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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentine's Day Blog Hop.... Stop #4

HELLO AND WELCOME to your 4th stop on the Valentine's Day Cards Blog Hop...  If you just arrived here from: Elaine, you are hopping along the right trail!  If for some reason, you stopped here first…just click on Cupid (below) for a list of all blogs...Please start with Ellen, our Hostess with the Mostest (#1 CardMonkey):

Ok, now to the reason you stopped by...CARDS!  I had so much fun making my family their Valentine's Day cards.  All animals were cut using the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge. The letters were cut using the Alphalicious cartridge.  These my two favorite cartridges so far...

Card #1 is for my hubby...."Whale You Just Kiss Me!...I wuv you!"  We love to make big pucker lips....
I cut the whale at 4inches using black (shadow), baby blue glitter (layer 1), and silver grey (layer 2).  Card is baby blue glitter cardstock. I  just love how the puckered glitter red lips turned out...so I made two whales!


Card#2 For my 2yr old daughter...
I made a cute Hawaiian bear card, that says, "I LAVA YOU!"  I say this to her all the time, so I was so excited that the Create a Critter cart had the volcano.  I turned the little dress into a flowery mumu and added stickles for BLING.

Card# 3 is for my 12yr old son...When he was a baby, I used to sing to him, "You are my sunshine..my only sunshine.."  When I found some cheerful ribbon with this sentiment, I had to incorporate that into his Valentine's day card.
This is card features one of my favorite things, Treat Cups from Stampin-UP!.  My friend, Crystal at Rustic Daisy is a fabulous artist and my Stampin Up contact...If interested, she can hook you up...or stay tuned for info on how you can win some BLOG CANDY!!!
The sun and butterfly are Create a Critter, too.  I added glitter glue to add some spark and dimension to compliment the glittery blue paper.  For step by step photo instructions, check out this slide show or leave a comment with your email (and I'll email you my photo instructions).


Card#4  A SWEET Valentine
...Stampin-Up! also has a stamp set to go with the treat cup.  For this Valentine's Day card, I used the "I love you" stamps, but it comes with a Halloween, Flower petal, and Hot Air Balloon stamps.  Can't wait to try those out.

Card # 5 ~~  "Bananas Over You"
In honor of our Blog Hop Host, Card Monkey, I created this girly monkey card using my favorite Critter cartridge....Isn't she cute, complete with pink coat and shiny red lips?!  My mama always said to be sure to apply lipstick!
The treat cup is filled with banana candies (Runts)...this was to tie with the sentiment inside "Bananas over You"...cut with Alphalicious.

Now the moment you've been waiting for...BLOG CANDY!

One lucky person has a chance to win:  a box of Stampin-Up! Treat Cups and a set of cards already equipped with the perfect size hole for the cups!
To win:  Please leave a comment that includes how you would use the treat cups and then hit the "FOLLOW" button to the right...so you can check back from time to time!

Grab a cup of coffee and a danish...Sit back and enjoy the rest of the HOP! 
 I hope you get wonderful ideas and learn some new techniques...You will also have opportunities to scoop up some “delicious” blog candy.   Your next stop is:   Darlene

Have a great weekend!!!

71 comments:

Karelj said...

Such cute cards! I love those goodies in the treat cups...I'd use them as flower centers and maybe to hold sugared almonds at an upcoming baby shower! I'm a new follower and can't wait to come back to spend more time here, poking around on your blog to see what you've come up with! You can find me at ksjennings at gmail.com and/or http://karelj.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Your cards are just to cute!! Love the treat cups! especially with the monkey card and the little bananas!! Love it:)
new follower!
~Kim
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

Love them all! I never saw treat cups before! Wow, those are great!

Tami B. said...

I love the cards with the treat cups, and the little monkey with the banana Runts is the best! Thanks for a great idea.

Amanda said...

These cards are so cute. I love the idea of the treat cups. am a new follower too.. an also new to the card making and scrapbooking world.. The monkey with the runts is just to cute also the you are my sunshine care.. :)
Thank you
Amanda
ahaynes at yahoo dot com

Ellen Jarvis, aka CardMonkey said...

Awwww, thank you for the monkey card dedicated to this blog hop hostess! You KNOW I love all things monkey!! For as long as been making cards, I hadn't figured out where to get the sweet cups you are offering as candy. I NEEEEED to become a Stampin'Up follower, for sure. (Oh no! There goes the tug on my wallet again!!!) TYFS, and enjoy your hop!

Ellen (a.k.a. CardMonkey)

www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com

katschriber said...

i absolutely love this little monkey and bananas. i'm still smiling...:)

i've never seen those treat cups but when my gkids come over, i'm sure they would let me know what to do with them.

katschriber

pigs cricut said...

love all the cards. my fav is the whale card. i would make cards for my family with them

Angelia said...

Being an administrator at an elementary school, I am always looking for ways to show staff members I appreciate their long hours and dedication to our students. I would use the treat cups to make appreciation cards for them..
Thanks for sharing neat ideas!
Angelia (new follower)
angeliaspapercrafts.blogspot.com

Jolanda said...

love your cards - they're wonderful!! I would put any sweets in the treat cups - whatever you put in will be appreciated with cards so cute:)

Shawn Mosch said...

LOVE the monkey card, and the idea of using the banana runts in the cup! Creative!

Shawn
CricutSearch.com

Ruthie said...

Super cute whale card! I LOVE the lips!

Thanks for playing along with us at Tacky Tuesday's challenge!

Ruthie :)

Rosy C. said...

I just became a proud follower of your blog! I love love love those big juicy red lips on the whale card! Too Darn cute...lol. Thanks so much for sharing your creative ideas with all of us!
Sweet Creations...

Here is a link to my blog for you to glance at:
www.sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

Angela R said...

Glad to become a follower! I love your cards your very talented! I would have to use the cups in sort of the same way, I would fill them with fun fetty or something and plave them in a card, or place little beans or something to add a sound to the cards!
Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing candy! Email: arebori0204@gmail.com
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Marianne said...

Your cards are all great. I love the lips on the whales, cute!! Not sure on how I would use the SU Treat Cups, I haven't had any of them before. Great job and thank you for sharing.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

Noelle Dixon Knight said...

Love your ideas...the phrases are too cute! I would fill the treat cups with M's (m&m's). They are my 2.5 year olds favorite candy. I would make him a valentine card and then let him help me make cards for all the relatives. :)

Anna said...

Wow how creative you are. So many cards so many different ideas. Just awesome. I think I would use the cups with maybe mini M & M or something like that. I've never seen them before until now. AWESOME!!!
I am now a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Crystal said...

You know I had to stop by and see what wonderful things you've created..... WOWZERS!!! You did a fantabulous job!!!

mlc_15 said...

Super cute! I have never seen those "treat" cups before...love them. I would use them for the teachers Valentines cards at school from my kids...they are neat! Thanks for the chance to win!

Angie said...

I love all your cards!!! The whale is too cute! How did you make the lips? I have used the SU treat cups before; they are fun to add to cards!
Angie
Luvs2Scrapbook75.blogspot.com

Shannon Leffew said...

So cute! Love them. Never swap treat cups before! Shannleffew2@yahoo.com

Pat N. said...

Your cards are totally cute, all of them! Thanks for the chance to win some candy. I love that you can put candy hearts or other candy in the cups. I'm a new follower! Please check out my blog sometime. Thanks.

Krista said...

Treat cups! that is new to me. I love the monkey with the bananas. can I have it?
new follower
love for you to stop at my blog--doing a hope today also--birthday theme.
http://www.KristaPaperCafe.com

Brenda said...

What a neat idea. Love the treat cups. I am a new follower and would love it if you came to visit me at http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Mary Jean said...

cute cute cards! the whale card had me in giggles!

Elaine said...

Angie,

I just love all your cards, those lips are too funny. And those treat cups are da bomb. OOhh I forgot about banana runts, I love those.

I would definitely use them for any reason on a card- candy for sure, I would also fold up a paper bill so the face was showing through, who would love that!

thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Selina said...

Wonderful ideas! I love the monkey & banana card! I would love to try these candy cup cards! I could envision making them with red/green m&m's for Christmas and lot's of holidays!

Thanks for chance to win some! You can find me at: http://www.mudpiereality.blogspot.com

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

Such cute cards!! I would love a chance for this neat blog candy. I would use it for making my grandkids Valentine cards :)

TFS
Debi


http://cards-by-montana-reflections.blogspot.com/

mema said...

WOW!!
I tink I would use them for my grandkids. They are my everything.
Thanks so much for sharing
Pam
aka mema

Joana said...

I must say I wuv you cards ;)
Thay are all very cute.
How I would use the treat cup.. hummm... does it have to be eatable?! It's a great way to offer a piece of jewelry to someone :D
Thanks for sharing your cards.

postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

dobie mom of 3 said...

I am loving all your cards! As for the SU treat cups, I'm not sure how I would use them. I've never had any so it would be fun to see what I could do with them! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.

Brandy
dobiemom09 at gmail dot com

HeatherJ said...

I LOVE the cards you used with the treat cups. I have to try that. I write letters and send cards to soldiers overseas and abroad. I would use the cups to send them red white and blue m&m's and cute lil candies in a creative card. :)
Thanks for the chance to win them!
PS - Yep, I am now a follower. :)
heatheranne.johnson@gmail (dot) com

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Love your cards - the whale is my favorite! Thank you for sharing! gikinney1@gmail.com

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

whale you just kiss me..... how clever. Love all of your projects super job.
HUGS Meighen
scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com
scrappin_3rdeeschik@yahoo.com

Pammejo said...

Your cards are so cute, I just got this cartridge, can't wait to go use,that is after I get through the hop. Just became a follower.
pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

New follower! Love all the cards! Love how you tied the candy in with the theme (bananas and the yellow M&M's. I think I would try to make a sun or sunflower card like you did with the M&M's with the treat cups.
www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com

Shawnee said...

I love all the cards you created and the treat cups are sooo cute. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop!!

Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

maria zelinski said...

hi im a new follower and im very excited over your awesome cards. i too used to sing to my son you are my sunshine he is now 24 lol. thats my favorite. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

Michelle said...

CUTE! I LOVE stampin Up, and I have not used their treat cups yet. there is always so much to choose from, and being so indecisive when ordering, I always pick stamps. You can NEVER have enough!! If I were to get the teat cups, I would use them for my students in my class and make them cards! I would reserve one for my dear husband so he can know how much I think of him! :) thanks for the offer, and thanks for sharing your really cute card!
I am a new follower!

http://michelles-crafty-creations.blogspot.com

MurphyMama said...

Im new to crafting, looking for ideas to start off with, I just LOVE the treat cup cards, I have never seen anything like that, They are very cute. Thanks for sharing

Roseredgurl@gmail.com

Murphyslaw.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Love the treat cups! My sons would definitely love these on their cards! I just became a follower and am looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

lauermaa@gmail.com

Rachelle said...

O My gosh your cards are just adorable, I agree the whale card was just to cute!
Rachelle
rachelle-rachellesplace.blogspot.com

Debc06 said...

Oh wow love the treat cards. Would be perfect for the my co workers.
TFS. I am already a follower.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine@hotmal.com

Reneeleeak said...

Your cards are so cute! The treat cups are really great. ☺ I never used treat cups before but I think I would make a Valentine card and put some "red hots" in the cups.
Thanks for sharing you cards.
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

Love your cards, they are all really cute, but especially love the monkey with the bananas, so cute!
I have not seen the treat cups before and would love to make some fun treat cards too!
lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

Sue said...

I was sold on the whale it was:::::::
whale just great!! LOL
thanks for sharing
szqies@yahoo.com

Cricut Matriarch said...

Absolutely adorable cards. Love the play on words!
New follower, thanks for sharing.
Cricut Matriarch@yahoo.com

Cindylu2u said...

I love these treat cups!! Your cards are fantastic and what a special way to give your sweet a treat!! Thanks
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

K-E Kreations said...

LOVE your monkey card! I've been seeing the treat cups everywhere. I would love to use them as the center of a big sunflower or other large flower.

Darlene said...

WOW! I honestly cant pick my fave out of your cards. I've always wanted to try the treat cups! TFS your cards and it's been fun doing the blog hop with you.

Darlene

sillyp said...

You gave me sooooo many great ideas. I would love to win and play with these cups, I have nevear tried them before. love the monkey, valcano.
cornerstone.cs(AT)cox(DOT)net

Melissa said...

Your cards are awesome!!!! I love the lips on the whale and the monkey card with the banana runts! I would LOVE to try the treat cups and if I won I think I would use them to make monkey cards with the banana runts too! We call our youngest son "monkey" so it would be perfect for his birthday invites!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

Your cards are all fabulous. I am a new follower and thanks so much for sharing these cards. I would use the treat cups for my grandchildrens' Easter cards. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! You sure have been a busy lady....love all the cards and the little Monkey card is adorable. TFS
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Becky Dunham said...

These cards are so cute! I love the treat cups - SU is so great aren't they? I can see using these for everything - different treats for different seasons or occasions - love this. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a new follower and can't wait to see what you bring us next!

Gail said...

First blog hop I've ever particpated in...it's fun! I've never seen those treat cups but will use them to make cards for my husband's employees! Thanks for the wonderful cards you've made.

Gail said...
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Kristin said...

I love your cards!!!! They are awesome! I would love to win the candy! If I won I would make cards with treat cups for all of my children, this is so cool!

Nikki T said...

Love love the cards. So cute. I have to get some of those treat cups. I keep looking at them. I have a red hot candy idea for Valentine's day so I hope I win the blog candy.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

QC Kelsey said...

Woo Hoo!
I've been looking forward to this <3 Hop!

Kelsey: WomanInACrystalCase [at] Gmail [dot] com
And: WomanInACrystalCase.blogspot.com

~ I'm a new follower!!
~ As I scrolled down and down, I would say 'this is my fave!' then 'THIS is my fave' then 'NO!! This one is totally my fave!' Thanks!!
~ that slide show about the treat cups was awesome!
~ If I won, or had treat cups to use, I think I would go crazy. Would maybe umm ... oh goodness. OH! I would make my cream cheese mints and color them in coordinating colors to the cards and for whatever occasion! Yah!

Karen said...

Hi Angie, I love all your cards, and those little bananas in the monkey are so good!! My kids often come home wit the mixture of candy, and I pick out all the banana ones!! LOL

Aimee said...

Cute cards!! Love the lava girl and the monkey treat card!!

Sarah said...

Oh yay I bought treat cups a few months ago and forgot about them. I've been so re inspired. Great cards they are all so cute.
~simplyshaddock.blogspot.com

Rachel Miller said...

Such cute cards! I love those goodies in the treat cups...I'd use them as center pieces for an upcoming dinner party that we are hosting for my daughter and future son-in-law.
I am a new follower. Can't wait to see what else you come up with. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I love your cards they are awesome.

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

Hi Angie,

Ohmygoodness! This is the best blog hop ever!!! :) I can't believe how many awesome creations some of you are sharing!!!!!!!!! Your family is going to LOVE their cute, personalized cards! I just became a follower and I can't wait to check back with you!

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Oh, yeah! I love Stampin' Up! but haven't tried their treat cups yet! I think I would use them to make little bubble gum machines on my cards (that I would probably fill with sour candy, rather than gum!)!
By the way, I love the way you used one for the sun (filled with runts)...perfect!

Natasha said...

Lovely cards. I'm passing on a blog award to you. Please hop over to my blog for the details.

craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

Valentines Cards said...

Why do I get an error on the top part of the blog?

Valentines Day Cards said...

Good idea with the volcano. Love your cards.
Cheers!