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Saturday, February 12, 2011



Welcome to the Sista's Scrap Too! second blog hop!

Though this is my first time hopping along, I heard that the Sista's had so much fun with the first hop that it was decided to do a hop once a quarter. This is the hop for the first quarter of 2011 and we are glad you decided to join us! We have 13 designers working on our theme for this hop, which is none other than Valentine's Day. We've put a twist on it, asking the designers to use the colors red, black, and white in their designs. We can't wait to show you what we've come up with! Some of the Sistas went the traditional route and used traditional colors for their projects. What would craftin' be without creativity and diversity?! We know you'll enjoy what lies ahead on the hop route!!
Remember, start at the beginning of the hop and work your way through each blog. Please leave blog love (comments) along the way and become a follower of the blogs so that you can see the beautiful creations year round and not just when we have a hop! There are Sistas who are offering blog candy and you never know where you'll find some so be sure to visit each participating blog. Thank you for joining us for our 2011 SST! Valentine's Day Blog Hop! We hope you enjoy the creativity...
 Now for my project! You all know by now that I LOVE creating ATCs...well I have been at it again and created Valentines Day ATCs for a swap I am part on with the Ladies from Crop Chocolate! If you haven't heard about Crop Chocolate it is a ONE DEAL AT A TIME website with AWESOME deals on scrapbooking and crafting supplies. I LOVE it!! Check it out HERE! But I digress...here are the V-Day ATC designs I came up with...Thanks for Looking! Be sure to visit me again to see my new creations! You can click on each image to see it larger.
This is the group of 7 ATCs I made
Here are some close-ups. I did a number of techniques here. For the Card on the left, I first embossed the cardstock with a cuttlebug folder from the "Love is in the Air" set, then I painted the entire card with red acrylic paint dabber by Ranger and let it dry, I then inked over the painted image with silver pigment ink by Colorbox. I heat set everything, added bling and stickles and let dry. For the card on the right I took some thin burlap string, tied a bunch of knots in it and cut it into strips, I then attached it to the heart and adhered it with glue to the back of the heart. I made the sentiment on my computer and ran the paper through my printer.

For the candy box and treats, I used Disney "Love Always" Cuttlebug die and embossing folder set and first cut out the shapes and embossed on it. I then inked over the raised image and adhered to the ATC card. I pop dotted the red candy box for some dimension. I then spelled out the words "sweets for my sweet" with the DYNAMO label maker and added it to the card.
For this ATC I used the mini Heart and wings punch by EK Success and punched out the hearts out of different paper and the wings white. I then added adhesive to the red heart and all the wings with my Xyron "X" create a sticker maker and added white and red fun flock to the shapes to make it fuzzy. I added the hearts and wings pop dotted to the card and added bling and wrote out in red stickles the phrase "My Heart Flutters for You" Well the word "heart" is implied.
Last but not least, for this ATC, I printed a valentine bingo game card really tiny, and outlined the word BING in black diamond stickles. I added a large red bling for the "O" and added a small punched heart in the middle and some black pom pom ribbon to the bottom.


THAT'S IT FOLKS!! Thanks for looking at my creations! I hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them! Now you know we can't have a Valentines Hop without something SWEET! So how about some SWEET BLOG CANDY?! Just leave a comment and tell me which of these ATCs you like the most and become a follower of my blog so that I can continue to share my creations with you! I will use Random.org to draw a number from the total comments left for some SWEET SURPRISE SST V-Day Hop Blog Candy! I will post what the candy is when I draw a winner but I promise you it will be SWEET! You have until 12 Noon EST on Monday February 14th to enter! 

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!  If you arrived here first, you can go back to see the other Sista's blog posts by clicking on the Hop Line below:

Hop Line Up
I hope you enjoyed my project(s)! Here is the list of participating blogs. I've made them clickable to make it easier for you to follow along the hop route. Don't forget to stop by and visit everyone. Leave some blog love and enjoy!

32 comments:

Cassie said...

IslandV I love your ATCs. You always amaze me with what you do in such a small space.

FromMe2U said...

Hey LADY!
You gave me great ideas with the ATCs I am working on one for a swap I will post on my blog soon.

TAMMY

Treva said...

Great ATCs as usual, tfs! Love your new blog backgroud too.

Hobbyaholic (April) said...

Love them all, but the Knots has to be my fave of them all. Really cute and see you didn't need those iris folds I hired Kathy to do..lol

Kim said...

Great work on the ATC cards. TFS

LBMann said...

Great work on the ATCs. Although a concept often thought of, not often thought of during Valentines Day. LOVELY.

tinagirl976 said...

I like the card with the embossed candy pieces; I have yet to invest in a cuttlebug but I think it will be coming soon...love the look and how you inked over to see the words!

Riley's Custom Creations said...

Our ATC queen strikes again! I like how you used so many different techniques. I think I like the Cuttlebugged one best.

Stampin' Dymonz said...

You are a technique junkie and my eyes love every minute of it! LOL!!! My fav is the one in the second picture on the left. Just too juicy!!! Great job as usual!! TFS!!!

Craft Creations by Netta said...

Vernetta, you rocked those ATC's...you must give me a lesson..love all of them

Nubian Crafter said...

Island, awesome ATC's... It amazes me what you can do in such a small amount of space! TFS

Terry Oulboub said...

Hey V, the one thing that's super about your ATC's and other crafts is your use of the Cricut - it is SOOOO inspiring! I love how creative you get using a blank canvas. These are really beautiful!

Mix-on The Memories said...

Hearts, Hearts and more Hearts. Love the Hearts.

Audrey Frelx said...

Vernetta, these are WONDERFUL!!!

Thanks for stopping by and for your condolences on the loss of my nephew! It means a lot!

Dakota Bear said...

It is amazing all the detail you put into such a little space. I like the first ATC the best with the embossing.

Lanita said...

I enjoy making ATCs too! I like the one you did with the conversations hearts. I also like the heart with the wings. Ok... I like them all!

Sandy said...

your atc's are great, I enjoy making them too, it's just amazing how you can incorporate so much into a small space!!

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M.M. DeZigns said...

I love the bingo card ATC! It is awesome. You retain the crown of ATC Queen!

(love your blog background too!)

Frndly1 said...

I like the Bingo ATC the best. You did an outstanding job as always.

schnurse2004 said...

love your ATC's so very nice

Coffee said...

b-i-n-g-o, b-i-n-g-o and bingo is it for me. Nice, more infor requested and needed.

yayaphilly said...

You rock the Queen of the ATC. Ilove your cards.

Brenna said...

i love the atc with the cuttlebug embossing (love is in the air folder) and the paint, it looks beautiful with the bling and stickles!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

CherylP said...

I love the candy box with hearts. I am a new follower. TFS and thanks for the chance to win

cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

Babe O'Mara said...

Well the Bingo card did it for me. It's so cute. I love it. Just became a new follower. Great job on all your cards.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

shersl84bed said...

They were all cute, but the BINGO one is my favorite. I love bingo, so it doesn't surprise me.

ShersL84bed@aol.com

renee said...

You know you can work the ATC's. Beautiful.

mommyfink said...

Love the notecards. The bingo one is my favorite!

TFS

www.snugasabugdesigns.blogspot.com

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

V...you are the ATC aficionado! I just love 'em...just not enough crafting real estate for me. My favorite is the one with the embossing and the heart in the middle with the delicate flowers. Of course I am already a follower!

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

By the way...I love your redesigned blog!

Pam said...

You are the ATC queen!I love them all! But if I have to pick, then I will choose the bingo one! Great job!