Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Watch out for the "Love Bandit" . . .

. . . he'll steal your heart!

Happy Wednesday!  I am the featured designer today at and I'm sharing this super cute "Love Bandit" card I created using two adorable PCW cutting files.

My card measures 8 1/2" tall by 5 1/2" wide and is a hot pink card stock by Recollections. The mat is a piece of patterned paper I've had for years -- I believe it is a Karen Foster Designs paper.  The quote block is another oldie-but-goodie pulled out of my stash.  It is "Passion" quotes by Around the Block Designs.

Here is my recipe:

  • My raccoon measures 4 1/2" tall and is from PCW's My Lil' Love Bandit Set.  I added detailing with rubber stamp inks, chalk and pens.
  • The white mat is from the Sure Cuts A Lot banner and tags library and is cut at 4 1/2" wide.
  • The sweet heart banner at the top is from the PCW Key 2 My Heart Layout Set.  I welded two pieces of banner together to span my 5" mat paper.  A little inking and some ribbon completed it.
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my Valentine's Day card!  Make sure you check back later in the week to see who my Blog Hop winner is!

~ Jen

Saturday, January 25, 2014

"Lots of Love" Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Lots of Love" blog hop.   I am so glad you have joined us today! This will be a quick and inspiring hop for your Valentine's Day crafting as there are only 8 stops along the way. 

If you came from visiting Melin at My Paper Crafting then you are in the right place. If you just happened by, our hop starts at Melin's blog so be sure to head over there and start at the beginning.

I created two Valentine's Day cards for today's hop for two of the little people in my life.   The first card features the "Bee Mine" cutting file.   This cute little bee was a breeze to cut and put together and it is oh so cute!  (There is also a companion digi stamp available.) 

I pop-dotted the die cut and added some tiny pom-pom on the bee's antennae.  The wings were embossed using the Cuttlebug swiss dot folder.  Some chalk and pen detailing finish off this cutie.  My finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

The second card is a little squirrel-y!  LOL!  This PCW cutting file also has a companion digi stamp.  This adorable little guy is called "Nuts About U Squirrel".

The heart and hands are pop-dotted for dimension.  I inked the edges of the ivory paper with a light brown ink pad.  Chalk and pen detailing finish it off.

To sweeten up the hop, we are giving away a $20 gift certificate to PCW as well as picking one person from each blog that leaves a comment for a free single svg or digi of their choice from PCW (sets no greater than $2.00).

The gift certificate will be drawn from one person who leaves a comment on any one of the eight blogs participating via random selection.

The individual winners will be selected via random selection by the comments left on each particular blog.  Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog so you can increase your chances of winning!

Now on to the next stop in our hop . . . Larelyn at Handmade From My Heart.