Thursday, May 10, 2012

Throwback Thursday–Emma’s Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!

Hey there! I hope everyone is having a great week! Today is Emma’s birthday, so the team conspired and decided to convert our Throwback Thursday Challenge into a Birthday Blog Hop! So, hopefully you’ve made your way here from the wonderful Tracy’s blog. If not, start at My Creative Time and make your way around.

Since it is Throwback Thursday, I did something I felt like I haven’t done in FOREVER . . .

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. . . used my freaking Cricut! Is it bad that I don’t remember the last time I cut an actual image?

So, the rules for this edition of TT is still the same most weeks- use an older Cricut cartridge, but since we are celebrating Emma’s birthday this month, the additional challenge for this week is to make a birthday themed project using either cake, balloons, or a party hat.

My image comes from Simply Charmed. I used my Gypsy because I decided to hide some of the contours. I figured I would either stamp or emboss the frosting portion (I ended up doing both!) so I completely hid the smiling face.

My patterned papers are from the DCWV Celebration Stack. My card base is New Leaf and the other cardstock I used is open stock from Hobby Lobby. I did ink around the edges of the ivory mat and grid patterned paper with my Jenni Bowlin Chicken Feed ink. Initially, I didn’t plan to ink anything, but I think I have a thing about stark lines and edges.

My sentiment is actually a pre-sneak peek week peek (Say that five times fast!). We have a new birthday set that I love and one of the sentiments fit perfectly into the tag die from Teeny Tag Greetings. I stamped it and the polka dots from the Build A Banner Kit with Strawberry ink from Impress Rubber Stamps.

*Giveaway Details*

There are THREE giveaways associated with today’s post. Given that this is the last Throwback Thursday before our normal, “release week,” you have the opportunity to win the entire release if you upload a project to Mr. Linky on Emma’s blog. Also, because of Emma’s Birthday, she is also going to select one lucky person to receive a Cuttlebug!!

In celebration of Emma’s birthday,  one lucky person will have the opportunity to win a stamp set and die package! All you have to do is comment on each person’s blog!

I tried to keep is short and sweet, so I hope that made sense!

Hop Line Up

Micia

Amy

Cassandra

Cathryn

Cindy B.

Cindy L.

Glora

Jeanne

Katie

Kim

Leanne

Liz

Nancy

Nikki

Rosy

Ruthie

Shar

Tracy

Trell (You are here!)

Sorry for the epically long post! We’d love for you to enter the TT challenge! I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. Also, please go by Emma’s blog and wish her a Happy Birthday! There could be another prize to a lucky person (wink wink!)! That’s all for me. Have a blessed day!

51 comments :

  1. Love the stitching. very cute!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com

    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  2. Great card. Love all the details.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  3. I MISSED your cards my friend! This one is just as GORGEOUS as ALL of your OTHER ones!!! thank you SO MUCH for being a part of this hop for me! I REALLY APPRECIATE it!!!!!!!!
    BIG HUGE HUGS & LOTS OF L-O-V-E!!!
    Emma;)

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  4. This is so cute Trell. LOVE your Stitching.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  5. What a GREAT card Trell!! love the stitching and love the cut! great added touches with the ribbon and twine! thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Trell, this is beautiful!!! I love all of the layers and your stitching! Great colors too!!!

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  7. Really cute...you've gotta drag it out more! Lee-Ann :)
    kubinec@tbaytel.net

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  8. Cool card! And I too have been bad about using my Cricut lately...trying to get better and dust it off once in a while!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
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  9. WOW, this is another SUPER AWESOME card. I LOVE the machine stitching and bling. WOWZERS! Hugs- Glora

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the stiching.
    bloss4@sbcglobal.net

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  11. Great card!
    Miranda :)
    miranda at nanasscrapspot dot com
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  12. Love your cupcake card. Love the swirls that are embossed. Glad you quit neglecting your Cricut, lol.
    Kristi
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

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  13. Lovely!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  14. Great cupcake! Love all the different patterned papers you used!
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  15. Such a fun card with the cupcake, I also love the cherry. The paper you used is very pretty with the sentiment and bow, great job!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  16. Your card is stunning, I love the layout and all the elements! GREAT JOB! ~Yvonne

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  17. Very nice card!! Love the embossing on the cupcake!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  18. Your card is beautiful! Fabulous cut and great job, TFS

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  19. Great colors!! Love your stitching too :)

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  20. Wow really cute card. Love the stitching and papers you chose. Great colors.

    Anne :)
    anmatt1@aol.com

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  21. Great card. Love all the layers. TFS

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  22. Trell ~ OMG ~ you always amaze me how you get so many paterns and colors to work so AMAZING together! I just LOVE the "REAL" stitching and the bow is PERFECTION! The cupcake is FAB too! Awesome job!

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  23. Trell, this is the cutest cupcake card! I love all the details, colors and papers! awesome!

    thanks for sharing!!

    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  24. Oh my gosh. I love all the cupcakes today.

    Great job - very nice.

    dianaherrera at comcast dot net

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  25. So many fun colors in this card! I love the texture in your "frosting"!
    www.scrapsandscarves.blogspot.com

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  26. What a great cupcake card very nice!



    debz831 at hotmail dot com

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  27. Great card...I love the papers you chose and the stitching...To use both embossing and stamping was the right thing...looks great.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  28. Fun cupcake card! Happy Birthday to Emma! TFS and thanks for the chance to win!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  29. WOW AWESOME job with your FANTASTIC card!I LOVE all the great layers,details and the stitching!just BEAUTIFUL!Have a great day Trell!!!:)

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  30. Trell, this is gorgeous, love the stitching, the mat, bow, just everything!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  31. Trell, this is so fun love the colors:) I have really enjoyed this hop! Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Birthday Emma:)
    {love love}
    Scrappin Madge
    Scrappinmadge.blogspot.com
    p.s. I am a new follower:) YAY

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  32. Very fun cupcake card--I like the papers you used.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  33. Great card.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  34. Adorable card Trell! I love the stitching on your card and your papers are fabulous! Love the embossing on your frosting too!!
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

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  35. Great card, love the embossing.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  36. I love the paper you used this is a great card!!

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  37. Your Birthday Card For Emma Is So adorable & I Love The Stitching You Did, It Makes The Colors Stand Out!! Emma Is Going To Love Your Card!

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  38. WOW Trell, that card is gorgeous, and the stitching is fantastic. LOL, you need to use your Cricut more often.

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  39. Love you card- the glittery cherry on top is fabulous! I love the way you used those pattern papers together- I have that stack and will use this groups now that I have seen it.

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  40. Trell, Love this cupcake with a cherry on the top. Great combinations of color and dies. Thanks for share, Jessica

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  41. Trell, Your card is amazing. You always have great projects. Love the stiching on the card. Your papers and colors are great.
    shellyholsinger@yahoo.com

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  42. Wonderufl card, so many details. Love the real stitching around the border, the embossing, and the glitter. lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  43. Great card - I love the different colors and patterns! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  44. What a yummy card. Cute as always. TFS.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty@gmail.com
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  45. Love the embossing on the cupcake!!! I especially love your comment at the end u also have a blessed day!!!

    Beth l
    Toothlesschef at comcast dot net

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  46. Wow!! So beautiful! So many layers and textures with the embossing and stitching!
    Beverly Jordan
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  47. so many great ideas in one card. It's awesome. Thank you for sharing. Happy Mother's Day

    marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

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  48. I love how you used all the patterned paper together!

    Janea
    www.recollectionalley.blogspot.com

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  49. I just love your card Trell! The stitching is done to perfection! I wish I could stitch that straight! Great job my friend!

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