Sunday, June 26, 2011

Link Up Love Party with K Andrew.

This Link Up Love Party  sponsored by K Andrew is a  great way to find new blogs, share your blog, and get inspiration from one another.
One of the rules is to post your favorite project that you've done in your blog post WITH ONE thing you are grateful for!
Here is my project:  and I am so thankful I have a wonderful hubby that has blessed me with Beautiful Jillian who has a love for crafting too!  A family who prays together stays together and a family who crafts together has more FUN!!!

Jillian's Big Birthday Celebration Blog Hop June 10, 2011 ~ Day 1

Hi and Welcome to Jillian's Big Birthday Celebration Blog Hop.  This is to celebrate my baby's birthday!  She will be 12!!!  Hard to believe!  she is almost taller than I and started her own Greeting Card business at 10 then her own stamp line at 11 ~ what will 12 bring ? ? ?
For my first project, I did a tag.  Her birthday and dance recital normally fall on the same weekend!  So here is a tag I will give to her tomorrow, June 11th after the dance recital ~ yes then we go shopping and she picks out something for doing such a great job and looking so beautiful on stage!  I am not a proud momma am I!
First I took an Inkssentials #8 Tag Distressed it with Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord then used our Tiny Dots background stamp (by A Jillian Vance Design) inked with Dusty Concord.  

The Flower is from the Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge and I had an old Hymnal that I glued a page to Clearly for Art Modeling Film by Studio 490, Wendy Veechi.  This stuff is so cool and the Cricut cut it just fine ~ I did a multi cut on a #5 setting on the blade)!  When you heat it up you can shape and form it after it cools, then if you don't like it heat it again and it can be reshaped.  It is distressed with Victorian Velvet.  

I used Olive Archival Ink by Ranger for the stem of the flower (a fun,cheap stamp from Pat Catan's).  
The center of the flower is a button punched from Kraft paper and distressed with Dusty Concord.  

Hand dyed seam binding with both Dusty Concord and Victoian Velvet with a little Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl ~ tied in a knot and added one of our new "Pear Pins" is pinned thru the center, which adds a perfect touch!.  
(Pear Pins are coming to soon ~ we can't wait!!!)
I stamped In the Spotlight  and Dance Recital from On Broadway by A Jillian Vance Design and Birthday Blessings from Birthday Blessings by A Jillian Vance Design all in Deep Purple Archival Ink by Ranger.  Added the film strip from the Tim Holtz die to give it some stage appeal!

**Edited ~ 6/10/2011 11:00am**
Link Up Love Party: How it Works

*Link Up Party runs from Tuesday 6/21 to Tuesday 6/28. Winners announced 6/29
*Grab my blinkie and post on your blog's sidebar
*Be a follower of this blog
*Create a new blog post that is titled Link Up Love Party with K Andrew. In your post, you must mention that the link up love party is a way to get to know each other and find new blog inspiration, mention my blog, with a link back to my blog .
*Post your favorite project that you've done in your blog post WITH ONE thing you are grateful for!
*Copy and paste the link up code into your blog post so the Inlinkz will show up on your blog
*Spread the word so everyone can join in!
*You must visit, follow, and comment on the 5 people before you AND the 5 people after you in the Inlinkz. It would be fantastic if you would visit as many as you can--maybe everyone? If you are one of the first 5 then you will need to blog the ones before you and a few more after--as long as it's a minimum of 10 near you in the link up tool/gadget)
If you do not do the above your link will be deleted, because it's just not fair to those who work so hard linking up and showing love to the ones on the list. I have two moderators who will be checking this out to keep it awesome and fun!


Dr Sonia S V said...

Thank You for dropping by my blog. From the LULP saying Hi and what a beautiful flower from the music sheets! Wish your daughter many happy returns of the day
YOur newest follower

*****A Creative Journey with Melissa***** said...

LOVE the tag! The detail you put into this is AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing! Welcome to the LULP :) This is my first time and I am LOVING IT! BTW, I LOVE YOUR BLOG NAME! Made me LOL!

Melanie - The Paper Retreat said...

I love this! Beautiful color choices and the stamping you did is terrific. I am a new follower from the LULP. Melanie

Unknown said...

Very pretty tag, I love the flower and bling. Your blog is so sweet. It is peaceful and soothing. I came over from the LULP. I am a new follower, I would love for you to come and visit me too. Hugs, Pam at

Annette_Marlow said...

That is a very pretty tag! I love the vintage look to it as well! Thank you so much for sharing with the LULP, I'm a new follower of yours now. Love that you're giving a hand in a charitable cause to help out by spreading the word, I will definitely be checking it out!

Unknown said...

You have some great stuff. Thanks for participating at LULP. I'm looking forward to more!!

Lisa said...

Wow, this tag is so gorgeous! I love the flower! And I hope your daughter has a very happy birthday - she is so adorable in her dance recital pics! I'm stopping by from the LULP...I'm already a follower :D


Kelly S said...

What a lovely tag. Just beautiful! I am a new follower from the LULP. I would love it if you stopped by my blog as well.


Kim said...

I just love your tag! The stuff you used to make the flower with is very cool I have never heard of that before! Where do you find it? I'm a new follower peeking in from LULP:)

Leanne said...

New follower from K.Andrew's LLUP. I hope you come over & follow me too. Great card! I love the way the flower was made.

~pink crayons~ said...

awwww!! what a pretty card it is :D
I'm a new follower from link up love party! :D
Do drop by my blog's the link

Scrappin Diva said...

Beautiful flower!! I just stop by from the LULP to give some love.

LaKesha aka Scrappin Diva

kavitha said...

Very pretty!!love the flower.
I am here frm link up party n glad to follow u:)

Bunny Vance said...

@ Kim, Email me and we have it just not listed on our website
It is $4 a pack that has 3 sheets :)

Unknown said...

Hi, this is Pam from the LULP. I stopped by again because I noticed your Icon did not show up on my followers list, so I came back to see if mine was here and it was not, I added it again so I think you are set. Please come back to my blog and re-enter your name on my followers gadget. I have had a lot of trouble with this gadget!! So sorry for asking you to do this again, but it gave me a chance to see your stuff again. Hugs, Pam at

Amy said...

I am here from the LULP! Very nice project and very nice blog too! :) I am now a follower, would love for you to follow me too!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Super project...popping in for support from the LULP. I am already a follower, hope you follow me as well. ~Shen

FaithbyHeavenlyDesigns said...

Very Beautiful tag!!I love the flower and the paper you used is cute!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Amy said...

Here from the LULP and I love your tag! Beautiful! New Follower :)Amy