Love and Valentines… Meet Sultry and Sweet!

And just the man to get us in the mood for Love…  Dean Martin!


Volare, oh oh

E contare, oh oh oh oh

No wonder my happy heart sings

Your love has given me wings

Penso che un sogno cosi non ritorni mai piu

Mi dipingevo le mani e la faccia di blu

Poi d’improvviso venivo dal vento rapito

E incominciavo a volare nel cielo infinito

Welcome to the Love and Valentines Blog Hop!  My name is Jennifer and I’ll be hosting this blog-hop for the next 5 minutes…  Unless you’re like me (easily distracted with not an ounce of patience) then its 3 minutes, tops!  You blaze in, give the blog the ole ‘up and down’ while you scan for something that catches your eye — then POOF, off you go like an 80’s fanny pack!

This being my first Blog Hop, I wanted to give you a peek at both sides of my personality.  Yes, both sides…  I’m Gemini, sign of the Twins and all that jazz (yeah, scares me too sometimes hehehe).

First on deck – The ‘Sweet’ side…

I know, right – totally cute!  I found both cut files on eCraft Central and just had to have them!  And since I’m a JIP (Jewish Italian Princess <- now there’s a fun story!), its best not to deny me 🙂

The patterned paper is from K & Company and the green cardstock is CutMates from WorldWin (more on them next month).  Mischief (my Pinc eCraft) did most of the work on this card…she cut out the heart, the phrase and the flourish.  For my part, I sanded the card stock.  lol  I know, I totally got the better end of that deal *snickers*  Since the patterned paper had a roughness to it, I wanted the card stock to match – so once all the cuts were done, I used a bit of sand paper to scuff up card stock.


Although I don’t think Mischief is too happy that I roughed up her rockin’ cut.  Meh!  lol

Now for the ‘Sultry’ side… ok, so maybe I’m not sultry but I do qualify for Sassy and that’s kinda close, right!  Don’t believe me?  Ask the other Design Team members or even a couple of the ladies that work at Craftwell – they’ll tell you.  Sassy is as Sassy does and, in this case, Sassy is ME!  Its fun, you should try it…often 😉

Oooooo Red…Black…a little ribbon — its like lingerie in the papercraft world and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Now for this card, Mischief totally had it easy… her trolley didn’t even dull the blade on this card!  lol  See that little phrase ‘Amore’ from Lettering Delights?  Yep, that was the hardest my eCraft worked on this card.  Oh sure, my ecraft cut the red cardstock to size but I’m the one that did the rest!  The background was made with pigment ink, a letterpress plate and a (woe is me) hand-crank *gasp!* embossing machine.  Oh how I long for the release of the eBosser >insert dreamy sigh here<.  More hand-cranking to get that fabulous ‘writing’ on the white cardstock.

BTW – You’ll never guess the name of the red cardstock!  Its RIPE TOMATOES!  heeheehee  How cool is that?!?!?!  A Sicilian using Ripe Tomatoes cardstock – oh yeah, WorldWin CutMates and I are a total match!  Hubba Hubba *rawr*

There you have it!  My version of Love and Valentine’s…  Be sure to comment on the eCraft Blog and become a follower to qualify for something big that they are going to announce at the end of the Blog Hop.  Just click on the Design Team Blinkie or the ‘eCraft Blog’ link under my picture to confirm you commented and then head on over to check out Debi’s Zig Zag Zen Blog — you’re going to love her!

You want to know what the big announcement is?  I dunno!  I’m the new girl on the block…they don’t tell me nothing!  Its an EBOSSER!!!!  They’re going to give away an eBosser!!!  Wooooo hooooo  *dances around the room tossing confetti in the air*

If I have a giveaway, will that make up for me not being able to deliver some juicy gossip?  Ok. Ok.  TWIST my arm!  lol

Here’s what you need to do to qualify for MY giveaway:  Show me some LOVE (leave a comment) and become a GROUPIE (follow me!).  The winner will be announced next Saturday 🙂

50 thoughts on “While the Cat is away…the Mice (that’s us!) will play! Love and Valentines Blog Hop

  1. Nan

    Totally understanding the twin thing going on, I’m a Gemini too. ;D Twice the fun, right? Love the ripe tomatoes! Thanks for your blog. 🙂

  2. Patti

    I love red, black & cream together…it always gives a classy look to a project. Just became a follower too:)

  3. Liz

    Your projects are so pretty, love your color schemes and I will gladly become a grupie 🙂 TFS
    Have a great day!

  4. maida

    Your cards are so elegant. I love te heart cut. Can you share the cut. I usually have to hand cut every thing that is not cricut. I would love a hand cut version.

  5. Candice Schwark

    I think you can add a “sentimental” side to you and maybe even a “silly” side?!!
    Thank you for sharing at least TWO sides of yourself and your creative mind!

  6. Bea

    These are so different but I love them both – I just wish it was tomato growing weather lol! – you are a great advert for the ecraft with these cards

  7. Faithfule Creations

    Oh girl…I love your voice on your blog almost as much as your beautiful projects. I adore your love heart…this is amazing. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us yet again.

  8. Scrap by Re

    Hi Jennifer,
    Love your both side ( i’m gemini too, and I totally understand what you mean)
    First card so pretty and cute (from a really princess)
    Second a little wild and passionate.
    Love them!!!!

  9. Denayc

    Love the heart shaped card, so cute. I also love your writing style. I’ll definately be back to catch up on your blog.

    P.S. I’m now a follower.

  10. Nicky

    Love the red and black – you cannot beat it for valentine and a bit or racy love – thanks for sharing – I am new to the ecraft and love all this blog hop for learning more about it

  11. lynn B

    Love your sense of humor! Your cards show off what the e-craft can do. I think they are both very pretty.

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