Welcome to the Gingersnap Creations’ Valentine Blog Hop and Hop Stop #4!
Debby's Stuff. If you are starting here, welcome! It's a loop so you can start anywhere along the way!
At each stop, you will need to collect a word. There are 9 stops in all starting and ending with the Gingersnap Creations blog where you can get all the specific information and get a peak at the the goodies in the Valentine Giveaway, including some treats from The Artistic Stamper.
So, if you visit all the stops, you should end up right back at Gingersnap Creations with 9 words. When you get all your words, unscramble them to form a quotation about love. Once you have your guess at the quote, email it and your name to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 20, 2010. We will be picking one lucky winner at random from the correct entries to win the Valentine Giveaway package! That's all there is to it!
If you get lost along the way, you can see the entire route at Gingersnap Creations.
My word is "everyone".
Your next stop on the hop is Joanne at Made by Joanne.
But before you go...... let me fill you in on my Valentine for today. All of the stamps are from The Artistic Stamper. The fabulous lady and the heart and sentiment sets can be found HERE. I've also used some of their great small-scale Design Essentials background stamps (dots and houndstooth) to give some pattern to the hearts. I colored my little lady with Copics, added a little glitter (which of course doesn't show up in the photo!) and cut her out. I also cut out my stamped hearts. Since one of the current challenges at Gingersnap Creations is to use lace and/or fibers, I tucked some blue lace trim in around the images and under the scalloped paper panel.
For the background, I used a paper piercing template that I found online at Etsy's Every Thing Creative shop.
I downloaded the file, then printed it out on heavy vellum cardstock (you can find some good quality vellum cardstock at Papertrey Ink and Stampin' Up). I printed it on vellum so that I would be able to see exactly where I was placing the pattern on my paper.
Once I aligned the pattern using the blue centering lines on the download, I stuck it to my paper with post-it notes so that it wouldn't shift while I was piercing. I put the paper and template on top of a piece of plastic foam packaging (I got it out of one of my Close to My Heart stamp sets), and placed all of that on a self-healing mat. Then I just pierced the part of the design that I wanted, to cover the upper portion of my background paper.