Saturday, January 23, 2010

Stamps and Smiles Valentine Blog Hop

 Hi Friends~

Welcome to
Stamps and Smiles
Valentine Release

I hope you are enjoying the hop so far!  If you've come from Jennifer Stricker's blog then you are in the right place!  If not, click -->HERE<-- to start at the beginning....and trust me you don't want to miss any stops along the way because there is a fun prize to be won!!!!

Our LOVE Birds have a note for you. Figure it out and one lucky winner will win the entire Digi Release.   Make sure you email us your answer by 9 pm CST tonight. The Winner will be announced at 9:01pm. Just in case you get lost, here is the order of the blogs you will need to visit. Have fun!
Jennifer Meyer - Start Here
Jennifer Stricker
Kim Gruetzmacher
Lisa Cook
Lisa Foster
Rose Frydrych
Rose Miller

Here's the letter that was found on my blog:
I also have a fun project to share with you too!  Here is a cute little bag and altered notebook that I have created with Be My Valentine - Cuppy and Be My Valentine - Carl digi sets! 

The bag is a mini bag that I picked up Target in the dollar spot last year.  The mini notebook is from the dollar spot at Michaels which I covered and altered with Carl.

I saw people use felt with the spellbinders before and thought I would give it a go!  I have to say those Spellbinder dies ROCK...they cut through the felt like butter.  I used my sewing machine to sew around the hearts....and then hand stitched around the scallop.  Cuppy and mini cupcake where colored with my Copics and dp is K&Company Lovely.

Here's a close up of Cuppy and her Valentine!  I added star dust stickles to both of their tops!  Blossom Spica was added to the heart to make it shimmer.

And here is Mr. Carl!  He was also colored with Copics.  Hearts were punched with MS punch and then covered in crystal stickles.

Now I am VERY HAPPY to say that Jennifer Meyer...the owner of Stamps and Smiles....has given each DT member a Valentine Bunny to give away!

To win this cutie all you have to do is leave me a message answering the following question:
What was your favorite Valentine's Day and why?
Winner will be announced on the Stamps and Smiles Blog later.

**Edited to Add - The winner of Valentine Bunny is Lisa of Lisa's Paper Fun!**

I hope you've enjoyed your stop here.....Your next stop is Lisa Cook'sHave fun on the rest of the hop!  Good Luck with the prize!

Stamps:  Be My Valentine - Cuppy and Be My Valentine - Carl Digi Sets....available at Stamps and Smiles TONIGHT!
Inks: Copics, Copic Blossom Spica, white gel pen
Copic Colors Used on Cuppy:  R02, R11, R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, YR00, RV02, RV13, RV14, RV25, E00, E11, E21, E25, E27, E31, E33, E35,
Copic Colored Used on Carl:  B93, B95, B97, B99, E00, E11, E21, E25, E27, E30, E33, E34, R02, R11, R32, R37, R39, YR00
Papers:  K&Company Lovely Collection
Tools: Spellbinders - hearts, scallop circle, MS heart punch, SU word window, SU modern label, SU scallop oval
Embellishments: Star Dust Stickles, Crystal Stickles, Felt, Ribbon from my stash.

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥



Rose said...

Hi Kim :) these are both so cute!! can i come live with you and learn from you?? i don't eat much lol

Rachel said...

Your bag and notebook are just the cutest!!!

Jennifer said...

Kim, so cute. I love Rose's comment. Will you take me too? I love your project. I agree Spellbinders do rock! Happy Blog hop!

Rose said...

This is too cute! Love the color and just everything about it!

Melissa S said...

Such a cute bag!! I have some from last year too!! That bunny is adorable!!

Lisa said...

Hi there, wonderful job on the projects very creative, I love it. My favorite Valentines??

Gloria Stengel said...

Cute project and way to make those $1 spot items shine (and sparkle)! I think my fav. valentine's day was in gradeschool when we go to decorate shoe boxes for our valentine's! LOL

susan said...

Wow! The felt really adds so much to the images. I really like your tote bag.

My favorite Valentine Day was Feb. 14, 1984 because that was the day I got engaged to my husband. He was definitely "Heaven Sent!"

Scrapaddict said...

What a fantastic idea, gotta love those $1 deals. Don't really have a favorite Valentine's Day but my most memorable was when my sister was born, she's 5 yrs younger and I remember my Dad calling with the news.

Mary Lou said...

Hi Miss Kim~~ I am soo lucky to learn from you first hand b/c I am your mom :) But wait YOU HAVE A GIFT WHEN IT COMES TO CRAFTING!! Lovely set and I really love the Mr. Carl notebook--sooo cute for a little or even big boy :D My fave Valentine's~~~ the wonderful cards I get from my hubby each year and then the kids started making and giving me cards. And Ohh I won't forget the card YOU made me last year--still displayed in my craft room:)
Mom -- Mary Lou

Lisa Foster said...

Kim these are absolutely DIVINE!!!! You are so creative! Love them!!!

southernscraps said...

Cute project. My favorite Valentine's was when my hubby and I were dating and he spread out a trail of chocolate kisses through the house to a basket full of goodies!

KanataNewf said...

Love it! The scalloped felt frame is just the perfect touch.

Jennifer Meyer said...

OMGoodieness!! LOL LOVE the fun cute bag and your altered book -WOW! I hope you plan on bringing the pink bags down so we can make some of these for CHA!!

Too cute Kim! Thanks for all of your amazing samples this week!!

A hoppin' I will go...

Loz (Aus) said...

Oh I love your bag!! Fabulous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great little tote and matching card. Love that cute cupcake image. :o) Great colors... and fabulous felt scallop circle! TFS!

Paper and Petals said...

This is so adorable. What a cute little bag, and that stamp holy cow is it cute!

kanishk said...

Your bag and notebook are just the cutes

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