Friday, February 10, 2012

a steampunk valentine blog hop—plus a giveaway!


so my crafty pal leslie rahye organized a fun blog hop for the heart day with a steampunk theme. i'm not much for the "hallmark holidays" but i do enjoy steampunk, it was the perfect theme for me. for my valentine, i decided to write a racy (or shall i say steamy?) little limerick from the era, and i posted it in a mini board book that i painted and stamped with distress inks, then embellished with various steampunkish doodads.

a corseted woman named belle
had yearnings for living quite well.
her lovers were heroes,
but their finances zeroes...
she lived in her own kind of hell.


with anachronistic disparity,
a time machine showed her some charity.
she traveled back years,
despite all her fears,
to seek out a man of prosperity.

a leader of this very nation
she met with considerable elation.
her body did shiver,
his lips felt a quiver,
and thus began their fornication.


his gears (and her engine) ran clean,
their faces resplendent with sheen.
a charming romance
was born from their dance...
his fortune (and heart) she did glean.


now for my giveaway...i have a lovely selection of goodies, courtesy of my friends at fiskars! a pair of scissors, a fingertip blade, and a pretty bird punch...this prize package could be yours! leave a comment here to enter to win, i'll draw a name on monday night 2/13. good luck!

update for 2/13/12:  according to random.org - the winner is jess...congrats!



check out the rest of the bloggers' links below - lots of different creative projects...this is a great hop! thanks leslie rahye!

48 comments:

  1. You certainly have limericks down!!! in school they always gave me trouble. LOVE the limerick and ... and the tag book!!!! AWESOME!!!!

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  2. OMG!!
    Love it times two!
    wish I could think like you!

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  3. ha ha what a great little racy book

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  4. Love your project Lisa. You did a fabulous job. I so love the distressed vintage look. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  5. Love the post Lisa. Can't wait to start 'hopping'. Great idea. BTW, it's hard to type with my fingers crossed, but I hope I win the prize! ;0)

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  6. Me so lovey lovey this booky booky ! xoxoxo Fab

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  7. Great project and fab job on the limerick. lol Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Cute, cute CUTE!!! Love the limerick :D

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  9. Love albums! This came out great. TFS

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  10. OMG Lisa I just love this!!

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  11. Excellent eye candy...thanks for posting links to other blogs. So much to look at. Oh yeah, and winning is a good thing,

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  12. Love the book and the limerick...and all those other sites!

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  13. Super Steampunk poetry ma'am! This is an awesome Valentine! Thank you so much for joining me in my leslierahye's very steampunk Valentine Blog Hop!! LOVE your project and the give away is OHH LA LA!! :) someone will be a happy crafter!

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  14. What can I say..so wonderful and so Lisa! Your limerick is fantastic and the little steampunk book is a real treasure to see..gonna have to lurk around and look at it some more!! I LOVE IT!!!

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  15. I finally get to your project and I'm blow away. I can't stop grinning. What a fun idea and I love your tag storybook (with added laughter). I noticed every cool embellishment too :)
    -Molly

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  16. Too funny! Love it! Would love the fiskars gadgets, too!

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  17. Love you limerick ah the book is very cool. Thanks for sharing your talent

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  18. AWESOME little rhyme there!! You risque girl!! You are one talented chick a mama!! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us! Pam G

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  19. As a literature teacher, your project has to be my favorite. You created a great little book, but also wrote poetry. You totally rock!!!

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  20. Hilarious. I love the book, and the poem.

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  21. Love, Love your book, it is amazing. The limerick is fabulous. http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  22. Wonderful project!! I love your little book! The limerick is really cute too. Happy Valentines Day!

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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  23. Great book Lisa. You never disappoint.

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  24. This is great in so, so many ways! Love the limerick! Love the book! Love the steampunk treatment! Fabulous project!

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  25. LOL~ Truly FABULOUS mini!!!

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  26. Love the mini book Lisa Great Job!

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  27. Steam punk is the bomb. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  28. Love your mini book and gotta love Fiskars!!

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  29. Oh Lisa -- you always make me smile. Wonderful job on your steampunk valentine's day blog :)

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  30. i love your projects i would love to win the prize package i never have won anything i would be so happy to win this so pick me please

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  31. Great blog hop. I love steampunk.

    Cindy Coleman
    sweetsetr@aol.com

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  32. Lisa ..Your rock out your steampunk mini book out and your blog...The fiskars give away is awesome ..Thank you for doing this ...

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  33. I esp like #10's green heart! hope to win!

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  34. I would be thrilled to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. Ginaboyce@yahoo.com2/12/2012 1:54 PM

    Love fiskars!

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  36. What a cool idea! Love your little mini..and your story! Tfs!

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  37. Thanks for visiting my blog, I have returned the compliment and you made me laugh. I love your poem.

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  38. Thanks for the great eye-candy! Hope I win! You can contact me by leaving a comment on my blog. ;-))

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  39. Really cool stuff, you are so great at what you do no matter what it is. I could really use all the great prizes too

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  40. cool mini like album nice job lisa calebwmartin@yahoo.com

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  41. Cute mini book Lisa...Thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

    Susan gnsdodge@comcast.net

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  42. Thanks so much for the kind comments, everyone - I'm closing the comments now to pick a winner!

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  43. Oh Yay!

    Thank you sooooo much. How ironic! I was just looking at this exact punch at Joann"s Store yesterday. Thank you for being a blessing. One of the best hop I've seen in a while.

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  44. That is such a cool creation! Sorry I missed out on the giveaway

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