Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!! Blog Hop!!!

Happy Valentines Day!! Welcome to the Virtual Valentine'sDay blog hop!!!
Today a group of friends and designers decided to have a blog hop where 21 sponsors will be giving away a whole slew of fun! Hop along the blog hop and leave a comment and all winners will be chosen by random.org!! Good luck!


Taylor Usry - http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/
Libby Hickson - http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/
Cindy Coutts - http://cindycoutts.com/
Cyndi Bundy - http://scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/
Amber Hillman - http://ambersantics.blogspot.com/
Angelique Nederpel - http://scrapping-angel.blogspot.com/
Tanya Johnson - http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
Suzi McKenzie - http://mrsweyremaster.blogspot.com/
Cathy Wallington - http://ellieskeeperscreations.blogspot.com/
Pam Hornschu - http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Wendy Price - http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Patricia Hays - http://thinkingofinking.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Maria Levine - http://riacreations.blogspot.com/
Sandie Dunne - http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
Juanita Gillen - http://stampintwilghtmom.blogspot.com/
Janelle Stollfus - http://rainpuddlesdesign.blogspot.com/
Mary Collins - http://www.softangelkisses.blogspot.com/
Berenice Rendon - http://karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/
Cheryl Gorka - http://shestamps.blogspot.com/
Jessica Fitzgerald - http://jkfitzgerald.blogspot.com/
Dee Morris - http://sprytebyrd.blogspot.com/
Darsie Bruno - http://www.craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/
Sandy Allnock - http://acolourfulworld.blogspot.com/
Margie Cortina - http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/
Kathy Fronczak - http://pixieduststudio.blogspot.com/
Cat Darling - http://catscraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Joyce Martens (Jolara) - http://jolaras.blogspot.com/
Erin Leveille -http://stamptillucramp.blogspot.com/
Gudrun Loennecken- http://papirbloggen.blogspot.com/
Mackenzie Bruckler - http://midnightscramper.blogspot.com/
Melissa (Pink Cat) - http://pinkcatstudio.blogspot.com/
Patty Tanuz - http://cardsbypattytanuz.blogspot.com/
Emily Leiphart - http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.com/
Jane Matsumoto - http://whoopsiedaisy-jane.blogspot.com/
Kimme Leach - http://kimme-thelifeofaprincess.blogspot.com/
Kerry Kung - http://kerryischilling.blogspot.com/
Heather Lee-Reppen - http://inkonmyear.blogspot.com/
Rachel Sztonyk - http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Dove - http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/
Lysa Q- http://lysaq.blogspot.com/
Erica Johnson-Wanzer - http://www.inkedupandreadytoplay.com/
Tina Kiehn - http://kiehn10.blogspot.com/
Sugar Whiting - http://sugscardsnmore.blogspot.com/
Karin Martin - http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com/
Sunghee Chon - http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog/
Tanis Palmer - http://tannyps-rubbish.blogspot.com/
Lindsey Martin-Penny - http://www.bashfulblogging.blogspot.com/
Kristi Parker Van Doren - http://kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/
Julie Elak - http://www.lastminutecrafter.blogspot.com/
Alison Heikkila - http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Audrey E - http://hippieaud.blogspot.com/
Laura Drahozal - http://www.rememberinglifesmoments.blogspot.com/
Louise Healy - http://www.artfullyarticulate.blogspot.com/
Wendy Jordan - http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Lynell Harlow - http://www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/
Terrece Siddoway - http://www.made4ubyt.blogspot.com/
Liz Martin - http://www.blackcatsstudios.blogspot.com/
Kim Reid - http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/
Beth Ranney-Thomas - http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/

Here is my Valentine project...



Today I used MercArt's fantastic products to make this darling little goodie box!! I started by using Dreamweaver Stencil LL567, Heart Swirls. Obviously for the reason, I chose MercArts, red aluminum sheets, and a paper stomp to "push" the stencil through the aluminum. With the MercArt beginner tool kit, I finished embossing the image. I used the great border decorative wheel from the beginner kit around the heart and around the outside of the aluminum. Once I was all done with my embossing, I chose a sanding file and started sanding on the top to remove the red off to expose the silver of the aluminum underneath. This is such a fun technique and doesn't hardly take any time at all!! Check out all the awesome products for MercArt HERE.

Now...carrying on with the hop, you will want to see the fabulous stylings of one of my most favorite people, Lynell Harlow at Dream It Up!! Lynell is the owner and stencil extraordinaire of Dreamweaver Stencils. I am lucky to call her my friend...get ready to have your Uggs knocked off!!

If you are just here to see the fabulous Dreamweaver Stencil Dream Team, here is list of their blogs...










Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a fabulous Valentine's Day!! Good luck on winning the goodies!!!

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62 comments:

bc2ucla said...

Lovely. Did you attach the metal to a pre-made box? What did you put inside?

Karin said...

Wow, that embossing is amazing! Great color on this too...Happy Valentine's Day!

Beth aka BR-T said...

What a beautiful tin!!! Beth aka BR-T

Liz Martin said...

Hmmm, guess MercArt products are going to be on my "must have" list. This is lovely, Wendy.

BlackBird said...

Wonderful

Sugar said...

darling box! very pretty

Sue said...

Lovely box !!!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the texture.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jane Matsumoto said...

Wow, Wendy! This is beautiful! It must be really something irl! The texture from the embossing is fabulous! Happy Valentine's Day!

Erin said...

Very sweet, Happy Valentines Day!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

That's awesome, love all the texture, such a cool project, love it:)
Happy Valentines Day
Suzi
xxx

jan farnworth said...

love it

Kiksisworld said...

Love it! Simple & Elegant.

Happy Valentins Day!

Hugs

Kiksi

Sprytebyrd said...

Soooo pretty!

Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

wendyp said...

Wow! Wendy, this is gorgeous!!! Loving the embossed metals!

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful box. Love the embossed look.

ShersL84bed@aol.com

Brigitte said...

Such a cute goodie box!!! Great job!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Alison said...

Wow Wendy! This is really pretty! I am sure anyone would love to receive this on Valentine's Day!

Tracey said...

Love the embossing! Beautiful!

Louise said...

Great project Wendy! I love the look of embossed metal. Happy Valentine's Day, Louise

Lisa said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing!

mobolilu said...

Wow this is a extreme wonderful project ! !
Best wishes ILo

Scrappychick said...

Very cool! Love the colors and the beading!

Chantal said...

happy valentinesday!!

silvia said...

WOW!!! Fabulous goodie box!!

Lorraine said...

Wow, what a gorgeous creation!

Cat said...

What a beautiful box! Love the embossing! Happy Valentine's Day!

Allye said...

Love it, embossing is great!

Juliet A said...

The embossing on this box is gorgeous!

Pam Hornschu said...

What a fantastic project, Wendy! Love sanding on the metal. So cool. The box reminds me of those freebie tins you used to get in the mail from AOL...am I right? Thanks for playing along. Happy <3 Day!

Saskia said...

Lovely box, so unique and so elegant!

Hop, hop, hop... to the next blog!

Greetings, Saskia :)

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Awesome project. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing,

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Awesome project. Just love it. Thank you for sharing.

Anke said...

great project!

Sammibug said...

What an adorable goodie box! Love it! Hopping on to the next stop...

Anne Marie said...

Gorgeous box!!!! Love the embossed heart!

marthahernandez said...

i liked the box and beautiful embossing thanks for sharing!!

Barb's Boys said...

Wow Wendy, that's quite the hop list! I was drawn to your cute little box though...awesome job, love it! I have some metal sheets I'm going to have to try them with my Dreamweaver's Stencils, thanks for the tip!

Pam said...

Okay, I'm going to leave you a comment that I love this and now I'm going to go back and check your links!

Kerry said...

What a beautiful box!!!! LOVE!!!

Ildiko said...

Gorgeous card, bigest blog hop I ever seen, off to hop
hugs
Ildiko

Cat Spicer said...

Oooh, now I'm craving chocolate!

Tanya said...

Beautiful tin!!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is gorgeous Wendy...I will have to tell Magdalena to come look at it...although maybe you already did. She will be so impressed!

Heidi said...

I love your little project! So elegant!!

Jennifer Dove said...

i love the metal embossing!

sunghee said...

beautiful stencil art! gorgeous creation!

Magdalena Muldoon said...

Wendy you did a beautiful project! I'm so glad you liked Mercart's metals!

Magdalena Muldoon said...

Wendy you did a beautiful project. I'm so glad you liked Mercart's metals

Hannah Clark said...

Such a cute project! Wonderful!

Barbara said...

Wendy, what an elegant project. I must try Mercart's metals. I am so impressed. Thanks for sharing your technique with all of us. XX Barbara
http://u-inspire-me.blogspot.com/

Patricia H said...

Wow, what a terrific job with the embossing!

Lindsey said...

This is just beautiful! I love the colour and embossing.

TannyP said...

What a stunning goodie box! You did a fabulous job =)

Karen L said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I am just in awe of that beautiful embossing! Wow!

Janelle said...

This is so cool! I love the idea of being able to create the metal look of the box...any way you want it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Brennen said...

Wow, just beautiful! I only dream of making projects like this. tfs

Leona said...

Great goodie box.

Sheng said...

I love the deep red you used.

KindredEsprit said...

Wow! What cool technique with the red aluminum! Thanks for sharing!

Taylor said...

I love the rich red color of this - perfect! Thanks so much for hopping with me on Valentine's Day!

Lea said...

Now that's my kind of goodie box! Gorgeous!

Lea Kimmel