Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Valentine's Day Blog hop organized by Taylor Usry :>)  Today's the day to share a little extra LOVE.  Plus wouldn't it be great to have a chance to WIN prizes?!!! 
You should be arriving here from Kristi's Blog, Kristi's Creative Cafe.  If you stopped by to visit me, well then awwwww, you are just too sweet!  But if you want to get in on the blog hop you need to start at Taylor's blog HERE.  Prizes will be given out to random commentors on random blogs throughout the hop - the more blogs you visit and leave a little love, the greater your chances of winning a prize, and there are lots of prizes to be won!  You have until Thursday at 6:00 pm EST to leave a comment to be included in the prize draws.  Next up on the hop is Alison!  Check out the entire list of blogs below, along with a list of all the sponsors - fun, fun, fun!!!

I have a friend who got engaged toward the end of last year and I immediately picked up the Amber Ink "Love Bunny Proposal" Digi image.  Such a cutie and so fun with a little bling added in :>)  My card is based on Card Patterns sketch 101.  It is also for the Desert Islands Crafts Challenge blog - this is a new blog that started up and the challenge is to use 3 things from a designer's desert island itinerary - love the concept!  Well my card uses 5 things from this challenge's list:  piercing and stitching, a die cut, embossing, a copic colored image, and sparkle.
Have fun spreading the love and Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Details:  Image - Love Bunny Proposal (Amber Ink), PP - Wine Spots Tiny Whisper (AmberInk iPaper), Sentiment - Enjoy the Ride (PTI), CS - Cream (PTI), Embossing - Swirls (Cuttlebug), Rhinestones - stash, copics, Die Cuts - small heart (Cuttlebug Kids) and large heart (SCAL software), Ink - Cranberry Crisp (SU) and dimensionals.

BLOG HOP LIST- in case you get lost ;>)

Taylor Usry -
Libby Hickson -
Cindy Coutts -
Cyndi Bundy -
Amber Hillman -
Angelique Nederpel -
Tanya Johnson -
Suzi McKenzie -
Cathy Wallington -
Pam Hornschu -
Wendy Price -
Patricia Hays -
Maria Levine -
Sandie Dunne -
Juanita Gillen -
Janelle Stollfus -
Mary Collins -
Berenice Rendon -
Cheryl Gorka -
Jessica Fitzgerald -
Dee Morris -
Darsie Bruno -
Sandy Allnock -
Margie Cortina -
Kathy Fronczak -
Cat Darling -
Joyce Martens (Jolara) -
Erin Leveille -
Gudrun Loennecken-
Mackenzie Bruckler -
Melissa (Pink Cat) -
Patty Tanuz -
Emily Leiphart -
Jane Matsumoto -
Kimme Leach -
Kerry Kung -
Heather Lee-Reppen -
Rachel Sztonyk -
Jennifer Dove -
Lysa -
Erica Johnson-Wanzer -
Tina Kiehn -
Sugar Whiting -
Karin Martin -
Sunghee Chon -
Tanis Palmer -
Lindsey M-P -
Kristi Parker Van Doren -
Julie E - That is where you are right now :>)
Alison Heikkila -
Audrey E -
Laura Drahozal -
Louise Healy -
Wendy Jordan -
Lynell Harlow -
Terrece Siddoway -

Prizes:- StampInsanity - with a set of choice for one winner
- Meljens designs - 4 digis to one winner
- Pixie Dust Studio -   2 digis to one winner
- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate (from Taylor)
- Christian Paper Crafts - 1 year general membership
- Paper Pretties - 3 total winners: 1 person will receive Timeless Love stamp set; 2 people will receive 5 digis of their choice from the store
- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner
- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digi images to one winner
- The Scrappychick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads to one winner
- Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to 1 winner
- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of winner's choice to one winner
- Amber Ink - $10 gift certificate (and more if people use an Amber Ink product - see deets on their blog)
- Simply Betty Stamps - 3 digis of the winner's choice
- Mark's Finest Papers - set of their choosing to the winner
- Dreamweaver's Stencils - a couple stencils, pearlescent embossing paste and a palette knife
- Chi Chi Memories - Meaning of Love Digi Stamp Set to one winner
- Little Potato House - $20 gift certificate
- Kenny K digis: 4 digis to one winner (AND: 2 digis to anyone who uses a Kenny K image for their hop card)


  1. How stinkin' sweet! Those bunnies are just too cute and I love them layered on top of the embossed heart! Happy Valentine's Day Julie :)

  2. This is to cute I love the paneling and textures! Beth aka BR-T

  3. Great job, Julie -- your card is ever so sweet! What a great engagement card. Happy Valentine's Day!!

  4. Awwww, this is adorable! Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. Beautiful card, love the image, and i love your subtle colour scheme. Thank you so much for joining in the first Desert Island Crafters Challenge too :)
    Happy Valentines Day

  6. This is simply darling, Julie! The bunnies are adorable!! Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Nice and simple. Lovely Bunnys.

    Hugs Kiksi

  8. Super cute! Love the stitching & piercing! :)

  9. Cute, love the piercing and stitching. I never get mine to look that good. Great job.

  10. OOOOOOOOOOOh! This is the perfect. I have to love that rock. Way to make it sing. You always do ;) xoxo

  11. WOW, so totally awesome!!!
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

  12. Love the colors and the stitching! Happy Valentine's Day, Louise

  13. Cute card Julie!!

    Thanks for joining us for the first Desert Island Crafts challenge and hope to see you taking part again :-)

  14. This is way too cute, Julie! I didn't even know there was a proposal image like that. You always rock the iPapers!

  15. Wow these bunnies are so cute! And your card is so wonderful!
    Best wishes ILo

  16. Oh how adorable! How cute is that bunny proposal image?!

  17. Agent Foxy Needles! Why, this makes me want to get proposed to all over again. Lovin' the bling, the embossing, the whole stinkin' thing!

  18. What an adorable card! Love the colors and sweet image! Happy Valentine's Day!

  19. What a sweet card and a perfect image for your friend's occasion. Love the soft colors.
    Pam Hornschu

  20. The piercing looks very elegant!

  21. Lovely card, so sweet!

    Hop, hop, hop... to the next blog!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  22. Those bunnies are so cute.Thank you for sharing your very beautiful card.

  23. Adorable card! Love the soft color palette. So many wonderful projects along this hop.

  24. Cute card love the embossed heart!

  25. I love those bunnies! Love the light color polka dotty papers. Pretty!!!

  26. Awww... it's a perfect image for Valentine day! A great great card! :D

  27. Sweet!!! love those cute bunnies!

  28. Gorgeous card, the bunnies are really cute, bigest blog hop I ever seen, off to hop

  29. Your sweet bunnies look ready to hop right off into someone's heart!

  30. Julie this is just DARLING! I LOVE that image!!
    Hope your day is GREAT!

  31. Awww, what a delightful little scene you've created! :) Best wishes to your friend.

  32. So adorable, Julie!!! I just love the layout and of course that darling image! I hope I get a chance to play with Amber Ink one of these days. I've gotten myself too busy at this point:(

  33. What a perfect combination of sweet image and iPaper! This makes a lovely engagement card.

  34. Darn it! Another must have purse just can't handle these blog hops! =) Love the card - you colored those sweet bunnies perfectly!

  35. Can't get much cuter than those sweet bunnies1 Wish I had them when my daughter for engaged! Too adorable!

  36. Those bunnies are adorable. I'm falling in love with them every time I see them. Speaking of every time, piercing paper comes to mind when I see it on cards like yours (and you have done it perfectly at that). Do you use a sewing machine or piercing tool. I don't do piercing very often because it takes so long to go around all the edges.

  37. I love the 3 panels on the base of your card. They add just the right amount of interest without stealing the attention from the digi. tfs

  38. What an adorable card. Love those cute bunnies and your color combo. Your paper piercing is so perefect. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. XX

  39. Adorable. What a perfect card. Very subtle colors. I love everything about it! Thank you for the inspiration.

  40. Oh gosh, they are so cute and love the colors on white.

  41. More of those cute little bunnies! I love them!

    Lea Kimmel

  42. What a sweet image! I love the stitching on your card!

  43. Oh those Amber Ink bunnies make my heart happy! This is darling! Thanks so much for hopping with me on Valentine's Day!

  44. Hi Julie! Not been her for a while. The bunnies are so cute. Great take on the sketch.

  45. What a fun Valentine creation!! Love the image and your design.

    I have been missing your creations. I hope all is o.k.


  46. This rocks my world lady. Perfect layout, colors and image choice!

  47. So soft and sweet! Beautiful job :o)