Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hello Everyone  
Welcome to the Valentine's Gift Bag Blog Hop
We are so excited you could join us!

Do you find yourself running out of time to make your gift bags for your love ones, kids, classmates & teachers or that special someone.  If you are one of these people then you are in the right place. 
  This hop have lots of wonderful projects to inspire you to create your very own gift bags. This is a one day hop and we would appreciate your comments on each blog along the way. 

   If you have arrived from Michele you are in the right place. If you are just stopping by please start at the beginning over at Angela's blog where the fun begins.

This hop is being hosted by AJ Scrapbooking & Cards and Angela's Craft Spot. 
You should begin at Angela's blog and end at An'Jenic's blog

Our Fabulous Sponsors:

My Creative Time
Prize: Stamp Set: Label Font
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Prize: $6 voucher to SKdigis store
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Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs
Prize: A $10 Gift Card to Fresh Brewed Designs Store
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We would like to THANK all of our awesome sponsors for sponsoring this blog hop
We would like to thank all of the ladies who helped us by creating awesome gift bags for this hop

We couldn't have done it with your help!
Thank You Ladies!

How do you win?
1. You must complete the blog hop
You must leave a comment on all blogs and  follow each one.

2. You must stop by our sponsors Facebook Page:
Like and Leave a comment saying you are from the Valentine's Gift Bag Hop and Thank them for being a Sponsor. 

Without them we would not have so many awesome gifts to give!

We will have 3 winners.  One for each prize!

Winners will be chosen on Monday Jan. 28th and will be listed on both of our blogs!
 AJ Scrapbooking & Cards & Angela's Crafty Spot!

This is my finished project - it has lots of elements, but to start off the explanation, you have to begin with some lovely paper as a background.  I measured the original plain white bag and cut and adhered the paper to both the front and back of the bag.  After that, I went to my tool arsenal for some Valentine inspired elements.

I used two Sizzix dies - a fan and a treat box.  For the fan I dry embossed some white paper and cut out the fan; next I used some pink cardstock and cut that one out and overlapped the white onto the pink.  Next I cut out the treat box twice using two different pinks.  I constructed the treat pieces, added some bling and topped off the handle with LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon for the bow. You'll find more info on our rumple ribbon at LBC Pink Lemonade Collection

What's a gift bag without a sentiment?  I took the scrap piece of embossed white cardstock as the base and the scrap piece of the pink from the treat box.  I stamped my Valentine sentiment on the pink, adhered it to the white embossed piece, and gel-penned the whole thing for highlights.  Here and there I Stickled a bit of bling for interest.

The Valentine girl is a Sherri Baldy digi.  I printed her off at about 6"; then I used my colored pencils, gel pen, Stickles, and pink rose to jazz her up.  I fussy cut her and adhered her to the bag.  Since I used delicate colors, the photo doesn't do her justice, no matter how many times I took her picture.

I hope you are inspired to make your own gift bag - it was truly a labor of love for me!

I decided to enter my gift bag in the Besties Challenge #2

Remember, no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it.........cyberValentine's greetings..........Mama LoveBug.

Next I'll send you off to Ashley

Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Candice - Candied Cards
Lucy - Love2 Create

Happy Hopping-



Sarah Biswabic said...

Your bag is so adorable! :)

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice project tfs!!!

Robin said...

Soo adorable! Love that digi..she is a cutie:D


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Anonymous said...

You are truly an inspiration! Love your creation. TFS

Marianne Barkman said...

Cool Valentine Bag. i love all the embellishments. Thanks for sharing

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow Pam you did an amazing job working all the pieces together. I love all the different elements used and the add gift bag. Thank you so much for being a spot on the hop. AJ-

JustYolie said...

Lovely bag! The SSS digi is adorable!

Miranda said...

Miranda :)

Mary Ann said...

Love you bag,very

Angela Crafty Spot said...

I love your image on your bag! Good job! Thanks for joining our hop!

Lady Fair said...

Pretty gift bag, love all the details.

Heather said...

This is too too sweet. I love how softly you colored the image. Love all of the fun elements. Great bag :)

Michele from MS said...

She is adorable with those big green eyes! What a super cute bag! Love all the little details ~ thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

I love your bag! Great job on the coloring!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Very pretty!

Amy E said...

Oh Pam, I love this bag! it reminds me of an awesome scrapbook page!

I had fun hopping with you!

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Lucy Kelleher said...

Great bag Pamela -- so many neat details! TFS


Scrappin' Sista said...

Cute! I especially like the digi! Great job. TFS and the chance to win.

Scrappy hugs,
Scrappin’ Sista Designs

Kaija said...

Great project Pam!
Hugs Kaija:)

ShersL84bed said...

Super cute. Thank you for entering the Besties challenge.

Smiles Sher