Friday, December 7, 2012

Emily's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

Hi everyone!! Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Emily's 13th Birthday!  Shh, don't tell anyone as it's a surprise!!  We are so blessed that you've joined us today to celebrate the life of a sweet, talented young lady.

If you joined us from Rachelle's blog at Creations by Rachelle, then you are in the right place. If not, please go back to Beth's blog so you don't miss out on the wonderful projects that we have for you today.

Participant Blog Line up:

 1. Beth ~ Mother & Daughter Designs
 2. Shawnee ~ Blessed on the Bright Side
 3. Rachelle ~ Creations by Rachelle  YOU CAME FROM HERE
 4. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create  YOU ARE HERE
 5. Christine ~ Hot Berry Designs  YOUR NEXT STOP
 6. Miranda ~ Nana's Scrap Spot
 7. Mickie ~ Little Scrap Corner
 8  Ellen ~ CardMonkey's Paper Jungle
 9. Connie ~ Connie Can Crop
10. Suzanne ~ Zannie Berry
11. Ashley ~ The Glamorous Side of Scrapping
12. Janis ~ Pause Dream Enjoy
13. Amanda ~ Crafts by Amanda
14. Lori ~ Scrappin' My Stress Away
15. Anita ~ Anita & Bugs
16. Jennifer ~ Crafty Card Gallery

Sponsor Info:

  • Beth McGee ~ Cricut Cartridge "Jubilee Celebration" 
  • 5 Digi Stamps ~ Eureka Stamps :
  • Digital copy of "Creations by Crafty Card Gallery Issue 2" ~ sponsored by our own Jennifer Restivo
  • $10 gift certificate for Close to My Heart products ~ sponsored by Lucy Kelleher, Close to My Heart Independent Consultant:

To be entered to win, you MUST leave a comment on every blog in the hop.

Then you need to "like" each of the sponsors blog pages (Beth's, Jennifer's, and Lucy's) including each of the blog hop participants pages.

Next, head on over and visit the following (below) sponsors Facebook pages/stores and post a comment you are from the blog hop & thank them for sponsoring the hop! 

Eureka Stamps
Jennifer Restivo - Crafty Card Gallery

Lucy Kelleher - CTMH Independent Consultant

Here is my birthday card for Miss Emily - I sure hope it brings a smile to her face!

Inside of birthday card

I made this A2 size card out of white cardstock.  I had this really cool paper pack from DCWV called "The Old World Stack" and since Emily likes light purple, teal, and aqua - I thought the paper was perfect!  She also loves dogs and so ... there you go!

I used Create-a-Critter to cut out the cute little puppy on the front as well as the dog bones.  The dog was cut at 2 1/2" (page 35) and the bones were cut at 1 1/4" (page 34).

For the first layer on the outside of the card, I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The image can be found on page 33, B3, < Square2 > cut at 4".  Our Gypsy and Indian Corn Blue cardstock matched this paper perfectly and so I used them to cut the outside and inside mats.  The sentiment came from a Close to My Heart stamp set called "Card Chatter - Birthday".

Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
Card Chatter - Birthday stamp set (D1475)
Gypsy cardstock (X5757)
Indian Corn Blue cardstock (1284)
White cardstock (1385)
Black cardstock (1386)
Gypsy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2190)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)   
Thank you for joining us now head on to the next celebration stop which is Christine of Hot Berry Designs

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Doggone it, what a cute card for a cute kid! As always, it's nice hopping with you. You make the nicest projects!!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

    1. Thanks Miss Ellen! I love hopping with you too as well as following your blog -- you are so crafty :)


  2. I love the cute doggie card and I'm sure Emily will, too!

  3. Super cute card!!! Love the puppy on the purple!!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  4. Lucy: Arff, Arff, he's so cute his tail is wagging. My daughter will love this card as she is an avid pet lover. Thank you for helping sponsor this blog hop and for participating too. Emily will remember her 13th Birthday for many years to come.


  5. i love the adorable card. Puppies and young women just go together, and at 13, Emily is very close. Thank you for sharing


  6. This is adorable! I think she will love this! I have that same cricut cartridge and love it! :)

  7. Very cute card! Love the bones on the inside of the card...

  8. Adorable Card Lucy, I too love the added bones to the card..Very Cute

  9. Lucy, This is an adorable card. Emily will love this card as well. I love how you picked a dog as she has two they are just the best well behaved dogs that I know. Thank you for being a part of this hop with us and helping to make her birthday a special one.

  10. Lucy, this is adorable!! I just love the added bones!!
    Scrappy hugs!


Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to look and comment!

Join my team "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" for only $129! For more info, post a comment, email me, or check out my website - Lucy Kelleher, Executive Manager/Independent Consultant - Close to My Heart