Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentine's Day Cards Blog Hop!!

Thank you for joining me on my first ever Blog Hop.  I am so excited that you are here.  I am the 11th stop on Ms. Ellens Valentine's Day Cards Blog Hop.  If you are just joining me please head over to the beginning of this hop at  There are some other stops along the way and those stops all have fabulous cards for your viewing pleasure!  As you scroll down to the end of this post you will see the link to head over to Ms. Liz's blog- the next stop on this Hop!

Please feel free to leave a comment on my blog!  I will be giving away some Blog Candy to one lucky blog commenter.  To be eligible for the blog candy I ask that you are a follower of my blog and your comment must be posted before 11PM CST on Sunday, January 23, 2011! 

Happy Commenting and have a wonderful time hopping!
So on to my card!! 

Recipe ( this is just about the only type of recipe I know ;-)
Cricut Cut: Koala and Balloon are from the Create a Critter Cartridge cut at 3 inches
Paper: Black, Shimmery White and Gray from LeCreme DCWV stack, Regal Rose and some retired DSP from SU! also Basic Black and Old Olive, also SU!
Punch: Martha Stewart grass
Ink: Regal Rose SU!
Other stuff: White Uni-Ball gel pen, Singer handheld sewing machine

This is a close up of my very FIRST time sewing on a card!!!!!
Head on over to the next stop on our Blog Hop by joining Ms. Liz!


Unknown said...

What an adorable card! You did a great job with the stitching--and I love that Le Creme paper stack! I'm your newest follower--I can't wait to come back to see what else you come up with! You can find me at ksjennings at and/or

Sandy Hentzel said...

This cart makes such nice cards!!! TFS

Ellen Jarvis said...

Sweet card -- I love Koalas almost as much as I do monkeys! Did you enjoy your stitching on the card? I think it adds an awful lot to the look of a card. I hope you'll hop along with me another time ... TYFS!

KAT said...

i've only ever faux sewn on cards. i've never used a machine, and frankly, that kinda scares faux is fo me.... really cute card.


Amanda said...

This is a really cute card. I need to get the creat a citter cart.. the more and more I see of it in use the more I love it. am also a new follower to your blog..tyfs
ahaynes43055 at yahoo dot com

Denise G said...

Your card is adorable. I love all of it.

Angelia said...

too cute!

Seongsook Duncan said...

So cute!

Shawn Mosch said...

Cute card!


Kim said...

Great job! Love your little card, and keep up the sewing! It adds so much:)
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Marianne S. said...

I love that little bear, I haven't used this cart yet. I am a new follower. Great job and thank you for sharing.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Elle said...

Your kola is so cute ;) You can find me on Facebook

Anna said...

Very cute!!! Great job on your sewing on paper. I'm a now a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

mlc_15 said...

So cute! I have yet to sew with my scrapbooking but have been wanting to try it!
Thanks for the chance to win.
mlc_15 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love Create A Critter!!! Your card is adorable! I like the sewing technique you did.

Kassidy said...

So super Cute Sarah! I love it. TFS

Shannon Leffew Keith said...

Very cute!

Angela R said...

I love your card, that litle Kola is so so adorable! I love the color and paper choices also! The little accents in the balloon are perfect with that white pen! Thank you so much for sharing, glad to become a follower, now I will be able to check back for more amazing projects!
Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing candy! Email:
New Blog: check me out if you get a chance, I love new friends:

Krista said...

Is the grass cut from machine as well?
KristaInMN at gmail dot com
new follower--hop over to my blog

Krista said...

Sarah, I just saw that you are in St cloud. I am in Mpls. Happy Cold Days to you!!

Mary Jean said...

cute cute card!

Krista said...

OK my brain is getting tired from hopping. One more note. I am in a hop today also. Would love to have you stop by--fellow Minnesotan!

Pat N. said...

Your card is super cute. Love the koala bear and the heart balloon. I'm a new follower; consider following mine. Just click on my name to go to Pat's Scraps. Thanks for the chance to win some candy!

Unknown said...

I love your card. Very cute. I am a new follower and would love if you stopped by at

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Sweet Card! I'm a new follower!


mema said...

I love your Koala card..very sweet and cute

lovescrapreflect said...

cute card you are brave to sew im too scared so I have not tried it yet

Lizzie Laine said...


Your card is adorable!
That is a cute balloon too.
You did a great job sewing, I just cleaned my sewing machine off last night to attempt sewing on a card.

Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

dobie mom of 3 said...

I am a new follower. Your card is very cute! Congrats on your 1st blog hop! Thank you for sharing.

dobiemom09 at gmail dot com

Selina said...

Great job! I love the gel pen detail on the balloon & also the stitching! I've just started stitching on my cards too! Fun to try new things!

Thanks for chance to win some goodies!
Can contact me at

Unknown said...

I love koalas! They are so cute. And so is yours :)
Thank you for sharing.

postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

Scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

He is just darling. Great job. :D

Pammejo said...

Very Cute card. Just became a follower.

Shawnee said...

So cute! I love the Koala bear!!


Unknown said...

super cute!!! Love the koala! Impressed that you sewed on the card!!!
New follower!

maria zelinski said...

such a cute card. i love the stiching. i just ordered a sew easy to try this. thanks for sharing. and for the chance to win. i am a new follower. and ill be back.

Michelle said...

Cute Koala! I love create a critter too. thanks for sharing!

rynmich at gmail dot com

im a new follower

MurphyMama said...

What a cute koala. He is adorable. Im new to crafting and looking for new easy ideas, Thanks so much for sharing.

Angela said...

What a cute card, I just love that balloon! I became a new follower! TFS and the chance to win some blog candy.

Unknown said...

Very Cute! I love the Create A Critter Cartridge.

Unknown said...

What a lovely card. TFS

Linda said...

Really cute card. Love the Koala!!
lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

Cricut Matriarch said...

Love koala bears! Great job sewing! I have not done that yet.
New follower.
Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

What a cute card!! Now I have to add that grass punch to my wish list! I am a new follower would love it if you stopped by mine, will be in a hop in2 weeks, I'm going to give away a cricut cart! Thanks for the stop.
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Jolanda said...

the koala is so cute - its a lovely card :)
yolanda dot bravery at hotmail dot co dot uk

K-E Kreations said...

Adorable card! Love all the small details you put into it.

Karen S. said...

Cute card! Love the little koala! CAC is my favorite cartridge! I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

karen skapin at yahoo dotcom

Unknown said...

I have not tried sewing yet, since i can't sew in a straight line. maybe someday, for now faux stitching for me.

Melissa said...

Awwwww...I love this card! The pink background just makes the little koala pop!

I just got a new sewing machine for Christmas and I can't stop stitching on my cards! lol I think it just adds so much! Would love to have you stop by blog and check out my stuff!


Reneeleeak said...

Very cute card! I really like how you sewed around the card and added highlights to the balloon. Your card turned out adorable. ☺
Thanks for joining in the hop and sharing your card with us!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Trisha said...

Adorable card. Congrats on your first blog hop and thanks for sharing. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

jennyplace2 said...

Love all the details in the card, just to cute! TFS!

Becky Dunham said...

Sarah - darling card! I love that koala - might have to get that cartridge just for him! Glad you decided to join the hop - hope you do more of them!

rdunham at q dot com

TuttleTime said...

What an adorable card! Simple but with cute details...I love the stitching. I haven't seen that on a card. Great idea. I love the details with the white pen. I need to get one of those, too.

Anonymous said...

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

Kelsey: WomanInACrystalCase [at] Gmail [dot] com

~ I'm a new Follower!!
~ That koala is too adorable, and I love the little heart balloon! Cute!

Kristin said...

This is such a cute card! I love the Create A Critter Card. Thanks so much for sharing!!! I am a follower now too!
kmkluvs2scrap at gmail dot com

jengd said...

What a cute little guy! Love the balloon and your stitching is fab!

Rachel Miller said...

What a cute little card!!! Love the balloon and the stitching is great. Thank you for sharing.
I am a new follower as of tonight.

Rachel Miller

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your cute card; Create a critter is one of my favorite cartridges.

Katsews at gmail dotcom

Sarah said...

Super cute card. I love sewing on my cards. I've gotten lazy latley I need to get my machine back out. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer said...


Congratulations on your first blog hop!!! :) I love your card! How do you like your hand-held sewing machine?! I bought a Janome Sew Mini and I couldn't even thread the bobbin...I ended up sticking with my bigger Viking.

Thank you so much for sharing,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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