OWH Valentine Blog Hop

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Welcome to my Blog!!! I am so excited to be a part of Operation Write Home's Be My Valentine Blog Hop. I have been making cards for OWH for a while now and am proud to say that I have made over 1000 cards for our fine Heroes! For this hop I decided to share one of my favorite techniques with you. It is embossing with ink using your Cuttlebug. Enjoy the video and remember to leave a comment to enter to win the Blog Candy!

Please remember that there are deadlines for Holiday cards. The Christmas card deadline has passed and the deadline to get your Valentine Day cards in is January 7th.

Please take a moment and vote daily for OWH craft for a cause at JoAnns you can vote HERE

To enter to win some great blog candy all you have to do is leave a comment with your email address with this post (the comment button is at the TOP of the post) I will be picking a winner at random on Monday morning. Please feel free to become a follower or a subscriber, I have lots new ideas and tutorials posted almost daily. Good Luck!

Your next stop will be Kate at Hello From Kate Enjoy!


janna November 13, 2010 at 6:27 AM  

Time and time again, I find myself watching your tutorials, and enjoying your beautiful work! Thank you!

Sandy November 13, 2010 at 7:08 AM  

One lucky soldier is going to get this card. Your work is beautiful.

Anonymous November 13, 2010 at 7:15 AM  

Wonderful card and instructions

Unknown November 13, 2010 at 7:19 AM  

your ideas and video's are great....thank you....

badgersue November 13, 2010 at 7:27 AM  

Gorgeous card, Christie! I really enjoy your video tutorials.

Mari Schmaltz November 13, 2010 at 7:29 AM  

love your vids .... always wondered how to do ink on the folders ... great looking card.


Anonymous November 13, 2010 at 7:38 AM  

I love your posts - you make everything look so easy and you give great step by step instructions!


Unknown November 13, 2010 at 7:48 AM  

I love your card and the video is fantastic on how to emboss with the cuttlebug Thank you so much

Ruby November 13, 2010 at 7:52 AM  

Hi Christie,

I always love your video instructions. You are so clear and offer little tips you like as you go along. Your card and this technique are wonderful.. TFS!!


Cindy's Card Co November 13, 2010 at 7:59 AM  

Christie, this is an awesome idea. I may try this with my snowflake folder. Thanks for the idea.

Sande November 13, 2010 at 7:59 AM  

Beautiful card and such a worthy organization.


Carol November 13, 2010 at 8:18 AM  

Your work is amazing! This is my second tutorial that I have watched of your work (the first the mini book which I made right away and gave to my DD with money tucked in the pockets). Love this embossing technique, I am not a scrapper but your tutorials are hard to resist on becoming one. Thank you for the work you do for our beloved soldiers.
Carol - cbersch254@comcast.net

gemr November 13, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

Another great video tutorial, Christie. Beautiful card, too.


Lisa November 13, 2010 at 8:24 AM  

Fun tutorial, I'll have to try it!

lisa November 13, 2010 at 8:37 AM  

Oh I love love this card. It is so great! thank you so much for your video. you inspire us all :)

ScrappingDeb November 13, 2010 at 8:40 AM  

Love that technique. What a pretty card.

craftymom205 November 13, 2010 at 8:40 AM  

Love the card. Great video.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Jan Hunnicutt November 13, 2010 at 8:42 AM  

What a beautiful card Christie!

Unknown November 13, 2010 at 8:57 AM  

Christie, you're doing a great job with your blog, your tutorials, etc. Keep up the great work :)


Trisha November 13, 2010 at 9:06 AM  

Thanks for the video, Christie! This card is beautiful, and I love that you tell us exactly what products you use!

Wendy Raffin November 13, 2010 at 9:10 AM  

What an awesome technique! I have never even thought of that. Nice job. You are doing awesome work with OWH as well. How kind and much appreciated. My daughters bff is in Afghanistan!

Nicky Stevenson November 13, 2010 at 9:17 AM  

Love your videos Christie, and have made lots of great things using them. Wow, 1000 cards! What a fabulously generous thing to do.


Unknown November 13, 2010 at 9:25 AM  

Wow! Very Impressive! This is my first time on your Blog, and I plan to spend some time reviewing all of your amazing ideas! Thanks!

Jennifer Rzasa November 13, 2010 at 9:25 AM  

Such a beautiful card- thanks for sharing with everyone on the hop!


Anonymous November 13, 2010 at 9:27 AM  

I am so glad I stumbled onto this blog. Love your tutorials and the artwork is beautiful!

Lisa November 13, 2010 at 9:36 AM  

Thanks so much for sharing your technique - wonderful card too!

littledado November 13, 2010 at 9:36 AM  

You're great!!! Thanks for posting your videos...

Boni Boutelle-Jones November 13, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

LOVE the card! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!!

Anna November 13, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

What a blessing you are to our military. Awesome cards and blog and videos.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Operation Write Home November 13, 2010 at 9:52 AM  

Oh I dont have time to watch the video before heading off to CKC...but I'll be back for it! Beautiful card!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) November 13, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

Thank you for the tutorial!

Susie Dally November 13, 2010 at 9:54 AM  

Another great video! Gotta go try it...

Julie November 13, 2010 at 9:55 AM  

That's a great way to use an embossing folder, Christie! And a beautiful card!

Jean B in PA November 13, 2010 at 10:00 AM  

Thanks for sharing your technique!

Janet November 13, 2010 at 10:00 AM  

Beautiful card and awesome video!

Unknown November 13, 2010 at 10:00 AM  

Great non-traditional use of a product!

Raelynn November 13, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

Beautiful card. I am bookmarking this to come back and watch your video.

Attegirl November 13, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

LOVE this technique.. Thank you for showing it!

Pink Cricut November 13, 2010 at 10:32 AM  

Love it Christie!

Toni Stacey Simpson November 13, 2010 at 10:36 AM  

What a beautiful card! I just love watching all your videos. I have had the cuttlebug on my wish list for some time now I really want it.

Adele November 13, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

Your work is certainly done in the spirit of LOVE!

Naomi November 13, 2010 at 10:55 AM  

Love the card and video. Will try it soon. Thanks for participating in the OWH blog hop. It's a great organization.

Velda November 13, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

Love the video. I'll have to try this technique.

Cleota November 13, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

My hat is off to you. Over 1,000 cards! You absolutely rock!! Love the look of the ink embossing! Always looking for a new technique - that's for sharing the tutorial.

Christine November 13, 2010 at 11:07 AM  

Beautiful card! I will have to try this soon!

Catherine November 13, 2010 at 11:10 AM  

Thanks for sharing this techinique. It gives such a fab vintage touch! Your card is gorgeous.

Bev E November 13, 2010 at 11:10 AM  

What a wonderful card! Thank you for the video. I have subscribed by email so I can get more of your great ideas. Thanks

Yvette November 13, 2010 at 11:22 AM  

What a great technique and a beautiful card.

Doris T. November 13, 2010 at 11:40 AM  

Very pretty card and thanks for the tutorial!

Anonymous November 13, 2010 at 11:48 AM  

I loved the video and how easy it was to follow.I was wondering if it could be done with a Sizzix? Can't wait to see more ideas.Thanks.Bibbles42@comcast.net

Lisa November 13, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

What a great video, I have just recently found your blog and am loving it. Thanks for sharing.
Lisa txlady66@gmail.com

Ann November 13, 2010 at 12:01 PM  

I love the look you created.

annjerryk at aol dot com

Card Crazy November 13, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

Great tute, Christie. It always helps to see the demo in addition to written instructions. Thx for your guidance.
Sue S.

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Pat Moore November 13, 2010 at 12:25 PM  

Excellent tutorial. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge.


stefeni November 13, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

Great card. I love that embossing ink effect. And the paper you chose is so great.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Unknown November 13, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

Thanks for the tutorial. That is a beautiful card. Our library has the same sales.

Anonymous November 13, 2010 at 12:46 PM  

ANOTHER great tutorial for another sweet card, Christie! I just read your comment today that you have Fibromialga(sp?)and now am even more inspired by your positive,indusrious attitude! Erin Glee (eringlee at sbcglobal.net)

JPScraps November 13, 2010 at 12:51 PM  

Beautiful card. I love the technique.

Samantha November 13, 2010 at 12:55 PM  

Very beautiful card and a great video tutorial as well! I will follow to watch more =)

Anonymous November 13, 2010 at 1:07 PM  

Great idea! Too bad I don't have a Cuttlebug!

LesleyfromWI November 13, 2010 at 1:21 PM  

Beautiful card and great video.
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Unknown November 13, 2010 at 1:23 PM  

Always enjoy your videos! Cathi

Debbie November 13, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

Thanks to you, I have joined in the OWH family. I love your videos and creations!

Unknown November 13, 2010 at 1:28 PM  

What a pretty card adn your video was oh so helpful! Thank you!!

txbluiz November 13, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

so glad that I found your blog!

Thanks for the great video and the tip on using pages for old books.

Joanne Travis November 13, 2010 at 2:05 PM  

I love your pretty and elegant valentine, so lovely!!

simplybren November 13, 2010 at 2:07 PM  

As always you have the most beautiful cards and tags. I really enjoy your videos thank you for sharing. Thank you so much for all that you do for OWH
simplybren at hotmail dot com

Seongsook Duncan November 13, 2010 at 2:30 PM  

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your great technique tutorial video.

Sharon Huffman November 13, 2010 at 2:41 PM  

I mentioned your tutorial on my blog since I used that technique but didn't make a tutorial for it. I am so thankful for your talent! Taking a page from Romeo and Juliet is just such a great idea! I'll have to figure out what that stuff is that you painted on for glue as I haven't heard of it before. Thanks for sharing!
lilypadsis at cox dot net

Rhonda Miller November 13, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

What a great card. Thanks for sharing the video.

Scrappy Jackie November 13, 2010 at 2:59 PM  

So pretty! Thank you so much for sharing! I love video tutorials! pjritsema at gmail dot com

Bonnie November 13, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

Great tutorial, as always. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.


sherriS November 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

What a beautiful technique and fabulous tutorial!
sherri at cnssmith.com

Ann November 13, 2010 at 4:25 PM  

beautiful card, great tutorial!!

Anonymous November 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM  

Wow, what a great card and video.

duckserberus at Yahoo.com

Ronda S November 13, 2010 at 5:18 PM  

Simply stunning card and such a helpful video!!

Sherrie November 13, 2010 at 5:31 PM  

Thanks for the tutorial. I've been wanting to try this technique. Your card is very elegant.

Bobbi November 13, 2010 at 5:39 PM  

Love the mini-book. Your blog is always a source of inspiration!


Kristie Maynard November 13, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

Thanks for the tutorial, now I know why my image isn't nice and crisp! Gotta use that brayer! Thanks also for the chance to win the blog candy!
kristie at lashotphotography dot com

Elin K. November 13, 2010 at 6:25 PM  

Oops - I put my comment for the 'hop on the last post. *blush* :D

sucor November 13, 2010 at 6:27 PM  

What a lovely elegant card! Thank you for sharing your easy to follow video tutorials!
sucor_2 at hotmail.com

2cut November 13, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

I commented on the wrong post. See my comment on the next (or is it last?) post. thanks,

Kelly Latevola November 13, 2010 at 6:49 PM  

A 1000? You go girl! Your card today is so elegant I love it. I wil be back ;)

grannypoppy November 13, 2010 at 7:17 PM  

I found your site a couple of weeks ago through the ATT Yahoo group. I am enjoying watching your tutorials. Thanks for all your efforts!


Judy Jackson November 13, 2010 at 7:43 PM  

Wonderful card -- and i saw it earlier today on ATT!

Unknown November 13, 2010 at 7:56 PM  

That is so cute! suly312@gmail.com

MizDenise November 13, 2010 at 8:29 PM  

Love your card and blog - have added it to my RSS reader. I'd love to win, too!

Sharon November 13, 2010 at 8:32 PM  

Lovely card. Thanks for the tutorial

Cathy H November 13, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

Great tutorial! I think this card is beautiful. What an inspiration you are.
cathyhartle at gmail dot com

Jill November 13, 2010 at 9:05 PM  

What a beautiful card. I love visiting your blog and seeing all the ideas you come up with. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us.


Heather Grow November 13, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

Great technique, Christie. TFS.

Courtney Johnston November 13, 2010 at 9:26 PM  

Great card! I loe the technique! It's beautiful!


Dixie Cochran November 13, 2010 at 9:34 PM  

Loved the video. I'll be inking a folder tomorrow! Thanks for the tip on glueing the text paper. I used some old paper on my card too!

andyjay November 13, 2010 at 9:49 PM  

Awesome tutorial! Can't wait to try it! TFS! I'm becoming a follower for sure. :)

Anonymous November 13, 2010 at 10:15 PM  

Great video. You do so many amazing things. thanks for sharing with us. Hope to try this tomorrow and maybe make a few Christmas cards.
judy bliss

Krisa November 13, 2010 at 10:34 PM  

This is such a cool technique! Definitely gotta do this!

Krisa Bortz

Lynn November 13, 2010 at 11:57 PM  

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful technique! I am sooooooooo going to try this!

hiscreation 2 at hotmail dot com

Amber November 14, 2010 at 1:08 AM  

Awesome! thanks!


lori j November 14, 2010 at 1:09 AM  

love the card!thanks for the great idea and tutorial:)

Anonymous November 14, 2010 at 1:38 AM  

Love the video and the card. TFS Christie! Your videos are a joy to watch.

Kris in Alaska November 14, 2010 at 2:29 AM  

Christie this is totally awesome!! Thanks so much for video taping this!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Cathy November 14, 2010 at 4:11 AM  

I loved the tutorial! I'm adding this blog to my Favorites.

Playing with Paper November 14, 2010 at 5:43 AM  

Oh my goodness I just love, love this technique!! I am now a follower I found you through the OWH blog hop!! I love your card and thank you so much for the tutorial too. Lovely :)

CindyB November 14, 2010 at 7:21 AM  

love your cards and tutorials
eiggam 44 at yahoo dot com

CJ November 14, 2010 at 8:00 AM  

That is a great tutorial. So glad I found your blog. I will be visiting often.


KarenS November 14, 2010 at 8:10 AM  

Thanks for all you do for OWH! and for the video tutorial

Brenda November 14, 2010 at 8:44 AM  

Great card! Thanks for the video!

Brooke November 14, 2010 at 9:40 AM  

Absolutely fantastic card and great instructions.

MMaxell November 14, 2010 at 9:59 AM  

Wow, Christie - I am an artist but a Newbie to all the neat stuff you can do with cards... Thanks for the great Tutorial!
Melanie in PA

Anonymous November 14, 2010 at 10:55 AM  

thanks Christie u rock! luv luv your work and ty so much for the tuts! and enabling coupons! I cannot tell my hubby about you! lol


hilly77 at comcast dot net

helloholley November 14, 2010 at 11:02 AM  

Hi Christie!!!

I love your video!!! I'm going to give this a try sometime......great inspiration on your blog!!! I'll definitely be back, when I have more time to stay awhile ;)
Love your card and can't wait to see more of your gorgeous artwork!

Happy Stampin',


Sharry November 14, 2010 at 11:13 AM  

Thanks so much for all your videos, I've learned so much.

loyaz November 14, 2010 at 11:25 AM  

I love your card and appreciate all of the info. I subscribed by email so I don't miss a single thing that you do.
loyaz1 at wbhsi dot net

Unknown November 14, 2010 at 11:56 AM  

What an awesome technique! I have subscribed so I can get regular emails when you have something new to share!

cards by shawnie at gmail dot com
~§hawnie® Bartron

Brenda November 14, 2010 at 1:05 PM  

Love your card Christie! And thank you so much for the tutorial!

Anonymous November 14, 2010 at 1:35 PM  

What a great card for a great cause!!


Holly / InkPaperStamps November 14, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

What a distinctive and lovely card! THanks for the tutorial, too.

pennyd November 14, 2010 at 3:54 PM  

I also use this technique, it always gives such a great result! Thanks for sharing.

Dolores November 14, 2010 at 4:04 PM  

Thanks for sharing a great way to emboss with cuttlebug...made such a lovely card.

Charlene November 14, 2010 at 4:19 PM  

Very nice card! Can we find charms like this at the big box stores? I've been looking for "charms" but didn't realize they were for jewelry. TFS!
at verizon dot net

donna November 14, 2010 at 4:27 PM  

I enjoyed your video..great way to use the cuttlebug and embossing folders..got to look for more inks now..thanks again..

Nancy F. November 14, 2010 at 4:33 PM  

Thank you for the tutorial. I tried it and only sent the first attempt to the trash. I love the technique and am so glad you used it in the bloghop. Thanks again!!!!

Nancy Keller November 14, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

Wow! Thanks for the tutorial! I am going to have to try this out. :) Thanks for sharing!

Shelley November 14, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

Beuatiful card, the lock and key charm are the perfect addition. Great video too!

grandmalee November 14, 2010 at 6:36 PM  

How have I missed your blog before now? You have some awesome cards and your tutorials are tops! Thanks for taking all of the time to educate all of us! Thanks for supporting our heroes through OWH!!!

Betty November 14, 2010 at 6:38 PM  

LOVE the card and can't wait to try the technique! THANK YOU!!!!!

Ashley November 14, 2010 at 6:55 PM  

great card...I have never tried this before but I am going to give it a try :)

Anonymous November 14, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

Great card and can't wait to try this. I really enjoy your blog.

Lois November 14, 2010 at 10:03 PM  

I love watching your tutorials, thank you

Paper Sewn Visions November 15, 2010 at 2:22 AM  

Love the card it is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win some blog candy.


Julia November 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

Love the inked embossed card. Could you put a little repositional adhesive on the back of the paper and stick it to the top of the cuttlebug embossing folder? This way it would not slip around.

Anonymous November 15, 2010 at 10:40 AM  

I loved this technique so much that I used it this weekend to make some Hallloween cards. I used the Cuttlebug spider web folder. I love the effect!

Donna McDonald November 17, 2010 at 9:03 AM  

Love this card you your tutorial. Great job!

Spyder November 17, 2010 at 4:59 PM  

My inky folders never look this good, fabulous tutorial, thank you for sharing, not sure I would rip up Shakespeare though!


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