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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Blessed at 60 Birthday and Blogaversary Blog Hop -- DAY ONE -- You're a TREASURE!! :)

Welcome to Kathie's "Blessed at 60" Birthday & Blogaversary Blog Hop!!

I'm super-PUMPED to be a part of this fantastic hop with my dear friend, Kathie!!  I'd like to start by saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATHIE!!  And then I'd like to send up a PRAISE (or 60) for blessing my dear friend with so many "extra" birthdays since she kicked CANCER in the DUPA!! :)  This is a TWO-DAY hop -- Today, we are all featuring some FUN Birthday cards and projects for Kathie and tomorrow (which I sure hope you'll hop back over to see) we'll be raising some awareness for different types of cancer that are near and dear to each of us... 

If you hopped here from Jessie's blog, then you are in the RIGHT place!! :)  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our CELEBRATION, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kathie's blog because I really want you to be a part of this AWESOME celebration!! :)

For Kathie, I've made something super fun to remind her of how much I TREASURE our beautiful friendship...  Kathie lives only about an hour from my brother, his wife, and my very-most-favorite nephew...  One of these days, I hope we get to plan an AWESOME week-long crop with LOTS of celebrating. :)  She is always ready with a FUN comment, an ENCOURAGING word, and a SUPPORTIVE ear...  She has an amazing FAT CAT that is a testament to what a loving, caring, and kind person she is -- If you haven't experienced Kathie yet, I really must insist that you give her a visit...  You simply will not be disappointed!! :)
Okay, Kathie -- Here it is!!  A treasure chest for you to keep some precious memories...  This chest measures about 5.5" wide, 2.5" deep, and 5" high...  I designed it up quick, right in my head when I saw the sentiment...  cuz Kathie really IS a treasure of a friend...
Did you GUESS that it would transform into...
An explosion box filled with one of your favorite colors??? :)  Hee-hee!!  What FUN!! :)
Do you think you'll be able to find a few pictures to fill this up, my wild and wonderful friend???  ;)  Don't ya just love that FABULOUS ribbon detail on the treasure chest?  That's done with some "hot chocolate" 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon -- it's delightful ribbon (at AMAZING prices), so be sure to check it out if ya haven't yet!! :)
That AWESOME (and oh-so-perfect) sentiment is from the "Pirate Tales and Fish Scales" Stamp Art Set by K Andrew Designs - Well, shiver me timbers, isn't that just the BEST???  In case ya weren't aware, there's a fantastic Getting Cricky Design Team Hop taking place right now (CLICK HERE) -- There's even a FANTASTIC coupon code (or two) for some really great deals!!

I'd like to thank Kathie for including me in the Birthday Blessings part of her hop --  I sure hope that she has a SUPER-DE-DUPER day!! :)  I'd also like to thank  all of my FABULOUS friends and followers who take the time to hop through and help make this such a WONDERFUL hop!!  Please remember to stop back by tomorrow for more GREAT projects and more CELEBRATION of LIFE!!  :)

Now....   Before you leave...  What's a hop without some GOODIES???

I have a little blog candy for you!!  I will be sending a pack of 6x6 paper and a stamp set 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 your Birthday Wish?"!! 
  • Receive a BONUS chance when you subscribe via email (enter your email address in the box at the top of this page -- please leave an extra comment once you have CONFIRMED your subscription).  
  • You will also receive a BONUS chance should you decide to follow Love To Crop! via Networked Blogs OR "Like" the Love To Crop! facebook page (again, please leave an extra comment for each extra thing you do)...
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 to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

I'm the LAST STOP on this hop, so if you've missed any of it, please allow me to direct you back to my wonderful creative friend... Kathie!! :)

And one last thing...  Please remember that Kathie has an INCREDIBLE giveaway on her blog to WIN a BRAND NEW Gyspy!!  You'll want to check out all of the details and enter to WIN (while helping out a really wonderful cause!!)... 

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone (please note that I will update the following links to take you directly to each participants post if you are joining the hop later in the week!!)

Kathie's Birthday Blog Hop

  1. Kathie
  2. Kari
  3. Debbie
  4. Carla
  5. Kathy
  6. Heather
  7. Vicki
  8. Tisha
  9. Jessie
  10. Amy
Until next time,


Jen said...

Amy, you never cease to AMAZE me with your creativity!!!! What an awesome gift for your incredible friend, Kathie!

My birthday wish . . . I would love a Cuttlebug or some new cartridges!


~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom
jlhudson2 at cox dot net.

P.S. We're hopping today at -- I hope you'll join us!

kathlee said...

OMGoodness I have to re-apply my eye makeup and that will make me LATE for work!! I don't know if the tears were from the funny comments or the sweet ones...none the less you are the GREATEST (now call my boss please!) {{{hugs}}} & lots a love!!


I am shaking my head at you!! you always seem to out do yourself!! These explosion boxes you come up with just keep getting better and better!! I'm surprised your head hasn't exploded lol!! Can't wait to see what you have some up with for tomorrow!! I am already a follower!! Thanks for inviting me to this hop!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com


I already follower your facebook as well, and oops i forgot my birthday wish in the first comment... I hope to meet the right person God has out there for me to marry!!

Rhonda Emery said...

what a sweet and beautiful gift. you are a very talented and caring friend, friend! hugs

Mrs.Debbie said...

OMG I'm just blowed away with your project I love it what a great job you did.
My wish is to healthy, happy and for me and my husband to find jobs we like.

I'm a new follower
Hugs Debbie

Brenda said...

And of course another explosion box...unbelievable. I just can't wait to see what you come up with next. You are the "treasure"
My birthday wish came true already...the it's getting in the way of my crafting time...hehehehe
Brenda LMDT-Member
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Sugarlips said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love the box. The colors are so pretty too!

Sugarlips said...

I forgot my birthday wish. I would wish for a gypsy. I have wanted one for a long time. :)

I also wanted to say I follow by email.

angie ashuk said...

That is amazing!!! The time it must have taken!!! I had a Birthday in august and wanted a Gypsy, which I got I want a Cricut expression...i just have the small one:)

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Wow!! AMAZING project Amy!! You are so talented & such a super sweet person! :)
Already a follower of your wonderful blog! :)
♥ Laura ♥

BobbisTreasure said...

I always wish for more "me" time!!! Enjoy your creativity - thanks for sharing.
BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

littlen said...

beautiful work as usual. i'm already a follower.
birthday wish = more time to scrap!

littlen said...

i already receive your emails.

Percilla G said...

What a fabulously neat idea - ohh
I can imagine lots of uses for your treasure chest.

Percilla G said...

I am a follower and my birthday wish would be for a great camera to take picture to scrap and to post what I create or a iPad
I love technology

Sherrie K. said...

AWESOME project!!! This is one creative and gorgeous explosion box. You rock girl:)
Sherrie K

kimberly said...

my birthday wish.... hmmm.... i guess it would be to spend more time with my beautiful DD who is 19 and doesn't want to spend as much time with me as she use to :(

Love your exploding box!!!

Anita Braddock said...

wow what a very cool and beautiful treasure box. love the inside and the colors a great my fav. the embossing is great love evrything about your gift. she will love it.
thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,
iam a follower
i already get your e-mail and my wish is for my family to spend more time because you never know what life will bring.

Jessica said...

Hello my dear sweet friend. I love, love, love your explosion box. You are so wildly creative. Great post, too. I hope you and Kathie get the chance to Crop soon. So glad that I participated in the whole hop (thanks for the suggestion). After reading some of the stories in this hop, I would like to say my birthday wish is: I want all of those who are faced with cancer get lots and lots of bonus birthdays. I would even be willing to share some of mine!!!LOL
See you tomorrow for the Day 2 part of the hop!

Anonymous said...

my birthday wish would be for my daughter, her family, my nieces and their families to all visit together at the same time which would totally thrill my mom to see all three grandchildren and great grandchildren together at the same time
linda patti

Tisha said...

Awesome doesn't even cover this project. It is truly AMAZING!! Love it. will be signing up to get your updates and I am already a fan!!


Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so much fun!!! I love it! My birthday wish is to have one stress free year... I know I know that's impossible, but a girl can wish can't she? hehehe! Thanks!

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Love it Amy! So cool. My birthday wish is the same every year... health and happiness for my family and I

Anita Braddock said...

I already subscribed
thanks for the chance to win

Anita Braddock said...

I already liked your love to crop.
thanks for the chance to win

McVic said...

Howdy AMy- Im already a follower and all that fun stuff ;) but I would do it again if I could!! What a great gift for Kathie! Its beautiful!!

lindaplus3 said...

I am a follower and my birthday wish is "worldly peace" for my children and grandchildren :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Kathy said...

Wow! This is one of the most amazing explosion boxes that I've seen. I never imagined that it would open to reveal so many photo and journaling spots! Great job! My birthday wish is that each of my children grow up to be happy and healthy adults with great familie of their own! Thanks for sharing!

kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Vicki said...

Yep! You did it again! One more fantastic, creative, incredible, explosion box in a different shape. You are awesome!!
follower of course!

Just A Pac Rat said...

I am already a follower, get your E-mails and facebook page.

Love your explosion boxes, they look so complicated but wow!

My Birthday wish is another year away, so don't know what I want at the present time, LOL!

Thanks for sharing your great blog projects.

Carrie said...

your designs are beautiful. I am following you on facebook. Have a happy birthday

Dee Burns said...

Amy, better late than never. I am playing catch-up and saw this Blog Hop, my B-day was Oct 23rd. I have been so crazy busy lately with landscapers and house stuff I haven't had much time to craft. Time to get back in the do amazing projects. Love this explosion Treasure chest. Now I have to figure out how to make it.

Take care!
Dee B

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