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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Short & Sweet Blog Hop


Welcome to the Short & Sweet Blog Hop!!  So happy to have you visit my blog!  You should have arrived from the uber-talented MYAMAGOO.  If this is your first stop, please go HERE to begin the hop (you don't want to miss out on any blog candy or project ideas)!

Here is a complete list of blogs in this hop:

>>YOU ARE HERE!<<

I have blog candy that I will share with you below!  Now let's get down to the "Sweet Spot"!

I was inspired to make the beaded hearts when I spotted a similar one in the Wedding aisle at Michaels.  Couldn't believe that someone would pay $5 for two of these.....

I purchased a package of white and irridescent beads and grabbed my Glossy Accents.  When I cut out the pieces of the card, I took the hearts from the layer to create my beaded hearts. 

I outlined the heart with Glossy Accents. 

Then I put the beads into the center.

Next, I put Glossy Accents all over the beads. 

Here is how they look before they dry. 

To make the card, I pulled out my Gypsy and opened up Lacy Labels.  I found a lacy label with hearts on it in the top row far right.

I welded the words from Nursery Rhyme and sized them to fit my card.  You can see the card in the layer behind.

Here are the pieces cut out.  The red paper is from the Imortal Love paper pad that I found at Joann's.
The finished card is 4 3/4 x 4 3/4.  I matted the front with the same metallic silver cardstock I cut the words out of.  I used Diamond Stickles to give the words some sparkle.  As you might have already guessed, this card is for my Valentine!!

Here is my blog candy!!!  In order to qualify, you need to be or become a follower and leave me a comment telling me what you plan to give to your sweetie (or friend) for Valentine's Day!

There is one last stop in our hop that you don't want to miss!!!  Click HERE to get to Sweet Sassy Diva's blog!

Have a Crafty Valentine's Day!

83 comments:

Brittney said...

Super cute card!

I'm not sure of our Valentine's plans yet, and if that involved gift giving. I think I'll just play it by ear!

And, I'm already a follower =)

mitch1066 said...

Im loving all this inspiration,thanks for sharing.Im a new follower :)

217 Creations said...

Great card! Love this beaded heart technique! So cool! I am not sure yet for VDay. I always give cards to me husband and the kids.
Thanks for being a part of my blog hop!
I hope you have a great weekend!

JenL said...

Great card! I love that cut from LL, I need to remember it more. Love the glossy accents idea, I've never used it before.

bird said...

Super cute card and what a way to use your head and make your own hearts thanks for sharing how to make them

Katie said...

I love your card:) The frame is so sweet! I plan on making my DH a steak dinner.

Toni said...

Wow i love what you did with the hearts , what a cleaver idea, and I like how the background kinda looks like an old barn door with the red glitter going down it ... GREAT!! card

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

Just beautiful,thanks for sharing with us,I loved your card!!!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...
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Kathy's-Krafts said...

I am a new follower. I love the technique you used on the hearts. I have no plans for V day yet...it is more for the kids than us adults.
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://www.kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Hey Lori!! You won the Cupcake Wrappers cartridge on my blog!!! Stop by so you can send me your address! Congrats!

Love your card and the tutorial for the hearts! Unfortnately my hubby will be out of town on business on Valentines Day so we will need to celebrate together before!

Have a great day!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Very pretty card. I am now a follower. I haven't decided what to give my hubby for valentines day yet but it's gotta be good since he is putting up with me and my craft habit.
brz352@yahoo.com

Reneeleeak said...

Very elegant looking card. So pretty! Thanks for sharing your beaded technique with us.
I'm not so sure yet what I plan to give my Hubby on Valentines Day yet, besides a hand-made card from me. ☺
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Lesley from WI said...

Very pretty. I have not even started thinking of Valentine's Day yet. Hoping the hop will get me motivated!!

Kris said...

I'm a new follower, love your blog.I hope to have a go out to dinner as a family on Valentines day.
krisandcody2u@comcast dot net

Karelj said...

What a lucky Valentine! I love the idea of making your own beaded hearts...embellies we've made always mean so much more, and yours are gorgeous! I'm a new follower---I know I'll have fun, poking around on your blog and finding all the creativity! You can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or http://karelj.blogspot.com

Laurieinaz said...

Great card. Love the beaded hearts. Don't know what I will give my DH for Valentine's...maybe less of headache?! That'll definitely be a one-day only gift, though.
lroberts00@msn.com

Magoo said...

oh I love this technique you shared with us - it looks beautiful and adds so much texture and dimension to the card!!!

What a pretty card :) :)


xoxo Magoo

Summer said...

Very cool project, thanks for all the great ideas. My DH and I dont give gifts on Valentine's Day, but I do try and make him a silly card.

Meagan said...

I'm now a follower. This card it super cute and I love the beaded hearts!!

I'm not sure what to give the guy yet. I'm sure I'll come up with something!!

Thanks for sharing!

Meagan
beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

C'est La-Vie Designs said...

I have some of those kinds of beads called dew drops I believe and I am going to try that technique because I already have the glossy accents (never used either). Thanks for the inspiration!

I am giving my hubby a homemade card with homemade coupons for some seriously loving things to cash in on in the future.

La-Vie
l_borde (at yahoo.com)

http://cestla-viedesigns.blogspot.com/

Jamie said...

Beautiful card and a great tip! Thank you for a chance to win!

http://jmecreations.blogspot.com/

scrapaholicjen said...

Love your card and the beaded hearts look fantastic! TFS!!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Vicki said...

Super card. Thanks for sharing. For valetines I'll probably make some cards and candy holders for my grandsons.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Dreama said...

SO pretty and thanks for the step-by-step. I need to get busy.

Alex said...

love this ! tfs :)

the condes at gmail dot com

hugs:)

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Love the card and the rich colors!! TFS
And sorry for the typo sweetie. I type so fast that sometimes I get the order of the letters in words wrong :). But I am glad that I got a smile on your face
This "Card" is beautiful!!

Kristin said...

The card is so pretty - I too have been trying diffent techniques to cut down on the cost of embellishments and make my own.

My sweetie has been having a rough time lately. I'm going to make his favorite meal and just have a quiet evening to let him know how special he is to me and that I'll always be there.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

maryvernau said...

Super cute card and what a great idea for making beaded hearts! Thanks! No plans for Valentine's, but I'm making treat bags for co-workers ( with my expression, of course!)

Cindylu2u said...

Fabulous job on your card!!! TFS
Cindy

stefeni said...

Great card, cool texture! I haven't even given Valentine's a thought! Hmmm, what to get my boyfriend...

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Java Jen's Creations said...

Love your card!!! I have been a follower for some time now! As far as Valentine plans, I'm working on a mini album of pics of the two of us together through the years - (we've been married over 25 years!) Since he travels all the time, the best gift we can give each other is simply spending time together!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

beverlyd said...

I am not sure what I am going to do for my husband besides make him a few Valentines day cards and probably dinner. Happy Valentines Day to you!

marcia said...

thanks for the ideas! oddly enough I think that You and Me is in the Sweethearts cartridge as well! What will I give my sweetie? oh gosh ... I am thing something Wii related so we can play together. :) you can contact me on my blog marciaink.blogspot.com. cheers!

Wendy aka Bling Queen said...

This is a great card. I love the beads you added.

Lucky to be with such talented ladies on this hop

momd28 said...

I am a new follower to your blog but really look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations in the future. As far as valentines plans. My hubby is not the traditional hubby. I plan on making him a sweet valentines day card and maybe go out to dinner. nothing too fancy!

MelKilMD said...

We are living apart while trying to sale our house in MD, and Valentine's is also his birthday, so I am taking a flight to AL to spend the week with him.
Melinda
melinda@kilgore.com

Brenda said...

Very nice Valentine card. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love - your card and the techniques you shared with us today! I am just spending a romantic dinner with him. TFS

Carrie K said...

Great card! We really don't do anything special but I will probably make him a card.
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

karen's korner said...

I really don't have a sweetie but I have a grandson who is three and he will be the recipient of my valentine. He will be getting something sweet and something to play with. kmrs@msn.com

pigs cricut said...

im not sure what we are doing for valentines day. we havent talked about it yet.

McVic said...

I Love the fact you made your own heart!! How clever!! Great job Im a new follower- Ill be back
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Adorable card!!! Just wonderful!!!
I am not big into Valentine's Day...My 2nd granddaughter, Kate, was born on Valentine's day and my oldest GD, Presley, birthday is on the 13th (11 yrs apart) so birthdays are a lot bigger part of my life than Valentine's day LOL
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Tanya said...

LOVE your card!!! Thanks for sharing!! I always make my hunny a special card for this special day. We don't really exchange gifts or anything like that, but we do cards. He spends hours finding the right one from the store (haha) and I spend hours making him one. :) Thanks for sharing your card with us. I'm a new follower.

hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Amanda said...

Hubby and I don't usually do much for Valentines Day but I will surely make him a cute card! Your card is very nice! Great job!
Amanda (als1048@gmail.com)

cowbelleru said...

Your husband will love your card. it is very cute. I love this tenique. Thanks for sharing.Im a new follower

wallkimberly said...

Very cute card...thanks for sharing your ideas

i'm a new follower

wallkimberly@msn.com

Cricut Critter said...

I really love your work and Blog. I'm Part of the Blog Hop.I also think it's very nice of you to include blog candy as well.I became a follower and will be coming back often for tips and ideas.

JennCocke@ designingsisters2011@gmail.com

http://cricutcritterdesigning.blogspot.com/

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Love your project. As of right now no plans for valentines. I am already a follower of your blog
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

Sharon said...

That is an awesome Idea. Love your card as well.

I plan to give my hubby sugar free candy for Valentines and Make him a card.

Sharon
rsmbley85 at gmail dot com

Jana said...

I love the beaded hearts. I'll be giving those a try. For Valentine's day I'll be baking my Sweetie heart shaped sugar cookies with icing.
terpstra1ataoldotcom

enikodelisle said...

Love your card! For Valentine's Day I will do all my Honey's laundry & even put it away & make him his favorite Apple Pie! enikodelisle@comcast.net

enikodelisle said...

Not sure my last comment went through...love the beads...you are wonderful! enikodelisle@comcast.net

Angela R said...

I love this card, the way that you pearled the hearts is so clever and came out so pretty! Thank you for sharing!
You are very talented, glad to become a follower, now I will be able to check back for more inspiration!
Contact Info: incase I am the lucky winner :0)
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Jan said...

Great Card! I love the beaded hearts. I am going to have to try this technique. The paper you used is really nice too.
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Jan
Jan.schmeckpeper@yahoo.com

Valerie said...

Great idea on the hearts. I love glossy accents.
LAStamper at aol dot com

Tulip_Collector said...

Great project. I love that idea with the beads. Gonna try it.

TulipCollector
Linda Vargas
tulips4u_90501@yahoo.com

*Star said...

Super cute card! I love how you did the bead hearts. We just exchange cards and go out to dinner. Tfs and have a great day. :)
star24601 at gmail dot com
starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

Amy said...
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Amy said...

I love the beaded hearts!!!

I plan on making my hubby a card for Valentine's day since he loves that it's made just for him :)

morose44 at hotmail dot com

GreenScrap said...

That is so cute!! Love the heart idea TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

tessyluv45 said...

Beautiful! The heart idea is awesome! I will make my honey a Valantines card, He loves all the cards I make him

Sandee McIntyre said...

What a neat card!! Thanks for sharing. My husband and normally go to dinner just the two of us and I normally make him a card. He loves it!

lee said...

love your card - especially the red paper with the lines through it!!

Maria said...

Super fabulous card! Love it!!!!

Cricut Couple said...

Oh I love the technique with the beads and glossy accents! This hop is just fantastic! Love all the projects! My Grandma, who passed away 9 years ago, would have been 90 this year. Her birthday is Valentine's Day. We are having a big family gathering and celebrating her birthday so that everyone can get together and remember. What they don't know is that we made mini-scrapbooks for everyone coming. It's going to be such a wonderful day!

SrapaholicRN said...

I am making my hubby a home made card and shadow box.

Spud
dkr326@msn.com

Got2BCrafting said...

Love the beaded hearts! Not sure what I am giving my hubby yet... it's alway so hard for me. Of course I will be making him a very special card... that's a given!! :)
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

Teri A said...

I love the beaded hearts I need to make some of these thank you so much
I am giving my kids cards and most likely some candy and I will make my hubby some Homemade Choc Covered Cherries he loves these so much
thanks I love your work

Thank you,
Teri
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

MLiss3 said...

Cute card and I like what you did with the hearts. Will have to try that myself.
TFS!
trepanierm at comcast dot net

SpunkyOne said...

I love the technique you used on the hearts.Very nice card.
Our V'day plans, DH and I always go out for a real nice dinner.

TFS
Debi

cards_by_montana_reflections at bresnan dot net

Carrie's Corner said...

Cute card and neat idea with the hearts. DH and I generally exchange cards and occassionally go out to dinner depending on the day of the week the holiday lands! TFS!
Carrie
cau0617 at yahoo dot com

littlen said...

Very pretty card. TFS.

scrapperbecka said...

Very cute layout Great job

Dina said...

great card! love the way the hearts came out! Dina arm1997@msn.com

Bree said...

I have never seen the gloss stuff before. This is such a pretty card. Thank you so much for sharing your work and your ideas. Thanks again!!

Bree
bree.paris@gmail.com

Angela said...

Love the card! Valentine's is a special day for us as it is also our anniversary. I will be sure to get him his favorite candy as well as a love card for a free backrub. Just became a follower, tfs!
lauermaa@gmail.com

joni said...

Very pretty! Love the beaded hearts...I can't believe someone would pay that much either! Gotta love being crafty!!! We don't normally celebrate Valentines day...we celebrate all year long! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

WAM Family said...

Wow, this is a wonderful card!!! Love the hearts. V-day will be spent at home enjoying the company of my DH and DD.

Kathryn
wamfamily(at)surewest(dot)net

Celeste B. said...

I know I'm too late for the candy, but I wanted to let you know that I love this card!!! You did an amazing job!!! :) I love the hearts; the whole thing is beautiful!! TFS!

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous card!!! :) It is so elegant! What a fun, new way to decorate the hearts!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Gina Kinde said...

wow, you wowed me with that. I love the heart beads you made they turned out beautiful and the card was just georgeous. Loved it. Now as to what I am going to give my husband for valentines day hmmmmm, maybe a good swift kick in the buttttttt, no just kidding, of course we will go out to red lobster our favorites and I will make him a lovely card and I have been truley inspired by this blog and of course his favorite candy. thanks for a chance to win. gina kinde ginak1117@att.net