Friday, February 8, 2013

Make It Crafty Valentine Blog Hop

Happy Friday!

Well, 2012 was a year of change in my life, and it looks like 2013 is going to continue to bring changes. 

This will be my last post as a member of the Make It Crafty Design Team. The timing is good. There is so much coming up in the spring and summer; it will be good to have the time to take care of life outside the craft world. But don't worry, I will be around now and then, creating just for the love of creating. I hope having the extra time without deadlines will open up my creativity a bit and I will be able to explore new opportunities to grow. 


The theme of today's blog hop is Valentines. 

There will be special prizes throughout the blog hop, so be sure to leave some love on everyone's blog. The prizes for this blog hop will be from the new Geeky Love Wedding Collection. Zoe will give one image from the collection to 6 lucky winners. No telling which image will be where, but you have 6 chances to win one of the different images from the collection.

In addition, for a limited time, Zoe will offer 10% off ALL DIGI stamps. You just need to use coupon code VAL10. This will last until Monday, February 11, so hop on over to the store to get your digi stamps today.

My card today features an oldie but goody! It is called Geeky Love. I also used lots of my favorite embellishments, Chippies!

This cute Geeky Couple is colored with Copics. 

 The sentiment is one of Make It Crafty's adorable rubber stamps, Happy Days Tab Sentiments. I love these unique (and totally Zoe) sayings. I framed it with a label from the N2 Fancy Collection, painted with my paint dauber.

 I used the Butterfly Leaves Chippies for my flowers.

The corner embellishments are Swirly Corners Chippies. Amanda shared a great idea with us to use nail polish on the chippies. It worked like a charm!

I hope you have fun on the blog hop!

Here is the blog hop order, just in case you get lost...

Daria -
Bron -
Rhea -
Mary J -
Our Guest - Emily -
Julie -
Franz -
Delphine -
Sandie -
Stephanie -
Barbara -

Here is a summary of the MIC items used...

Geeky Love
Happy Days Tab Sentiments
N2 Fancy Collection
Butterfly Leaves Chippies
Swirly Corners Chippies

Finally, I just want to take the opportunity to thank you to Zoe for my time on the MIC design team. I treasure the people I met along the way and Zoe is just the sweetest! Hugz and Love to you all!



Eulalia said...

I love this bright colouring and your card is truly explosive!!
I cross my fingers for the chance to win a prize!
xoxoxo Eulalia

Rhea Weigand said...

Julie, I absolutely love this design! I always love everything you design. You put so much thought into all the little details which make each and every project a work of art. Hugs Rhea

Anne Lise said...

So cute :)

Corinne said...

oh just STUNNING... love all your details and embellishments...

Zoe said...

oh Julie - wow hun! This is stunning! So many incredible details and they all work so perfectly together. I'll miss you!! All the best with your summer plans. We'll still be seeing your awesome creations I am sure! xo

Christina C. said...

Ohhhhhh, I love, love this adorable card. You showcased them perfectly and colored them to perfection! Love the big red heart! This is an exquisite Valentine card, Julie!!!

Maryann Laursen said...

What a stunning card here too. You girls are just amazing today. I love the red heart you´ve used here with the gorgeous image. All is soo perfect for this theme.

Margiù said...

bella e coloratissima !

Irene's Creations said...

Love your card. Just wonderful!

MagsB said...

Such a cute image! I love the big red doily heart, too, it's so striking!

love Mags B x

Sumsibine said...

Really a wonderful card - sooo cute and beautful! Love the great heart, really romantic.
Lots of love

Bron said...

What a way to finish! This card is pure perfection just gorgeous. Have a great summer and I hope the extra times brings you lots of new creativity. Hugs from Bron x

Unknown said...

This is so so gorgeous! Love the chippies and great coloring!

ann marie said...

Livecthe dolli heart in the background.

MammasScrappin said...

I love it!! so cute!

Margy (DS4J) said...

An AMAZING creation!!!!! Loved every bit of it and the close-up photos you shared. Good luck for 2013 in your personal life.

Sandy said...

Such a sweet Valentine - looks like Archie and Betty!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Julie this is absolutely gorgeous I love that image so much it looks full of fun and love, the heart, colours and design all look amazing, superb card.
lorraine x

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a gorgeous card! Love all the embellishments you used!

Samone Giblett said...

A wonderful modern valentines card, it is so fresh and colourful i love it. It makes me smile :)

Adriana Morales said...

Your card is so cute! Great colours and colouring.
All the best for this year!

Unknown said...

So rich and beautiful! I love it!

Pat Moore said...

What a wonderful valentine. The red heart is striking.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Julie! I love the doily and chippies! Fantastic coloring of the cute couple!

Antonia said...

Beautiful card congratulations!

Chris (catt871) said...

This is really cute!!!! I LOVE all the embellies and the bright red heart...gorgeous!!! GREAT job!

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is so cute and reminds me of valentines from when I was young