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Monday, September 5, 2011

Jo's Birthday Blog Hop!

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to Jo's Birthday Blog Hop! I hope you will join us in wishing Jo of JoBoogie Stamping a very happy birthday! Her birthday was actually yesterday but we are celebrating today with a hop in her honor!

If you arrived here from Jacilynn at Jacilynn Dashwood, you are in the right place! If you are just visiting my blog and would like to hop along with us, click HERE to start at the beginning with Jo's blog. There will be blog candy for one lucky person who follows all of the participants and leaves a comment on everyone's blogs. Once you have finished the hop, head back to Jo's blog and enter your name in Mr. Linky for a chance to win! Several of the participants with have blog candy as well!
The theme of this hop is "cute and young" birthday! For my first project, I thought I would have a band serenade Jo with a musical version of Happy Birthday! I constructed the stage using Elegant edges for the top cornice and attached it with about three layers of foam tape to give it dimension. I used Core Couture paper for the curtains. I used Rock Princess for the band, each cut at 3". The background paper is from DCWV. Happy Birthday was cut from Birthday Cakes at 1 1/2" and I used a gel pen for definition around the letters. I am entering this in the Birthday Sundaes Challenge #25 - birthday card with birthday wording.
For my second project, I made a cute little purse for the birthday girl! I used Forever Young to cut the purse at 6 1/4". I used Flower Shoppe for the flowers on the shoes, cut at 3/4", and added a crystal in the middle. I added crystals to the heels and handle as well. I used a Tim Holtz plastic charm and adhered the sentiment with Mod Podge. To show how versatile these stamps are, I use stamps from three different K Andrew Designs stamps for the sentiment! The happy is from Splashtastic Summer, the Birthday is from Coffee and Tea for You and Me, and Sole-Sister is from Fashionable Friends! Click HERE to purchase these awesome stamp sets!

I have blog candy! I won a pair of these scissors in a blog hop a few months ago from Angie at A Tuttle Time and I just LOVE them! I don't know what I did without them! I thought they were such a great blog candy gift, I am offering a pair for my blog candy!
All you have to do to be eligible for the candy is (1) be a follower and (2) leave a comment on this post along with a way to contact you. I will announce a winner on 9/12.
Your next stop on the Jo's Birthday Blog Hop is my good friend Susan of Cricut and Grasshopper! Head on over to her blog...she is so talented and she will have an awesome project for you! Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com <-- YOU ARE HERE
Susan - http://cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com <-- NEXT STOP 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and thanks so much Jo for inviting me to be part of your birthday celebration! :)


Kristie W. said...

Lisa, this is so awesome!!! Your band looks fantastic and I love what you did to make the stage. Your purse is super cute too! Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

kreatedbykristie (at) comcast (dot) net

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

Oh! How fun to have the whole band on stage!! Love this fun idea! Your stage is perfect. Love that little purple purse too!

Maribel said...

Woah! That is amazing! I love the stage idea and the band looks so good! I love all the bling that you added! The purse is amazing too. I love it all :)
encarnacion dot maribel at gmail dot com

Amy said...

This is so fun! I love the whole stage you have set- literally! and the purse is too cute! Adorable card :)Amy

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa the stage idea is so good and the purse is super stunning! How do you manage to churn out such detailed cards everyday-- I take days to make one!

Josie0602 said...

Awesome projects!! I love the detail you put into both the stage and the purse!!

RiNNE said...

Such awesome projects!! I love those scissors!

Debeez Designs said...

I love the curtains and stage look of your 1st card...my favorite however is this delightful handbag/ purse card it is so adorable and very girly...love the bling to match and the sentiment. Would love to be able to be eligible for the cutter bee scissors and can be contacted by my blog on http://debeez-designs.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the opportunity :))

Respect My Kraft - Kris and Kristen said...

Owww, these projects are hottt... Love the band card & all of its dimensions! And the little purse is too cute. Doesn't get much more creative than this!!

Keep Krafting =]

Jens Craft Corner said...

Your projects are awesome! You have incredible talent and creativity! The details and bling on the projects are incredible!

Rachel said...

Ahhh, that little stage is awesome! I keep looking at all the elements that are part of that one scene. Very fun!

Thanks for the chance at the Cutter Bee scissors! raecholor@gmail.com

Eva Laney said...

oh my goodness Lisa, the stage is too cut and the beautiful purple purse is so gorgeous. i am of course a very happy follower of yours already.
Eva :0)
I have 2 giveaway's on my blog

DIANA L. said...

As always you did an awesome job. I love the stage and I can just picture them singing Happy Birthday to Jo I love how you blinged up the little purse. The cutter Bee scissors are my favorite. Happy to be hopping with you.

Kimberly J. said...

Oh wow your projects are amazing!! I am a new follower and love your blog :)

Ashley Newell said...

These are fabulous! I'm following your blog now, thanks to Jo for introducing us!

MadeByKarla said...

These projects are awesome. Love that purse with all the bling!

Angie Ashuk said...

I'm a new follower. I think both your projects are amazing. The little purse it so cute:) thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Hey Lisa!

Do you hear that loud banging noise? That's me hitting my head on the wall because I am after you on this hop!!! LOL! I LOVE the rocker girls card! That is so awesome! Now don't get me wrong, that purse is amazing too! Your talent never ceases to amaze me my friend, never! If you ever bottle up that creativity and sell it you let me know! You rock! (Yes, pun intended)!


katieo said...

Lisa, Once again you made two super-duper projects. I love all of the details on both of them. The more i see of the Rock Princess cartridge, the more I think I should get it. I already have a great time following you and reading the comments you leave me.

Karen H said...

Lisa! Has it been more than a minute since I've told you how amazing you are? My gosh, you blow me away with every single post. It's astounding. Both of these projects are beyond fabulous.. how genius of you to use EE as part of the stage! That's brilliant and if it's okay, I might need to steal that idea for a future dance project. The scene looks SO real that I just don't even know what to say. Even creased curtains. :o) I love the festive paper you used as the stage backdrop. Perfect! :o)

I love the second project, as well! I can't get enough of all the purses I've seen and this one ranks up there among my favorites. The bling along the heels is wonderful, as are the flower accents and super sparkly paper. One of my favorite aspects of this purse is the sentiment... the fact that all three segments are slightly different in nature works SO fabulously for this! It's far more celebratory than a single font. :o) Excellent work for this happy hop, my talented friend!

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Tiffany said...

As usual these are fabulous! I love the colors and of course he sparkle! TFS


My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Both projects are fabulous Lisa! I love the dimension on that stage! Such a creative piece! The stamps are perfect on the lovely bag too!

juli (sweetpz) said...

great projects! i love them both. especially the bling =)

Letillia said...

Awesome Projects Lisa! YOur Girls are really Rockin Out lol 2 cute!! Thanks for a chance to win!


JoAnn V. (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

I LOVE the scene you created! It's so fabulous! Thanks so much for joining me for my birthday hop and for being so SWEET! :) Love ya!

Lorraine said...

your creation is so beautiful and thankyou for the chance of winning your candy i would love these scissors xx

Shelly said...

Oh my goodness Lisa these are fantastic! What a "rockin" scene! And the purse with all the bling...oh my! You're amazing!

TeacherMom said...

Your projects are wonderful!! I especially love the purse! Gorgeous!!! Great job!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Kim said...

Your card rocks!! And your purse is just adorable! Love the little tag!!

Christine said...

Both of your projects look great. I am a new follower. I can't wait to see some of your other creations.


Alvina said...

OMG!!! This card is awesome, it really rocks, Great Job, you are super talented!!!!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects! Looks like a real concert in progress! Super fun! Already a follower! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

girlia said...

Awesome job.

Karen said...

Lisa, both of these projects are so amazing and original! The concert scene was such a great idea and the little purse is adorable! I love the little flowers on the shoes. The bling on the heels and handle look awesome too! :)


Laurie said...

Hi Lisa! Both of these are adorable, but I REALLY like the card!! So stinkin' cute and so much detail!

smyiow said...

Already a follower of your amazing blog! I love your card! It really does look like a stage!!


Sherrie K. said...

Okay girly...you totally are rockin'!! These are just amazing projects. The girls on stage are SO super cute and all the details are right where they belong and you did not leave a thing out. Wow!!!

Your purse is adorable! Can I order one?? I love all the bling and those stylin shoes-so darn cute!

Lisa you did a fantastic job like always! I just LOVE coming to visit you:) your work is amazing!

Sherrie K

Rez P. said...

Aloha Lisa!
I have to say WOW!!!! You always seem to amazed me by your creativity. I love how you made the stage. It look soooo realistic.Great Job, my sweet friend.I hope you enjoyed your Labor day weekend.

Divine said...

Great projects. Love the band. I need to get that Rock Princess, hehe.

Arlene said...

WOW, this is an amazing scene! Absolutely rocking card with such details! :) LOVE it, Lisa!

Kelly S said...

Gorgeous projects! That birthday card ROCKS! LOL And the purse is so pretty! Love the bling you added.


Dayna Sabrina said...

Super cute Lisa! You always make these fabulous scenes. Thanks for sharing.

S.Bayles said...

Great Card....I love the purse and purple. I am a follower already. I am a great fan of Kristals. I love her stamps. Come visit me on my blog and check out my cards made with her stamps.........Great Job........Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone.

Jayne said...

Lisa you make the most amazing projects! Love visiting your blog.How cool is your stage and rock band? I adore it! The purse is so cute too.
Fabulous job as always my friend.
Jayne x

Cindy Beland said...

Hi Lisa,AWESOME job with both project!They are AMAZING,I LOVE the little purse,ADORABLE!and the rock band WOW!FANTASTIC job as always my friend!!Just got back from my holiday,trying to get caught up with my comments. :)

Kathy Salido said...

Ohhh, I love the rock band card, so cute! I love th dimension and all the bling!! Great job on both projects. I love these Cutter Bee scissors, and could use a new pair...LOL
salido99 at msn dot com

Kris Dietz said...

What great projects! I love the stage and the 3d effect. The purse is very pretty and has great details. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Just stopping by to tell you that you are amazing! I love your card! Your purse is so bling-a-licous. Love it. :)

Georgiana said...

These girls look like they are having a party. How fun! Cute little "sole" purse.

Carson's Creations
coachfans at cox dot net

Babe O'Mara said...

Love the band and bandstand. Amazing!! And the purse is darling. So very creative. I'm already a follower. TFS


Melanie - The Paper Retreat said...

OMG!!! I love how you made the stage and the curtains! So adorable Lisa! And, the purse you made, I want one! Love all the bling and the shoes! Awesome job! Melanie

Chriss America Real said...

Oh wow! That stage is just adorable! I love the band! What a cute idea! You are so talented girl! The purse is so cute too! Love it!


Unknown said...

Wow Lisa your rock band is adorable, and the lavender purse is so cute! Lavender is my fav color too. You always do so good!! Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Kimberli said...

Your purse is adorable, all the details on both projects are just perfect!!

kimbean20 at gmail dot com

Anita Kejriwal said...

super cute purse!!! I wish I could get iT!!!

Tracey said...

WOW Lisa...your card is awesome! I love it....can't believe you fit a whole band on your stage card!

Jacilynn said...

what a great card! love the scene you've created!

Unknown said...

Lisa I just love all of your projects:) Ty so much for the inspiration:)

Judy said...

Well, as usual, I am not disappointed by your projects!! It is always exciting to come see what you have done:-) Oh what I would give to have your talent!
judy jaeb

callyannc said...

The Rock Card "Rocks" and the bag is adorable! TFS CallyAnn(follower)

Ulysses' mama said...

WOW! What amazing projects! My favorite is the card! It rocks! I am already a follower.

Cindy said...

The stage card is just awesome!!! I absolutely LOVE the purse. Purple is my favorite!!! Love your blog, and the hop was a lot of fun!!

fairie said...

What fun cards!!!

scrappinC said...

Lisa ~ your card is awesome, love the little stage. The purse is beautiful. Love how you did the sentiment.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo.com

Kate said...

What fabulous projects!! Your card is AMAZING!! Wow!! I absolutely LOVE it, Lisa!! You've done a fantastic job creating a little scene on stage!! (Sorry I'm late for your hop, but had to leave a comment as I am just so impressed!!)


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