Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine Grunge Blog Hop

Hi and Thank you for hopping with us!  I want to thank Ruby our Design Team Coordinator for putting this together and Rhonda, our Guest Designer!
I love Grungy stuff but this was really a CHALLENGE for me!  So I had all the ingredients but kept moving things, adding things and taking away things and adding them back!
So here is my Project . . . Ta Daaaaaaaaaaaa!   Ok, so I am pretty proud of this!

I used Kraft paper for the card base which is 6 x 6 distressed with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Ink.
I then used the Spellbinders Grand Labels One to cut the Rockin' Red Corrugated Sheet By Jillibean Soup, also distressed with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Ink.
Then I used the Spellbinders Postage Stamp dies to cut two out of Kraft and one out of Red Coredination's paper.  Before die cutting the smallest Kraft one, I stamped A Jillian Vance Design heart background stamp from the Sending My Love Stamp Set, then die cut it, it fits perfectly into the open area of the die.  I then distressed all pieces with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Ink too ~ I love this ink color! The perfect rich brown! 

Then I stamped the red paper with the 14th stamp from the same stamp set along with the postmark stamp in Black Archival ink and used my Epiphany Crafts Heart 25 shape tool and bubble.  I die cut hearts from Rockin' Red Corrugated Sheet By Jillibean Soup using the Scalloped Hearts Spellbinders dies and used the Sprightly Sprockets Nestiboard and Bling by Want 2 Scrap designed by Donna Salazar.  I won a kit from her Ustream the other evening and it was perfect for this project!  The small tag was also from the kit.  I inked it with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Ink and Aged Mahogany ink and stamped the sentiment in Black Archival Ink.  
The Rinkle Ribbon (by AJVD) was also stamped with the Black Archival ink and the sentiment from Sending My Love Stamp set.  I used the Tim HOltz tiny attacher to staple the ribbon onto the tag!
The key was from a kit from the Tim Holtz class at Summer CHA .
Thanks for hopping by ~ I am happy with all my rearranging and proud of my Grunge Project!

I hope you are enjoying our hop today, Elisa is next on the list.  Don't forget to LINK your project for a chance to win and leave a comment!!    So please hop on over to Elisa at

Full list of participants:
Rhonda {guest designer}
DT Blog

And now for some BLOG CANDY.
Here is how to win some blog candy
There will be two prizes given out...
1st way to win some Blog Candy......
* Enter Challenge, leave a comment on this post, subscribe & become a follower  to
You will have until Saturday January 21st @ midnight
to Link your project, and you can WIN Stamp Sets
 "A {little} love" , "Sending my love" & Pear Pins.

2nd way to win some Blog Candy .......
* You must comment on every blog in this hop and subscribe & become a  follower to You will have until Saturday, January 21st  @ midnight to have all of your comments in! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE LEAVE A WAY FOR US TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE WINNER'S!
and you can WIN Stamp set "A {little} love" 


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Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the postage stamp dies and the heart postage ajv stamps you've used to coordinate!!!

Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your hop!!! So fun!!!

Tanya said...

This is fabulous!!

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Trisha said...

Oh, Bunny, I love, love, love your card so much. All your wonderful grunge detail and you stamping is wonderful. I am already a follower and a new subscriber.

Rubies Crafts said...

Bunny, your are came out amazing. So beautiful :)

Pink Cricut said...

What a fun challenge--grunge and Valentines-what could be better?

AmyJRockstar said...

Bunny you totally rocked this project! OMG, I'm always amazed by your work, but this is one of the best creations I've seen, EVER! I am gonna try so hard to get a project posted b/c I would LOVE to win those sets! I really want them! Thanks for the chance to win one set via commenting. I'd be thrilled with that too! ;) You have me addicted to Spellbinders and Epiphany punches, you know that? You started my addiction! Bad, bad influence. LOL Glad to see you guys are doing well. I will be using your project for inspiration if you don't mind for future projects. It's just too cool!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is awesome! Love the postage stamp detail and the great design!

Nena said...

Your card is so AWESOME...

hdznena at yahoo dot com

Beth Hillier said...

I absolutely love your card!

Beth Hillier

A Jillian Vance Design said...

Cute! I love the sprightly sprockets :)
God Bless,

CityGirl Planners said...

Bunny, it is fantastic! Love the colors and all the elements you used. Very grunge.

Jan Garber said...

Love the corragated paper! Such a pretty card!

buglvr2010 said...

Fabulous! Thanks for linking up with us at Paper Issues!

Kim said...

Gorgeous card!