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Monday, August 29, 2011

50th Birthday Luau Blog Hop Day One

50th Birthday Luau Blog Hop

Hello, I am so very happy to have you hop over to help me in celebrating my 50th Birthday.  This is my very first blog hop, and I am so excited to share all the wonderful projects created by some very talented and creative ladies with you.  So, grab a refreshment, sit back and enjoy all three days of the 50th Birthday Luau hop.  This hop runs from August 29-31, so please be sure to check back each day to see what new project each of our talented ladies has in store for you. 

Since my birthday is in August, I have always wanted to have a Luau, and well, I love the beach.  So, our theme for this hop is, of course, LUAU THEME.  What a better way to celebrate my birthday then with a 50th Birthday Luau Hop and the creative talents of all the very talented ladies participating in this hop.  

50th Birthday Luau Blog Hop Lineup:

1. Barbara B. http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
2. Gill M - http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com
3. Linda Simpson - http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com
4. Shawnee - http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
5. Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
6. Jacki http://cardsbyjacki.blogspot.com/
7. Pendra http://pendrasplace.blogspot.com/
8. Ashley- http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
9. Tammy- http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com/
10. Sherry-http://patternsbysher.blogspot.com
11. Jearise- http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
12. Cyndie- http://cyndiepaperboutique.wordpress.com/
13. Gina- http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
14. April - http://curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
15. Lynne- http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/

Grand Prize:  Cricut Cartridge Luau 2011 Seasonal

Day 1 Blog Candy: Cuttlebug  Disney NEMO Combo Embossing & Die Set

Day 2 Blog Candy:  Cuttlebug Disney Celebration Combo Embossing & Die Set

Day 3 Blog Candy:  Sizzix Texturz Texture Plates-Kit #3

Rules to be eligible for  Daily Blog Candy and the Grand Prize:
(1)  You MUST visit each blog and become a follower
(2) Leave a comment on every blog in the hop each day
(3) Leave a comment below on my blog
(4) Become a follower at "Craftin’ with Barbara”

Now on to my projects for the First Day of the Hop,  I made two.  The first is a layout.  I didn't title it yet, I haven't decided on a title.  I will wait until I add the pictures.  I am going on  a picnic today since it is my birthday, and it has luau theme.  So, I made this layout for the pictures.

 I used the Life's A Beach and Luau Cartridge for this layout.   The paper is Beach Babe, and of course, I used stickles.  The layouts reflects some of my favorite things:  Hawaiian flowers, the color pink, Tiki Huts, Pineapple drinks with umbrellas and stickles. I absolutely love the Beach Babe paper! 

My second project is a Hawaiian Flower Card.  I used my Gypsy which I absolutely love and welded the flower together to create the card.  I used the Life's Beach Cartridge and of course, stickles(Fruitpunch and Glam Pink) and pink  The palm trees are Jolees.   

 I wanted to also share this picture of our oldest fur-baby, Cuddles, who got in the spirit of the hop theme.

I want to thank the lovely ladies of this hop for helping me celebrate my birthday.  Now, hop on over to Gill, and see the beautiful creations she has made for the hop.  Please be sure to stop by tomorrow and hop along with us again to see more crafty creations.


Linda said...

Happy Birthday Barbara and thank you for letting me join you in your Luau Party Blog Hop. Your Candy is awesome.

Your creation is simply gorgeous and the cat looks so cute with his Lei.

I am already a follower.


the purple muse said...

Happy Birthday! Your kitty is adorable:-)


shersl84bed said...

Happy Birthday Barbara. Your projects turned out lovely. I think Cuddles was hoping for some sardines being served at this luau.
What a cutie.

Smiles Sher

Auntie Em said...

Happy 50th Birthday! :) Looks like Cuddles is ready to help you celebrate.
I love your Luau page is so fun and festive. Great idea to have the page all ready for the party pics! Love your pretty purple flower card! I wish I could grow flowers that exotic here on the east coast!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Eva said...

Happy 50th B-Day!!! What a great way to celebrate. Love your layouts! The colors are fab! The Shaped hibiscus card is awesome, my favorite flower!!! On to the hop, I will be back to let you know what I think.
Eva :0)

Cathie w said...

HAPPY 50TH......

such cute projects ..TFS!!


Anonymous said...

Great Lay Out Barbara! Happy Birthday Friend! I LOVE the Tiki Hut....it was too cute!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

1st happy happy birthday!!! 2nd wonderful layout I'm a follower

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Two Pink Peas.sent me...blog hop!!!! Yey!

Eva said...

Great day 1, one of the girls doesn't have hers posted yet so I will have a look at hers later on. The rest of the hop was fabulous. Looking forward to tomorrow.
Eva :0)

Pendra said...

Happy Birthday Barbara... thanks for having me along your Hop! I hope you have a great Luau today and take wonderful photos to put in your gorgeous layout! Love the Tiki Hut too! Already your follower,
penrah at comcast dot net

McVic said...

Happy Birthday!!! love the layout! Im a new follower, from over at youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

Judy said...

HAPPY 50TH!! I would be quite happy to be 50 again:-) Your layout, card and kitty are all adorable!! I am a follower...

Gill McCall said...

Happy birthday. Fabby layouts - cool colours. OMW cuddles is so adorable with his lei on - i wish i could get my 2 to wear dress up !! Thanks for having me on the hop - looking forward to tomorrow.

Lillian Child said...

Happy Birthday and Happy First Blog Hop! Hope your day is filled with family, friends, fun ... and CAKE! I am a new follower. So nice to meet you. Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

joydee1963 said...

Happy birthday,I am a new follower,great lo,Love your kitty cat!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday - love the layout especially with the pineapple drink!!!! The flower card is adorable but I absolutely loved the cat dressed all she needs is the coconut shells and a grass skirt!
Her Craftiness

craftaholic said...

Happy Birthday!! And First Blog hop!! Love both your Projects....I like my gypsy, but need to get more acquainted with it! Your flower card is very cute!! I am a new follower and hope to see you come and check out my blog sometime. Love your background on your blog!! TFS!!!

ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Happy Birthday. Love the projects. I am a new followers.

Babe O'Mara said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love the layout and the card. So tropical looking. Nice colors. Your kitty is cute too. I'm a new follower. TFS


jennyplace2 said...

Happy Birthday Barb, what a lovely way to celebrate your Birthday with a Luau theme. I love Hawaii and cannot wait to go back there for a vaction, so I really have my fingers crossed for the grand prize just like everyone else. Hope you have a super day and all your wishes come true.

Alisha said...

Happy Birthday, thank you for letting us all celebrate with you. I love you Layout it's great.


Polly said...

Feliz feliz cumpleaños, feliz feliz cumpleaños. Que cada día tengas mucha fortaleza y que Dios te siga colmando de mucha creatividad para que nos dejes disfrutar de tus creaciones. Lindos trabajos los que nos muestras sobre todo la tarjeta de flor me encanto.

Shawnee said...

Happy Birthday!! I love your kitty in the lei. So cute!! I hope your birthday was blessed and wonderful!!

Amy E said...

Happy birthday!!!!!! I have two more years til I reach 50. I hope I have a celebration as fun as yours!!! I love the layout, love the card, love the stickles, and love the kitty!!! I'm your newest follower.

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com