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This is my place to share my creative bits and pieces. My art has no rules, no limits and absolutely no order. My projects change with my moods but for the last few years, my main focus has been paper art. Cards, collage, mixed media and as many techniques as I can get to. My inspiration comes from everywhere.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

QUIETFIRE QUEEN OF HEARTS BLOG HOP

Welcome to the Quietfire Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!
 
We’re sharing our love/Valentine project ideas with you as we lead up to the big Queen of Hearts event on February 14th! 
Today is my turn!
 
Each day designers will be posting brand new artwork they have created using Quietfire rubber stamps.  Visit our blogs on the day of our featured project, post a comment on our Blog Hop post (see the schedule below) and you will be eligible to win a grab bag of Quietfire Design rubber stamps valued at $50! (yes, Suzanne doubled the value from the original announcement!)  Each Designer will randomly choose a winner from the comments on their own Blog Hop post, so make sure you’ve commented on all the blogs by midnight Thursday, February 14th.  Tell your friends!
 
All winners will be posted on the Quietfire Creations Blog on Sunday February 17th. If you are one of our lucky winners, please contact Suzanne privately with your snail mail address.  (Her email address is in the sidebar of the Quietfire Creations Blog)
 
Here is our schedule:
Saturday, Feb 9th: Terre, Holly
Sunday, Feb 10th: Wanda
Monday, Feb 11th:  Sherry
Tuesday, Feb 12th: Yogi
Wednesday, Feb 13th: Robyn
Thursday, Feb 14th: Suzanne
Don’t forget to leave a comment! Good luck!!
 
Here is my Valentine for you-
 
 
The heart can angle this way......
 
or this way. Why?
 
 
It's a  magnet! I took apart a cookie tin from the Thrift Store and using old scissors, cut out a rough heart shape. Attached a magnet to the back of the heart and we have a connection.
 
 
I used a dental tool to scratch up the side of the tin that I was applying the Dimensional Glaze to. This is to give it 'tooth', something for the glue to really hang onto. Better than a slick surface.
 
 
The heart was also clear embossed for protection and added strength.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by today. Please go see what Terre has to show you and don't forget to take part in the Queen of Hearts Challenge. I think you'll be so glad you did!
 
 
Stamps:
Hand in Hand Life's Journey Begins
 
Stencil:
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

69 comments:

  1. Awe, this card is just so precious, love it. maxk@mymts.net

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  2. Love-love-love your magnet! What a cool idea!

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  3. What a beautiful card!!! Love the embossing and also that that beautiful heart is a magnet!!! WOW!

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  4. What a wonderful idea - a magnet! The card is gorgeous.

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  5. wow!! I love the magnet, and it's such a pretty one. Fun opening on that beautiful card!

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  6. How cool...a magnet heart! Love the embossed heart. Gorgeous card!

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  7. what a clever idea, versatile too. i'm glad i read as well as looked at the pictures... sometimes i only look and see the pretties. i was already impressed with the embossing and diecuts and there you go .. hiding a cute detail right in front of me. beautiful card.

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  8. Such a cool idea!! Thanks for sharing it! Your card is beautiful and the recipient will always be reminded of it everytime they see the magnet! TFS!!

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  9. Love the sentiment - great card ideas

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  10. I love that the person has a magnet to keep along with the card! Some friends "recycle" my cards, passing them on to others. This idea allows them to keep something but still give a beautiful keepsake! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. What a great idea using the magnet! You are one clever crafter!

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  12. love this card! lots of wonderful ideas and techniques.

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  13. Beautiful card! Love the magnet!

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  14. very nice Holly. Nice touch with the magnet.
    Have a great day

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  15. absolutley beautiful!Love the textures and the layout, very pretty!

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  16. So different and beautiful.This is a process I haven't tried. I am looking forward to a new challenge! Thank you for sharing.

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  17. What a great idea to make a magnet! I love how you coloured the stencilled image too Holly.

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  18. What a clever thing to do. Love your heart. Very elegant.

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  19. Beautiful card----great idea for the magnet!!!!

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  20. The textures, colours, Quietfire sentiments and tole stencil are blended beautifully together. Thank you from espressolane@hotmail.com

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  21. How clever, a magnet that can live forever after Valentines is past. Very pretty card too, love the embossing.

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  22. Very clever idea using the old metal. Such a lovely card it makes!
    Thanks for sharing that idea.

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  23. Lovely card. Nice that it also has a magnet.

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  24. I love your beautiful valentine with its clever magnet. I was thinking about my niece who just got married as I looked at it-wonderful sentiments for a newly married couple. Happy Valentine's day to you!

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  25. Beautiful Holly.
    I love the magnet! so creative. I would make my fridge happy!
    thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. That is an amazing card Holly! LOVE the idea of cutting up an old tin to use as a magnet.. must try that sometime :)

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  27. How cool thanks for the tip
    NadiaW from PG

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  28. Beautiful! I have a wedding coming up- I'll keep this in mind!

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  29. Beautiful card! I love the stamp and also your hearts!

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  30. Clever and Pretty, would make a great wedding card.

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  31. A beautiful card and magnet, Holly!!!

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  32. What a beautiful card and a priceless keepsake to boot!! Very creative and inspirational!!

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  33. Very nice. That would be perfect as a wedding card with the sentiment you chose.

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  34. Great card!! Love the magnet idea!

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  35. What a great idea with the magnet! Beautiful card. I looooove the colors on the heart! :-)))

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  36. Brilliant!
    I LOVE the magnet idea - truly brilliant!!
    Thank you... :)

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  37. Holly, the magnet is a wonderful idea! Love this!

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  38. Wow, what an elegant looking card and a magnet to boot!
    It is great! Thank you!

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  39. So elegant! Thanks for sharing the technique along with the art work.

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  40. A neat clean card with such a pretty heart to embellish it. The way you colored and embossed the heart sets it off nicely. Of course, your magnetic trick is quite unique too. I love the sentiments and the beautiful, fancy lettering of the stamp. A job well done, Holly.

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  41. What a clever idea with the magnet!Lovely card! I notice you are in BC, too .. I'm in Powell River ... just across the water from Suzanne :) Where are you? Thanks for sharing :)

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  42. beautiful! Love that you have a magnet with the card!

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  43. Fabulous card. The magnet is so pretty and such a clever idea.

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  44. A gift in a card! It doesn't get much better than that. Lovely idea!

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  45. Very pretty design. I love embossing folders and always forget to use them. Great texture and color on your heart. Thanks for sharing

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  46. This is absolutely beautiful! Nelda Deakins

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  47. Great sentiments, pretty embossing folder.

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  48. Pretty colors, great messages and a clever magnet for the recipient to get to use later!! Win-win!

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  49. What a wonderful way to show off the embossing on the card. Your attention to details makes this card very special. I love the colors you chose and the composition is well layed out. Thank you for sharing your talents and ideas with us.

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  50. A wonderful card Holly and I love the terrific idea of the keepsake magnet! A gift that keeps on giving!

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  51. Holly, really love your card - beautiful. The magnet is such a neat idea

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  52. That is such a fun idea and the embossing really makes the heart look special.
    Thanks for sharing your pretty card! :)

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  53. A beautiful card featuring one of my favorite Quietfire quotes -- love the idea of the heart magnet!

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  54. Love the clear embossing over your lovely coloring!

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  55. Ms Linda swtanxiety94@yahoo.comFebruary 13, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    UNIQUE,states love with the secret heart Quote of love

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  56. Oh, definitely the big heart works for me. Beautiful, beautiful!!

    Thanks for the chance
    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  57. Great card! Love the idea of using a magnet in that way.

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  58. How creative to use a magnet. It is a beautiful card.

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  59. clever use of a tin. This is a great card. I just love the fonts on the Quietfire Stamps.

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  60. This is a pretty card, and I like the fridge magnet idea :)

    Mickey Drake

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  61. I love that magnet idea. Awesome way to give a gift and a card at the same time.

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  62. I am beyond amazed at your creativity. I was stumped when you said the heart could be moved, but I was thinking something simple like a brad to allow it to rotate. What a wonderful use of the sentiments, as well.

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  63. Amazing! I love that heart idea.

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  64. What's better than a card with a fun keepsake bonus! I love that you attached the magnet AS a magnet, on a piece of metal.

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  65. The magnet is such a clever idea and the enamel heart is so pretty! Bette

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  66. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card! It is lovely!

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  67. So pretty! I would love to know more about the stencil project part of this card. It is so vibrant looking.

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  68. What a creative card; love all the details. Thanks for sharing

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  69. I love a card with a secret life. Just beautiful.

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