Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jenny's Big Birthday Blog-a-versary Blog Hop

Welcome to Jenny's Big Birthday Blog-a-versary Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Teresa at thescrapbookingqueen.com, you're in the right place!


 If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Crazy About Cricut and start at the beginning.  

The theme of this blog hop is Birthdays. Be sure to visit each blog for inspiration and fun BLOG CANDY.

I have this monster themed birthday pack to share with you today. These are for Jenny so I really hope she received them already! I made the card and my two sons put the notebook together. They said Jenny needed a gift (not just a card) and insisted that "EVERYONE" needs a notebook. :)


Here is the card. I used Mini Monsters for the two part red monster.  All the monstery layers were cut using Post-it Craft Paper. I embossed the red layers and the blue horns. 

 I used Gypsy Wanderings for the card base (welded with my Gypsy).  To make the card layers, I just resized the card shape by 1/4" for each mat.
The little speech bubble is from Create a Critter. I created the sentiment by combining "a simple hi" and "big hugs" from two different stamps in the same stamp set.

All the stamps are from Hero Arts "Big Hugs" set. The black and white ribbon is from Joann's (I think it's a wonderful compliment to my gel pen stitching).

This is the inside of the card... and the monster's tail! :)

Again, I embossed the red layer of the monster's tail. You can see how well the Post-it Craft paper embosses.

This is Jenny's notebook from my kids.  They used the same paper I used for the cover. It's American's Traditions paper called "Game Day." I don't know if it's still available, it's been in my stash for a while. We used my Bind-it-All to bind the notebook.

This cute little monster is cut from paper from the DCWV summer paper pack and glitter paper for the party hat. Didn't my 8-year-old draw a wonderful smile! He used dimensional paint. My 6-year old added the googly eye. I added the gel pen stitches.

This is a little stamp we picked up at a garage sale.  I think it's from a Close to my Heart set. I think the hand-written look is perfect for a child! :)

Thanks for visiting me today.  For blog candy, I am offering a custom made notebook to two winners.  Please leave me a comment to win.

Your next stop is Julie at www.cricutchick.com 

http://www.cricutchick.com <--- Your next stop

137 comments:

Creative Diva said...

Wow! I totally love your projects! I especially love the colors you used. TFS New follower!

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98@gmail.com

GabyCreates.com said...

You did super great with Jenny's favorite red and Halloween!!

Amber said...

You and the kiddos did a fabulous job on these! I love the bright and exciting colors and that monster is too cute! Your stitching adds the perfect wow to both projects! I'm sure Jenny will love these!

Georgiana said...

Your sons are always so thoughtful! I love that they want everyone to take notes. Your card is so vibrant. Great job and I know Jenny will love her gifts.

Georgiana
coachfans at cox dot net

Colleen said...

Your monster cards are so much fun. I am a new follower, such cute projects.

Sarah said...

Super cute Birthday set! Thanks for sharing with us and being part of this awesome hop!
Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
craftingwithsarah@ gmail. com

Ruby Rose said...

genius idea using the swiss dots to give emboss the monster's tail inside! it looks a little like a tongue to me and actually made me go ewwww and smile. :)

TFS!
Ruby
paper-junkie.blogspot.com

Scrappin' Sista said...

OMGoodness. I love, love, love your card and notebook. You hit the nail on the head with this design. Tell your sons, GREAT JOB!!! TFS such beautiful inspiration.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Toni said...

Super cute cards. TFS.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Simply AJ said...

Such a fun card and notebook! I love the colors and the way you brought the little monsters to life. Tell the kids-Great Job! Jenny is going to love it!! Thanks for sharing. Happy follower too! AJ
queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com
queenofmynest(dot)blogspot(dot)com

Jenny said...

Cute card and notebook....thanks for sharing.

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

mitch1066 said...

Now thats a fun gift!!I also think crafting with your kids makes for quality time.

mitch1066(at)gmail.com

sgrcookie said...

Your sons did a great job on the notebook, too cute!!

serina dot nelson at gmail dot com

more fun scraps said...

I love your projects they are always so cute. Keep them coming

Morefunscraps.blogspot.com
Morefunscraps@gmail.com

Laura said...

Love the cute, not scarey monsters! lol Love the bright colors, too. Great job!

Autumn said...

So TOTALLY CUTE!!!! LOVE the notebook!!! I want a bind-it-all.... :'( Oh, well, one day, maybe! LOL Loving the blog hop!! You guys are all sooooo talented!!

Glora said...

Cute monster cards. I love the embossing on them. So super cute! Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Tanya said...

Love the Monster theme! Great job :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

JenBenLola said...

Love them! I just got this cartridge not that long ago and haven't gotten much inspiration from it but i LOVE the card where the monster is coming out the hole on front then his tail is on the inside. That's great! Can't wait to pull the cartridge out now! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

sweetlilscrapper said...

so creative! love the colours!
thanks for the chance to win

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper@hotmail.ca

Tracy said...

That is the coolest nootbook :0) Another cart used I dont have :0( tracyzahm@yahoo.com

GrannyCharlotte said...

Love the colors you used. The little monster is so cute. The notebook is such a nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

This is the cutest idea ever!!!!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the card and notebook!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Esther said...

Darling, darling cards!
Love the google eye!!!

http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com

Cathie w said...

LOVE YOU PROJECTS...TFS!!!!

Cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Nina said...

To cute. i just love the card, super fun. thanks for sharing and a chance to win

Scrapnatic said...

These cards are so cute!! I really need to use my mini monsters cartridge!! Thanks so much for sharing!

scrapnatic@yahoo.com

Jacqueline said...

Super Cute project
Hugs ~ Jacqueline
madebyjacqueline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Brenda said...

Love the card and notebook! That's a very creative way to use Mini Monsters! I'm now a follower.

HappyScrapper64@bex.net

RLS Innovations said...

I would love to win that custome made notebook. Your kids are talented too. I guess thay get it from you. I am a new follower and will be back to look your projects over.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Amanda said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation. Im here from the scrapbooking queen on the bloghop.

Like I said in the previous post I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Amanda

Sharon said...

These are just fantastic!! Your sons did an awesome job on the notebook and the card is just great!! :)
http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com

DebbyP said...

I'm a new follower. Your card and note book are so freaking cute. And your sons are so sweet letting you know they think Jenny needed a gift too. TFS
TTFN. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Oh my goodness...I love these..they are so cute.
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Tami B. said...

These are fun. Love how you did the inside with the tail or tentacle coming out of the hole.

Emily said...

So much fun! Great projects :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Cheryl love your card and note pad both are perfect gifts for Jenny
Thanks for sharing your talent
The Scrapbooking Queen

lindagk23 said...

Your projects are so cute!!! And how sweet of your sons to want to make a present to go with the cards! thanks so much for sharing with us! lindagk23ataoldotcom

iluvkatie74 said...

So cute! Tell your kids they did a great job.

iluvkatie74
at yahoo
dot com

Donna said...

I have the Monsters cart!!! Great idea using it.

Tanya said...

How cute!!! Love the colors and the papers you used!!!

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Kristin said...

Great card and notebook! I love the paper!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Love your projects!! Love the monsters & the colors you used! TFS!
tweetyb@satx.rr.com

Jenn said...

Such fun and colourful projects!Those monsters are so cute and your kids did a great job. TFS!
Jenn
www.craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

Very cute card! You did an awesome job, Cheryl! Thanks for sharing.

sweetpeascards@yahoo.com
sweetpeascards.blogspot.com

craftaholic said...

Super awesome card and notebook!! You and your sons did an awesome job and the googlie eye is terrific!!! I am a follower and thanks for sharing!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

Shannon Leffew Keith said...

Love them both. just got this cart and only used it once but I got it cause it was so cute so thanks for the ideas. shannleffew2@yahoo.com

Brenna said...

those are great cards, and i love love love the notebook!! your kids are right, everyone needs a good notebook!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Celeste said...

your projects are soooo adorable.

Debc06 said...

Love the card and the boys are right everyone needs a notebook. Love that their creativity is encouraged.
debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine @ hot mail dot com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

So cute!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Jenn said...

Love the card!!!

Jenn
http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com/
jenniferreavis@sbcglobal.net

tnelson said...

Your projects are too cute!!!

taphnenelson@gmail.com

Ashley said...

That is so cute!!! I love it!! I need to pull that cart out for things other than halloween I see... TFS!!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh(at)gmail(dot)com

Marianne S. said...

Super adorable card and notebook, great job. It is so great that your kids were involved in the gift!! Thank you for sharing.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot fom
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

Scrappin Time Gal said...

Your cards and book are really cute. Thanks for sharing...I already follow your blog.

AnnCarolW@aol.com

Sherrie K. said...

Great card!!! I would have never thought to use that cart for a birthday card. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing! Already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Angela R said...

I absolutly love the way that you used the little monsters and the colors, I also love the way you put his tail insode the card looking as if he came through it! Thank you so much for sharing!

Angela
arebori0204@gmail.com
www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com

Jennifer~My Creative Crafting said...

How cool! I love that you made a matching notebook, and that tail on the inside is so cool :)

~Jennifer

mycreativecrafting.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Your cards are super cute!
http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/
Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

Glitter Fantasies said...

The more I see the more I am liking that cart! Love what you did - they are so adorable!!

Jackie

Jamie said...

Love what you did with the mini monsters cartridge. I don't think I have that one yet, think it's on my list. It's always great to have ideas thought beforehand. TFS.

sleeplesswonder said...

I love the card and the notebook. I am loving the post-it paper, it looks sooo cool. I like how the monster is coming out of a hole on front and you see the tail on the inside, so cool. TFS.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

alwayscharlie said...

Wonderful project today!!

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Maureen Reiss said...

These cards are super cute!!!
Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10 at aol dot com

AJoy said...

Awesome card and notebook!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Tristan's Time 4 Craftin' said...

I like yours book it is nice

see ya
Tristan
tristans_time_4_craftin@yahoo.com

http://tristans-time-4-craftin.blogspot.com/

Liz said...

Fun card! tfs I really liked all the texture of the card :D

Dana said...

VERY cute! I love the mini monsters cricut cart. It is one of my favorites!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

Jenny said...

So adorable! Those monsters are the cutest! So glad I found your blog :) New follower!

Jenny
www.papercutcreations.blogspot.com
papercraftjenny@gmail.com

Fot said...

thats so cute , Thank you for sharing ..
Debfoti
ustoleit@comcast.net
http://www.scrappingmamma.net

Esmommy said...

Love them.. what cute cards.. I love that cart as well!! TFS
Tracy
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

How very creative. Great cards.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I am a follower.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Sandy S. said...

Oh so cute. Love all the fun colors.
Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

BECKY said...

I love monsters! Very cute.

FMonty said...

OKAY this is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! TFS such a fab project :)

Debbie said...

wow this is such a cute set the card is super cute and I just love the note book great gift too I miss my kids being little and helping me I use to love watching them wk on crafting thanks for sharing Hugs Debbie
debbiewilson62@comcast.net

quilt4fun2 said...

I love how you put the tail on the inside of the card. Sweet your boys got involved and made the notebook. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Scrappin Place said...

Love the card and the notebook. I also love the idea about getting the kids involed! Great job

Cindy said...

Super cute monsters! I love your cards!!! COOL :)

shanna13 said...

I love your little monster cards. TFS shanna13@frontiernet.net

The Bookin Room said...

Oh my goodness! I love the card and the notebook!! TFS!
thebookinroom@hotmail.com

Annette said...

How wonderful that your kiddos made a note book for Jenny...what a blessing to have thoughtful kids. I love the kid-like look of your projects; would brighten anyone's day. Smiles to you, Annette
amfahuna@gmail.com

sandra said...

Wow the notebook and the card are super adorable I love the cute monsters!!!!

Silvia said...

wow I love your projects and the colors are so cool for a Bithday!!!

alvinadiaz@msn.com

Kimberly said...

This is so super cute!! Love it!Thanks for sharing!
Kimberly
usafwifey20 at yahoo dot com

mamawcindy said...

I just Love your projects. Super Cute! I have that Cartridge. Haven't had a chance to use it yet. I'm a follower. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

fantastic ! I have this cart and have never used it.. I think i found inspiration.. thank you

kathlee said...

Oh that is way to cute! Love that octopus!! TFS
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Sarah Magill-Straisfeld said...

Creative talent runs in the genes! You all did a fabulous job.
www.sarahprocrastinatinb.blogspot.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations to Jenny...It's my birthday this month too...I have blog candy also...go check it out... I'm already a happy follower.
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

JennyKozar said...

Great card and fantastic notebook. That was so kind for you.

Jenny Kozar

jlkozar AT comcast DOT net

Penny said...

All of your projects are so bright and cute. TFS

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

ScrapinShana said...

What a cute set! The monsters are so adorable, it makes me want to buy this cart!!

lisa said...

Your kids did a wonderful job! I'm sure Jenny loved her gift and card!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

What fun projects! Love the primary colors and designs.


Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Jeanine said...

Cute card

Kaitlin said...

Very cute!:)

Kaitlin
angel1694@comcast.net
http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/

Marcy S. said...

Those are just adorable, I know Jenny will love them. I have been a follower and thanks for the chance to win awesome blog candy.

m dot serrano at live dot com
http://marcyscreativecrafts.blogspot.com/

Anniebee said...

These are too cute, Cheryl! I love the one-eyed monster and the tail sticking out of the hole. They are both adorable. What a great notebook for a kid of any age. TFS! I'm already a follower.

Anne
anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Scraps2treasure said...

awesome card - really fun - new follower

Holly said...

Cute card. I love it!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

CathyinMN said...

Very fun projects! TFS!

Chris Wooten said...

I am a new follower..love your blog...

thank you

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Debbie said...

you did a great job thanks

upnurse at aol dot com

kristyscraps said...

Super cute projects! I could totally see my boys making these for birthday party gifts!
kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Gabriela Sandoval said...

These are just too adorable. I love these monsters!

Gabriela

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Cheryl~ I LOVE how versatile Mini monsters in!! I just bought it for this blog hop and now realize I can use it for so many boy birthday cards and not just for halloween. Where in Vancouver do you live?? I am over here in Troutdale, Or. It is nice to know there are other Cricutiers so close to me. Your projects have inspired me to try out something new.

Sharon

sharonlittrell@earthlink.net

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Cute projects and your son was right.. Everyone does need a notebook :)


candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com
peaches581athotmaildotcom

Honeybearz Designs said...

Cheryl the card and notebook are just great. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

Misty said...

Love the projects. Sweet that the kids helped!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Julie said...

Very cute. I was going to ask you where you found the a big hi' sentiment" and am so glad to see you made it using stamps you already have. It's such a great way to get the most out of what you have!

thanks!
Just Julie
juliemccrary at hotmail dot com

2LilPrincesses said...

I love the card!! I also love that you used Mini Monsters! When I bought that cart I wasn't too sure when I was going to use it other than Halloween so I love the cuts make a cute Bday card too! TFS! :)

Candace

scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Your projects are so cute! I'm a new follower.

jlieungh23@gmail.com

Cammie said...

Nice cards

Tamara said...

I love your cards! They made me LOL literally! Just too cute! :)
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Lara said...

I love how thoughtful this is! What a wonderful family effort! lclass003 at gmail dot com

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

great notebook, love to create with my children, thanks for sharing, looks like a great cart.

dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

Cristi said...

Oh this notebook and card are so adorable!! How sweet of you to giveaway a personalized notebook.
Big HUGS
Cristi
mygirlzandzanderock@gmail.com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your card and notebook for Jenny.
Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

Sandy said...

Love how you finished out the inside of the card!

pennykitz said...

I would love to win a custom notebook by you...your work is amazing!!!
pennykitz@charter.net
http://pennykitz@charter.net

joydee1963 said...

Thats a great notebook! I am a follower! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

*Star said...

What fun projects! I love that your boy are so sweet and wanted to make her a gift. :) Tfs and have a great day!

stars paper passion at gmail dot com
starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

Karen L said...

OMG...how cute is that card??!! I love it!! I'm a new follower and enjoying the hop!

Melissa said...

So cute, great job on the projects!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

mzcherub2009 at att dot net

Tambo said...

love this design of the critters on the card and the notebook. Great job. New follower, thanks, Tami
tambo1010 at comcast dot net
tamboscreations.blogspot.com

Amy M. said...

great projects! Love that you involved your kids!

JANLYNN said...

So nice to include your kids in this blog haop. Such bright cheerful colors.

BunnyFreak said...

Great cards. These would be great for male birthdays.

Cyndi S said...

What a fun card and notebook. Your gel pen stitching looks like you really sewed it. Fantastic.
cstephenson at q dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This are so fun and Adorable!

Katya said...

Wow how fun this set is! Love the colors and theme. Great job.
TFS.
Katya
Kattyxotica.blogspot.com

LAscrapper said...

OMG! These are so stinkin adorable!!! I'm Jenny will love it! I wish I was Jenny! ;)

That's so cute your sons contributed! Can't wait till mine can....she's 17 months! Almost there....yeah right!

Besos,
Melissa

Melparra@hotmail.com

McVic said...

love your cards! really cute!
kacee
mcvicwif@Yahoocom

217 Creations said...

I love your take on this cartridge and birthday theme!