"Love, Love, Love...I Want Your Love"! (Apologies to Lady Gaga)


 Welcome to the Virtual Valentine Blog Hop instigated and promoted by the most patient and creative person that I know...Taylor Usry. If you are just beginning your journey, be sure to hop over to her blog, The Quiet Moments, to start from the beginning...not a requirement, but far more organized. If you hopped here from the amazing Cathy Wallington's blog, you are on the right track. Have you seen how many are taking part in today's hop? This is almost as big a love-fest as Woodstock...not that I would know...kind of before my time...sort of. Since I know you will be madly hopping and, of course, leaving lots of love along the way, I will refrain from giving you an abundance of details on my projects. However, if you have any questions regarding these projects, please leave your email address with your comments, and I will get back to you. I tried to cover each of the teams that I am fortunate enough to design for. The first card was created using Dreamweaver Stencils, with some paste-embossing, some machine embossing, and Metallic F/X for shimmer. Perfect for a Valentine, wedding, or anniversary.

Dreamweaver Stencils' Damask (LX7001) and Flower Heart (LG724)
Matte White (DEP) and Matte Black (DMBP) Embossing Paste
Pixie Blush Metallic F/X (FX09)

 This card was created using Lizzie Anne Designs images, and is my hubby's Valentine card this year. The sentiment is computer generated, and is one of my DH's favorite puns...yes, I know, painful isn't it? But you GNOME you've got to love it! I paper pieced the gnome, used some fun papers and jumbo brads for the manly touch. The sentiment on the inside is from the same Lizzie Anne set and says, "Make gnome mistake...I think you're pretty great".

Lizzie Anne Designs December Mix, "Warmest Thoughts"
Stampendous White Embossing Powder (EP100)
Basic Grey and Deja Views printed papers


This final card was one of my slightly over-the-top creations that I do on occasion. I was aiming for that vintage look of old wedding and anniversary cards like my dad always bought for my mom. Using new images from Stampendous and beautiful Crystal Embossing Powder, I went for the dimensional look of a tent card with lots of bling and pretty.

Stampendous Ornate Heart Cling (CRV143) and Petals Nouveau (CRR117)
Crystal Embossing Powder (EP050)
Class A' Peels Dot Scallop Border (AC724MRS)

Be sure to leave some love (especially since this ensures you more opportunities to win some of the over twenty prizes being provided by our wonderful sponsors as listed below). For more info, hop back to Taylor's blog at the end of your happy hopping session. Make sure to have the laces tied tightly on your cyber-sneakers, as your next stop is my fun friend and teammate, Wendy Price!




- StampInsanity - with a set of choice for one winner

- Meljens designs - 4 digis to one winner

- Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis to one winner

- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate (donated by Taylor U)

- Christian Paper Crafts - 1 year general membership

- Paper Pretties - 3 total winners: 1 person will receive Timeless Love stamp set; 2 people will receive 5 digis of their choice from the store

- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner

- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digi images to one winner

- The Scrappychick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads to one winner

- Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to 1 winner

- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of winner's choice to one winner

- Amber Ink - $10 gift certificate (and more if people use an Amber Ink product - see deets on their blog)

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Simply Betty Stamps
- 3 digis of the winner's choice

- Mark's Finest Papers - set of their choosing to the winner

- Dreamweaver's Stencils - a couple stencils, pearlescent embossing paste and a palette knife

- Chi Chi Memories - Meaning of Love Digi Stamp Set to one winner (

- Little Potato House - $20 gift certificate

- Kenny K digis: 4 digis to one winner

- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: winners choice of 2 images

















Comments

Brigitte said…
Your cards are just Stunning!!! I particularly love the first card! Thanks for sharing
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com
Jane Matsumoto said…
WOW! What a beautiful set of cards... so elegant! Love the paper pieced gnome! Happy Valentine's Day, Pam!
Erica said…
All of these cards are amazing. Love the white embossing on the gnome and the black and white one is so elegant!
Mrs Weyremaster said…
Gorgeous creations, love the Black and White Heart Card, all that wonderful texture:)
Happy Valentines Day
Suzi
xxx
shersl84bed said…
Adore your cards. I would love to know more on how you did your first one. I have never seen one like that before, its fascinating!

ShersL84bed@aol.com
Karin said…
Beautiful projects, but that Gnome is just the cutest :)
Sue said…
Love your cards !!!! The black and white is my fave !!!
Cheryl said…
Beautiful work!

Happy Valentine's Day!
BlackBird said…
Great valentine cards.
Beth aka BR-T said…
Oh these are all so fantastic I love the gnome card best! Beth aka BR-T
Jennifer Dove said…
you HAVE been a busy girl!!! love'n your cards!
Amber (bambi64) said…
Beautiful cards. Love the black n white one the most. So striking!
Ann said…
OMG!!! Wowsers!! Your cards are absolutely georgous!! Thank you for sharing!!
Katie said…
I love the pink & black together, that is stunning!
Allye said…
Great cards, you are very talented!
Patricia H said…
1. The contrast of the pale pink against the black is very striking! The airy bow is so pretty.
2. Once a pun a time... ;) I really like how you paper pieced the gnome! He's so cute. I like the unique way you did the left border of the card too.
3. You did a super job with the vintage look! Those roses are gorgeous.
Kristi said…
love black and white...I love both of the cards here
silvia said…
Great cards!! I Love, LOVE, Love, the black and white~ it's elegantly striking :)
bc2ucla said…
I never thought of bold back and white for a valentine!
Sugar said…
oh wow! those are amazing!! fabulous!
Erin said…
You have been busy, great cards.
Sprytebyrd said…
WoW! What beautiful cards! Love the heart one, so elegant! The gnome is adorable and your over-the-top card is just STUNNING! Great job!

Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments
Liz Martin said…
Oh, I love them all, Pam. The pink and black is classy; the gnome is fun; and you hit the mark with the vintage-y lavender and silver.
marthahernandez said…
i liked black and pink colors combination!!! thanks for your work!!!
Cathy said…
Stunning creations Pam. I aprticluarly love the monochrome heart, very stylish and effective.
Hugs
Cathy xx
Saskia said…
Beautiful work, so elegant!

Hop, hop, hop... to the next blog!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)
wendyp said…
oh my goodness! Pam! All three are gorgeous! cracking up at the gnome sentiment! LOVE the embossed split image card! And that tent card...WOW! Gorgeous!!!!
Scrappychick said…
Girlfriend, I don't even know where to start! ALL your projects are fabulous, AS ALWAYS!! Hugs and Valentine wishes!!
Cyndi
These are all wonderful! Wow!! I love the simple elegance of the pink and black, the adorable gnome w/ the papers and layout you used (rockin' piecing) and the purple hearts and flowers is just gorgeous. What a great hop!
Anne Marie said…
Gorgeous cards!!!!!
Louise said…
Gorgeous cards Pam! I love what you did with the Dreamweaver stencils. I forget to use that technique, thanks for the reminder! Happy Valentine's Day, Louise
Very elegant cards. Thank you for sharing. Just love them.
Lorraine said…
Beautiful, unique creations! The last one is my fav!
mobolilu said…
Wow your projects are realy great!
Best wishes Ilo
Lisa said…
Super cute!!! love it!
Lindsey said…
All of these cards are fabulous (and the gnome one is too funny) but your black and white heart? Stunning. :)
Chantal said…
Happy Valantines day!!
Got some hopping to do :D

Nice projects!
This is great~~love your srt!
Sammibug said…
Awesome cards! Love them all but the purple one is my favorite! Thanks for sharing your creations! Happy Valentine's Day!
Tanya said…
all your cards are stunning! but I have to say my favorite is the purple one :)
Michelle Single said…
Love that black and pink card! So stunning!!!!
Julie E said…
What beauties. I really like that way you cut the hearts in half and swapped out the colors.
Janelle said…
Oh my word, Pam! I love all of these cards. Between elegant and cute to elegant all of them are so well done. Just fabulous work. Happy Valentine's Day!
Juliet A said…
My favorite is the split negative one!
Kerry said…
OMGosh, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Happy Valentine Day!
Wendy said…
Are you kidding me Pam??? These are sooo beautiful!!!!! Love, love, love them!!! I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!
ms.espresso said…
Wow, fun set of cards! I'm sure your hubby loved a card with his fave pun- nice touch ;)
sari said…
Love all your cards...but maybe the first one alittle bit more...it looks so sweet & elegant!
Anke said…
I like your first card best. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love your cards!...the techniques you used on them made them beautiful...thank you for sharing.

AnnetteASalinas@aol.com
Kraftin' Kimmie said…
Your cards are so elegant and pretty! Thanks for sharing!
Hannah Clark said…
Your cards are AMAZING! I love the heart in the first one, especially. Fantastic!
Pam said…
Elegant, fun and pretty. You got it all girl!
sunghee said…
NOw the song is stuck in my head! Wow wow wow~!!! Wonderful cards you made here! Love all the details you put into every single one.
Stephanie Zito said…
Your cards are stunning! I love the 1st one with the embossing paste - I really need to try that! Thanks for the inspiration!
Pam, these are all really scrumptious! Of course I am partial to the pink and black one. How did you apply the Metallic f/x ( and was it the color "pixie blush"?) onto the matte black paste...did you dust it while it was wet or did you let it dry and then tap it with Stamp & Stick ink and stencil it on? Way pretty! And love the punnie gnome card too. And the victorian card is LOVELY ....GOOOO PAMMIE!
Ildiko said…
Gorgeous cards Pam, bigest blog hop I ever seen, off to hop
hugs
Ildiko
Cat Spicer said…
Thanks for getting GaGa stuck in my head Pam! LOL. LOVE all your cards, the paper pieced beard is the BEST!
Brennen said…
Stunning cards. Absolutely gorgeous. tfs
Heidi said…
Gorgeous cards - I especially love the one with the "vintage" feel. So elaborate!
margie c said…
Stunning cards! I love the details and vintage-y feel to them! Great job :)
hugs, margie
Dawn said…
Hello Pam,

I just love the white embossed gnome card. I will have to try that such a great idea!

Take care
Lillian Child said…
That split heart card design is simply stunning - so very beautiful!

http::/lillianchild.blogspot.com
Karen L said…
Oh my goodness, I am in AWE!! Your cards are so stunning, and that gnome one still has me chuckling!
Lea said…
Love your cards! Especially the purple card, my favorite color!

Lea Kimmel
Jennifer Moore said…
Gorgeous cards! I love the first one best. I like how you alternated the pink and black on the heart and background.
Terrece said…
Wow Pam your cards are gorgeous! But then I wouldn't expect any less from you. You did a fantastic job. Makes my floating heart look to simple. Glad you are on my team!!!
Leona said…
Like the cards especially the pink and black combo heart card.
Sheng said…
Cute cute cards.
Marijane said…
Whoa!!! I love that first card. What a beautiful effect created by the embossing and the positive/negative appearance!
KindredEsprit said…
What lovely, detailed cards! I especially like the gnome card!
Taylor said…
I'm seem to remember getting some grief for sharing 3 cards for this...and yours are WAY better than mine!! Love them all - but that little gnome is too darn cute :)

Thanks so much for hopping with me on Valentine's Day!!

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