Friday, February 1, 2013

Hooray! Whimsical Designs "Love" Blog Hop!!!

Hi, everyone!  Today is a very special day because today marks the first day of the Whimsical Designs "Love, Love, Love..." Blog Hop!!  I know, right?!  I'm super excited, too!

 Haven't all the projects been great?  If you have been going in order, you should have arrived here from Esther's blog.  If you need to begin at the beginning, head on over to Whimsical Designs, where Stephanie has lined up some great candy!  I also have candy all the way at the bottom of this post, so keep reading so you can figure out what you need to do to win it!

The project I chose to create is actually an altered box that I am going to fill with goodies to send to a very special person in my life.  The box is actually a candy box that I saved from a few years ago.  I covered the box with a scrap of paper that I got in a care package from my cousin...I am not sure of the line it comes from, but I love the lip print!  I added a piece of torn red cardstock to the corner.  The red cardstock was wrapped in a rose "ribbon" that I found in my mom's crafting stash after she died.  Then I wrapped the box top in silver rick rack also from my mom's stash.  "Rose Red" is a digital stamp from the Saturated Canary.  I colored her with a combination of  Stampin' Up Markers, Martha Stewart Markers,, and Stampin' Up Watercolor Wonder Crayons that I then used a blending pen with.  I am not an accomplished digi-stamp user, but I think she turned out cute.  I added stickles and fiber to the bodice of her dress.  And some more stickles to the ribbon sash.  

I am a big fan of Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, which is a lot like Glossy Accents, from what I understand.  Well, I was out...and I wanted to add some shine to her eyes and I went on a scavenger hunt and came up with---clear nail polish!  I think I might like it even better than the Crystal Effects!  Look at how shiny her eyes are!

I cut the tag using an ANCIENT CTMH tag template.  I covered it in pink toile paper from the Paper Studio.  I inked the edges using Cat Eye ink in red.  I wrapped the tag in several fibers that I found in my mom's stash.  I added "xoxoxo" and "You make my hear feel super happy" stamps from the Whimsical Designs "With Love" Stamp set.  I used my SU Markers to ink the stamps.  These stamps are so clean!  I love them!

I added a tiny clothespin and some stickles to accent the tag.  I haven't really worked with fibers or tags much, but I wanted to break out of my comfort zone a little.

Finally, I added these little accent pieces--two hearts and a letter--also from the Whimsical Designs "With Love" Set.  Rose Red, the Tag, and the Accent Pieces are all adhered to the box using Elmer's Pop Up Glue Dots.  I love them because they are clear!

This amazing hop has been sponsored by:

Prize: 2 digis of winners choice

2. Beccy's Place: Prize: 3 digis of winners choice

3. Miss Kate Cuttables: Prize: $20 gift certificate

Three separate winners will be selected by Stephanie, so make sure you begin at the beginning at Whimsical Designs and hop and comment all the way through.

Now to the candy!

I live in a tiny little village, and high-falutin' shopping to us is Wal-Mart.  But our lovely Wal-Mart does have a decent selection of Studio G scrapping supplies.  The winner of my candy will receive two packages of glitter stickers, a package of cardstock stickers, some cute button embellishments, and a spool of valentine ribbon.

In order to win, you need to leave a comment and become a follower of my blog.  Make sure to leave me your email address in the comment so I can get in touch with you.  I will be drawing my winner on February 5, so you must enter by February 4.  US residents only please, as I have had major difficulty with getting my items to Canada, and postage to other countries is just too expensive.  :(

Thanks for hopping along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays.  It has been a lot of fun! Your next and last stop on the hop is Sue.



  1. Wow, what a pretty altered box! Your image is colored beautifully! Love how you used crystal effects on the eyes and lips:)
    The tag is fabulous and what an awesome sentiment!

    Sherrie K

  2. awesome image n coloring, love it.

  3. Really pretty and great use of colors!

  4. Jen this is so super sweet! I really love how you colored here..and the lip print is awesome. I love how you are using up scraps. Way to go:)

  5. Lovely! I adore Saturated Canary digis. And the eyes on your gal are gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing.


  6. Great project. Love your image!

  7. What a cute altered box! I love the lip background paper as well. :)


  8. What a beautiful project this is going to make someone very happy. TFS!

  9. Super cute Jen! I just LOVE the girl image! She turned out just downright pretty! :D
    ♥s & hugs,

  10. Super sweet! Love the image and the papers, tag. Well, loved all of it! lol Great job.
    Thanks for the chance to win. New follower here!


    thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

  11. Pretty box. Good idea.
    (now following)
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

  12. sweet altered box .. love the use of nail polish on the eyes & lips .. must try that tip .. TFS cheers X:)

  13. Beautiful box!!!! Love the crystal effects!!!

  14. Great project Jenifer.. I too love the background print, really makes the whole thing pop..

  15. Gorgeous project Jen Love it.

  16. Lovely idea... Looks so cute..


  17. Love this lipstick paper. Very sweet card.

  18. Love the digi image and yes the eyes and lips look shiny..Thanks for the idea!

  19. Your altered candy box is a super idea. Thanks for the inspiration, and for sharing your project. i am a new follower. (Canadian with a US address also)

  20. Very pretty altered box. I love the idea of using clear nail polish. Hmm...I may have to give that one a try.

  21. Darling project! Love the image, lips and fluff! I am a new follower. Please stop by my blog and follow.
    Thanks for the chance to play along!

  22. The box turned out so pretty. I love the background paper. Great job. I am a new follower.


  23. Great way to alter a box! That little girl,is so sweet and I love the funky fibers. FUN PROJECT!

  24. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful decorated box, I love you digi stamps!!!

  25. hi jen im sure i left a comment on here last night, blogger doesnt always cooperate with me though . your altered box is lovely. i love the use of scraps and findings. whoever receives this im sure will love it especially since it has ribbon from your moms stash :)

  26. Adorable box and the image is so sweet. Love it. xxD

  27. Love all the kisses on the background paper that you used. this really is such a fun card and just in time for someone special to receive for valentines day!!


I really love to read your comments! Thanks for the love!