Friday, February 4, 2011

{crafty} Feel the Love Blog Hop

If you have gotten here from Kathy's blog at Kathy & Kids you are in the right spot!

I started pulling paper for this card and had a pile of reds, pinks, black, and many others and ended up paring it down to red and this kind of khaki color. I think I spent more time picking paper than anything else, which is really nothing new for me.

I made the card base using my Gypsy and the Storybook cart. I chose a label, duplicated it twice and overlapped and lined them up so that it looked like a continuous border then welded it to a rectangle. Im sure if I searched a little bit more I could have found a border similar to what I made, but thats the genious of the Gypsy, right? I lined the inside of the card so the border of the card would stand out.

I also used Storybook for the frame. Designers Calendar for the "Be Mine" heart, and Create a Critter on the heart negatives. I stamped the sentiment with CTMH stamps and ink and finished the card off with silver pearls, red bling, and twine.

Hope you like it!

Your next stop on the hop is Michelle at Holy Cricut.

Here is the blogger list for this hop in case you get lost along the way.
1. Jamie at Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My!
2. Karel at One by One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity
3. Nikki at The Glamorous Side of Scrapping
4. Elizabeth at Skittles and Scrapbooks
5. Brittni at Life's Musings
6. Jesi at Jesi's Things
7. Ellen at Card Monkey
8. Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper
9. Casey at Simple Joy Crafting
10. Jenny at Crazy about Cricut
11. Shannon at My Scrappy Creations
12 Meagan at Beyond Paper
13. Jessica at Creative Stamper
14. Jill at The Scrapaholic
15. Katy at Crazy Mommy Katy
16. Aimee at Little P's Momma
17. Kathy at Kathy and 3 kids
18. Amanda at Something Sorta
19. Michelle at Holy Cricut
20. Kathy at The Beautiful Life
21. Angie at A Tuttle Time
22. Angela at Created with Joy

Happy Hopping!


  1. very cute! thanks for sharing :)

  2. Sweet card for the hop ... and then I went on to your other posts and LOVED the punny ones and your techniques. I'll be scrap-lifting some of them, THANK YOU for the inspiration!


    TY for hopping along with this great group... nice to meet you!

  3. how lovely! thanks for sharing this.

  4. wow that is so pretty...great job

  5. Beautiful card! I love the scallop on the front!

  6. Now that's just gorgeous. Can I borrow it? The idea, that is?

  7. Very cute! I also take forever to pick out paper!

  8. sweet card thanks for sharing


  9. Loved the card!! i am going to have to get that cartridge...

  10. Wow! That card is lovely! I'm a new follower of your blog and can't wait to lurk around and see your other projects which I'm sure are just as lovely.

    Hip Hop and Awaaaaayyy!

    Email: QC Kelsey
    Visit Blog: Crystal Case Creative Creations

  11. I love this card---the colors are so unusual and fresh looking! Thanks for sharing! ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or

  12. What a cute card and the colors are very crafty if that makes sense to you. It's non-traditional and traditional combined.


  13. What a cute card! I love it and thank you for sharing how you did it. My gypsy and I are not the best of friends yet. I am working on it on my end! I think you have an adorable blog... you have some fun cooking/recipee ideas too... I am a happy new follower! pjritsema at gmail dot com

  14. that is an adorable card!! thanks for sharing!

  15. I love your card I still haven't done much with my cricut to make cards thanks for the nudge to try.

  16. this card is so cute!

  17. What a wonderful card.
    Thanks for Sharing!

  18. this card is so pretty! I love the border and the beads!

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  19. Pretty card. I am a new follower

    Thank you,
    countrygirlin_md at

  20. Pretty card!!
    am a new follower!!!
    Imogene Walker

  21. love the idea

  22. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

  23. Great attention to detail in making this card. It looks wonderful!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Suzanne Q
    ssqueen at

  24. Amanda,

    Your card is stunning!!! :) I love the red with the khaki (all your time paid off!)! And I love the negative of the hearts that you used on the left!

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  25. Lovely card. I am now proud to call myself one of your newest followers =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com

  26. Hi Amanda, I love your card, the colors are so pretty together! Karen<3

  27. I love this card, all your creations have the best look to them. TFS

  28. You did a fantastic job

  29. Amanda-

    LOVE the card. the colors you chose are perfect. I never even thought to use my gypsy to make a border like that on a card! what a great idea.

    thanks so much for sharing and for joining my hop,