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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pinkalicious Birthday Blog Hop & Giveaway!! :)

Welcome to the Pinkalicious Birthday Blog Hop!!

I'm so excited to have been invited to participate in this FUN Blog Hop dedicated to CELEBRATING a very special person...  Melissa from Adventures In Heels!! :)

If you've hopped over from the super-sweet-and-talented ANITA, then you are in the right place! If you've just popped in to visit my blog from your dashboard or are reading this via email and would like to join the FUN, please click HERE to start at the beginning!! :)  Remember, several stops along the way will be offering up some Blog Candy goodness, so be sure to visit everyone (you'll find the full list of participants at the bottom of this post)...

To celebrate Melissa's birthday, I decided to make a fun and fashionable Explosion Purse!!
I started with a 12x12 piece of black textured cardstock (looks like leather!!).  It is scored into 4" squares (looks like a tic-tac-toe board) and then the four corner squares are scored from  the outside corner diagonally to the inside corner (see the open picture for reference).  The two side center squares are scored into a "V" shape (see open picture for reference).  I've been working on a photo tutorial for this purse, so I hope to have that posted in the next few weeks...  The handle was created by punching down both sides of a 1.5"x7" strip of black cardstock and then adding the white and pink strip down the center for reinforcement.  I love my BLING on projects like this, so there's plenty of clear gems added for extra sparkle. :)
A Velcro strip holds the purse closed until you're ready to open it!!  Then...
It gradually unfolds to reveal the 'explosion' inside...
Ta-da!!  Perfect for adding some fun pictures or embellishments for a Pinkalicious Birthday!! :)
I used one 12x12 sheet of decorative paper from the Creative Memories Delight Shopper Diva 12x12 Additions Kit for the inside of the purse (as well as the strip on the front of the purse).  I love the distressed look of this paper...  I cut the pink decorative squares at 3.75"x3.75" to fit on the 3.825"x3.825" white cardstock squares.
Of course, my favorite embellishment is the tag featuring the "Fashionable Friends" Stamp Set from K Andrew Designs...  Isn't that just perfect???  :)

Before I send you off to your next Pinkalicious stop...  What's a hop without some CANDY???  I have a collection of Pinkalicious supplies (that means that most everything is PINK!!) to send out to one fabulous winner!! :) 

To be eligible for my blog candy:
  • Please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment answering the question: "What would be your ideal birthday celebration?"!!
For additional entries for the candy
  • You may 'like' my Facebook page (click HERE)...
  • Share a link to this post on your Facebook wall or via Twitter or even your own blog...
  • Subscribe via Email by entering your email in the box above (be sure to confirm your subscription).  
Please leave an additional comment for each 'extra' entry you complete....  If you leave your email address, I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back on Tuesday, July 12th to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)


Thank you SO MUCH for stopping in to see my project today!!  I hope you are enjoying the Pinkalicious Birthday Blog Hop!!   :)

And now you're off to the very talented Linda of Fancy Framework who has a WONDERFUL project to share with you!! :)

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone :)





Pinkalicious Birthday Blog Hop


102 comments:

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

I love the purse!!!! Absolutely adorable! As to what would be the perfect birthday for me would be to spend it with my daughter and granddaughter!
Hugs and Love,
Lynne
http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/

Giselle said...

I love this! it looks fabulous :P Perfect for a girlfriends party and favors. TFS!

Anita said...

I love your purse-----it is great.I think the ideal bday for me would be at the beach.Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Anita
amc35045@bellsouth.net

Aj* said...

This purse is just adorable !

My ideal birthday.. To spend the day crafting with other people instead of crafting/working on my own.. Live so far away from anyone now & really miss the laughs.]

Aj.

Lindsey said...

Explosion boxes are so neat! I need to try one sometime. The purse is really cute :)

kteachone@gmail.com

Crafting Misfit said...

Amy this is fabulous! I love it!!!

Dorcas said...

I don't know what to say. THis is amazing! Wow. I'm literally speechless. (If you knew me, you'd be shocked).

I am a follower.
Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net
www.craftycardangel.com

Dorcas said...

Okay...I liked your FB page and now the answer to what my ideal birthday would be...a day to just create things in my craftroom...and actually get projects out of my head and reality!

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net
www.craftycardangel.com

Dorcas said...

I subscribed via email because I MUST keep up with your awesome craftiness!

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net

littlen said...

Great project. My perfect b'day would be a spa day.

Amy said...

Well Amy another fantastic project! An explosion purse- how awesome is that! LOVE IT! :)Amy

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so adorable, the paper is awesome! My ideal bday is dinner out and time with the family! Already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Indy said...
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Indy said...

This purse is amazing. I so want to try making one! Thanks for sharing your incredible talent! As for the perfect birthday--having all my friends and relatives together instead of spread out all over the U.S.

Cyndi S said...

I just love the idea of the explosion purse. Now I am going to have to sit down and give it a try myself. Thanks for the directions.
cstephenson at q dot com

Cyndi S said...

I liked your page on facebook.
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Cyndi S said...

I shared the blog hop link on my facebook page.
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Jamie said...

WOW!!! Love the purse. The sentiment is perfect. TFS!

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Cute Cricut Corner said...

Wow what an awesome purse. That is amazing. Great job TFS Phyllis

Annette_Marlow said...

Okay so I am SUPPOSED to be in the garage finishing up sorting through things but I took a break... had to see what crafty mischief you were in and OMLord... THIS FREAKING AWESOME!! I love it... I am so going to have read over this because I just KNOW you HAVE to have a TUTORIAL for this lol!! I'm off before the HUBS catches me upstairs, but I'm coming back for the awesome blog award you awarded me with.. THANK YOU!! Big hugs!!

Jamie said...

im a follower. my idea birthday celebration would be Disneyland!! I love that place lol. your purse is super cute thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Kerry--Momma K said...

Great explosion purse. Thanks for the inspiration.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Yolonda said...

Wow!!! You really put a lot of work into this and it shows. Absolutely gorgeous.

www.craftyscentiments.blogspot.com
yianthony at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

Amy what a cute project. You always come up with the most amazing things. You already know I am a follower. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Pam said...

Hey Love, I am an email subscriber too! Have a fun pink day! Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Brenda said...

this is absolutely FABULOUS. I can't wait to make one myself. Thanks so much for the step by step instructions. WONDERFUL. This would be so cute for a gift for a bridal shower...hmmm, that just gave me an idea. Anyway. Awesome, fabulous, wonderful!!!
My perfect birthday would be to take a trip back to Europe to visit my family there. I miss them very much!!!
Hugs
Brenda GCDTM-Sister

Kris Dietz said...

I love this purse. It is so pretty and ingenious. TFS.

My ideal birthday would be to have all my family together. It's been so long since we could all be together that this would be the perfect birthday.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Kris Dietz said...

I am a follower of your blog already. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Kris Dietz said...

I already follow you via email. Love your blog and projects.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Kris Dietz said...

I have liked your FB page for a while now. Love your blog and projects.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Judy said...

Followed you for a while .. you are a hoot ...woot, woot!! My ideal birthday would be to go back to Alaska! You thought I would say Hawaii, right? Nope, I can never get cool enough! I live in FL. The 'purse' is the cutest thing ever and I love the sentiment!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Judy said...

I subscribe via email and look forward to your posts every day. I pick up a lot of important info and projects!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Judy said...

Became a fan on Facebook .. see ya there, here and everywhere!!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Dawn, RI said...

I love the purse, its so cute.
My favorite celebration for a birthday celebrartion would be to have all my family together at an old fashioned get together.
DawnRI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

dawnsdpl-papercrafting.blogspot.com

Dawn, RI said...

I liked your face book.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Dawn, RI said...

I also subscribed to your blog.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Christine America Real said...

Hi, I am a long time follower! I LOVE the explosion purse! I just learned how to make an explosion box the other day!

america57@comcast.net
chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Hey everyone! please stop by my blog, I am giving away a Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge to one lucky follower and another prize to the followers friend!

Christine America Real said...

I have followed you by mail for a couple of months now!

america57@comcast.net
chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Hey everyone! please stop by my blog, I am giving away a Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge to one lucky follower and another prize to the followers friend!

Christine America Real said...

I am a NEW facebook follower! america57@comcast.net
chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Hey everyone! please stop by my blog, I am giving away a Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge to one lucky follower and another prize to the followers friend!Whoo Hoo!

Gaylynn said...

New follower on gfc, nb & fb. Love the purse! Best bday celebration would be a day with all my family and friends with me. :)

http://blog.neatthings-boutique.com

Gaylynn said...

Fanned your fb page :)

http://blog.neatthings-boutique.com

kathlee said...

OMG you did it again Miss Amy! Too funny we both did purses!! I just love this explosion concept.....GORGEOUS...LOVE it, Of course you just know I'm your WILD & Wonderful friend!
{{{HUGS!}}}
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

kathlee said...

And you know I'm "liking" your FB.
Oh yes.....my ideal birthday celebration would be on a tropical island with great food (zero calories) and drink (More zero calories) and all my friends and family with me! That would be the perfect celebration. Oh yes.....you are invited.
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

BrendaB said...

Wow, what a creative project!

Nikki T said...

This is so super cute. I love love love it. So unique. Blogger isn't being kind, when it decides to be nice I will follow. My ideal birthday celebration would be spending it with my family and friends with good food and good music.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Lynda said...

What a beautiful purse! I LOVE it! My ideal birthday would of course involve having everyone that is near and dear to my heart with me and having a great time! TFS

Lynda
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

Lynda said...

Just "liked" your FB page!

Lynda
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Amy, you are so incredibly talented!!! I'll have to inspect this purse in more detail later.
esigmon at cox dot net

jordanbev5 said...

Love the purse album!! Great inspiration!! Perfect birthday is spending it with people I love!! Last year went to a sb retreat with girlfriends, and this year going to New Orleans with my family including 2 adult children!!! Yeah, and can't wait!

Anna said...

Absolutely adorable. Just wonderful. My ideal birthday would be having my whole family celebrating with me in church.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

scrappinmomma said...

I Love your project.

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iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

I am now a fan on Facebook.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

April said...

My ideal b-day celebration would be to be 10 again! lol

mjblahnik56 said...

What an awesome purse. My ideal birthday would be to spend with my hubby and all of our kids and 10 grandkids.
Am a follower already of your blog and on facebook
mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

iluvkatie74 said...

That purse is the coolest exposion thing I have ever seen! thanks for the directions too.

iluvkatie74atyahoodotcom

iluvkatie74 said...

I also became a follower by email. I forgot to say my perfect birthday would be if my husband was home for it. He has missed a lot of my birthdays for work, so if he could be home and take me and our daughter out.

iluvkatie74atyahoodotcom

rakiya32 said...

Wow! The purse is beautiful! I am a new follower and I like your facebook page!
patrinajones@gmail.com

Vicki said...

That purse is AWESOME!!! Never seen anything like that before!

New follower
transport7800@aol.com
http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

AMY, this is AWESOME! Wow, I absolutely LOVE it!! My gosh, you are so talented my friend!! Everything about it just rocks! Hmm, my ideal birthday celebration would have to be spent on a lounge chair on a warm sunny beach by the ocean. It's actually the opposite of my birthdays since I live in a land-locked state and my b-day is right before Christmas when it's like 10 degrees out :P I hope you are having a great weekend :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Esther said...

Wow, that purse is just awesome!!!

My perfect birthday is to be surrounded by all my family!!!!

Lady Fair said...

Great choice of papers (inside and out), very feminine. TFS!
lflinesatcomcastdotnet

jennifer said...

Great purse! the perfect birthday would be to spend my birthday on a scrapbooking cruise with my family and them not complain!!!!

AD-venture in HEELS said...

Hi Amy,

Thank you for joining me in celebrating my birthday!!! STUNNING is all I can say this purse/explosion box is amazing. I love it, I make explosion boxes all the time and everone always loves them but this one takes the cake. Great job!!!

You Rock :)

Emlissa

Sandy S. said...

Love your purse. I have never seen anything like that. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

Sherrie K. said...

Wow!!!!! This is so awesome Amy!! I would LOVE to make one of these. Fantastic job once again:) Thanks for sharing!! Love it!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the purse. My ideal birthday celebration would have my family and friends and would involve warm temperature (winter birthday) and the beach.

http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Amy, what an super cool and awesome project...love it. You rocked it! ~Shen

Melanie Mason said...

OMG that is stunning! I am in awe!!

Thanks for the inspiration and the awesome giveaway!

Melanie
melanie_mason87 at hotmail.com

Karen H said...

This is gorgeous *and* fabulous! The colors are yummy and the bling is so perfect... but my favorite element is the explosion! I love explosion boxes, but an explosion purse is beyond amazing. My ideal birthday would be spent dancing away in the studio or on stage. :o)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Karen H said...

Subscribed via email! (I should've done that eons ago!) :o)

Amy E said...

Can I just say WOW?!?! I can't believe how much you purse looks like a REAL purse!!! I can't wait to try one for myself!!


amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Amy E said...

I'm a Facebook follower now!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Amy E said...

I'm an email subscriber! Oh and I forgot to mention in my first comment...my ideal birthday would be one where hubby AND both of the kids could be there! My kids are 24 and 29...one lives about an hour away but the other one lives across the county :( Having everyone together would be my perfect birthday!


amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

that purse is too amazing and beautiful. love the inside so pretty. hugs

A Creative Journey said...

LOVE THIS PROJECT! Thank you so much for the detailed pictures and directions! SOO sweet of you to share so we don't have to figure it all out on our own :) I am a follower and would love it if you would check out my blog at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/

Daisylove Creations said...

I LOVE THIS!! I have never seen an explosion box as a purse!! Fantastic job! So happy to be a part of the hop with you and I'm a new follower too :0)
Diana
daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

This is awesome The colors are gorgeous. I would love to have recipe for that.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

LOVE the purse! The perfect birthday for me would be a day of relaxation with no responsibilities! :)

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I "like" your FB page.

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I am subscribed via email.

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Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ok, this purse rocks my world! I absolutely love it, and I'm super excited to be a new follower and see all of your incredible work in the future! Thanks so much for all of the pics!
Lisa
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

OMG! This is GORGEOUS!!! Love it, love it, love it! Do you know what paper you used for this or did I miss that in your post? An ideal b-day celebration for me is to have a small celebration at my house with a few close friends and some fun food and drinks. Simple and sweet! :0) TFS and for the chance to win some things in my favorite color... PINK!!! Yay!

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

AmyJRockstar said...

I like your FB page. (Amy Courchaine)

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

AmyJRockstar said...

I subscribe to your emails. :0)

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous purse. Very unique. The perfect Bday celebration would be with my family in Hawaii! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Lisa R. said...

I am a subscriber and FB fan too! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

AJoy said...

Awesome job! Love the papers! Very pretty.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Micia said...

I would LOVE to know how you made this... so amazing and beautiful. I am a new follower. Itwas so much fun hoppin with you
Micia
yellowbirdcreation.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

My ideal birthday celebration would be having family and close friends around and lots of time for papercrafting!!

Bonnie

http://scrappingwithscrapatheart.blogspot.com/

scrapatheart@gmail.com

Bonnie said...

Liked your facebook page!

Bonnie

http://scrappingwithscrapatheart.blogspot.com/

scrapatheart@gmail.com

Bonnie said...

Also subscribed by email to your blog...

Bonnie

http://scrappingwithscrapatheart.blogspot.com/

scrapatheart@gmail.com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Awesome explosion purse.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I am a follower of your blog.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I am a facebook follower
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Just A Pac Rat said...

OOHHH! I love that purse, turned out sooo cute! I am a follower of your great blog and my birthday celebration would be a week trip in Branson, MO (Beautiful country) or Las Vegas (I would love to see all those lights, LOL). No kids, no cooking, just enjoying the scenery.


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Just A Pac Rat said...

I like your Facebook page, thou I don't have time to get on there much.

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Just A Pac Rat said...

I get your E-mail updates! Love this feature as it allows me to remember to keep up with your blog news. Thanks!

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marg0006 said...

my perfect b-day is a reunion w/some family and old friends in Puerto Rico w/someone special by my side. am already a follower.

marg0006 said...

just liked you on facebook. my email is marg0006@verizon.net.

marg0006 said...

i am already a subsriber.

Cricutbug said...

I love your purse! It's just awesome! For my birthday I'd love to stay home from work, celebrate with my family, eat sinfully good cake and craft a little in my craft room- which by the way does triple time as the play room and workout room! Lol! In a real dream birthday, my craft room would be magically transformed into a spacious organized haven.
Craftelicious.blogspot.com

marg0006 said...

My dream B-day is having a reunion of some old friends and family by a beach w/someone special by my side. thanks for the chance at a giveaway and have been a follower.

 
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