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!