Thursday, November 24, 2011

It's my BIG BIRTHDAY BASH Blog Hop


If you came through yesterday there were two links that did not work.  I have since removed them from the list below.  Everyone listed below has posted a card/project and they are WONDERFUL!  Good luck and don't forget to link your own project for a chance to win some really wonderful prizes!  Thanks!  Mimi
Well, my big day is finally here and I'm thrilled you have chosen to have some fun with us!  First of all, let me begin by saying Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  I pray you will have time to spend with your family in some way.  My family is all out of town this year, so I plan to "hook up" with them by phone or email.  Today is my 60th birthday and I am having a hard time believing I can be that old - LOL!  I have asked eleven crafty peeps to get things started, so let's get on with the fun.

For my card, I chose to use my new Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge.  This was my first attempt at making flowers and I think they turned out okay.  I love my Martha Stewart punches so I had to try out a new one that I purchased recently.  I used a dark brown cardstock for the base of my card and I also used the brown with punch.  I pulled out my Cuttlebug to add some interest on the cream layer.  I used the CTMH cartridge to cut the oval, and scalloped oval, the flourish and the flowers.  After assembling the flowers, I "lightly" touched my 2 way glue pen on some of the petals and used Stampin Up Dazzling Diamond Glitter to add a little sparkle.  Then I added some brown pearls and white pearls to add a little dimension.  The sentiment is a SU set that I had in my stash.  It turned out great and made me "smile" so that was a good sign.

Are you ready to see more awesome creations?  I feel so honored to have these talented ladies helping me celebrate my birthday.  We have blog candy to give along the way.  Some of the participants are giving away their own prizes but I have several things I will be sending out to winners.  Here are the rules:
  1. Visit each of the blogs listed and leave a comment.  You do not have to JOIN their blog as a follower, but I'm sure they'd love it if you do!
  2. Return to my site: www.mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com and tell me you made it through the hop
  3. Use the Linky tool and link up your own BIRTHDAY CARD or Project!
I will use random.org to select the winners of our blog candy.  I have stamp sets that have been donated by My Pink Stamper and My Creative Time along with other goodies I've been collecting.  You have until Sunday November 27th, midnight EST to enter your project.

Here is the hop line-up:

www.mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com (returning back here)

Have a great time!

Mimi
PS - I have just finished hoping through the line-up.  I have deleted one link that are not working.  That just means your chances of winning are even better :).  Thank you again for sharing your Thanksgiving weekend with me!  I can't believe the talent shared in this line-up.  The cards, videos and tips are AWESOME!  Have a blessed day!
Mimi

68 comments:

  1. Hi Mimi! Happy Birthday to you, more fun, happiness and good health. I'm done with the hop but will come back for some of the ladies whose post are not up yet.

    Cheers and enjoy your Birthday!


    Luanne
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  2. Happy Birthday and many more! Enjoy your day..

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  3. Happy Birthday Cathy!
    I just finished the hop, although a few post were not up yet , so I will finish that in the morning.
    I absolutely love your card and you did an amazing job on the flowers.
    I am a new follower too!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com
    www.creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com

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  4. What a cute card! Happy Birthday to you! qtgrams@yahoo.com

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  5. Happy Birthday, Cathy! I just love the card you made!! Also, have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Sorry you can't be physically with your family on this very special day.

    sherri_braun@hotmail.com

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  6. Happy Birthday! I love your card! The colors are just beautiful and I love the sentiment! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Love your card...beautiful.

    cassandracaubleatyahoodotcom
    www.Ctimz3.blogspot.com

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  8. Your card is beautiful I just like the colors that you used..well done

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  9. I also want to wish you a very Happy Birthday and a Happy Thanksgiving..
    I followed the blog hop and the cards were fantastic..
    I also became a follower of yours...
    zullu26@aol.com

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  10. Great blog hop and Happy Birthday. Such talented ladies

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  11. Happy Birthday and a Happy Thanksgiving. I just finished the hop and really enjoyed all the talent. So many of the cards are so delightful you find yourself just sitting there smiling. I'm living in gratitude and practicing generosity. Be well Carole
    http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

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  12. I thought I would just leave a "BIG BIRTHDAY WISH" for you on your special day......What a great honor to help you celebrate the hop.....
    Looks like everyone is having fun partying....!
    Have an awesome day, & Happy Gobble Gobble Day to you and your family.....

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  13. I am a new follower and I want to wish you a Happy Birthday. thanks for having this blog hop.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  14. What a fabulous Hop~ HAppy Birthday sweet girl. I hope that its all you could wish for.
    Scrappingmamma~ ustoleit@comcast.net

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  15. Happy Birthday, gal! Many more to come for sure. I love the card and especially the sentiment, I am in that category of "more candles" lol
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  17. Happy Birthday Cathy!. I finished the hop and am a new follower. Great people on the hop with you. Enjoyed.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  18. Wow, what a great blog hop, all the project were totally amazing. I have been inspired especially to try a shaker card!!

    Have a blessed birthday.

    Judy
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  19. Happy Birthday! I just loved the blog hop. I now need to get in my craft room so I can link a project!

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  20. Happy Birthday to you!!! I just finished the hop - and what a FUN time it was! Hope your day was super special!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

    Linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  22. Happy birthday! What a fun hop. All of the projects were fun and joyful. I loved them! I've been all the way through and left everyone comments - even "followed" a few I've just met. Have a happy Thanksgiving. :) Janis
    pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com
    janis@slowar.com

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  23. You are a very lucky birthday girl the hop is full of great wishes. I have visited all of the blogs and it was fun.

    Linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  24. I made it through the hop and enjoyed all the projects along the way!!! I have linked my card also. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  25. I completed the hop, very talented ladies here. hope ya had a great birthday, now I have to make a card to link:))
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  26. Happy Birthday and Turkey day, here to a extra special one and many more to come. Great job on the hop ladies....so much amazing talent.

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  27. Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving! what a wonderful way to celebrate :) on to the hop I go :)

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  28. Wow I love your card! I’m a new follower, Happy Birthday 2 U. Cricut Close to My Heart Art Philosophy very popular & nice it’s on my wish list this year.

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  29. Hi Mimi the girls made really beautiful cards for you. I made it through the hop hope to add a card for ya on the links sooon.

    Blessing AJ

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  30. Happy Birthday to you. I love your card and blog and I am now a follower.

    Happy Thanksgiving

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  32. Thanks for the nice blog hop today. I really enjoyed it and kept me from watching football. I've been to all the blogs, sometimes twice as it wouldn't allow me to post on all sites with my one email and had to switch to the other.

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  33. Happy Birthday! I know how you feel about age...I will be 59 this year and I can't believe that the years have gone by so quickly!
    Enjoy your day and I will enjoy the blog hop in your honor!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  34. Happy Birthday "Cathy"! Hope you had a super birthday. I really enjoyed joining you for this celebration.
    Hugs Janet

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  35. Just finished the hop Wow everyone did an awesome job Hope your had a great day Carhy and enjoyed all your BD wishes from all of us! BTW you did an awesome Job hosting this hop1
    Big Blog Hugs! Janet

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  36. This will be an interesting hop and I hope you like my birthday card. BTW 60 is young.....it is all where you are in age. To me being 70, 60 is young.

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  37. I have completed your hop and it was alot of fun. I have gotten alot of inspiration of this hop and plan to be creative today because of it. Thanks for doing this hop.

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  38. Happy Birthday Cathy!! Im a new follower!

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  39. I have completed your hop and enjoyed seeing all the the work.
    melehtola@juno.com

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  40. So many great ideas, with all sorts of skills Gave me some inspiration, thanks for the invitation to hop!

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  41. Happy birthday Cathy !!! What a fun hop. Thank you for hostessing. :) I will be uploading my card soon.
    Suzy SuzyQ28024@gmail.com

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  42. Love your card. Especially your saying. tfs.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  43. Happy Birthday Cathy!!! I have just completed the hop and will be posting my card shortly, I hope your enjoying your celebration!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  44. Great hop, great ideas, great talent and hoping for a great b day for Cathy!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  45. Beautiful Mimi!!!! That cart looks wonderful. I'll have to wait and see if the price comes down! Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  46. Happy birthday Cathy. Love your card.
    Kathy

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  47. I hope that you birthday and Thanksgiving were absolutely FABULOUS!!!! Your card is gorgeous. I just love that touch of glitter and I think your flowers turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for letting me join in the fun! Hugs- Glora

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  48. Hope you had a wonderful birthday with many more to come! I just finished your fabulous hop and enjoyed everyone's cards.


    plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

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  49. Your hop was soo much fun, it inspired me to get going on a blog and start posting my work. I'm a fledgling @it, but hope to keep creating and gain the experience. Hop on over anytime! ...Angie

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  50. Cathy I just think this card is just gorgeous! So classy, I love it! Happy Birthday!

    Pam

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  51. Happy Birthday & Thanksgivin Cathy... Hope they were Fun for You!
    This was such a FUN BLOG HOP!! Just completed the Hop..
    SO MANY LOVELY CARDS FOR YA... WOOOO HOOO !!

    Wishing you a Great Year ahead, full of Love,Luck & Happiness.

    HUGS,
    Riti
    email- ritibanka@gmail.com
    Blog - http://alilpieceofheaven17.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I'll be soon posting my Bday card/project !

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  52. Happy Birthday/Happy Thanksgiving Cathy!! Sorry you family isn't in town, but I hope you enjoy your phone/email time with them. I hope that your blessings are many this year!! Your card is lovely, I love your colors and I love those flowers!! I think you did a great job with the flowers!!

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  53. What a great blog hop this was! I love that it wasn't so long, but you gave a length of time that was perfect for everyone to get around to comment. Great talent in this hop! Cathy I hope your birthday was super special! Blessings and many more birthdays to you!

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  54. Happy Birthday from a new follower. Just love your card. It is so beautiful. You did an awesome job on it and the flowers. I thought they were purchased until I read everything.
    TTFN. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

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  55. very pretty card. I like the MS border punches too. Hope you had a Happy Birthday! Peggie
    barker944 at msn dot com

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  56. Cathy-just finished you birthday blog hop and had a grand time. Found several new fun and creative blogs to follow including yours (forgot to mention in my first comment regarding your beautiful card that I found my way to your bday blog hop via Mary at Cardz TV). Hope your birthday was as fun as this hop and more.
    TTFN from a verly new follower. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

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  57. I made it through the hop and have added you to my favorites. Lots of cute cards and everyone shares in friendship. How nice! Peggie

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  58. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Finally I get a chance to hop myself...and to thank you for asking me to be a part of your special day! I love your project - very elegant and pretty!

    Patti Ross
    rossfam@wildblue.net

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  59. WOW, the line-up was great and I am headed to the studio now to get creative! Hope this was your best birthday ever!!!

    Patti Ross
    rossfam@wildblue.net
    www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

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  60. off to start the hop... looks great!!!


    love your card... I have the art philosophy as well and I love it!!

    leokc34 at gmail dot com

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  61. excellent hop!!! i am a new follower to your page and a couple of others... thanks so much for shraring
    leokc34 at gmail dot com

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  62. I am returning from going full circle with your B-day Hop. Wishing you a Happy crafting life.
    marg0006@verizon.net
    oving Scrapper 101

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  63. Getting ready to hop! I am a new follower! TFS CallyAnn
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
    Come on over:)

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. Beautiful card and super fun hop! Happy Birthday again! TFS CallyAnn
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  65. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! I finished the hop and was very inspired by all the fabulous creations.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  66. mimi, i wanted to peek back in and say thank-you for choosing to follow me. I hope that your birthday was super~

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