Sunday, January 12, 2014

DeNami Design's January Blog Hop: VALENTINE!

I'm so excited to be back blogging after a few months away!  You wouldn't believe how much has changed in my life over the past few months!  What a whirlwind holiday season!  I had an awesome birthday!  PLUS, I got a huge promotion at work!  Life is sooooo stinkin' wonderful right now!  EEEEK!  I'm so happy!  This month's blog theme is a huge part of my amazing life, too.  I spent most of my life being hopeful but ultimately let down by Valentine's Day.  It's a tough holiday when you're single.  It just is.  However, last year, Valentine's Day was not only perfect, but it was the start of the most perfect relationship I ever could have imagined.  I met my love over a year and a half ago, and we hung out as friends on several occasions, but it was Valentine's Day 2013 that shifted us into romantic relationship territory, and we haven't looked back since.  We are so happy!  Each day with him gets better and better, and I can only imagine how wonderful our future will be!

So, now that my mushiness is out there, let's turn our attention back to the blog hop.

You should have hopped here from lovely and talented Linda's Blog.

If you want to start from the beginning, make sure to go to DeNami Design's Blog.  Make sure to check out their new release stamps, too!  I know that my wish list just got a lot longer!

Don't forget to leave comments along the way!  It's a great way to show the bloggers how much you appreciate them, AND it gives you a chance to win a prize from DeNami Design!  WAHOO!

Now, for my valentine, I was really struggling to figure out just what to do with this.  I have a bazillion ideas floating around in my head, but I struggled to catch one and make it happen. However, I've been dying to use my squirrel stamps from last year's release!  (Side note:  I can't WAIT to get the new woodland critter stamps from the newest release so these squirrels can have some friends!)  PLUS, I recently bought some ADORABLE washi tape from October Afternoon that features squirrels and acorns, and it matches perfectly!  So, here's my valentine:

All stamps used are from DeNami Design.

Next stop on the hop is the unbelievably amazing Lisa's Blog.  She is one of those bloggers that NEVER EVER disappoints!  I can't wait to see what she's made for us today!

Thanks again for hopping!

Happy Crafting!