Saturday, February 8, 2014

2014 Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to our 2014 Valentine's Day Blog Hop!
Circlet Valentine's Day Blog Hop
If you came from Diane (Di&Co)'s blog then you are right on track.
If not then you can start the hop at RockinRenee's blog
so you won't miss any crafty goodness.
***And she has blog candy**
Today we are highlighting Valentine's Day inspired projects.

I am super excited to be taking part in this blog hop
{my very first as a contributor}
and hope you enjoy what I have created to share with you today.
I started with one of my new Cricut cartridges, Simple Holiday Cards.
I loved how the scattered hearts looked
and thought they would make a great card front.
When you cut the cards on this cartridge
your Cricut cuts the front and back all at once.
All you need to do is fold it in half and
add the liner to the inside to have a completed card.
I thought this cut would make a wonderful background.
I cut the card at 4 in. then trimmed around
the hearts to create the 4 x 5.25 in. card front.
I added polka dot design paper behind then attached it to the card base.
I found this wonderful banner cut on
another newbie cartridge, Creative Holiday Cards.
I cut it at 6 in., trimmed the front piece a little, sponged up the edges
and attached the banner front with foam tape.
To finish off the card I added this sweet little couple to the corner.
*Card base 4.25 x 5.5 in.
*Card front cut at 4 in. from the Cricut Simple Holiday Cards cartridge.
*Banner cut at 6 in. from the Cricut Creative Holiday Cards cartridge.
*Bear image called A Gentle Touch from Crafty Sentiments Designs.
*Design paper from the Black and White paper pad from Recollections.
*Sentiment from Craft Smart {distributed by Michaels}.
*Copic markers C-3, BV23 , R21 and 100.
*Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad.

Now I'll send you off to your next blog hop stop at Angie's (TiffysMom) blog.
I hope you enjoyed my card and will come back real soon.
I've added the complete blog hop list below in case you need it.
May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,

And here is the entire blog list:

1. RockinRenee - I came, I saw, I created.
2. HappyScrapper64 - Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker
3. gonescrappin -
Col's Creative Corner
4. Hrvatica  -
Croation Crafter

5. Scootingranny - Scootingranny's World
6. MamaC - Carolyn's Creative Corner
7. Greenie8705 - Gina Beana's Crafts
8. MariaJ - Stamp, Cut, Create!
9. Di&Co - Creating Is Like Breathing
10. Dragonfly50 - Designs by Dragonfly YOU ARE HERE
11. TiffysMom -
Angie's Paper Passion GO HERE NEXT
12. *Violette* -
Whimsical Treasures

13. cricutaddicted - ScrappingForMoreFun
14. LoriSjogren - The Singing Shell
15. Scrapalette - Around the Block with Scrapalette

Please join me and play along with these terrific challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Love is in the air 
Loves Rubber Stamps #89 Anything goes (used Crafty Sentiments)
Cut It Up #38 Valentine's Day
Craftin Desert Divas #24 Pink, red and /or white
Jo's Scrap Shack #36 Anything goes
Fantabulous Cricut #196 Seeing red (or pink or white)
Bitten By the Bug 2 Valentine heart
Paper Pretties #296 Valentine/love
Simon Says (Mon) Love notes
Simon Says (Wed) Have a heart
Crafts 4 Eternity #162 With love


  1. This is so cute and I love the polka dot hearts.
    Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. What an adorable card! I love the banner and bears!

  3. What a delightful card! The little bears are just adorable and the sentiment is wonderful! Thank you for using the latest card making cartridges, too! I think I NEED these carts!

  4. Awww, what a sweet card! I love how you put your own spin on the Simple Holiday Cards project. I just got the cart and can't wait to play around with it.

  5. This is a very sweet card. Really like how you cut out the layer to go on top of the card and trimmed it, making a pink mat to go on top. TFS!

  6. Now I have to get this love love your card!


  7. Cute cute cute - I love how you added the extra design details to the Simple Cards! It perks it up perfectly!

  8. Great way to accent the Cricut card-cute bears! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  9. Love what you did here and am so glad you were in the Blog Hop so I could SEE.

  10. Such a cute card! The bear image is adorable and I love all the polka dot hearts! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up and Craftin Desert Divas! :)


  11. Love the black polka dot/pink color scheme on your card! I like these carts with ready made cards too, especially when you are in a hurry. The teddy bears are just adorable!

  12. Adorable card. Love that polka dot background paper and the cute bears.

  13. I love this! I have this cart, but have not tried it yet. Will have to pull it out! I love the bears. Bears and cats are my 2 favorite things to stamp & color. TFS. Hopping away.

  14. Cute, cute, cute! Great way to think outside the cart(ridge!) TFS : ) Christine

  15. This is a very creative way to build on a Cricut card cut. I love the cute bears on the bottom. Nice inking to compliment the pink and the black. Thank you for joining FCCB this week.

  16. Cute card! I love the way the hearts look in the background and the bears are adorable. Thanks for joining the Seeing Red challenge at FCCB!

  17. The hearts really say '"look at me". This is fun and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Come back real soon.
    Blessings, Carole (DT WAW)

  18. Love these bears, super cute card
    Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

  19. So cute! Love the way the bears and the banner are popped up!

  20. Super cute card! LOVE the black and white polka dot hearts! Thanks so much for sharing with us at FCCB, BBTB2, Craftin' Desert Divas, and Cut It Up!!!

    Mollie's Motif

  21. D~, I really love how creatively you used the Simple Cards Cartridge. What an adorable card. I love your teddy bears, your coloring is fantastic! It had been wonderful hopping with you today!

  22. Cute, cute, cute! The scattered hearts are the perfect background for those very adorable little bears!

  23. Love the and all the different elements you used!

  24. I love how the dotted paper shows through the hearts!

    Thanks for linking to our Valentine challenge at Cut it Up!

  25. Cute card - love the black/white paper behind the hearts; gives it such a pretty touch.
    MB: caffinee

  26. Adorable card -- love the sweet bears!!

  27. This is such a cute card! I love that you used the polka dot paper behind these hearts. Love the card base and those bears are just precious! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  28. Oh so very pretty!! Love it!!! The polka dot hearts are great! Thank you so very much for joining our ' Valentine Heart' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  29. Super cute card! I love the fun little bears~they are adorable!! The polka dot hearts look awesome too! Great card:)
    Sherrie k

  30. This is so cute, and I agree with you the hearts make a great card front! Thanks for joining FCCB's "seeing red" challenge this week!

  31. This is really , really cute !!! I love the little bears !!! Thank you so much for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack and at BBTB2 and at Craftin' Desert Divas !! Hope you join us again :) !

    Mayra DTM

  32. OMgosh this is so super cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  33. What a cute card, the cut out hearts are such a great overlay! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  34. This is just too cute. The card design you chose is fabulous and the bear couple make it a perfect Valentine. Dawn, I just love this one.

  35. Fabulous card - love the background of hearts! Adorable. TFS

  36. This card is adorable D! I love the heart's cut out and backed with that cute polka dot paper! Makes the hearts really pop! I also love those cute little bears and your banner just finishes off this card perfectly! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  37. I have not yet seen this cut on a cartridge!!! TFS...It is ADORABLE!!!
    love the PRETY banner!!! Great job my friend!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  38. This is such a CUTE card, D! I really love the polka dot paper that you used as a background - it really made the hearts POP, and the little bears are so adorable! I wish I could use copics (or anything else) to make something that cute!

  39. Really sweet card! The background is just are the bears!

    Thanks for sharing at Craftin Desert Divas and good luck in the draw!

  40. Such a sweet card. Great design. We sure are happy to have you join us this week at Loves Rubber Stamps. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  41. Gorgeous creation, I love the cut out hearts and awesome job on the image! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week and using one of our images!

  42. Wohoo! I love how you made hearts background!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and using one of our images! We're gonna have another fun tomorrow. Come check and join us ;)
    Hugs, Mikha

  43. Super cute card :) Thanks for playing along with us at Jo's Funday Friday Challenge

  44. So cute, D! I love the bears and the heart background. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart!

  45. Great card. I have not seen a cut with this Cricut cartridge before. I will have to check it out. It really is lovely with the black polka dots.

    Thanks for joining our love challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  46. How sweet! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs AND Loves Rubberstamps! We hope to see you play along with us BOTH again soon!

  47. What a sweet card! The bears are too cute! Thank you for joining the blog hop and sharing your creativity!


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