I especially love the flower one! BEAUTIFUL job! Hugs- Glora

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  27. Gorgeous ornaments!!! Wow...really beautiful!!! Thanks for the instructions!!!
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  28. OMGosh what beautiful ornaments! Thanks for the instuctions.
    shellyholsinger@yahoo.com

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  29. Your kissing ball is gorgeous!! I love the paper roses and love the ornament with all the buttons! Gorgeous!

    Hugs!

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  30. Wow, what great ideas and they are very pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Kathy
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/ph

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  31. this is so pretty ...love the idea for this one

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  32. Omgosh - these creations are stunning! TFS!
    hugs, Jenn
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  33. I love your ornament! Maybe next year....


    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  34. Those are GORGEOUS!!! What a FABULOUS idea!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  35. Very Beautiful! Creative Idea!
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  36. Gorgeous! Just GORGEOUS!!! I'm speechless :)

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  37. Beautiful ornaments! Amazing job!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  38. Shar, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love it! I hope I can do it. It seems kind of difficult. How do you get it to hang safely?
    Hugs,
    georgifelix at verizon dot net

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  39. This is soooo pretty! What a neat idea- a kissing ball! Love it- tfs!
    :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
    amy.arnold89@comcast.net

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  40. This is so gorgeous!! I love the paper roses. TFS!

    kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

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  41. Wow, your projects are just beautiful. The flowers are so pretty.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  42. super beautiful


    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  43. Oh my goodness. B E A U T I F U L !


    dendearmas@aol.com

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  44. Both of these are so beautiful! Love the buttons, but the flowers are gorgeous too!
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  45. Wow this is absolutely Stunning! Love, Love, Love... Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  46. Very pretty flower kissing ball. Cute idea.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  47. Oh, How Beautiful are these. Love Them! I may have to try to make one of these. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  48. Love these - my mom always hangs one (I am Katie H and craftykhandy - some of the comments make me sign in a different way??)

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  49. Love this idea it's gorgeous !!
    janette09@comcast.net

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  50. The flower ornament is absolutely stunning. I love both the flowers and the buttons. Great job!
    thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

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  51. That ornament is so elegant! I love the colors, it's beautiful!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  52. OMG! Those ornaments are super pretty!!!!

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  53. Wow this came out absolutely beautiful. You did an amazing job. Love love love it.

    savmora@gmail.com

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  54. Wow!! These are so beautiful!! I just might have to try one!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  55. Oh my gosh! How pretty this is. I love making roses and have a few left from other things so this ball would be the perfect thing to use them for. thanks! Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  56. Wow these are beautiful. I had never heard of a kissing ball until today. What a great idea.
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  57. Wow! Those ornaments are amazing!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  58. Those are absolutely stunning!!! Thank You for sharing!!! Linda Harris lsunflower58@aol.com

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  59. Awesome I love the Kissing ball. :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  60. perfect elegant kissing ball.. tfs the directions :) parkernana5@cox.net

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  61. Oh my goodness, Shar. Your kissing ball is just gorgeous. What a lot of work and, it was so worth it. Great little button ornament also. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  62. What a wonderful work, such creativity!
    Irene P -@styme123@aol.com

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  63. I love these! Beautiful! TFS CallyAnn
    callyannc@live.com

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  64. Wow this is just breath taking. I love the flower and the beads.
    jeria22@yahoo.com tfs

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  65. OMGosh, I love your kissing ball!!! It is so beautiful!! I also love the simple button ornament, so country looking, I might have to make some of these!!
    bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

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  66. OH my goodness. This is so beautiful!!!!! I love the kissing ball what a GREAT job you did. This would be perfect for a wedding!!! GREAT GREAT GREAT JOB.

    I love the button ornament too - reminds me when I was a kid making those stick pin ornament.

    Great job.

    Thanks for sharing -
    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  67. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS...LOVE THESE ORNAMENTS...GOOD JOB!!!

    MICKEY
    mickeysworld01@comcast.net

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  68. oh wow!! very pretty!

    Micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  69. Super pretty! What a fabulous idea! The kissing ball is so elegant looking and the buttons one is fun and whimsical looking.

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    misshoanggg@gmail.com

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  70. I love kissing balls - thanks for sharing - dsebby404@yahoo.com

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  71. these are lovely. i bet they took a long time to make, but hopefully well worth it

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  72. Oh my word, that kissing ball is just stunning. I love it.
    thomasjeri55atyahoodotcom

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  73. gorgeous!
    Suzanne Suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  74. All the ornaments are amazing. Elegant, beautiful and terrific. Thanks for share with us.

    lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

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  75. Your kissing ball and ornament is so cute. Thank you for sharing.
    brittmartin1288@yaoo.com

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  76. BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS, PRETTY!!! You have done such a wonderful job. I absolutely have to make some. I especially LOOOOOVE the one made with all the buttons. Dynamic Job!! You're really an great inspiration. Thank you. Hugz:)
    DevinTaylorCreations@gmail.com

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  77. So elegant! I love these!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  78. I can't believe you handmade all those flowers. WOW, it is absolutely beautiful. The button one is cute too. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

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  79. Beautiful rose ball.
    Pat
    plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  80. Pretty ornaments!!

    trawat1972@gmail.com

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  81. Beautiful! Awesome!

    esterperez73@yahoo

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  82. Great ornaments...so so so cute!! ninadee@sbcglobal.net

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  83. Gorgeous projects. I love kissing balls.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  84. Simply amazing. Wonderful job. TFS
    Evelyn
    evl14512@gmail.com

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  85. These are very pretty.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  86. luv the 'santa' kissing ball idea.

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  87. So pretty! Neat ideas. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  88. WOW!!!! I love it! Brilliant well done

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  89. Such cute ornaments I love them
    TFS
    Shanna
    Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

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  90. Your kissing ball is beautiful and so vintage looking to me :D Love it and your roses are wonderful...I like the printed papers. I am way behind and not ready for the day yet!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  91. Wow, that is truly amazing!!!

    tuki123@att.net

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  92. WOW!!! Your kissing ball is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors..
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  93. So beautiful....

    Jamie
    Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  94. Yeh! Something new to me! I have never heard of a kissing ball! Better yet yours are absolutly beautiful to copy!

    Debbie H.

    niteowlis at clear dot net

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  95. Oh so pretty!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  96. The kissing ball is beautiful. and the other so sweet.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  97. Beautiufl ornaments! These are sooo super easy to make --- I love them! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  98. oh my goodness shar, those are crazy cool and just beautiful!!!!

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  99. What a fabulous project, just stunning. Thank you for the great idea. I just love them both. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  100. Wow, these are great!!

    Christina Coen

    christina.coen@gmail.com

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  101. Shar your kissing ball is beautiful and I wish I had the time to do this! The one with the buttons is adorable too!surfnfroggie at aol dot com

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  102. beautiful kissing ball ornament.
    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dot com

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  103. Beautiful ornaments.
    lorrainephelps at sbcglobal dot net

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  104. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Shar these are absolutely Beautiful!!! Think if I started now maybe I could finish by next Christmas..lol
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy
    wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

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  105. Really cute idea, I used to make kissing ball out of real flowers when I had my shop! They are so much fun.
    Pam at
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  106. Shar, these are both gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  107. Gorgeous!

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  108. Wow they are just beautiful! Love them and the colors you chose!

    Debbie B.
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  109. wow! gorgeous!

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  110. So pretty and fun. Thanks for sharing.

    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  111. OMG, your kissing ball is STUNNING!! Thanks for the chance to win..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)
    amandascraftsandmore(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  112. super pretty and fun! you're very creative


    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  113. That is just beautiful. Amazing job.

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  114. These are just great! The one with the flowers is just beautiful, but the one with the buttons is so fun. Can't decide which is my favorite.

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  115. These are beautiful! I love your flowers... SO GORGEOUS!!

    at home ink at q dot com

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  116. That
    is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!
    TFS
    Peace & Joy to You & Yours this Holiday Season!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154@gmail.com

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  117. These are beautiful ornaments! Thanks so much for sharing!
    lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  118. These ornaments are absolutely beautiful.
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin
    thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

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  119. These are just beautiful! I love everything about it! I'm thinking I need to do one of these! Thanks for the fabulous idea!

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  120. soooo pretty!!! Love this!!
    papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  121. Fancy kissing ball.
    sarah.quillen@gmail.com

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  122. WOW! That took a lot of time! Great job, just beautiful! Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

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  123. Oh Shar!
    These are sooo lovely! I just got the Cricut Flower Shoppe, I could make the ball using those flowers! I have marked this as a favorite so I can come back and make it! Thanks!

    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  124. Wow--they are all so beautiful!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  125. Pretty flower ball! Great decor item. TFS.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  126. these are so pretty!! they look like a lot of work!!

    candace

    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  127. lovin all the projects. great hop.
    shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  128. These are amazing!

    TFS!

    Alina
    alina.luis@live.com

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  129. GASP!!! I cant believe how amazing these are....must have taken you forever!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah
    liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

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  130. Whaaaattt! That flower ball is pretty and those ornaments--OMG what a fantastic idea. LOVE it--so going to try it. Here I come Michael's I need to Styrofoam balls. hehehe
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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Thanks for stopping by the studio. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or email me directly. :) ♥ ~Shar

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