Friday, February 11, 2011

SST Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sistas Scrap Too! second blog hop! We had so much fun with our first hop that we decided to do a hop once a quarter. This is the hop for the first quarter of 2011 and we are glad you decided to join us! We have 13 designers working on our theme for this hop, which is none other than Valentine's Day. We've put a twist on it, asking the designers to use the colors red, black, and white in their designs. We can't wait to show you what we've come up with! Some of the Sistas went the traditional route and used traditional colors for their projects. What would craftin' be without creativity and diversity?! We know you'll enjoy what lies ahead on the hop route!!

Remember, start at the beginning of the hop and work your way through each blog. Please leave blog love (comments) along the way and become a follower of the blogs so that you can see the beautiful creations year round and not just when we have a hop! There are Sistas who are offering blog candy and you never know where you'll find some so be sure to visit each participating blog. Thank you for joining us for our 2011 SST! Valentine's Day Blog Hop! We hope you enjoy the creativity...

For my project, I decided to make a box that measures 4 inches by 4 inches. I used a stamp from Club Scrap's Let Me Count The Ways kit for my background. My chipboard hearts and the word love are inked with Fired Brick distress ink and I added pearls for a little extra.

I hope you enjoyed my project(s)! Here is the list of participating blogs. I've made them clickable to make it easier for you to follow along the hop route. Don't forget to stop by and visit everyone. Leave some blog love and enjoy!

Lanita: you are here

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine Embellishment Swap

I am participating in a swap on the Cricut MB and for this swap you were to make a handmade flower, a stickpin and a charm and then present it on a tag. I have never made stickpins or charms before this. I used beads that I found at Walmart and corsage pins. My handmade flower is made from 8 scalloped circles inked, spritzed with water and crumpled. It's held together with a mini brad. For my tag, I added some patterned paper and then ran it through my sizzix machine using the swiss dots embossing folder. I added ribbon and a jump ring to hold my charm. Thanks for looking!