Friday, February 4, 2011

Nicole and Meighen's Birthday & Bloggerversary Bash Blog Hop!

Welcome to this fantastic celebration! I am so excited to be able to celebrate fellow scrappers birthdays & anniversaries of their blogs. In this case, Nicole & Meighen. Congrats you guys! If you are following the hop then you have just come from Jenny's Scrapbooking Haven.
If you are here just to see me, (thank you!) you can go here and start the hop and see a alot of inspiration and awesome projects!
 (HINT: Read all the way down... there is quite a BIG, well, real BIG annoucement at the end!!!)
We were asked to make a birthday project based on a Holiday. Well, I thought and thought, and decided to do....
So I put myself in the mind set of: If I were to throw myself an awesome birthday party with scrapbooking as the theme, what would I do????

The Answer to that question is as follows....
I would make a bunch of cute goodies to spoil my guest with! From invitations to thank you cards it would all coordinate.
Instead of a "birthday banner", I chose to do a banner to inspire! So I made it say "Create"! Very fitting for my Scrapbook Party!
I chose the colors pink & green because they just rock together! Throw in a little Zebra and you have the makings of the "Best Crop Decorations Ever"!

Here are the details of all that I made:

The Invitation:

The invitation is a tri-fold card that I made using an 11"x 7" piece of black cardstock as the base. Using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard I scored at the 3" and 8" mark to create my tri-fold. The decorative edge was made using a stencil. I cut my flowers out using the Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge. The invitation information I designed using my Silhouette Studio Software.

The Banner:
The banner is one of my favorites. I have it hanging over my desk in my studio. It was cut out using the Silhouette. I ran the green layer through my Texture Boutique and then inked it with Distress Ink.

The Cupcake! (...and there is a funny story to this... )
The Silhouette has awesome cupcake wrapper designs. It is so neat to be able to even dress up your treats! It makes a yummy cupcake, even yummier! Now for the funny story... I was taking pictures of my display, and I paused to go check on dinner. When I cam back, my kitty, Bella, (she's only about 9 months old), was up on my display eating the icing! That silly kitty! Thankfully I could turn the cupcake around... because look at the damage she did:

The Guest's Goodies:
I want to give my guests something that they can take and use for inspiration. I got this cute little notebook for a dollar and some change. I added some green cardstock to the cover. I stamped on white paper one of my all time favorite Memory Box Stamps! I then stamped the flowers, (a Unity Stamp). Ribbon completes the look, and now my guests have somewhere to write all their inspirations & ideas !
For something fun & frilly that serves both as a place card and cup I chose to do wine glasses! I found these glasses at Kroger... marked down to a dollar! I tied ribbon to the stem of the cup and then added a little name tag. It was quick and easy, but so stinking cute!
Close Up:

...and of course a Thank You card for my fabulous, wonderful guests. This is a little 3x3 card . I used Hero Arts stamps to stamp the sentiment & background. I punched the flowers out and added bling to the center with my I-Rock.

I hope you have enjoyed my Scrapbook Party ideas! ...and maybe your even inspired now to actually throw a crop for all your friends! I have one last really, really important thing to say before you can go and hop to the next stop. Are you ready.....

As I am writing this post I am at 194 followers. I am very thankful and blessed for each one of you. So... in thinking about a give away for this hop, I thought... "hmmm... I want it to be BIG!" so, I came up with a BIG idea... I want to reach 300 followers! In order to be entered into this give away leave a comment on this post as to what you did to tell your friends about my little 'ole blog. Please leave links to your blogs and/or Facebook page. I love looking at other blogs and meeting fellow scrappers. Remember this is going to be a BIG give away! You don't want to miss it!

The next stop of the hop is The Creative Stamper's Spot. Hop on over and see all the creativity that Jessica has to share!


  1. Cute ideas, love the card and cupcake wrapper. Will have to try on my next cupcakes. I am a follower.
    pammejo1@yahoo.comou have a beautiful blog.

  2. UMMMM WOW! I don't know where to start!!!! Your colours are so pretty together and LOVE all that ribbon! Can I be your friend and give you my address;) LOL...cats! My cat loves ice cream

  3. Omg you are totally correct that pink , green and zebra just rock together. WOW. I want to come to your house to celebrate. Do you cater? hehe. My cat loves butter.
    Thanks for celebrating with us. Love everything.

    and congrats ahead of time for your 200 followers :D

  4. OMG, I can't believe all of the wonderful talent from everyone in this hop. I am just blown away. Everything is just so unbelievable. TFS Dee:) I am also a follower.

  5. New follower from The Scrapbox. You can find me at / / or find me on facebook!
    I am in AWE of your creations!!! I am also proud to say I am member 195!!!! Can't wait to see what else you do!!! Thank yo for the inspiration!

  6. You can come and decorate my house any old time! Amazing projects and love the colours! Good luck with reaching your goal. I am a new follower and will pass this on to my daughter!

  7. Wow, I love the green and the pink together, its great looking! I love it. I emailed a few friends of mine, sadly not many of my friends are into cricut, and I'm just getting into it, so I'm looking through the 'pro' ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Love all the projects. I have twittered about this.

  9. This is such an adorable idea! I love all of it! I am obsessed with pink so this is perfect for me! I love it! I am your newest follower! I hope you have a fabulous day filled with lots of glitter!
    ~Hugs~ Carley

  10. All I can say is WOW!!! So many projects in beautiful really outdid yourself girlfriend.

    TFS your talents and I'm sure you'll be at 300 before you know it.

    ~new follower and I'd love for you to follow me too~

    I posted your link on FB.


  11. You are so awesomely creative, wow. I love all your work and can not wait to see more. You are so inspiring to me. Thanks so much. I posted your site on my blog.
    thanks so very much.

  12. I'm now a follower!! Great projects!! I love them!!

  13. Now this is a party! I especially love decorating the glasses! HOW COOL!

    Debbie Kissel

  14. National Scrapbook Day is my Favorite Holiday! An Email is going to my scrapbook friends with a link to your blog!!!
    comopark at roadrunner dot com

  15. What a way to celebrate. Love your projects.
    I have posted about your 300 follower goal on my blog here is the link

    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  16. WOW!! You did an outstanding job! I love every detail! Thanks so much for sharing!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  17. Just FABULOUS!!!! Love the colors and all the wonderful trim!! Thank you so much for sharing. I hared your blog on my FB page
    I am a new follower. Thanks.

  18. This is AWESOME! You go scrapper!!! Personally, I think you picked the BEST holiday and feel that it should be federally and nationally recognized! LOL!

  19. wow!!! I would love to be at your crop/birthday party!!! it is so fun...of course wine glasses and scrapbooking good times!! ha ha ha...thanks for sharing all your beautiful party favours!! I love the green layer of your banner,the texture looks awesome!! I also shared your blog on my blog...pls check it out:

  20. AMAZING, LOVE EVERYTHING, COLOR RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!! am a follower and will be back, wow, i will send my friends here, soon as I am done hopping...

  21. Wow, I agree with Brenna. What a great birthday crop yours would be. Love the colors and trims and everything. Can I come? I am a follower and thanks for sharing. I am kind of new at all this stuff but I will try to post on my facebook page for you. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  22. I love the detail you went to - the colours and all the different items are great! I'm a follower, and I've posted this on FB inviting people to join.
    ~Thanks, Esther
    esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

  23. great projects, and love the kitty story!!!!

  24. Awesome projects!! Love it all :)

    Tanya P.
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  25. Love your beautiful Birthday party collection. The colors are awesome. I am a follower. I also let my friends know about this blog hop.

    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  26. Great projects. Love how you decorated the wine glass! Super super cute. I am posting this on my fb page to get the word out.
    Having a giveaway on my blog! Come check it out!

  27. Cute projects, I love the colors you used. I emailed my friends about your blog. :)
    Melissa D

  28. Hi, just to let you know I am a follower and love your craft projets and the projects you made to celebrate national scrapbooking day for this hop are just adorable love the glass too cute. I do not have a blog of my own however I do share your site with all of my friends and they too are followers of yours because we love your crafts. have a great day and thanaks for a chance to win. gina kinde (989)799-6602

  29. I love the colors of everything. Your glass is my favorite. I want to make those. =)

    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

  30. love the ideas

  31. nice work, TFS

    sent message to all my facebook friends that scrapbooked.


  32. First of all I'm not real savy about linking but I'll leave how to go my blog and would love it if you stopped by. Your party items are fab. Hugs, Debi

  33. wow i love it
    I am now a Follower

  34. Great party decor! Can I come? :-)
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca
    I'll post your blog to my sidebar

  35. Great projects!!! just wonderful.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  36. really did it all! Everything looks amazing! I posted about your blog on FaceBook..!/Teri787

  37. I love all your projects. I love the colors! great job!



  38. I love everything. What a festive party!!!

    I am a new follower!!! Can't wait to see more!

  39. wow what beautiful bright projects...thanx for sharing..:)


  40. You can invite me to your SB party anytime! lol I have been inspired to make some of these for my friends for the 13th. I have 7 of my scrappy friends coming over from 12 - 8 to scrap the day away. I am turning 40 on the 13th and every year we get together to scrap and celebrate my birthday. I better get moving tomorrow and make some goodies. Come visit my blog and follow me too!

  41. This is awesome! I love all of the ideas especially the wine glasses!

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  42. Wow! I want to come to your party! Sweet projects. I am a new follower :)

  43. you had me at paper...

  44. ~ Oh my goodness gracious this post was awesome! I love all the bright colors and wow did you ever go all out! Pure Craziness!!

    ~ I'm already a Follower of your Blog!

    ~ I shared this post on my blog, then on FB and Twitter!

    Hip Hop and Awaaaaayyy!

    Email: QC Kelsey
    Visit Blog: Crystal Case Creative Creations

  45. Christine,

    You went all out & did such a great job!!! :) I love all of your crop party items!

    Congratulations on having so many followers (I've already been following for a while)!!!!!!!!!! I emailed my Stamp Club to tell them about your wonderful blog and giveaway (sorry, I don't have a blog).

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  46. Awesome projects! Everything looks fabulous!!
    I shared on facebook!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com!/profile.php?id=1667746497

  47. What a Party! Can I come?! lol. Love pink and green together (once a prep always a prep!)
    mbchoj at aol dot com

  48. Love all of your projects. Love those colors together. I am a new follower. Thanks for the hop!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

  49. I LOVE this idea for a birthday party!! I told my facebook friends about your blog by posting a link to your blog! Here is the link to the post!!/pages/Samanthas-Cricut-Creations/177507788951609

    I hope you can reach 300 followers! If you have a chance, please come check out my new crafting blog at

  50. What a great group of projects... they all coordinate so well. I have been a happy follower for awhile. I will tell some of my crafty friends about your blog... hopefully they will follow you too. I am a blog failure myself so I will not be able to post on mine... maybe someday when I figure it out... But I am so happy to follow other blogs and be inspired. Someday... pjritsema at gmail dot com

  51. Totally freaking COOL!! I love your project, this is the colors my daughter is doing her room in... I may be doing this (total scraplift ) for her 13th b-day in March!!!
    Well, I shared the hop on my fb, and my blog, but also told my girls when we got lunch today..

  52. Great party goodies. I have 6 cats so understand about the cupcake. Sharing your blog on a yahoo scrapping group. I'm a new follower.

    vwilson577 at

  53. Love it all! I wanna come!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  54. I'm now following you on FB...or at least I think I am. I'm not the best with computer stuff. I can barely blog...LOL!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  55. Wow!!! All of your projects are spectacular and you chose one of my favorite color combinations too! Lime green and hot pink just can't be beat. I don't have a blog of my own but I will tell my crafty friends about your blog and will like your FB page too. I know you'll reach your goal very soon and I'm so glad I found you on this hop!

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  56. Forgot to add that I'm a follower.

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  57. Wow! You rocked it! Awesome!

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  58. I swore I left a comment yesterday, but I don't see it. I love all that you did here. the color combo is great. And your story about the kitty really made me laugh.
    I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing your great creations with us.
    Please check out my blog and see why I love February!

  59. OMG I love the pink and green together. Pink is my absolute fav color anyway. I'm now a follower.


  60. Wow! You were a busy lady. I am already a follower. Great projects. I am going to post your link on my facebook, if I can figure that out, lol. Good luck on the race to 300 followers. - this is poorly kept up with, lol, need more time which I hope to have when school is completed.
    kidshomelove at yahoo .com

  61. What a great birthday package. I became a follower. I gave my scrapping buddies your blog address.

    Thanks for sharing,
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net