Thursday, February 11, 2016

Blog Hops with Heart~Foxy Valentine

 

Hey everyone!  Thank you for joining us for the Blog Hops with Heart, featuring products we love for Valentine's Day!  If you came from the fabulous Becca's blog, you are in the right place!

If you are a CTMH fan, you already know they have some fabulous Cricut cuts perfect for Valentine's Day.  Since I'm currently on the road (literally), I don't have any of my CTMH goodies, or my Cricut.  I have only been a hobbyist with CTMH, so I brought crafty things I thought would be quick and easy...and just for craft therapy!

If you follow me on Instagram, or YouTube...make sure and scroll down past the end of my post.  ;)

I love Valentine's Day, it's the day after my birthday.  So it's always a lot of fun at my house.  We give our kids gifts, and they never know if it's going to be a little Lego set, and new markers...or two Guinea Pigs!  This year, they are getting a trip to the beach...and some awesome Mexican food!

Here is how I used a few of my crafty Valentine favorite's, that I recently picked up from Lawn Fawn, and Mama Elephant!  I used Copic markers to color the fox, and then used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to attempt to watercolor my hearts...I just started playing with watercolors.  No judging, lol!  I love the gold paint sooo much, I splattered some on the large heart.  I really just want to slather it everywhere!




You have completed our super short hop today!  I hope you found some inspiration along the way!  If you jumped in the middle, be sure to circle back to super talented Amie's blog!

Thanks for joining us!!!



For those of you following me on Instagram, or YouTube...I just want to thank you so much for all the emails, messages and such!  You sure know how to make a girl feel loved!  Many of you seem a little worried, so I thought I would share a little it of an update on what I've bet up to.  We did make it safely to California...and we absolutely love it so far!  We are still in the process of getting settled in.   But, I will be taking a longer than expected break from YouTube.  I hope you understand!   I will still be posting pictures on Instagram.  I'm joining in on the The Daily Marker 30 day coloring Challenge, by fabulous Kathy Racoosin.  It is so fun, and exactly what I have time for now...crafty therapy and a quick photo on Instagram!  All of your sweet comments, messages, emails etc really do mean a lot to me!  I will be back, I promise!  <3

Big Hugs,
Stephanie

7 comments:

  1. I'm giggling over the sentiment. Your watercoloring is gorgeous and you just might have sold me on the gold paint. I bought some for a mixed media project and hadn't thought to use it just as splatter. Genius!

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    1. Thanks, Becca! I can't wait to see your mixed media project!

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  2. Oh Stephanie! Love your card and I love that large pink heart! I seriously thought it was patterned paper until I read you watercolored it!!!! Amazing job!! Also thank you for giving perspective on the photography aspect of blogging...ugh...I swear sometimes I spend more time trying to get the "perfect" shot and editing my photo than I do on the project itself! But I have a feeling that my perfectionism is going to rear its ugly head and I'll be calling my sister who is a photographer to have her give me some tips! haha!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! I'm glad you saw it before I chickened out and deleted it, lol. You are so lucky to have a sister to get insider information from! :)

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    2. I thought it was great and so real...you should have kept it up!! And...just to give you an update....my sister's coming over tomorrow to look at my lighting and to help with editing. LOL! I'm happy to share any tips she gives me!!! :)

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  3. Thanks so much!!! I hope to be back soon! Big hugs!

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