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Valentine's Day Blog Hop

I am excited to be able to participate in the Valentine's Day blog hop organized by Taylor Usry. Today we are sending a great, big virtual Valentine hug to all our friends in blog-land. There is lots of eye candy for you to see on the hop and lots of chances to win some goodies from the hop's sponsors. Be sure to leave some love (in the form of comments) at each stop in the hop to increase your chances of winning. At the time I am writting this post there are 21 prizes! (Scroll down to see the details.) You have until Thursday, 6:00 PM EST, to complete the hop. On Friday, all prizes will be announced on Taylor's blog and the blog the winner's name was drawn from.

For my project I used this cute little lady bug image from one of the hops sponsors, Meljen's Designs. She is paper pieced using some of the new Close To My Heart papers I just got this past week. The heart trim was from a RAK a recieved from a blogging friend.

Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for hopping by. Your next stop on the hop is my wonderful team mate from the Meljen's DT, Jessica. If you get lost along the way, here is the blog hop order. Remember, the more comments you leave, the more you increase you chances of winning.

Taylor Usry -
Libby Hickson -
Cindy Coutts -
Cyndi Bundy -
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 - (You are here!)
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 -
Erica Johnson-Wanzer -
Tina Kiehn -
Sugar Whiting -
Karin Martin -
Sunghee Chon -
Tanis Palmer -
Lindsey M-P -
Kristi Parker Van Doren -
Julie E -
Alison Heikkila -
Audrey E -
Laura Drahozal -
Louise Healy -
Wendy Jordan -
Lynell Harlow -
Terrece Siddoway -

Blog Hop 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 (from me)
- 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
-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 (AND: 2 digis to anyone who uses a Kenny K image for their hop card)


  • Stamps: Little Bug Line by Meljen's Designs on Whimsy Stamps
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey white CS, Georgia Pacific CS, Close To My Heart Sweetheart paper pack, PaperStudios black CS
  • Inks: None
  • Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Stampin' Up edge punch, Copic Markers
  • Embellishments: Pink Tulip Hug Snug seam binding, misc. lace & heart trim, Hero Arts gemstones, Close To My Heart Glitz
  • Other: Sentiment computer generated using "Ain't Nothing Fancy" free font
  • Techniques: Paper piecing



Erica said…
Lovely! The bug is adorable and I love the paper you added. That lace is great!
Ann English said…
Love it-my mother's pet name for my oldest son was love bug so I always melt when I see one! Not sure I have the endurance to take the whole hop-BIG group!
Mrs Weyremaster said…
Such an adorable love bug, love the heart trim too, gorgeous work:)
Happy Valentines Day
Craftilicious said…
I love ladybirds and this is one of the nicest I've seen - the papers you've picked are fab.
gudrun said…
The card you have created is so cute!
Karin said…
Way cute :) That ladybug is so sweet and I love the layout too!
shersl84bed said…
Super cute, reminds me of that song... Its the itty bitty thing they call the LOVE BUG!
What a cute card, love the details of the DP and the colors and that image adorable!!!!
Jane Matsumoto said…
Hi Cheryl! Super cute card! What a cute love bug!! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! xx
Really cute card and I love that image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx
Kiksisworld said…
This card is so cute!


BlackBird said…
What a lovely bug.
Beth aka BR-T said…
Oh this is so cute, I love ladybugs! Beth aka BR-T
WencheP said…
Supercute card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

Sugar said…
awww too cute!! love the bug!!
Allye said…
Your card is adorable, love the image
Erin said…
Very cute, great job.
Sprytebyrd said…
Hi Cheryl! This card is just so stinkin' cute! I love the lace and hearts!!

Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments
Adorable!!! Love that heart trim and the layout!!!
Wow - what a blog hop. Too bad I dont have a few hours to spend in front of my computer!!!

happy valentine's day!!
Pattie G said…
What a cute card! I love the bug image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
Hugs ♥
Saskia said…
Oooh... so sweet and so cute!

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

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)
marthahernandez said…
its a cute card i love the colors!!!
Cat said…
Love the little bug! Sooo cute! Happy Valentine's Day!
Fiona said…
gorgeous card and a cute little love bug!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Katie said…
This is just darling!
Scrappychick said…
What a cute bug!! Love the card and all the fun embellies :) Have a very happy Valentine's Day!!
That heart trim is adorable!!! Have fun with the blog hop!
Brigitte said…
Your card is so SWEET!!! Love it!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com
Martha said…
adorable, what a great card.
Ann said…
Adorable, I love ladybugs, Ladybug is my granddaughter's nickname.
Pat (mspfd) said…
How sweet! Happy Heart Day, Cheryl!
Louise said…
Sooo cute! Love the layout and colors you used. Happy Valentine's Day, Louise
Sharon said…
What a cute "love bug"!!!
Pam Hornschu said…
Love the color scheme and the paper piecing on the ladybug!
Pam Hornschu
silvia said…
Awww! Sweet card!! LOVE the bug!!
Sharon said…
Love this, very cute.
Thanks for joining us at Do It With Digi's this time, hope to see you again for the next challenge.
Sharon x
Cheryl said…
oh this is one super cute,card,love it,super colurs on thsi too,hugs cheryl xxxx
1CardCreator said…
Cute cute card
Cheryl, love all the pretty cuts and corners. Happy Valentines day.
Miranda said…
adorable card Cheryl, I do love ladybugs they are so cute
thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge this week
Marlene said…
Your love bug is so cute!
Patricia H said…
What a darling image! I like how you layered the Nesties circles. Great card!
Tracey said…
I love your card! Beautiful!
Abi said…
Hi Cheryl, Fabulous Valentines card, Love all the layers & who could resist that cute happy bug! Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
That is so sweet, love that ladybug image, too cute!
Jennifer said…
Aaawwww! I love your little bug card. It's so sweet! xx Jenny xx
Lorraine said…
Oh love the colors you used and that adorable Love Bug!
Beate said…
Cheryl, that's just too cute!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Hugs and smiles
Cute Love bug card. Thank you for sharing.
Lisa said…
super adorable! thanks for sharing!
mobolilu said…
Wow the bug is so cute. I like the whole card- everything is just perfect!
Best wishes ILo
Chantal said…
happy valentinesday!!
such a cute card
Emily Leiphart said…
Super sweet, Cheryl! I love the layering of the satin hearts over the black lace!
What a cute lady bug card! adorable
Cheryl said…
Oh this is adorable,beautiful colours and details and such a cute image!!!
Kayla Taylor said…
Beautiful card, I just love ladybugs! Thank you for playing along at Paper Cutz Challenges! I hope you can stop by my blog, check it out and become a follower!

Kayla at My Scrapbooking Hideaway
Tammy said…
Awww this is so cute Cheryl! I LOVE the paper piecing!!
Sammibug said…
What a fabulous Love bug card! I'm having so much fun on this hop! Thanks for sharing your creation! Happy Valentine's Day!
Julie E said…
What cuteness with the plaid and that heart border!
Lindsey said…
What a sweet ladybug card! Great paper-piecing, too.
Linda McClain said…
Oh it's cute as a bug! Adorable. Thanks for playing along with Catered Crop - you rocked it!
Cor* said…
cute, cute, cute! I love the ribbon of hearts! Yay! Perfect! What a line up for that hop....whoa!! Perhaps I can participate too! Thanks for sharing your 'Lovely' Valentines creation with all us Diva girls @ Do It With Digi's!! Best of luck to you!! [DIWD]
Juliet A said…
Wow - so many layers and textures!
ms.espresso said…
such a cute little bug, love the paper piecing. adorable card :)
sari said…
awww... what a sweet card! Love that lovebug image!!
Anke said…
Adorable! fun stamp!
Alicia said…
This is a lovely card Cheryl! I love how you put everything together so perfectly! OMG...this would have to be the longest blog-hop ever!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm only visiting you : )
Alicia xx
Anne Marie said…
I love the ladybug!! Super card!
princesskitten said…
love the way you have used the black

kitten DYSU kiten
Anne Marie said…
Adorable, Cheryl! Everything from the cute image to the fabulous accents you used! Love your little Love Bug! :)
Hannah Clark said…
Beautiful card! I love the black lace!
Pam said…
Oh yeah...the repeating black dots? Perfect. Love the attention to detail!
What an ADORABLE bug! Love all the detail!
Trimgym said…
Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.
Audrey Pettit said…
What an adorable card, Cheryl!! Love that little paper pieced ladybug! Fabulous color combo and I love the layered trim and lace, too.
Hope you had a very wonderful Valentine's Day!
sunghee said…
Awww~~~ Lovely bug indeed! I love all the layers you added!
grandmalee said…
I adore your card! Love the bug and all of the gorgeous ribbons! Great color scheme!
Rachel Hope said…
OH! So sweet! Thanks for cooking it up with the Catered Crop recipe!
Love all the little details you have added to this card...the paper piercing and the trims really make this card pop!
Kerry said…
So so cute and the adorable love bug!!! Love it very much!
Ildiko said…
Gorgeous card,LOVE the image,the bigest blog hop I ever seen, off to hop

PS thanks playing along with DD this week
Tanya said…
Very cute Cheryl!! Love the ladybug :)
Cat Spicer said…
LOVELY in every way!
Brennen said…
I'm a huge Meljen fan. Love this card. tfs
Heidi said…
What a cute little ladybug! I love it.
Janelle said…
What a cute paper-pieced love bug card. I love it!
Anita said…
Very pretty Cheryl. I love that bug and your papers are so pretty.
Jennifer Dove said…
i love love love lady birds ;) cute card
Anonymous said…
AWW!! Your luv bug is so very sweet!! LOVE the tiny hearts and colors on this!! Perfect Valentine's card!! :) And thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something too!!HUGS
TannyP said…
Your love bug is sure sweet! Great ribbon & panel elements!
margie c said…
What a sweet lil Love Bug! I love how you pieced him :)
hugs, margie
Dawn said…
Love the ladybug card!! So cute Cheryl!

Take care
carol said…
super card, love the hearts, and the ladybug... thanks for joining our valentines challenge at C.R.A.F.T. this week, x Carol
Janna said…
Hi Cheryl! Thanks so much for sharing this super cute ribbon card with us at DYSU this week!Janna
Karen L said…
Such a darling, sweet card! Love all the special touches!
Lea said…
Great card! I love ladybugs!

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Anonymous said…
such a cute BUG!! love your card! thanks for sharing!
linda patti
Terrece said…
Very cute. Love all the layers. I'm not that adventurous. Thanks for sharing.
Leona said…
Love the lady bug card!
Teri said…
What a lovely card hun! Loads of detail.
Thanks for playing along at Delicious Doodles this week and good luck.
Teri x
Sheng said…
Love the colors and the bug is too ever cute.
Alison said…
This is super sweet! Love all of your layers.
KindredEsprit said…
What a sweet card! That ladybug is adorable! Love your use of black lace; I have a whole bunch I need to use and you've given me some ideas!
Taylor said…
Well this is just terrific!! ANd you know what else I love - the way you put all the badges on ONE pic - you are a true genius! Thanks so much for hopping with me on Valentine's Day!!
Jennifer Moore said…
What a cute card. I love your take on the sketch.
Vicky said…
Fabulous card the bug looks awesome.
Thank you for joining us girlies at Sweet Stampin this week, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

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