Thursday, July 11, 2013

SEM's 2nd Birthday Blop Hop!!


Cara here to say welcome you to our (woot-woot!!) 2nd Birthday Celebration!! You should have come over from Nicole's blog

I love celebrations...and I especially love birthdays! Hmmm...maybe it's because I love presents and cake...who doesn't? Even though we can't all sit down and have some cake together, we still have an awesome party planned....we have five fun, easy challenges you can enter this weekend to win some amazing PRESENTS (I mean prizes)!! 

We'll also be celebrating over at our Facebook Chit-Chat Page where you can join in the fun and games and possibly even get another present/prize! They'll be tons of fun stuff going on there...you won't want to miss it!

I have THREE projects to share with you...

The first is a Birthday Card. I love making cards, and I figured it wouldn't quite be a birthday celebration if I didn't make a birthday card.  I decided to raid my stash of ribbon scraps for this one and used a cute Pebbles flower along with some MME enamel dots. 

Next up is a layout I created from a few photos of my daughter Ellie's 6th Birthday that I had yet to scrap. 
I love bright, fun colors and birthdays are the perfect opportunity to use those colors. I again went to my stash of scraps--this time my "patterned paper" and used some strips and some small pieces (to punch out my arrows--I actually used my photos corner stamp from Stampin' Up). I also added some sequins that I've had in my stash for a looooong time and never used...decided this would be the time...because I wanted the look of confetti. And I finished it off with some circle embellishments from Pebbles. So fun!!!

Lastly, because I was talking about the "arrows",  I'll share a super easy and more masculine birthday card (told ya I love to make cards!)...
I really like how simple this one is...and really fast to put together!

*As a side note, if you're a card lover like me, check back on my blog next week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) as I'll be sharing lots of card-making inspiration!

And now...because I not only love getting presents (yes I do confess I LOVE it!), I also love giving them too ...I have a present/prize for one lucky winner. To be part of my prize drawing, just leave me a comment about the best birthday present you've ever received. And if you're not one of my blog followers...become one and leave me an additional comment stating you did and I'll give you an extra entry! I will announce my winner on Wednesday, July 17th.

Here's the "blog candy"....:)
...to celebrate my love of stamps, washi tape and baker's twine (not to mention bright colors):
Studio G Clear Stamp Set (I can totally see this set being used to make your own washi "paper" tape)
1 roll of hot pink baker's twine (from American Crafts)
1 roll of orange baker's twine (from American Crafts)
1 roll of green baker's twine (from American Crafts)

Don't forget that over at the SEM blog we're also giving away a fabulous GRAND PRIZE from...



The hop will remain open until Sunday night, July 14th at midnight PST. 
And remember in order to qualify for our grand prize you must leave a comment on all the blogs.

Now, on with the Hop....
HOP ON OVER to 
Elizabeth's blog! (and have FUN!!)



27 comments:

  1. Cute cards and great layout, love your daughter's cake, so adorable.

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  2. So cute!! Love your cards and your layout is adorable :)

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  3. Your cards and layout are wonderful! The best gift I ever got was my son Elijah, who was born 4 days before my birthday! :)

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  4. Love your projects Cara...I wish I could make cards like you!

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  5. Cara, I love your cards!! I'm following your blog now, which I can see is going to be a great source of card-spiration because I, too, love to make cards!!

    My favorite birthday present was my purple Schwinn Hollywood bicycle that I received from my parents when I was 10. When I was 11, though, that same bicycle fell on my ankle and broke it. No matter, though. I still loved that bike. :)

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  6. Beautiful layout and nice cards!I'm your new follower!

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  7. I really like the doggy cake!! That is so incredibly cute. Thank you for all the wonderful projects you have shown here today.

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  8. Great projects...love the card with the enamel dots and mists, that doggie birthday cake took me by sunrise (I thought is was a real dog at first before I saw the candles!) and again love the misting and pps, and love the simple but colorful last project for the chevrons on the card! Love your prize too! Oh, I'm a follower :)

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  9. I love your projects! The layout is my favorite! I love how you placed the pictures and the splash of paint in the background! I became a follower. The best birthday present I have ever received is the movie Pitch Perfect. It's an awesome movie!! :)

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  10. The best birthday present I ever received is a trip to the spa :)

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  11. I love all the different elements in your first card, tag, ribbons, ric-rac, stacked flower, etc. The layout is great but I can't get over the shaggy dog cake, looks like icing heaven. And your CAS guy card is fab. I happily signed up to follow your blog and look forward to your cards next week. TFS
    Debi

    Stop by my blog for a visit sometime.

    Thatmightlookgoodonablog.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh I forgot - my best birthday present was the 2 week trip I took on my 40th birthday to visit my college BFF in Yuma. I might just go again for my 60th, which is coming way too fast!

    Debi

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  13. I love the way you used the photo corner punch to make arrows. What a fantastic idea!! I'll have to borrow that one. :) My best b'day present ever was the computer my hubby got me one year for my b'day. With it I was able to connect to the online scrapping world and learn so many new things. Of course, the year I got my purple GTO bicycle was pretty special too. :)

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  14. Gorgeous projects...specially love your cards!

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  15. Great cards, cute layout! TFS

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  16. All 3 of your projects are great.
    I'm a new follower.

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  17. great cards and layout! I'm already a follower! Can't wait to check out the contests. Life has gotten in the way of creating for me this week.

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  18. What amazing cards and such a sweet scrapbook page!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  19. Beautiful projects! Love the clean card layout and VERY sweet layout! I have GOT to get to scrapping my pictures more! :)
    -Adina

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  20. Super fun cards! Love the bright colors and how you used the misting!

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  21. Oops! I meant to say your layout was awesome too! The sequins are really a cute touch! :)

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  22. WOW Cara! Your cards and layout are GORGEOUS!! They inspire me :D

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