Monday, February 7, 2011

You Say It's Your Birthday Blog Hop!!

Please note, this is my second post for the day.  Scroll down to see my design team entry for the Paper Playtime theme of the week!

Hello and welcome to the You Say It's Your Birthday Blog Hop hosted by Erika from CricutLove.  You should have arrived here from Melissa's Blog.  If you are just stopping in here you can find the complete blog list below, or you can jump straight to Erika's Blog to start the hop!!

The theme for this blog hop is the Beatles and is celebrating Erika's daughter Ashley's birthday!!  We were to pick a song and base our project on that song in some way.  My project is based solely on the title of 'A Day in the Life' from the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!  I worked backwards and found a title that would fit the project I wanted to make (hehe).  I made a daily journal/diary for Ashley which should arrive for her some time this week!! 

To create this project I used a YourStory 5x7 album cover, and decorated it with various cricut cuts and some bling.  The pages are blank white (no lines).  This was the first time I used my YourStory and I have to say, I LOVE IT!  I picked it out for myself as a Christmas present from my hubby for a FANTASTIC deal from OhMyCrafts ($29 for a kit that included the YourStory machine, and AMAZING rotary trimmer, a variety of hard cover book covers, and a package of various laminating pouches...SUCH a good deal and when I checked this weekend it was on sale again!!).  Anywhoo...on to the project!!



Cardstock - Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink), Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up!), Pink Book Cover (Yourstory)
Die Cuts - Home Decor, Indie Art (Cricut)
Binding: YourStory Machine
Rhinestones (imaginisce iRock), White Gel Pen, Black Pen

Hope you enjoy!!  Please leave a comment, I love to hear from you!
Lisa
Blog Hop Lineup
Lisa - http://crop-and-create.blogpot.com/ - YOU ARE HERE!!
Elsa - http://cricutlvr.blogspot.com/ - GO HERE NEXT!! :)

92 comments:

Erika Valdez said...

AWW Lisa that is beautiful! You did an amazing job and it is very original!! Thank you for joining me and making this the best birthday ever for Ashley!!

Lots of Cricut Love,
Erika

Lauren said...

This is sooo pretty!

Lauren

Pammejo said...

Lisa, your album is beautiful. I need to get this cartridge.

pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Scrapnatic said...

Very nice!!!

MawMann said...

It's lovely! I love mini albums and it's nice to see that song represented so beautifully.
mawmann@gmail.com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is beautiful! I love it!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Abby said...

Soooo beautiful!!! Love that cute butterfly!!!!and all the detail!!!

DIANA L. said...

Love it it is darling! Thanks for the opportunity to win something

Come over to my blog I have a give away also.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

SO pretty!!!!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Glenda said...

Such a beautiful journal! Love the pinks and the cricut cuts!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Julie Wasson said...

beautiful

Thanks for the great hop too.

juliewasson@yahoo.com

tidbitsnscraps.blogspot.com

Vivi Martínez said...

Beautiful gift...Ashley will love it.

ScrappingStephanie said...
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Rosie said...

i love this book! cant wait to get my machine!
rmini@satx.rr.com

ScrappingStephanie said...

Lisa, your album cover is gorgeous (I had to delete my original comment because I wrote card by accident)I am so embarased I have not been to your blog in forever!!! Shame on me. I totally miss your creations..it is just so hard keeping up with all the projects and the hopping too. I am putting you in my fav blog list right NOW!! Again, love your album cover, something so sweet and peaceful about it.

Hugs,
Stephanie

Jennifer said...

Love the butterflies, Lisa! Your album is beautiful -- I know Ashley will LOVE it!

~ Jen

jlhudson2 at cox dot net

CraftCrazee said...

I just love how girly this one is!!!


amandawason@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

You did an amazing job! I love this! You ladies have done an awesome job on this hop! I have enjoyed every project so far! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Cheryl said...

I know she'll love that. Good idea!
Cheryl
www.pinkandpaper.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Love the butterflies! So pretty!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Monica Flores said...

raelly cute. newest follower!!

JennyKozar said...

That is really cute!

lovescrapreflect said...

wonderful gift calebwmartin@yahoo.com

GIJoesWife said...

I love this project. It's perfect for an 11 year old girl. Thanks for sharing.



GIJoesbarbie22@aim.com

Cindylu2u said...

What a beautiful card, you did an amazing job!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Carrie K said...

What a super cute book!! Love it!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

Carley said...

This is beautiful! I love it! What all does the your story do I may need to check into that. I may have to add you to the dreaded list of enablers ha ha just kidding! Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a fabulous day filled with lots of sparkle!
~Hugs~
Carley
CarleyCarter@gmail.com

joni said...

Amazing!!! She will love this! How pretty! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

LesleyfromWI said...

Very pretty! I got a YourStory from my son for Christmas and I love it!

Melissa said...

This is simply beautiful !!!! I Love It.... Great Job


Hugs & Scraps

Melissa

Mseigler2423@aol.com

jennyplace2 said...

Awesome Card! and I just love that song. TFS.

tk_themom_smith said...

I loved the album. Just the thing for a young girl to keep track of things.

Vicki said...

Great project. So very pretty.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Ann Morrell said...

Very clever idea...wrote this one down
yzarctoo@aol.com

Cathie w said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!


cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Love this cute album and My Story is something I am definitely planning on investing in soon. Thanks for the info and sharing your project with us on the hop. :) Became a follower as well.

Creative Diva said...

I love the butterflies! Especially the colors you used! Thanks for sharing!
creativediva98@gmail.com
creativediva98.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Love your color selection.

Darlene said...

what a sweet idea! TFS

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Kris Dietz said...

This is so beautiful! Wonderful colors.

Kris
dietzrobles@yahoo.com

Brenna said...

that is a gorgeous book! I seriosly need to look into this machine a bit more, it looks awesome! thanks for sharing!!
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

What a beautiful project.. love the colors, I have the mini YourStory haven't used yet.. thanks for the inspiration.

Thanks for sharing...

Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Love the cover of the book. I will need to check out OhMyCrafts.com - I have never been there.
Thanks for sharing
mlcain0202(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jessica said...

This is so beautiful, I've been wondering about the your story, love this!
Jessica
Creativestamperspot@gmail dot com
Thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Lisa, I've left an award for you over at my blog! :)

http://gator-4-life.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

~ Jen

scrapperbecka said...

Lisa,
your card is beautiful

AJoy said...

Very pretty!

I got this deal too! It was too good to pass up.


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

Meagan said...

I have been eyeing the Your Story. Unsure whether or not I wanted to purchase one. This makes me definitely want it!!! Thanks for sharing.

Meagan
beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

SueNJ said...

This is beautiful and I want a Yourstory so badly. When I hit my first weight goal I am getting it for myself. TFS it :)


Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

wow this is a very special gift it is so pretty I have the your story but never used it yet I just took it out of the box the other day I had it for over a yr now your album has inspired me to give it a try thanks for sharing hugs Debbie

Carrie's Corner said...

Lovely project! TFS!
Carrie
cau0617 at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

How gorgeous! Love the colors and the whole idea! Ashley's having a great birthday.
Amyscats
amylfahnestock@gmail.com

Mary said...

Beautiful album. I'm sure Ashleys going to love filling it with her precious memories!
mary3mom at yahoo dot com

Percilla G said...

What a cute journal/diary. A perfect gift for a young girl.
Perderg@q.com

Kim H said...

OMG... this is so simply elegant! I love the whole idea of a keepsakes for the birthday girl! She will love it! Awesome job! I also love the "helping" the husband pick a great gift! I did that last year with my mothers day gift! lol
tfs
rkrharris at comcast dot net

Becks Cricards said...

Beautiful album! Very creative, TFS.

I am a new follower =)

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

ScrappinAnn said...

Hi, I am a new follower. I love the book you made. I have a Your Story too, it is a great tool!
I hope you will check out my blog and see why I love February!
ScrappinAnn@gmail.com
annlenth.blogspot.com

Becky Dunham said...

Lisa - this is just fabulous! What a great idea - I might have to invest in one of those lovely Your Story things :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Very Pretty she will love it!!

Kris said...

Great idea and a very thoughtful present! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sue said...

A journal is sure to be a winner with any little girl, nice idea. Love your scrapbook layouts!

suekimmet@gmail dot com

Kim VanSheppy said...

what a great idea...nice journal! tFS

kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

Very pretty. TFS

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

joni said...

Hi Lisa! I've already left my comment earlier. However,I just received a Stylish Blogger Award and am passing it on to you! I really love your blog and I thought of you when I was thinking of who's blog I really liked! Stop by my blog to pick it up and post it on your blog! Thanks!
hugs,
joni
http://justcounting.blogspot.com/

Scrappin' Sista said...

Great journal. I'm sure Ashley will love it. TFS!!!

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

Kristin said...

So pretty - she is going to love this!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

cdm317 said...

The book looks awesome! I don't have a Your Story, but I have been considering one. Your project makes me lean more towards the machine now!

c d m 3 1 7at y a h oo dot com

Sharon said...

What an awesome book!!! Love the front!!! You did such a fantastic job on this!
I have something for you over on my blog if you would like to pop over there and get it! :)

MulticrafterAmy said...

Such a Sweet gift!

mitch1066 said...

Cute!I received a my story in package with my cricut a few weeks ago so i havnt tried mine yet either:)

mitch1066@gmail.com

Trisha said...

Great little memory book. I got the Your Story, also, and have been having a lot of fun with it. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Jen said...

Love your blog. I just found it today and certainly will be following you to see more of your great creations!

Marianne said...

I am glad I found your blog! You have such wonderful ideas! TFS

nanners74@gmail.com

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Oh my goodness. This is soooo pretty =) I love it so much, the colors are perfect. Andit is just all perfect. I am now one of your newest followers.

Hugs from Lilli =)
l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

My Lil' Bits said...

Oh my it is so pretty!!!

thanks for sharing

Lisa

Krista said...

It is beautiful!

http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com
KristaInMN at gmail dot com

scraphappybette said...

Great idea and soooo cute!!
TFS
scrapbooks1953@sbcglobal.net
believedreamcreate.blogspot.com

Nisson Family said...

That is SO pretty! Love the colors you chose. Very classy. :)

Pam
Simply-Pam.blogspot.com

BunnyFreak said...

Beautiful book.
username at yahoo dot com

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

Lisa this came out so beautiful! i love the pink color and the cuts you chose TFS!

CricutLvr!! said...

What a beautiful book!!! You did an amazing job on this! I need to get me a YourStory!!

shtale said...

This is so beautiful for a grown up girl like im sure Ahsley is!!! :)

karensk said...

Cute journal. I became a follower.

Thanks for sharing,
karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

shanna13 said...

I love your little mini! TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

Anne said...

Wow! This journal is sooo pretty and I'll bet Ashley treasures it forever. You did a great job on it. Thanks for sharing. I'm a follower.

Anne (Anniebee)
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

Team Shane said...

What a great album! My m-i-l loves butterflies and would go crazy for this! Thanks for the chance. Mary Jo

Jennifer said...

Lisa,

Ashley is going to love that sweet journal!!! :) Hmmm...I might have to go & check out Ohmycrafts.com (love to order from that place!).

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

Very Cute!!!
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Mari AKA Momo said...

Very beautiful!!!! I love everything about it!!!! XOXO Momo

Dhilly said...

That journal is fabulous, the birthday girl will love it!

thedhillonz@hotmail.com

scrapaholicaef said...

What beautiful work you do, I am loving the hop! Huggers Alesia

Dina said...

beautiful card,I found this through the flaunt it fridays blog hop! Dina arm1997@msn.com

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