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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Brenda's Birthday Wishes Blog Hop

OH MY GOODNESS, this is such an EXCITING DAY!!  If you would just close your eyes for a moment and imagine me bouncing up and down in my chair as I share this exciting news with you today....  TODAY, October 8th, is my Bloggie-Land-Bestie's Birthday!!  Yep, that's right!!  My good friend, Brenda, is celebrating her 40-something birthday today, and I'm SUPER excited to be able to celebrate with her!! :)  And I'm sooooooo glad that you're here to join the PARTY too!! :)


Now...  Brenda has selected an AMAZING group of creative friends to create some super-fun projects for her birthday, so grab your coffee (and possibly a cupcake!!), and get ready to PAR-TAY with this SUPER crowd!! :)  Brenda has lots of wishes for her Birthday, and one of those wishes is for one of YOU to win her Grand Prize Blog Hop Candy!!  So be sure to visit each hop stop and leave some bloggie-love for each friend along the way...  When you post a comment and become a follower at each stop, you'll be entered to win, win, WIN!!  So let's get started!! :)

If you've hopped over from my creative sister-friend Kari, 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 the FUN , then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Rhonda's blog...  Rhonda is starting the party off, and you'll end up at Brenda's blog!!!! :)

What you're seeing today is not my "complete" gift for Brenda because I still need a few more days to finish everything up...  But I'll be revealing the "rest" of my gift for her in the next few days (so I hope you'll be sure to stop back by for the big reveal)...  :)  For now...  Here's a peek at the card I made JUST for her!!
Ya see...  Brenda LOVES purple, pink, and ELEPHANTS (so I think you're gonna see a lot of purple and pink elephant projects today!!  hee hee)...  I just LOVE this FUN dancing elephant from Dustin Pike, so I couldn't wait to use this on Brenda's card!!  A ballerina elephant might be a little unconventional, but Brenda is a little unconventional too; because, quite honestly, Brenda can do just about ANYTHING!!  She's one of my very most creative friends, and you'll often find me saying, "Now how did she think of that?!?!" when I'm checking out her blog!!
This card is actually a mini folder with pockets on the inside...  It measures 6x6 and ties closed.  The pockets on the inside are to hold all of Brenda's Birthday Wishes....
This card has a base attached so that Brenda can set this on a shelf with a great view of all of her Birthday Wishes!! :)
I added the "Birthday Wishes" sentiment by combining the mix-n-match sentiments from the"Coffee and Tea" and "Winter Wishes" Stamp Art Sets by K Andrew Designs...  It's just CRAZY how many sentiments you can create with ALL the mix-n-match sentiments!!  :)
I'd like to thank Brenda for including me in her Birthday Wishes 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!!  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 embellishments 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 -- you do not need to leave a second comment, all newly confirmed email addresses will be added to this drawing).  
  • 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, automatic entries by notification, no need to comment)...
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!! :)

Now it's time to send you on your way to my wonderful creative friend... Lisa!! :)

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!!)

Birthday Wishes Hop

  1. Rhonda
  2. Kari
  3. Amy  You are HERE!! :)
  4. Lisa  Go here NEXT!!
  5. Lynne
  6. Kathy
  7. Audrey
  8. Tami
  9. Susan
  10. Kacee
  11. Christy
  12. Erika
  13. The BIRTHDAY GIRL -- Brenda!!
Until next time,


Mallika said...

happy bday to ur frend
loved hopping
alredy ur follower amy
would love if you visit me too


Happy Birthday Brenda!! Amy this is such a creative card!! The way you feel about what Brenda does is how I feel about what you do, i am always looking at your creations thinging how on earth did she come up with that!! Great job as usual!!
Kristan (follower)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Judy said...

G' mornin', Amy:-) As always, your card is sooo perfect -- love your sweet little flowers! I already follow you in all ways:-) My b-day wish is a scor-board (really it is for hub's surgery to go well, but I want that scor-board:-)
jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

Rhonda Emery said...

very pretty card amy she will love it.

Kathy said...

Hi Amy,
You did such a great job on the card! I can't wait to see the rest of Brenda' gift, I'm sure it will be amazing! Hope you have a great weekend my friend!

Brenda said...

Oh Amy, I LOVE it...that ballerina elephant mini will be a perfect addition to my collection. I also love all the compliments you give to me, but best of all, I LOVE that you are my blog land bestie also. You ROCK.
Thank you for joining me on my birthday hop.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Audrey Frelx said...

Amy, beautfil card!!! Love the color!!!

Great to be hopping with you my friend! Again, great card project!

littlen said...

happy b'day brenda. cute card. tfs. i'm already a follower. can i wish not to be yet another year older on my b'day?
littlen44 at gmail dot com

smyiow said...

Already a follower of course! I love your card and I love that you changed the color of your garaffe(?) for Brenda's hop!

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

Happy Birthday Brenda!!!! Love your project and already a follower as you are my buddy and absolutely love and drool over your creativity!!! My birthday wish would be to have a super blog hop as Brenda is having!!! Hugs and Love Amy.....
Love, Lynne

Tami B. said...

I get so tired of saying "how cute" because it doesn't sound very sincere after a while, but this is very cute and a very clever idea, but your ideas always are!

Pam said...

Happy Happy Birthday Brenda! Amy this is an awesome card. I love the pockets inside. You are so creative. My birthday wish is always for nightgowns, and paper!! Hugs, Pam at

craftaholic said...

Good Day Amy!!
I love your Card that you created for Brenda!! You know that is my favorite color as well!! TFS!!! I am a follower of your awesome blog and totally love it..I am also al the rest...E mail subbie, network, facebook!! Thanks so much for doing this hop and hope that you will be able to Join in on mine in November!

I will be having a Blog Hop November 19 for my birthday and would love to invite you to come and see all the talented creations of all my sweet Participants!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Jamie said...

cute card! im a follower thanks for sharing and the chance to win. i dont really have a birthday wish yet cuz i just celebrated my birthday 8 days ago. :)

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Amy! This is adorable! I love how you made the little folder with tags inside - such a clever idea! I am thinking this would be great to put in an album in a smaller context of course. Thanks for the inspiration. I know Brenda will love this :) I am already a follower of your amazing blog!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

kimberly said...

Happy Birthday to Brenda! Your card for her is beautiful. My birthday wish is to only spend time with my lovely teenage daughter :)

pruttybird said...

Such a creative card ... can't wait to see the whole reveal :)

I just had a b-day and as long as I have my family and friends then my b-day wishes come true :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Sarah said...

Great (and creative) card! My birthday wish for Brenda is that she have a great one; my birthday wish for me is that 50 won't be so bad! :)

Eva said...

Happy Birthday to Brenda...fabulous Amy, love the colors. My Birthday wish is Good Health to my Family.
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Amanda said...

Creat card! The elephant is so cute! Love it~u make the most wonderful scrappy things~lol! b-day wish is 4 me & my whole family 2 spend it 2gether & have a wonderful time~no matter what we do or where we end up! As u already know Amy, I'm a loyal blog follower & FB fan & subscriber as well! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Karen said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! I love that elephant! My birthday wish is for everybody I love to be happy and healthy! :)


Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to Brenda, I am already a follower and a fan on Facebook. I would have to say my Birthday wish is to get a shopping spree for lots of card stock stacks and stamps!!!. Enjoying the hop and off I go.

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower,great card,love the wish is a cuttlebug,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the coloring work. My birthday wish is for the day off from work to craft.

McVic said...

such a cute little card!! Great job Amy

DIANA L. said...

What a cute fun card love the inside just as much.

Angiebug said...

Happy B-day Brenda. I love this card. The colors go so well together & the elephant is cute. My birthday wish would be to be as creative as you guys. thanks for the chance to win - angie
angiehbug at yahoo dot com

scrappinC said...

Happy Birthday Brenda. What and adorable card. The ballerina elephant is way too cute. Love the design of your card.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Peggy Sue said...

love it! too cute!
my b-day wish is for my mom to stay healthy!!

Lisa said...

Gah, I had to follow you in the lineup??!! How am I supposed to follow an amazing project like this, Amy V?? Hum?? You know I'm kidding (sorta) and that as always your project just totally rocks!! I am flat-out amazed every single time I see anything you create! I'm your biggest fan and so happy to be your dt sister :D

Hugs, Lisa :)

Christy said...

I'm just home and catching up on the hop. Love the card. I can't wait to try something similar. I'm now following you. My birthday wish? To celebrate my birthday with a great group of friends, including Brenda. :)

Kim H said...

I love your card, especially how you finshed off the isde with thsoe 2 pockets for tags. A great idea, thank you so much for the inspiration.

kimba at richhook dot com

Happyscrapin said...

Great card! Happy Birthday to Brenda! I love the pockets in the inside for all the birthday wishes. My wish for my birthday is to spend the day with my family!

plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

SueNJ said...
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SueNJ said...

Absolutely fabulous Miss Amy. I always love your projects. My birthday peace is for a new job :) Thanks for sharing this!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
suenj99 at yahoo dot com

Dee Burns said...

Amy, I was looking for inspiration to make a Birthday card for my Mother-in-law and thought of you. This card you made for Brenda is so perfect. My MIL likes Frog's so I think I will make her a card from the new Princess Party cart.
By the way my B-day is the 23rd.
Already a follower.
Thanks for the inspiration. You are one creative gal.

Dee B

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