Monday, February 14, 2011

Virtual Valentine's Blog Hop - CLOSED

Happy Valentine's Day!

A bunch of friends and designers got together for a Virtual Valentine's Day hop. There are 40+ participants and 19 sponsors giving away a total of 21 prizes. Random commenter's will be drawn from random blogs, so the more love you leave the more chances you have to win.

So I'm in it! Start at Taylor's blog, here, if you just popped in and want a chance at the oodles of prizes that are up for grabs JUST for commenting on the blog list of hoppers (see full list below).

You can comment on all the blogs leisurely up until Thursday at 6 p.m. EST.  The winners will be drawn using Find out if you are winner on Taylor's blog and she will have a temporary Email Me to get a hold of her for up to one week after the winners are announced.

Here's the prize list to whet your whistle!

Stamp Insanity - with a Digi stamp 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 (donated by Taylor U)
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
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: winners choice of 2 images

Here is the full blog hop list if you should get lost along the way. Have fun and be inspired.

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- YOU'RE HERE!
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 Q
Erica Johnson-Wanzer
Tina Kiehn
Sugar Whiting
Karin Martin
Sunghee Chon
Tanis Palmer
Lindsey Martin-Penny
Kristi Parker Van Doren
Julie Elak
Alison Heikkila
Audrey E
Laura Drahozal
Louise Healy
Wendy Jordan
Lynell Harlow
Terrece Siddoway
Liz Martin
Kim Reid
Beth Ranney-Thomas

I used a Tim Holtz Fades Damask embossing folder on the background paper inking up one side of the folder first with Rose Red ink. Then I went back over the embossed paper with a brayer loaded with some more Rose Red AND flattening it down for a stamped layer of the script verse stamp in CTMH Cocoa. I sprayed some watered down Chocolate Chip re-inker on the paper and then some Marshmallow Tattered Angels mist. Distressed that patterned paper and sponged the edges. Straight stitched it to a mat of brown paper with brown button thread.

The cluster is a Labels 1 die on soft suede and edge distressed and sponged. A dusty rose satin ribbon ruched on each end. A love collage stamped in CTMH brown bag ink and misted with re-inker and heat gun dried for spot stains and I left the natural curl from it drying. Edge distressed and sponged and mounted on Glue Arts sponge adhesive. The heart pendant is made from DIY porcelain clay with pink re-inker mixed in and an eye hook into the top. It's threaded through a distressed and wrinkled Martha Stewart silk ribbon and layered underneath another same ribbon tied in a bow. The shabby flower is a DIY leftover from my MOPS group name badge project that I glued onto the ribbon and card with Alene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue. Whew!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today,

Stamps: Layers of Colors The Love Chapter
Paper: Soft Suede, Cream
Ink: Ugh! A lot... SU Rose Red, Ranger Worn Lipstick, CTMH Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, CTMH Brown Bag, Ranger Walnut Stain Ink
Accessories: Tim Holtz Fades Damask EF, Martha Stewart Silk Ribbon, DIY Porcelain clay (heart pendant), Tattered Angels Marshmallow Shimmer Mist, Pale Yellow Chiffon fabric and sewing machine

Now Closed for prize winnings. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Loving the vintage look. Great distressing! Beautiful!

  2. OMGosh What a beautiful creation, I love all the textures you have on it, really is divine.
    Happy Valentines Day

  3. Wow - that is so elegant and romantic - simply stunning!

  4. Your card is so beautiful! Have a great valentines day. Xo Gudrun.

  5. Beautiful Card, I love the flower!

  6. Just stunning! Love the vintage feel and the flower is amazing :)

  7. Gorgeous work! The layers are fantastic! Happy Valentine's Day, Janelle!

  8. Beautiful card !!!! Love that rose !!!

  9. Oh wow! This is just gorgeous! I love the texture and distressing!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Your card is beautifull!!!!



  11. This is divine in all in beauty!!!! Beth aka BR-T

  12. What a beautiful card, love the rose and paper selection, great combo

  13. WoW! What a lovely card! Such a gorgeous flower and ribbon!

    Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  14. So beautiful and so elegant!

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

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  15. What a gorgeous creation! LOVE the flower! Happy Valentine's Day!

  16. i like this style so vintage!! i love the flower thanks happy Valentine`s day

  17. Janelle...this is gorgeous dear! Miss seeing you around...I need to drop by more often!! Hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day!!

  18. Wow! What a georgous card!! I LOVE the vintage feel!

  19. WOW, your card is amazing!!! I love the vintage look and the color combo is wonderful! great job!
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

  20. I love the romantic, vintage feel of this card! Happy Valentine's Day, Louise

  21. Beautiful collaged card with a vintage feel. Love the impression that all of this just happened to fall onto the card!
    Pam Hornschu
    The Pampered Stamper

  22. Pretty card!! LOVE the vintage feel!!

  23. Your card is an excellent combination of vintage and elegance. Very very nice!

  24. Hello Janelle - I am so-o-o glad I have you on my Blog List - I am juts loving your creations! This is DIVINE - you have used The Love Chapter so beautifully! What a romantic card with a gorgeous nostalgic feel! Your colours and distressing are perfect! Thank you Janelle for inspiring - you make my fingers want to get INKY! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda LOC Design Team

  25. Very elegant card. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

  26. super cute!!! thanks for sharing!

  27. Wow your cards are so elegant and wonderful!
    Best wishes ILo

  28. This is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! Love the flower is just makes this card. Beautiful work~

  29. Wow. I so can't do the vintage/distressed look myself, but love it when someone else does it well... like you with this card! Beautiful!

  30. Wow! Gorgeous vintage card! Love it!

  31. Oh so pretty! That wonderful flower and stitching just make this card!

  32. Janelle, this is stunniing! Happy Valentine Day!

  33. I love the vintage look on this card!

  34. I'm completely in love with the rose and ribbons on this card, it's gorgeous!

  35. oooh...i love this card! Love the shabby look and the flower looks so sweet!

  36. So VERY pretty! I love the vintage design! Thanks for sharing!

  37. Oh your card just ooozes romance. Love the flower so much too.

  38. Gorgeous! Love the vintage look to this pretty card!

  39. This victorian collage is lovely and romantic and very appropriate for the day. LOVE it!

  40. Gorgeous card! I love the flower!

  41. Gorgeous card, bigest blog hop I ever seen, off to hop

  42. Oops don't know if you got the 1st comment, gorgeous card

  43. oh my goodness! That rose is stunning! Beautiful Valentines Card!!!

  44. I'm lovin' the layers on this card. tfs

  45. Gorgeous card! Love the flower. Perfect!

  46. I love the vintage look, and all the fantastic texture in this card.

  47. Love your's beautiful!.

  48. This is gorgeous, Janelle! I love your shabby chic style. The layers on this card are beautiful.

  49. Your flower is fabulous! A beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

  50. Janelle, I love the romantic feel of card!

    Take care.

  51. Your card is just exquisite!! Love the vintage look and that beautiful rose!

  52. Beautiful card! Love it!

    Lea Kimmel

  53. gorgeous, romantic feel to your card! thanks for sharing!
    linda patti

  54. Love the old time elegant look of your card. Really pretty. Wish my brain would see things that way. Would love to be able to create something like your card. Thank you for sharing.

  55. Love simple cards like this one.

  56. This is really fabulous! I love how it's tattered and Distressed. And all of the dimension is fabulous!

  57. Wow! This is so beautiful! I loooove the vintage feel of this card! Love the rose, the background, the stitching and that stamped Love image! Superb!

  58. Janelle, this is so shabby chic fabulous - I am totally in love!!!!!!! Thanks so much for hopping with me on Valentine's Day!!

  59. Wow, this is a scrumptious card, Janelle!! I adore the tattered fiber elements and edges. A beauty!

    Sorry I took so long to get here, backed up from being out of town to welcome my grandson...well worth it though!

    Brand new granny hugs! LOL!

  60. Oh, I forgot to ask, may I add this card to our stampers gallery? I'd love it if you'd add it to our Flickr gallery. And anytime you post LOC, you are welcome to link that post to our LOC Facebook group! Everyone would love it when you share your lovely work!

    Blessings to you!


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