Gee, first I "disappear" for weeks, and now you see me twice in two days! :) Thanks for stopping by today, and for my U.S. friends, Happy Thanksgiving! It's late in the evening now in the U.S. (except for my friends in Alaska and Hawaii), and you're either relaxed on the sofa, playing family games, or, if you're really brave, out shopping in the stores that opened this evening for a head-start on Black Friday deals. Me? I'm relaxed at home, on the web with all of you, because it's another fun Lili of the Valley blog hop day!
We're celebrating the launch of 10 adorable new Baby Stamps, that will be available to purchase at the LOTV Christmas event at the Leeds shop on Saturday, November 30, and available on the LOTV website at midday Monday, December 2 (GBT).
To participate and be eligible for the prizes (isn't it fun that the LOTV hops have prizes?!), just "hop" from one blog to the next, and be sure to leave a comment on each blog. Why a comment on each blog? Because the prizes are "hidden"...even we don't know whose blog(s) is/are the "magic" prize blog(s).
You see, this time, 2 full sets of the new Baby stamps will be given away...2 lucky commenters will each get all 10 new designs! Annnnnnd....there will be a third winner of a clear set of the new Baby companion stamps! The lucky winners will be randomly drawn from all the commenters on the lucky blog(s), and announced on Saturday morning...so hop and comment away!
Here's a list of all the blogs taking part in today's hop. For the best chance of winning a prize, remember to leave a comment at each stop along the way...
Kathy (you're here!)
Enough chatter...bring on the pics, right? OK...here they are! As you may know, my main focus with LOTV is to highlight the use of the wonderful sentiment stamps and papers...but this time I couldn't resist using the baby shoes companion set to include a set of tiny tennies on this little-boy-colored card. And these papers from the Winter Wishes paper pad are the perfect complement to this theme!
The chipboard heart is painted, inked, and coated with coarse clear glitter, and surrounded with blue and tan flowers and a flourish die cut...
After fussy-cutting the stamped and colored tennies, I punched a tiny hole in each heel to "string them up" so they'd dangle from the floral cluster. They fall right over the center of the twine bow...
Here's a detail shot of a corner of the sentiment block - the sentiment stamp is in LOTV's Set 61, Quotables/Celebrate set. It's stamped onto cold press watercolor paper, die cut, the edges watercolored with Faded Jeans Distress Ink refill ink, and has just a sprinkling of Vintage Blue Frantage embossing powder around the edges...
Patterned papers: Winter Wishes, Mary Fran/Nitwit Collections for Lili of the Valley
Sentiment stamp: LOTV Set 61, Quotables/Celebrate
Baby Shoes: *new* LOTV Boys Shoes stamp
Dies: Spellbinders Labels Two; Sizzix Flowers Branches & Leaves; Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork
Chipboard heart: Maya Road Cream burlap: TheFunkieJunkie.com
Brown crystals: Prima Flowers: Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts
Embossing powder: Stampendous Frantage Vintage Blue
Miscellaneous supplies: hemp cording, lace, paper doily
Your next stop on the hop is Kim's blog to see the lovely treasure she's made to share with you! You can always use the link list up above to get back on track if you get lost along the way. :)
Remember to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog on Saturday evening (GBT) to find out if you're one of the lucky prize winners!
Good luck on the hop, have a wonderful weekend...and a big thanks for stopping by!