Sunday, October 9, 2011

Scrappin' Sista Birthday Blog Hop

Today is the first day of the Scrappin' Sista Birthday Blog Hop!

Here is the line up:

7. Jani L. -  <---Woo Hoo! You are half way through!

Hello and welcome to Christel a.k.a. Scrappin’ Sista’s Birthday Swap Blog hop where we’re celebrating Christel’s birthday with her.  Each month, she hosts swaps on her blog and we are highlighting projects that have been created using the swap items that we’ve received.

If you’ve arrived from Anita C's st Anita and Bugs, you are in the right place.  If you just dropped by my blog today, we don’t want you to miss not one project.  Go ahead and go to to start from the beginning.

Well, I am fairly new to Christel's monthly swaps. I have only been playing along for 2 months. I have to tell you though, it is SO exciting when you get the package in the mail. You feel like it is Christmas for crafters! I encourage you to join in next time:) 

I am so happy to celebreate Christel's birthday. I made her a birthday mini album. I made "double tri-shutter cards"  (sounds hard, but you make to tri-shutter cards and join them together. Then you embellish :)

I used the caption that I made for the September hop.

I added some of my handmade roses...

These start out as white cardstock. I cut them using a cut file I made, ink them with TH Distress Ink, and mold them into beautiful flowers.

The purple background paper is embossed then rubbed with silver chalk ink. The center silver piece is actually a part of the packaging to my pain patches. (the medicine never touches the foil pouch) It embosses and cuts so easily. (Plus I get to focus on more craft supplies instead of pain everyday when I put the patches on :)

So let's open it up!

When folded it is 8 inches by 8 inches. When open, it  ends up being about 24 inches long. But just look at all those little spaces to put pictures and journaling!LOL ..You are crafters, you understand!

Here is a closer look at the center section.

OK, I know this is a really long post. 
Just one more picture...

The crown was my swap item for this month.  The caption says "A birthday fit for a queen"

Well, thank you for sticking in there with me :) Hope you enjoyed it. 
I have instructions for a tri-shutter card on one of the tabs under my blog header. Look for "step cards"

Check back tomorrow for more swap goodies!

We have some wonderful prizes up for grabs.  Here are the rules.
  1. Be a follower of Scrappin’ Sista’s blog.
  2. Leave a comment on all the hop participants’ blogs.
  3. Include an email address in an internet safe way.
  4. Have a U.S. address.  We love our international bloggers but we’re unable to cover postage at this time.

Here's what's up for grabs.
1. $30 gift certificate to HL, M, or J - sponsored by Anita
2. beaded butterflies - sponsored by Celeste
3. My Memory Suites Digital Scrapbooking Program - sponsored by Barbara & Liz
4. handcrafted flowers - sponsored by Jani
5. CTMH products - sponsored by Shalana
6. Birthday stamp set - sponsored by Maria
7. Pink By Design Birthday Stamp set - sponsored by Jenny
8. $20 Dee's Bugaboo gift certificate - sponsored by Dee
9. $20 Paper Crafting World gift certificate - sponsored by Melin

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Your next stop is Shalana G. at Scrappin' With Shalana.


jennyplace2 said...

OMG! This card is just stunning! The colors and the roses are so very elegant. Beautiful job! TFS!

Sally said...

what a beautiful card, I like the flower detailing and the embossing and inking adds great definition to the card. A card someone will love no doubt

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Wow! this one just gets better and better with each photo! Great creation :)

smyiow said...

Beautiful! I love it! Soo many great aspects!

Theresa said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing all the pix Too!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous.
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

Angiebug said...

Fabulous card! It's looks very intense. You have a great blog & will enjoy all the tutorials. tfs

Letillia said...

AMAZING JOB! This is Beautiful you did an Awesome job! I am your neest follower!
letilliaslaughter at yahoo dot com

McVic said...

ohhh how beautiful! Just stunning! Love it all the embossing and the colors just amazing!

Allisa said...

Awesome Card.
achilton at wyoming dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow! this is just beautiful! I love how much you can add to the inside of this card ! Thanks for sharing!

Many blessings,
scrappyzeni at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

WOW, that is amazing. Especially the roses but really all of it is.

debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

Scrappin' Sista said...

May I say thank you so much for joining with me to celebrate my birthday! I truly value our camaraderie.

I absolutely LOVE your mini. The colors are perfect. It's so creative and ME!!! Now, if I could only be closer so you could show me how to make those BEAUTIFUL flowers, I've been a-ok! You are a flower master.

Thank you for sharing! Scrappy hugs to you and yours. Love ya Sista!

Scrappin' Sista

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful
Love the color and your roses are fantastick! Great being part of the blog hop with you!

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, beautiful card!!! Love the color!!!

Happyscrapin said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I love everything about your card!

plese dot cathy at yahoo .com

Penny said...

WOW! Yor card is gorgeous and it looks so intricate. I love the flowers. I have not tried these yet, but I really want to. TFS

Luanne said...

very grand card! beauty.
Glad to hop.

Don't include me, not from U.S.


Anita Braddock said...

wow what a beautiful card. love the colors and papers. this is very cool thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Babe O'Mara said...

A lovely card decorated beautifully. TFS


A Scrap Above said...

Hey Jani

I LOVE LOVE your flowers! They are beautiful, your card is really great, I may try one of these soon.
I am a new follower of your blog
Bonnie Cantu
ascrapabove at aol dot com

shersl84bed said...

wow wow wow wow wow, this is one of my favorite cards of all times. I haven't seen one like this before. LOVE IT! Follower of your blog.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed at aol dot com