Monday, February 14, 2011

Welcome to the Valentine's Day Blog Hop!




The Blog Hop is now over. Thanks to everyone who participated. Taylor has chosen the winners. For a complete list, go to her blog HERE.
Welcome to the Valentine's Day Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Kathy's Blog  then you're in the right place! If not, start at the beginning at Taylor's Blog.
How do you play? Leave comments on the participants' blogs. Winners will be chosen by Random.org from the comments. For a list of prizes and participants (in case you get lost on the hop) stop by Taylor's Blog.

Happy Valentine's Day! This is one of my favorite holidays! With a last name like "Darling", did you expect anything different? LOL You've got to love a holiday that celebrates Romance, Flowers, and CHOCOLATE!
My kids have fond memories of Valentine's Day. When they were growing up, I decorated the breakfast room and hid Valentines under their plates. They received decorated bags of candy and small gifts. For breakfast they feasted on cupcakes, heart shaped ice cream, (sliced and cut with a cookie cutter) heart shaped sugar cookies, and a giant heart shaped chocolate chip cookie. Now I have to be content with mailing them packages of heart shaped cookies and small gifts. Sigh....
How do you celebrate this holiday?

I used one of Kathy's Pixie Dust digis for the hop, "Do-Little Dolly" from The Toybox Collection.

 Isn't she adorable! I colored her with Copics and placed her on top of Nesties Hearts.

I used the templates "Milk Made" from Papertrey Ink to make the milk cartons and holder.

Here is a closeup of one of the bows I made. The bottom bow is white Organza and the top bow is pink Satin. A pink button was hot glued on top.

The front and sides were decorated with two different DPs. A third DP was added to the front of the holder. I layered a heart border over the front, cut with a MS punch. Add some Lindor chocolate truffles, and you have a perfect Valentine gift!

CHALLENGES
Stamp Something-Something for Your Valentine
Cupcake Craft- I {heart} You -include hearts
Creative Cowgirls- Hearts (They are also having a Valentine HOP!)
Delicious Doodles- Valentine's Day
Totally Gorjuss- Love
Crafty Sentiments- Valentine's, Love
Our Creative Corner- Cut It Out
C.R.A.F.T. - Valentines
ABC DT Challenges- Valentine's Day Sweets and Treats (ends Feb.26)

Today is also Sneak Peek Day for the newest Pixie Dust Collection, Have a Ball.

This is "Romeo Loves Juliet, and it will be available in the Studio tomorrow!
I hope my crafts have brought you a smile on this Valentine's Day!

Leave a comment on this post before heading off to the fabulously creative Jolara's blog. The hop ends on Thursday at 6:00 P.M. EST. Winners will be announced on Friday. Good luck in the draw, and Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for stopping by.
Prizes Donated for the Hop
- 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
- 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
- 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













86 comments:

  1. Such beautiful creations, Love the Romeo and Juliet image and card:)
    Happy Valentines Day
    Suzi
    xxx

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  2. Cat...I am drooling at this Valentines Project you created! It is JUST TOOOOO CUTE!!

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  3. WOW Your projects are so amazingly beautiful!! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Have a great valentines day.
    xo

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  4. Amazing project! Love it! Super cute!

    Happy valentine's Day

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  5. Do-Little Dolly is simply adorable! I just saw Kathy's sneak peek of tomorrow's release and can not wait to see more... love that image! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. Cute Box and lovely card! Happy Valentins Day.

    Hugs

    Kiksi

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  7. Fabulous projects! Totally cute!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  8. Cat I love the milk made cartons it it the cutest ever!!! The Romeo & Juliet card is very lovely! Beth aka BR-T

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  9. Fantastic treat holder and great coloring on the images :)

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  10. Love the box and the card !!!!

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  11. wow that box is amazing! sooo cute!! love the card too

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  12. Fabulous project, Cat! Love them both! That image is darling, and you've colored her beautifully! Great job, my friend - Happy Valentine's Day!

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  13. Great projects Cat, super cute.

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  14. Love your little milk cartons! Such a cute idea and your bows are gorgeous! Also love your card, beautiful colors!

    Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

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  15. Beautiful card and lovely project!!!

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

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

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  16. What a fantastic idea!!! I just love your milk carton! The card is amazing also! TFS
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

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  17. That treat box project is just wonderful! The card is darling too! Happy Valentine's Day, Louise

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  18. That little treat container is so cute and clever!Kind of reminds me of the old jewelry boxes for little girls. The image is darling, and gotta love all that pink. And Lindt truffles...mmmm.
    Pam Hornschu
    www.1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com

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  19. Cute idea for milk boxes!!! i liked so much!!!

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  20. Oh what sweet projects! And so beautiful too!

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  21. I think blogger lost my comment, I apologize if it shows up twice. The box set is AMAZING! So much detail :) So glad you joined us for the hop Cat! Hope you having a happy V day!
    Cyndi

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  22. Wow what awesome creations. So cute and pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. What an adorable image and I soooo love 3-D projects - lots of fun!

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  24. Awesome projects! Love the candy box set!

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  25. Love that color combo on Romeo and Juliet. Stunning!

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  26. love the milk carton project, cute card

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  27. WOW chica, what an amazing project, too too cute! Happy Valentine Day my friend! Hugs!

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  28. These are amazing projects, Cat! The milk cartons are fabulous - love the colours and papers and the Romeo and Juliet card is adorable!

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  29. That box is amazing - it's almost like a little dollhouse!

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  30. Cute cute cute V-day projects! Love your bows!

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  31. Holy cow...these are stunning!!! Each one of them, the milk cartons and the sweet card!

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  32. Love your valentinesday project!

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  33. I like your Valentines project. Cute!

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  34. Fantastic coloring job on both of these projects! I really like the milk carton idea. (Those truffles are awesome! ;))

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  35. both projects are fantastic, but I especially love the milk cartons, especially if they're filled with Lindt ;)

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  36. adorable project and card! images are so sweet! and your coloring is fabulous! ;)

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  37. Great project!
    Very beautiful!!!

    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirl challenge!

    marianne

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  38. Great project Cat, the cartons look fab in pink. You image is very cute and I love her expression.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

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  39. Fabulous! I love your coloring! Love that R&J image too.

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  40. Wow this i a real beautiful present- it is nice even if it would be empty!

    Best wishes ILo

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  41. Cat this is GORGEOUS box and like the sneak peack of the new release too,thanks playing along with DD this week
    hugs
    Ildiko

    I think I missed out on the blog hop, gonna go to the begining and check it out

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  42. I love your treat holder...so much detail and work! BTW I love those raining hearts on your blog too...great special effects on this site!

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  43. These milk cartons are fantastic! Love how you decorated them.

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  44. who knew milk cartons could look so gorgeous?!?!?!

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  45. Woo-hoo I'm not late for the hop, so off I hop as there are loads to go lol
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  46. WOW both are amazing. I love the milk carton set :)

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  47. The milk cartons and carrier project has been on my crafty to-do list for years. I won't even say how many. Yours are so great. It's about time I tried them. tfs

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  48. I'm loving these pixie dust images - so glad I discovered them! Cute cards, and what a creative and cute box of truffles!

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  49. Wonderful project! I love that carrier and milk carton set. It's a great sneak peek.

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  50. This is fantastic! What a cute project! You've done a great job!

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  51. How stinkin' cute is this! I really loe the gift set you made. The little girl is precious and the embellishments are perfection! Great job on the Cut it Out challenge, and thanks for joining us at the OCC!

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  52. Fantastic creations Cat! The first is so amazing! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Creative Cowgirls, Hugs Ang x

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  53. I really like your creations Cat! I need to get the do little Dolly digi.


    Take care

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  54. Adorable! Thx for sharing with us at Totally Gorjuss!

    Mary J xxx

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  55. fabulous projects, thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge,
    Kevin xx

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  56. Fantastic project Thanks for joining in at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

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  57. Excellent projects, gorgeous little images and love the papers. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
    Pinky

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  58. Fabulous projects, love the stamps. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Hugs xxx

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  59. Don't know which is cuter...the Dolly image or the little milk cartons!

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  60. Great cards! Love the colors!

    Lea Kimmel

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  61. Milk carton project is adorable! Love it!

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  62. What an adorable blog. I just love the floating hearts!! I was wondering if you could send some heart cut out cookies my way? I promised my hubby some for VDay but haven't gotten there yet! Perhaps this weekend. I love your creative cards. Both are amazing. The first Milk Carton design is so impressive. Love the pastel look of the second card. Thanks for sharing with us. XX http://www.u-inspire-me.blogspot.com/

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  63. Very cute idea. Love the milk cartons. Your image select was perfect.

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  64. What a lovely project hun! Loads of detail.
    Thanks for playing along at Delicious Doodles this week and good luck.
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  65. Very pretty box and such an adorable card.

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  66. Both projects are wonderful! WHat a great box, and your card is sweet! Great colors too.

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  67. Aww! what adorable images and great colouring! I love that first gift set!

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  68. Can I just say - those milk cartons are too fun! What a neat template! Thanks so much for hopping with me on Valentine's Day!

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  69. How sweet and fun! I love it!
    Happy belated Valentine's day!
    hugs, margie

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  71. Gorgeous creation for our "I {heart} you" challenge! Such pretty colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Shelly :)

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  72. I love your little milk cartons! How sweet! Thank you for playing in our challenge over @ OCC.

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  73. What a beautiful project. The image and papers are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  74. You are so creative! I love the milk boxes! Thanks for joining us over at Creative Cowgirls.

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