Monday, February 14, 2011

Virtual Valentine's Day Hop

Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate Valentine's Day Taylor has organized a Virtual Valentine's Day Blog Hop with lots of inspiration, eye candy and prizes along the way. So get comfy and get ready to hop...hop...HOP! 

Be sure to visit Taylor's blog The Quiet Moments for all the rules and details! You have until Thursday 6:00PM to leave comments on the participants blogs to be eligible for prizes from StampInsanity,  Meljens designs,  Pixie Dust Studio, Lizzie Anne Designs,  Christian Paper Crafts ,  Paper Pretties,  Karber Digital Images,  Di's Digi Downloads,  The Scrappychick Boutique,  Stampendous,  Pink Cat Studio,  Amber Ink,  Simply Betty Stamps, Mark's Finest Papers,  Dreamweaver's Stencils,  Chi Chi Memories,  Little Potato House, Kenny K digis,  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps


I'm sharing a card that I made for my hubby for Valentines Day using Amber INK digital stamps...


I used AmberINK's Love Bunny- Baby Cakes image for the card. This digital image comes with the option of using both rabbits with the cake or just one rabbit. I used the single rabbit image and duplicated it. I placed the images so their bunny noses were touching. I decided I didn't really feel like coloring with Copics so I went through my old stash of freebie digital papers and found these gorgeous papers by Nicole Young Designs. I scaled it down and placed it behind my bunnies on my photoshop page. Next I colored the rabbits in with a light blue color in PSE. I used the brush tool and reduced the opacity to about 35%. I added my sentiment in PSE. All that was left to do was print it out and add a bow. Easy peasy card for the hubby! 


and here is the list of Blogs on the Blog HOP
Taylor Usry - http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/
Libby Hickson - http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/
Cindy Coutts - http://cindycoutts.com/
Cyndi Bundy - http://scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/
Amber Hillman - http://ambersantics.blogspot.com/
Angelique Nederpel - http://scrapping-angel.blogspot.com/
Tanya Johnson - http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
Suzi McKenzie - http://mrsweyremaster.blogspot.com/
Cathy Wallington - http://ellieskeeperscreations.blogspot.com/
Pam Hornschu - http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Wendy Price - http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Patricia Hays - http://thinkingofinking.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Maria Levine - http://riacreations.blogspot.com/
Sandie Dunne - http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
Juanita Gillen - http://stampintwilghtmom.blogspot.com/
Janelle Stollfus - http://rainpuddlesdesign.blogspot.com/
Mary Collins - http://www.softangelkisses.blogspot.com/
Berenice Rendon - http://karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/
Cheryl Gorka - http://shestamps.blogspot.com/
Jessica Fitzgerald - http://jkfitzgerald.blogspot.com/
Dee Morris - http://sprytebyrd.blogspot.com/
Darsie Bruno - http://www.craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/
Sandy Allnock - http://acolourfulworld.blogspot.com/
Margie Cortina - http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/
Kathy Fronczak - http://pixieduststudio.blogspot.com/
Cat Darling - http://catscraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Joyce Martens (Jolara) - http://jolaras.blogspot.com/
Erin Leveille -http://stamptillucramp.blogspot.com/
Gudrun Loennecken- http://papirbloggen.blogspot.com/
Mackenzie Bruckler - http://midnightscramper.blogspot.com/
Melissa (Pink Cat) - http://pinkcatstudio.blogspot.com/
Patty Tanuz - http://cardsbypattytanuz.blogspot.com/
Emily Leiphart - http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.com/
Jane Matsumoto - http://whoopsiedaisy-jane.blogspot.com/
Kimme Leach - http://kimme-thelifeofaprincess.blogspot.com/
Kerry Kung - http://kerryischilling.blogspot.com/
Heather Lee-Reppen - http://inkonmyear.blogspot.com/
Rachel Sztonyk - http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Dove - http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/
Lysa Q- http://lysaq.blogspot.com/
Erica Johnson-Wanzer - http://www.inkedupandreadytoplay.com/
Tina Kiehn - http://kiehn10.blogspot.com/
Sugar Whiting - http://sugscardsnmore.blogspot.com/
Karin Martin - http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com/
Sunghee Chon - http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog/
Tanis Palmer - http://tannyps-rubbish.blogspot.com/
Lindsey Martin-Penny - http://www.bashfulblogging.blogspot.com/
Kristi Parker Van Doren - http://kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/
Julie Elak - http://www.lastminutecrafter.blogspot.com/
Alison Heikkila - http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Audrey E - http://hippieaud.blogspot.com/
Laura Drahozal - http://www.rememberinglifesmoments.blogspot.com/
Louise Healy - http://www.artfullyarticulate.blogspot.com/
Wendy Jordan - http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Lynell Harlow - http://www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/
Terrece Siddoway - http://www.made4ubyt.blogspot.com/
Liz Martin - http://www.blackcatsstudios.blogspot.com/
Kim Reid - http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/
Beth Ranney-Thomas - http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/ 

Almost forgot to snap a photo of these before DS went off to school with them. At about 2 o'clock yesterday we remembered we hadn't started his valentines yet....oops! So we sent the hubs off to the dollar store for lollipops and got to work on photoshop. I had shown DS a blog with a similiar project on it last week, so he was all about recreating them. We took a photo of him against a white drop cloth with his hand extended. Next we cropped out the background in PSE. Dragged some digital paper behind him and add a sentiment. He signed his name right on the photo in PSE using the Wacom tablet. After printing them out, I cut slits at the top/bottom of his hand. He threaded the lollipop stick through and secured them with tape. He's already told me that next year he wants to make those strawberry candy boxes...ughhhh! My oldest DS and I made those a few years back and they took FOREVER! Guess we better start earlier next year. ;)


     

77 comments:

Jane Matsumoto said...

This is simply adorable!! I love it! The bunnies are so cute!! Happy Valentine's Day, Wendy!

Erica said...

Too cute! Great card!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

That is so cute, I'm sure your hubby loved it:)
Happy Valentines Day
Suzi
xxx

Craftilicious said...

what cute bunnies :-)

gudrun said...

This card is do lovely. Happy valentines day. Xo

shersl84bed said...

Love your treat holders, fabulous idea!

ShersL84bed@aol.com

Karin said...

Wow, your digital projects are amazing!! The bunnies are simply adorable!

Sue said...

Love your bunny card !!!

Cheryl said...

Super cute little bunny card!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Kiksisworld said...

Love your card. The bunnys are s cute. Happy Valentins Day!

Hugs Kiksi

BlackBird said...

This two bunny´s are too cute.

Beth aka BR-T said...

I am so loving the valentines from your son!!!! Your the best mom ever!!! Beth aka BR-T

Jennifer Dove said...

love your card! the kiddos vday treats are hysterical! good thinkin!

Ann said...

Those bunnies are adorable!! Cute valentine also!

Allye said...

Your card is very cute and the Valentine's you made with your son is adorable!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Cute bunny card. Love the bow. love the kiddie's valentines, I too saw those but couldn't find the blog again!

Patricia H said...

Oh Wendy, you have totally rocked the clean and simple look on your bunny card! It is fabulous and I <3 it!

Your son's valentines turned out really cute, too.

silvia said...

Adorable bunnies!! Great card!!

Sugar said...

cuute card.. and how cute are those valentines??

Erin said...

Cute bunnies, and your sons card is very cute.

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a sweet card! And I love the idea for the valentines, will have to bookmark that for next year!

Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

jan farnworth said...

great project

Cathy said...

Adorable card, and such sweet bunnies. Love the tulle bow.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Cat said...

Your first card is lovely! Your son's Valentine's are adorable! How clever you are! Happy Valentine's Day!

Katie said...

Too cute!

marthahernandez said...

thanks for your bunny card!!! its so sweet!!!

Saskia said...

Oooh... so cute! And so yummy!

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

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Scrappychick said...

Oh, you are just such a digi smaty pants! This turned out very cool! Love the bunny image! Valentine wishes!!
Cyndi

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

TOO adorable!

Pam Hornschu said...

Wendy, I was fascinated with how you designed that card. Very cool! Love Willem's Valentines! I bet they will be the hit of his class.

Anne Marie said...

Super cute bunnies!

Brigitte said...

This is awesome!!! happy valentine's day!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Louise said...

Interesting technique, I've never used PhotoShop to create cards. Great idea on your son's cards! Happy Valentine's Day, Louise

Amberbop said...

Of course I love love love what you've done with the love Bunnies, but dangggggg girl, that Willem Valentine is friggin' brilliant.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Some wiil be the hit of the class today. Cute projects.

Kate said...

Me too! love those bunnies. They're well crafted and as beautiful as my real bunnies in their royal rabbit hutches.

Tracey said...

So sweet! Love your card!!

Lorraine said...

Such an adorable card - love the bunnies!

mobolilu said...

Wow your cards are so beautiful- especially the bunnies are so cute!

Best wishes ILO

Lisa said...

Love it!!!! this hop is so much fun!!

Chantal said...

Happy Valantines day!!
Got some hopping to do :D

Nice projects!

Lindsey said...

LUV your bunny card! I'm sure your husb did, too. ;) And your son's cards are brilliant!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

How cute is this bunny love card :o)

Sammibug said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the tulle bow!

Tanya said...

Very cute!! love the bunnies :)

Michelle Single said...

Those bunnies are so cute! And what a genius idea for the valentines!

Pam said...

How in the Hec??? Okay...I stand all amazed (no sacrilege intended) it's just that...WOW! I love how you shake, rattle and roll the digis but honestly...Willem must have been a very big hit today.

Julie E said...

What fun! Such a sweet card and what sweet treats. Too cute :>)

Janelle said...

Love those bunnies and those valentine's are sure a hit with the kids. Wonderful time to get to stop in on your blog. Happy day!

Juliet A said...

I love that white tulle on your card!

Kerry said...

The bunnies are so adorable, what a great card! And I love the Valentine project with the lollipop, super cool!

ms.espresso said...

both are very cute, makes me want to spend some time getting to know Photoshop better :)

sari said...

Such a sweet,sweet card for your hubby! Love the soft colors! And OMG!! Your sons cards...they are grreat! What a fun idea!!

Anke said...

Wow, You did a great job. I'm not good in digital, so I don's think I'm going to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Addicted to Crafts said...

Your cards are super cute!...thank you for sharing. You've inspired me to explore the use of my photo editing...thank you.

AnnetteASalinas@aol.com

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Great stuff!! LOOOOOVE your son's lollipop holders! Awesome!

Hannah Clark said...

Oh my goodness! Those bunnies are so cute!

Stephanie Zito said...

Awwwh! Too cute! And I love your little guy's Valentine's!

TannyP said...

So super cute, Wendy! I love the simple way you describe creating this card...and the fabulous way it turned out! Those valentines rock =)

Ronnie said...

Simply beautiful!!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is so delicate ....and look at those bunnies celebrating by doing the Valentine's Day Dance...so cute!!!

Ildiko said...

Gorgeous card, bigest blog hop I ever seen, off to hop
hugs
Ildiko

PS Love the lollies

Anonymous said...

cute bunnies, but REALLY like your son's valentines--clever idea!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Cat Spicer said...

I LOVE the CAS style of your card! SO AMAZING!

sunghee said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEk~!!! I'm totally copying your vday treats! How clever!!!
Again, clever to duplicate the same bunny to make the perfect couple! Faboulous as always!!!

Brennen said...

More cute bunnies. I'm going to have to visit Amber Ink after I'm done hopping. tfs

Heidi said...

What a cute stamp! Love this card.

Dawn said...

Cute bunny card Wendy! Love the created valentine card for your son.

Take care

Lillian Child said...

So dang cute!

Karen L said...

Darling bunny card....and WOW, those treat Valentines for your son are incredible!!

Lea said...

Love your creativity! TFS!

Lea Kimmel

Jennifer Moore said...

Love your card for your hubby. Very simple, but so classy. I saw that Valentine card idea too. Ya'll did an awesome job.

Terrece said...

What a cute Idea. Never would have thought to use an actual picture to make valentines!
The bunny card is too adorable. You are very creative.

Leona said...

Cute valentine's card.

Sheng said...

I love the simplicity of the card. The lollipop holders are cute.

KindredEsprit said...

Those bunnies are so cute! I love the soft effect with the background digi paper. And the tulle is such a nice touch! I looooove Willem's VDay cards and treats!

Taylor said...

You are a genius - I so love these!!! I am filing this away for future use :)

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