Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop!

I’m so happy you are joining us for the very first Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop celebrating April’s favorite color - GREEN! If you are coming from Jennifer's Blog, you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us. We’ve had so much fun doing this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including a fun grand prize for this hop. This hop runs all day on April 30th, so you have plenty of time to check out each project!

Ok, first, before I show my project, I want to apologize! For those of you who regularly visit my blog, you will see I haven't blogged in a while. Last Tuesday I was admitted to the hospital for pancreatitus caused by gallstones. I ended up staying in the hospital for 5 days and at the end had to have surgery to have my gallbladder removed (they said I had over 150 stones in there!). Not fun! It's been a rough week trying to get back to my normal routine of things here at home. I planned on having a big project for this hop, but unfortunately, due to some unforeseen circumstances, that didn't happen. So I'm very sorry!

Now for my project:

For this project, I started to make a "Happy Birthday" paper bag album, but as you can see, I have finished the cover, but the rest just didn't get done in time! I used the Party Animal Pattern collection from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs for the turtle and the confetti & streamers. The paper I used is from Basic Grey's new line "Life of the Party." Since April likes Green, I tried to jam pack as much green into my project as I could and I thought the little turtle was the perfect finishing touch! And for those of you wanting to see the final finished product, I should have it completed and in my Etsy Shop by next week!

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday April!!! Thanks for letting me celebrate with you!

And Here is the Lineup:
1. April Nourse http://curlsngrins.blogspot.com/
2. Mandie Wade http://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com/
3. Jennifer Blue Hawkins http://scrapaholicjen.blogspot.com/
4. Emily Lahham http://www.createserendipity.net/
5. Deborah Foti http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
6. Corrine Paul http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/
7. Stephanie Jones http://missprissygraceann.blogspot.com/
8. Lucy Kelleher http://love2createitall.blogspot.com/
9. Theresa White http://treasures4lifeby-t.blogspot.com/
10. Martha Galvez http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
11. Lisa Norris http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/
12. Cherie Pemberton http://www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com/
13. Jen Rubio http://www.jenrubio.blogspot.com/
14. Lisa Peters http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/

What would a birthday be without gifts? This gift could be yours because there is also an overall grand prize just for hopping with us! The grand prize is sponsored by April from Curls & Grins Creations (the first blog on the hop). In order to be eligible for the grand prize you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop and become a follower of April’s blog.

Your next blog is Deborah at http://www.scrappingmamma.net


Jamie said...

This is so cute! Can't wait to see the finished product! I love the banner. I'm a new follower.


Unknown said...

Sooo sorry to hear you were in the hospital, i thought you were awful quiet! Poor thing, I hope you're feeling better. LOVE the album cover. Just rest up and finish when you feel better! HUGS.
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Lisa Norris said...

This is just ADORABLE! I love the little turtle with the cake on his back! So happy to be in this hop with you...thanks for sharing!

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April said...

Thank you for sharing! I love your turtle and I'm so glad you are feeling better!

scrapaholicjen said...

Love it! Great job - I'm also IN lOVE with that acrylic album you did!
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Cathie w said...

so so cute TFS!!!!!


LBrocchi said...

Hope your feeling better soon! I love the album! Your work is always amazing!

Lauren B
lbrocchi (at) gmail (dot) com

Christina said...

I can tell from the cover that this is going to be a gorgeous album! I love the cover!! I hope you feel better soon.


Ms. Tuzo said...

SO cute!!! Love it!!!!

Unknown said...

I am so sorry too that you were in the hospital, but so thankful you are okay. I think your album is beautiful and is going to be so cute when its finished.
I am a new follower.

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Corrine said...

I love this mini album!! Corrine http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/

Lillian Child said...

Your project is SO very lovely!

And I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out.


Patti Ross said...

I just love this mini album - so cute!!! Hope you are feeling better soon - It's so hard to be "down" this time of year!

Patti Ross

Anna said...

Very cute. Sorry to hear you have been so sick. Wow 150 gallstones??? WOW!!!
Hope you are better now.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

tandkparker said...

I love your mini-album!! It's ready for a party. I hope you're feeling better!
TFS - Kim
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Unknown said...

I love the cover - that little turtle is adorable - I am sure the finished product will be just as nice and beautiful as the cover. Hope you are feeling better.

PixiesDelight said...

Hopew you are feeling better! BAd gallbladders are hard to deal with!!!

kathlee said...

Ohhhh that is so serious! So glad you recovered well. That happened to my husband but he refused to go to the hospital. He told the dr. that I would take care of him (I'm a nurse) Hahaha..........he told me that AFTER the fact! Love your project. It is beautiful. Stay well!

Trisha said...

So sorry that you have not been well. You must have had such pain. Get on the mend soon. Love the start of your mimi album. It is going to be adorable when done. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Creative Diva said...

Oh! I love this! Great job.


Stephanie said...

The turtle WAS the perfect touch! Loved your project!


Brenda said...

So sorry to hear you were in the hospital. I hope you are feeling better. No need to apologize for not having the project done. The cover is great! Love everything about it, especially the turtle.


Theresa said...

i love that bag album!!! I havent made one in a while... i think i'll have to make one again soon!

jessica said...

hope your feeling better :)
I love your mini bag album...I have yet to try one...have seen so many made and think it is about time I give it a go...thanks for the inspiration


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Cherie said...

Hope you are feeling better!! It is a lovely book!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa R. said...

Gee, I sure hope you're feeling better! I wouldn't be crafting if I was sick , what a trooper you are! Love the fun cheery paper bag album! The turtle is adorable, i want him. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Kaitlin said...

Hope your feeling better! Really cute project!:)


Lucy Kelleher said...

Your album is so colorful! Thanks for sharing :)

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