Saturday, April 30, 2011

Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop

I’m so happy you are joining us for the very first Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop celebrating my favorite color - GREEN!

If you are starting here, you’re on the right track!
 We’ve had so much fun doing this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including a fun grand prize for this hop.

This hop runs all day on April 30th, so you have plenty of time to check out each project! Here is the lineup in case you get lost:

1.     April Nourse
2.     Mandie Wade
3.     Jennifer Blue Hawkins
4.     Emily Lahham
5.     Deborah Foti
7.     Lisa Tehonica Pontious - having computer problems.  Please skip. :(
8.     Stephanie Jones
9.     Lucy Kelleher
13.   Cherie Pemberton 

As for my creation, I couldn't make just one and they didn't end up with as much green as I planned but that's OK, because I'm the birthday girl. :)  I LOVE the Sophia Paper Packet from Close to my Heart because it's full of greens and pinks, so I started with that.  

For my card, I used Pear Cardstock and Sophia papers. The flowers across the top and side (stamped in Hollyhock ink) are from the Around the Block stamp set.  The cupcakes platter (Pear ink) and sentiment (Hollyhock ink) are from the Piece of Cake stamp set.  All are colored in with colored pencils.  Liquid glass was applied to the cupcake platter and papers. The lower left corner is embellished with pink buttons.  The papers are brushed with Hollyhock and Pear inks.  All materials for the card are from Close to my Heart.

For the cake box, I again used the Sophia papers from Close to my Heart.  The box is made of White Daisy card stock covered with Sophia B&T paper.  It is tied closed with pink ribbon. Some flowers are from Iced Got Flowers and some are stamped from the Sophia stamp set (only available with the Sophia Workshop on the Go).  Each flower has a brad, sparkle, or eyelet in the center.  The sparkles are actually gems I found to bling cell phones.  The backs are adhesive and I love them!  Lastly, there is green and pink ribbon under the flowers.

What would a birthday be without gifts? The stamp set used to make the creations below could be yours just for hopping along with us today!  Also, I will throw in some extra goodies from my stash.  There is a grand prize for visiting every page in the hop and you will find blog candy at the other pages as well. The grand prize is sponsored by Curls & Grins Creations and Always Joyful Card-Making & Scrapbooking. In order to be eligible for the grand prize you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop and become a follower of April’s blog.  Come back May 2nd to congratulate the winner or claim your prize if it's you!

Your next blog is Mandie at

Happy hopping!


Jamie said...

Happy Birthday! Your card and box are so cute! I'm a new folllower.

stampinlara said...

Happy birthday!!! LOVE the colors, so nice and bright and fun. I love your blog, I'm a new follower!!! thanks for sharing. Off to hop!

stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, April! I love your card and your cake colorful and cheery! So happy to be in this hop with you...thanks for sharing!

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

scrapaholicjen said...

Happy birthday! Thank you for hosting this hop - it's a lot of fun! Love your card!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Christina said...

Happy Birthday!
I'm a new follower of your blog!
Your card is very pretty and I love the pink and green combination too!


Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Happy B-Day and warmest wishes. Love your project!
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Cathie w said...

happy Birthday

great project ..TFS!!!!


Laur78 said...

Happy Birthday! Adorable cards...I love the Sophia papers too!

Lauren B
lbrocchi (at) gmail (dot) com

Rachelle said...

Happy Birthday!
Your projects are awesome!
Have a great day!

joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Fot said...

awe love your cards, so cute. Happy birthday!! i hope its lovely

Corrine said...

Happy Birthday!! Corrine

Lillian Child said...

Congrats on your FIRST blog hop and Happy Birthday! Hope your day is filled with family, friends, fun ... and CAKE! HUGS!

tandkparker said...

Happy Birthday!! Love your card and box. The pink and green colors work so well together!

TFS - Kim - a new follower
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Patti Ross said...

Happy Birthday - I am a new follower and so glad to have found you. This project is so cute, I just love the bright happy colors!

Patti Ross

Anna said...

Happy Birthday. Hope it is awesome. Beautiful card. Love the colors. Great job.
I'm a new follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Percilla G said...

Happy Bday and cute stuff. Love the colors you used

PixiesDelight said...

Happy Bday!!!! Love that pink and green color combo!

kathlee said...

Happy Birthday to you.l I just love that green and pink....beautiful!


Trisha said...

Your projects are fabulous, birthday girl. Love the pink and green combo. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

tandkparker said...

I just had to come back and tell you what a great bunch of talented and creative women you had on your blog hop!! Thanks for putting this together!! Again - hope your birthday was a happy one :)
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Creative Diva said...

Beautiful projects! Love it! New follower. TFS


Stephanie said...

Love the cake box! You definitely need to show me how to make one of those!! :)
And Happy Birthday (again!)!!

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your card and cake box and beautiful! I'm a new follower.

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday! Your card is awesome.

jessica said...

Happy Birthday!! I just love your card and box. The colors are GREAT :)
TFS and for the chance to win:)
your newest follower


I’m Having FUN doing the Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop
I have blog candy you can win
Become a follower today
Rebecca Minor

Cherie said...

I love this paper. I hope it stays in the book for awhile. You are so talented. Love both projects!!!

Lisa R. said...

Happy Birthday. What a great gift combo. Love boxes. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Kaitlin said...

Very pretty card!!:)


Babe O'Mara said...

Love the card and box. Pretty paper used. Thanks for sharing.


Lucy K. said...

Love what you did with the cake box -- the flowers look great! Lucy

Jen Rubio said...

Beautiful job April! Just LOVE how well you've layered such a lovely variety of flowers on your box! Hope you had a very Happy Birthday!