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Monday, July 30, 2012

Melts in Your Mouth but Not in Your Hands Blog Hop

 Welcome to Melts in Your Mouth but Not in Your Hands Blog Hop for not one but two beautiful ladies who are beautiful inside and out but have the love and joy of crafting. We are celebrating their birthday with a wonderful candy that is not only beautiful inside but outside and both sides are delicious!!!! What a better treat than to use M&M's for birthday wishes!!!! And, they are both turning 50, but shhhh don't spread the rumor as who would ever believe you after looking at their picture!

We have a super wonderful group of crafters to help wish not only Kimberly Pate but Rachelle Larsen a super very happy Birthday. Our hop begins with Kimberly Pate at http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com in case you just happened to stop at my blog to visit me. Don't get me wrong, but since there is such a delicious hop, I wouldn't want you to miss a single stop along the way!!!!! If you have arrived from Belinda's  then you are following the empty bags of M&M's.
Before we get to my project Happy Birthday Wishes to Kimberly and Rachelle !!
For my Birthday project I decided to try something new for me. I should know better seriously embellishment challenged cut fingers on  both hands late by many hours but I persevered and finish two "Meandering Mini Albums" There are things I like about them and things I would do differently next time (if there is a next time LOL) So here they are

For Kimberly's I printed the M & M paper on white CS from a file I got from  Create with TLC Most of the other paper and ribbons are  from my stash the M&M Character image I found on the net. Please forgive my bow I am all thumbs at bows and now with 2 cut finger UGH!

The papers for this one were printed from a file I downloaded ( will have to look it up again ) as are the little tags . I printed the sentiment on white CS then used a couple dies from "My Creative Time to cut them out
The cutting and folding are pretty easy My challenge is in embellishing the pages 

 Here is the tutorial I used to create my Minis 

Your next stop along the way is Lucy. I have included the complete line-up just in case you would happen to get lost along the way or at too many M&M's.

  1. Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
  2. Rachelle ~http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/
  3. Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  4. Lisa Peters ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
  5. Miriam ~ http://www.miriamscreations.blogspot.com
  6. Amanda~ http://thescrapoholiccandyshop.blogspot.com
  7. Angie ~ http://atuttletime.blogspot.com
  8. Belinda ~ http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com
  9. Janet ~ http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
  10. Lucy ~ http://www.love2createitall.com
  11. Lisa Woodward ~  http://mycraftyspaces.blogspot.com/
  12. Edwina~ http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
  13. Rhonda ~ http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/

There is a wonderful group of sponsors to help us with the celebration but as with everything else, there are rules and regulations which will be noted with each sponsor.

After a long afternoon of crafting, deadline rushes for orders and posts, what would be better than a prize package from SimplySilverton-a soap and paperworks company? This prize pack will include 2-4oz. handmade luxury soap and and a pound of bath salt soak. To be eligible, please show your blog love to our participants by leaving comments and following their blogs, and also visiting and liking their page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/SimplySilverton-a-soap-and-paperworks-company-llc/218576901486847.

Lucy Kelleher - Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart is donating a $10 Gift Certificate which you can use towards any Close to My Heart products in celebration of Kimberly and Rachelle's birthdays! ( http://lucyk.ctmh.com). To enter to win, you will need to leave a comment on her blog (http://love2createitall.com) and become a follower of her blog. For an additional entry, "Like" her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LucyK.CTMH.

The amazingly talented Daisy Collins of “I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose” has donated a $15 gift certificate to her store (http://www.zibbet.com/tsunamirose) and a copy of “I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose” sketches from the month of July! In addition to leaving blog love for all of our participants and following their blogs, please followhttp://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com for updates and inspiration for Daisy’s sketches and visit and like her fan page athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/106370486155916/

Lisa Peters of Scrapping with Lisa Designs, http://www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/, is offering a $20 Gift Certificate to her store for paper piecing or digital designs.

If you wish to send our 50th birthday gals a birthday card, their addresses are listed for you below! Again, thanks for visiting today and don't forget to wish our birthday ladies a super happy happy birthday!!!!!

Kimberly Pate
PO Box 166
Peru, NE 68421

Rachelle Larsen
1099 N. Monarch Ave.
Post Falls, Idaho 83854

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed my presentation! Love to read your comments.
Have an awesome day!!!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet


Audrey Frelx said...

I absolutely LOVE-LOVE these minis!!! They are fabulous!!! And I love the colors -- so bright and lively!!

A very happy birthday to Kimberly and Rachell!!!

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Janet, those are delightful little albums. I need to get the sizes on these. They look like fun to make.

Kimberly Pate | KP Kreations said...

Oh My gosh! I am in awe of the two beautiful cards that you made for this hop. I so love them both. And what is wrong with the bows? ? Not a thing . . . However, I know how you feel, bows are not my thing at all.

Thank you for including the video on how to make these great cards!!!

Thank you so much for sharing in Rachelle's and my 50th birthday blog hop.


Crafting With Blue said...

these minis are GORGEOUS, im jealous :)

cant wait to see the birthday pics that get put in them.

silvia said...

Gorgeous projects!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Rachelle said...

O My Gosh Janet, You outdid yourself on these, they are so beautiful!
Thank You for celebrating with us!

Shawnee said...

Very pretty!! Both albums are gorgeous!

Edwina said...

Wow! Those mini albums are fabulous! I love them! They are both so pretty. Great job on them! i am sure they will both be loved. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

Kel said...

Fantastic mini's Happy Birthday to all the 50 and fabulous ladies!