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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

McVic is 36 Birthday Blog Hop!! Happy Birthday Kacee!! :)

Welcome to the "McVic is 36" Birthday Blog Hop! 

Hello, friends!!  Welcome to the "McVic is 36" Birthday Blog hop!!  Please sit down, stay a while, and enjoy the cards or crafty projects we have made...  Each of the talented ladies participating in today's hop have created something special to celebrate our MAGNIFICENT friend, Kacee!!

If you've hopped along from my FABULOUS friend, Shawnee, 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 Kacee's blog (cuz starting at the TOP is the way to see it all!!)...

To celebrate her day, Kacee is offering one lucky WINNER the chance at her Birthday Blog Candy!!  To be eligible, be sure to visit each blog and leave some bloggie-love (you'll want to follow too -- Just to be sure you're eligible for any extras!!)...  Keep alert throughout the rest of the hop too as there are several other stops along the way that will offer some goodies as well...  I know you won't want to miss the chance at some extra-special goodness!! :)

Now on to what I made for Kacee!! :)
This is a standard A2 card base (5.5"x4.25")...  My camera wasn't exactly cooperating with me tonight, so I apologize for the sub-par pictures -- I hope you'll get the basic idea of this card!! :)  I cut a piece of light gray cardstock for the background (5.5"x4.25").  I then embossed a piece of black color-core cardstock using my Cuttlebug embossing folder -- "Birds and Swirls" -- and then distressed it with a sanding block to really bring out the design.
I added this bright pink, very sparkly ribbon and bow to the front before adding two of my handmade stick pins (have I mentioned that I'm pretty much addicted to these things?!?)...
I also added five of my handmade flower embellishments for a little extra "BLING" on the card!! :)
My "Have a Great Birthday!" sentiment is from the FUN Mix-N-Match "Coffee & Tea for You & Me" Stamp Art Set from K Andrew Designs...  This is such a versatile set and so much fun to mix and match for creative new sentiments!! :)

Thank you SO much to all of my fabulous friends and followers who are helping to CELEBRATE my friend, Kacee, on her incredible birthday hop!!  It means so much to me that you are here for the FUN!! Now.... Before I send you off to your next stop on the hop...  I have some extra special goodies to send out to one fabulous friend!! :)
The "Birds and Swirls" Cuttlebug embossing folder (just like the one I used on my card!), a yard of the sparkly pink ribbon I used, a sleeve of my handmade flower embellishments, and TWO handmade stickpins exactly like the ones on my card!! :)

To be eligible for my blog candy:
  • Please leave me a comment answering this question: "What's your favorite birthday dinner?"
  • 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 Monday, September 5th 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 (and one of my Bloggie-land Besties): Rhonda!! 
I'll know you'll just love the SPECTACULAR project she has 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 if you are joining the hop later in the week!! ***

McVic is 36 Hop

  1. Kacee at You Had Me at Scrap
  2. Gloria at Oma's Crafts
  3. Yolie at Just Yolie
  4. Shannon at my-o-scrappin'
  5. Laura at Laura's Crafts and More
  6. Shawnee at Blessed on the Bright Side
  7. Amy :) at Love To Crop!  You are HERE now!! :)
  8. Rhonda at Scrap Happens  Go here NEXT!!
  9. Brenda at Creativity is only a State of Mind
  10. Audrey at Cute and Some
  11. Alisha at My Crafty Ways
  12. Celeste at Touched By a Butterfly

Thanks again for visiting!!  Happy Wednesday!!   :)

Until next time,


Audrey Frelx said...

Amy, very nice!

JustYolie said...

Oh WOW Amy! Beautiful embossing, love the added flowers & pin! So pretty!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Amy! I love the sanding on the embossing to bring it gives such great texture! And no one makes stickpins like you do! You have inspired me to make some...I have all the ingredients from my jewelry-making craft stage :) My favorite b-day dinner would have to be homemade mac and cheese like my grandma used to make! My absolute fav meal and comfort food :)


Vicki said...

Amy, as always you take the cake!! Beautiful card..I have that core cardstock and I need to get to using it..I love your stick pins too, they are fast becoming your trademark, don't ya think?
Thanks for the blog candy offer..who wouldn't want to win that?? :)

My favorite birthday dinner would be Beef Tips and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans with a roll and butter!! Not the best meal for my diabetes but my favorite none the less!! lol

Melissa said...

This is gorgeous, I love it!

One of my favorite dinners... we have this wonderful Amish place called Daus Essence Haus, they serve a family style dinner, you have 3 different choices of meat Pot Roast, Chickenand Ham mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, Homemade bread, apple butter and so much more!! I can't for get the wonderful pies every kind you can think of.... seriously.... wonderful!

Located in Nappanee, IN which is east of where I live. It's one of the best dinners you will ever have!

Josie0602 said...

Your card is just stunning! I love that pop of pink with that pretty ribbon and your stick pins are gorgeous! I want to try making those but I dont know where to start! My favorite birthday dinner is anywhere I can go out to eat that I dont have to cook. :)
Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy. I would love to get my hands on those pretty stick pins!

Josie0602 said...

Already follow your FB page!!

Doris P. said...

already liked your facebook page a whiiilllleeee ago... LOVE your blog!!
parkernana5 at cox dot net

Doris P. said...

my favorite meal is either Italian or red lobster!! yummy.. now for desert - a good pie and my ultimate fav is cold stone creamery!!
parkernana5 at cox dot net

Celeste said...

Fabulous card. I love it... Thank you for the chance to win some great candy.

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

Beautiful card, love the added details stick pins give..

Shawn Mosch said...

Love your card! Whenever I try to sand cardstock for a card it does not come out this nice . . . I might have to have you teach me how to do it right!

Rhonda Emery said...

this card and pins are so pretty kc will love them.hugs

Ami said...

What a beautiful and elegant card.

Patti J said...

Beautifully done!!! Thanks for sharing :)

smyiow said...

Your cards are always so wonderful! My favorite birthday dinner is The Olive Garden! I am a sucker for the OG!

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello there! Stopping through the blog hop. Your blog is so cool!
This card turned out fantastic! I love the embossing & those pins. Super lovely job.
I am off to the next stop.
Crafty best wishes,

Peggy Sue said...

Of course, its stunning! I love the stick pin and the color of the card is awesome!
fav dinner?? ohh, Leg of Lamb! I only eat it on my b-day!

Donna said...

What a perfect bow you made on your card! Just beautiful. My favorite Birthday dinner is Prime Rib! Yummy!

{VICKI} said...
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{VICKI} said...

Love the embossing!

Fave dinner? What dinner--I want cake


Brenda said...

Beautiful, beautiful. You make such wonderful cards and your stick pins are exquiset. I know I am getting addicted to making them also. Great job hon!!!
Glad to be hopping with you.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Newbie2crafting said...

I love your card and the pins are a gorgeous touch!


Treva said...

Beautiful card, love the distressing.

Donna said...

I love the card, it is so beautiful.

My Favorite birthday dinner is Thai food.


littlebitoftoto said...

Wow, love the stick pins...and the embossing folder is cool..

Eva said...

Hi Amy, love your card! The sanding is awesome and I love your embellishments too. I am already a friend here and a fan on FB.
Eva :0)

OmaGloria said...

Beautiful card. Absolutely love your pins!!

Janis said...

AMY! Can I just say WOW on your card! I kept looking at your card and trying to figure out how in the world you used the cuttlebug folder to get the image on there in white. LOL Thanks for sharing that secret with us. It's gorgeous! And I love the bow with the stickpins!!! So pretty. My favorite birthday dinner is steak & potatoes at Carrabba's. Thanks for sharing the hop info on Facebook. I would have not know about it otherwise. LOVE & HUGS! :) Janis

Apryl said...

My absolute Favorite Birthday Dinner is Carne Asada. Corn tortilla's with carne asada & cilantro, sour cream, onion & tomato's w/ some chips & salsa & wash it down with a margarita :)

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your card!! The birds, the perfect little bow & stick pins are ridiculously beautiful!!
aprylgrace at hotmail dot com

Apryl said...

I just 'liked' the Love to Crop fb page!
and again...beautiful card :)
aprylgrace at hotmail dot com

Jo said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors. For my birthday I love to go out and get prime rib.

A Creative Journey said...

LOVE this card and love the details you have put on it! My favorite birthday dinner is ALWAYS FONDUE! TFS your talent! I am a follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and follow me too if you aren't already at

pruttybird said...

Such a pretty card ... my favorite b-day dinner is ham and cabbage. My granny used to make it for me on my b-day every year!!

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful card! My favorite food on my Birthday is buffet's, Golden Corral or Ryans, will do.

Just A Pac Rat said...

I already like you!

Just A Pac Rat said...

I am a follower of your great blog and your facebook page. Love them!

Jamie said...

super pretty card its so elegant and beautiful the colors are so perfect together i love it. thanks for sharing and the chance to win im a follower... my fav bday dinner is Chicken n Dumplin's but it has to be made by the only person that can make it just right.. my mom :) lol
babyblueangel_30 at yahoo dot com

Jamie said...

I already like your facebook page.. thanks for the extra chance.
babyblueangel_30 at yahoo dot com

Bobbi said...

Love the flowers you added. Well done!!
BobbisTreasure at

girlia said...

beautiful job

littlen said...

love your card. birds & swirls is one of my favorite embossing folders.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card Amy!! I LOVE those stick pins:) I wish I knew how to make them...gorgeous!!
Fav meal is italian pasta at Olive Garden. Yum!!

Sherrie K

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Very pretty card. my favorite birthday dinner is steak and scampi. Yum!!
Katsews at gmail dot com

The Country Life said...

My favorite B-day dinner would have to be seafood!! Anything seafood!!!:) Jennifer

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Beautiful card. LOVE the embossing and the gorgeous hat pins. favorite birthday dinner? I usually have hubby take me to TGI Fridays. I love there spinach dip :-)


SamanthaJDesigns @

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Liked the Love to Crop facebook fan page :-)

TFS!!! :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @

Katknit said...

I'm a new follower. I love the card you made...

Birthday dinner ..... well.... salmon!

katknit at gmail dot com

Katknit said...

I just wanted to let you know that I also liked your FB pag.


katknit at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the stick pins. It' a perfect touch.

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your card is super cute! Great job on the stick pins. The embossing is a nice touch. TFS! Scrappy fun to you blog buddy.


Scrappin' Sista said...

I already like your Facebook page. Great creations.


Tammy said...

Very elegant, favorite b'day dinner.....fajitas and cold beverage :-D

KayB said...

My favorite bday dinner is OLIVE GARDEN!! :)Oh and btw your card is gorgeous!!

KayB said...

Oh and I also became a facebook fan

Laura (tweetyb) said...

So pretty!! I love your pins!! Just gorgeous! :)Oh and my favorite bday meal...RED LOBSTER!!
♥ Laura ♥

Anna said...

Adorable card. Just wonderful. My favorite birthday dinner would be T-bone steak baked potato and salad. Now not sure I can eat it any longer since I had the lap-band surgery last April but it is my favorite. LOL.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Anna said...

I am already a friend on FB.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! Great details! Red Robin is always my favorite Birthday Dinner!

Alisha said...

I love the stick pins those are great and the colors you used are wonderful too. thanks

McVic said...

This is beautiful Amy! Love your stick pens and the colors are just fab! Thank you for all your hard work helping me with this hop- I really appreciated it.

Ashley Nicole said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the embossing.

Angiebug said...

Awesome job! Love how the ribbon & pins pop on the card. I know she will love it. I guess I have to say my favorite birthday dinner would be spaghetti. Average huh! That's just me, plain & simple. Came from the dashboard so off to start at the beginning. Thanks for the chance to win.

Angiebug said...

Already a fan on facebook. Keep up the great work & inspiration. Thanks for a 2nd chance.

Kemma said...

my favorite birthday dinner is Sushi! any and all!! Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win


Janet said...

Love ly card thaenks for the details Your stick pins are beautiful, My favorite would be Hot Italiam 'grinders' Yummy yummy yummy!
Big Blog Hugs! *Janet*

AmyJRockstar said...

Oooh! I love what you did with this card! Awesome effect with the sanding block and I love the hot pink! Thanks for the chance to win this super fun candy! I've lost my lucky streak and sure hope I can get it back! LOL My favorite place to go for b-day dinner is The Melting Pot. They have the best dinner ever, but it's so pricey we only usually go on my b-day. :0) TFS your lovely project and for the chance to win some goodies!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Liz said...

Oh my goodness, your card is beautiful. I love the use of the beads and stick pin, thanks for always having such great projects!


callyannc said...

I love this cute card! Love the stick pins too! Already like on FB! CallyAnn

callyannc said...

I forgot to leave my fav dinner! By far Steak and french fries!

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