Friday, December 18, 2009


Welcome to another InStyle Stamps Blog Hop!    

This month our theme is Love and Romance, and let me tell you, it was a nice change from all the Christmas stuff I have been working on lately!    You should have arrived from Mary's blog, but if not, please head on over to the InStyle Stamps blog to start at the beginning. At the end of the hop, you should end up back at InStyle Stamps where we would like you to vote for your favorite project. The DT member that receives the most votes will win a prize AND just for voting you also have the chance to win a prize too!  To receive an automatic 5% discount on your purchases, please be sure to go through this link InStyle Stamps. 

Now on to my project.  Since I don't have much in the way of Valentine's Day decorations, I decided to make one. 

The image I chose to use for this is Mike and Jessie.  I think they make a cute couple and I just love Jessie's hair style!  The base of my wall hanging is a plaque from Michael's (I picked up a bunch of these awhile back for 19¢ each ~ love clearance prices like that) and I covered it with DP.  I added a doily, ribbon and a bow and then to the bow I added these gorgeous crystal topped stick pins (another fantastic buy ~ 12 for 39¢).  

I then added the large heart, the Love sentiment (which is covered in Dazzling Diamonds) and Mike and Jessie, which were colored with copics.  With room to spare, I added two scallop heart frames and then a flower which was sprayed with Shimmer Spritz ~ but to be honest, I can't really notice any shimmer at all ~ it appears to have dried absolutely clear :(  

Ribbon was used for a hanger and to cover the holes where the ribbon went in I added a little flower to both.  As a final touch I added some scattered pearls.  I had a lot of fun working on this project and am really pleased with how it turned out.

Your next stop is Melissa and I know she will have something fantastic to share with you.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Allsorts - Pearls and Swirls
Charisma Cardz - Anything but Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Free for all

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Something to Decorate your home
Polka Doodles - Free Theme

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Mike and Jessie - InStyle Stamps (digi image) 
Ink/Coloring: Copics (E00, E01, E02, R20, R81, R83, R85, E25, E27, E57, E41, E43, E35, E37. Y21, Y23, Y26, G21, G24, G40)
aper: Pink Pirouette; DP - Bo Bunny
Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds; Shimmer Spritz (Baby's Breath); Flowers (Prima and Making Memories); Crystal topped pins (Making Memories); Self Adhesive Pearls (Michael's); Ribbon (May Arts); Plaque (Michael's)
Tools: Scallop Heart Frame and Love die cuts (Sizzix);  Heart Nesties; Martha Stewart Branch Punch 


Kim said...

Jodi what a fantastic Valentine decoration! I love it! Your image is beautiful! Great work! Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs~ Kim

brenda said...

Hi Jodi

You have clearly spent a great deal of time and thought creating a great hanger here. Love the soft colours and image.

Thank you for joining in my pearls and swirls theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Lysa said...

Cute! Lovin' all the elements to your project..

craftykitten said...

Beautiful hanger - just so elegant.

Dawn xx

Moni said...

Gorgeous hanger! Lovely image! Hugs,Moni

Madeleine Bouquet said...

Very cute, great details!:)


Jules said...

Hi Jodi

A lovely valentine decoration.

Lots of scrummy goodies.

I love the background and those gorgeous stick pins!!

Thank you for playing along with Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

margie c said...

What a sweet Valentine decoration!

Great job! TGIF :)
~ margie

Melissa said...

This is lovely! What a great idea for a Valentine's decoration!

irene said...

Love this hanger, a perfect Valentine decoration. Bye Irene

Rhonda Miller said...

Great project. These images are so cute.

Nenane said...

Super cute idea! I love Mike and Jessie. They are a classic couple. He seems so attentive. Fab project!

Lana said...

Great project Jodie!
Lana x

Janelle said...

Oh, I love it! Great job!

jan farnworth said...

nicely done

Fliss said...

This is really pretty Jodi. Love all the little details on it. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week.
Fliss x
PS:My elder daughter does anime/manga style drawing and is currently in Japan on her year abroad (she's doing a degree in Japanese)

mycardz said...

Wow! Just gorgeous! I love all the details you added too. Love your coloring - very nice job! hugz, Mary

Scrappychick said...

Super Cute!

BaNessa said...

Such a great idea.

NGCARDS said...

Great work hun! Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Annie said...

oh my, this is soooo darling!!! :)

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Awesome! what a lovely idea. Love the Mike and Jessie image and the colouring is superb!
Thanks for sharing!

Happy crafting! and Merry Christmas.

X Julie X

Sally said...

Wow this is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Julie said...

cute ornament....

Allison said...

just lovely
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous, I love how you used the doiley

Mary Lou said...

Wow Jodi~~ super!! What fabby buys you found--I would like to shop with you (Hee hee) love the way you chose the doily addition--very pretty!
Mary Lou

scrappyjan said...

Jody, This is very pretty... Fabby work!

Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations! Janiel

Cassie_lu said...

what a very cute project

Kerry said...

Soooo romantic! Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

kandistar said...

Love the embellishments on this decoration, they really bring it together and make it extra special! *Candace*

sugar n spice said...

This is so lovely, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week. Good Luck in the draw.

Merry Christmas.

Suzi x

Trimgym said...

Just such lovely projects, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck! Have a good Christmas.


Magda said...

What a fantastic project! Great idea.
Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge & good luck.
Magda :)

LuLu said...

What a great idea and fab image. Many thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles this week.

Have a magical Christmas,


Hope Jacare said...

Great project! thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. in our free for all Challenge. Have a wonderful Christmas. Cheers Claire x

JanJay said...

This is so pretty, I love the lacey doily

Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan x

Nikky Hall said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles and best wishes for 2010 and the festive season! xx

Tip Top said...

So unusual but great idea! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Sue Ramsay said...

Adorable and unusual - love it.
Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week, good luck and hope you join us again soon.

Hope Jacare said...

Great decoration - thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles! Cheers Claire x

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