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Friday, February 12, 2016

Little Blue Button Stamps Valentine Blog Hop & LOTS of prizes!

Little Blue Button Stamps

Hello sweet friends! 
Today I am excited to welcome you to Little Blue Button Stamps Valentine's Day blog hop!  There are so many amazing projects, inspiration and prizes for you today! Truly excited to be apart of this awesome Valentine hop! You should have arrived from Frezja's Blog but in case you are just stopping by to visit me today, you can follow along with this hop from the beginning. I have a list of all the participants at the bottom of this post. :) 

First, we want you to meet our new design team! These lovely ladies are a very talented group and you will see by their beautiful creations today! I am so blessed to be one of the new gals on this amazing DT! 

Second, we would love to say thank you to all our old and new friends and we would love to share some gifts with you! Yep! Lots of prizes up for grabs today if you hop along with us! Third, we would love to celebrate Valentine's Day with you!

Our fabulous sponsors are:

They will give two clear stamps from LBBS for two winners!!!

They will Give two gift codes for $30 each!!!! 

They will give one gift certificate for $20 and an additional
 15% coupon code for all blog hop participants!!!

They are giving away this wonderful clear stamp set!!!

and last but not least,
 LBBS will give two gift vouchers for $15 to the digi store!!!!

Theme of our blog hop is...wait for it... LOVE!=)

I had the awesome pleasure of working with this Love Balloon Vicky digital stamp from Little Blue Button Stamps.  I decided to alter a notebook and give this to my daughter for Valentine's day. She loves to write songs and I thought this would be a perfect place for her to write all her amazing love songs in! So here is my altered notebook.

I colored this cute image in with my Inktense watercolor pencils. I have to say that I still need practice with these pencils. They really are so vibrant and when hit with the water, they really become alive. So I colored her skin with light skin tones and a light beige and her hair with shades of browns and tan. Then for her clothes, shoes and the hearts, I decided to color them up using shades of red and fuchsia. Once I was finished, I fussy cut her out and because the balloon strings would have been impossible to cut around, I just cut the hearts apart from her. I added some dot and stripe detail to her dress using my black glaze sakura pen and liked it a lot so I added some dot detail on the hearts too. I gave the smaller heart big dots and the larger heart, smaller dots for contrast. Once I finally did adhere them to the finished notebook, I just hand drew the balloon strings on. 

Okay so for the notebook, I took two patterned Valentine papers that I had in my stash ( want to say that they are from Recollections) and cut them down to size. I adhered the papers to the front and back of the book. Then I took a half inch strip  of pretty pink glitter paper and adhered that in the middle over the two pattern papers to hide where they met. Then I cut some black cardstock for the spine. The spine is an inch on both sides. I added a half of a gold heart doily to the left side and then adhered Vicky and the balloons down and drew the strings. I cut out a few hearts from an old Creative Memories punch that I have in the pattern papers and the pretty pink glitter paper and adhered them around the front to complete the notebook. Then to finish it off, I stamped "My love, you warm my heart" up in the right corner and "Be mine" on the bottom right inside the heart. The heart on the very bottom right hand corner had another little heart stamp stamped in black and then I cut out a cute little white patterned heart from the patterned paper and adhered that to the top of the stamped heart. I like how this turned out and I know that my daughter is going to absolutely love this! Forgot to mention that all stamps used were from Cardz TV Stamps.  Here is the back of the finished altered notebook.  
If you read this far, thank you and I hope you enjoy hopping along with all of us today. Hopefully we can encourage you to get out all of your Valentine papers and accessories and create something for your special valentines this year. :)
Your next stop on the hop is KATE .  

 Ok so here are the Rules for the blog hop are:
1. You must be subscribed to the LBBS blog and all the participants blogs in the hop
2. To visit all the DT members blogs and comment on their posts (links down below)
3. To like our Facebook page (optional)
4. Leave your very last comment under this post, so I could see your name and include it in the drawing.

The Blog hop will be running for two days - so you have  plenty of time to visit our blogs and comment! Winners of the blog hop will be announced on LBBS blog and on their Facebook page on February 15th!

Links to our blogs:

Elina - scrapbookscraftscards.blogspot.com
Jo -      http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com <--------You are here :)
Last Stop is LBBS blog - http://lbbstamps.blogspot.com

So have fun and much love!
Please stop by each designer's blog and leave some love and don't forget to comment and subscribe for your chance to win all these amazing prizes! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. Love that doily and your colouring is fab! Thanks for playing at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  2. What a pretty note book. And to know what it will hold is great. I love the gold heart and the dress. The back of the notebook is just as pretty.

  3. Hey, Jo. You can delete this comment after you read it, please. It was just easier than going to the e-mail. I went through the hop and Elina, Kate, Micaela, Mika, nancy, Tina Olga and the Little Blue Button have absolutely nothing up on their sites. A huge waste of time for those of us who are wanting to participate and we have to search each girls site to see if we're missing it. Ugh! You might want to pass on a gentle reminder that all projects should have been scheduled to launch at the same time. It was really disappointing and like I said it gobbled up the time. Sigh!!! Not your fault, I know.

  4. Beautiful card Jo, Love the gold on there. sweet image to.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #174-“Pink, Red and/or Hearts” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  5. She is super cute and Gia gonna love that book :)Where did you get the gold doily heart talk about swoon! Oh my!

  6. FAbulous card Jo, love all the pretty details!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  7. This is so beautiful!! Love the sweet image and the design!! The gold touches are fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    DL.ART DT Member

  8. Wow! It's so cool! Daughters will love. ( ◡‿◡ ♡)

  9. Your altered notebook looks amazing, Jo! The girl is really sweet and I love the gold doily! I'm doing your blog hop today! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. What a great idea! It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I absolutely love this altered notebook!! I love how pretty you colored her!!
    Since I am new to coloring I color critters/animals but I am going to start practicing skin color. You are AWESOME! You color Amazing!I love the red & gold...very elegant!! Love the gorgeous pattern paper!
    Awesome job my friend!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  12. Your notebook is so pretty, Jo! I love the addition of the gold doily! :o)

  13. So pretty, Jo! I just love the red and gold combo, and that gold doily is gorgeous!

  14. Fabulous altered notebook. Love the papers and your coloring.

  15. Beautiful altered notebook - your daughter will love it :)

  16. Very pretty! Love the gold heart doily. So festive!

  17. my first blog hop oh ive been missing out. Love that image oh and that gold heart doily you are so talented well done.

  18. Omg, this card is gorgeous!! Love that gold heart doily and the image is wonderful!! Beautiful job on this!! :)

  19. Beautiful card. I love the pretty image and the gold doily with the pink. Thank you for joining the DL. ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #174. Katie-DTmember

  20. Love that gold heart...Thanks for sharing it with Craft Rocket Challenge~

  21. Lovely notebook...I'm sure she will treasure it! Altered projects are so fun and this turned out wonderfully. Thanks for joining us in the Ai Challenge!


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