Sunday, August 19, 2012

Karen's Birthday Blog Hop, CI Paints and a Winner!!

Before we get to the birthday hop I want to announce the winner
from the
"It's a Rainbow Birthday Hop"
Using Random.Org the lucky winner is....
#38~Susan Martin

OMGosh! I LOVE it!!! I love the sparkle of the rainbow.. its so perfect.. those clouds are adorable! and the bling!! Wow!! Just an amazing card!! And I'm already a follower ;)
Congrats Susan....please email me at with your mailing address!!!

Welcome to
Karen's Birthday Blog Hop

I am so glad you are joining in and celebrating a special blogging buddy's
Happy Birthday Karen!
I hope your day is full with love and lots of crafty goodness!!!!
If you are coming from
then you are in the right spot...
If you just happened to stop by you will want to head on back to

For my project I made a mini birthday box
that is also my project for Creative Inspirations Paint
Inspired By: ABC (anything but a card)
I will be sending this to Karen with a birthday note and some crafty surprises :)

Supplies Used:
CardStock~ Kraft, PTI 
Cut File~ Lori Whitlock
mini boxes~ Silhouette Store
Sentiment~ Paper Smooches
Heat Embossed with Creative Inspirations Paint~ Super Sparkle Pink
Cupcake Die~ Celebrate Good Times Stamp Set
Sunshine, Green Olive, Sky Blue, Ivory, Tickled Pink, Chocolate 
Sewing Machine
Silk Ribbon

I hope you have enjoyed my project!
It is time to hop along to
The Birthday Girl's Blog
but before you do I have some
I will be giving one luck person
a surprise pack...

To be eligible to win you will need to do these things..
leave me a comment 
become a follower here
I will announce the winner right here on Sunday August 26th.

Thank so much for hopping along with us!
Have a GREAT day!!

Here is the complete line-up in case you get lost...

Jessica ~~ ME~~
Karen ~~ NEXT~~

Entering this into:
My Crafting Channel~ SVG Saturday
DL.Art~Birthday Linky Party


  1. Happy Birthday to Karen. Like the yummy sweet treat bday card. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Hi Jess they say great minds think a like. Well you Shelly have great minds. You both use Emma's Die. I told her how I have this die and still haven't used it. So that means I need to. I have a few Birthday coming up that I could use it for. Any way great card! I love the strips of paper used.

    Oh an congrats on your MCT stamp win. Lucky Girl!

    AJ Scrapbooking & Cards

  3. Wow, what a gorgeous gift box, Jessica!! I love the beautiful, colorful ribbons and how you stitched them on!! I could pluck that cupcake off the box and eat it right now for breakfast ;) What a fabulous gift!! So happy to be hopping with you my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Super cute birthday box! It's so fun and I love the cupcake and stitching!! Fun being in the hop with you! :)Amy

  5. Pretty card!! LOVE the ribbons!!

  6. Hi Jessica see we have a cupcake butterfly theme to our hop with out even trying! You card is adorable love the cherry on top! Thanks so much for sharing my day and making a wonderful card! Big birthday hugs Karen

  7. oooh,love that cupcake! I need to make more time for stitching, you do such a fabulous job... Love the font in Happy Birthday!

  8. Awesome card Jessica! The silk ribbon is super pretty and I love the stitching! What a yummy looking cupcake!
    Fabulous birthday card and I am sure Karen will love it! Happy to be in the hop with you!
    Hope you have a wonderful Sunday Jessica!
    Sherrie K

  9. your card is super cute with the details in the stitching. love it. happy birthday karen.

  10. OMG____ I could just EAT this card it looks that yummy that little heart on top looks like the kind that come in the sweetheart boxes at valentines and the frosting is making me hungry,
    This is quite the HAPPY BIRTHDAY card.
    It is fun hopping with you have a great day.
    Ps I got my CI paint yesterday Thank you.
    It looks like you are really enjoying your sewing machine

    DIANA L.

  11. Your card is so cute and yummy too!I wish I had one right now with my are pretty good with the stitching..I am still learning!!!Karen will love this!!
    Congrats to the winner!

  12. cute card. tfs. happy birthday wishes to karen. i'm already a follower.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  13. Super pretty flavorful colors on your kraft card.. And that cupcake looks yummy too!
    TFS - enjoy your fun time on Karen's hop!

  14. Love your gift box. The cupcake looks yummy.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  15. Jessica ~ Oh what a CUTE box! LOVE how you did the ribbon and sewed it! OMG! Of course LOVE the cupcake die!! She will LOVE it and whatever is inside too! What a special gift idea!!!

  16. love your box Jessica and the pretty pastel colors!! can never go wrong with a cupcake:-)
    ikennic at q dot com

  17. Happy birthday to Karen! Thanks for the chance to win :) Love that cupcake!!!

  18. Very fun box!! Love the piecing of the ribbon!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  19. Hi Jessica:) Super cute card and love how you arranged the ribbon and stitched along ! karen is sure to love her card! Enjoy the rest of your lovely Sunday!!

  20. Jessica - what a fabulous card - I love all the elements you have managed to include. So pretty.

  21. So cute!! The cupcake looks so yummy!!

    Veronica (follower)
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  22. Sweet card and am already a follower.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  23. Your gift box is so pretty. Love the stitching.
    Pleased to be hopping with you.
    Jayne x

  24. Oh my! That little cupcake box is adorable!! Karen is going to love it! I am already a follower and love your blog!

  25. Super yummy! Great ribbons! It's always fun hoping with you! Carri ~abusybee

  26. Jessica, this is SO cute! I love the design and the ribbon - its fabulous! I also love that we both used MCT for the caupcakes!! that's awesome!! Karen will LOVE this!
    I'm super happy to be hopping with you!
    Have a fabulous day!

  27. This is so that cupcake and the stitching! Karen is going to just love everyone's projects on the hop! I'm a new follower!

  28. This is so cute. Yummy looking cupcake. Lucky Karen. Hope you had an awesome weekend.

  29. Cute box and yummy cupcake. Love it. TFS I'm already a follower.


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  31. Lovely box Jessica! TFS have a great day!

  32. super fun!!

    **you HAVE to make my entry for this weeks CIP challenge as you know i only do cards!! lol

  33. Wonderful minibox!

  34. jessica you know i LOVE everyone of your cards and projects, this one is no exception.
    ps dont give in to rebel rose lol make her do her own projects/uncards :)

  35. this is one yummy card! what a fun idea giving away a surprise!!!

  36. Super duper cute box!!! TFS

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

  37. Beautiful cupcake card. Your stitching is so perfect

  38. Great mini birthday box. I like all those strips with the stitches!

  39. Cute, cute, cute!! Love the stitching on the ribbon :)

  40. WOW your card is sooo SWEET Jessica!I LOVE the stiching!!!:)