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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Becky's Birthday Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Becky's Birthday Blog Hop! 

If you've hopped along from the FABULOUS Birthday Girl, Becky, then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Becky's blog (cuz starting at the TOP is always BEST!!)...

I'd like to thank Becky for including me in her Birthday Celebration!!  She's gathered up a selection of creative friends to join her on the Birthday Adventure...  And to celebrate her special day, Becky is offering one lucky WINNER the chance at her Grand Prize Blog Candy!!  To be eligible, be sure to visit each blog and leave some bloggie-love...  Keep alert though -- There's LOTS of stops along the way that will offer some Birthday Candy Goodness too...  I know you won't want to miss the chance at ANY!! :)

For my project, I'd like to share a gift bag featuring a rosette and a "glammed up" jar of Cherry Vanilla fruit spread (homemade, but not by me!!)...
Becky loves polka dots and cherries, so I started with a red polka-dot ribbon rosette, added some green ribbon and a yellow paper rosette, and topped it off with two of my handmade stick pins...  I have really enjoyed making these stick pins (if you'd like to try some, I learned how to make them from my bloggie-land friend, Carri, with her tutorial HERE), and I love putting them on just about everything!! :)  I also added a few of my little flower embellishments...
I covered a plain white gift bag with a sheet of 7.5"x 10" decorative paper that coordinated with the green ribbon on the rosette -- This is a fun way to turn a plain gift bag into something much prettier!! :)
I made a quick gift tag to add to the jar of fruit spread (this happens to be one of my favorite flavors and is made by an Amish family not far from my home)...  I covered the top of the jar with some red cardstock and white tulle, then wrapped the green ribbon around the edge.  My "Today is your day!" (perfect for a birthday or other occasion) is from the "Positive Thoughts" Stamp Art Set from K Andrew Designs...  And there you have it!!  I hope you have enjoyed my project to celebrate Becky's Birthday FUN!! :)

Thank you SO much to all of my fabulous friends and followers who are helping to make this such a WONDERFUL hop!! I can't begin to tell you how much your visits mean to me!! Now.... Before I send you off to your next stop on the hop... What's a hop without some CANDY??? I have one of these red polka dot rosettes with stick pins and a sleeve of my favorite handmade flower embellishments (like the ones found on the rosette!) 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 this FUN question: "What's on your Birthday Wish List?"
  • Receive a BONUS chance when you "Like" the Love To Crop! Facebook Page!! -- CLICK HERE -- then leave me an extra comment for your bonus chance!) 
If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back after Thursday, September 1st to see if you are a winner. No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Kimmarie!! 
I'll bet she has something WONDERFUL to share!!

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:
*** Please note that the following links will take you directly to each participants post in case you're joining the hop later in the week!! ***

Becky's Birthday Hop

  1. Becky at Becks Cricards  The BIRTHDAY GIRL!! :)
  2. Amy :) at Love To Crop!  You are HERE!! :)
  3. Kimmarie at Kimmarie's Korner  Go here NEXT!!
  4. Dandy at Dandylicious Creates
  5. Kathy at Kathy and Kids
  6. Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrap'n
  7. Gill at Creations by Gill M
  8. Kristy at Scraptastical Creations
  9. Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin'
  10. Momo at Made by Momo
  11. Sylvia at Bella Scrapbook Designs
  12. Faith at Faithfule Creations
  13. Paula at More Than Favors
  14. Ashley at The Glamorous Side of Scrapping
  15. Haidee at **created2Bunique**
  16. Gina at California Scrappin'
  17. Sue at Scrappin' Dhilly
  18. Stephanie at Always Crafting
  19. Linda at Linda's Crafty Piece of Heaven
  20. Misty at The Daily Scrapper
  21. Wendy at Nana's World
  22. Erica at My Cricut Craft Room
Until next time,


Eva Laney said...

Hi Amy, Great projects as always. I am already a follower here and a fan on FB. My Birthday wish is a Cinch Book Making Tool. Thanks for the chance to win your goodies.
Eva :0)

Mallika said...

hey amy
my birthday wish is pti stamps !
lovely work .. i m now a new follower of yours and also i have liked fb page ..

Kathy said...

OMG Amy, you sure are the best. I just love this. OK girlfriend please do a video for me on how to make that bag. LOL Hope you have a great weekend girlfriend. Big Hugs,

Gill McCall said...

Amy what super projects and your colours really POP. TFS

Chriss America Real said...

Hi Amy, I am already a follower of your blog and I also follow you by e-mail. My birthday is September 11th and if you would like to get me something, I wish for a handmade gift from YOU! LOL!

Janet's Planet said...

Love your site! and the projects. So glad I stopped by! Thanks for sharing!

ShersL84bed said...

This is so cute, great gift. I'm a long time follower.
My birthday list includes.. new sheets for my bed.

The Bookin Room said...

New follower #572!! Love your project! I have a bday in 2 months and my bday wish, other than anything papercrafting!, is to just relax and have a great time with my son. He's the light of my life! TFS!
xoxo Charity
thebookinroom dot hotmail dot com

Cathie w said...

Cute cute projects thanks for sharing


Rhonda Emery said...

I love this project what a great b-day present. they are so pretty. hugs

Judy said...

Hello, Amy! You already know how much I love your rosettes and stickpins!! I need to decorate a couple of the gift bags for my bestie's b-day next weekend! Great job and TFS!!
jejaeb (at)

Judy said...

I hopped over to FB to say "HI" and I follow you in every way:-)
jejaeb (at)

Cre8tive Chaos said...

new follower! love your project! my birthday wish list is a cricut cake machine! thanks for the chance to win!

Judy said...

OMG! I forgot to say I really need a score pad for my b-day in Dec! I have been telling everyone!!!
jejaeb (at)

littlen said...

my birthday wish is always the same -- more scrapbooking supplies!

Amanda said...

Love everything u made! 1 thing on my b-day wish list is a Crop-o-dile! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

i follow u on fb! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Amy, love your projects they are fabulous. My birthday wish to for health and happiness for everyone. Your goodies look amazing :)

Linda :)

pruttybird said...

Great projects ... love the rosette. Hmmm -- for my b-day I want more craft stuff :) I am already a follower!!

pruttybird at comcast dot

Unknown said...

wow, again, and again you simply amaze me. I love the rosettes and the pins of course. You do such great stuff.
My birthday wish, since it's around the corner, is to find a job...and if not that, then making some more crafting I need more of those...hahaha
Thanks again for such a wonderful idea and a video would be cool.

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous spruced up gift bag! Bday wishlist? IDK, anything craft related!!!!!!!! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your great gift ideas. So cute. My birthday wish is a day with my granddaughters. Thanks for a chance to win your candy.


Anonymous said...

Love the polka dots!! I want a border punch that will cut the the slits for ribbon.
BobbisTresure at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

wow, Love this project AMY! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for helping me celebrate my 31st birthday!

Always on my wish list is cricut toys!!!! I love my cricut, it's like a 3rd child to me ROFL =)

Thanks for hopping along everyone!

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your gift bag and the jar is just adorable. What a nice gift! I'm already a follower. You can contact me through my website. Have a nice weekend!

Anonymous said...

what a great project, LOVE the rosette

littlebitoftoto said...

Nice project, perfect for any gift, not just birthdays....on my birthday wish list is something I will never get and yet.....a trip to Paris...only thing so far on my "Bucket List" that I have not done

Edwina said...

I want a Cricut Expression 2 or imanige for my B-day and cartrides. I have a whole list of cartridges I want. I am a fan on facebook and a follower of your blog. I love your gift for your friend. it is so thoughtful and pretty. I am sure she will love it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Ashley Nicole said...

Great projects. Love the colors and the rosette. Nice being on the hop with you.

BlueCrayons said...

loving your gift. to bad it wasnt my birthday too. hehe. your flower is gorgeous and im sure that sause is yummy too.

on my birthday list is a storage solution for clear stamps.

rhelm at tampabay dot rr dot com

Peggy Sue said...

My b-day wish is that my mom will be healthy enough to spend the day with me!

Peggy Sue said...

I am already a follower!

joydee1963 said...

Already a follower,The gift looks beautiful and yummy,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Samantha said...

Hi Amy! Loved your project! My birthday wish list includes anything scrappy! Thanks for the chance to win!


Samantha said...

I am a new follower on facebook!


Angie said...

Cute ideas. Thank you for sharing your creativeness. Hope to be back soon. angieboswell at sbcglobal dot net

callyannc said...

You are one busy lady! Hope your girl is good at college and you are good. Love the bag and jar! TFS CallyAnn
Birthday wish is for my family to make it through the year financially.

Unknown said...

HI Amy, I have a mug hugger a McGill hydranga punch Also some of Kristal's stamps on my list. love the new sets!

GERI said...

Amy, Love your cute idea, and how the go together!!!!

GERI said...

Amy, Love this idea, and how thry go together!!!!!

Unknown said...

Wonderful ideas Amy...My Bday wish list is to go on family vacation to Maimi...will have to see if we can wait until late spring since my bday in January

Imogene said...

I love rosetts, yours is really pretty!!!
My birthday wish,,uummm lets see,a purple 2011 Mustang...
I liked your FB page and am a new follower.

gshrader said...

Great project! My bday wish is a new camera lens!
Thanks for sharing
gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

Alisha said...

Cute gift bag, love the dots. My b-day wish is to be with friends and family.

Janet said...

Hi Amy Love your gift bag and the Fruit spread sound yummy. I am a follower and Loke you an FB. My BD ( next weekend) wish to stay healthy so I can enjoy my family (3 gorgeous gradnkids)
Big Blog Hugs! *Janet*

Cathy said...

Amy I love the rosette. it is stunning. I am already a fan and a follower;0)
Oh and on my christmas list is a Cinch, and a crop a dile.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

Dear Amy ,love how creative you are. My birthday wish never changes anything that has to do with cardmaking, ie, ribbons, paper,etc. Now I am sounding like Maria from the Sound of Music. Rub-on and vellum, paper with string (or twine) these are a few of my favorite things. LOL
Hugs and smiles :)

PLEPOMA said...

I ahve become a follower and liked you on Facebook. Great blog hop.

Kris Dietz said...

Hi Amy, I love your projects. Great colors and who wouldn't love that jar of fruit spread. My birthday wish is to have gift certificates to Joann's so I can get more craft supplies. I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Kris Dietz said...

Hi Amy,

I've been a facebook fan for a little while now. Thanks for a chance to win.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Lady Fair said...

Great Blog Hop! Love your projects. I'm already a follower here and on FB. My birthday wish list includes the Imaginisce I-rock tool, and more Cricut cartridges.

Southern Scrapper said...

Great items!! My birthday wish list...I'd love some more Cricut Carts, and a scrapook bag!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super project! Great rosette and stick pins! On my wish list is more craft space! (and I'm sure its staying on the list LOL!)


Kat Hemza said...

I love the ribbon flower

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Lovely gift bag. For my birthday I wished for and Accuquilt to make quilt cutting less of a chore.
Katsews at gmail dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I am a Facebook foller also.
Katsews at gmail dot com

jill_su said...
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jill_su said...

Hi Amy,
So cute. My wish list: anything from Stampin Up!
Thanks for the chance on winning some candy.

scraphappyvic said...

Love your gift bag. I am a follower of yours and a FB fan. My birthday wish is shelves for my craft room.

scraphappyvic at yahoo dot com

Norma said...

Fabulous project and love the rosette:) TFS

Amy E said...

You always come up with the cutest stuff!! I love coming by here just to take a peek at what you've done! My birthday isn't for another two months, so I'm not really sure what's on my wish list, although I'm sure it will be something scrapbook related!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

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