Sunday, January 20, 2013

Clearly iStamp January Blog Hop

This month our blog hop at Clearly iStamp centers around the theme Something New. I just happened to get some new glitter paper and a set of treat tubes and boxes that I'm decorating with a stamp set that's new to me, and maybe to you.

In fact, if you leave a comment on my blog, you may be the lucky person to be chosen to receive my stamp set free later this week. There will be one winner from every DT member's blog.  Winners will be chosen by 5pm eastern time on Wednesday, January 23rd.

I will contact my winner on Thursday, January 24th, by email, with an attachment of the zip file of this digi set. So please be sure to leave your email address in your comment.

I chose to use the colored digi set called Heart Hugs to make another valentine for one of my granddaughters. This set has gray and pink, brown and pink, and brown and red color combinations.

I chose the little gray bear to go with my new Black and Gray glitter paper pack. I used all three colors that were in the paper plus two pink sheets that were in a Martha Stewart pack I got last year for Valentine's Day.In order to maintain the sparkle and shine, I printed my images and sentiments on a 4" x 6" piece of glossy photo paper.
I used the Deconstructed Sketch 85, rotated on its side, for the design of my card. 
The treat tube is another new product I hadn't tried until yesterday. I enlarged the "Be Mine" heart to 1.5" which was a perfect fit for the small die cut box. I pop dotted the heart on the front and made a tag using the original size of the sentiment and some scraps of the glitter paper. With eight grandkids I have only 7 more to make, so I kept it simple and filled it with m and m's.
I always appreciate your comments, so be sure to leave one to have a chance to win this fun set of images. Here is the line-up of the rest of the blog hop with the stamp set they're offering. In case you didn't start at the beginning,  you can find at the Clearly iStamp blog.
Clearly iStamp
Lisa - Have a Heart
Sarah T. - Tweet Houses
Cassie - Little Chickie
Deonna - Charlie Horse
Jen - Mr. Spike
Kathy - Cheeps
Vickie - Heart Hugs (that's me, you're here!)
Linda - Tiny Dinos

I'm sharing these projects with the following Challenges:
The Deconstructed Sketch #85
Paper Creators Crafts #3 - Love is all around
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Y for Yummy (my treat holder)
Crafty Catz  #166- Anything but a card (my treat holder)
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge- give a gift
Craft Us Crazy #35 - Valentines/Love (and/or use the color red)
Crafting for All Seasons - Something New ( my glitter paper and treat holders/boxes)

Valentine's Card and Treat Tube Recipe:
Digital Image - Clear Dollar Stamps "Heart Hugs" Colored
Paper - Close To My Heart Black and Gray Glitter Papers, Martha Stewart Enchanted Woodlands mat pad (pink papers), Epson Glossy photo paper
Accents - Michaels silver ribbon, CTMH Red/Pink Sparkles and Who's Your Valentine treat tubes and die cut boxes and black hemp
Tools - printer, Martha Stewart heart border punch




bumblebee creations said...

oh how sweet is this card--loving that image-what a fuzzy cuddly bear!!

Kathy D. said...

You have some lucky grandkids! I'm sure she will love all the glitter.

Jen said...

Love all the sparkles, Vickie! Have a blessed day!!

Marsha said...

Girls and glitter. She should love it. I love using pre-colored digitals. What a great set with three colors and all those wonderful sentiments.

Debi said...

The adorable bear was the first thing that caught my eye (cause I always send a bear card to my sorority sister, to remind her of our SigNu bear mascot). And then I saw all that amazing glitter. Thanks for the inspiration. I just got those treat tubes myself.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is so adorable! I love it!

Edwina said...

I just bought this digi set this past week. I love it so much. I love your card. So cute! The little gift is wonderful! Someone will feel really special. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown PS. If I win can I get it as a gift for a friend since I have this set?

LINDA M said...

What a sweet card and treat holder.
The glitter paper really sets off your teddy image.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said... utterly adorable is this and with all the softness and sparkle.

Suzanne Roseberry said...

Love your card! Really enjoy the different colors and sparkles you used in your background! And, your pen work is fantastic! The bear is so cute!

Also, love the Valentine favor you made. You have inspired me to make them for my sons' teachers!

I am a follower of your blog, and I look forward to seeing your new creations in the future.

Thank you for a lovely blog hop!

Thank you,

KristiDaroci said...

Love your projects and all the glitter!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your card. Want to hug this cute bear. Please sub the symbols in parens & remove the blanks in my email address:
sunshine_honeybee2004 (at sign) yahoo (dot) com
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Gail said...

Oh I love this bear and the collection! You did a wonderful job on your card and I like the glitter. The Candy projects is a great idea as well! Thanks for the hop!

Tammy said...

Your creations are adorable Vickie! I love your sparkly card and the fabulous candy holder!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Tammy x

Debbie said...

What an adorable bear and the card looks so glittery!
Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts


Valentina said...

This image is so sweet! and sparkling colours make me happy!
thanks for sharing at craft us crazy

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Donna said...

Wow! I love all the sparkle. And what a nice added gift. Your image is perfect. Thanks for the fun hop! drinckel (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Aunty Sue said...

So sweet and thanks for sharing at crafty Catz this week

carol said...

hiya,,,lovely creation, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Dawn Lancaster said...

All that glitter! Thanks for playing at Crafting for all seasons this time!
Dawn xx

Pat said...

Lovely projects, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge this week.

Pat xx