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Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Blog Hop! + Hambo Hoedown!

Hello and welcome to the Virtual Valentine's Day Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the blog of the amazing and talented (and organizer of this hop!), Taylor Usry! If you didn't, hop on over there for a minute, then come right back here. I'll wait. ;-)

Taylor had this fabby idea to post Valentine's cards today and have a little blog hop. Little, HA! It's gotten to be a big, huge, awesome blog hop of 40+ designers, and a whole mess of sponsors!! There will be 21 prizes available for random commenters along the hop, so make sure and leave a bunch of love all over the place! And visit Taylor's blog for ALL the details!!

Now how about my card??


This is my second card for this week's Hambo Hoedown Challenge #2 - I had to make another so I could use this super duper cute Eye Monster image from the Hambo Stamps digi store! I love him so, he just cracks me up! All those silly eyeballs! I made them even sillier by popping them up...


I just knew I had to add some red Stickles to the heart that the monster is holding (it is required by Libby Law!), but I wanted all the little red heart brads to coordinate with the blinginess, so I dabbed a bit of Stickles on each of them as well.

(All you digi lovers out there, have you checked out the
Hambo Hoedown yet?? You get a FREE DIGI when you participate!! How cool is that???!!)

Now back to the hop info for a sec - if you get lost along the way, visit Taylor because she has the entire list of hoppers there on her blog. But hopefully you aren't lost yet, as I'm just stop #2 along the way (and that would mean I messed up already and that would be very, very sad!).

To continue along, please head on over to visit the fabulous Cyndi Bundy!!

And here's a look at the wonderful companies offering prizes for this hop! Remember to leave those comments!! And why don't you visit these links, too, and check out what they have to offer? I have to admit, some are brand new to me and I am racking up quite a huge wishlist!!

StampInsanity * Meljen's Designs * Pixie Dust Studio * Lizzie Anne Designs * Christian Paper Crafts * Paper Pretties * Karber Digital Images * Di's Digi Downloads * The Scrappychick Boutique * Stampendous * Pink Cat Studio * Amber Ink * Simply Betty Stamps * Mark's Finest Papers * Dreamweaver Stencils * Chi Chi Memories * Little Potato House * Kenny K Downloads * Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Now before I go, I have to show you the Valentines that Carter made for his preschool teachers - I think they turned out so cute! I saw the idea at Let's Explore (I subscribe to their blog via email for fun ideas of things to do with my kids!). So I gathered the heart-shaped doilies, die cut the red hearts and cut out the fairy wings, then let Carter assemble them and draw the head & limbs. My favorite part - all those fingers! Hee hee, too fun!


Thanks for stopping (& hopping!) by! Happy Valentine's Day!! xoxo


  • Stamps: Eye Monster digi from Hambo Stamps
  • Paper: SU Real Red, GP white, old DP from my stash (?)
  • Ink: Copic markers, black Glaze pen (for eye centers)
  • Accessories: Spellbinders die, SU slit punch, Christmas Red Stickles, heart brads, machine stitching, foam tape

107 comments:

  1. Your card is gorgeous and your son's valentine cards are too adorable!!

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  2. Beautiful card! That monster is somethin' else. lol! OMG... the valentines are adorable!! Happy Valentine's Day, Libby!

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  3. Your card is just out of this world!!! Great job on the eyes, love it!
    brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

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  4. Love all the eyes on that monster, and the stickles adds that lovely bit of sparkle. Carter's cards are awesome, what a wonderful idea.
    Happy Valentines Day
    Suzi
    xxx

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  5. This is just too cute! Love the image.

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  6. Love the monster card. Those eyes are too cute! And your son's cards are going to be so special to the teachers. He did a great job (and so did mom ;) ).

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  7. Love the colors on your card !!!

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  8. ROLF!! LOVE the monster~ too cute!!
    Carter did a great job with his Valentines :)

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  9. So cute! I love the monster, had the best time playing with him too. LOVE your purple and shiny heart.

    Carter is a budding talent as well!

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  10. You made a Cute monster card. Your son is a budding new artist. Won't be long before he is taking over your crafting tools.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  11. Libby he is so darn cute, he just needs a big old hug!! Love his heart...its sooo sparkly!! (said in the voice of Agnes from Despicable Me)
    Thanks for changing your link!
    Happy Valentine's Day!!
    Cyndi

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  12. I love this little monster, so adorable!

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  13. Wow. How ciute is that, the valentins card of your son. Love your card.

    Hugs Kiksi

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  14. I love your card! All the eyes on this monster are adorable. Love the glittery heart.

    Carter did an awesome job too! Very creative and adorable.

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  15. The monster image made me smile. I <3 your son's cards for his teachers, and I'm certain they will too!

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  16. This is fantastic I love all the eyes! Beth aka BR-T

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  17. I love that little monster!! And the valetines are adorable!!

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  18. What a cute card, and your son's valentines are adorable!

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  19. Great cards!!! Love the monster, LOL!!! :)

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  20. very cute card...love the kiddo card too..so sweet!

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  21. Love his eyeballs Libby!! Way cute :)

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  22. Oh my goodness - this is too sweet. I love his eyes! Your son's valentines are also adorable...must run in the family. Happy Valentines Day =)

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  23. CUte monster card! Love how you popped the eyes!

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  24. Eye Monster is adorable! Love the glitter! Carter's cards are just tooo cute! I'm sure his teachers loved them!

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  25. Oh your little monster is adorable! Love him!! And your little one's cards are so stinkin' sweet!! Great job!

    Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

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  26. I loved the monster card!!!! I would not know how to use this stamp in a valentine card!!! thanks

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  27. Oh, I love that cute image on your card! And WOW, WOW...your don is soooo talented, great work!!!

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

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

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  28. Libby - I love that the white dots on the DP look like even more eyes! LOL And, of course, the glitter on the heart puts this over the top. LOVE it!!

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  29. Oops - and forgot to mention how cute Carter's Valentines are!! He definitely got your artistic gene!

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  30. fab Valentine's card ... love the purple monster!!!
    Cathy xx

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  31. OMG - so cute! Love all the eyes! :)

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  32. Absolutely adorable! Happy Valentine's Day! Louise

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  33. That monster is sooooooo fun. Love the popped up eyeballs and the glitter. Your preschool Valentines are so clever.
    The Pampered Stamper
    www.1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com

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  34. Love that monster on your card.Your sons cards are just so adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. These are fabulous, Libby! I love the popped eyes on your monster card and your son's heart doily angels are beautiful!

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  36. Oh my never seen anything quite like it! I LOVE it!!!!

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  37. Cute...cute....cute! The monster eyeballs popped up is a hoot! And the bling on the hearts...PERFECT!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Super cute....love the stamp!

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  39. It is a beautiful card! very funny! Thank you for showing your beautiful work! I wish you a Happy Valentines Day!

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  40. wow- a real talented family!
    Best wishes ILo

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  41. Oh your card is so cute - love that monster! and you've got a talented little man there (like his mama)!

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  42. Love the popped eyes on the monster!

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  43. How precious are those teacher cards! Okay, I love that monster valentine card. It cracked me up! Thanks for the the hop!

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  44. Love your Hambo card! Funny how he just seems to need to be purple. :P What a great idea to pop up the eyes! And your little guy's valentines are sweet, too.

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  45. I always love your work. The valentine cards are adorable!

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  46. Hi Libby! I love your card! The 'eye monster' is the cutest and your colours are amazing!!

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  47. I love the popped eyes and glitter heart. Thanks for sharing your son's card. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  48. awe so cute! love the little monster, he is great!

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  49. LOVE the monster! Laughed and enjoyed very much! Great colors too!

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  50. Very cute monster!!! I love your card!!

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  51. Fab card, and I LOVE your son's valentines! Thanks for sharing! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  52. Great cards!! I especially love the monster one (love purple ;))

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  53. What a darling love monster!! So so cute, and your son's valentine cards are adorable!

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  54. I love cards that make people laught...hahahaha! Very punny Libby (and oh so colorful), and I have to say that those Valentine's by your son are the best...if I were his teacher and got one of those I would save it forever!

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  55. This is the cutest monster ever!

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  56. Oh Libs...give me a Valentine with polka dots and lots of eyes, and I am in LOVE! so very cute!

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  57. No hablo nada ingles, pero como me entere de este gran blog hog quise participar, porque me encanta viajar, recorrer y brincar de blog en blog a conocer proyectos y técnicas. Los cuales me permiten aprender y enriquecerme.
    Esta muy linda la tarjeta, pero especialmente me encanta el monstrico enamorado genial. Y los colores divinos.
    Saluditos.
    http://manualidadespolly.blogspot.com/

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  58. Oh my, what an adorable card!!! That sentiment is just tooo cute. The Valentines are super sweet too :>)

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  59. Like the way you popped all your monster eyes up, and LOVE the sparkle the red stickles adds. And, Carter's Valentine's were absolutely adorable!

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  60. The eye monster is adorable! the stickled heart and the popped eyes are awesome touches.

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  61. This is fabulous Libby!! Great stuff! I hope you had a super Valentine's Day!!

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  62. ah, so cute- love all those eyeballs :) such a fun, unique valentine!

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  63. How cute!

    I love the images your son made, too! :D

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  64. OMG!! This is such a weonderful card!! *lol* LOVE it!! The sentiment is just sooo fitting for your card!!!

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  65. I like your card. It's not so "sweet" valentine.
    Thanks.

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  66. Great idea for a Valentine's card

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  67. Hahaaaaaa! Totally hilarious card! And your son's cards are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. I love that you popped up the eyes! Such a cute card!

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  69. that monster is just too CUTE!!! What adorable valentines too!

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  70. Love the card, thanks for participating in the hop!

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  71. Eeek! Your card is adorable and I just LOVE your son's v-day cards!!! I Love how you popped up the monster eyes!

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  72. Oh Libby, I love your Valentine (and so do my two guys here giggling away looking over my shoulder!). That monster is so funny and I love the way you have popped the eyes. Lots of yummy glittery goodness too!

    Carter's Valentines are adorable and he did such a brilliant job on them - his teachers must have loved them!

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  73. TWO homeruns! Yours and your sons. Honestly brought a big smile.

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  74. Love you card and all that bling. Your son's cards are great as well.

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  75. i'm a retired elem. school teacher and would have LOVED to receive your son's valentine and love your moster card too!! so cute!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  76. Love the combo of pink and red! Great looking card!

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  77. Teehee. What a fun card! And Carter's creation is wonderful, too!! Brilliant!

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  78. LOL...I am getting such a kick out of your unique and quirky cards! Love it!

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  79. Lovely creations, bigest blog hop I ever seen, off to hop,
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  80. AWESOME monster! Love his color!!! And the little preschool valentines are so sweet!!

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  81. LOVING your purple eye monster! Such a fun Valentine's card.

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  82. I'm loving the aliens and monsters images I've been seeing. This is just too cute. tfs

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  83. Glittery and cute - love your little one's creations, too!

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  84. Stunning card. Love all the EYES and the Perfect sientiment!! The Valentines Carter made are precious. I too love all the fingers. Kids art work is just precious. Barbara XX
    http://u-inspire-me.blogspot.com/

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  85. Lovin' your monster card! I really like that you popped the eyes! And Cardter's cards are SO sweet!

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  86. I just love monster digi's. Your card is lovely! I would have not thought to have the eyes popped up. I need to try that. Taylor's cards are adorable.

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  87. Great card Libby. Love that you made the monster purple (my fav color). The Valentines Carter made are adorable.

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  88. I simply adore monsters and dragons and aliens of all species! DARLING card!!! Going to have to check out this stamp set for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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  89. Adorable! I love monster and robot cards. Very cute idea. My nephew would love it!!

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  90. Firstly, Carter's card are so creative and special! Great job!
    I love your buggy eyed monster; love how you added dimension to the eyes and the Stickles is a perfect touch!

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  91. This could not BE any cuter!! Well, I thought that until I got to Carter's cards, lol - those win the cuteness prize! Thanks so much for hopping with me on Valentine's Day!!

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