Friday, January 7, 2011

Welcome to the "Getting Ready for Valentine's Blog Hop!"

Welcome to my stop on the Getting Ready for Valentine's Day Blog hop!! I had a really hard time getting my mojo back after the holidays!

I'm glad you stopped by! I hope you will find some inspiration here and on some of the the other blogs along the way!!! I'm so honored to be among such talented ladies! If you have come from Tx Scrapper Mom  then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and want to start at the beginning, go to Kathryn's inspiring blog here!

Here is my project. Valentine's day is special to us because it was our first date! In HS! We've been together 43 years this year! Unbelievable!

I changed the bluish green page, didn't care for the yellow, I think it was, on there. My husband is a "hog" man. He has a Harley.  He's not a foo-foo kinda guy! And he loves Hershey kisses! So I though "hogs and kisses" was very appropriate!!

My Recipe:
Imagine More Cards for the base "heart shaped"card.
Christmas for the "Happy"
Designers Calendar for the "Valentine's day"
Cars for the road under the motorcycle
EDPD for the motorcycle
Just Because Cards for the "hogs and kisses"
Yummy Imagine Cart for the Kisses. They are the cupcake tops!! As soon as I saw those I thought "Kisses"!
I cut the tires and the seat and handle bars from vinyl to more like leather. I think I would have liked this bike better had it had a shadow! (I should have put Harley on the bike too! but my granddaughter is here and don't have time to do it! If she falls asleep early I'll be back! If you don't see it on here when this is posted I didn't get to it! I've got this scheduled to post in time for the hop and not sure I'll make it back!)

Now for the blog candy! The real reason you might be here! I have a pile of goodies! There's a Tattered Angels "Romance" glimmer screens, and a cuttlebug folder "Textiles", one of my favorite! There's some stamps, stickers, Thickers, canvas flowers, rub-ons.... quite a variety! And I have included the gypsy stylus to show the lanyard. If you'd like one of them, the lucky winner can choose to have one in the colors of her choice!

All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment telling me what y'all do on Valentine's day! Do you make homemade cards for your hubby?! Thanks for stopping by!! Good luck!

If you get lost here is the list of stops on this hop! Be sure and stop by all! there is lots of inspiration to be had and some great projects with blog candy!!
1) Wamfamily Creations With Kathryn
2) Craftyscentiments Crafty Scentiments
3) Lechristina3 All Things Crafty
4) TinaB Tina Time
5) Buggin Out Paper Crafting Chic
6) SamaraGugler Hybrid Artist-Samara Gugler
7) NicoletteSimpson Beyond Scrapin
8) Lissa So Many Crafts, So Little Time
9) CraftyCreations The Crafty Creation Spot
10) JenniferHawkins2 Confessions of a Scrapaholic
11) LisaKnight Cricuting with Lisa
12) Scrapincovers Cricut Crafty Clare
13) Scrapsbygracie Scraps By Gracie
14) CroppinMomma Croppin Momma Designs
15) ScrapHappyDeb Deb's Electic Thoughts
16) ScrappyJess Scrappy Jess
17) Iluvscrpn Ink and Paper Creations
18) Txscrappermom Tx Scrapper Mom
19) Scrappin Nanapuddin Scrappin Nanapuddin
20) Octoberbeauty Macy Bella Designs
21) JavaJen Java Jen Creations
22) Oni's Wife Crafty Baskets
23) Scrappin'Place Scrappin' Place


sherri_braun said...

Cute card! I like the idea of the Harley "hog". Me and my DH usually go out for supper on Valentine's Day and,yes, I do make him a homemade card. He usually gets a kick out of them.

Shawnee said...

Such a cute blog design! I love the Harley "hog" card as well. For Valentines day, my husband and I always go to dinner and a movie. 2 years ago, He took me to Hawaii. We are hoping to go back this year.


DORCAS said...

This is definitely one fun project!! I love it! TFS!
4craftyangels (at) gmail (dot) com

Nicole said...

What a great card. I would have never thought to do a tri-fold like that, but I might have to make one now! TFS

Clare D. said...

I make the hubby a home made meal on Valentine's day and a homemade card! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize! Please check out my stop and enter for my prize too! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com. Love your blog name!

Rhonda Emery said...

I love anything that has to do with harley. so this card is no. one on my list. love it

creative patti said...

Valentine's Day is my Anniversary, I know chessy! But we always celebrate with dinner and sometimes a good movie, not on that day we do it the weekend of that day, too many people out. I love your project. Thanks for sharing. Oh and yes I make my own cards. I love making cards. I now follow your blog.

Lynlee said...

Love your card!
My husband and I usually go out for a nice dinner on V-day. I don't make cards since the holiday usually sneaks up on me.

Debc06 said...

I love your Harley Idea. My husband would love to own one. I have found out that I am a 2 card giver. One serious and mushy and one Funny and teasing. Also as my hubby doesn't have any children our pets always give him a card. Yes I have children my daughter has caught the card craze also so I cant wait to see what she does this year.
Whew am I long winded or what.

Josie0602 said...

For Valentine's I usually make DH a card and he usually brings me a rose. Just a simple Valentine's Day!
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Fleasbenz said...

Very cute card. We never do a big valentine's celebration. Just exchange cards and a little candy. I do make elaborate cards for my husband, our son, and my mother.

fitscrapper at verizon dot net

Lynne said...

Cute card!! The hubby and I usually just exchange cards and we try to go out for a date night..or date afternoon when the kids are in school :)
thebowsersapril97 at yahoo dot com

Lynn said...

Cute card, I love Valentines decorations and all the treats too. Hubby and I do not do a whole lot, after all there are 364 other days of the year to be romantic.

nygator95 at gmail dot com

Stephanie_J_ said...

DH and I usually exchange cards, give each other a great hug and kiss... and off to work we go! HA!

Won't you please stop by my blog and follow along?

Kristin said...

Very cute card!!! For Valentines Day my boyfriend and I will go to dinner and watch a romantic movie or go and see one if there is one at the show.

Summer said...

Such a cute card, i have that cart and have seen that card shape, but have not yet used it. TFS and thansk for the chance to win some cool candy!

silly_girl_823 said...

That is a really neat card!! My hubby and I don't usually do much for Valentines Day but that is okay, just another relaxing night when he gets home from work. Last year was the first year that I made him and the kids their own valentines and they loved them!

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

What a sweet folded heart project!

I just discovered your blog on this Valentine hop, and am now a follower. So nice to meet you. I love your creative style and am going to have fun looking over your archives and seeing your creativity. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

For Valentines, hubby and I share an intimate candlelight dinner at home which we both help to prepare. And we LOVE to try out new recipes and spend time in the kitchen together.

Vicki said...

Clever cards. I don't do anything special for valentines day.

vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Great card. My hubby and I will hopefully go out to dinner on Valentine's day. We will also buy our son's a little something just to let them know how special they are to us.
Thanks for joining the blog hop, I have been having a great time.
Thanks Sherry

ShersL84bed at aol dot com

Nicolle Kramer said...

Your card is super and my hubby were married a couple days before valentines day..tried to get married in that day but it was booked..anyway we just spend as much time as possible with each other usually dinner and movie...thanx for the inspiration and chance to win..:)

nicolle at nicollelovesscrapbooking dot com

Donna said...

Wonderful, creative card! I love making Valentine cards for all my grandchildren :-). TFS
djhu98 AT aol DOT com

Angela R said...

Adorable card! Your wording and pictures are so so clever! "Hog Me" love it! Thank you so much for sharing!
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Cathie w said...

cute project...Valentines for us gets all rolled into birthdays as well mine is feb 2 DH is feb 6 so we kinda do all rolled into one....I dont make him a card or even buy one...i mostly just tell him with a kiss


Denise said...

What a fabulous guy card! Love your "hog and kisses" idea!

country grammie said...

Love the card. My husband is also a harley guy! I will be making 100 valentines cards with the grandkids to share at school and making something special for my husband as this is the day he proposed to me!

check out my blog if you get a chance.

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

cute,cute,cute! I love all your creations. I am a follower of your blog already.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Hogs and Kisses.......still laughing! Darling idea! Valentine's Day is making cards for my family, eating out, and enjoying the company of my husband. TFS!
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Sherry said...

I love the way your card opens up. That is super cool!! We usually go out to eat for Valentine's

Sandy S. said...

Scrappin' Nanapuddin....
Your blog is so adorable. Absolutely love it. Love your cute cards too!


Tanya said...

Cute card!! I usually make Valentine cards, I used to leave little love notes in random places for him to find throughout the day :) It was fun!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Scrappy Jackie said...

Cute card... I love how it folds out. And I love the hog/harley idea. Thanks for sharing. pjritsema at gmail dot com

WAM Family said...

Holy moly, this is to cute for words. I love how you attached the 3 hearts, and the Hogs with the bike is priceless. TFS and thank you for joining in on the hop.


PS: please remove scraps by gracie from the list of hoppers.

Lori Apgar said...

Awesome card!! It is so hard to make/find manly cards!!

We usually give small gifts and go to dinner if the kid's schedule is not crazy, but my very favorite gift was my Expressions 2 years ago!!!

stefeni said...

What a fun card! I don't really do much for V day. Maybe dinner or something like that. My boyfriend always says he doesn't like to celebrate such things but always ends up celebrating it somehow.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

brittmartin0910 said...

This is a cute card and blog. MY fiance and I for engaged last year on Valentines day so this year I will be making a homemade card for him as well as my daughter. I will also be making him a nice dinner.

Pammejo said...

Cute card.

scrapaholicjen said...

Cute card! My hubby and I don't usually do much - I give him a card and some chocolates - he forgets and I either get nothing or he goes out and buys me something expensive. Last year I got my laptop. 9 years ago I got an engagement ring :-)
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Laura said...

I lov the card!

My husband and I usually go out for Valentines Day, but we take our kids. They are so much of our lives (and our Valentines) that we have to include them!

Laura Turnmire

Jennifer said...

I love this card, was not expecting a motorcycyle!! lol very cute, and a great manly card!! Thanks for sharing!!

Becky Dunham said...

This card is adorable! I love that you made it special for your hubby with things he likes. So unlike going to a store and buying a generic card! Last year was the first year I made a card for my hubby and I think I will continue to do so! Thanks for the inspiration!

Yolonda said...

Cute card. I love it


Jewelsx19 said...

Love your blog...and what a beautiful wedding photo!

I honestly don't do much for valentine's, normally I bake heart shaped cookies with the kids, and I make heart shaped (or cloud like last year..not sure what happened) pancakes for breakfast!

Anniebee said...

Very cute card! I don't do much for Valentine's Day anymore but I still love to look at all the pretty projects created for it. I'm also not here for the blog candy but it's a very nice bonus! Thanks for a chance to win it.

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

Stephanie B said...

I thought the other kind of hog would be We'll probably just watch movies with the kids on V day.

scbeck3 (at) gmail (dot) com

Reneeleeak said...

Congrats on 43 years!

Your card is adorable! Your husband is going to love it.

My husband is working away on Valentine's Day, so we'll celebrate later.. but I will make him a card!
Thanks for sharing!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

janeskeepsakes said...

Love your card. What a great idea. TFS

Dana said...

Very cute card! For Valentine's Day I always make the hubby something homemade. We usually have a "fancy" dinner at home.


Penny said...

So cute! I love coming to your blog. I won some of your candy last year and it was so nice. You do a great job. Thank you!

Charlotte Cornett said...

Love the design of your card!! So Cute!!

We celebrate my husband's birthday which just happens to be on Valentine's Day. : )


CrazyHomeCrafter said...

Nice cards!



Ms_Dee said...

Very Nice card......My friend and I always do a Valentine Dinner...and spend quality time together......Every now and then I make him a handmade card. Normally he gets me more SB stuff and flowers....He's stuck on the edible fruit arrangements now....Love your Blog Design...and thanks for the inspiration.

jcinokc said...

Love your card and congrats on being together that long. Me and my husband usually just go out to eat for valentine's day. I will probably make him a card this year since I have started making my own cards over the last year. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

jennyplace2 said...

Cute card! TFS

Care n Texas said...

Love your blog. This year we will be coming back from meeting our kids in Colorado to ski. I'm sure we will be exhausted.
Thanks for the cute card. Janet

Laura said...

We trade homemade cards with one another and tell each other what we love about each other. Some of my kids responses are pretty cute.

*BJ* said...

Love your card. tfs bettylarryn at yahoo dot com

PinkiMimi said...

Yes, homemade cards for my DH and DS, chocolate too. I need more time to crop. PinkiMimi (paezworld at verizon dot com).

Anonymous said...

I love your project BUT I REALLY HAVE TO SAY OOH LA LA TO THE WEDDING PHOTO. What great colors.

BobbisTreasure said...

Valentine's is a family thing for us - we eat good chocolates and a wonderful dinner. Thanks for the blog hop - I always learn something new.

craftaholic said...

Very cute card!! TFS!! I make a home made card for my honney and we go out to a nice dinner!! Love the Blog Hop!!!

Anna said...

Oh my stars how adorable. Love the play on words. We don't do much here. Never have been big on Valentine's day. I do need to make cards for a 'love/valentine' swap tho. I am now a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

this card is sooo cool i love all the folds!! great job! for valentines day.. we usually go out to dinner.. in the past we have set rules for like how much we can spend.. i always try to come up with really thoughtful ideas.. we used to end up going to the place we had our first kiss but we moved so not sure what we're doin this year :)

Heather said...

Love the card! It looks really cool!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Sue in CT said...

I love the way you did that for him. Hogs and Kisses...LOL. I love it! Congrats on being together 43 years! Oh and Congrats again as your son's wedding photo is the first on your blog. (I love the expression of the little girl standing next to the bride!)
We don't do anything special really. I will always get something though, a box of candy usually and sometimes some flowers (But I tell him not to buy them as I hate watching them die). Sometimes it is a trip to the store and he gets me something I was wanting as far as crafts go. I do make him a card and he does buy me one. That you can count on.
susanslomski at yahoo dot com

Lesley from WI said...

Super cute card. I make cards for my hubby and kids and then my DH and I go out for a romantic dinner!

scrapBugz said...

Really cute card. Thanks for sharing.

mjbaker at earthlink dot net

msholloway said...

Love the card!! My husband proposed on valentines day so its extra special ! I am a kindergarten teacher so I get to spend it with adoring five yr olds !

aremus said...

I love your card. For Valentine's we usually stay home and watch a movie and we get each other a small gift. We were wanting to go on a cruise this year, but he is getting deployed shortly after, so no time.

amandaremus at gmail dot com

Andi said...

I make Hubz a card and usually some sort of themed a pink heart cake or sugar cookie with red and pink sprinkles... Hubz will usually get me flowers and a card or let the boy's pick one of those cheesy heart candy boxes.


AmyJRockstar said...

I really like your project! I want to try one like that myself. I've started making V-day gifts for my hubby. Last year I made a ceramic monkey bank for him. This year I'll probably make a Love coupon book. ;) I plan on making something from now on cause he seems to like that. :0)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway! What a treat!
I am a new follower.
Xo ~ Amy Jo

amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

VinDeeLoo said...

Very nice card.

We usually go out to eat on Valentines Day. I am sure we will do it this year too.

vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Ola said...

This is soooo cute.... I love it!!!

I always make Valentines for my hubby & our two boys.... and we usually all go out together for a Valentine meal!!!

Thank you so much for sharing

okj83 at live dot com

Angela said...

My hubby and I actually got married the day after Valentine's day so it is doubly special and he should never forget our anniversary! I love the Hogs and Kisses...very unique and really gets to the heart of the card. Wonderful!

Anonymous said...


BunnyFreak said...

The card is too funny. I wasn't expecting that type of hog. I will make a card for me hubby and a nice dinner.

Rachel Miller said...

I not only make my hubby a homemade card I also get a babysitter for our 9 year old son and take my hubby out for a romantic dinner. We celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary on December 26th so we consider ourselves to still be newlyweds!!!

McVic said...

I make little gift bags for the kids and cards for my husband.
Cute card.

Karelj said...

What a fun card! Your hubs will love it. I actually have a stamp that says "Hogs and Kisses", but it has pigs on it, not bikes. It looks like your son's wedding was just beautiful...We don't do a lot on Valentine's Day...I'll make the hubs a card and help DD make one for her boyfriend--and maybe we'll make something special for dinner, but that's about it. Not too sentimental around here. Thanks so much for sharing...and for having such a fun blog. I'm a follower! If you have a chance, stop by and visit mine. karelj at ksjennings at gmail dot com and

bird said...

Very cute thanks for sharing.

Trisha said...

This card is adorable. Yes I do make cards for Valentine's day. It is a very special day for my husband and I. It is our anniversary (did not want him to be able to every forget it). Been married 24 years this year. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win this awesome candy. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Cute card. For Valentines day I make my best friend which is my hubby his card and for my children and friends I make heart shaped chocolate cookies on a stick.

czrodlowski at gmail dot com

Elaine said...


Cute "hogs & kisses" card!

We do not do anything special for Vday. My hubbys birthday is a few days before so we just do it all on his birthday.

thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

Luv 2 Create said...

Wow 43 years, that's incredible. Congratulations. Your hubby is going to love his card. My hubby is a chocolate chip cookie lover. I bought a heart shaped pan with a great chocolate chip cookie recipe included a few years back. It makes a 12" X 12" heart cookie. He just loves it and it has become a tradition on Valentines Day. I cut a slightly larger heart out of card board covered with foil paper to place the cookie on and then wrap the whole thing with plastic wrap. Tie a huge red bow with a heart tag on it. He just loves it.

JustYolie said...

Love how your blog is all decked out for Valentine's...the card is so pretty. My wedding anniversary is on the 15th, so we get to celebrate on both days. We'll go out for a nice dinner & he'll get me flowers.

Cricut Couple said...

This hop is wonderful! So much great inspiration! Every year, Jill and I make something over the top special for my Mom and my Aunts. This year, it's a frame of yellow roses with a picture in the center, plus a special Valentine's Day card. My grandmother passed away 7 years ago and Valentine's Day is her Birthday. So, we always go out of our way to remember that special day and do something wonderful each year for everyone she was so close to. Can't wait to see more of your projects! Love your blog!

Amy said...

Very clever card, and I love your blog design. I'm hoppin' on your hog, er, blog!

Blog candy alert!