Monday, February 14, 2011

Welcome to the Virtual Valentine's Day Blog Hop...

So how do you win this package of blog candy from Dreamweaver Stencils? Hop from blog to blog by following the list of our Dream Team members at the bottom of this posting. As you go through the list be sure to leave some Valentine "love" ...this will be in the form of your wonderful comments on the design team's creations. (If you would like to see a card made with the two stencils you could win see the card from yesterday.) There are more than 19 companies involved and they are giving away some awesome Valentine blog candy. Taylor Usry's Blog is a place to find out all about these giving companies. So if you want to know more, or if you lose your way, or you want to continue on with a hop to another company's design team Taylor is the master mind behind this Virtual hop. The more blogs you visit and the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. These opportunities will continue through Thursday at 6:00 PM. Taylor will randomly choose one winner for the above gift packet from Dreamweaver Stencils.

Also if you "become a new follower" on my blog (or even a new follower on any of my Dream Team's blogs) and leave a comment that you have done so, you are eligible to win a special new stencil design. We will randomly choose three winners.


The metal Valentine that I am posting today was created by Magdalena Muldoon of Mercart, and she has used the following stencils: Heart whimsy (LL599), the Dogwood background (LG628), swirls (LJ863) and love (LM213). She has dry embossed the first three designs on navy blue aluminum and then sanded the embossed image with a fine grit manicure sanding block. Then she embossed the heart portions of the design a bit more...to make them pop. (It is amazing how much the metal will emboss.) She has a piece of suede that she positions under her work to make this happen while she hand embosses the metal. I finished the creation by paste-embossing the small vertical love stencil in metallic silver embossing paste (DSP) on silver card stock.

Now, take your time the next few days and enjoy the Hop! Remember you have until 6:00 PM Thursday evening to leave some comments. After you leave here you will go on to Terrece Sidoway's blog, but here is the list of the designers on our Dream Team who are playing along this week just in case you want to become a follower on their blogs:









Remember if you get lost or are wondering where to go next you can always go back to Taylor Usry's blog to find the list of other blogs to visit and connect to the companies who are offering blog candy. Here is a list of the companies and some of the fun things you could win:

- StampInsanity - with a set of choice for one winner
- Meljens designs - 4 digis to one winner
- Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis to one winner
- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate (from me)
- Christian Paper Crafts - 1 year general membership
- Paper Pretties - 3 total winners: 1 person will receive Timeless Love stamp set; 2 people will receive 5 digis of their choice from the store
- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner
- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digi images to one winner
- The Scrappychick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads to one winner
- Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to 1 winner
- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of winner's choice to one winner
- Amber Ink - $10 gift certificate (and more if people use an Amber Ink product - see deets on their blog)
- Simply Betty Stamps - 3 digis of the winner's choice
- Mark's Finest Papers - set of their choosing to the winner
- Dreamweaver's Stencils - a couple stencils, pearlescent embossing paste and a palette knife
- Chi Chi Memories - Meaning of Love Digi Stamp Set to one winner (new addition)
- Little Potato House - $20 gift certificate (new addition)
- Kenny K digis: 4 digis to one winner (AND: 2 digis to anyone who uses a Kenny K image for their hop card) (new addition)
- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: winners choice of 2 images




66 comments:

silvia said...

I adore this card!!LOVE the metallic silver embossing paste!! I am a follower of your blog :)

bc2ucla said...

Wow! I want to be able to do that! I've been a follower of your blog for about a month.

Karin said...

The embossing is just amazing! This whole metal embossing is new to me, so I'm completely facinated! Lovely :)

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wow there are no words for how impressive this is but WOW! Beth aka BR-T

BlackBird said...

Wow, that looks beautyful.

Mrs. Durang said...

I saw my first Dreamweaver demo last night and I am in big trouble now. I love, love them. Glad to be on my first hop.
Nancy

Sugar said...

wow thats so pretty!

Sue said...

Wow!!!! Cool card!!!

Cheryl said...

Wow - this is gorgeous! Happy Valentine's Day!

Jane Matsumoto said...

This is lovely! I'm new to Dreamweaver's Stencils and am going to go check them out after hopping. Happy Valentine's Day, Lynell!

Erin said...

Very sweet, Happy Valentines Day!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Beautiful creations, I love how embossing metal gives such wonderful textures.
Happy Valentines Day
Suzi
xxx

jan farnworth said...

you did a great job thanks for sharing

Kiksisworld said...

Gorgeous card! Never saw this before.

Happy Valentins Day!

Hugs

Kiksi

Sprytebyrd said...

WoW! Beautiful!

Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

wendyp said...

love the embossing on the metal! Such a stunning effect!

Kristi said...

ooooooooo ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Love the card and the prize!

shersl84bed said...

I am a new follower, and love these stencils, gorgeous.

ShersL84bed@aol.com

Brigitte said...

Wow, this is simply stunning!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Alison said...

What a beautiful project! I love Dreamweaver Stencils. I am following your blog now. This project is very inspiring!

Tracey said...

Just gorgeous!!

Louise said...

This is so beautiful Lynell. We are kindred spirits, I almost used the heart flowers today! Happy Valentine's Day, Louise

Lisa said...

WOW I love this!!! Thanks for sharing!

mobolilu said...

Wow, what an interesting matreial- I would love to use it on my slef created papers.
Best wishes ILo

Scrappychick said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the colors and the metallic with the embossing!
Cyndi

Chantal said...

happy valentinesday!!

Lorraine said...

Ooh another gorgeous creation! I've got to look into those products!

Cat said...

What a gorgeous project Just stunning! Happy Valentine's Day!

Allye said...

Very elegant - a wonderful card

Wendy said...

Lynell....this is fabulous! I love how she used two different background stencils! I wish it wasn't so late....I want to do this! I hope you had a super Valentine's day!!

Juliet A said...

This is such a glamorous card - the metals really shine here!

Pam Hornschu said...

That card is absolutely amazing. I have got to break out my metals and play with that again. If I had that card, I'd be framing it and hanging it on the wall. Happy <3 Day, Lynell!

Saskia said...

Gorgeous card, so elgant!

Hop, hop, hop... to the next blog!

Greetings, Saskia :)

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Wow very elegant. Thank you for sharing.

Anke said...

Love it!!

Sammibug said...

Wow, this card is fabulous! I'm loving all the wonderful creations on this hop! I'm a new follower of your blog, too!

Anne Marie said...

Oh my gosh now that is eleglant and gorgeous!

marthahernandez said...

thanks for sharing i liked the metal embosing!!!

Pam said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Stephanie Zito said...

Oh wow! Stunning card! I'm now a follower of your blog! I haven't tried your products yet but I'm definitely going to now! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kerry said...

Wow, simply beautiful! My good friend loves Dreamweaver and she makes beautiful projects. I'm now a follower. :D

Ildiko said...

Gorgeous card, bigest blog hop I ever seen, off to hop
hugs
Ildiko

Cat Spicer said...

Love the metallics!

Tanya said...

WOW That card is stunning!!

Heidi said...

What an interesting technique. Gorgeous result. I'm excited to try it, myself!

Sunghee said...

Stunning! So glad to have found your products. wow~!

Hannah Clark said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful project!

Barbara said...

I am follower 96 :) I am so in awe of this card and technique. Gorgeous card. This product is a new one to me. I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing with all of us. XX Barbara
http://u-inspire-me.blogspot.com/

scrappykate said...

Hi, Lynell, I'm a follower now. Can't wait to see more of your fabulous creations! Love the metal embossing. The background combining several stencils is amazing.

Patricia said...

Wow - that embossed panel is an awesome blend of elegance and whimsy! Very cool!

Lindsey said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! I have been very tempted by your lines at my lss, and this might just give me the extra push to jump in! I'm going to be a new follower of your blog, too.

TannyP said...

Holy doodle - that's incredible!! Love the metal =)

Karen L said...

That metal embossing is so dramatic and inspiring! I need to check out this technique! I have added myself as a new follower and looking forwsrd to lots of new ideas!

Janelle said...

Oh my word. So neat and gorgeous and something new to try! Hmmmmm {wink}

Brennen said...

Spectacular! That's gotta take a lot of practice. Very nice. tfs

Terrece said...

I love the card. Magdelena is so inspiring as are you!!! thank you for your help with the hop. I couldn't have done it without you!!!

Leona said...

Very interesting card using stencils.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is spectacular, Lynell! I love the different patterns in the metal. If I could touch your card on my monitor, I would!

Sheng said...

Love how you embossed them. Very cool.

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

WOW, this is really cool!

KindredEsprit said...

This is spectacular! Thanks for sharing this steps. I'll have to try this out!

Polly said...

realmente muy bonito y la textura metalizada me encanta.
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Taylor said...

What a cool card - i love it!!! I'm SO glad I've discovered Dreamweaver's Stencils!!!!! (It's all Pam's fault, lol). Thanks so much for hopping with me on Valentine's Day!

Lea said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

Lea Kimmel

Lea said...

That embossing paste is really cool stuff!

Cin said...

Stunning card gf! The metallic is very eye catching. It's so beautiful I would want to frame it so that I could look at it all the time!

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