Monday, August 29, 2011

50th Birthday Luau Blog Hop

Welcome to the 50th Birthday Luau Blog Hop!  Happy birthday Barbara! If you are here from Gina at  then you are in the right place!  I am loving this luau weather even though I am nowhere near a beach.  In case you get lost along the way, here is the line up:

50th Birthday Luau Blog Hop Lineup:

1. Barbara B.
2. Gill M -
3. Linda Simpson -
4. Shawnee -
5. Lisa -
6. Jacki
7. Pendra
8. Ashley-
9. Tammy-
10. Sherry-
11. Jearise-
12. Cyndie-
13. Gina-
14. April -
15. Lynne-

From today through August 31st, please join with me in imagining a beautiful sunset, sand between our toes, and an icy beverage in hand.  An attendant walks over to our cabana and hands you a crisp white envelope. Inside you find a card from a friend, inviting you to a luau on the beach...

This simple card is made using retired Close to my Heart papers.  It is embellished with Liquid Glass, buttons, glitter, and a brad for the center of the purple flower.

Thank you for indulging in my little fantasy.  If you would like a little bonus, please comment below for your chance at some blog candy.  A winner will be chosen on September 1st.  You must come back here to claim your prize!  You can have a second chance at winning if you become a follower of this blog.  If you'd like to become a Facebook fan of Curls & Grins, you can click here

Come back tomorrow for part two!  While you are waiting, please continue to Lynne at


Linda said...

Love your card April. The colours are beautiful. I have become a new follower and think your blog is awesome.


Barbara B said...

I love your card. The colors are gorgeous. I love CTMH paper, and the fantasy was perfect. Thanks for participating.

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful! Love the paper and the liquid glass. I haven't heard of that before, definitely something I will be looking into now.

Smiles Sher

Auntie Em said...

Ohhh... I love all the pretty glitter. It's my weakness!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card! :)

ScrappinT said...

What a beautiful card! It is just lovely!

the purple muse said...

That's a really good use for liquid glass. I never thought about using it on my cards/scrapbooks. TFS!


Cathie w said...

such cute projects ..TFS!!


Eva said...

Lovely card, love all of the big bold flowers. Hibiscus is my favorite!
I am already a follower her but am a new fan on FB.
Eva :0)

Pendra said...

Beautiful card... you are all so talented! Your follower and FB Fan!
pendrah at comcast dot net

lorby said...

I love the card. I want to try some of the liquid glass now. I've become a follower so I can see how else you use liquid glass. : ) Jearise at

Gill McCall said...

what a fabby project - the colours of those hibiscus are amazing.

Lillian Child said...

Those papers are PERFECT for this card creation!

Judy said...

That paper is awesome and your detail work is out of this world!! Enjoy the fantasy:-) follower...

Judy said...

Oh, yes, I have been following your blog and fb for a while:-)

Creative Mine by Maria said...

cute card love the paper

craftaholic said...

Nice and yes I have been a fan and a follower for a while now!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Stunning project.

jennyplace2 said...

Well, now that you got me in the mood, I think I had better just make myself a Lava Flow and put on some music by Iz and dream of Hawaii. I am your newest follower and would love for you to do the same.

Alisha said...

Great card, i love the liquid glass on there.

Polly said...

Hermosa tarjeta, me encanta de verdad es una fantasía recreada en una tarjeta.

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your card. Beautiful hibiscus. TFS.


Amy E said...

Oh your fantasy sounds heavenly!!! And your card invite is gorgeous!! I love the colors!!

I'm already a happy follower!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com