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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine's Blog Hop with 7 Kids College Fund!

Welcome to the 7 KIDS Valentine Hop! Are you ready for hearts and flowers? Oh, and don't forget love. I hope you will all share Valentine projects with us! Thanks so much for joining us. 

And, one random hopper will win a
$20 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the store!!!

And we will be selecting one lucky guest designer!

Here's how you can win:
1) Make your way through all the blogs on the hop and comment on EACH DT member's blog. 
2) Return to the Challenge blog and comment.
3) Come back to the store blog on Wednesday 2/4 when we'll announce the random winner. 

Remember to support the DT! If you like a project, make sure you click through that DT member's links which will help them earn credit toward purchasing more goodies to make more projects to show you!!!

Let's HOP!!!
Karen H (You are HERE!)

You should have arrived here from the lovely and inspiring Michele! :o)

For my Valentine project, I made a little wall hanging bursting with love for a precious 6-year-old named Baylee. She is this month's recipient of the I Feel the Love Project, where we craft to deliver love to those in need. While Baylee fights a rare disorder, we are preparing a surprise package of joy. :o)

Hearts, roses, and butterflies will soon fill her room with love from my sappy heart. :o)
A closer peek at the Copic-colored Elisabeth Bell image, beautifully named Bella Sole Love Letters and accented with Star Dust and rhinestones:
The gorgeous patterned papers are from Authentique's Smitten collection (to match the mailbox I posted yesterday). I used a variety of metal dies from Marianne Design to add extra layers of love, all of which have been sponged with Tim Holtz Barn Door distress ink. For texture I added lace and crinkle ribbon, with a rose-centered bow for sweetness. Fluttering out from the trims is a sunshiny trail of butterflies, on their way to Baylee to cover her in the healing warmth of love.

The bottom corner contains a sweet little envelope (made from a doily card wrap cut file), secured with trendy twine and a metal heart charm. It is lined with red script paper, to which hearts are bubbling up with... yes... more love! 
I used my crop-a-dile for the eyelets and strung it with the same cheery red ribbon that rests atop the lace. My base is a Lori Whitlock cut file. It is my heartfelt prayer that this, and everything else I made for her this month, will surround Baylee with the divine love that surpasses knowledge. :o)

*** Your next stop is the incredibly talented Karen G, a constant source of inspiration! Thank you for fluttering along with us! ***

Challenges entered:
*613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Gift Set)
*Crafting for All Seasons~ For the Girls
*Creative Cutting Challenge~ Valentine's Day (Envelope with hearts, base)
*DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ January Linky Party (Anything Goes)
*Elphine House Australia~ Lots of Layers
*Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
*Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Valentine's/Love plus Ribbon
*Sparkles Monthly Challenge~ New Stash (Image, paper, charm)
*Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge~ Anything Goes with Ribbon and Bows
*The Ribbon Girl~ Anything Goes
*Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
*Winter Wonderland~ Butterflies


  1. What a pretty wall hanging project Karen! love the image and all the special touches you've added on to your project... Your details and embellishes are just perfect... This would make anyone smile to have it hanging on their wall. I know that recipient will love and admire you for making this for her..... TFS , will start hopping now!

  2. WOW! This is stunning Karen. The image is delightful and coloured so beautifully. I love the pretty papers and wonderful use of your die cuts. As always, your attention to detail is amazing, I especially love your sweet envelope filled with hearts. I am sure Baylee will feel so happy when she receives this special gift.
    I hope you are having a good week.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. What a sweet wall hanging. I love all the fun details. This is such a great gift to receive. Baylee will cherish it for years to come.

  4. Gorgeous Design and such happy colour's thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love it if you came and joined us again next week for another fun challenge....
    Suzy B DT

  5. awwww what a GORGEOUS creation Karen, just look at all the detail. You always know how to make a person drool over your creativity. FABULOUS as always hun. Thanks for inspiring me. =)

  6. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! Oh my, you just brought the image to life in color!! She pops right off the paper!! I love all of the amazing layers!! Each detail is fabulous!! The papers and die cuts you've used are just gorgeous!! This will look so beautiful hanging on Baylee's wall!! It's amazing and stunning and so, so beautiful!! Love, love it my dear friend!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Karen, your wall hanging is so beautiful! So bright and cheery, too! Baylee will love this!!!

  8. Wow is this gorgeous! Your little details are so sweet and the image, wow looks spectacular with the reds. I love the little pocket envelope too. The dies really look great. This will be well loved!
    Hugs Kelly

  9. Such a pretty card. Your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for playing along in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #87: Valentine/Love plus ribbon.

  10. So beautiful Karen..wonderful colouring so bright and cheerful..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Another fabulous project that will no doubt bring Baylee endless joy. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge.
    DT Leader

  12. AWE Baylee is going to LOVE this wall hanging!!! I know I do!!! It is very Beautiful!!!!

  13. Just love your coloring, the bold colors and got to get that paper. Fantastic job.

  14. Great project i love it.
    Huggs jackelien

  15. GORGEOUS wall hanging! Baylee is gonna love it! Wow, everything you create is absolutely beautiful! You have such an eye for selecting the right image, the right papers and the perfect embellishments! The image is just adorable and your coloring is always incredible and so perfect! I LOVE this Karen! Fantastic project and so inspiring!
    Have a GREAT evening my friend!
    Sherrie K

  16. Bright & happy colors are the best medicine !! :))
    This wall hanging just sings with glee!!
    You can't help but smile when you see it & that's exactly the point !! :)) :))
    Makes me so happy to see you putting your heart into project for Baylee & her mom -- :))
    Sending hugs !! Xo

  17. much going on with this beautiful card. It's happiness for the eyes. Thank you so much for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  18. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 13: anything goes with ribbon or bows - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  19. I can't believe the talent this blog hop is sharing. I must really learn how to use my copics better.

  20. Such a pretty card - so bright and cheerful.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  21. Ooooh Karen your card is truly beautiful all of the colours and the image and embellis are so lovely xx

  22. Karen this is amazing! Love the colors and the layout... thank you for joining TTCRD this week.,

  23. Oh my goodness, Karen, this is a stunning wall hanging and Baylee is going to love it! What a gorgeous creation, the papers and diecuts and then your fabulous colouring of that darling image! Wonderful. TFS

  24. I'm sure Baylee will love this awesome wall hanging Karen. Love the colors, your coloring and the added details.

  25. Wow.....gorgeous favourite petra die..used beautifully. ...that image looks awesome. ♡♡♡

  26. WOW! Gorgeous card. Beautifully colored, designed and embellished. Love it!


  27. Beautiful card..i am sure little Baylee will fall in love with such beautiful creation...wishing both of you the very best ..

  28. WOW!!!! How pretty! Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge. Good luck!

  29. Stunning card, marvellous papers and design. Wonderful embellishments. Thanks for joining in with us at Sparkles Monthly. Caz

  30. All I can say is wow! What detail and fabulous work. Thanks for sharing this week at 613 Avenue Create.
    Nancy, DT

  31. This card is soooo precious. Wow...all that beautiful paper is amazing. My niece would love this!

  32. Baylee will love this sweet wall hanging! Beautiful project!

  33. What a beautiful wall having Karen. I love the papers and vibrancy. Baylee

  34. This is truly outstanding. It is so full of beautiful elements..those diecuts are gorgeous on the top and bottom of this image. This is a beautiful EB image and you colored her fantastically. I adore her yellow apron...and don't think I didn't notice those chocolates in the heart shaped box. They're colored beautifully, too. This card has so much to it that it would be awesome to see it in person...I'm thinking that you could just sit and study it for a bit, put it down, then pick it up and see MORE pretties on it that you didn't notice the first time. I love this card and the papers and colors are gorgeous. Hugs, Gail

  35. Such a sweet Card love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

  36. Super sweet project! Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Fiona x

  37. Hi Karen, This is totally stunning! Your colouring is so perfect...your grass is fab!!! Thank You so much for sharing at Elphine House Australia for our Lots of Layers Challenge!
    Lynne DT xx

  38. This wall hanging is so pretty, Karen! The image is so cute and your coloring looks amazing! Love how you added the lace and ribbon too! :)


  39. Gorgeous card, Karen! Wonderful coloring and details make this so special! Thanks for joining us for the Elphine House Australia Lots of Layers Challenge!


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