Saturday, February 8, 2014

It's Our Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

Hi friends and fellow crafters! Welcome to our Valentine's Day Blog Hop! I hope you have been enjoying the hop so far!  You should have reached here from Brenda's Blog, Random Thoughts Of A Scrapbooker.  She is very creative, isn't she?
If you are just joining us, you may want to go back to our wonderful hostess, RockinRenee's blog.  There are so many great projects and I don't want you to miss a single one!  Today we are highlighting Valentine's Day inspired projects. 
My project is a banner for my sweet great niece. It's Kaylee's 1st Valentine's Day, so I wanted to make sure I sent her something special.
I started by cutting my banners from Pretty Pennants. I cut them at 5.5 inches. I used Elmo's Party for the letters, cut them at 1.5 inches and popped them up on the banners.
I wanted the banners to have a little sparkle, so I used Platinum Stickles and dotted all the holes on the heart layers. I love how they look.

I finally had the opportunity to use the Elmo and Friends Holiday cartridge that I bought ages ago. I cut both Elmo images at 4 inches. I used some Ranger Glossy Accents on the eyes and mouth. Now that I have finally cut some images from this cartridge, I think I will be using it much more. The images are adorable!

I used a pale pink ribbon to string the banner together and it is ready to be mailed off to my niece. Cute and simple!
I would like to share some love with my crafting friends this Valentine's Day, if you would like to be entered in a drawing to win a $15.00 Michael's Gift Card, leave a comment and I will announce the winner on February 14th!
Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I really enjoyed creating this banner. Your next stop on the hop is with the very talented Hrvatica. I know you will love her Valentine's Day creation!
If you get lost along the way, here is the entire blog list:
1. RockinRenee - I came, I saw, I created.
2. HappyScrapper64 - Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker 
3. gonescrappin - Col's Creative Corner  (YOU ARE HERE)
4. Hrvatica  - Croatian Crafter
5. Scootingranny - Scootingranny's World
6. MamaC - Carolyn's Creative Corner
7. Greenie8705 - Gina Beana's Crafts
8. MariaJ - Stamp, Cut, Create!
9. Di&Co - Creating Is Like Breathing
10. Dragonfly50 - Designs by Dragonfly
11. TiffysMom - Angie's Paper Passion
12. *Violette* - Whimsical Treasures
13. cricutaddicted - ScrappingForMoreFun
14. LoriSjogren - The Singing Shell
15. Scrapalette - Around the Block with Scrapalette

I am entering my banner in the Bitten By The Bug Challenge this week. You need to create a project using a Cricut Heart.

 Happy Crafting!


  1. Thank goodness you finally used Elmo!! He's a favorite in this house. ;)

    Wonderful pennant that I know Kaylee will love.

  2. make the cutests things for little Kaylee....what great love you must have for this special daughter was obsessed with him when she was a baby. We took her to Sesame Street Place and when he came out to do his Elmo's World Live show she about sprung out of my lap. Never saw such excitement. Thanks for a great memory and sharing your lovely banner. You put lots of work and love into this one.

  3. What an adorable banner! Kaylee is very lucky to have you as her Aunt!

  4. What a fun auntie you are!! Great banner! The detail is fabulous!

  5. Of course you had to use Elmo! Perfect on Kaylee's banner. You are such a thoughtful auntie. The banner is just adorable!

  6. What a very special gift for your niece! I love all the touches of the stickles and the twin on the hearts. I've always wondered if I should buy the Sesame Street carts...I have one but now think I need to get the others, even if they will have to be in digital format 'cos this banner is just so cute!

  7. I have the Sesame Street carts and never think about them! Thanks for inspiring me to get it out!

  8. Oh I love Elmo! You are such a special auntie! Love the banner!


  9. Just absolutely adorable! Love the pink hearts - and Elmo! The added details like embossing and bakers twine are perfect! So precious - and it can hang in her room far longer than Valentine's - and of course, be incorporated in a layout! You do the best banners and this is one of the best! Great job, auntie!!!

  10. Your banner is sooo CUTE!
    What a fun time with so many firsts.
    Love your sweet Elmos.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Your blog hop sister,
    Dragonfly50 (MB)

  11. Colleen this banner is FABULOUS!!!! And I know how much work you put into this because I cut that pennant for a valentine mailbox flag and I KNOW how many holes are in it. That's a lot of stickles!!! HAHA. Love that Elmo too. I just got this digital because it thought it would be neat to use for love notes to my granddaughter throughout the year. Just love this!

  12. Your banner is adorable, Colleen. Elmo and Friends added to my wishlist! TFS Christine

  13. Thank you for sharing your talents .... this banner is just so SWEET.

  14. Your banner is terrific. All the little details make really make it!

  15. Too stinking cute. I can't believe you stickled all those holes! TFS- hopping along.

  16. <3 Adorable as always!!!! julie

  17. Very festive banner! Wow, you must have a lot of patience to put that many dots of stickles on it :)

  18. Love your banner you did a fantastic job on it

  19. Love this banner - it's so adorable! Elmo holding the heart is just too cute!!

  20. Cute banner! I love the Elmo idea for a one year old.

  21. Your banner is absolutely adorable!! Kaylee surely has one of the best aunts ever!!

  22. Your banner is so cute. Elmo is the best!

  23. The banner is so fabulous! How cute is Elmo!! It must have taken forever to add all the glitz, which I love. Can never have too much glitz, lol. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  24. Awesome banner!! Love the letters and the darling Elmo's!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Valentine Heart' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  25. Colleen-Kaylee is going to love this banner. So cute! Love the Elmo cuts.

  26. Awww, I love this card and so would my one grand-daughter! lol Elmo looks so cute with all his hearts! I also love that banner!! I think you are good to go for Valentines! This is one cartridge I wish I would have bought. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  27. Your niece is going to LOVE this banner you created! I know that I do! I can't believe that you put all that time into filling each hole with stickles but it was well worth it! It looks great!

  28. So adorable Col! You are blessed to have this sweet baby in your life to lavish your creativity on:)

  29. Your niece will love it, what a cute banner. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Kim L.

  30. Super fun banner! LOVE how it turned out! Thanks for sharing with us over at BBTB2 this week!!!

    Mollie's Motif

  31. Great banner - love the cuts and layers. Love your work. thanks for joining us at BBTB2.


  32. Absolutely beautiful!!! You did an awesome job! I got Elmo and Friends Cartridge more than 3 years was a must have to me...would you believe I haven't open it yet???... :(

  33. What a sweet valentine! Your niece is going to love it. I rarely use my character carts. I need to break them out more. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and sharing your creativity.