Monday, February 7, 2011

Be My Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creative Scrapbooking Divas Be Mine Valentine Blog Hop! You should have hopped here from Denine's blog. Wasn't her creation wonderful?! I love all the Divas over at Creative Scrapbooking Diva!! If you follow my blog, and you happened upon me, be sure to go back to the beginning, so you may be inspired by all and enter in a few RAKs along the way!

What is Creative Scrapbooking Divas?
"It is a place for Divas to inspire, create and enjoy the process! We encourage members to create, try different things, challenge themselves and enjoy the process. At CSDivas we don't sell anything, we have monthly challenges with RAKs offered, great camaraderie and we like to Spotlight our members and their fabulous creations. Most of all we want our Diva members to have fun!!!"

There are 12 blogs in this blog hop, several of them have prizes and Creative Scrapbooking Divas has a prize as well!

I'm going to begin by telling you I have the best Valentine ever!!! He is a loving and caring husband and is everything a woman could want! This is my Valentine for him this year (he won't check my blog, so I needn't worry about posting it this early). I know that it's a little elegant for a man, but I couldn't resist when I spotted the cut file awhile back. It is from Prob21, here is his site.

Details: I embossed the couple in the middle and added rhinestones. All the little hearts and dots and such were part of the cut file (see above link). Then I did the glitter. I learned a trick awhile back for glitter from my mother-in-law. I used this concept, so I'd like to share it with you. Use clear tape and put it behind your cut (so the tape is on the bottom and the sticky side is on the top) sprinkle the glitter over the top and tap off the excess. Super easy way to stick it and way less mess than glue! If you look really closely, you can see that I used mostly black glitter with a bit of silver (my original intention was silver, but I only had a little left!)

You might be wondering, "is Brandi offering a RAK?" Why, yes, I am! Since this is a Valentines Day Blog Hop, the winner will be My Valentine and receive a dozen roses (paper, of course!). What do you need to do? You have 2 different ways to be entered! 1. Make a card, layout, tag, or whatever else your heart desires using either 2 different colors of glitter or the glitter technique described above (you did read my entire post, didn't you?) and post it to this discussion page AND Creative Scrapbooking Divas gallery with the tag, VDhopBrandi~for one entry and/or become a follower of my blog for another entry.

To be entered into Creative Scrapbooking Diva's prize drawing (it is separate from the roses), put your completed challenge in the blog hop event, if you complete 3 challenges, you get three entries, just mine=one, get it?! Please only post new creations. If you have any questions about this prize drawing, post them here.

Please leave a comment for each entry for the roses. You have until February 17th to submit your projects (both here and at Creative Scrapbooking Divas)! Here is a link to the next stop on the hop, Pam's blog!

Oh, here is a picture of some of the prize roses! Penny Duncan's cut file.

Crafty Creations-Scottish Luv Poem
Do You stack Up-red hot-it is a valentine and my husband is red hot!
Digi Doodle Shop-valentine
All Sorts Challenge Blog-It must me love


  1. Very pretty, he'll love it! Thanks for the glitter trick!

  2. Brandi, you are so clever! I use a tape called Be Creative Tape by Sookwang, and the glitter will not move.

  3. Love the colors of your creation! Very elegant!
    - Stephanie from CSDivas

  4. What a lovely Valentine´s for your hubby Brandi! Am sure he will adore it.
    I totally love the ¨dozen of roses¨they are perfect...

  5. Lovely work Brandi! He will love it!

  6. ohhh hooow your roses too!!!

  7. This is great Brandi! He will love it! and love your roses toooooo!

  8. Wow Brandi! Those Roses are so cute and that vday card is sooo sweet!I love it ... I'm definetaly going to do this one lol ... and I have the perfect man it'll go to :)

  9. Great card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  10. Brandy, what a fabulous Valentine!!! I love the rhinestones and thanks for the great tip on glitter! I have a couple different colors but don't use them as much as I'd like. Now I'm itchin' to break 'em out!

  11. what a great valentine card and tip for the glitter - I do get it all over the place. Yuor roses are beautiful. Hugs, antonella :-)

  12. cute card, Brandi
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


  13. Wow Brandi! Your Valentine is so elegant! Love it!

  14. Really nice caed hope he appreciates all your work.
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k3 at ameritech dot net

  15. Aw, that's so nice! Very elegant and classy. Thanks for the giveaway!
    XO ~ Amy Jo (New Follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    p.s. looks like we will both be participating in the Spring Forward blog hop! :0)

  16. Really lovely Brandi, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  17. You lucky girl - hope he's not shy!

    kitten DYSU team

  18. Very very pretty.....hey, the chocolate makes it elegant and manly....haha

  19. Wow what a stunning those colors...perfect for the man in ur life..thanx for the inspiration..:)

  20. Very swish. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  21. Just became a new follower..Check out my blog.
    Very pretty and elegant.

  22. this is such an elegant Valentine!

  23. Hi Brandi your card is really awesome and I love your interpretation of red hot ;) Thanks fpr joining us at DYSU this week! Janna

  24. Very nice! I like the silhouette.
    Mama Bear

  25. Gorgeous Brandi! He is going to love it!! You are so crafty!!

  26. Very elegant!
    Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  27. Great card,very elegant, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
    Ruth x

  28. Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  29. I love your blog hop couple, very creative and pretty. And your tags are wonderful too!
    Been here all week, just haven't left comments, sorry :)
    Valentine Hugs!
    CSDivas DT Ann

  30. stunning card...x

    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x