Monday, May 23, 2011

Welcome to the very first Birthday Bash Blog Hop.Link

If you have arrived here from Sheri's blog you’re on the right track. If not, and just lucked up on this blog, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.

We're so excited to being doing this hop, and we have a fabulous line up with some very talented folks. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and an AMAZING grand prize for this hop.

This hop runs all day on May 23, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what BLOG CANDY you could possibly WIN!!

Here is the complete line up

Lisa -

Lisa -

Shawnee -

Creativek Kuts -

Deb -

Corrine -

Tristan -

Mickie -

Rachelle –

Sheri -

Melanie - YOU ARE HERE

Christine -

Bobbi –

Debbie -

Leila -

Emily -

Jennifer - www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.

April -

Jennifer -

Ashley -

Donna -

Elsa -

Shannon -

Ashley -

Monica -

Lisa -

Scrapping With Lisa on facebook at

There is also going to be an overall grand prize, which is being sponsored by Lisa from Scrapping with Lisa and she will be the first and last blog on the hop. In order to be eligible for the grand prize you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop, as well as become a fan of Lisa's and of Scrapping with Lisa on Facebook. If you don’t do facebook, this won’t count against you for the grand prize, just let me know that in a comment. You must do all Linkthis, it is mandatory in order to be eligible for the overall grand prize.

I wasn't sure what to do for this hop, as it was a case of "anything goes" as long as it's birthday. hmmm... do I do a card with a digi, or paper piecing (which I'm really enjoying), so I decided to do a birthday themed scrapbooking layout. I popped off a mail to Heather from PaperyAnne to see if she had any birthday themed paper piecing patterns. She didn't but she rustled up something in no time at all for me... and this was the result.

This is the full double page layout

Page 1 - I love stitching at the moment, so I just HAD to add some stitching to the banner. I found some buttons that went perfectly with the page and colours, so had to add them too (and I stitched them into place)

Page 2 - I've used a border punch for the heart border and then just matched up some plain and patterned paper. The hearts that were punched out were used on the cupcakes (and I just punched some extra from other scraps). I used one of my stencils for the circular pearl pattern.

Close-up of the banner and buttons

Close-up of the pearls

And finally another close-up of the banner.

One lucky winner will be entitled to this gift voucher:

Just leave a comment below and I'll select a random winner once the hop is over.

PaperyAnne is looking for some new DT members to join our team. If you enjoy working with paper piecing patterns or Digi Stamps, then email Susanne with your application (include a little about yourself, what you do, and your blog address)

Thank you for hopping by, and I hope you've gained some inspiration from my blog.

Your next blog is Christine -

Have a GREAT day!!


  1. That layout is so pretty! Great color combo.

  2. Beautiful. Love your banner too.

    Smiles Sher

  3. Omg I love this layout! Its so pretty! Love the colors and the way it turned out!SOOOOO Awesome!


  4. Beautiful LO...such gorgeous colors...TFS
    Sheri G

  5. Perfect color combination and the layout is very creative. I loved it.
    Barbara B

  6. OMG! Your layout is just filled with such beautiful details! I love the chalking, pearls, stitching and colours and I guess I could just go on and on, but really it is very lovely! TFS!

  7. I love your layout, it is so pretty and has such beautiful colors on it. I love following your blog to see your new projects. Thanks for being a part of my special day.

  8. LOve this LO it is so pretty. LOve the buttons and the pearls.

  9. Oh My Goodness LOVE LOVE LoVE the colors & the banner :-) fabulous layout!
    Thank-you for sharing Deborah~

  10. I love this so much! It's adorable! I follow as squiggles87.


  11. Wow, terrific Lo. Love the colors. Banners are neat. Love the embellishing. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  12. Beautiful layout. Just became a follower.

  13. Great layout! I'm a new follower.

  14. WOW I LOVE this layout. It is awesome. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  15. Beautiful layout. I am a new follower. Great color choice.


  16. adorable~ Corrine

  17. Your 2 page layout is so very sweet!! Love all the extra details!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Please stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

  18. LOVE the colours love the projectx u have gained a new follower drop by and say hi any time

  19. love the colors! great lo.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  20. Simply Delightful and Colorful!! Love the Banner as well!! TFS!!! And I am a new follower!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  21. Beautiful!!!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  22. I really love your layout! I am a new follower! Cant wait to see what else you will share on your blog spot! Thank you

  23. I have definitely found some inspiration!! Your project is fabulous!!
    I am a new follower and would love it if you checked my blog out!!
    Denise in WA
    ddhud4 at comcast dot net

  24. Absolutely Adorable!!!! LOVE the colors!!! The pearls and buttons are the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

    scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

  25. This is one of my favorite birthday layouts ever. Love it. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  26. Beautiful Layout!
    I love the pearls


  27. wow so beautiful...Love the banner. Im a new follower.

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  28. Great pastel layout!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  29. Love the colors and the buttons.

  30. Too cute for words! The color palette and the layout are just so cute the added pearls just rock it! This is such a cute layout!

    I am a follower already and love to see your work!
    Rock Girl

  31. Love this layout. The colors are amazing! Great work! Crabby Cakes Studio is now a follower.

    Crabby Cakes Studio

  32. Wow! I absolutely adore this layout..may I steal...err...scraplift...this idea? It is just beautiful! I am a new follower, just found you on this blog hop. I love the stitching, the buttons, everything!

  33. This is a really lovely layout! I love the all the pastel colors you used. I don't see that very often but I love the softer tones. TFS!


  34. Love your layout! The colours you used are so pretty and all the little embellies suit it perfectly! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  35. Your layout is superb! I love the colors, the banner, and especially the way you layed out the pearls! So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a new follower.

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com


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