Saturday, October 8, 2011

Birthday Wishes Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Birthday Wishes Blog Hop!  I want to thank you for joining us today for my sweet friend Brenda’s birthday hop! She’s turned a corner to 40 something and she has a lot of wishes right now! Please make sure you leave some bloggy love at all the stops today. If you post on all the hops and follow Brenda's and my blog you will be entered to win some blog candy from her!! And don't forget to wish her a happy birthday!!

If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Birthday Wishes Blog Hop, then please start here at the beginning with Rhonda.  Brenda’s blog will be the last stop, so make sure you have commented on everyone’s post before you get there! If you are visiting from the amazing Amy of Love to Crop, you are in the right place!
For my project, I made a elephant shaker card and gift bag for the birthday girl! She loves elephants and I had so much fun making these for her!
I used paper from the DCWV Pocket Full of Posies stack. I cut a circle in the base of the card with George and Basic Shapes. The frame is from Elegant Edges and I attached clear plastic to the back. I attached the frame over the hole with foam tape. I used Glossy Accents in the circles around the frame for some dimension. The adorable elephant is from Disney Dreams Come True, and Core Couture paper. I attached crystals with my iRock to his blanket. I punched small circles into holographic paper for the shaker. Two layers of foam tape separate the back paper with the elephant from the card so the shaker effect works. I used a EK Success punch and cut happy birthday from Birthday Cakes. "Today is Your Day" is a K Andrew Designs stamp from her Positive Thoughts stamp set, attached with a Tim Holtz plastic charm and Hobby Lobby ribbon.
I cut this bag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, and I used the fit to page option. I can't remember what size it ended up. The scalloped circle is a Spellbinders Nestabilities die and I inked the edges with Colorbok chalk. I used my iRock to attach crystals around the perimeter and to the elephant's blanket. The small circle with the sentiment is also a Spellbinder's Nestabilities die and inked with Colorbok Chalk. "Happy" is from K Andrew Designs Winter Wishes stamp set, and "Birthday" is from her Coffee and Tea For You and Me set.
I hope you enjoy the projects I made in your honor, Brenda!
I have blog candy! All you have to do to be eligible to win this beautiful critter stamp set from Inkidinkado is:
  1. Be a follower of my blog
  2. Leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you
That's it! I will use to pick a winner on Tuesday, October 11. Also,  I have a six month blogoversary giveaway going on right now! Click HERE to enter!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, now head on over to Lynne at to see what project she has for you today!

Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way...

Rhonda -
Kari -
Amy -
Lynne - < NEXT STOP 
Kathy - 
Audrey - 
Tami - 
Kathy - 
Susan -
Kacee - 
Christy - 
Erika - 


Mallika said...

omg ! this is so fabolous ..
very pretty n pinky
loved it totally
m a new follower too
would love if you visit me too

Mallika said...

just realized .. i m a old follower !


Happy Birthday Brenda!! Lisa i love the shaker card and matching bag so cute!! Love that you used Kristal's stamps and mix and matched the two sets!!
Kristan (follower)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Rhonda Emery said...

wow this is so amazing. very beautiful

Judy said...

You always amaze me with your beautiful, crative work! Brenda will love both of these...I am a happy follower..
jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

Kathy said...

Such a cute idea, love the card and bag. You always do such a great job Lisa. Brenda is going to love your project. Have a great weekend my friend!

Brenda said... are fantastic. I just love this set and and now I have to get this cart just so I can have this little elephant. You did such a wonderful job, thank you thank you
Thank you for joining me on my birthday hop.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Lindyann said...

Amazing! I love finding new blogs that inspire! I am now a very happy follower!

Audrey Frelx said...

This set is just absolutely adorable!!! Love the card and the box!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Lisa, fun hopping with you my friend!

Amy said...

A shaker card-how fabulous! I love this fun set! Great job! :)Amy

littlen said...

fun card. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

smyiow said...

Oh Lisa! I love your work! You are amazing mermaid girl!!:)

Karen H said...

Oh my, this is just adorable and fabulous! :o) I love shaker cards and this is one of my favorites! :o) The elephant theme is amazing in general, but you made everything so incredibly fun, whimsical, and gorgeous. :o) I love all the sparklies, the pretty papers, and the fact that you made a little set for her. You are so crazy talented, my friend! I hope you're doing well! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win, too. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

I absolutely love love love your project and am a new follower!!!!!! I didn't realize there was that elephant on the Disney cartridge and now will be using that one also!!!! Love the shaker card! Glad we are in the same hop and this gave me a chance to be a follower!!!

Bloggie Love

shersl84bed said...

Super cute birthday set. I'm a follower of your blog.

Smiles Sher

Kaity-Bug Crafts said...

I'm a follower!

Tami B. said...

I love this little elephant cut you used, and wouldn't you know it- this is another cartridge I don't have. You did a great job on both of these.

Jamie said...

love your set all the bling in the card looks great. im a follower. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Pam said...

This birthday set is cute, I love it!! I'm sure Brenda will too. I wish I could use TBBM, I have it on my gypsy, but I do not have a book, and I can't figure it out from the machine only. Any who, you did awesome Lisa. Hugs, Pam at

craftaholic said...

So Stinkin Adorable!! I am totally loving this Blog hop and am Excited about my Birthday Hop!!! TFS!! I am a follower here on your blog!!

I will be having a Blog Hop November 19 for my birthday and would love to invite you to come and see all the talented creations of all my sweet Participants!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Becky Dunham said...

What great projects Lisa! I love shaker cards although I must confess I have never made one :) These elephants are so cute and a love the DP you used Just adorable :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Tonya said...

Great job Lisa. I'm so envious of your talent.

tonya (dot) morgan (at) gmail (dot) com

Karen said...

oh Lisa this is so sweet who wouldn't want a purple elephant for their birthday.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful set! I'm a new follower

Shelly said...

Super Cute Lisa! Love the colors and that great looking elephant!

joydee1963 said...

So cute. love the purple,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Eva said...

Oh my goodness Lisa...these are so beautiful! Love them! Happy Birthday to Brenda too

Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Linda said...

Lisa this project is spectacular!!!! Wow i absolutely love it!!!!! What an excellent job you did on this!!!!!! Way to go my friend!!!!

Amanda said...

Love the card & bag~they're sooo pretty! Those Glossy Accents r gorgeous! Where did u get those? And what r they exactly? I luv them! Following via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Karen said...

Both of these are so pretty! I love the papers you used. And the elephant is adorable! :)


Cathy said...

Love your card and gift bag, I need to try a shaker card, they are adorable!!!
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Love your cute shaker card and that gift bag is ADORABLE!! Love the cute elephant!! Great job...such a FUN project!
Sherrie K

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the set you made.

McVic said...

super duper cute gift set! Brenda will love it!

DIANA L. said...

Great B-day card .

Susan said...

Very cute Lisa!


Angiebug said...

Love, love love these!

Arlene said...

Such a cute gift set! The colors are beautiful and the details are amazing! :)

scrappinC said...

Happy Birthday Brenda. OMG! Your birthday gift is sooooo adorable. Love the paper you used and the elephant is wonderful.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute, great colors!

Christy said...

I'm just home and catching up on the hop. Your shaker card is too cute. I'm now following you.

Amy said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa... WHO wants to say that she's not worthy to follow her creative friends??? UM, HELLO??? LOOK AT HOW CUTE THIS IS!!! WOWZERS, girl... You've SO impressed me yet AGAIN!! :) I love everything about this card from the paper to the design -- And you made a matching bag too!! I am sooooooo lucky to have a friend like you -- YOU are AMAZING!! :)

Amy :) at

Kim H said...

This card and gift set is so great. I love the colors, and the added details of bling and patterns is wonderful. thank you for sharing.

kimba at richhook dot com

SueNJ said...

What a wonderful set. I love it! Thanks for sharing this!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
suenj99 at yahoo dot com

RiNNE said...

This is so fun and pretty! Love the color combo of pink and purple! Awesome card and gift for your friend! I bet she'll love them!!

Pendra said...

This is so cute, love the colors and I noticed the scalloped circle on your haunted house trick or treat bag as well, love that! I am fairly new to scrapping and just bought a Big Kick machine, will the Spellbinders nestabilities dies work on that or what machine do they work on? Can you tell just how green I am at this? I also love how you used the glossy accents and I just bought that and am so anxious to try it! Thanks for sharing!
Crafty Hugs,

Lori m said...

What a cute, cute set, elephants are just so adorable for any occasion and you've made them look ever cuter. What person wouldn't smile after getting something gifted in this. Tossing high 5's at you for another amazing project.

Hugs, Lori m

Dee Burns said...

Lisa Lisa Lisa, these are amazing. Love the shaker card. I want to make some for Christmas cards and a light bulb lit over my
Both are perfect...Brenda should love them. If not send them to B-day is the
Have a great week!
Dee B

Rez P. said...

Hi Lisa,
OMG! LOVE IT! I love the the shaker card and the matching bag. The colors are beautiful too.
Karezma Kreations


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