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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Love is in the Air blog hop!

Amber from Staying Crafty told me she was going to do a blog hop in honor of Samantha of Scrapmaster's Paradise, and how could I resist?  Samantha is newly married!!!  1-11-11!  Congrats Samantha!  So when you stop by her blog after mine, send your congrats to Samantha!
If you have come from Sea Steph's Creations, you are in the right place!  If not, you can start at the beginning of this blog hop with Staying Crafty cause you aern't going to want to miss a blog on this hop!  Lots of great inspiration and give aways!  And the grand prize of the hop is going to be 2 sets of your choice of the SP and Company stamps!  There is also a challenge at the beginning of the hop with Staying Crafty!  All of the blogs on the hop are listed at the bottom of this post!
When I saw the Artsy Heartsy Stamps so many fun things came to mind for me!  The first of course was to make a cut file with Make-the-Cut for the heart shapes so I could play around with them!  I have this file for free download here... Artsy Heartsy MTC file 
Come back tomorrow to see another project I've done with the Artsy Heartsy stamps and the MTC file!
I used the full heart page for this layout, and used the Chomas Creations engraving tip in place of the blade to engrave or etch onto a clear sheat of Grafix 12x12 plastic.  It is thin like a transparency. 

I then took the SP and Company Artsy Heatsy patterned stamps with StayzOn to randomly stamp inside some of the etched hearts.  Click on the picture to view it even better.
I added the plastic sheet on top of a white piece of cardstock, hiding the double sided adhesive behind my photo.  I then used Zip Dry to adhere the ribbon under my photo.  Zip Dry works fantastic with ribbon and you can't see it after it dries.  I used Make-the-Cut for the word "love" which I drew with my Wacom tablet and I will be sharing at a later date on my blog.  Click on the picture to view it even better.

I will admit to keeping scraps, all kinds of scraps, ribbon, paper, and now metal sheets of scraps.  That is how I made the hearts on my page, more details on the hearts are right below this blog post.  I used the Chomas Creations embossing kit on Ten Seconds Studio's metal sheet for these hearts.

Here is the completed page with my and my hubby!  Again click on the picture to see even more detail!

**Closed**Well if you have read this far, here is your reward, hehe!
Leave a comment on this post below for a chance to win a Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder and 10 pack of assorted Chomas Creations mini gel pens!  The rules are simple, only one comment per person!  Following is not required, but why not follow? hehe  I do need a way to contact you!  Very important!  I will leave the winners name on my blog as well after I pick it on Saturday, and you have a week to get back to me, or I will pick another winner.
Next and last on the hop is Samantha at Scrapmaster's Paradise so hop on by!  She has some awesome stuff in store for you!  And again, if you haven't started with Amber at Staying Crafty head there now for a great challenge!
I'm also having some specials on my blog!  You can get the Chomas Creations embossing kit, mini gel pen holder with all 20 mini gel pens, mini Sharpie holder and micro Sharpie holder with a micro Sharpie all for $100 shipped in the US!  And all of that for $105 shipped outside the US.
I also have the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder with 10 mini gel pens for $27.50 shipped in the US, or with all 20 gel pens for $32.50 shipped in the US. 
And I've also added a bunch of colors of micro Sharpies to my blog for those interested as well!

In case you got lost anywhere along the hop, here is a list of all the blogs on the hop!
Amber - Staying Crafty

Momo - Made by Momo

Linda -  Scrapcat Cards

Tracy - Craft Junkie Too

Stephanie - Sea Steph's Creations

Amy -  Chomas Creations

Samantha -  Scrapmaster's Paradise
Like what you see? Leave a comment to let me know!


Faith-Abigail Designs said...

This is so cute! What a great idea. I just discovered your blog in the blog hop and I'm now a follower!


Linda said...

Wow Amy this is wonderful! I love your idea!
Linda SP&CDT

annaandjuliesmommie said...

Very cute. The colors look great! Thanks for sharing. Mollie:)

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Wow, this is so great. I am already a follower of yours.
Cherylann (prinkles)

thescrapmaster said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the hearts in the background. You are so sweet!


Marianne said...

Great idea to draw the hearts and then place cuts inside of them. Thank you for the tip on using Zip Dry for the ribbon and for sharing your project.
you for sharing.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Tabitha said...

Love this idea of the clear transparency and engraving on it. You never run out of ideas. Love your picture. You two are just the cutest. Thanks for a chance to win. I already stalk- um I mean follow you LOL
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Elaine said...


Wonderful project!
Love the metal hearts!
Great picture of you & your husband.

Thanks for sharing & for the chance to win:)


Breanne said...

very neat. Love using the plastic and metal.


Summer said...

So cute, great project! Thanks for sharing with us all!

mereshupe said...

Beautiful project!!


Tess said...

Simply amazing. I love your art.
Tess (lil.ninja.peacock@gmail.com)

slotr04-scrapjazz said...

I love that pic of you guys!!! I think I am a follower already, but will double check. Thanks for inviting me Amy!! I love blog hops.

slotro4 at yahoo dot com

Bethany said...

What a fun idea for that set!

hla2425 said...

That is so cool!!! Very beautiful layout!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!


Craft Junkie Too said...

love your project :)

Brenda said...

Beautiful. Love everything about it

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Kerie said...

Wonderful layout!! Thanks for sharing :-)

4 wheelers at frontier dot com


Melissa said...

Where have I been hiding?!?! I didn't realize that Samantha got married on the 11th! Wow!

Love what you did with this Amy! Looks fantastic!


Alex said...

super project, really cute ! new follower :)

the condes at gmail dot com


Susan said...

Love this wonderful LO. The etching idea is great!

Penny said...

This is so creative. I love the layout.

Karen said...

Such a good idea. I am now a follower.


Reneeleeak said...

What a great layout! Everything is so pretty and I like how you colored in only some of the hearts.
Thanks for sharing with us!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Carrie K said...

Amy, you always amaze me with your work. You are so talented and inspiring!!
carriedan1 at live dot com

Kerry--Momma K said...

Beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing.


Kathy's-Krafts said...

What a great project...you are very talented. I am a new follower.

allie. said...

I love that you made a layout with you and your husband! It's cute for Valentines' Day or an anniversary.


Josie0602 said...

Fabulous layout! I always love your creations!! Your engraving tool is on my wish list!!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

tiarog said...

Beautiful page, love it.
Thank you

tt.scraps said...

Super cute! Thank you! :)

Wendy's Designs said...

Love the layout, thanks for the chace to win!

rebatw@yahoo dot com

Crafting in the pines said...

Pretty layout!
Nokitten at hotmail dot com

Mary Jean said...

wht a great layout!!! thanks for letting us hop to see you!


BunnyFreak said...

Love the project.

McVic said...

Great project!! I love this idea- looks amazing.

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Wonderful project!! I love cutting transparencies with my Cricut! :)

TFS and for the chance to win,
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cplamond @ hotmail.com

Anne said...

I really love your LO and your use of embossed metal is awesome. I have to try that technique soon. I have zero crafting budget since I was laid off in August so I'm hoping to win some of these fabulous stamp sets. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and inspiration. I'm a new follower.

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

AJoy said...

Thank you for sharing your project and the instructions! Love all the possibilities of embossing with the Cricut!


nginerd at gmail dot com

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

So cute. Thanks for sharing. I am now a follower of your blog.


handmadebymia said...

you have such an adorable idea for those hearts. love the results. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.


mahuntington said...

You have so many wonderful ideas.
Mary Ann
mahuntington at wavecable dot com

Kaye said...

Amy, as usual you are so very creative! I love the picture of you and your husband. Your embossing tools are the best!

Joana said...

WOW!! Great job! It's so beautifull :) Thank you for sharing your work.

postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

joann valdez said...

wow!!!!!this is really cute.thanks for sharing.

Cyndi said...

I love your project it is so pretty.

jenni said...

Great layout! I even have your embossing tool to make it!

Creative Cutter Retreats said...

That is such a great idea. TFS Cathie www.creativecutter.org

Lesley from WI said...

Great idea and a gorgeous LO. I love all the different hearts!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Cathe said...

Love it! You guys are great for doing this blog hop!



Jen said...

Woo hoo...I'm so excited to be your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime. jennyscards.blogspot.com
You did a great job... I love your colors and loved your creation. TFS

Melissa said...

Such a cute idea!!!

dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Natalie said...

Clever idea! I love when you do blog hops. So many new things to check out and follow.

Nana Jo said...

Love your work - am now a new follower.

Stephanie said...

Love your page.Would love to try these pens.

terriennz said...

that is too cute! does the cricut software the same as the gypsy? tfs. I'm already a follower! :) And thank you for a chance to win!

Terrie Barroso

Kathleen said...

I love your ideas and projects!!!
Very cute!!

hkatmom said...

This looks really cute!! I am now a follower of your blog.

Melissa said...

Really cute. My first hop and loving it so far. Thx for the inspiration.


moknowsall said...

wow - what creativeness.... i have the pen holder and pens... but nothing like this comes out of my mind..... just fantastic


Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow I love this page! Fun, simple, and yet complex at the same time hehehe! It's fantastic! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

VICTORIA said...

I am a follower. Love your creation and thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize.

also come visit my blog

Sarah said...

WOW! so cute a great idea--love it!


Distressed Love said...

What a cute Layout! Love it! What a great giveaway as well!



Gina said...

This is so cute! I love this idea. tfs.

Wendy said...

What a wonderful layout! I love all the hearts! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful blog candy.

wendy dot roos2boys at gmail dot com

Scrappin Time Gal said...

Great idea...Thank you for sharing...Great prize ...would love to win...


kkay214 said...

love the layout it is really cute!


maryanns said...

Amy, I have your mini Sharpie holder, and I really enjoy using it. Your project is adorable. Thanks for the tip of using Zip Dry with ribbon.


Angela said...

This page is so cute and you are so creative! Thanks for sharing all your inspiring ideas!

Cindylu2u said...

Beautiful LO, love the hearts!!

craftaholic said...

What a super Idea!! TFS!!! I love it!


Alicia said...

I love the embossing! You are talented!
bubblz190 at hotmail dot com

NanetteMT said...

Your layout is very pretty! I also became a follower.


Darlene said...

All I can say is WOW!

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Monica-FC said...

I am a follower and the layout was so cute. wonderful.

dlwidder said...

Fabulous project! Love the originality. TFS

Mariposa23 said...

Just when I thought I had all your tools, I missed the engraver! I wasn't sure how I would use it, but your layout was a great source of inspiration. It is definitely on my wish list now :).


Heather said...

Love the LO!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Vicki said...

Gorgeous. I'm already a follower. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Anna said...

Awesome layout. Love how you did those hearts. Great picture also.
I am now a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Vic said...

Love your project!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

SherriC. said...

Great LO, Amy, I love visiting your blog, you have the best ideas.....
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Daysie said...

Great layout! TFS. Where do you purchase the Ten Seconds Studios metal?


Lisa aka Myran said...

Amy, this LO is beautiful! I'm loving all the different hearts :)

Helen said...

This is so sweet! I love this idea! I love this blog hop and I am now following all of you Ladies! You ladies are inspirational!!!!

Karen said...

OMG!! I love your idea. Thanks for sharing

Jennifer said...

That stamp set is so cute, love your LO!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!


GiGi said...

That is so cool! I've never seen that technique done before! I am going to have to give this a try! TFS! and for the great giveaway!
booger1 at tds.net

Scrappinbutterfly said...

awesomeness! I have your gel pens and holder. I can't wait to get the embosser and sharpie holder with sharpies. Thanks for sharing all yor cool creations. Lots of inspiration here. :)

Ginger said...

I love the random hearts stamped on the card. It really adds nice color.

kimmisu said...

I love your ideas!!!

Lillian Child said...

Your projects are always so fun! Thanks for sharing!


Miranda said...

Super Cute! TFS I am now following!

mlenclade at gmail dot com


Amanda said...

I really like that technique and your layout is wonderful! Great job!
Amanda (als1048@gmail.com)

scrappydappydoodler said...

You always have the most creative ideas. Love the layout.
scrappydappydoodler at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Sooooo cute! Can't wait until I can be this creative. I too am now a follower.

Celeste B. said...

WOW!!! How amazingly beautiful!!! I absolutely love it!!! :) The colors are perfect; it's just so cute!!! What a fun hop, TFS!! Thanks for the chance too!

Celeste B.
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

My Crafting Time said...

What a gorgeous couple and a great LO. TFS. I'm a new follower.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Denise G said...

Very cute layout. The pattern hearts are great.


stefeni said...

So cute Amy. Love engraving.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com