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Saturday, February 4, 2012

All About LOVE Blog Hop -- DAY ONE -- Valentines for Him and Her... :)

Welcome to DAY ONE of the "It's All About LOVE" Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature anything and everything all about LOVE!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout this hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! Be sure to leave a comment at each hop stop to be entered in our Monthly Drawing (details available at http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com)

If you've hopped over from Lisa, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please go to Lynda's blog to start at the beginning...

For the hop today, I've created TWO fun Valentine cards -- One for a girl, and one for a boy (hmmmm...  I wonder who will be receiving these???)...
My first card features a super sweet digi stamp from Digi Darla's...  This "Bear Next Door" is this week's FREEBIE, so be sure to pop on over to pick yours up!!  While you're there, be sure to check out the challenge -- You could even enter to win some Robin's Fetish Digi Stamps too!! :)
I was sure to add plenty of SPARKLE to my card with some iridescent Stickles -- What's a girly Valentine without a little GLAM???  :)  If you're already a follower of mine, then you might remember that I don't own a single Copic (yet!), so I color all of my images with Stampin Up!'s Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen...  I feel like this might be getting a little easier than when I first started (does that mean it's time to take the Copic DIVE???)...
For the design of my card, I decided to use one my favorite border punch tutorials from OWH...  I love the way the layers of this design create so much dimension -- When I'm stuck on a card, I often find this is still my favorite way to make a card!!  :)
I stamped my sentiment on the inside of the card, atop a trio of hearts...  The sentiment "from the heart" can be found on the "Crafty Friends" Stamp Set from K Andrew Designs.
My second card features an adorable digi stamp that I picked up from Dustin Pike over at Doodle Dragon Studios...  This particular monkey was part of a set of three monkeys hanging from one another's tails...  I printed just the one and wrapped the vine where the other guy's tail would have been...
For a little extra FUN, I added some Glow-in-the-Dark googly eyes!!  Oh, by the way, since this week has been all about Wiggle Wires for me -- This is a different "take" on my Wiggle Wire Tutorial -- Instead of floral wire, I found this ivy wrapped wire in my ribbon stash and decided it made the PERFECT "Wiggle Wire" for my monkey!!  I pierced the end of the ivy vine through one of the double layer hearts and used red tape to adhere it at the top corner of the card...  Now the monkey can wiggle and jiggle to his hearts content!!  (For my full "Wiggle Wire" tutorial, please CLICK HERE...)
My double layer hearts were all punched with my retired Creative Memories Heart Punch...  I added the "Hello" and "Love" stamps to two hearts for the monkey to hold.  These fun mix-n-match sentiments can be found on the "Food For Thought" Stamp Set from K Andrew Designs...
Thank you again for checking out my projects...  I'm the LAST STOP in this hop; however, if you missed anyone, be sure to follow the links below and remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!



LOVE Blog Hop






Until next time,

28 comments:

Misty said...

WAY to go Amy! You ROCK & never disappoint! I too, love that ruffle tut from OWH! Love the monkey as well! I make my own wiggle wires too, just a bit differently.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

SUPER SUPER cute!! Love the monkey on the vine, I just got wire last night so I am going to try a wiggle wire!!
Kristan
GCDT-Sister

Vicki said...

So stinkin cute! And you can bet I am going to hop over and snatch up that digi image! What a sweet, sweet bear!
I like the embossed background on your monkey and of course the fact that he moves is so much fun. And I like the actually silk ivy rather than paper ivy.
Great job Kiddo but then you ALWAYS do a great job! I would love to have just an ounce of your creativity!

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Jovan said...

Both of your card are so Beautiful!

craftin-dawn said...

Great take on DigiDarla's sweet bear! Love the glitter effect!! Great job! Thanks for joining us at DigiDarla's

Scrapping Girl said...

Love the border punch! both cards are so cute!

Karen Wilson said...

Holy cow Amy!! This is STUNNING! I LOVE that heart border and how you layered it!! So glad I could help you out last night with the image, bc you ROCKED this week's challenge at Digi Darla's!!! Thanks so much for joining us and be sure to chk in there today :)

Lisa said...

Both cards are soooo adorable, Amy!! I love the digi bear and her iridescent sparkly outfit!! She is so sweet!! The border punch is so awesome...I love the look it gives the card!! And that monkey could not be cuter!! The ivy wiggle wire is so creative and fabulous!! I'd love to see this card in the dark with those eyes!! Love them both my friend!! I hope you are having a great weekend :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

bluecrayons said...

i absolutly love these. the recipients will too.

craftingwithblue at gmail dot com

Jenscrapstoo said...

Amy, both these card are wonderful, I love the colour combos they are very happy cards!!
Cheers Jennie

Judy said...

Ewww, I love when you use the layered border ... such a great effect!! Both cards are adorable and I am so happy to hear I am not the only one with watercolor pencils:-)
Hugs, Judy

ScrapMyWay said...

Getting to your post was sooooo worth the wait!! I'm glad you worked it out and shared such fun, beautifully crafted cards. Lucky you, being able to incorporate all the different companies you represent. Well done!! I LOVE the rows of punched out hearts...they are my FAV. When you are here in Florida, you can use my Pro-Marker pens...LOL! Thanks also, for making this hop "HOP"!
Creative Wishes, & hugs,
Claire
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Sugarlips said...

Amy,
This is soo super cute. I love how you layered the punches across the bottom.

As for the copics, I have tried them at Archiver's and I don't like them. I love using my colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I have a cheap set of pencils and they work just fine :)

Jessie

Tammy said...

Your precious love and personality shine ever so brightly through your cards!! These are UBER cute!! thanks so much for sharing and being such a blessing!!!! be blessed
Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.bbbm.weebly.com

girlia said...

Great job Amy as always.

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Wow! Amy you rock! these cards are super cute! and I love them! :) TFS
Kari

Rachel Ventura said...

So cute!!!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Amy I love the MS punch layers on the first one and what a cute little bear. I love the vine with the monkey. I made a card today using your tutorial and love loved it. Cant' wait to make more.

Scrappin Mama said...

Love the card for DigiDarla's blog, The glitter and coloring are awesome.. Thanks for joining us at DigiDarla's Blog!!!
LisaO-DT

Lady Fair said...

Darling cards, Amy. Love the layered MS punch heart border on the first card. And the little bear is so cute. The monkey card is so playful, love the vine detail.

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Sherrie K. said...

AWESOME cards Amy!! I love them both-so stinken adorable. I love the way you used your punch and layered the heart borders. Your bear is the cutest and the monkey...so cute! your cards totally rock girl!! TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

craftaholic said...

Amy I always love seeing what you create next and so love both you very cute cards!! TFS!! It has been a very fun and inspiring blog hop!!

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ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

marg0006 said...

Both your cards re sooo cute & sweet. Like the borders on the bear aand the leaves on the monkey.
marg0006@verizon.net

Jennasa~findtimetocreate.blogspot.com said...

absolutely love these cards. Wish I was getting that girly glam valentine.

~Jennasa findtimetocreate.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Oh WOW both cards are toocute and fun I love the border pnced layers on the first and the Monkey card is somuch fun!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Digi Darla said...

Oh, what gorgeous cards! That wiggle wire idea is out of this world! Love those googly eyes. And your bear card is way too cute!! Fantastic coloring (stickles are awesome!) and the layered punch work is perfection! SO special...both of them. Thanks SO much for sharing! XXX~DigiDarla

glassgraffitix2 said...

All your cards are awesome! Love how you painted the bear digi. Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's

Beckie said...

Awesome card! Thanks for playing along with us at DD.

Be blessed, Beckie

 
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