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Amore Blog Hop

It's all about love for this Amore Hop.  February is all about hearts, candies and love.  Did you have a good Valentine's Day?  I know I did!  OK, if you are on track then you should be arriving from Lisa's  blog.   I have a few photo's so I'll get right to it. 

For my project I altered these wood letters, XOXO.  I thought about creating a BE MINE but I just kept holding the X's.  I am hooked on these letters!  I grabbed mine from Walmart, less than $5 a letter. 

I painted the white letters red and pink, then modge podged the letters with this Recollections paper.  I traced the letters on the paper first then cut it out. 

I added a lot of tags, embellishments and $1 Store goodies.  The tag in the back is a wood tag I got in a $2 Michaels bag and stamped it and inked it.  I layered another tag with TH Valentine paper and tied it off with this wee light.  The metal addition to the gear is a washer from Home Depot.  I stamped SMS Crazy For You sentiments throughout this project.

I made a small ornament with TH paper.  These wood letters are from Walmart and I added red glittler glue and mini jewel hearts

The domino's are scuffed and total 14.   The #2 tag I stamped and distressed.

These mini playing cards are a $1 store find and I stamped this calander.  I added some metal and another heart. 

This TH gear has a metal heart ornament attached with my tiny attacher and topped off with this TH stamped ticket.  To add more layers I stamped some cork and tied it off with some ribbon.

This project was my first attempt at crafting with wood letters.  Adding all the goodies was the best part!

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Now that you have been WOW'd by my X's and O's you are ready to set off to Tanya's blog and see her Amore project.


  1. I am WOW'ed by your X's and O's! They're gorgeous. The embellishments are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Beautiful creation.



  4. What a great project! Love all the fun things you used to embellish the letters.

  5. Oh my...this is just stunning! I love the XOXO's ...great choice! Love the red, white and black combo and all your fun embellishments are fabulous!

  6. Fabulous job, love all the embellishments!!

  7. This is so very interesting, I think this is the longest I have studied any project during a hop LOL I can' get over all the embellishments on this, it is outstanding!!

  8. Wow, this is stunning! Very inspiring, too! TFS!


  9. Love your project! Absolutely fabulous!

  10. nicole, this is just amazing! I love all the little hidden details that seem to keep popping up, even when you've found them all!

  11. Love, love, love your altered letters. Gorgeous.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  12. Very nice.
    Dawn RI

  13. STUNNING! how big were these letters?? beautiful job!

  14. How fun is THIS??? I LOVE these letters...what great V-day decorations! :)

  15. WOW! Awesome! Love these...they are just fabulous!!! ;) Hugs x

  16. AMAZING!!!! So much work in to it.
    Hugs Nataliya

  17. This is so gorgeous! I'd want to keep it out year-round though.

  18. Wow!! That is amazing!! It is so beautiful!!

  19. I ADORE your altered letters!! I love all the details and that the domino's equal 14 (very clever :)

  20. if this is your first attempt, i can not wait to see your next this is gorgeous
    upnurse at aol dot com

  21. This is beautiful! I loveeee doing mini albums with all of the embellishments, now i MUST try this! Thanks for sharing

  22. What a great album, you have such an attention for the fine details!

    missstamper (at)

  23. Wow! Looks like it was a fun project to do. I love all the details.

  24. WOW is right! What an awesome project. Who knew you could get so many embellishments on 1 letter?? Great job!

  25. I love what you did to the x's and O's. they are gorgeous!!

  26. Nicole,

    I love your altered letters!!! :) So many beautiful details and I love xo's!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  27. Oh wow! This came out amazing! The embellishments are beautiful!!


  28. I have been WOW'd! These are super fantastic incredible!

  29. GORGEOUS!!!!! These are so amazing Nicole!! I love having a fellow Albertan in my hop!! thanks for participating!!

  30. Wow those are amazing!! You are so creative :)

  31. Your XOXO's are so beautiful.
    Love all your embellishments, You are right, adding all the goodies is the fun stuff.

  32. So very Beautiful! Love you X's and O's - fabulous job Thank you for sharing!

  33. very very nice . thanks for sharing.

  34. Totally awesome, love the letters.
    Kristi at kidshomelove at

  35. I love this thanks for sharing!!

  36. wonderful project love all the embellishments thank you for sharing :)

  37. Love your altered letters! I saw them a few days ago but got called away and forgot to leave a comment! Great job.

  38. Love them. Thank you so much for sharing.

  39. OMG!! They are absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing

  40. OMG!! They are absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing

  41. OMG!!! I love this!!! You have such an eye for detail! I love them!!!

    Kim :)


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