It's already February! What happened to January?!
It's time for an inspirational Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop!
The blog hop theme this time is "VALENTINE"
If you've arrived here from Vicki's blog, you're headed in the right direction. If not and you'd like to be eligible to win our prize, you might want to start from the beginning. I've listed my teammates below. Don't forget to leave comments on each blog, as well as a comment on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog as your last stop. For the guidelines and prize information, please go here.
Let's get hoppin'
Gail (this is me!)
Since the hop challenge topic is Valentine, here's my Valentine inspiration. This card is 6"x6" and is my favorite size and fold to work with. I feel like I have enough space on the card front to handle the pretty embellishments that I love!
The large set of hearts are a die by Marianne Crafts. It's a nested set of 4 and they were a present to me from me for Christmas. The heart die cut border across the card is by Whimsy. I used a dark pink paper for this heart border strip but it looks more red in the photograph. I went over the entire die cut with pink Wink of Stella and it has a pretty shine that you can't see. The corner die cut is by La-La Land and the Love You die cut is by Marianne Designs. My Cuttlebug is the best little die cutting machine I have, and I have numerous machines. The brads in the lower left corner are from a package I received years ago from my best friend, Lillian. If you've read any of my posts, you know my goal for 2015 is to use some of these pretty papers and embellishments that I keep 'saving'. (And that is why you see this gorgeous red metallic paper, beautiful flowers and adorable brads. I do admit to hyperventilating as I open these new packages.)
This is an adorable image to color and truthfully, I cannot remember where I bought him. He's a digital image and I've searched my digital files and can't find the company where I purchased him. If you recognize him, please leave the info in a comment below and I'll update this post. Otherwise, this little tyke is homeless. Thanks to Darlene who left me the information in her comment below, this little tyke is no longer homeless. He is a creation by Digi Darla's! And after searching on the computer, I don't think Digi Darla's exists anymore!
I love the bouquet of assorted red and pink roses and buds below. The swirls are a die by Memory Box and I cut them out of dark pink and red paint chips so the paper was a little heavier than normal. That's my helpful hint for this week...collect paint chips from Home Depot or Lowe's...or wherever paint is sold. They are heavier than regular paper stock and cut out beautifully! They also have a great finish on them. I really like the color red and pairing it up with the brighter blue overalls is a combination I love. And my red and white bow with the red heart button in the middle came out great for the space I had available. Thanks to my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ tool, I can make any size bow now and even multi-looped ones...this has 3 loops! Now, you gotta admit...is that a sales pitch or what?!
Time for you to hop over to Barbara's blog next and remember to leave a comment on each blog, as well as going back to Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog and leaving a comment there, to be in the drawing.
If you don't already follow my blog, please considering doing so and I've added a new feature to my blog on the right side where you can sign up for e-mails when I post a new card. I love following my favorite blogs like that and hope you do, too!
This card's entered in these challenges:
My Sheri Crafts, Robyn's Fetish, Ribbon Girls, Come and Get It, 613 Avenue Create, Bunny Zoe's Crafts, Eureka Stamps, Crafting From the Heart, Incy Wincy Designs (tic-tac-toe: brads, 3 papers, ribbon), Perfectly Rustics, Make My Monday, Crafty Sentiments, Loves Rubber Stamps, Papertake Weekly, Craft Your Passion, Penny's Challenges, Artistic Inspirations (twist: hearts), Fresh Brewed Designs, Through The Craft Room Door, The Pink Elephant, Hiding In My Craft Room, Aud Sentiments, 4 Crafty Chicks, Little Miss Muffet, Fairytale Challenge, Inspiration Destination, Simply Create Too, Fun with Shapes and More, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (H is for Hearts), Polka Doodle, A Gem of a Challenge, Di's Digi Designs, CCC Digi Creations, Dies R Us,
Reasonable Ribbon, Lacy Sunshine Challenge, Addicted to Stamps, Aurora Wings, My Craft Creations, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Ooh La La Creations, Melonheadz Friends, Scrap-Creations, Top Tip Tuesday, Crazy Challenge, Cuttlebug Mania, Crafty Creations, Crafting for All Seasons, Love to Scrap, Scrap & Craft, That Craft Place, My Creative Moments, Digitally Sweet, Jelly Park, Dragonfly Dreams, Eclectic Ellapu, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Great Impressions Stamps, Mema's Crafts, Natalie and Amy's, Card Mania, Emerald Faeries, Stamping Sensations, Just Inspirational, Crafty Boots, Crafting Musketeers, Copic Marker Spain, Stamp and Create, Partytime Tuesdays