Saturday, February 19, 2011

It's Joy's Birthday Blog Hop!!!!

I am super excited to be a part in celebrating Super Joy’s birthday with this blog hop. Thank you Joy for inviting me!!  You should have arrived here from Laura's page Laura Lees Dream.  Wasn't her project awesome!? If you arrived here by other means, then head on over to our guest of honor's page Joy's Life to start the blog.  There are so many talented individuals and they all have great projects for you to see.  Here’s a list of everyone participating:
                           Zeni <<<You are here!
              Theresa<<< Next!
I wanted to contribute to this blog hop by making something that I can send to Super Joy for so she can continue her joyous celebration (no pun intended!).  I decided to do this little birthday gift bag and card.
Inside this bag?... A SURPRISE!!!!! J

I made both the card and bag coordinating by using an embossed brown cardstock from core’dinations and the patterned cardstock from DCWV Green Stack collection. 
The bag is made from tags, bags, boxes and more cartridge and I embellished it with an i-top brad (using the DCWV paper) and added some bling to it as well with my i-rock!.  I also used Joy’s Life Happy Birthday stamp from the All Around Sentiments collection for the back side of the bag.  The collection is great for different occasions and the round look to them is easy to use. 




Joy revealed to us that every year since she was 8 years old, she has had a strawberry birthday, strawberry cake, strawberry icing, strawberry ice cream, strawberry soda, etc… so to continue with the tradition, I embellished the bag with a strawberry stem from the cartridge Rock Princess. 

You can’t tell in the picture, but I used action wobbles for stamp happy birthday sentiment.  The top sentiment is from Great Impressions.  I tore the paper and inked the edes with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo distress ink .  And the twine was just a little extra!!!


To continue with the celebration, Joy has graciously offered to sponsor the blog candy (thank you Joy!).  The lucky winner will receive the Joy’s Life Yummy Puns Stamp Set.  How awesome is that?! All you have to do is leave a comment below.  You do not have to become  follower, but I would so love it if you did!!  I will be picking a winner on Tuesday, February 22nd. 
Joy is also having a free shipping offer on her products, so don’t miss out! click here to see the awesome stamps and the Vinylology DVD that she has!  You can also grab her cool new button for your blog while you're there, I did!!!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have fun hopping! Now on to sweet Theresa from the Scrapbooking Queen.  She's going to have an awesome project for you!  God bless!


143 comments:

Lovebug Creations said...

Ok...I didnt want to be the first comment because #1 never wins...However it's almost 4am and I was too excited to see your project to wait! OMG Zeni! I ♥ everything! That card is just outta this world gorgeous and the treat bag....Stunning! Love that you incorperated(it's 4...my spelling is bad at this time) the strawberry knowing about her tradition! That just sets it off!!! I'm sure she will love it! Big hugs!!!

~Kimi

Lisa said...

What cute projects! Thanks so much for sharing...I'm already a follower! :o)

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Megan said...

Love the card and the bag!

Megan
craftydolphin.blogspot.com
TerraBella01 AT gmail DOT com

Lezlye said...

Adorable Projects would love for you to stop by my blog. I am hopping today too!
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TeresaK said...

Cute cute cute! That card is so nice and I love the gift bag! Thanks for sharing!
Teresa
happiqueen at aol dot com

Celeste said...

I am a new follower.... Your ccard and bag are fantastic,.... Thank you so much for sharing your talent...

Huggs to you
celeste
celeste@touchedbyabutterfly.com

creative patti said...

Super cute! I love both projects! TFS! I already follow your blog! Great Job!
pattig161 at yahoo dot com

mrsonid said...

It's awesome to blog hop & see how different everyone's style of crafting is. Love your style.

mrsonid1@windstream.net

tmpeavy said...

Cute ideas & I love your color combos! TFS
teresap12@yahoo.com

mchele said...

CUTE!!! Love what you have done!!

~chele
hpyfamily@live.com

Christine said...

Very nice. I am sure Joy will love them.

http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/
Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

Marilyn said...

Love the gift bag. Cute. Thanks for a chance to win one of Joys stamp set.
mimicaro@charter.net

Theresa said...

As always I love your creattions! I like how you embossed and then added the touches of strawberries!
thanks, Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Kim said...

Love how your gift bag and card turned out! Super Cute:)
Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Crafting Misfit said...

I love that you kept her strawberries in it for her!

Rebecca
rmbhenry@gmail.com
www.craftingmisfit.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Love your bag and card and I just became your 200th follower! Wahooo!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Love the card and bag....great ideas!

elsie _ kev at yahoo dot com

Manhattan Mandie said...

Great projects! They look really cool!!!

Come check out the BLOG CANDY on my blog as well!

Anna said...

Really cute projects.
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Sue said...

The card and bag are really a cute set. I love the colors and the way they pop. suekimmet@gmail.com

Cindylu2u said...

These are soo cute, the paper on the card cordinates with the stamper, super job!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

jennyplace2 said...

Wonderful projects as always! Love the card! TFS.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Theresa said...
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Theresa said...

Love both..that bag is delightful!
firelass51@aol.com

Nadia's Beautiful Mess said...

Great projects! I love the stamps!
nadiaspapertrail@yahoo.com

helenstannett said...

love the bag and the card,
thanks for sharing

helenstannett at tiscali dot co dot uk

Anne said...

Really cute! Love the little strawberry on the bag. You did a great job on these.

Anne (Anniebee)
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

KSD Creations said...

Your card is fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us.

sleeplesswonder said...

Love your projects TFS.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

Cathie w said...

awwwwww very pretty TFS!!!

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com
http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Love it Scrappy Z......core'dinations paper is really versatile! You always do such a great job on your projects and I'm sure the birthday gal will appreciate both creations! Hugs!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

I love the colors and the little bag :D so cute. I have that DCWV paper (from the green stack) and I never use it because it's so cute. lol

Thanks for sharing.


perfectlyunperfectcards at gmail dot com

Trisha said...

This is a fabulous set. Love the colors and the strawberries. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Amy said...

OMG - your project is so adorable! I love the gift bag you created, it's fantastic.

morose44@hotmail.com

ScrappinT said...

I love the gift bag! What a great idea!

Amanda said...

Cute projects! Love them! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Cathy C said...

Oh I love them both, they are super cute. Joy is gonna love them both.

cathycdesigns at gmail dot com

Redonna said...

How cute! Love the little bag! Wish I could have peeped in to see the little surprise!

rleckie911@gmail.com

Laney said...

I know that Joy will love your card and bag and the surprise inside, thank you for sharing your talents.

Later Tater,
Laney
laneyhollo@yahoo.com

Bevy48 said...

Both are super cute and sure Joy will love them. TFS!! blanphear @ yahoo dot com

katschriber said...

i love your card. have never used wobbles, only just heard about them a short time ago. i'm addicted and don't even have any yet.

katschriber
cen30611@centurytel.net

spage said...

Very cute projects

Donna said...

This card is the best one yet! (I hope the others in the blog hop don't see this) Everyone's projects have been beautiful, there is just something about this one I really like...
comopark@roadrunner.com
http://comopark1886.blogspot.com

Jean-Marie said...

Sweet projects! The card is so pretty and the strawberry theme is perfect for Joy"s "tradition!"

Jean-Marie
www.dragnflydestiny.blogspot.com

mlc_15 said...

Love this...and it looks like we have some of the same paper!!!! Thanks for sharing! mlc_15@hotmail.com

Teri A said...

I love your bag and card the card is just the greatest


Thank you,
Teri
teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

Team Shane said...

What cute projects! I am not a fan of brown but seeing projects like this that use it and make it so darn cute, makes me want to use up some of my brown stash! So great, thanks for the inspiration. Mary Jo
maryjocreech@charter.net

JillyPlot said...

Such cute projects. I'm a new follower (thanks to this hop) and can't wait to check out the rest of your blog.
jillplotkin@gmail.com

Felicita said...

I love the card... so cute!

fsclassen at gmail dot com

Sandy S. said...

Your projects are adorable. Love the colors you picked. Your blog is oh so cute toooooo!

Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

Connie said...

The Zeni is very talented! Very nice indeed.
Connie
www.cutbyconnie.com

Synthia said...

The card and bag is lovely. I like the use of the twine instead of ribbon - a nice touch.

Synthia
sleelar21@yahoo.com

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

What a cute project.

TFS
Debi

cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

Rebecca said...

Great paper combinations!

frogquackers at gmail

Erika said...

Zeni, love your projects. They're so pretty.

erika.seever at klrd.ks.gov

Darlene said...

Your projects are beautiful! TFS

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

pcrusberg said...

Super projects! I really like the strawberry cut from Rock Princess. Thanks so much. Pam

pcrusberg at aol dot com

Joy said...

Zeni,
You are so sweet!! Your birthday gift bag and card are so thoughtful. Thank you for your kindness in making it strawberry related. Both things you made are so beautiful, festive and fun! I can't wait to see them in person!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Thank you for being part of my b'day party blog hop!
♥ Joy

Lisa said...

Love your projects, they are adorable. I would love a chance to win a set of Joys awesome stamps. You can reach me at editorofpinkscrapper@gmail.com

Lisa Scrappingpinklady

mllinden said...

Love the strawberry!

Michelle

mllinden at aol

Ashley said...

That is so cute. I just love the bag and card. TFS!!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Scrappin Time Gal said...

Great projects....really nice
Thanks for sharing

AnnCarolW@aol.com

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaaw, sooo cute!! I love the purse, it's so darling! The details are cute and with the little strawberry on it... She is gonna love it! Great job!!
Sherrie K.
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
jskoning@msn.com

Tanya said...

Oh Zeni.. You ROCKED this one!!! Your card and bag are totally cute!!! I keep looking at them and just wowing.. lol.. hugs chick ;)

hugs, Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Honeybearz Designs said...

Zeni, love your projects. It is so sweet of you to do the strawberries. Thanks for sharing.

Cntrycricut said...

Love your style!! Everything about your project is lovely!! Thanx for sharing!! Jennifer (www.countrycricut.blogspot.com)

Brandi Olsovsky said...

that bag is my fave :) i love the strawberry and flowers!!!
brandilynn_78@yahoo.com

Lori said...

So beautiful! I love DCWV!
Everyone is so talented!
Lori

lbourg68@yahoo.com

Sheri said...

Love the card

SherylK said...

I love your projects....and the bag is so cute!!!
igottacraft@gmail.com

Emily said...

Great projects! They are very cute :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

christana08 said...

I love your card!!!
chris.tana08@hotmail.com
http://acaffeinatedcrafter.blogspot.com

Heather said...

I love the gift bag with the strawberry! So cute!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

donna habbibi said...

great projects!thanks for sharing your idea
habis1088@gmail.com

AJoy said...

Cute projects! I love strawberries! TFS!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

super cute!!!!

Melissa said...

Your projects are gorgeous!

Faith-Abigail Designs said...

How cute! The colors and paper choices are absolutely perfect.

faith-abigail@hotmail.com

brittmartin0910 said...

How cute your projects are. Thank you for sharing.

brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

Paula said...

loved the card and bag thanks for sharing

Paula
dplslee@gmail.com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Super adorable project Love it all
Thank you for being apart of this awesome hop
The Scrapbooking Queen

Lisa said...

Beautiful job! I love the twine!!

Thanks for sharing and for the contest.
lisalovestosew@gmail.com

Cynthia said...

Adorable! I love that card!

cynthianixon at gmail dot com

katieo said...

Love the brown I have lots of brown paper and can never think of a reason to use it. thank you katieoscreations@gmail.com

Simply AJ said...

Zeni - as always you create the most incredible projects. I love everything! Your card is so pretty and I love the paper. Thanks so much for sharing. Long time follower and always inspired by your talent. AJ
queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com
http://queenofmynest(dot)blogspot(dot)com

Raven B said...

What great projects. I love the colors that you used.
Hugs,
Raven
thatsmerb at gmail dot com

Holly said...

Really adorable projects! Thanks for sharing!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

just jayma said...

I love the way you distressed the "dreams come true" tag. Love that technique!

Karen Y said...

Very pretty gift bag and matching card. I am a new follower.
Karen
countrygirlin_md at yahoo dot com
karenscreativeramblings.blogspot.com

JerseyJenn said...

Such great projects! I really like the strawberry bag!

LesleyfromWI said...

Very cute. I love the bag & card. Super cute
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scrappinmomma said...

These are AWESOME!!!!
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cricutharper said...

You're card is very nice. Simple, yet eye catching. Love it!

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Vicki said...

Pretty card and bag. Like the strawberry on the bag.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

quilt4fun2 said...

Joy will love your strawberry celebration. The projects are wonderful and bright. Thank You for sharing in the hop
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Karen S. said...

Great projects!

Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Gale said...

Really cute project ....thanks for sharing .

shersl84bed said...

Very pretty gift set Zeni. I'm sure Joy will love them.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

CathyinMN said...

Great card and bag! Thanks for the chance to win!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Sheree said...

I just love these gift bags! I cannot seem to get enough of them...really like how you incorporated the stamps on the card and the bag. Great job!
sheree.burress@gmail.com

Vic said...

Love the card & bag!!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

GreenScrap said...

Super cute projects!! Love that bag!! Very cute details!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

Just awesome!!! Wonderful!!!
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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annadowdy at gmail dot com

WhichCraft-Liz said...

Zeni!! Love your project!! The bag and card are adorable. Love how you used the twine. Joy's stamps are awesome!!

Thanks for sharing!
Liz
whichcraft@me.com

Nicole said...

Tres Chic!
Beautiful work!

Nicole

nicolersmith@juno.com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the colors you used.
username at yahoo dot com

Teri said...

Love the card and bag-especially the strawberry and blossom theme. Your work is great- I just became a follower. TFS!

Monica Flores said...

That bad is so adorable!!!

simplycricutting at gmail dot com

Shawnee said...

Such wonderful projects!! I love your style!

Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

owlbeescrappin said...

Super Cute! I love the colors you chose. TFS

Angel
ajewelo@yahoo.com

Scrappin Crafter said...

I love these projects! I love how simply you incorporated her "strawberry theme" and all the colors works so well together. Thank you for sharing.

Scrappincrafter@hotmail.com
www.scrappincrafter.blogspot.com

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Very sweet of you to send this to Joy in celebration of her birthday!

Thank you for the opportunity to win blog candy!

Ellen (a.k.a. CardMonkey)
Cardmonkey at Comcast Dot Net
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com

JOIN ME ON SAT., FEB 26 WHEN I AM HOSTING the "Motions and Folds Card Hop" FOR INSPIRATIONAL WAYS TO CREATE MOVEMENT IN YOUR CARDS!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the bag!!! SO cute and fun! Thank you for sharing with us!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Alex said...

wonderful projects !

HUGS !
the condes at gmail dot com

doodle bug memories said...

Love your work and great ideas. Thank you for the chance to win.

melissa
doodlebugmemories@hotmail.com

Kimmarie Baker said...

I love your projects! So sweet of you to make them for joy with an added surprise. Love all the little extras you put on your creations. kimmariebaker@gmail.com

Angela said...

Cute card. There sure is a lot of detail.
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Bee Burg said...

Love your projects! Cute!! :-D

Cathy S said...

Love your projects. That card is so simple yet everything on it pops(and there is a wobble there to I understand) Beautiful job.
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

GIJoesWife said...

So cute. I love both the card and the bag. TFS


GIJoesbarbie22@aim dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your projects and now know where to find the strawberry blossom also.

Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

lovescrapreflect said...

everything is wonderful calebwmartin@yahoo.com

Nelda said...

Cute projects. Happy B-day to Joy! neldacnm at yahoo dot com

Pauline said...

That is just beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing with us.
I found you through the bloghop.
Pauline
Pauline at tinkertoys dot net

kramer_buffy said...

I super love the sizzix die cut you used and all the details.

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Sugarlove said...

Love it! Thanks for the giveaway :) Hope she had a very happy birthday! julie0527@ hotmail.com

Alyssa Leanne said...

So adorable! Your bag and card turned out GREAT! Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday to Joy!

Alyssa
alyssa dot leanne dot b at gmail dot com

Kim. said...

Such a pretty card and gift bag. The strawberry cut on the bag is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.
kimthompson68 at sky dot com
Kim xXx

MLiss3 said...

Love the card and giftbag. It is so cute.
Thanks for the chance to win.
M'Liss
trepanierm at comcast dot net

Josie0602 said...

I love your projects! The card is awesome and so is the gift bag!

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Jessi said...

Super cute!!!! Love love love the colors! AWESOME

Thanks for the giveaway!
tagsbyjess @ hotmail . com

SherriC. said...

your bag is soo cute, I love TBBM....TFS!!!!
Happy Birthday Joy!!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Annette DeYoung said...

Great project!
Happy Birthday Joy!
Annette.deyoung@gmail.com

Stacey said...

Love your project...great job!!

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WayTheyDance said...

These stamps look so fun! Love your blog, thanks for the giveaway opportunity! nettiemaedesigns@hotmail.com

thatgirl48316 said...

Love the ideas...good job!
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Celeste B. said...

WOW!!!! You did an amazing job!! I love your card, it's beautiful. The bag is adorable too. TFS these beautiful projects. :)

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

BuggaBeeAndMe said...

Great projects, love the colors and strawberry theme! New follower here... TFS!
buggabeeandme.blogspot.com
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Yours TruLee, Ann Marie said...

LOVE THIS! Can't wait to see what was inside the bag! Glad to be in the hop with you!!!

Yours TruLee,

Ann Marie
www.yourstrulee.net

Laura said...

Zeni love your card and bag... Cant wait to see what's inside the bag... I love your work...
lauraleed48atlivedotca

scrapaholicjen said...

Love your projects - the strawberry is so pretty!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Percilla G said...

Thank you for sharing such cute projects. I liked how you used the twine and the sentiment was nice.
perderg@q.com

Tristan's Time 4 Craftin' said...

i like all you things you make

Tristan

tristans_time_4_craftin@yahoo.com