Monday, February 14, 2011

Virtual Valentine's Day Blog Hop!!

Are you excited? We all are! This hop has grown so fast...from just about a week ago it was just a few we have over 50 stops on the best Valentine's Day Hop ever!!

There is an INCREDIBLE amount of talent along the way so be sure to stop at EVERY players blog AND be sure to leave some love on ALL the players' will be chosen randomly from all posts and all blogs. There are over 20 prizes!!

I actually have 2 projects for you today! The first is a layout that I created with these absolutely most stinkingly adorable Iguanas!! Iguana Love is one of the cute new sets released by Stampendous! a couple of months ago. It comes with the pair, and then the 2 single iguanas and a whole bunch of cute sentiments.

Heres a closeup of the Iguanas. After I stamped them I cut them out and adhered them to hearts that were cut with my Spellbinders Heart dies. (I machine stitched around the borders of the hearts and the mats on the page)

The title was created with some cloth thickers from American Crafts that were originally white, but then I airbrushed them to match my papers and Iguanas. The colors I chose were pulled from the Bo Bunny Peacock Lane collection. I also added a small heart that I stamped from the set and cut out then adhered directly to the corner of the photo.

I had fun with this part of the layout adding a hand-ruffled ribbon treatment that I created with ribbon and my sewing machine. The little scalloped border is a Spellbinders die. Layout for the page is based on this weeks sketch at Sketchy Thursday.

I also created a card with this cute new little stamp called "Betty holding Heart" from Pink Cat Studio. She's part of a set of 4 little cuties! This card is based on this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch sketch challenge at The Sweetest Thing.

The card turned out quite a bit simpler than I usually end up with, but I just love the way Betty turned out colored! I matched her up with some gorgeous papers and chipboard embellishments from American Crafts..Letterbox.

Here's the list of AWESOME companies donating prizes!

- StampInsanity - with a set of choice for one winner

- Meljens designs - 4 digis to one winner

- Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis to one winner

- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate (donated by Taylor U)

- Christian Paper Crafts - 1 year general membership

- Paper Pretties - 3 total winners: 1 person will receive Timeless Love stamp set; 2 people will receive 5 digis of their choice from the store

- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner

- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digi images to one winner

- The Scrappychick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads to one winner

- Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to 1 winner

- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of winner's choice to one winner

- Amber Ink - $10 gift certificate (and more if people use an Amber Ink product - see deets on their blog)

- Simply Betty Stamps - 3 digis of the winner's choice

- Mark's Finest Papers - set of their choosing to the winner

- Dreamweaver's Stencils - a couple stencils, pearlescent embossing paste and a palette knife

- Chi Chi Memories - Meaning of Love Digi Stamp Set to one winner (

- Little Potato House - $20 gift certificate

- Kenny K digis: 4 digis to one winner

- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: winners choice of 2 images

And here's the list of all the Stops along the Blog Hop!!

Taylor Usry -
Libby Hickson -
Cindy Coutts -

Cyndi Bundy -
(you are Here)

Amber Hillman -
Angelique Nederpel -
Tanya Johnson -
Suzi McKenzie -
Cathy Wallington -
Pam Hornschu -
Wendy Price -
Patricia Hays -
Maria Levine -
Sandie Dunne -
Juanita Gillen -
Janelle Stollfus -
Mary Collins -
Berenice Rendon -
Cheryl Gorka -
Jessica Fitzgerald -
Dee Morris - -
Darsie Bruno -
Sandy Allnock -
Margie Cortina -
Kathy Fronczak -
Cat Darling -
Joyce Martens (Jolara) -
Erin Leveille -
Gudrun Loennecken-
Mackenzie Bruckler -
Melissa (Pink Cat) -
Patty Tanuz -
Emily Leiphart -
Jane Matsumoto -
Kimme Leach -
Kerry Kung -
Heather Lee-Reppen -
Rachel Sztonyk -
Jennifer Dove -
Lysa Q-
Erica Johnson-Wanzer -
Tina Kiehn -
Sugar Whiting -
Karin Martin -
Sunghee Chon -
Tanis Palmer -
Lindsey Martin-Penny -
Kristi Parker Van Doren -
Julie Elak -
Alison Heikkila -
Audrey E -
Laura Drahozal -
Louise Healy -
Wendy Jordan -
Lynell Harlow -
Terrece Siddoway -
Liz Martin -
Kim Reid -
Beth Ranney-Thomas -
Hope you have a Hoppin' good time!! Be sure to stop all along the have until 6pm EST Thursday to leave comments and be entered to win one of over 20 prizes!!



  1. What a beautiful layout and your card is adorable!!

  2. I just love your card and the colours are wonderful!!! TFS
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

  3. Love the layout! The stitching and ribbon treatment is fabulous! Of course, I adore the Itty Bitty Betty card... one of my favorite images! Super cute! Happy Valentine's Day, Cyndi!

  4. That Layout is gorgeous hunni, love the colour choices, and those Igunanas are so cute. Love the Valentines Card too:)
    Happy Valentines Day

  5. Those iguanas are adorable! Great layout!

  6. Love, love, love your layout! I'm gonna have to case it for sure. Your card is too cute too.

  7. Love your creations. Have a great valentines day. Xo gudrun

  8. Love the LO.I want to lift this design for sure....

  9. Cute Cute Cute...Iguana Love You Forever. Love that!

  10. Adorable card, I love the huging "Geckos"!

    Hugs Kiksi

  11. Both of your projects are gorgeous! Happy Valentine's Day!

  12. That's such a sweet photo of you and your husband! The card is darling too. Great job on both projects!

  13. Wow that layout is amazing and I agree those iguanas are so ceeeeyout! Itty Bitty Betty is the best character and your card is fantastic! Beth aka BR-T

  14. Love your layout and card!!! The iguanas too cute!!! :)

  15. wow! A lotta love went into this layout! Super sweet!

  16. Fab layout with a cute pun :) Little Betty is adorable too...Love her glittery heart!

  17. LOVE IT! Sweet layout! Wonderful photo! I love the colors and those super cute iguanas.

  18. Oh those iguanas are adorable - and this page is so perfect! Super cute card, too!! Happy Valentines Day =)

  19. That page is sooo cute!! Happy V-day! and thanks for including me in the hop!!

  20. I LOVE your projects! The layout is super adorable!

  21. Cute card and layout. Very Sweet

  22. Awesome card and layout! Those iguanas are just SO cute!!

    Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  23. What a fabulous scrapbook LO! I LOVE the colors and adorable iguana stamps! Itty Bitty Betty is tooo cute! Happy Valentine's Day!

  24. Lovely lay-out and card... so romantic!

    Hop, hop, hop... to the next blog!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  25. i loved the colors and the hot iguanas jajaja!!! thanks happy valentines day

  26. What a fun card and I love your take on the ST sketch! Beautiful stamps and those hearts are wonderful! beautiful stitching and those colors rock! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

  27. Cyndi, thanks for all your help with the hop as well. You and Taylor must have gone crazy. Love the layout! Great pic of you and the hubs. Those iguana are so fun. Love the sentiment that YOU created for it. You did a fab job coloring Betty. Especially her skin...always a bit tricky. Happy <3 Day!

  28. Beautiful layout love the colors!

  29. Love these, Cyndi! I love the iguanas, matching sentiments, thickers, photo and colours on your layout - yes, everything - and the PCS card is adorable!!

  30. Cyndi, Beautiful layout very cute!! thanks happy valentines day

  31. Wow I like your cards! especially the colours you choose are so beautiful!
    Best wishes ILo

  32. Beautiful layout and such an adorable card! Happy Valentine's Day!

  33. Hi Cindy! Miss seeing you too, and you're just a click away. I wish I had your super scrapbooking skills. You have got to be kidding me with those Iguana's, they are WAY too cute and funny. Little Betty is darling too!

  34. Thse iguanas are SOOO cute! Love how you used them in your layout. Your PCS card is sweet, too!

  35. The iguanas are adorable and love how they worked on the scrapbook page. Your card looks so darn cute.

  36. Happy Valantines day!!
    Got some hopping to do :D

    Nice projects! Love the dino's!!!

  37. love the the critters!

  38. Waw!!! I love that adorable iguanas!!! Happy Valentine´s day!!

  39. Great projects! Love the colors on the layout and the Iguana play on words!

  40. Soooooooooooo fun!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and that photo...great stitching too! Thanks sooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  41. Cyndi, loveeee your projects and those iguanas are sooooo cute! Happy Valentine day my friend! :D

  42. Beautiful layout Cyndi! I love the colors and the sentiment is too cute!

  43. That layout was a heap of work Cyndi, but very effective, very well designed and executed!!! Loving your valentine too!

  44. How sweet is that photo, and those iguanas are too cute!!!!

  45. Serious sweetness between that wonderful lo (those images are sooo cute) and the adorable card!

  46. I loved your cards... I will be checking out the sites listed for the images...they are too cute.

  47. What a super cute layout! It makes me want an iguana! lol! I love your blog!

  48. The iguanas are so cute on that layout!

  49. I love you fabulous projects Cyndy!! Thanks for all you did with the hop!!! I am slowly making my way through!! I hope you had a super Valentine's Day!!

  50. Both projects are adorable, but I'm totally smitten by the iguanas... love how you've used them on a layout!

  51. Super cute! Great way to show that stamped (and digi) images are for LOs too! :D

  52. I love your lay out! Aspecially the sewing and the letters. great idea to color them with your airbrush.
    I also like your coloured image.

  53. What a sweet layout, Cyndi! LOVE those iguanas!

  54. Love seeing those lizards on a layout!!! Adorable work, Cyndi!!!

  55. Wow! Your layout is incredible and your card is toooo cute! I really like those iguana's and all your details and stitching on your layout! Great projects!

  56. Haahaahaa...and Iguana tell you how much I Love these projects! Way cute.

  57. what an adorable scrapbook layout and a card! YOu put a big smile on my face. LOVE THEM!!!

  58. Both of these projects are fabulous! I LOVE that you airbrushed your letters to make them work for your layout!

  59. Lovely layout...and I got a giggle from the Iguana sentiment!

  60. Lovely creations, bigest blog hop I ever seen, off to hop

  61. Love your LO. The iguana stamps are just too adorable. Gonna have to look for these next time I'm shopping. tfs

  62. I just love those iguanas. Cute cards!

  63. Awesome hop...great ideas on all the blogs!! I love your iguana scrapbook page, the cute sentiment, and the pleated ribbon. I just learned how to do this!! Thanks for sharing with all of us! XX Barbara

  64. Your projects were just lovely! Love the iguana stamps and Pink Cat Betty with heart.

    Take care!

  65. What a sweet layout! I love the colors and the Iguana senti! So cute!
    Adorable card too! I love those sweet PCS faces!

    Happy {belated} Valentine's Day!

  66. What a sweet picture and layout! Iguanas make me smile out loud! DARLING card creation as well. Thanks for sharing!!

  67. Love your layout. Those iguanas are super cute just like the couple in the layout.

  68. Muy lindos los dos proyectos llenos de amor y ternura.

  69. Oh, what an adorable layout, love it! Thanks for joining the fun at Sketchy Thursdays this week!!

  70. Very cute layout. I didn't think to do a page. Hope you don't mind if I scrap lift your idea!!

  71. Those iguanas are adorable! great layout and great card sketch!

  72. <3 love these!!! Fab pic of you two, btw :) Thanks for all of your help, and thanks so much for hopping with me on Valentine's Day!!

  73. So beautiful scrapbook page & card!


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