Friday, April 15, 2011

Simply Link {Party} & Flowered Egg & GIVEAWAY

Thank you so much for stopping by for my Simply Link {Party}!  But before we begin, I wanted to share with you my Flowered Egg craft I made! 

I love love LOVE it!!!!

I was inspired by Bliss Bloom Blog and her flowered egg, but I wanted a bigger egg. 

I found a 7" foam Easter egg from Michael's.  Hurray!  I was so excited to find such a large egg!

I also used about 5-6 sheets of 12"x12" scrapbook paper (about 2.5 sheets each of two different colors), (2) packs of pins with pearls on the ends and Martha Stewarts' hydrangea flower punch (I used 199 pins). 

Start by punching all of your flowers.  (Note, I used 199 pins which means I punched 398 flowers so put on a movie and get punching!) 

Then I stacked 2 flowers together and pinned them into the foam egg.

Stack and pin.  Stack and pin.  Stack and pin...

And I love how it looked.  It was practically perfect.

But then I went garage sale-ing last night and found this, not so attractive gold candle stand.  For the low low price of 25 cents I new exactly what I wanted to so with it the minute I saw it!!!

Gold candle stand meets heirloom white spray paint!  Oh look how pretty it is painted!!!!  (My daughter is devastated that it is no longer sparkly gold, but I love it in white!)

Yes.  I am in LOVE with my Flowered Egg and stand!  What do you think, would you display this in your house?  If on for my Giveaway... on Fox News Morning Show I will be showing how to make one of these.  A smaller one, using a 3.5" Styrofoam egg.  And I want to give it to YOU!!! 


To Enter to Win the 3.5" Styrofoam Flowered Egg, please leave one comment for each of the following things that you do:
If you do all of these things you can leave 6 comments!  But you only need to do 1 to enter :)

This giveaway will run until Sunday night at midnight EST.  I will announce the winner on Monday.

Now it's time to PARTY!!!!
  • Please remember to link up your latest and greatest creations!  They must be created by you. 
  • Please no shops. 
  • Please don't link up things you have linked up in the past, let's keep it fresh and new!
  • I would love it if you followed me, but it is not required, but I would love it if you followed :)
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  1. Hi Ashley! Thanks for hosting the party. The flowered egg is adorable. Love it!

  2. The flowered egg is awesome, and the stand looks wonderful with a coat of paint!

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thank you so so much for hosting!!! I love your egg...and the color is amazing! Just wonderful...

  4. That egg is gorgeous - wow, that is alot of punching! :) Thanks for hosting - I've linked up. And thanks for the giveaway chance - I'm a GFC follower.

  5. You are so very Creative. I Love seeing what you create every week. Thank you for hosting your link Party every week. Hugs, Anne

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  7. Gorgeous egg! It's such a great focal piece.

  8. awesome giveaway! Im a gfc follower :)

  9. I saw you on the Fox morning show today! You did a fantastic job! I loved all the projects you shared-- especially this flowered egg! I'm a new follower!

  10. Hi there! Thanks for hosting :)

    Love your floral egg!! The two tones of paper are just so lovely!

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE the flowered egg! So creative.

  12. Thanks so much for hosting, It's my first weekend of parties.
    I am your newest follower..
    Love the Egg.. it shouts spring..

  13. i can't believe I have the exact same paper punch! all I need is the egg... i'm on my way to michael's! it's so pretty, and soon enough i'll have one too!!
    thanks! love it!

  14. that is a great egg!! love the scale of it! bigger is def better!

  15. i love this!!! what a great idea


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