Monday, February 11, 2013

The Purple Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome to my post for the Purple Valentine Blog Hop, hosted by Dean's Designs! I am excited to participate in this hop, giving me the opportunity to meet new crafters and bloggers! Be sure to visit Tracie's blog, Dean's Designs, to see who else has linked up for this hop!  There is a lot of great artwork out there so check it out!

I have a giveaway today, a $25 gift certificate to Gecko Galz, a wonderful and inexpensive place for vintage images. I was supposed to have a giveaway back in December, but the holidays got in the way so my oopsie is your gain!

All you have to do to enter the drawing is to become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. On February 15th, I will randomly pick a winner from the comments and announce it in another post. Please be sure to have your email and/or blog linked to your name so that I can visit and notify you if you win.

Here is what I created to share for this hop, a sweet little Valentine to hang up, which is also one of my February samples for the Gecko Galz Design Team. I used some of the new February products from Gecko Galz as well as a few others. I am really into the heart doilies this year, see this post from last month for another example. They are fun to use as is, paint, glitter, cut up. Anything goes. This one I left plain, but to save the intricate inner parts of the doily, I cut them out before attaching the heart paper (from Gecko Galz). I stamped onto my background paper with a script stamp. It wasn't perfect, but shabby chic doesn't have to be, so I wasn't too stressed! I have a hollow table so stamping can be difficult.

The little flower was made from 2 flowers off of a hydrangea bush, using a green flower to wrap the pinched ones. I wrapped it with floral wire before adding the green one, then just glued the wrapper on. I put glitter glue on to jazz it up, and tied a bow around it. Looks like a little boutonniere.

Then I just layered on my other elements!


Heart Doily - Wilton
Background Paper - Gecko Galz
Little Girl image - Gecko Galz
Frame Image - Gecko Galz
Clock Image - Gecko Galz
Glitter Glue - Studio G
Butterfly Wing - Gecko Galz
Purple Lace - Fabric Mart Hawaii, unknown manufacturer.
Butterfly ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Script Stamp - Hero Arts
Ink - Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Flowers - from stash
Pearls - stash
Purple ribbon - Michael's
E-6000 Glue

Hope you enjoyed your visit! Leave a comment in order to enter the drawing! Winner will be drawn on February 15th!  Good Luck! Also check out the Gecko Galz Paper Crafting Group on Yahoo! There are fun challenges you can enter and plenty of chances to win more free products!

Happy Scrappy Savings!



  1. I follow in GFC.
    How pretty! Thanks for a chance to win this lovely Valentine!

  2. hi there. i am a GFC follower - nice to meet you. glad to find you through the "purple valentine blog hop giveaway" - do have a great week. ( :

  3. Oh this is just lovely! Tahnk you for the chance to win your giveaway. Best wishes, Cindy

  4. What a lovely piece and a great giveaway!

  5. I just became a follower and would love to win.

  6. Beautiful heart and awesome collage sheets! I'm now a follower!

  7. This is gorgeous Jess! Definitely a work of art perfect for hanging :) It looks like Gecko Galz is definitely a site I want to visit and I am happy to become a new follower of your sweet blog! So glad I found you on the purple valentine hop!

  8. stunning vintage piece - I would love to be your Valentine! LOL

    ...thanks for the opportunity to win!

  9. Love the shabby chic design you created for this and nice to see something other than a card for V'day. Thanks for the chance to win. I also have a candy giveaway going on. You can check it out HERE

  10. First of all, love the purple heart!
    I have become a follower to your blog and look forward to more inspiration here.
    I actually just joined Geckogalzpapercrafts a few days ago. I look forward to many of the challenges there.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you.

  11. Jess thanks for coming by and being a follower. LOVED your comment about supporting each other. That's what I'm looking for...good people who are kinda new at this to help each other out. You made it just under the gun for the drawing :) Come back tomorrow and see if it was you

  12. What a beautiful Valentine. Thank you for sharing how you created your project. I love the Gecko Galz collage sheets and have a number of them. I also am a member of the Yahoo Group and that is a lot of fun. Now I am following you, lol! Please enter my name in the giveaway.

    Thanks and keep creating!

    Wendy ~

  13. Thank you so much for participating in the Blog Hop! That heart is beautiful!!!

    Happy Crafting

    PS - You don't have to enter me in the contest! I am here just to say thanks!

  14. I just LOVE the way it turned out.... very nice!! ~KM

  15. I signed up to follow your blog. I like your pretty Valentine.

  16. Following and looking forward to hearing who wins!

  17. Beautiful valentine & thanks for a chance to win!

  18. How wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win! Kris

  19. I am in the group & love anything Gecko Galz! And your heart piece is gorgeous! Happy Valentines! Hugs,Tee

  20. I think your Valentine is lovely! Thank you for an opportunity to win it :)
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  21. Great giveaway, and beautiful Valentine you created!!



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