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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Heartstrings Design Team Blog Hop! with Blog Candy!

Now Closed!
Welcome to The Heartstrings Design Team Blog Hop!!!
Hopefully you have arrived here from Pam's Blog , if not, please start at the beginning with Shelley from Heartstrings.

I created this layout using DCWV Songbird stack and our wonderful sponsor's stamps
My Heart Stamps 4 U
I created the extra bear with Pazzles, but decided not to use.
I altered both stamps used for this layout, below you can see a picture of their original and finished state.
For the bear, I cut his wings off.  I colored with Copic markers and added Xmas Red Stickles. I hand cut the swings seat, used brown hemp cord and 3D foam to add dimension.
For the sentiment, I used the Marvy Uchida Brush Markers in Red and Green and colored the sections I wanted on the stamp one at a time wiping the ink in between uses.  I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval to cut the label, hand cut the leaf from the paper and added some BG brads.
The three buttons are from Favorite Findings. I added hemp to the middle button.
The frame and corners were cut with my Pazzles and they are Silhouette designs.
And now for the funnest part!  Some Blog Candy!!!!

Since I am a teacher/librarian it seems appropriate!

What do you need to do to enter you ask??!!!
All you need to do is leave a comment!!!!  This blog is powered by comments! (make sure I have a way to communicate with you if you win).
You are more than welcome to follow my blog, but it is not required.
I will use random.org on Sunday night and post winner on Monday morning.

Thanks for VISITING!!!!! .............and do not forget to go hop/visit
the Sweet and Talented MADISON at FunkyCards!!!!!



Ulysses' mama said...

Am I really the first one? I love this layout, all the details..Wow! So very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Pammejo said...

Wow, what a fabulous layout I love it. It just screams we are having fun.

Shelley said...

So very cute!! And a generous prize to give away too. You rock!

Gisèle said...

so cute...tks for sharing...

Abby said...

comadrita I just love what you did with the stamp!!! and that picture of your grandbaby is so beautiful!!! Love it!!!! o wait!!! AWESOME!!!! I miss you!!!!

Linda said...

beautiful layout and awesome blog candy.

Madison said...

Gaby, once again, beautiful job!!! The bear on the swing, too cute. And the coloring...fantastic! I like how you altered the stamp. It worked well with this layout. Thanks for the kind words about me:)

jennyplace2 said...

Such a fun layout and so cool how you added a stamp of a bear on the tree.

Beth said...

How stinkin' cute is this layout...
I love how you also cut the wings off of the bear. It is all around very special page. I like how you incorporated the cricut too. And the giveaway is perfect!

Michele said...

Cute, Cute and cute!! The whole layout is adoreable!! I especially like the swing you made for the bear. So easy to do... but adds so much more to the overall feeling of the page. The littlest things can go a long ways!! (I'm already a follower of your blog :-) ) AWESOME Blog Candy!!!

Shelley said...

I love how you "altered" the stamps to suit your needs!

JustYolie said...

Too cute! Beautiful layout and thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!

Melissa said...

Gaby, I just love coming to your blog, your are one of my top blogs I have to visit!!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! I love the sentiment! It fits the photo perfect!

terriennz said...


Unknown said...

ooh, I LOVE this! The bear, the swing, how you stamped the words - brilliant! The coloring totally rocks as well. SO creative! Your blog candy is SWEET!

Anonymous said...

Just love it!

Little C's Creations said...

Hey Gaby! Thanks for visiting ME! Love your layout here, and love the work you've put into it. That sentiment is adorable. Have a wonderful weekend n' keep on craftin'.


S.Bayles said...

These card and layout from the blog hop are really great. I love all of them and the colors. The stamps are also great. I am new at this and don't have but a few stamps. Thanks for the candy and blog and a chance to win. Good Luck to all.
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

Madison said...

Gaby, my card that says you will always be my best friend you know too much... was made on paper I got at Jo-Ann. It is by Debbie Mumm. I got a great deal. I think it was on sale for $9.00 (or even less) and there are 180 sheets (12 x 12). I got it in Arizona. We don't have a Jo-Ann here :( I am loving this paper! Thanks for the comment!

Cindy said...

I love the swinging bear! So cute and creative :) Cindy

Toni said...

Really loved the layout :) I have a weakness for paper piecing, so I tend to really notice it in things!


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