Saturday, April 16, 2011

28 Candles Blog Hop

Update:  I am entering this card in a challenge for My Creative Time.  Using Don Juan Cartridge and incorporating the color blue.

Welcome to the 28 Candles Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the talented and my wonderful friend Liz over at WhichCraft.  If you just happened to stumble up on my blog or are just stopping by to say hi, you may want to start the blog hop over at Kimi's and Pam's from Lovebug Creations.  There are many talented ladies involved in this hop and you don't want to miss any of their creations!

Today is all about celebrating one of my special friend's birthday.  Kimi from Lovebug Creations is celebrating her 28th birthday and she has invited some of her friends to celebrate with her.  I am so thankful for Kimi!  Her an I met through Michelle from Scrappin with My Bug and she gave me an opportunity to participate in my first blog hop.  Since then, it has been all fun and games with her.  I'm so thankful to have met her and to honestly call her a friend! 

For her birthday I made her this card:

Front - open

Back - open

I used the Don Juan cricut cartridge, Pink by Design Take the Cake stamps, Peachy Keen Stamps princess face assortment stamps, Erin Lee Creative's My Favorite Things paperstock (blue), Creative Memories cardstock, DCWV birthday green paper. This is the first time that I created an accordion card.  It was a lot of fun to make and I hope my friend Kimi enjoys it! 

Do you think this is it?  Well............SURPRISE KIM!!!! Guess what? there's more than one more project! Look at this cute shadow frame I made for you!  I hope you enjoy it as well!!!  You should be getting both of these projects in the mail soon! ;-)

In the shadow box

Better picture out of the shadow box (no glare, need to practice with that!)

added a little dimension

For the layout, I used a  pattern cardstock from the DCWV Green Stack collection, the celebrate background from KI Memories, the solid cardstock is from DCWV Citrus cardstock collection.  I also used the Joy's Life Wild Life Puns Stamp Collection and the bird is from Imagine Best Friends cartridge.  I embellished it with some layered flowers, stickles and a little bling. 

Now what's a blog hop without some blog candy? Sarah over at Pink Cricut has graciously offered to sponsor this hop for me.  Here's what you can win:

This is the Grow stamp of the month and it retails for $27.99.  I personally love her stamp of the month and to be able to offer this as blog candy is great!  All you have to do is leave a comment below.  You don't need to be a follower, but I would love for you to do so! :)  The blog hop will be going through April 18th which gives you time to go through all the blogs.  I will pick a winner on April 20th to give a little extra time.

Now head on over to the fabulous Erin at SpantastiKreations to see what she has created! Happy Hopping and God Bless!


Lillian Child said...

Absolutely deligtful projects!

Tanya said...

OMGsh!! I am in LOVE with that shadow box! You did such an amazing job!! I love the design of your card and the bright cheery papers!! You ROCK!!

tee tee dee :)

Misty said...

Amazing, but I love the box!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Tanya said...

Love your projects!! Awesome job :)

Tanya P.
Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

I'm echoing Tanya S's comment - O M Golly, Z, what amazing projects! You are the bomb! Such talent and generosity - thanks for making Kim's b-day bash such fun!
Mama LoveBug aka pam
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

What great cards, I love them! I'm so happy to be in this hop with you!

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

creative patti said...

Zeni,These project are sooo cute! Loving the card!! TFS!!
pattig161 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Zeni, these are great! Wow. I want to learn how to do this type of card. I don't think my brain can take any more.


Dana said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the projects! They are so bright and cheerful perfect for birthdays!


Anniebee said...

Hi, Zeni! Your card and shadowbox are fabulous! Even though I don't know her well and have never met her in person, I have a feeling that Kimi is going to love these! Great job!

anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Oh wow I sooooo love your projects... They are soooo great

Debc06 said...

Wonderful projects love the card and the shadowbox. TFS
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Lovebug Creations said...

I'm in tears...again! ;) Love it Zeni!The card is so super sweet and the shadow box....Love it! Your such a tee tee dee ;) But I love you! :) Thanks for making my birthday hop wonderful, friend! :)

CyndiU said...

WOW, what great creations. I love both projects, the colors are fantastic. TFS. Hugs, CyndiU cureta2 at yahoo dot com.

tandkparker said...

Great projects - love the accordian fold - I'm gonna have to try it.
TFS - Kim - a new follower
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Stephanie said...

LOVE the card!! The colors are great and I love how it folds out! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!

JennyKozar said...

What a fantastic card. So happy to be hopping with you - I became a new follower as well.

Jenny Kozar

jlkozar AT comcast DOT net

mamawcindy said...

Love your projects. I would love to know how to make that type of card. I have some of that Happy Birthday paper. I would just love to win that Beautiful Stamp Set. Thank you so much for the chance. I'm a follower. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

~ Creating a Crafty Life ~ said...

Wow girl, 2 projects and they're both Fabulous!!! I ♥ them and the colors you used a awesome! I've never made a shadow box, but now you've inspired me to try! I would ♥♥♥ to win the stamps set, thanks for the chance! I'm already a follower ;)

CreatingACraftyLife at gmail dot com

Bevy48 said...

Very cute card, TFS!! blanphear @ yahoo dot com

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Both of your creations are sectacular.I want to make one of those cards now!

joydee1963 said...

great cards!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Jenn said...

Super cute card and fabulous shadow box! Love it, TFS!

Percilla G said...

Imaf (I am a follower)

jillangel said...

New follower here! Love those colorful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

Wow what awesome projects.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I am a follower.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Happy Stampin' said...

You go girl!!! Great card and the shadowbox was amazing. Thanks for sharing your great talent, Zeni :)
melissakleinhen at yahoo dot com

Glitter Fantasies said...

Those projects are really cute! That stamp set is great!

Michelle said...

What great projects I'm sure she's going to love them both.

Thanks for the chance to win.
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
or at my blog

Cathy said...

Both of the projects were super, especially the second one..Love love the color combo. TFS.

Lisa R. said...

What a great gift frame! Very thoughtful. Thanks for sharing. Happy to be following now. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

SpantastiKreations said...

Splendid. So Spring-y. I LOVE both projects.


Candy said...

Fantastic projects!! Thanks for the chance to win.

owlbescrappin said...

I love the card I hope to learn to do one someday.

quiltofhope at aol dot com

stampinlara said...

WOW, really cute projects!! LOVE them and so will the birthday girl! I don't have a Pink by Design stamp set yet, I need to get my inky fingers on one!!! I'm just discovering her cute products, thanks for a chance to win.
stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Kaitlin said...

Great projects!:)


Jamie said...

Great projects! Love the shadow box.

shanna13 said...

Love your cards! TFS

Cathie w said...

very cute love it TFS!!!


Just call me Vic said...

Thanks for sharing! This is great!

Rosa said...

Love the card!

kricketts said...

I love the card style and the shadow box is awesome! Thank you for sharing!

rickettscricuts at yahoo dot com

kathlee said...

That card is great! Must try one of those! New follower. TFS!

Kimmarie Baker said...

Great card! I made one like this but you added a different twist - love it! You layout is so pretty. Love the shape for the picture. Already a follower. Those stamps look really nice.

Tambo said...

Oh I so love the design/shape of your card. The picture frame is really cute too. I am sure that she will love it! I have added your blinkie to my blog and am a new follower. You do great work! Thanks for sending me to a new stamp maker too. I am anxious to check those out. thanks, Tami
tambo1010 at comcast dot net

Michelle said...

super cute girl !!! would you believe Ive never made that kind of fold card! I should try soon yours is too adorable!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your card and shadowbox.
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

mitz said...

...zeni..not one but two projects.. wow.. great job on both! thanks for the opportunity at your candy

Stefani said...

great card and love the showdow box! TFS.


foxyenglishcrafter said...

Wow. Awesome cards. Love them both

X Julie

Janeen said...

I bet she will just love the cute card and shadow box! I love these blog hops, because there is so much creativity and inspiration! TFS!

Thanks for the chance to win Sarah's stamps, love them!

I'm a new follower! Please stop by anytime & check out my blog & hopefully become a new follower too!

Maria Elena said...

Great projects.... I love the first card !
Thanks for commenting my blog !
Have a great Monday ;-)
~Maria Elena~

Becky Dunham said...

Fun projects Zeni! One of these days i am going to get the courage to try one of those cards :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Emily said...

I love your card! And what awesome blog candy!!!


Cyndi S said...

Love your card and frame. Do you have directions for your card? I am always looking for different types of cards. What is the name of it.
cstephenson at q dot com

*~*Laura*~* said...

Ohhhh I love this card.

laura dot dietsch at rocketmail dot com

sweetlilscrapper said...

love your work! thanks for the chance to win

Amy said...

FANTASTIC projects!! I love the bright, cheerful colors you used!! :)

I'm happy to be a new follower!! :)

Amy :) at
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Scrappin' Sista said...

Cute, cute, cute! I know Kimi will love them. TFS such wonderful inspiration.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Minta's Creations said...

Very cute...

JustYolie said...

Your cards are fabulous! Sorry I missed the blog hop! :)

Ulysses' mama said...

Very nice and creative! TFS!
daladypej at aol dot com

jen said...

Thanks for playing with us in Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge....your card is awesome!!