Friday, March 8, 2013

Connie Can Crop's Birthday Bash Blog Hop - Blog Candy


Hello Friends -

Welcome to Connie Can Crop's Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

I hope you have had a great week!

Welcome if you have not stopped by the Tool Shed before! Please become a follower and let me know you were here.

This is a one day blog hop.  Please leave a comment to encourage all fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.

Since I released this Birthday Wishes Stamp Set for March, it worked out perfectly with this hop!  So leave me a comment and be a follower for your chance to win my BLOG CANDY {a Birthday Wishes Stamp Set}!!  And an extra chance if you follow me here on Face Book.

I was talking to my sister on the phone while I was arranging the card and waiting for the Stickles to dry.  I told her that this card does not look at all like what I had in mind when I started it.  It just evolved into this because of the plaid paper.  In my head it was to be in greens!

And for once I thought to add the Stickles *before* I stuck the image to the card!  You know what I mean . . . you have it all in place and decide to add the Stickles and then there is an air bubble and blah there goes a big glob of Stickles across the image.  I even thought to start the Stickles on a piece of scrap paper too - see I can be smart if I am making a card in the afternoon and not in the middle of the night!

The double pink layers under the cake are the same cardstock, just the flat side and the textured side.

This is a 4.25" x 5.5" card.

Stamps - Sparkler, Cake, Sentiment {Birthday Wishes Set} - Iron Gate Stamps {my stamp company}
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Pattern Paper - K&Company
Embossing Folder - Sizzix through the Big Shot
Ink - StazOn
Stickles - Cotton Candy, Orange Peel - Ranger
Baker's Twine - Pink/White, Orange/White - Hemptique
Watercolor Crayons - Caran d'Ache
My Stash - AquaPainter
IGS - Birthday Wishes Stamp Set
**My Blog Candy**

Look at this awesome BLOG CANDY Connie is offering to celebrate her Birthday!

Blog Candy

What do you need to do to win?

Become a follower of each of the blogs in this hop and leave each of us a comment letting us know what you like best about our projects.

Then head over to and post that you followed the rules.

You will have until 9:00 pm PST Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Hope you all enjoy this super celebration!

Your next stop is Pam -

Here is the whole Hop:
1. Connie-
2. Sandy-

Thank you for stopping by and a big Happy Birthday to Connie!
Happy Day to you -
Mary -


  1. Sooo adorable! I love the double mat idea! TFS:-)

    ~ Tammy

  2. What a great card!! Love it! Thanks so much for celebrating with me!!
    Scrappy Hugs,

  3. Super cute card and love the embossing.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net
    Loving Scrapper 101

  4. So pretty!
    Love the extra touches (embossing, sticklers, twine...)

  5. A beautiful the design. Also became a follower.

    Granny Ma's Creations

  6. What a beautiful card!! Love the colors you used! Glad to be in this hop with you!

  7. Love your card! The cake is so pretty!

  8. What a delightful card and love your stamps!! TFS!
    Cyberhugs.........Mama LoveBug
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  9. Happy Birthday Connie... what a way to celebrate with a hop....Awesome creation, love the colors

  10. Love your card! So pretty. Colors, design, products all come together nicely. Your Birthday Wishes stamps are adorable!

  11. Beautiful Card!
    Miranda :)

  12. Very pretty card,Love your cake ,very pretty,

  13. Oh how cute! I love the sparkly frosting on the cake! The twine and patterned paper match perfectly. Great job!

  14. This is beautiful. such a soft card and the embossing is perfect. Glad to be on the hop with you today!


  15. Great card!! love the stamp set too. I liked u on FB and added you to my blog follows. thank you for sharing your wonderful card.

  16. Your card is so pretty. I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  17. I love your card!

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

  18. Mary, Cute cute card!!! Thanks for sharing!

  19. the card was very cute love the twine it gives it a special touch like a present, I am a followers of this blog


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