14 February 2011

Happy {Virtual} Valentine's Day!

Last week I had the fun idea to throw together a fun little Valentine's Day blog hop, to spread the virtual love. I thought, maybe, like ten people would want to play along. Boy was I ever wrong! Today you get to join over 40 of us to spread the Valentine's Day love, and get the chance to win one of 21 prizes while you are doing it!
First, let me show you my Valentine's and love themed cards :) This one is Romeo Loves Juliet, and its a brand new release from Pixie Dust Studio. It'll be available tomorrow! I paired it with a digi sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps. Be sure to check out the other Pixies, many of whom are hopping along with us today, for some awesome projects using images from the new release!
My next card uses my all time favorite bunny image - Bunny Hug from Amber Ink. It reminds me so much of the kids' book Guess How Much I Love You, which I adore reading to my little ones. I didn't add an actual Valentine's Day sentiment to this one, because the paper (from Webster's Pages) already had the word love printed on it - handy, yes?
My very last project I debated sharing. But then I decided I should show off the quick and easy, not foo-foo cards I make for my kids! I love the adorable image, and even though it is technically a Halloween one (Princess Babe from Amber Ink) it works for Valentine's Day too :) It's pretty simple, because I made it for my 5 year old for a Valentine's surprise in her lunch at school. She is going to go nuts over the pink and red, and that's all that matters to me!

And now to the looooong list of hoppers and prizes! You will have until Thursday, Feb 17th at 6:00 PM EST to get through this amazing list of talent and creativity. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. I will draw comments from random blogs (all using random.org) for the 21 prizes from our generous sponsors. A full list of winners will be posted here on Friday!

Here are the hoppers. If for some reason someone's post isn't up, or you get stuck, just come back here and go to the next blog!

Taylor Usry - you are here now!
Libby Hickson 

And a list of the sponsors and available prizes (in NO particular order):
Prize: $10 gift certificate (from me)
Prize: 2 rubber stamps of the winner's choice
Prize: 5 digi images of the winner's choice
Prize: 2 Cosmo Cricket 6x6 paper pads (to one winner)
Prize: 4 digi images of the winner's choice
Prize: 2 digi images of the winner's choice
Prize: 5 digi images of the winner's choice
Prize: Digi stamp set of winner's choice
Prize: $10 gift certificate to the store
Prize: $20 gift certificate to the store

Prize: see picture below
Dreamweaver's Stencils Prize: Palette Knife, Embossing Paste, 2 Stencils
Prize: 4 digi images of winner's choice
Prize: 4 cling rubber stamps from the new release to one winner
Prize: 2 dig images of the winner's choice
Prize: Meaning of Love digi stamp set to one winner
Prize #1: Timeless Love acrylic stamp set; Prize #2: 5 digi images of winner's choice; Prize #3: 5 digi images of winner's choice
Prize: stamp set of company's choice to one winner
Prize: 3 digi images of winner's choice
Prize: One Year General Membership
Wow - can you BELIEVE all of that goodness? The more you comment, the more chances you have to win! Don't forget: You will have until Thursday, Feb 17th at 6:00 PM EST to get through this amazing list of talent and creativity. I will draw comments from random blogs (all using random.org) for the 21 prizes from our generous sponsors. A full list of winners will be posted here on Friday!

And a HUGE HGE HUGE thank you to everyone who is participating today, and all of the amazing companies who donated fabulous prizes for us! Can't you just FEEL all the love? Happy hopping!

106 comments:

Amber (bambi64) said...

Cute, cute, cute cards!! Thanks for putting this together, Taylor. You're the best!

Cheryl said...

Taylor, these all are gorgeous! I love the one with the bunnies and the non-traditional Valentine's colors.

Thank you for all your work in organizing the hop.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tracey said...

I love your cards!! Gorgeous! I am off to hop along to the rest!!

gudrun said...

Hi Taylor.
Love your cards. :) They are all beautiful.

Thanks for letting me be a part of this bloghop. Love it! :)
Have a great valentines day.
xo

Jane Matsumoto said...

Wow, Taylor! What an amazing blog hop! I am so happy to participate along with such amazing talent. Happy Valentine's Day!

Victoria said...

whata fantastic idea Taylor - off t hop it may take me a while x

Brigitte said...

I love your cards!!! I'm a new follower and I think you had a great idea with this blog hop!!!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Gorgeous Cards, love all three, my fave has to be the Romeo and Juliet one, gonna have to get those images tomorrow.

Thanks for organising such an awesome hop, can't wait to see what everyone created. I had great fun working on my projects.

Happy Valentines Day
Suzi
xxx

Erica said...

The cards are all fabulous! Love the Romeo and Juliet card! Great work!

Sue said...

Cute cards !!!! I like the princess one best...

Montse said...

Cute cards. Wonderful. Congratulations.
montsetorres1968@gmail.com

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

I love all three!! Great layouts and color choices, the image for the first is my favorite, how adorable!

silvia said...

Super cute cards!! I especially love "bunny hug" !

shersl84bed said...

Wozzers! What a huge blog hop. I know what I will be doing today. yay!

Happy Valentine's Day! Your cards are beautiful. I love the layers.

ShersL84bed@aol.com

Jennifer Dove said...

yay,,,,this is going to be fun!

Craftilicious said...

Gorgeous cards and a fabulous way to hop around on Valentines Day. Thanks for organising a great hop!

Karin said...

Thanks so much for including me in the hop today :) LOVE the Amber bunny card! Great soft coloring of those cute bunnies and the layout of the princess card is fantastic! This is one amazing blog hop...Thanks for all your hard work in making it happen :)

Allye said...

Wow, what a great blog hop!!! I love your cards but my fav is the bunnies, it also reminds me of the book Guess how much I love you - my kids love this book.

TannyP said...

You are a super Valentine! What a fabulous trio - I'm so glad you put this idea together - so I could be inspired! Thanks, Taylor!!

Jennifer Lee said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Kiksisworld said...

A Valentins Hopping. Great idear. Love your cards. They are so beautiful. Happy Valentins Day.

Hugs Kiksi

Patricia said...

Wow, Taylor - you just simply amaze me with the way you pulled this hop all together in just one week. Thank you for inviting me to be part of it!

Your work is terrific as always. Your girl is going to love her lunchtime surprise. One day you'll have to teach me how to color anime images! I can never get the hair to look right. And the bunnies - well, I guess great minds think alike, as you'll see when you get to my blog. ;)

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day. I <3 you, girlfriend.

BlackBird said...

Thank´s for this hop. The card all are amazing.

Beth aka BR-T said...

Taylor thanks for pulling this all together! I love you cards especially all things Pixie Dust! Beth aka BR-T

Ann said...

Cute cards!!I love the Romeo loves Juliet!

Juanita said...

Wow, you managed to make 3 awesome cards in the middle of putting all this together. That's pretty amazing, I don't know where you found all the energy to get everything done but you did a fabulous job. Thank you (and your hubby) for all the time you put into making this hop run smoothly.

Caroline said...

Adorable cards!!! Wow, thank you for this blog hop!!! :)

Katie said...

Taylor, both cards are adorable! I love them both!

Ronnie said...

All of your cards are beautiful! I also love that cute bunny stamp!

Amberbop said...

I am over-whelmed, awe-struck, wildly impressed and heart-happy. You are an inspiration, Taylor!

I think overall I'm pleased as punch that a certain little miss is getting a little bit of Amber Ink. princess-time in her lunchbox. Thank you so much, you've made this Valentines day soar.

Sugar said...

those are all great cards! adorable!!

Cat said...

Your cards are adorable, Taylor! Thanks for all of your hard work in putting this hop together. You did an amazing job! Thanks for the opportunity to participate with such fabulously creative crafters!

Erin said...

Wow 3 cards, you have been busy! Thanks so much for putting this hop together. I'm sure it was tons of work.

Real Life In A Minute said...

All cute and so inspiring! I paint more than make cards but am working on a Valentine Card. Gotta finish it.

marthahernandez said...

Happy valentine`s day you tooo!!! thanks for beautiful cards

Sprytebyrd said...

Such great cards, Taylor! I really love your Romeo Loves Juliet card, the papers and ribbon and layout are all just awesome! And, I can see why you love that bunny image! So cute!!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Saskia said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

Wow... a blog hop, that sounds GREAT!! Hop, hop, hop... to the next blog!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

jan farnworth said...

wonderful projects

Emily Leiphart said...

Way to organize this fabulous blog hop, Taylor! Thank you so much!! I love all your cards. Your fussy cutting is phenomenal, as is your cutting. My favourite is the bunny card! Way to rock the Amber Ink!!

Cathy said...

Gorgous cute cards ... love them all.
Fab hop sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Jen P said...

WOW is right - your cards are awesome and the prizes are awesome too! :)

Louise said...

Darling cards Taylor. Thanks for organizing the hop and for letting me participate. Happy Valentine's Day! Louise

Pam Hornschu said...

Taylor, once again, thanks so much for putting all of this together.
Love your cards. Your coloring is gorgeous as usual. My fave is the bunny love card...the colors are unique with a vintage feel. Have a great Valentine's Day! <3

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win some blog candy.

Scrappychick said...

Wow! Taylor your cards are all extra awesome! I just love the first one and the bunny image is soooo sweet! I am sure AG will just love her adorable Princess card...its so girlie!
Thanks so much for organizing all this! I hope you take a minute to have a great Valentine's Day!
Cyndi

Anne Marie said...

Beautiful cards love the boy and girl... my fav!

Shazza said...

oh my, I have a lot of hopping to do, thank goodness I have until Thursday. Your cards are gorgeous x

Lindsey said...

Wow, not only did you organize this virtual blog hop extraordinaire, but you also had time to make three lovely cards to share! Way to go, Taylor! Thanks for this. (And Team Orange rocks!!!)

Lisa said...

WOW what an adroable card and what a great way to spend valentines day!

Jakuque said...

OOHH!! Taylor it's so cute!! the second card is very special, congratulations!!!

Happy valentine's day!!!

mobolilu said...

Wow -I will have to hop a lot till the end of this blg-hop! But if the others show cards as wonderful as yours it will be much fun!

Best wishes ILo

Lorraine said...

Oh your cards are so adorable! The bunny hug one is my fav! Thank you for assembling this huge awesome hop!

Lisa said...

Those are such sweet cards!

Janelle said...

You are one crazy crafty girl. Each card is so professional and lovely. Especially the cards for the kids. I still wonder where you find all of your time. Thanks for a great V-Day and hope yours is quite a treat too!

susanne said...

Beautiful Cards! That 'bunny hug' stamp is too adorable!!

Pam said...

How do you spell success? T-a-y-l-o-r'-s B-l-o-g-h-o-p. Such fun! Thanks for all your hard work and I hope the Godiva fairy is extra nice to you tonight.

Lisa Lynn said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love the variety. Happy Valentine's Day.

Chantal said...

Happy Valantines day!!
Got some hopping to do :D

Nice projects!

Lisa said...

adorable!!! Thanks for sharing

Kristi said...

ver cute blog and thanks for hosting!

Polly said...

Bueno gracias al blog de Patty estoy por estos lados viendo tu trabajo, las tres tarjetas estan super lindas. Y te felicito por la idea del blog hop particularmente me encantan, nos permiten conocer gente maravillosa y nuevos trabajos, tecnicas y porque no la posibilidad de compatir intercambios.
Feliz Dia. Saluditos desde Venezuela.
http://manualidadespolly.blogspot.com/

Cecilia said...

Happy Valentine´s day!! I love your cards.

Kerry said...

Taylor, gorgeous gorgeous cards!!! And you are absolutely AMAZING!!!! Thanks so so much for putting together this super loving Valentine blog hop!!! Loveeee ya!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous projects, Taylor!
Thanks for sharing your creations! Happy Valentine's Day!

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards Taylor! I really love the bunny one :)

Nena said...

All of your cards are beautiful!Thank´s for this hop.

Lisa said...

I love love LOVE your bunny card! It totally does remind me of the book, "Guess How Much I Love You"! And that is one of my all time favorite books! :) TFS!!

Michelle Single said...

Such a fun idea! Those images are so cute!

Julie E said...

What a wonderful hop, thanks for organizing it! I went in reverse order, so I saved the best for last :>) Lovely cards - cute, sweet, and adorable! So great to see the versatility of turning a Halloween image into something else too.

Charlotte said...

Your bunny card is absolutely adorable! And, I love the Webster's Pages paper you used!

Juliet A said...

Your coloring is great, but that Bunny hug image is to die for!

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness Taylor...your creations are DARLING!!! Great post also. Thanks for organizing this fabulous hop!!! I hope you had a super Valentine's Day!!

grace said...

love love love the cards!
thanks for sharing =)

ms.espresso said...

such a fun blog hop idea, and a perfect pick me up for tonight, as I've been at home sick. Love the bunny hugs image & card, it's super cute!

Zarah said...

Such super duper cute cards! I HEART Romeo & Juliet and their beautiful card! :D

sari said...

awww.. your cards are all so sweet! Hope you had a great valentines day!

Anke said...

I like your bloghopping. It is a great inspiration.
Thanks for organising.
I'm off to visit the other blogs.

Leanne said...

Thanks for this opportunity.

Kim said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeee! This is so much fun, Taylor! Thanks for including me and all of your cards are fantastic! How on earth did you get them all done in time? haha!

Anne Marie said...

Whew!!! Went through all the wonderful blogs! It only too me 2 days lol! I have to say WOW there is so pretty awesome talent out there. Thanks for all the inspiration and all your hard work everyone! Hop on!!!!!

wendyp said...

oh my goodness! CUTE! I don't know how you managed to create not just one but three amazingly cute cards allwhile pulling everything together. You rock!

Thanks for organizing this and bringing everyone together for a fun hop! Now I'm off to go hop, hop, HOP!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Wow, I hope I can get through the whole hop! Thanks for the chance at some goodies too! And I love the cards.

Stephanie Zito said...

Oh my goodness Taylor, they are all so wonderful!! Thank so much for putting this hop together! I can't wait to see all the wonderful creations! Off to hop!

Brennen said...

I'm so excited to start the hop. So many blogs to visit. Oh, my!

Mimi said...

cute cards ~ love them all! wow...what a generous list of prizes...let's get hopping! ;)

little man's momma said...

Great Cards! Thanks for putting this hop together. I have my snack and ice tea so I am ready to hop along this list.

Anonymous said...

well, here goes, i'm ready to hop, and see some more great cards like yours! should be FUN!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Michelle Galloway said...

OMG! What a hop! Can't wait to see everyone amazing work, and 21 prizes to boot! off I go!

sunghee said...

Oh my goodness! I cant' believe how many cards you were able to make! Awesome creations. Thanks for let me be part of the hop! THANK YOU!!!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Its a great hop!! Loving all the super cards and projects. Thanks!!

grandmalee said...

You can really pull together an awesome hop! What a wonderful list of hoppers! I love your awesome cards! The coloring is over the top, and I really love all of the images!

Karen L said...

Awesome hop and I love, love love your bunny card!

Ildiko said...

Lovely creations, bigest blog hop I ever seen, off to hop
hugs
Ildiko

Cat Spicer said...

Holey Moley! I'd better grab a cup of tea and get set for some serious eye candy! Your cards are great, thanks for coordinating this awsome hop!

Heidi said...

Beautiful cards, and thank you for coordinating this fun event.

Barbara said...

Wow!!What A Hop! Adorable cards. You are so talented. Thanks for organizing all of this for us. I will try to hop and see all the wonderful ideas. XX Barbara

Tal said...

The cards are beautiful and thank you for this great blog hop!

Dawn said...

Your cards are beautiful and I especially love the bunny card. Too cute!

Monika Reeck said...

ooh cute and darling card...they are all cuuteeee...love all...hugs, Monika

Lillian Child said...

Those hugging bunnies just have me smiling out loud - all of your cards creations are so sweet - great coloring talent! And oh my, what a HUGE hop - going to grab a hot cocoa and enjoy all the talent that lies ahead of me ... thanks for putting it all together!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Jennifer Moore said...

All the cards are cute. I love the 2nd one best. Those rabbits remind of me Little Nut Brown Hare (is that from the same book you mentioned?).

Lea said...

Love your cards! Beautiful work!

Lea Kimmel
leadonna24@aol.com

Leona said...

Very cute cards. Thanks for the hop.

Sheng said...

These are such cute cards.

KindredEsprit said...

What cute cards! I especially love the Romeo Loves Juliet & the hugging bunnies images! Sooooooo cute! Thanks for organizing the VDay blog hop & spreading the crafty love!

Dayle said...

Lovely cards!