Thursday, February 9, 2012

SSIC and WAW Valentine blog hop

Welcome to the Valentine Blog Hop where "It is all about love... HIS love." The Stampin' Sisters in Christ and our sister site, Word Art Wednesday, are joining together for a hop in celebration of love. If you came to my blog from Karen L's blog then you are in the right order if you haven't you might want to head to the start of this hop at the Word Art Wednesday blog.

In celebration of Valentine's Day, this hop is all about love - God's love! Besides all the LOVE-ly eye candy you will see on this hop in the way of cards/projects, we'd like to share the love by offering prizes to our hoppers as well, so be sure to leave comments on each stop along the way!! There is a "Grand Prize" of this complete SU! Stamp set called "Cute by the Inch" donated by the lovely Vicki of The Stamping Room (you can also visit her Stampin' Up page.)




In order to qualify for the Grand Prize Drawing, you simply need to leave a comment on each blog on the hop list. We will announce the Grand Prize winner as well as the winner of our prize here on our blog the afternoon of Tuesday, February 14.

There are several other fun prizes to be won along the way on some of the Designers' blogs as you make your way through the Hop.





As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. John 15:9
What stood out to me when I read this verse was the last part… REMAIN IN MY LOVE. The image that came to my mind was a big old tree with its roots going down deep into the ground. When I was young I moved quite a few times. I had hoped to settle down, but since my husband I got married we have moved 8 times. We have lived at our current location for 6 years now and it finally feels like we are putting down roots. For many years I would pack our Christmas ornaments as if I was packing them for moving (to save time having to pack them later). I remember the first year that I just put them back in a box with out the extra wrapping. In an ever changing world what a wonderful thought to be rooted, secure, hanging on, persisting, dwelling, waiting, surviving, continuing … REMAINING in Jesus’ love.





When I started making this card, I started with different paper and a different layout, but the card had a mind of it's own. The dogwood blossoms are a sneak peek at a Mark's Finest Papers set called DOGWOOD BLOSSOMS that will be released next week. Make sure you drop back by my blog next week for the Mark's Finest Papers blog hop. I did paper tole technique on the flowers and then I sprayed them with champagne paint spray. The centers of the flowers is drops of glue that were colored after the glue dried.






This song is one of my favorites. I know it will bless your heart as it does mine.





Now head off to Karen C 's Blog

58 comments:

  1. Hi Marilynn

    Thank you THANK YOU...

    This song is EXACTLY the touch I needed this morning. I love to start my day at the foot of the cross, this was the most excellent route there today.

    Your card is lovely - a true miniature canvas.

    Blessings to you today - I'm praying for each blog I visit and each visitor.

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  2. WOW...this is beautiful! I love the lace in the corner...the dogwoods...the words are so special!

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  3. Love your beautiful card and the wonderful verse. Enjoying taking part in this lovely blog hop. Luv and God Bless, Trish x

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  4. wow!!! it's all perfect!

    have a blessed day :)

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  5. What a beautiful card, Marilynn! I really like what you did with the flowers...so pretty!...Nancy :o)

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  6. This is beautiful. I just love the lace and pearls and love how you popped up the flowers with the added bling.

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  7. Oh, my! The lace, the ribbons, the pearls, and the dogwood flowers! I am always in awe of the beautiful ways that stamp artists can include so much on their creations, and make it look so nice. VERY well done!

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  8. Wow! Love the card you made and that lace is gorgeous! Beautiful flowers too..great job!

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  9. Hi Marilynn! Beautiful work for the hop. I hope, when you get a chance, you can update your link to Karen C's actual post rather than to her blog. Thanks so much for being part of the hop and sharing your beautiful work.
    Blessings,
    Karen L

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  10. Love the dimension of the dogwood.

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing your love for the Lord Jesus! Your card is beautiful and I love the old country charm it gives! I'm your newest follower and am looking forward to seeing what you create!

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  12. I love all the layers of this card. Thanks for sharing the video, beautiful song.

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  13. Beautifully done, thanks for sharing.

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  14. Your card is so beautiful! I love how you've used the glue dots for the centers. Thank you for sharing that beautiful song. I'm finding this blog hop a worshipful experience, bringing me into God's presence. THANK YOU! Hugs, Sarah

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  15. What a beautiful card!! That is a wonderful verse and the dogwood blossoms are so pretty!!

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  16. The lace and pins add such a vintage feel and I love your coloring on the dogwoods!

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  17. Lovely dogwoods and lace! Thanks for sharing the song.

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  18. Tha tis a beautiful card MariLynn with all the lace and the wonderful coloring. Your coloring gets better and better with each card I see.

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  19. What a beautiful and special card. I really adore ever element you added. Thanks for sharing the song.also!

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  20. Love all the dimension on your pretty project!

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  21. This is beautiful, especially the reminder to STAY in his love, I needed to hear this today, thank you!

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  22. Marilynn -- your idea of colouring glue after it has dried is brilliant! Thank you for sharing it :) Your piece is beautiful, and I can appreciate the tree imagery you described in your post. Trees and roots and branches -- they somehow speak to me in significant ways! (I mean as images -- not with crazy voices or anything ;) LOL

    Paula from the WAW DT

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  23. Simply gorgeous card!!! Love the scripture, love the song, and love how you compared God's love to a deep rooted treee. Awesome. Hugs, Dawn

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  24. Gorgeous card, love the way you've mounted the flowers onto the heart base. Thanks for the video link, it's one of my favourites too
    Margaret xx

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  25. Incredibly stunning! WOW - love it. You sure did this wonderful verse justice. Great card dear friend.

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  26. I just love the vintage look of your card, and the sentiment is fabulous!

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  27. What a beautiful project. I really like the lace in the corner and the way you did the dogwoods.

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  28. Marilynn,
    Don't you just love it when your art just takes on it's own 'life' and you just go with it?!
    Beautiful artwork...thank you for sharing~

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  29. How interesting that I happened to end up at your blog twice today without knowing it! Don't worry...it was for another post, so it shouldn't interfere with blog hop.

    I love the way you make cards! Amazing job! Paper Tole is a real challenge for me. I will be back to see if you offer any advice or maybe a tutorial on it. These flowers look like they are really resting on a table. And, I love how you colored the centers. (I never understood why people bought colored glue when it came out.) I really love the lace touches. So soft, so beautiful. The pearls are so elegant. I just love this whole card...especially this Scripture! Thanks for being a part of the hop.

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

    You May Win 1-5 Cards Weekly!
    http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

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  30. Hi Marilynn! YOur cherry blossoms are so gorgeous all shineyed up like that. Love your colors--so earthy and natural. Love the lace in the corner--perfect contrast to the nature colors :) Have a lovely weekend!! Hugs, Kris

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  31. MariLynn you have once again created something beautiful- a feast to the eyes, and your words a feast to the spirit. Your treatment of the flowers is stunning.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  32. wow, I love the colors in this card...and the layout is inspiring....:)

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  33. What a gorgeous card--LOVE that bit of lace in the corner! :) I also love the song--thanks for sharing it! :)

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  34. Marilynn this is beautiful, I love the lace in the corner, the pearls and the touch of stitching around the edges. Very nice. Thank you for joining us in the WAW hop, we are happy to have you and the other SSIC with us.

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  35. The flowers are bee-utiful.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  36. An amazing card. Glad I did the blog as I found your site. I will be back. God bless. evette k.

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  37. lovely,Marilynn, elegant and pretty!

    :-)

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  38. very nicelove it..... thanks for sharing..

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  39. Great card. I love the flowers and the stick pin you add to your card. Beautiful card!

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  40. I love the vintage look of your card. The flowers are beautiful.

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  41. Hi MariLynn! Oh your card is gorgeous! LOVE the shimmer on these pretty dogwoods! Love the lace and borders... the stick pin... so many wonderful details!!! I love your work sister, and I love your heart!!! That song is another fave of mine... oh and in 40 years of marriage we have moved 18 times... so I so identify with what you said!!!
    hugs,
    grace

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  42. Beautiful card!!! Love how you created your flower centers!

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  43. Love the card you made and that lace is gorgeous....

    hugs,
    Jill

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  44. I love your card and also that song. It was good to be reminded of those words.

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  45. What a beautiful card. Love the natural tones to it. That is one of my favourite songs as well. Love it!

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  46. One of my favourite songs too! Your card is beautiful , the flowers are so pretty.

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  47. What a lovely card! I really like the lace element and appreciate the tip about using glue for flower centers and then coloring. Thank you for sharing. Blessings!!

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  48. Marilynn the dogwood blossoms are so soft and beautiful!!! Love your card with that pretty lace and of course the scripture!

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  49. Gorgeous, vintage-y card and love that song, too!

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  50. A very beautiful card! Funny how things change all on their own sometimes, isn't it? So glad you let the card change your plans.

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  51. The video song did touch my heart! Brings tears to my eyes to think about what Jesus endured for my sins & others.
    Dogwood trees have always been a part of my live here in VA. I've always associated them with Christ's love. How fitting that you incorporated them on your card. Your card is awesome! I'm a new follower for sure! Thanks for joining us @ WAW.

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  52. What a cute card. Love all the details and layers.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Be blessed,

    Wendy

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  53. Gorgeous card and gorgeous song! Thanks for sharing your thinking about how you came up with the card.

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  54. Cards have a way of telling us what they want to do don't they (LOL) it happens to us all.. all in all your card turned out great.. love the little detail of lace and pearls.. thanks for sharing..

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  55. I love you card such a beautiful design. Thanks for all you do with the challenge. May God Bless You, joann Sassy Raggedy

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