Valentine’s Day Blog Hop

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and this month we’ve chosen to show off some of the projects we’ve been creating for our loved ones. I am over the moon about the Painted with Love Specialty DSP pack, and wanted to make a card that showed off as much of this beautiful paper as I could.  The pack is full of designs that have an abstract brush stroke look with gold foil accents.  It’s bold, flashy and sweet all at the same time – I just love it!!

My project begins with a tent-fold card base made from Whisper White Thick card stock which is layered with a 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of Powder Pink card stock.  I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut a heart from the Powder Pink layer, and then backed it with a bit of  the bold brush stroke patterned DSP.  The two smaller hearts were also cut from the Sweet & Sassy set, one from Gold Glimmer Paper, and one from another Painted With Love paper.  The smallest heart was heat embossed in gold with the tiny leaf pattern from Heart Happiness.  The “love” was die cut from Gold Foil paper using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  The striped pattern at the bottom is also from Painted With Love.  A few sequins from my stash were used as accents.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project – all the products I used are listed below and can be found in my online store by clicking on the images.  It’s time to send you off to see what Kathya has to show you.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!





Our hoppers this month are:




Be My Valentine Blog Hop

Feb 2016 Blog Hop Button ResizedWelcome to our February issue of Di’s Country INKers blog hop!  Did you enjoy what Diana had to show you?

It’s Sale-a-Bration time and I’ve been playing with some of my new FREE stamps!  As soon as I saw the heart-shaped vapor trail in the Sky is the Limit stamp set, I knew what the first card I made with it would be – a Valentine!  Take a look: 2-1-16AI started with a base of Basic Grey and layered it with Real Red and a Basic Grey striped panel from the Neutrals DSP stack.  On the 5″ x 3″ main panel, I stamped the airplane and greeting in Basic Grey, and the vapor trail was stamped in Smoky Slate.  I used a blender pen and Real Red classic ink to color in the body of the airplane.  The ‘Valentine’ stamp is from a retired set called Something to Celebrate.  I stamped it in Real Red on a banner of Whisper White, and layered that over a slightly larger Real Red banner.  I shaped it with my bone folder and wrapped a little silver cording around the left edge.  I like how it looks as if it’s fluttering in the wind!  The final touch was to add a little Wink of Stella glimmer to the heart in the vapor trail.  Here’s a closer look at the pretty shimmer: 2-1-16BAs if there aren’t already some wonderful items in the Sale-a-Bration catalog that you can get for free, on February 15th there will be a few new items added!  With every $50 in product ordered (before tax/shipping) you get to choose one award – doesn’t get much better than free!

Ok, now off you go to see what Kathya has in store for you.  Something delightful, I’m certain!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop.


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Just in case you get off track, here are the stops on this month’s hop:


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So Very Grateful Valentine first stamp set I ordered from the 2014 Spring Mini catalog was So Very Grateful.  A couple of weeks ago, I was playing around with the stamps and came up with this card – I liked it so well, it became part of my Valentine’s Day Class!

I started with a card base of Very Vanilla.  I layered Blushing Bride cardstock over Cherry Cobbler and ran them through my Big Shot with the second smallest die from the Hearts Collection Framelits.  The sandwich left an impression on the Blushing Bride layer that I used as a template to lay down a fine line of glitter glue then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over that.

I stamped the corner floral image from So Very Grateful in Versamark and heat embossed it with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  The Flower centers were accented with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details. The Cherry Cobbler/Blushing Bride panels were adhered together and popped up with Dimensionals.  The stamp in the center of the hearts is from the Best Of Love set.  The card was finished off with a rhinestone in the center image.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you – tell someone you love them today!!


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