Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lot's of Love Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and Welcome To The Lots of Love Blog Hop!

This hop will be showcasing 14 different designers and their love inspired projects. If you are coming from Patti your right on track.  If you are just visiting and would like to join the fun hop on over to COURTNEY'S BLOG that's where the fun begins! We hope you have a great time hopping along and feel some love inspiration this Valentine's weekend! 

Now onto my Lot's of Love inspired project(s)!!

I was totally inspired to do a banner after seeing the adorable "Love Bug" on the create a critter cart. For the banner I used my cricut expression with the create a critter, storybook and alphalicious carts. I also cuttlebugged a few of the Marquee's behind the letters with a sixxix folder I got at michaels. (on sale of course!!) I blinged out two of the four corners on each Marquee with adhesive rhinestones and made a cute little bow for the "L". To string the whole banner together I used my new tool my Crop-A-Dile II which is a great tool to have. I punched the holes and used 3/16 heart shaped eyelets. Used red glittery ribbon to string thru the eyelets and there is my lovely banner.

***EDIT*** I forgot to mention how I made the letters glitter fabulous. I cut the shadow with bazzill bling and the top layer with plain red cardstock from stampin up. I use martha stewart glitter on the letters and once that dried I went over the letters with glossey accents. I love glossey accents it gives glitter that extra smooth shine! I hope everyone enjoys my little tips. :)


These cards were sooo simple and easy to make. I used K&Company Designer Paper and Stampin Up cardstock for the bases on both cards.

The two cards above I added some blingy rhinestones and also used my bakers twine for the first time from scrappymoms. The sentiment on the front is another sixxix mini embossing folder that came with the on sale pack. I inked the edges and added some martha stewart glitter to the letters to help them pop out.

For these cards I used some ribbon from michaels. I also added pink hot rocks and got to use my I Rock tool. That thing is so much fun. I want to bling out everything now!! The sentiment was cut from the Beyond Birthdays cart. I seperated the cut into 3 pieces on my gypsy so I could use different colors to make it pop.

Now onto the blog candy. Nom Nom Nom!!!
  I know all us cricut girlies go thru those blades pretty fast I am offering one package of cricut replacement blades. I'll also throw in a couple extra things but those are a surprise!! ;) To enter for the candy Please become my follower and  leave me a comment telling me what you think of my Lot's of Love projects.

This has been so great making these projects and I hope everyone goes and checks out all the other ladies on this hop. I have survived my very first blog hop!! Thank you Courtney for organizing all this and letting me join in on the fun.

Next head on over to Janice to see her lovely creation.

Here is the hopping list with links just in case you have lost your way.

1. Courtney "Krafty Keekerz"
2. Nikki "The Glamorous Side Of Scrapping"
3. Cindy (Cindylu2u) "Scrapping Room"
4. Erin "A girl and her craft box"
5. Shawnee
6. Mindy "Grammies Craft Room"
7. Cheryl "Nana's Creative Place"
8. Norma
9. Bree "Craft Scrapper"
10. Patti "Patti’s Paper Fun"
11. Amy "Amy Designs" **That's me!!**
13. Jen


  1. Amy your banner is absolutely perfect !! I hope you have it hanging in a central spot so your whole family can see it !! and your cards would be so cool to open when the mail comes !

  2. Great projects Amy. I love the banner! It is so cute!! Thank you so much for sharing with us.


  3. Your projects are fantastic! Love all the sparkle and shine! Thanks for the chance to win! I am your newest follower.

  4. Cute projects. Love the banner. Super cute
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  5. Your talent just shines, these are all fabulous!!
    miller 896042 at bellsouth dot net

  6. Love that banner and the cards!!! Absolutely wonderful. :)

  7. Your stuff is awesome, and that banner is just as cool in person, you are the most talented woman that I know.

    NOW GIVE ME THE NOM NOM NOM. (hahahaha)

    Love, Your Hubby

  8. oh emm gee!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the banner, and I love all the bright pinks! gorgeous! the recipients are going to love those! thanks for sharing!

  9. I Love, Love, Love your Love bug is just gorgeous...and I love your cards they are just too pretty...wish I had my husbands card made. I have been running late with things all week..Thanks so much for the inspiration..
    I'm a new follower..Would love it if you checked out my blog..

  10. Love love love the banner and the cards are beautiful.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  11. So cute! Love the banner! Great job!
    Bunny Vance

    bunnyvance at gmail dot com

  12. Great projects! LOVE the banner!!! The cards are super cute, too. :)

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  13. Hey Amy,

    I think it is wonderful:0) I have been to everyone's blog hop but I decided not to leave comments because I didn't want to take the chance of winning from someone eles :0) Keep up the great work!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Oh, I love your projects...especially the banner! So cute! Thanks for sharing...I'm a new follower!

    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

  15. Amazing! I love them all, especially the Love Bug banner! You worked really hard! Great work! Thanks for a chance to win! Im a new follower!

  16. New follower to your blog.

    Love Love Love that bug!!


  17. I love your projects!! your very creative. im a new follower.

  18. WOW!! love the super cute LOVE BUG banner just fabulous and lovely cards too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations!!

  19. Your projects are FANTASTIC! The love bug is adorable and the colors and papers you used are fantastic!


  20. Love the banner - it's adorable (and love the bling letters) and the cards are cute. I have the same paper but had a mental block. I like what you did - I will now be able to use the paper & finish the cards (although they'll be late!!!) New follower!

  21. You're right, NOM, NOM, NOM. I would love to win your blog candy because I have just eaten up (NOM, NOM, NOM) my paper cutting glitter chipboard. (GRIND, GRIND, GRIND). Very cute!
    New follower here. C'mon by my blog for more fun.

    Ellen @ cardmonkey at comcast dot net

  22. Oh my gosh! Love the banner, so cute! Love it, and the cards! TFS :)
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  23. Your Banner is sooo cute! I love how you made it glitter and sparkle. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop!!


  24. Your banner is just so super pretty. Thanks for sharing it, and those great cards.

  25. Love it all, It is all so pretty!!
    I have been wanting to make a banner for a birthday, but haven't tempted to do it yet.

    I am a new follower, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)
    I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  26. I love the banner - I am addicted to making them lately! And the cards are amazing!

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  27. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! That's all I can say! Love them all, especially the banner. Never really been a Create-a-Critter fan but some of the designs I have seen using that cart are just adorable. Yours is one of them. Thanks for sharing and for offering a chance at some cool goodies! I'm following!

    Anne (Anniebee)
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  28. Very pretty project. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  29. Love your projects, especially the colors! Excited to start following you.

    Thanks for Sharing

  30. Oh my gosh really cute project.
    I became a follower.
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net