Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome to our Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop.  If you
are coming from Janet's blog , then you
are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble across this post, please
start at the beginning of the hop with Robin's won't want to miss any of the amazing
Pinterest Inspired Projects! 

In addition to seeing some awesome projects,
there is a chance to win some blog candy! To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a
comment on each stop in the hop as well as hitting that little "follow" button!
Winner will be chosen on Sunday, February 8th so you have all week to hop through!


For this hop I am giving away to one lucky winner is this amazing Gold Planner Kit by Heidi Swapp. What better way to start off a new year with a brand new memory planner. You are going to love this memory planner!

So, grab yourself a Latte', sit
back and hop along with us as we share our projects with
 I made a couple of masculine Valentine's cards today.

Here's the pin.

Nuts About You, Really Good Greetings, Maggie Mata, #masculine, #handmadecards, Stampin' Up!

I made my "nuts" out of punches,  I am not sure how the "originals" were made.  About the only thing I did different is use a embossing folder for my red layer.  My son said he liked that touch. My sentiment is, of course, different, too. 

Hero Arts Trees, Birds and Sentiments stamp
Creative Memories 1.5" hex punch
Stampin Up .5" circle punch
Darice steel plate embossing folder
white, red and black shimmer card stock
DCWV silver metallic card stock

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

I made two versions of this card.

I didn't have an "xoxo" stamp (that I could find anyway...I am only half way through cataloging stamps) so I used a new CTMH Alpha set.  The lower case fit in the squares better but I like the fancier upper case so I tried it that way, too.

Here's the pin!

Good idea for wash tape-cute card

I hand cut the little tag.  Let me know which version you like best and I will send a little candy in the mail!  I will choose among those who ANSWER the question and must also be a follower!  Winner announced this week!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Kraft card stock
Quick Quotes Midnight Confession chalk
Misc twine
Recollections washi tape
Stampin Up Banner Blast (heart)
CTMH Alpha Curlicue stamps
CM Distressing tool
Mixd Media Schoolhouse Red ink
Recollections Vintage Black ink

Your next stop will be
If you get lost along the way here is the

 line-up of today's hop for
you to get back on track and not miss a single
Theresa Harris ~
Sandy Bell Hentzel ~
Jessica Douglass Wilson ~
Theresa Rawlins Knopf ~

Thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.


  1. Wow stunning masculine designs, so different and fun.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. I love love love the tic tac toe card!! I want to do this one asap. You did a great job on both!

  3. Great cards! Of the two Valentines I prefer the one with the lowercase letters, but they are both super cute.

  4. Alicia, your cards are beautiful, thank you for sharing and for being a part of the hop with me.

  5. Oh I agree with your son, I like the EF you used on the Nuts about You card too. Super cute! I like both of the XOs cards but the larger print works better with my eyes. LOL! Very cute cards.

  6. I love the card you made using nuts for the design.

  7. Very nice cards great always wonderful to get ideas for masculine cards

  8. These are great! I always have issues with masculine cards!

  9. Great cards! I like the uppercase tic tac toe best but both are adorable

  10. Great cards!!! Masculine cards are so hard for me!! I love the embossing you added to the red layer! Your hashtag cards are both great, but I like the top one a tiny bit better!!

  11. Great masculine cards, thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More! Valerie

  12. Super cute cards !!!

  13. Another cute card idea. I think I need to spend some time on Piniterest looking at cards. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Fantastic masculine cards

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

  15. I love your masculine Valentine cards!

  16. Great cards! I love the lower case version of the tic-tac-toe cards! nclights7 at gmail dot com

  17. Fantastic cards! Love the nuts and bolts masculine card! Great x and o stamps on the other cards.

  18. Super cute & awesome cards!


  19. Hi Alicia... I like all the cards you made. They turned out great!!! My favorite one would be the one with the uppercase XO letters on top of each other. Such a great idea. Happy Crafting!!!

  20. I like the first version the best but all your cards are cute.
    I follow you with bloglovin.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  21. Cute ideas. Like 1st one best! Following you by email!

  22. love your projects!! both adorable! TFS

  23. A super fun take on a Valentine card
    Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM
    Sarah x

  24. I like the lower case letters because they look more hand-drawn.....but love the fancy upper case ones, too! lol.... This is just a sweet and clever design. Love this way of using Washi!!! The nuts abt you card is sweet, too!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    1. I already follow: J. Woolbright
      <3 J

      jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  25. Fabulous cards! Thank you for sharing us at

  26. I love the nuts card....have that one pinned too lol! My favorite version of the tic tac toe board is the 1st one with the lower case letters. What a super cute way to use up some washi tape! Love that! Thanks for sharing :-)

  27. LOVE the Tic-Tac-Toe card!!! The CTMH letter one!!! Its SOOOO pretty!!! And I am TOTALLY scraplifting the nuts about you card from you! LOL! GREAT JOB!

  28. Such a creative guy card, love how you made the nuts. Thanks for joining Atsm

  29. Great card! Thank you for joining us for our National Braille Literacy challenge at Cut it Up!


  30. Love, love, LOVE these cards!!! Either of these could be used for a masculine recipient. Great job!

  31. Two cool cards! Thanks for joining us at ATSM!

  32. These are great!! Love the nuts!! Lol. And your tic tac toe boards are cute too!

  33. What a fun card - I do like your CASE of the pin! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  34. Lovely cards :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

  35. Oh how fun! I love them both:)

    Simply Silhouette
    aka: Cricut Chick