Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentine's Day Card Blog Hop

Hey everyone, Nikki here.  Happy Saturday and welcome to the Valentine's Day Card Blog Hop. If you've come from visiting Shawnee at Life On The Bright Side, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning to Ellen at Card Monkey.  This blog hop is intended to inspire you for Valentine's Day.  So sit back, and enjoy!

Every year around Valentine's Day my friends and I have a girls martini weekend.  I make Valentine's cards and little goodies each year for the girls and each year I'm asked if I'm going to continue making cards and treats and of course my answer is always yes because I adore making things for my family, friends, etc..  This year the theme is pink..last year it was black and hot pink.  As I started making the cards and treats only 2 days ago I thought it perfect to share with everyone.

Recipe for card:
Pattern paper came from K&Company KP Valentine Specialty Stack
Solid paper came from Recollections
Lindy Stamp Gang:  Cotton Candy Pink Starburst Spray, Dark Chocolate Starburst Stain
Tattered Angels:  Sherbert
Digi Stamps came from Pink Cat Studio
Brads came from a RAK a bit ago
Sakura Glaze and Stardust
Bling came from Recollections
Marvy Matchables LePlumeII Markers
Boarder punch came from EK Success
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar
Flowers are Petaloo Color Me Crazy
Card is a 6 X 6

Recipe for treat holder:
Tin came from AC Moore (I found these closer to the wedding/party section)
Boarder punch came from EK Success
Sakura Glaze
White Gel Pen
Solid paper came from Recollections
Bling came from Recollections
Ribbon came from Michaels
Marvy Matchables LePlumeII Markers
Flowers are Petaloo Color Me Crazy
Heart was cut out from a random heart stamp that I had
My girls are in love with Jelly Bellies so that's what you are seeing in the pictures.

This is what they look like together.  I think they turned out pretty good, very pretty in pink.

Now for some blog candy.  As this is a 2 day hop, there will be 2 drawings.  One for today and one for tomorrow so check back to see another card and treat idea.  The winners will be announced on Monday, January 24 using  The prizes are $20 gift cards to either AC Moore, Michaels or Joanns....your choice.  To win, leave a comment and a way to reach you.  Become a friend if you'd like, I always enjoy meeting new people and inspiring everyone.

A special thank you to Ellen at Card Monkey for allowing me to inspire and be a stop in this awesome hop.  And thank you to everyone for looking at my card and treat idea, I hope I have inspired you all.

Until tomorrow, happy crafting and happy hopping!

Your next stop will be Sarah at Simply Sarah.


Karelj said...

Yummy! Both your card and treat tin look good enough to eat! I've been a follower for some time now, and love poking around on your blog to see what you've come up with! You can find me at ksjennings at and/or

Sandy said...

Cute set! I love the pink and the little girls is darling :)

Tami B. said...

Pretty in pink is right. Love the tiny paint can treats, and I agree with your kids, Jelly Bellies rock.

Amanda said...

I love this card and little treat idea.. the little girl stamp is so cute. am a new follower too..
thank you
ahaynes at yahoo dot com

Ellen Jarvis, aka CardMonkey said...

I TOTALLY ♥ your idea to have a "Girls Martini Weekend" to celebrate Valentine's Day. Let's see, Valentine's Day is on a Monday this year, so I think I will hurry off and plan a Girls Brunch for the 13th! Wahoooo! Love a good party! And I will definitely lift your idea for the little treat cans! There's a local candy store near me in a Farmer's Market that sells the cans already stuffed with candy, and the FILLED cans sell for less than the empty cans at Michaels. TODAY, I'll head over there. After hopping, after making some choc-covered pretzels (see previous blog stop post somewhere!), OH, and after getting dressed! I am still having too much fun hopping along. THANK YOU for joining us ... let's do it again sometime soon!

katschriber said...

pretty in pink. love this set. and that treat holder is adorable.


pigs cricut said...
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pigs cricut said...

those 2 look so cut togeter. gives me ideas for v-day

Angelia said...

love the idea of girls martini weekend... I don't drink martinis but we could certainly think of something :)
Cute,cute... never used digistamps but am feeling the bug

Shawn Mosch said...

Gotta love a pink martini girls weekend . . . can I come?


Marianne said...

Your card and pail are so pretty. I love the shimmer on your flowers! Have a great weekend with your friends, this sounds like tons of fun. I look forward to tomorrows post. Great job and thank you for sharing.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I just love your card! How fun that you have a tradition with your friends! Love it:)
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Anna said...

Very pretty in pink!!! Just adorable. Have fun! Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Noelle Dixon Knight said...

Love the idea of a girls' night Valentines! I might have to borrow it. You can find me on Facebook

mlc_15 said...

Very pretty, I love all the pink! Thanks for sharing!
mlc_15 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Love the card! I wish I was better at coloring stamps in. I also like the treat container! A girl's martini weekend sounds like a fabulous idea!!

Krista said...

She is so cute. I envy you crafters who have the talent and patience to color your stamps!
new follower--stop by my blog too!

Pat N. said...

Girl's Martini Weekend!! Now you're talking! Your card is really cute. What a good friend you are! I'm sure they will adore the gift set of card and candy. Very nice. I would love to win a gift card to Michael's or Joann's, two of my favorite stores. Thanks for the opportunity. When you get a chance please stop by my blog and consider following me. Just click on my name to get there. I'm a new follower of yours. -- Pat N.

Angela R said...

Hello, your girls weekend sounds so fun! Hope you enjoy! I love your card and your treat bucket is way too adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration! Glad I am a follower, now I can get a chance to see more of your talent!
Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing candy! Email:
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Mary Jean said...

so pretty in pink! thanks!

Brenda said...

I want a girls weekend like this. I work at a Martini Casino and love expirementing/tasting new martinis. LOL. Anyway. Great card and treats. I am a new follower and you can find me at

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Elaine said...


Your card is so cute! You did a wonderful job on it. That is the cutest little pail too.
I need a girls weekend like that, except I would have to have Margaritas. hehe

thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

can't wait to see what you have done for tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Wow wonderful job on both.


mema said...

I love PINK!!
Your cards is very very prety in Pink
Thanks for sharing

Selina said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Beautiful card & love the candy treat idea! I'm always looking for treat ideas and I happen to have a Prima flower container that would definitely work for this idea!

Contact me at

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sweet! Love the great colors and fun image!

lovescrapreflect said...

so cute your project turned out great

dobie mom of 3 said...

I am loving this idea! It is sooo cute! You have really inspired me. Thank you for sharing.

dobiemom09 at gmail dot com

Joana said...

Great projects:) Thank you for sharing. I love pink!

postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Very pretty projects - thank you for sharing!

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

I tottaly love this card and the candy container. I ♥ pink. Great job,that digi is adorable. :D

Pammejo said...

Your projects are great!!! I love the card and candy pail they are both so cute.

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

Super cute! love the little candy pail. Would never think to do that. That would be a great gift for co-workers.

maria zelinski said...

i am so stealing the treat pail for my cousins bridal shower. thanks for sharing that great idea. i am a new follower and look forward to more inspiration. thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

Those are cute cards, and I like the altered tin with jelly beans!

rynmich at gmail dot com

Lesley from WI said...

What a cute Valentine gift and card. Too cute!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

MurphyMama said...

This is such a neat idea! I wish I could have a girls weekend. Thanks for sharing your card and treat pail. It was very cute.

Angela said...

Love your card and the treat pail! Thanks for sharing with us.

Rachelle said...

I love your card, it is so cute! I love pink too.
I am a new follower.

Debc06 said...

I am a already a follower and love your projects here. TFS.

Reneeleeak said...

What a cute set! The treat pail is so pretty and I love your card.
Thanks for sharing your projects with us!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

Your card and candy container are so cute, you did fantastic!
lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

MLiss3 said...

Love your projects and all the pink!
Great idea for a girl's weekend! TFS!

trepanierm at comcast dot net

Cindylu2u said...

Fabulous tin and cards, awesome job on coloring the digi stamp, I have yet to do this, I want too there are so many cute images out there!! Thanks for the hop!!
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

K-E Kreations said...

The treat pail is fabulous!!

Karen S. said...

Love the card and the treat pail! Thanks for the chance to win!

jennyplace2 said...

Love the card and the candy looks so yummy! TFS

Trisha said...

Can we all come to your Girl's Martini weekend? Sounds like fun. Love your projects. The digi stamp is awesome. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

The Fillhard's said...

Very cute, I love matching cards and gift packaging.
fillhardfarm at ymail dot com

Becky Dunham said...

Oh these are so cute! I wish my friends had a Martini weekend - sounds like too much fun - although I would probably change it to a Margarita weekend. I am already a follower - love your blog!

TuttleTime said...

What a fabulous card...I love this STAMP!!!! Great job. Very beautiful. The colors are great, too. I am sure it's even prettier in person with all the dimension. Who would be happy to get this card?!!! :) I am following you, too.

Kristin said...

OMGoodness!!! I LOVE this set!!! IT is sooo cute! Love the little treat holder!
I am following you now!!! LOVE Your blog!
kmkluvs2scrap at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo!
I've been looking forward to this <3 Hop!

Kelsey: WomanInACrystalCase [at] Gmail [dot] com

~ I love the flowers and the treat holder! Too cute!
~ I'm already a follower.

jengd said...

Cute bucket but LOVE that card! Wonderful texture and just enough bling!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Great projects, i really love the little girl on your card.

Katsews at gmail dotcom

Sarah said...

Super cute card and great treat idea. Love the bling its all so pretty.

Jennifer said...

Oh, Nikki! What lucky friends you have! That card and treat pail are so adorable!!! :) How many did you have to make? You did such a good job!

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win (such generous candy!),

partridgelu at yahoo dot com