Friday, March 7, 2014

21st Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 1 of Ashley's 21st Birthday Blog Hop!

We are so glad you could join us!
If you've come from the FABULOUS Ashley's blog, you're in the right place! If you have just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley at Made Especially For You.

This weekend we are celebrating Ashley's 21st Birthday with some fun and creative, birthday/alcohol-themed projects! It's not 21 without a drink or two, right?!
I am so HAPPY to be part of this hop.  I just LOVE Ashley to DEATH!!!  She is such a sweetie, and fun to talk to/be around, level headed, intelligent, with a great future ahead of her.  Geeh, do you get the idea that she is just F-A-B-U-LOUS???   She is!
When I was asked to a part of the hop, I was elated, and honored. Sparkly, pretty, and friendly comes to mind when I think of Ashley....And that was the inspiration for my creations.........
What is a birthday without cards???
My first card......
Isn't this little gnome a cutie?  I thought he was just adorable and since Ashley's birthday is in March, Spring and flower gardens are on everyone's mind.  And Ashley is a dear friend, so I thought a gnomie would be appropriate.    

I die cut some a balloons (to match the printed background paper) and numbers for my little gnome to hold just for Ashley. 
The inside says "Happy Birthday to my Gnomie!" 
My second card a bit more sophisticated.... 
Ashley LOVES polka dots and glitter.  This card SCREAMS Ashley, doesn't it?
I used a Teresa Collins paper pad that we went in on (halved the costs), and the colors and patterns were perfect.
I used a striped pattern from the pack for the card base, and polka dot mat. 
The cake stand was cut out 5 times (4 on white cardstock and 1 on patterned paper from the pad).  To coordinate the papers, I dry chalked the edges in yellow once all the layers were glued together.
The hearts and cake were spritzed with Perfect Pearl Mist.   

I cut out Happy Birthday from coordinating blue cardstock and spritzed with the same Perfect Pearls mist.   
We have 21 fabulous sponsors providing 21 fabulous prizes for those who hop with us, and because there are so many of them, we have included all the prize information in the second stop of the lineup.
To be eligible to win, you must...
-Leave a comment on EVERY stop of BOTH days of the hop 
Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday March 14th at 
Made Especially For You.

Your next stop is Nikki's blog.

Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way...
Ashley <--------- Birthday Girl!!
Hop Prizes
Tonya (you are here)
Julie K. 
Abby N. 
Abby H. 
Happy Hopping! :)


  1. Wow Tonya you know Ash very well - a lot of glitter, polka dosts. :) and you made two cards!! Love both, first one with baloons and second one. Great job!

  2. Who doesn't love glitter! The cut out happy birthday is beautiful!

  3. Great work. Your cards are amazing.

  4. Beautiful Cards! I love the gnome!! Too cute

  5. Great cards, you were a busy little bee Tonya..... xo Nikki

  6. I love both of your cards for Ashly. The gnome is so cute.

  7. The gnome for a birthday card is a great idea...very nice cards!

  8. Lovely card.. Your back grounds are fabulous. I really love the circles on your second card.. Fabulous..


  9. Tonya, these are amazing cards! LOVE every one of them :)

  10. Yes, those cards look like Ashley. Great cards!

  11. Super cute set of cards. I really like the blue and gold on the second one. Glad to be a part of this hop with you. I am a new follower. Hope you will stop by when you get a chance.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •

  12. Gorgeous cards! love the gnome!

  13. I love these cards Tonya and I'm sure Ashley will too. You have captured the true essence of her.

  14. Awesome cards!! i love the gnome it´s so cute!!! and the second one looks pretty elegant =)

  15. Aww Tonya! <3 Both of these are cards are FABULOUS! You are too amazing. Thank you for always being such a supportive friend! :)


  16. WOW your cards are cute, fun and amazing you sure are a very talented gal. Love all the heart and soul you put into each and every one.
    YOU ROCK!!

  17. Fabulous cards. Love the glitz.

  18. That little gnome is just adorable and I love the multiple layers on the 2nd card. What a wonderful idea! TFS ~

  19. I had to smile when I saw the elf with the balloons. Such a bright, colorful card. The next card is very elegant and refined. Both are great.

  20. I love that you showed how to finish the inside. Often I just end up doing a drab one with only the sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Both of your cards are wonderful. Right from the cutsie to the sophisticated.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  22. Both of your cards are fabulous!! The gnome is so cute!! The second is so elegant and beautiful!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  23. Your cards are wonderful! I love the little gnome! :)

  24. Awesome cards! Love them both, But the 3D cake is so cool!

  25. What beautiful cards I'm sure she will love each and every one. You do awesome work. Love your inspiration thanks so much

  26. Oh my, you came up with 3 fabulous cards, I can't choose a favorite!! But since I don't have to, it's all good ;) Your knome card is super adorbs and yes indeedy, that pretty polka dotted card is a sparking gem that has Miss Ashley's name written all over it! Your third card is both stylish and classy! I love them all! Thanks so much for sharing your creative inspiration and being a part of this special blog hop!

  27. Love both cards - the gnome is so cute.
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  28. Wow Tonya both cards are great. Love the fun and whimsical gnome and the elegant and sparkly cake.