Hello everyone! I know you are expecting the My Creative Time ~ Throwback Thursday Challenge and we are still doing that. But, today is an extra special day because we are having a SURPRISE BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP for the wonderful MISS EMMA! So technically this is two posts in one. ;)
If you haven't already, make sure you hop on over to My Creative Time and join us in leaving Emma some Happy Birthday love!!! :) We want to let her know just how much we appreciate her and all she does for us!!
Now, if you arrived here from the talented Miss Amy's blog, then you are in the right place. If not, make sure you start at the beginning with Miss Micia because you don't want to miss a thing.
For Throwback Thursday & in honor of Emma's birthday ~ the challenge is to use your Cricut and any cartridge that has a CAKE, or BALLOONS, or a PARTY HAT. Sounds like fun don't you think? Here is my Happy Birthday to Emma & Throwback Thursday creation:
Who doesn't love Hello Kitty??? Isn't she just the cutest?!? The super cute Hello Kitty and all of her balloons were cut from the Hello Kitty Greetings ~ Cricut Cartridge. The black card base is from Recollections. The grey background cardstock is also from Recollections. If you look closely, you can see that I embossed the top half of the background piece with the D'vine Swirls ~ Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.
Now if you are a Cuttlebug lover like me...then I bet you too are waiting for Provo Craft to make a larger version of the Cuttlebug...(like 12x12!!!!)...LOL. But for now, it's still small. So because I wasn't able to emboss the whole background piece, I got a little creative and added the pretty little red flower gems along the dividing line. That way it almost looks like I only embossed part of it on purpose! Tricky huh?!
The fun patterned paper for all the balloons is of course my favorite Doodlebug Design ~ Petite Prints. In case I have never mentioned it before, the polka dots is one side and the grid pattern is the other side and then the flowers are one side and the stripes are the other side. Both of these papers come in all different colors and are my absolute favorite!!! The solid red paper is from Recollections. For a little extra dimension, I added some pop dots behind all the balloons and Hello Kitty herself.
The white cardstock for Hello Kitty is Georgia Pacific cardstock that you can get at Walmart for super cheap! Her little outfit is made with the same paper as the balloons. For a pretty little touch, I always add a real bow instead of the bow that goes with the cut-out. This bow is made with Celebrate It ~ Sheer Creations Ribbon. And the perfect "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Polka Dot Surprise stamp set. The ink is black ~ Ranger Archival Ink.
Isn't she cute? I was tempted to make a whole bunch more in all the different colors...lol. I'll have to do that another time. :)
Ok . . . now for the good stuff. Don't forget that this is a Throwback Thursday Challenge! The challenge is to use your Cricut and a cartridge with a cake, or balloons, or a party hat. You will have two weeks to link up your project over at My Creative Time. And you will definitely want to participate this time, because in honor of Emma's birthday . . . she is giving away a CUTTLEBUG to one lucky winner!!! So get crafting and join in on the fun!!!
Ok . . . good stuff - part two. :) To help us celebrate Emma's birthday ~ let's have some BLOG HOP fun!!! The entire blog hop lineup is listed below. But first, what blog hop would be complete without some prizes??? The fabulous Miss Katie is donating some AWESOME My Creative Time goodies. The grand prize winner will receive the following MCT products: Game Night, Slam Dunk, Sports Sentiments, Classy & Fabulous, and the Stitched Lollipop Holder Die!! I know...right?!?! I told you they were AWESOME!!! All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog in the hop. Then each Design Team Member will randomly pick one winner from their blog to be entered into the final drawing. The grand prize winner will be announced on Monday over at My Creative Time.
So let's get hopping!! Your next stop in the hop is the talented Cathryn. And in case you get lost along the way, here is the entire lineup:
Cassandra (that's me!)
Happy Hopping my creative friends! And a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA! Thank you so very much for all you do. It is a pleasure and an honor to be on your Design Team. :) I hope you have a wonderfully special day!!!!