Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sweet Sassy Divas Birthday Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to the SweetSassyDiva Birthday Blog Hop!

We are celebrating Bobbi Jo's (SweetSassyDiva) birthday this weekend March 10th and 11th. Each day will be a new project and be sure to check out the yummy blog candy giveaways!

I am so happy that you could join us for this super fun Blog Hop showcasing Birthday Themed fun!

You will find an array of ideas along the hop and be sure to become a follower and leave some love aka comments along the way.

This is a TWO-Day hop so, be sure to catch both days for maximum celebration and ideas.

As we spring forward with the time change as well as with Spring coming so soon...let's get this party started! Hop on over to all the blogs along the way!

If you've hopped over from Bobbi Jo's at SweetSassyDiva, then you are in the right place. If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and would like to join our SweetSassyDiva Birthday Blog hop and FUN then, please start at the beginning with Bobbi Jo's blog because...starting at the start is always SMART! :)

We have a WONDERFUL Grand Prize for one lucky hopper that is donated by Bobbi Jo!  It is a Cricut cartridge called Sophie.

To be eligible, please visit each blog hop stop leaving a comment also, become a follower at and be sure to leave a comment!

One random winner will be chosen on Wednesday, March 14th, giving you plenty of time to finish the hop.

For today's birthday project, I decided to create a simple two-page birthday layout using Close to My Heart's Elemental paper pack.  This will coordinate with the birthday card I made yesterday.   I did use our exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to help me on this layout.

I'm not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but I did use on of the borders from our stamp set called Eclectic Edges on the long strip of cardstock since I didn't want to leave the piece plain.

These are the images I cut with the AP cart:

p. 21, A1, < Circle1 > at 11"  (cut in half)
p. 70, E10, shift < Cupcake > at 2"
Letters cut at 1 1/2"

I used the Celebrations stamp set which is one of three stamp sets that comes with our Art Philosophy Cricut Collection.   I also used our Just Blooms Flutter Paper Shapes which are the little butterflies on the page.  I edged them with Lagoon and Sorbet just like my card from yesterday.  Oh!  I almost forget to tell you, I used the glitzy buttons from the Bohemian Assortment.

I am also giving away Blog Candy for this blog hop.  It is a stamp set from Close to My Heart called Thoughtful Tidings.  This set was the February Stamp of the Month and is no longer available for purchase.  It has a $17.95 value.

To be eligible, please be sure to leave a comment and become a follower of my blog.

Thank you for checking out my project. I hope that you will become a follower of SweetSassyDiva and leave a comment. The fun doesn't end here though so be sure to hop on over to Michele's blog and remember to visit all the stops for more chances to win!

Be sure to also check back tomorrow for some more celebration and more chances to win!

Here is the complete list in case you get off track:



  1. You have used some amazing paper for your LO. Too cute. Already a follower.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  2. Oh I love your double lo!!! Love the colors, so festive and colorful!! I so want this cart!!!lol

  3. Your creations are amazing! I love how some of the stamp sets coordinate with the Art Phil cartridge. Your layout is a great example of this. I love it!

  4. Lovely Layout! Thanks for sharing

  5. This layout is wonderful ~ sweet and simple...just my style. TFS!! Already a follower and just liked your FB page :-)

  6. Great layout with Art Philosophy. Love those package cuts.

  7. Great layout! Love the colors of Elemental.

  8. Wow, I am totally loving AP! I just got it and can't get over what a great cart it is! Thanks for the inspiration! lclass003atgmaildotcom

  9. This is a wonderful layout. Love the color scheme.

  10. Beautiful layout. I love the papers you used. I can't wait to get Art Philosophy. It arrives tomorrow. :)

  11. What a pretty layout!! I love the color combo you used.

  12. Great layout. Love that stamp set. Hope I win.
    Loving Scrapper101

  13. Love your layout. The colors are wonderful. I need to scraplift this one! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Great LO! Love the colors you used. modjjjash at yahoo dot com

  15. Love this layout. It is so cute. I always have issues with using patterned paper on my layouts but you've inspired me to try again. Just signed up to follow your blog and to receive email updates Can't wait to see what you create next. TFS
    TTFN from a new follower. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

  16. Nice layout! I love how it matches the card from yesterday and love the color combo again.

  17. Your layout is adorable! Love the colors and all the details! TFS! Have a wonderful day! lindagk23ataoldotcom

  18. Great layout! I love the colors you used.

  19. super cute!!


    kim at puppiesandpapercrafts dot com

  20. Very nice layout!!! TFS
    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

  21. Your layout is sooo cute! I love it! and it would be perfect for just about any birthday!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  22. Cute Layout and Great Giveaway!!

    Jess @

  23. I like how the title goes two different ways.

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

  24. Great layout--I like the papers you used and the way you did the title.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  25. Great layout - I love the color combination! Nicely done!

  26. What a cute layout. Nice job.


    terri_ski at yahoo dot com.

  27. It is a beautiful layout. I do like Close to my Heart products.

  28. Such a great layout and I may use it as a sketch too!

  29. Very cute layout! I'm a new follower.

    sweetpeascards at yahoo dot com


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