Sunday, May 2, 2010

Birthday Blog Hop!!

Today the My Time Made Easy girls decided to surprise Lauren and Stephanie with a birthday blog hop!  I'm SOOOO late joining in, and I'll explain below, but I had to get this posted TODAY :]

Lauren's birthday is tomorrow and she loves purple, so I came up with this card for her:
The top and bottom panels were stamped with her new set, Puckered Up Patterns - doesn't that pattern look like a pickett fence?!  AND you can easily line up the stamp to repeat the pattern!  LOVE this'll even see it in the background of one of my new Pretty Printables sheets from the Sugar and Spice collection.  The paper flower was literally made with the following:  12 heart shapes, 6 daisies (3 medium, 3 small), and 2 snowflakes (SCAL offers these for FREE).  The leaves are from the Cricut Storybook cartridge...I liked the open look of them so I gave them a try :]    Isn't it perty?!  The sentiment is from Lauren's new Just For You set!  My layout is from the JUGS31 sketch this weekend :]  ♥♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAUREN ♥♥
Stephanie's birthday is Wednesday.  She has such a clean, pretty style...and always incorporates BEAUTIFUL stitching on her projects.  I didn't add stitching to her card, but I did pull together some gorgeous colors and images for her :]  Here's my card for Stephanie:
I LOVE Lauren's new Sensational Stems GO-TO set!!  I can think of hundreds of ideas for this one :]  I also used a sentiment for the versatile, Just For You set.  Sweet, huh?  I used one of my new Pretty Printables sheets from the $1.50 Basic Blooms set!!  Talk about affordable! :o}  I used the Sweet Sunday (SSSC67) sketch for my layout on this card.  ♥♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEPHANIE ♥♥
So, yes, I'm almost an entire day late and definitely a dollar short, but hopefully we generate tons of love for our birthday girls!!  Please swing by both Lauren and Stephanie's blogs and wish them a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Don't forget to hop over to the rest of the team's blogs and check out their gorgeous cards as well :]

Thanks for stopping by (and not giving up on me :)  I'm definitely pulling things together at my new place and getting organized, so I hope to be more dedicated to my stamping and paper-making. 

Yesterday was my daughter's Sweet Sixteen birthday!!  It's so hard to believe she's 16!  My sweet little baby girl ♥  Her birthday wish was to invite all of her friends to TGI Fridays for dinner, followed by a sleepover at our new house. SO, back to why I'm almost a day late.  I spent all week finishing up the paper for the release (which I was WAY behind on this month) and then all day yesterday organizing my family room that had turned into my storage area downstairs.  This is where the girls were planning to sleep, so I HAD to get it done.  She invited twenty girls to dinner and the sleepover - UGH!  LOL  Seriously, though, it went well and we had fun!  Tia said it was perfect, so I did something right :]  In short, that's what put me behind this week...and how I missed the deadline to post the blog hop cards :[ 

Okay, I'm off to do some post-party clean up :]  Hope your weekend went well and was completely relaxing!  Have a great week ahead ♥


Mary Brown said...

I love both your cards but I really do love the card you did for the Sweet Sunday sketch - ADORABLE!

Unknown said...

Just beautiful, Kristin! I don't care how late you were.. it was worth the wait!! Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes!!

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Tia!!

Teresa Kline said...

I luv both of these, fabulous work girly...have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Lisa Kind said...

Wow! So glad you were able to pull it together! This is a beauty! Love how you used the JUGs sketch! Can't wait til you are back full-time! Miss you!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Gorgeous cards!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog recently and leaving such a sweet comment. Have a wonderful week.

Dana Gustafson said...

Kristin! Hey my friend! Look at you multi tasking, birthday party throwin, house organizing amazing woman YOU! It's awesome to see your creative mojo in high gear for some special birthdays. Tell Tia happy sweet 16!

Velta said...

Oh my!!! Both cards are just amazing! I love Lauren's goodies...and have downloaded tons. Your take on both cards are really an inspiration and I thank you...cannot wait until I have time to post what I have been making. Thank you for sharing!

Katie Cotton said...

these are wonderful!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to Tia! Glad she had a great time with her friends - and has such a great Mom who made it happen :). These are beautiful Kristin!! The girls will love them! :)

AKiteFlier said...

Beautiful Kristin - both of them - how fun that you played along with the JUGS sketch while you are on your temporary hiatus. It threw me off for a minute when I saw your cards- I wasn't sure which website I was on. Hope all is going well. Hugs!

Maria said...

OMG 20 teenagers and you survived! Sounds awesome, so glad it was perfect for her! Your cards are simply amazing, so glad you had a chance to play!

Tammy Hershberger said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, girlie!!!

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