Monday, December 17, 2018

"Party with Penny" Blog Hop

Hello friends!
I am thrilled to be part of something fun today--a Penny Black Blog Hop!
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It’s a “Party with Penny! !
 You’re invited to join in the fun over the next several days as Penny Black reveals their newest collection of stamps and dies, Happy Heart Day. 
Penny Black is kicking off the party with a blog hop!

You should have arrived here from the talented Birgit Edblom’s blog.   If you want to start the hop from the beginning, you can go to the Penny Black blog for a complete list of all of the blog hop participants.  

 I have two projects to share! Let's start with this very bright and happy design.
The background was white-embossed with Key to my Heart (product no: 30-523) onto an Alcohol-inked background. This stamp set Key to My Heart is packed with lovely and versatile images.

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The tiny Rose Gold hearts were die cut from hearts Hearts Galore (product no. 51-492)

I stamped the hedgehop from the Lovable Stamp set (product no. 30-529) and the matching Loveable Cut Out
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I used Distress Oxide Black Soot to color the Lovable hedgehog (how aptly named!)

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I popped up the hedgehog and stamped the sentiment from Key to my Heart
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Next is a very colorful one with a modern vibe!
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I inked up the paper with Distress Oxide Ink.
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And then I ran the "Strings of Hearts (product no. 51-496) through the die cut machine.

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I purposely added a gold heart to the mix for the extra interest.As you may noticed that I stamped one of the images from Key to My Heart on top with Delicata Gold Ink.


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The "Strings of Hearts Cover Die offers a lot of possibilities. 
I hope to share more creations with you on this cover die.

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And it wouldn’t be a party without a giveaway; right?  Penny Black is giving away a $50 shopping spree to the Penny Black online store to THREE lucky winners.  To enter, leave a comment on any blog hop post (this one included). The giveaway closes on Sunday, December 23rd at 11:59 PM PST and winners will be announced on the Penny Black blog on December 31.


 Blog Hop Order

🎄------ >Virginia Lu <------🎄

 
Your next stop the fabulous Mayline Jung's blog 
Thank you so much for stopping by!
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72 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Very sweet Virginia. Your cards are adorable.

lostinpaper said...

These are so bright and beautiful Virginia, love them!!

Mariëtte said...

Such colorfull cards

Holly Mahoney said...

Love the card using the string of hearts die! Very colorful!

Maureen Jones said...

Oh I love the background on the hedgehog card!

I Card Everyone said...

Good morning, Virginia!
I'm so happy you're hopping with Penny Black... in a cool graphic, and whimsical way!
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Chandhini Swaminathan said...

Yours cards are so vibrant and cheerful, love them.

Debra Rumpza said...

Sweet! I'm so ready to make some Valentine's Day cards!

Jerrie said...

I love how you used the string of hearts! Very cute cards!!

Nandini said...

Gorgeous cards! Especially love the second card. It is so cheerful!

Lonya Mathys said...

It is so refreshing to see your colorful valentines! (Guess I'm tired of making Christmas cards).

Linda BL said...

The loveable critter card is SO cute! Love the vibrant background with the white embossing.

Momcat said...

Cute cards, love the key to my heart stamp with the wonderful colors.

Susie said...

Love the colorful string of hearts, Virginia! Very nice sample cards.

judkajudi said...

Awesome, Virginia. I especially love the String of Hearts card. Merry Christmas to you and your family. hugs.

Joy Meadows said...

Very nicely done cards, Virginia! Love the second card with the added gold touches. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Virginia.

Teri Smith said...

I think your first card is beautiful & cute at the same time. Love the vibrancy of the colours & the cuteness of the bear. I also really like the String of Hears die you used on your second card that is so very appealing. Thanks Virginia!

Pat S said...

I always love Hedgies, but the string of hearts is really great. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

Kandice J said...

These are absolutely the cutest stamps! I can’t wait to use. Thanks for sharing!

Jane Harrah said...

With a hedgehog and hearts, you can never go wrong!

Jeanne Beam said...

Adorable and sweet cards!
Thanks so much for sharing..

Denise Bryant said...

Love that cute hedgie! Adorable card! And an awesome hearts die cut for your 2nd card! Pretty colors!

Harriet said...

Wonderful, colorful cards! I am partial to the Hedgehog!

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful cards and such different looks. That hedgehog on the inky hearts is just adorable :)

bzyPTmom said...

Simply beautiful cards--so "heart" felt! I'm having a "punny" streak, that hedgehog is adorable!

conil said...

That hedgie amongst all those pretty hearts is so adorable...would love to bring hime home. And the clean, graphic and colorful second card is fabulous.

Purple Princess said...

Lovely cards! I love the hearts card!!

Janet said...

What a sweet hedgehog card! Love all those hearts. Love the die cut card, too. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Isabelle Baudin said...

OMG, I will have to get the stamp of your adorable hedgehog, he's so cute !!!! And the die you've used on your second card is really beautiful and to my point of view it could be use also for non-Valentine cards.

Leap Year Baby said...

Love both cards but the hedgehog stole my heart!

Geri Stuart said...

so different but cute! Thaks for the ideas!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Adorable cards.....I love those hearts. I just know that I want to own that set.....cutest stamp sets over at Penny Black....thank you so much for sharing your pretty work...Happy Holidays!!!

Janet McCurry said...

Yeah for Hedgehogs! Love this card! The hearts are adorable!

Patti said...

Both cards are ever so cute!! I love the beautiful background you created for your first little critter and the unique design on your second card makes my heart throb!! : )

Patti

cghundley said...

Love the colors on
the Hedgehog card
and the hearts card!
Beautiful.
Carla from Utah

Pat Fenstermaker said...

Both cards were very cute, vibrant with color!

Clemente Batan said...

I must be really slacking if you are already into creating Valentine's cards...That's a pretty String of Hearts die you used in your card. Love the technique on how you created it as a multi-colored one.-Maria Giselle B. (https://ienjoywhatido.blogspot.com)

Lisa Byers said...

I love the beautiful colors you used around the Hedgehog. So bright!! Love the little fella!!

Sharron said...

So bright and cheerful--love your colors! The hedgehog is a real sweetie too!

Dee Earnshaw said...

such sweet cards - love the vibrant colors:)

Cyndi Morris said...

Love these cards. Your background on the first one is beautiful.

Sue Smith said...

Oh my gosh Virginia, your little hedgehog is so adorable. I love both of your cards and appreciate the talent you have and to share it with us. Thank you :)

Deborah Smart said...

These cards are so cute! I love that hedgehog, and the colours are beautiful!

Maria Alder said...

Love your cards, both are great x

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love the that hedgehog card! :) So cute.

Benjamin said...

Both your cards are lovely - the background of the hedgehog one is so pretty and I love the colours of the second.

Jill said...

I think these are both SOOOOO awesome! Each special and full of Virginia crafty charm! Thanks for hopping with Penny Black today. :) HUGS!

TrainWithMeghan said...

Stunning backgrounds and designs! Love the bright colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

That hedgehog is so sweet and I love the sparkly heart that you added to the second card!

Barbara said...

Cute, cute, cute cards. Love that hedgehog! :)

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful colouring with the die cuts and that hedgehog is so cute

Eve N said...

The vibrant colors you chose are so fun. The little hedgehog is perfectly nestled in these hearts.

stampingbowd said...

I love the sweet hedgehog surrounded by hearts! On your second card the colors on the die cut are stunning! Beautiful cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love these beautiful creation!

Tracy Steinbach said...

I love your background on your first card and I love the little guy very cute! And I think it's pretty cool the colors you used on the second card I never think to use nontraditional colors.Thanks for sharing 😊

Barbara said...

Amazing string of hearts die card. So bright and cheerful.

Subhashini Swaminathan said...

Lovely cards, especially the alcohol inked background with golden hearts stole my heart.

Marianne C said...

These are two very sweet samples, love that headgehog 😁

Jean said...

Great cards! Love the inspiration!

Arlene W. said...

I love your coloring techniques, the alcohol inks are so vibrant! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Oh such a cute little one. Lovely vibrant cards, spilling love from them, thank you for sharing.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Super super cute!!!

Patti H. said...

Wonderful cards, Virginia! I'm on love with that adorable hedgehog!

TNGyrl said...

Adorable cards! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards - I love your colourful hedgie!

Sue D said...

Cute card designs with all the hearts and the hedgehog is so cute.

Dana said...

Wow!! Gorgeous cards!!I really love the heart card!!

Martha said...

The bright colors of your hedge card are right up my alley with the heat embossing on the inked Background and the cute hedge. The cover plate card is fun and looks easy and very no traditional colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linnea S said...

luv the hearty background

Renee VanEpps said...

Yay loving that we're on to Valentine's cards!

Andre M. said...

Lovely background on your first card and such a bright happy palette on the second. The string of hearts is just perfect. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

karenajo said...

Love the background on the cute hedgehog card and all the wonderful colors on the heart string card. Thanks for sharing!