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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love Song Blog Hop!

Welcome to &'s Love Song Blog Hop! Love is in the air and our Designers have come up with some great Valentine's Day projects inspired by their favorite love songs.

If you arrived here from visiting Linda @ Linda’s Creativity you're in the right place. If you're joining us mid-hop and would like to start at the beginning click here to go to Paper Crafting World’s Cooking With Cricut blog and check out what Melin has made!

I was inspired by Bon Jovi's "I'll Be There For You".  I love Bon Jovi and as soon as I had to think of a love song it popped into my head.  I think because that is what all love is about.  Whether it be a husband and wife love, a parent to child love or a God to us love, it is always about being there.  Here is the card I created with this song in mind . . .

I cut the hearts using Doodlecharms and they were actually "left over" from a different project that I will post later (next week).  The hearts are scored in the middle and put on with pop dots just in their centers (that affect is hard to tell from a photo).  The edges of the hearts are not inked, they are bleached.  I loved how they looked so when I was done with them for my other project (I know you're intrigued) I saved them for this card.  I printed the sentiment on my computer and just cut and rounded the edges.  I added two bling hearts and there you go!  Oh, I also used some white ink to just ink my black card stock a little so go along with the hearts.

We hope you’ll join us and link up your favorite love song inspired project at  One lucky entry will be chosen by to win a $10.00 gift certificate provided by!  And make sure you leave a comment, too! One lucky commenter will also receive a $10.00 gift certificate!

I also have some blog candy to give away because who doesn't love blog candy right!

In order to be eligible for the blog candy you need to leave a comment by 11:59 Monday (2/13/12) evening letting me know if you have ever had left over items from one project that you then decided had to be used in another know the trash to treasure idea :)  I will draw the winner Tuesday morning.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today. Now head on over and visit Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom and see what she has created!


Jen said...

Got to love use up your leftovers!! Hmm . . . bleaching -- I can't wait to see what you've done, Debbie. Great card, love the distressed feel the bleaching gives along with the white ink you added.

~ Jen

Michelle said...

Debbie...TOTAL Bon Jovi fan back in the day!! LOL LOVE it! and seriously, who DOESN"T use their "left-overs" from another project in a new project! I do...a LOT!! Your project is really cute!!


Melin said...

Wonderful job Debbie! I love the idea of bleaching. I have seen some amazing things done with it...BUT I am so clumsy and GRACE is NOT my middle name that I am reluctant to try! Can't wait to see your other project. Must be another fabulous creation if you did THIS with the leftovers! You go girl!

Heather P said...

This is a GREAT song, and a great project to highlight it! And by the way, I am a leftover HOARDER, lol! I guess all of us papercrafters are in a way ;)
Heather P

Charlotte said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Bon Jovi! Wow! This is a great card! I just love the look. You've got me thinking about the bleaching.

Jill said...

Bleaching what a great idea! Nice job! Smiles, Jill

Tina Campbell said...

What a pretty card. Love Bon Jovi my favorite is Livin on a Prayer. Always use scraps somewhere in my crafting @ my blog you can see a card I made the base is left over from a layput I just did. Thanks for a chance at the prize.

jennyplace2 said...

Beautiful card! I also love the bleaching tecq, but have ruined to many clothes doing it, I am a real messy scrapbooker and cook. My leftovers are so close to my reach, love using them. I even have them grouped into colours and prints or plain. TFS your song and project.

Mad Crafter said...

Cool project. I love how it looks. I have never tried bleaching. Is it hard to do? I am so afraid I would make a hug mess. You ROCKED it.

Carley said...

This is adorable! I love the hearts! I am so going to have to try the bleaching technique! Thank you for sharing.

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

What a lovely card. Great job on this. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli'

Linda Therrien said...

Beautiful project - I usually donate my scraps to the elementary school - they love to see me coming :)


Larelyn said...

Very sweet project and the bleached edges intrigue me. I keep a box of extra or left-over Cricut cuts (too, small, too large, wrong paper, etc.)that I always seem to find another use for - especially in a pinch.

JustYolie said...

Very pretty!! I love to use my paper scraps to the fullest! :)

Paula Bee said...

Very pretty! It's always nice when you can use up your leftovers!

Paula Bee

Rae Ann said...

I love the edge effect you got with the bleaching. The card is great. I made some background paper in a batik style for a project and I know what you mean. The leftover piece called to me that it had to be used in another project.
Rae Ann O.

Glitter Panda said...

I love leftovers! I actually used some in the Cooking with Cricut Cookie Monster challenge last year. I used leftover scraps from a mason jar project to create snow for my Cookie Cottage!
Panda Hugs!

Adrian said...

Very nice!

Courtney said...

Yes. In fact, I love all the paper I bought for my baby boy's book that a scrap has to be smaller than 1" squared for me to throw away. Otherwise it becomes an accent, a journal word highlight, whatever I can turn it into!

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Nita said...

Way to use your scraps/leftovers! I love when I can do that. AND you ended up with a beautiful project too (that doesn't always happen for me. lol!). :)

Suzanne said...

Great card with your scraps. I love it. Great song choice too!

Rebecca W said...

Great card and I love using scraps of one project to make another.

Scrappers' Ranch said...

Now this is a perfect project for a perfect song! I have all of his music on my IPOD!!
I love how you did the bleaching, I did a couple of layouts using bleach a few years back, (but then I use bleach for everything)!LOL
I am already a follower of your blog and love your work
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Moments by Marla said...

Great song - beautiful song!!! You are so right - Love is being there for those you love. I am now a follower and look forward to seeing other projects you have completed for some wonder inspiration. Thank you!!

Creative Diva said...

Truly amazing project. New follower.

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marg0006 said...

What a great design.
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