It’s my birthday blog hop Post 6 3/15/11

Welcome to the It’s my Birthday Blog hop!  In honor of my 38th birthday… What better way to celebrate than a blog hop??
Today is my actual birthday & it’s been very special with everyone’s happy wishes!
This is the last card for the hop…

There are 38 other bloggers participating in this hop and they’re all very talented – so you’re in for a treat…. I’ve been impressed with all the great cards so far, and I know several bloggers have posted new cards.. is the first blog in the hop, so you’ve started in the right place!  If you were just here visiting, be sure to hop along & see all the great posts… Can’t wait to get my Venti Iced Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte & start hopping!

So this is my 6th card – and it’s not a birthday card… 

Birthdays always mean thank you cards & I’d like to thank all of you for visiting my blog & commenting (I love to read the comments) and for your participation with the app, and on the facebook page!  I’ve had a blast with this and in meeting all of you (virtually)…
So thanks to all of you!
So, the story behind this card is I had pre-cut the shapes & words & taken them to Las Vegas with me.  On the way back home on the plane, I started assembling (and coloring)…  So I was sitting with a non-crafting co-worker…. and showed her how to put it all together.  First, I just showed her the card with 3 dots on each of the letters.  She liked it… then I added the gems & the dots… She really liked it…

Then I did the other one with dashes, and used pop dots to give it dimension.  She liked that much better…..  What do you think?
So all of the patterned paper is from the citrus stack, and the solid paper is just paper I had.  I can’t remember what cartridge the sentiment & shape came from…

I hope you liked the card…

Of course, I have blog candy!!!  It’s a birthday celebration – there has to be candy!!!
I am also celebrating a couple of milestones this weekend!!!
I got to 200 fans on my facebook page:
and I got to 400 followers on my blog!!! 
These were my goals to get to by my birthday so I’m very happy!!!
If you’re new to my blog, be sure to become a follower.  Crafty Card Gallery is an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) that is now available for Android Phones. It is a card gallery for handmade cards.  You can follow great designers, and look for ideas.  It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you…  New update just came out last week – over 400 cards!  Sandy & Operation Write Home are featured in the app!
You can get it from the iTunes App Store here
Or in the Android Marketplace here
How to enter to win?  Become a follower and leave a comment.  I will select the winners Wednesday night using my random number generator app from all comments for the weekend.  
Here are the prizes:
1) A free copy of the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app.  I will email you a free code for the iPhone version of the app.

2)  A copy of the Bite Size Body Guide.  I am co-author of this diet and fitness journal.  The design was done by a talented designer and is very attractive.  It’s compact and fits nicely in your purse.  The journal has all of the tools you need to help you reach your diet and fitness goals.  Special Deal!!!  If you order a copy of the Bite Size Body Guide today ($17 + tax if you are in CA), you will get $1 off, free shipping (if you’re in the US).  Check it out here  To order with this special deal, comment below and I’ll send you a paypal invoice…

3)  5 sheets each of Mrs. Grossman’s Scrap Metal and Vellum Stickers
4) A roll of 1/2 inch ATG tape (1/2′ * 60 feet)
And… as mentioned above, one more prize… to be determined…. 🙂  Who doesn’t love surprise prizes???
Thanks so much for visiting! So on to your next stop!  Alina at
Thanks so much for visiting and celebrating my birthday with me – and have a great time hopping!  Be sure to come back again over the weekend to see the other cards & increase your chance of winning… 
Have a great Wednesday!  Be back on Wednesday for blog candy & Thursday & Friday for St. Patricks day cards!
Here’s the full lineup:
Nicolette (Beyond Scrapin)
Ellen Jarvis (Cardmonkey)
Kellie (Crafty Baskets)
Michelle (Scrappin with my Bug)
It’s my birthday blog hop Post 5 3/15/11


  1. Love the cards. Hope you had a great birthday yesterday. Thank you for hosting the fab hop.

  2. Gorgeous card! Wish I would have found this blog hop sooner! Hope I can still enter for the awesome prizes though. :0)
    Thanks so much!
    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  3. Great cards and wow I didn't think I would make it, you picked a great bunch of ladies to help celebrate your birthday. TFS and thanks for all the fun!
    infinitedreams50 at aol dot com

  4. Happy Birthday!!! They are both great, but I like the one with the stitching the best too!! Have so enjoyed all the inspiration on the hop, thanks so much!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  5. I just found your site. Wow such great projects and ideas. Thanks for sharing. karen_schluter at hotmail dot com

  6. I loved the final project and I hope your birthday was a blast.

  7. Hope you had a great birthday!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  8. both cards are cute, but i especially like the one with the bling. tfs.

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