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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Susan's Anything Goes Birthday Bash Blog Hop (Day TWO)!!

Welcome to DAY TWO of Susan's Anything goes Festive Birthday Bash Blog Hop!!

If you already hopped through DAY ONE (a completely different group of blogs than today's selection), then you know that we are all celebrating Susan's birthday with an "Anything Goes" project created for her birthday...  I sure hope you enjoy hopping through all the creative blogs lined up to celebrate Susan's birthday today (and please remember to wish Susan a Happy Birthday)!!

If you've hopped along from the Birthday Girl herself, Susan, 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 Susan's blog (cuz beginning at the START is always the BEST choice!!)...

Be sure to watch for some birthday-candy-goodness (giveaways) throughout the hop as there are several stops along the way with FUN gifts to share...  I know you won't want to miss any of the GRAND PRIZE Birthday Celebration Giveaways, so here are those details:
Grand Prizes sponsored by --
1. Karber Digital Images will offer blog candy to a random commenter of the blog hop (be sure to comment on all the stops for both days for MAXIMUM chances to win!)
2. Jen's Digi Designs - $15 gift card (must "LIKE" the Jen's Digi Designs facebook page AND comment on Susan's blog)
3. Staci McD -- $20 gift card to Designs on Cloud 9 (must comment on her blog)
Now let's see what I made especially for Susan (who just happens to love anything and everything PINK and PURPLE!!)....
I made a Birthday card using Susan's FAVORITE colors!!  This is a standard A2 card (4.25"x5.5").  I used the Cuttlebug "Floral Fanfare" embossing folder on the taffy cardstock.  I then added a strip of 1" wide black grosgrain ribbon topped with some white tulle twisted and tied across the front.  The purple gem swirls are from the Recollections collection.  I added some handmade flower embellishments, a sentiment tag, and two of my handmade stick pins...
The "Today... is your day!" sentiment is from the "Positive Thoughts" Stamp Art Set from K Andrew Designs... This is my favorite set for encouraging and celebrating friends!! :)
If you're a "regular" here at Love To Crop!, then you might remember this SURPRISE cake box from yesterday...  I made the card to match the cake!!  If you missed yesterday's post, you can CLICK HERE to see what the big SURPRISE with my cake is (oh, I'm just "exploding" with excitement over this FUN cake!!)

Thank you SO much for stopping by during this hop to CELEBRATE Susan!!  I hope you've enjoyed my project as much as I appreciate you joining the PARTY!! 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 "Floral Fanfare" Cuttlebug embossing folder (just like the one I used on my card!), a yard of pink gingham ribbon, a sleeve of my handmade flower embellishments, and TWO handmade stickpins (similar to the ones on my card)!! :)

To be eligible for my blog candy:
  • Please leave me a comment answering this FUN question: "What colors would YOU choose for your birthday party decorations?"
  • 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 Wednesday, September 7th 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: Darlene!! 
I'll know she'll have 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 if you are joining the hop later in the week!! ***

Susan's Birthday Hop

2. Amy :) at Love To Crop!  You are HERE!! :)

Did you miss Day ONE's hop???  Here's a list of all of those blogs for those of you who didn't have a chance to hop along yesterday!! :)

Until next time,


Unknown said...

Your card is beautiful. I love all that bling and it works so well with the cake. Of course your stick pins are a must and love them too. Both your creations are fabulous.
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Anonymous said...

oh wow such a beautiful card... I love it.... My birthday party colors would be pink and silver.....

Eva Laney said...

Oh My, what a beautiful card to match your Gorgeous birthday cake box. I love it. Your projects would be perfect for my party because I would choose pink and purple and white!!!
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog right now

Sam Pirkle said...

Wow... I thought the cake was really cool but the card is awesome too.

Cyndi S said...

Very pretty card. Love your cake too.
cstephenson at q dot com

scrappingmamma said...

oh my your card is FABULOUS!!! love the colors~Thanks for sharing my friend~ Have a scrappy day!

Heather said...

Amy that card rocks. I love how you made it to match the cake perfectly, matching set is always way fun.

and I would have to say my birthday colors would be purple and teal, which will also be my wedding colors when I have mu big wedding

God Bless

Lynne said...

The cared and the cake are fantastic Amy --- You inspire me and I love your creations!!! Thanks for being part of the hop!!! I would chose for my birthday colors red and purple!
Hugs and Love
Her Craftiness

Erin G said...

I would choose red and gold. I love the combination and used it at my wedding. It reminds me of the Rennaisance.

Love the bling on your project!

occlum101 at hotmail dot com


Gaylynn said...

Beautiful creations! I like pink and black party decor as my favorite. Currently following here. Email is on my profile.

Gaylynn said...

I'm already a fan of your fb page. :)

mamawcindy said...

Oh,Wow!!!! Love your Card and Cake Set!!! So Pretty!!!! Love the Purple Bling! Amazing Job! My Birthday Colors would be Purple and Green!!! I'm already a follower. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

joydee1963 said...

I would use pink and purple.I love your card!I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

lorby said...

This is a Fancy Nancy card. Absolutely beautiful!

Anna said...

Beautiful card to go with the beautiful box. Do you have or do you know where to get the file for the box. Someone on one of my yahoo groups was asking about one. You did an outstanding job. I guess the colors I'd pick would be red and black?? I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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annadowdy at gmail dot com

Anna said...

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

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card and matching cake!! Glad to be in this hop with you!!

Unknown said...

Forgot, I aready like you on fb and I would pick purple for my party color!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Awesome blog hop, Amy, and lots of creativity!

Darlene said...

Totally lovin' the bling!!! The matching explosion box is AWESOME!!!

As for your question . . . birthday colors would be burgundy and silver, or pink and white.

Liked the FB page, and I'm following!!

It's great to be creating along side you!!!

Kris Dietz said...

What a beautiful card. I love that it matches the cake from yesterday. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Kris Dietz said...

What a beautiful card. I love that it matches the cake from yesterday. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Nicole said...

Very cool surprise! I love the sparkly touches and embossing! My birthday party colors would probably be pink and black with some silver. Very girlie! Love the card and the cake...Susan's gonna LOVE it!

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, beautiful card and the cake box is really a wowzer!!! Great job, Amy!!! (As!)

Shawnee said...

Beautiful!! I love the bling. I would choose pink and brown and glitter. :) for my birthday colors.

Anonymous said...

What a perfect compliment to the cake! Of course pink and purple are my favs fro a party...

littlebitoftoto said...

Pretty card and love that it matches the fave color is green, so that should be in the party colors and probably a pretty blue....thanks so much for the chance at some candy..

Unknown said...

Amy, I so admired the cake from yesterday and am doubly amazed with the card. I think I need to send you a vacation to Susana's cropping cave so I can learn how to make all the wonderful things you do. Thank you for being a part of my special birthday weekend :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
suenj99 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Duh, I forgot to say that I had already liked your FB page. I am also subscribed via email. Don't want to miss anything

Kathy said...

OMG Amy, I just love this idea. You did such a great job with this. I think we need to meet up and you can teach me how to make this. Great card and Cake.

TuttleTime said...

Wow... This card is simply fabulous! I need to get a cuddlebug. That just adds a beautiful touch. Wow the cake. I need to learn how to make that. I found you on FB and liked you. I am going to click follow, too. Such beautiful work.

If I had a bday celebration, my colors would be turquoise and brown or tan. My birthstone is turquoise and brown just goes so nicely with it. :) Great job. So glad and a little intimidated by blogging with such talented ladies!

callyannc said...

The card is perfect! Love the colors! TFS CallyAnn(follower)
I would love to have autumn colors! Orange, yellow, burgandy, brown, cinnamon!

callyannc said...

Already Like on FB! TFS CallyAnn

Happyscrapin said...

Your card is beautiful and the stick pins are gorgeous! I am a new follower and my birthday colors would be mint green and pink.

Janet said...

I love your card it is stunning! The cake box is amazing super cute!
Big Blog Hugs! * Janet*

Pat N. said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! So pretty; love the pink and purple! I guess my colors might be red and white. I haven't been around the blog from yesterday; I'm going backwards here trying to catch up, so when I saw the cake, I'm just in awe! That is so adorable!-Pat N.

Amanda said...

If I were 2 have a party this year~my color scheme would be brown, aqua & pink! Already a steady follower via GFC! Love the card~especially the bling & stick pins! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Hey your card is beautiful and matches your cake perfect!Your pins are gorgeous! Where do you find the time to do such lovely projects:)) My colors for my birthday would be lavender, or purple and pink and white. My fav!! Still painting!! Pray for me:) Hugs, Pam at

Anonymous said...

The card is so beautiful would love it for my birthday your very talented. Thank you for sharing. My color would be any thing purple.

Vicki said...

CUte, cute, card, Amy! Lovin the bling!
ALWAYS a follower

Kelly S said...

Love the card that matches yesterday's cake. So pretty! I love the rhinestone swirls. I would choose blue and silver for my party decorations.


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