Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bitten By the Love Bug Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Purple Monkey Moments and the Bitten By The LOVE BUG Blog Hop!
If you've come from visiting Rebecca at Creations With Becka, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Inking It Up Crazy and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few projects and ideas with a valentine theme with you!

I had a hard time deciding what to do for this hop, so i decided to do 2 different projects. My first project is a set of 3x3 valentines cards:



I had planned to make a set of 10 cards, but ended up with a set of 11. Every card but one uses an image from Create a Critter, and every card, but one uses a stamp from the Simply Sweet Stamps set.



The paper is from a variety of sources, the cardstock is from Stampin Up, CTMH and my stash. The patterned paper is from K and Co, DCWV, Cricut and CTMH. The ribbon is from Michaels.



The fabulous "You are TREE-mendous" stamp is from a set by Scrappy Moms Stamps.



The rocket is the only image not from CAC. It is from Boys Will be Boys, and yes, it's upside down... The stamp was a little bigger than I had thought, and the only way I could make it fit, was to have it pointing down. SO it's a rocket on re-entry :)



Here is the little bag I made to hold my cards. I cut it from Forever Young as large as I could on my 12x12 mat. "Cards" is cut from Robotz - any of you who visit my blog regularly will know that it is my favorite chunky font.



Here is back of the card bag. The heart is from Create a Critter. When it was done, I felt it was missing something, so I did all the doodling.



The little bag, with all the cards inside.



I made envelopes for all the little cards with my Martha Stewart Score Board. I love that thing!! I used two Scrappy Moms Stamps on the envelope, SWAK on the back, and the cute little heart from the same set on the front - I didn't post a pic of that, i figure this post is pic heavy enough already!

On to project number 2. My daughter wanted some treat bags for her family birthday party, which is next week, and for her friends at her sitter for Valentines day. Here is what I came up with for both events:



Cute, eh? I want to make a project without my Cricut (GASP!!!) The topper is a 4x4 square, scored at 2 inches. The pink paper is 2x 3 3/4. Once it was punched with my EK Success edge punch, it is the perfect size. The hearts are punches. The largest is a Stampin Up Punch, and the 2 smaller, are Creative Memories punches.



Aren't those faces just precious?? The are from Peachy Keen Stamps. I used 2 stamps from Princess Faces and one from Basic Paper Doll Faces. I chalked them up a little, and colored them with my Stampin Up markers, and a white gel pen. I just LOVE these, I think it turned out so cute!!

On to my blog candy!! I am giving away the Everday Sentiments by Stampology. I think I need to get one of these myself!! So, how do you win this stamp set? Two simple steps:

a) Become a follower of my blog.

b) Leave me a comment on this post. You have till Monday at 10pm EST to leave a comment. I will post the winner on Tuesday. Good luck everyone :)



Next stop...Jenny's blog, Crazy About Cricut. Go see what she has in store for you today...

Here is the complete list of participants in today's hop, just in case you get lost along the way. Thanks for hopping with us!


Kassidy- http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com
Jessie- http://www.scrappyjess.blogspot.com
Denise- http://www.lalasworldblog.blogspot.com
Jamie- http://www.jmecreations.blogspot.com
Sherri- http://www.sherrisspace.blogspot.com
Erika- http://www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com
Celeste- http://www.ccscards.blogspot.com
Kacee- http://www.youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com
Lisa- http://lisa-craft-blog.blogspot.com
Amanda- http://www.myscrappinobsession.com
Rebecca- http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com
Michelle- http://www.mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com - THAT'S ME!
Jenny- http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com - NEXT




A la prochaine...

109 comments:

Tanya said...

OMG. .You have been BUSY!!! Great cards!!! TFS..

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Brigitte said...

WOW, I love all of them!!! You did such a great job! When do you have time to sleep, lol?
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Katie said...

OMG, such awesome projects!! I love them all (and I'm sure the people recieveing these will love them too!!) TFS :D
Katie
legge.katie at yahoo dot com

Tami B. said...

I'm in love! I just became a follower, and hate that I haven't found you before now. I love the look of your blog and I love the Valentine's Card set you made with the little purse! Fantastic.

Patti Ross said...

OH MY GOSH!!! This is the cutest thing I have ever seen....love, love, love it!!! I may have to "borrow" your idea today!!!

Patti Ross
rossfam@wildblue.net
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

craftymom205 said...

Love your projects. Great ideas. I am a follower.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

missleyden said...

Those cards are sooo cute. I love little furry animals especially the skunk!

Josie0602 said...

Awesome card and purse set!! I may have to scraplift your idea!!

Savahanna said...

These cards are soo cute and i love the bag you put them in,

Charlotte said...

I love your valentine cards. They are adorable. The purse is so cute too. It is a great card holder. And the goodie bags are too cute. Love it all,

sunnyaz37 said...

You gotta love these little petite Valentine cards!! I like the way you added the inking detail on your hearts!! TFS!! (yost531@msn.com)

Debc06 said...

Love all of your projects. Perfect for School, office, friends. TFS
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

LesleyfromWI said...

All I can say is Wow. The kids are going to love your daugthers cards and treats. Adorable and I love the card holder bag. Thanks for sharing!!

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

You rock! And so do your projects - a very busy bee indeed! I love it all! TFS!
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

I just love your blog and your projects. You have great ideas. TFS

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Meagan said...

You did such an awesome job with ALL of your projects! I love them!!! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!!

beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

sweetestjess85 said...

Love the Valentine's ideas...I'm getting ready to start making them for my second grader boy. Thanks for the ideas and post. Have a great weekend!!

scrappinmomma said...

Beautiful cards set and holder and treat bags I love them all. tfs

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

country grammie said...

great projects all of them! TFS!

dfhenson at q dot com

brittmartin0910 said...

Your cards and purse are so cute. Thank you for sharing.


brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

My Lil' Bits said...

Wow! They are all so cute. You did an awesome job. Great idea with the bag, love it!

joydee1963 said...

Just became a follower,great cards,loved the purse!!

Dana said...

Love the purse card holder! That is a really great idea!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

Vicki said...

Wowza! Cards, a card holder and treat bags. All are great. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com
http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Awesome projects as always, girlfriend! My fave is the faces on the treat bags. YOU ROCK!!!

Hugs, Heather

Becks Cricards said...

These are precious! I love them all. I love the Create A Critter cartridge! All the sentiments are precious!

TFS

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

Scrappy Heartz said...

WOW!! You have been busy!! Love all of it!! Thanks for inspiring me to do Valentine's cards!! They are super cute!!

HeartAMZ1@aol.com
Debbie Chapman

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Someone has been a busy busy bee. WOW, everything is super adorable. TFS
HUGS
Meighen

Brenna said...

Those are beautiful cards!!! I just love create a critter, it is one of the best cartridges!! so versatile! Thanks for sharing
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca
http://brennasblitherings.blogspot.com

Lillian Child said...

WOW - what creativity ... my favorite is the you rock my world card, but they are all so dang cute! Great creative style!

And I just found your blog on this hop - love finding new friends and talent in this craft! I am now a follower - so nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Elisha said...

OMG!! I love both projects!! Those 3x3 cards are just to cute and the purse to hold them all is a great idea!

TFS!!
elishacarter at msn dot com

Bevy48 said...

OMGosh you really were busy I just love the card set with the little purse to put them in, and the treat bags are adorable I bet your daughter is proud of her mommy and will brag to all her little friends. I am a new follower of your blog. Have a crafty weekend. blanphear @ yahoo dot com

SherriC. said...

Oh My Gosh Michelle, these are Fabulous!!!!! I love the cards!!!!! and the little treats too cute....TFS!!!!!
I am already a followetr,
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

You went ALL out! I absolutely ADORE all of the projects, the sweet little vday critter cards, the super sweet purses, and even the envelopes you made (which turned out perfectly).
steph4575@msn.com

Dawn, RI said...

You put alot of work into all this. I dont have CAC, but it is very cute... Add that one to my list. Ilove the cards, the bag, and the little favors you made, Nice Job Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

SpantastiKreations said...

HOLY COW your cards are adorable.

TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com
http://www.spantastikreations.blogspot.com/

Lovebug Creations said...

WOW! You have been busy!!! Love everything...those cards and the bag to hold them....OMG! So cute! And your treats look so yummy!!! Awesome job! :)

kimi
kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

Sandee McIntyre said...

Love the projects that you made!! Thank you so much for sharing..

www.sandeescreativeplace.blogspot.com
sandee.mcintyre@gmail.com

Dee said...

I am a new follower to your blog and I absolutely love it. The color of purple, my favorite color and all the bears, snowflakes everything, will have me coming back to see what you always creating. TFS and have a great weekend.

Dee
designsfrommyheart@ymail.com
http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Thanks a lot! Now my daughter wants me to make these for her class for Valentine's day. They are so cute I may just have to do it! Now off to make 33 of them! Oh and I am a new follower and I will be back.
lklebs1 at yahoo dot com

craftaholic said...

Oh My Gosh!!! I love all your projects!!! They are Awesome!!! Thank you for being part of a very fun and inspirational Blog Hop!!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

Scrappymama Elaine said...

WOW your projects are AWESOME!!! Love the bag for the cards too! Those PK faceas are adorable! tfs! I am a follower.
esigmon at cox dot net

GiGi said...

I love all your projects! You have been VERY busy girl! I love the purse card holder...so cute! Thanks for the great blog candy!
booger1 at tds.net

joynwoe said...

That is a really really cool way of keeping the card as a set! totally love it~ and not to forget those SUPER DUPER adorable cards~ Thanks for the idea and the blog candy~

Jie Ying
jieying90@hotmail.com
http://uniquely-crafts.tumblr.com

scrapperbecka said...

WOW you have been a very busy lady. I love all of your projects great job

Elaine said...

I love your ideas ...your page is so pretty and cute..it makes me happy just to scroll through and look at the bears and ideas
thatnk you for sharing
scrapperelaine at live dot com

MeMe said...

Love your cards and treat toppers.
Pat
plweir@satx.rr.com

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! Busy lady!! Your cards are adorable!! Love the toppers too!
reissfam10 at aol dot com

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

adorable cards and that carrying case is even better! the chocolages....you're on a roll!

Babe O'Mara said...

All your cards are so cute, and that handbag is precious. I'm a follower. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Babe
youiesmom at att dot net

GreenScrap said...

Yo were busy!!! So much beautiful things to love :)!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Glora said...

Great job Michelle. These are so cute. I have a purse/ mini valentine card set ready to get cutting on too. I hope to do it tomorrow! I love yours. TOO cute!!! me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Minta's Creations said...

Love this idea.. Too cute!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Minta
mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Chrisd said...

What great projects. I only have a Baby Cricut and 2 cartridges so I'm a bit limited as to cartridges but a girl can dream....Thanks for a chance for your treats!

Scrappy Jackie said...

As always you make the cutest cards. Thanks for sharing. I have both of those carts and would love to make something similar. Thanks. pjritsema at gmail dot com

Anne said...

Love both of your projects! I have never been a fan of Create-a-Critter but I think you just changed my mind about that! I'm a new follower now, too! Thanks for sharing and for a chance at some cool goodies.

Anne
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

Kassidy said...

Michelle,
You freaking Rock! I love your projects:) Thanks so munch For helping with the blog hop:) You're the best.
Love- Kassidy

pigs cricut said...

love the idea
pigs20052002@yahoo.com

A Scrap Above said...

Michelle

I love your projects! The cards are too cute and the treat bags are very cool!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

JennN said...

Wow, they are all so adorable! You must have been really busy haha. Great work! TFS!
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

Great projects! Totally awesome. Love how you incorporated the PKS faces. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

McVic said...

adorable projects!! love them. the little purse is just so cute~~ and the treat bags are going to be a huge hit! Im already a follower
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

tinakatz1 said...

I am a new Cricut addict. :) The CAC cart just arrived yesterday! I love how you have used these cuts!! So adorable!! Thanks for sharing!!
Tina
tinakatz1@yahoo.com

Trisha said...

Michelle,

These cards are adorable and I love the card bag. Your treat bags are so cute too. I am a follower and love your work. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Kim VanSheppy said...

I love the name of your blog - so cute. I love those 3X3 cards - so, so, so cute! I'm really gushing here! All of your projects were great.

kimsheppard 6 at hotmail dot com

dobie mom of 3 said...

I just became a follower. I am soooo glad I hopped over here. I love your cards and bag. They are great! TFS.

Brandy
dobiemom09 at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

SUPER cute cards! I love the stamps you used! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Peg said...

I'm a new follower...love your ideas! TFS!

My Crafting Time said...

OMG. Love the cards in the purse idea!!! Super sweet treat bags too! I'm a new follower. TFS and the blog hop.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com
www.mycraftingtime.com

Kimmie said...

So stinkin cute! LOVE, LOVE the cards! The candy bag toppers are adorable! New follower, your blog is really cute!

Kimmie

kakrnach at yahoo dot com

Janis said...

OMFunness! I love the cards. Love the 2 papers with ribbon and the borders at the bottom, the stamps, and the ADORABLE purse to hold them all! You are amazing!! The treat bag hearts and faces.... SWEETTTTTT!!!!!! You ROCK! :) Janis

Theresa said...

Love love love your projects, and the create a Critter cart..TFS!

Imogene said...

I love them all,,you did a great job!!!!
am an ew follower!!!
imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

Coffee said...

I love your blog and everything on it. I can't help but to follow. The card and cute purse are awesome. TFS

Wendy said...

I am in LOVE with all of your projects!!! Every one of cards is just darling!!! The bag is just too, too cute (my fav font too) and the treat toppers are sooo sweet!!! You've really done a great job!!!
Thanks for a chance at your wonderful giveaway!!!
wendydot roos2boys atgmaildotcom

Teri A said...

Wow so much work I love all of your projects

Thank you so much,
Teri
teri.barefoot at gmail dot com

Anna said...

So adorable!!! Love it!!!
I've been a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Kim said...

Wow you have been super busy! Love all your cards! They are all really cute:) Your daughter must feel very special that you would make such nice V-Day treats for her class!
I'm a follower:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Linda said...

OMG!! Why have I not been to your blog?? I LOVE your work!! :) I'm a follower now, so I'm not missing a thing!! I may need to get the Robotz cart, too! I love that font...Mickey Font is currently my favorite chunky font...but it may have just been replaced!! ;) I can't wait to see what else you create! Thanks for sharing!! :)

linda(at)fancyframework(dot)com
www.fancyframework.com

Becky Dunham said...

LOVE these projects - they are both fabulous! I think the first project is more than I have done in weeks and you went on to do another amazing project! I was kinda hoping you were giving away that little purse with the cards in it for blog candy (lol) but I guess I will have to make my own :) I am so happy to become a new follower - love your blog!

rdunham at q dot com

ScrappyScavenger said...

What a neat idea! tfs! ScrappyScavenger@yahoo

stefeni said...

So cute! You have been busy! Love the cards and the stamps.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Simply AJ said...

WOW!!! I love love love all of your cards. Every single one of them and the little tote is so cool! The treat bags are so cute and the PKS faces are perfect! I am already a follower and always enjoy your projects. Thanks so much for sharing! AJ
queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com
https://queenofmynest(dot)blogspot(dot)

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I'm already a follower
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
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joycemc57 said...

I love the purse and all the cards. Thanks for sharing!

Celeste B. said...

OH WOW!!!!! You did a wonderful job on all of the projects!! :) TFS! :)

Debican said...

You are one of the best crafters around. These projects totaly rock. This hop has been so fun. I love seeing all this talent.
Hugs, Debi

Carol said...

WOW you rocked this hop! Brilliant job on all the projects! Love all the cards, my favs are the rocket and squirrel. TFS! I am a new follower.

Carol
clworkman4 at gmail dot com
http://caroleesscrappinspot.blogspot.com

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

Oh Michelle- these are the cutest things EVER! Really you should sell these! I am crazy about them- I would have never considered that cartridge, but it just moved to the top of my wish list!

Nicolle said...

Wow there's a lot of work here..all super cute..love the treat bags..thanx for the inspiration..:)

nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

Angela R said...

I love all your cards they are so fun and adorable! Your bag is unbelievable, I was suprised to see how big you actually got it! Amazing! I also love those little toppers for the treat bags. A lady I babysit for has a annually valentines day party for her kids and this would be perfect and little goodies! Thank you so much for sharing! So happy to be a follower, your so talented!
Contact Info incase I am the lucky winner!
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SGilley said...

LOVE your blog...thanks for sharing..how truly creative you are!
sonyagilley@yahoo.com
http://thegardengate1.blogspot.com
I am now a follower...care to do the same?thx

Michelle said...

Oh wow were you super busy!!!! I love everything that you did. They are super cute for a child to pass out at valentines day at daycare / elementary school TFS

mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

I can't decide what project I like the best. They are all wonderful! I have to make some goodie bags too, I love the hearts with the faces. It hink I may have to "borrow" that idea!!

www.purplescrapbooker.com
www.purplescrapbooker at gmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the cards and treat toppers.

miislucky said...

What a busy little bee you've been. Your cards are simply adorable! I love the little purse you made too! I think your DD's friends will love their treats with those smiling faces. Mimi ;o)
http://miislucky.blogspot.com

karensk said...

O h my Gosh you've been one busy lady. Really cute cards. I bacame a follower.
Thanks for sharing,
karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

Heidi said...

Your cards and treat bags are so adorable! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm already a follower.

jennyplace2 said...

OMG Girl! Love each and everyone of your cards, so much work, your daughter must think she has the best mommy ever....I know I would, my poor mother was not a crafty person at all! TFS!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Creative Craft Corner said...

I really love this project!! What a great idea!

TFS
Karey

VinDeeLoo said...

Very cute. It looks like Robotz is on my list of "needs". :)

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

GailPellegrin said...

What super cute ideas. I may have to use them.
Thanks for sharing.

gailpellegrin@att.net

Rhonda Emery said...

love them all great idea tfs.

Wende said...

All are terrific!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Aimee said...

I've been a follower of your great blog and I just LOVE your cards and purse!!! Great job!!

AmyJRockstar said...

Those cards are just the cutest ever! I love the CAC cartridge. I think it's just about everybody's favorite. Love your cute blog layout too! Thanks for the giveaway. I could really use these!
XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Marianne said...

WOW!! I love all of your cards!

I am now a follower of your blog!

nanners74 at gmail dot com

...through my eyes said...

I love the idea and the adorable little cards.
http://toomanyemulators.blogspot.com
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Tanya said...

Love them all! Such adorable creations :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com