Lots of Love Blog Hop

Happy Sabbath crafty friends!
So glad you dropped by! Today is special as the PCW design team is participating in the Lots of Love Blog Hop. It is a small hop filled with lots of love and inspiration. Only 8 stops along the way! Mine is the first blog, so if you’re here you are in the right place! I have two projects to share with you. 

 First up:
I Love You A Latte Card
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Here’s a look at the front of my card. I used some papers from the DCWV Halloween and Fall Stack. I used the latte cup digi image from PCW and colored it in with my Copics. The photo corners are from the Christmas Blessings cut files set and the decorative element behind the cup is from the Deco Elements 1213 cut file set. 

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Here is a closer look at the colored digi. I used my copic markers to color it.
I used: W00, W1, YR000, YR61, E04, R24, E13 and E25

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Here is a view of the card opened up. It is a an easel card. I will be writing a personal note in the  circle. The leaves are from the beautiful card cut file set and the scalloped circle is from the basics cut file set.

Now for my second project
Nuts For You Layout

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Here is a view of my entire layout. I used some cute Bo Bunny paper for the background. I cut the squirrels and all of the svg cuts from the Nuts For You SVG  Layout set from PCW

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Here is a closer look at the two squirrels holding their hearts…ready to give their little hearts away to each other. I used some Chocolate ink from the basics ink pad set 
to ink around the brown pieces of the bodies. I used some Saddle ink from the basic ink pad set to ink around the tan body parts. I used the blush ink from the Whimsy Ink Pad set for the hearts.

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I used charcoal ink from the Basics ink pad set for around the red heart. I used the Autumn Terracotta ink from the Enchantment ink pad set to ink around the edges of the peanuts.

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Here is a closer look at some of the peanuts at the bottom of the mat. I also used some foam adhesive to give some of the peanuts a little lift.

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Here is a closer look at the little squirrel topper. I used some dry decorator chalk to give their faces the finishing touches. I used the chalk marker to give their eyes and noses their shine marks as well as the hearts.

Here is the blog hop line up

Now For Some Blog Candy
Be a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post and or any of the other blog hop posts for a chance to win

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We will pick one random winner from all of the comments.

Now a little something for everyone

FREE Cutting File
Scalloped  Heart Set
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Please note: The price will say 1.99 but will be Free when 
you download through 1-30-14
Make sure you go through the hop and you will get a chance to see what I made with this set :-)

Here are the products used for this project
Pazzles Inspiration
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Nuts For You SVG Set
1514-tombow adhesive
Tape Runner
Z553-chisel tip glue pen
Fine Tip Pen
Z1151-foam tape
Foam Adhesive
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Whimsy Ink Pad Set
whimsy ink pad
Adventure Ink Pad set
Basics Ink Pad Set
Enchantment Ink Pad Set
Chalk Marker
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Decorator Chalks

If you like the layout, I did make just a few of them into kits which you can pick up over at page-kits.com if you’re interested.

Now it’s on to Jen’s Blog.
Be sure to leave a comment on each blog.

Thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with us!
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  1. Love your easel card Melin! The striped paper with the brown and black is very appealing, and very warm! Love your layout as well! :)

  2. Beautiful card and adorable layout, Melin!!

  3. Love,love,love all your loveliness. The papers on the card are just fabulous!! And your layout is about as cute as ever!!! Thanks for this fun LO.

  4. OK, I give up!! Where is the "Nuts about you file on your site. I can't find it!
    Please put a link on the photo for the file!

  5. Love both your projects. I need to make the latte one for some of my friends. So perfect and love your coloring. The nuts about you layout is so cute. Love the little squirrel faces. You are so talented and so happy to be back on your team.

  6. Love both your projects. I need to make the latte one for some of my friends. So perfect and love your coloring. The nuts about you layout is so cute. Love the little squirrel faces. You are so talented and so happy to be back on your team.

  7. Your work is just amazing!!!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Latte cup! I really dig the layout and colors. :D

  9. Both your projects are adorable, I love the die-cuts, it's amazing how much they add and complete a project.

  10. These are stunning! Love the Latte!

    Linda xxx

  11. I really love both of your projects!!! The card would be great for that special man in your life. The layout is just as adorable as can be. I am going to be making woodland animals for our twin grandsons room, so will have to search out these squirrels. Thank you for the great svg file!!

  12. Cute layout, thanks for sharing

  13. Great projects :) Thank you for sharing them! And thanks for the free file :D

  14. Those are great. Nice job!

  15. Wow, I'm follower number 2999....how great is that???? Love your projects today. Thanks for the cute free file.

  16. I'm now your blog follower number 2,999....how special is that???? Great projects today and a terrific freebie. Thanks so very much.

  17. Love the easel card. I really like the Dbl page LO.
    I only have my cricut and I can see cutting the squirrels out of the CAC2 or the CAC cricut cartridge.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Vickie Bryan

  18. I love both your projects! Thanks for the freebie! :)

  19. Wow, wow, wow! Love the easel coffee card and love the layout! Hugs!

  20. WOW, I love both of your projects Melin especially your page layout. This is encouraging me to take up scrapbooking. Thank you for the lovely freebie. xx

  21. beautiful card and layout.
    Thank you for the freebie.

  22. Love all your scrapbook layouts! Very inspirational!

  23. Love your scrapbook pages! Very inspirational!

  24. Love all your scrapbook layouts! Very inspirational!

  25. The squirrel layout is so cute!
    The latte would be a great cut for gift cards.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Hi Mel,

    What a CUTE card and layout!!! :) You did a good job with the Copics and I need to find one of those chalk markers (like how thick & shiny it appears)!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your creations and for the GREAT freebie!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  27. I don't drink coffee but that first card is a cutie!

  28. I love the coffee card. So cute!

  29. Goodness, Melin , you never make a bad card or layout...these are gorgeous... thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  30. What a great job you did. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Melin, I love blog hops...and..I also love your Nuts about you layout. It is adorable.. thank you for sharing it with us.

  32. Happy Sabbath to you as well! I have loved all your designs for so long! This new squirrel layout is great! Thanks forsharing your talent!

  33. Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.-Amy

  34. Oh my goodness I love your layout and card.
    Thanks for sharing your talents.
    Crafty hugs,
    (follower by email and now google, too)

  35. Both projects are super cute! I'm a Pazzles owner too so I was delighted to see it in the supply list. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

  36. The layout and the card are adorable. Thank you for the freebie.

  37. Lynn C. (wordperfectqueen@yahoo.com)1/27/14, 10:09 AM

    What a beautiful card, Melin. I love the color choices and also the choices of paper. It really makes the latte cup pop. The red/black colors and that bow just add so much.
    Thanks for sharing.

  38. I love all the dimension you add to your cards. The level of detail is amazing!

  39. Melin,
    Love Love your card, that would be perfect for my hubby as hes a coffe guy lol.
    Layout is fab too.
    Hope all went well for you with the hop.

  40. sooo cute! I wish I could use markers like that. Thanks for sharing

  41. Thank you I just love all your designs


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