Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Décor and Gifts Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Valentine's Décor and Gifts Blog Hop.

If you happened here by chance you're in luck! There will be 20 stops full of great ideas, so grab a beverage and head over to the hostess' blog. Staci's blog is at The sponsor for this hop is Designs on Cloud 9 at and she has offered us a $20 gift voucher for the GRAND prize. Head over to her Facebook page at and show her some love. One lucky person who comments on this hop will be the winner of this generous prize. (One person from each stop will be chosen at random and we will then hold a random draw with those 20 people and one lucky person will win the grand prize).

If you follow my blog, you know that I am a simplistic person  (but growing daily).    I like to hand things on my front door, but it is hit with the full warm afternoon sun.  Add to that, I have a storm door that adds to the heat between two doors.   Because of this, whatever hangs on my door tends to fade quickly and I can only use it for one season.  As such, I tend to keep with the very simplistic designs so I don’t feel like I am wasting my valuable crafting supplies.  This design is no different, I made a simple word door hanging and have it hanging on my front door.  I can safely say, by the time Valentine’s Day is past (next week) the letters that are vibrant red today will be very dull and ready to be taken down and replaced with St. Patrick’s Day or Easter.

How simple was this project?

I created some paper in my PrintMaster Program, then cut them out on my Cricut.  I had to use my SCAL application because I only have a couple of Font Cartridges for my Cricut and none of them had the feel I was looking for this banner.   I wanted to add a little bit of romance so I added some pearls to the tops of the letters.

While yes, it is simplistic, it does look nice on my front door and will be a nice greeting for a visitor.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, please make sure you keep moving along the trail.  Your next stop along the way is Liz Mullen:

I have also included the list of participants, however, please make sure you start of Staci’s and comment on each one to qualify for the Grand Prize offered by Designs on Cloud Nine.

 Audrey Dickinson:


  1. Oh I love banners as you will see in my project post! This came our very cute! love it!
    Thanks for joining me for my very first time hosting a hop.

  2. Great door decor. I like that you blinged it up with pearls.

  3. Cute love banner and I LOVE your blog LOVEly! ~ LOL

  4. Love you simple banner, it is so cute!

  5. I am all about simple! Your banner is beautiful!

  6. Love the paper and the pearl embellishments. Simple but so cute!

  7. This is a really cute door hanger. Nice being in the hop with you.


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