Saturday, April 16, 2011

28 Candles Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 28 Candles Blog Hop! This is LoveBug Creations’ second time hosting such an event and we are thrilled to celebrate Kimi’s 28th Birthday with you. Birthday Love is permeating the air at the LoveBug Studio and we hope you enjoy the creativity that’s here for you. We also hope you’ll be inspired to make some creations of your own to spread that birthday love as well.Kimi is blessed to have some fantastic gals participate in her birthday fest. At the LoveBug home we have a tradition that a “gentle spanking” would take place with the appropriate number of swats plus a “pinch to grow an inch” for the birthday person – so since Kim turned 28, she has a line-up of 28 plus one, making a total of 29 birthday swat slots!  Each crafter gave us her time and talent for this event and we hope you will visit each blog along the way – check out their creativity and give them some love in the form of a comment on their blogs.

The list of birthday swat slots is as follows:

Kimi & Pamela - (You are HERE)
Missy - (NEXT)
Michelle -
Laura -
Sarah -
Candace -
Sarah W -
Kim -
Zeni -
Erin -
Anne -
Gaby -
Karen -
Paula -
Martha -
Dianne -
Kimmarie -
Victoria -
Sonia -
Lisa -
Jennifer -
Nicole -
Amy -
Stacey -
Becky -
Alina -
Haidee -

So let’s start spreading the birthday love for Kimi with Mama LoveBug. As the mother of little Kimi, I have enjoyed seeing her blossom into a wife, a mother, and a crafter. This bundle of joy arrived on April 10 as the youngest of four sisters. She made her appearance on a Sunday morning – lots of curly hair and a darling face.

When she was very young she would scream at strangers, feared getting her hair washed, and loved to bedevil her older siblings. They would get even with her by telling her she was adopted and by showing her a Cabbage Patch adoption paper to further their cause – she couldn’t read so she really thought that was true!

Through the years she has been a Daisy Girl Scout, a synchronized swimmer, a singer in a high school vocal group called Lightshines, a saxophone player in the marching band, and a lover of all things pink! As an adult daughter she has shared with me her love of Vera Bradley purses, period piece dramas, reality TV shows, and of course, paper crafting. It was her idea to form LoveBug Creations, a mother and daughters business. Some of you may also know that she recently won a Cricut Imagine from the Provo Craft referral contest; however, some may not know that the greater prize was the new friendships that were formed.

Happy Birthday, Kimi…………28 swats and a pinch to grow an inch………..and how about some patchwork cake?? That’s to remind you of the poke cake that GG always made!

And now for the Birthday girl's project!!! :)

What’s a blog hop without blog candy? Well we’ve got some terrific chances for giveaways along the line. To start off, LoveBug Creations is offering Two Birthday treats! The first is the "Just the Basics" stamp set from Stampin Daisies! and the 2nd is a set of birthday stickers and a tag book by K&Company!

1. Become a follower if you’re not – we heart fans!

2. Leave a comment with a way for us to notify you (if you win) and share the love! Please comment only once; multiple postings will not be entered for giveaways. We heart international fans but our “Blog Candy” must unfortunately stay in the USA.
3. Winners will be posted on Tuesday, April 19. will choose winners!!

Your next stop on the 28 Candles Blog Hop is Kimi’s sister and Mama LoveBug’s daughter, Stampin’ Up Missy.



Josie0602 said...

Happy Birthday Kimi!!
Love the video!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Percilla G said...

Happy Bday - I enjoyed reading what your mom wrote- Loved the tag

Lisa said...

OMGoodness! What a great tag, card, and mini-album! What a fun idea, Kimi! Happy Birthday! So happy to be in this hop with you!

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

creative patti said...

Love all your porjects! That book!! It's awesome!! I love my page!! Thank you so much! Great Job!
pattig161 at yahoo dot com

joydee1963 said...

great projects,new follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Lillian Child said...

Aren't birthday blog hops fun??!! LOVE seeing everyone's creativity. Adorable projects!! Happy Birthday to Kim!! Please pass me a piece of cake! YUM!

Missie said...

What a great project! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

Super project!I love the little tag!! :)

Tanya said...

OMGsh.. I totally LOVE the projects!! I REALLY love the write up mom did!!! How totally sweet it was!! I hope you had a SUPER DUPER birthday!! Thank you for inviting me to join you on your special day and more importantly.. for hanging through the Imagine contest and becoming great friends. Love ya chick!!!


ME :)

Crafterdays said...

Great project idea. I love the variety of layouts for this cute book.

Anniebee said...

Hi, Kimi and Pamela! I'm truly honored that you asked me to participate in your birthday celebration with so many wonderfully talented crafters. I hope your birthday was fun and that you got everything you wished for. I love the mini album...what a totally awesome idea! I couldn't imagine what you were going to do with all that information and now I know!


Misty said...

Happy Birthday! Love the projects! My DD just turned 14 on the 10th! I want to make a poke cake now, but don't have the cool whip! Would love to win the stamps.
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday!! Love the story and the projects!!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Kate said...

well, this is kind of confusing and lots of folks must be trying to get on as it took me a while to get through. Hopefully that means success for your Blog hop. Looks like fun. :)

Esther said...

Great projects! Enjoyed them!

Anonymous said...

I was moved reading about Kimi. It's amazing how we moms remember every detail about our kids. Happy Birthday to her! Beautiful job! Thank you for the chance to win.


Scrapnatic said...

Very cute projects!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah Wells said...

Your album is absolutley adorable. I love love love it. Happy birthday girl!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday KIMI !!! Thanks so much for asking me to be in your hop, when you get time pm me your mailing address so I can mail you your card! Hope you have a extra fun day!

Dana said...

Very cute! Love 'em all! Thanks for sharing :)


Debc06 said...

What wonderful projects. Kimmi's mini album is beautirul. Happy Birthday!!!!!
I am already a follower.
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Anonymous said...

whooo hoooo I just made yout 00th follower....
Love your projects...

CyndiU said...

How wonderful for your mom to host this hop for your special day. Love the mini album, wow that must of taken forever to create. Each page is a treasue for both you and the wonderful ladies that are in the hop. TFS. Hugs, CyndiU cureta2 at yahoo dot com

Kathy said...

Happy birthday. What a great idea! Would love these cool items for my upcoming grandson's birthday.

Jenn said...

I love the book! What a special way to remember the special day!!!
I'm a new follower!!

Melodie said...

Happy birthday Kimi!!!! I won a prize in the referral contest too but by far the new friendships were the real prize! Hope you have an awesome birthday!!!

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Happy Birthday Kim! hOpe you have a fabulous day.
Great video.

Lovebug Creations said...

I love your projects Mom! The tag and card are super sweet! The write up brought both tears to my eyes and a smile to my face! Thank you for making this hop truely special for me! I love you!!!


Shelly said...

Love your projects! I've been a follower and enjoy seeing what you create. Thanks for sharing, enjoyed reading about your daughter.

tandkparker said...

Happy 28th Birthday, Kimi! Love your mini-album and video. Your mom's card and info gave us a little glimice into your childhood. Thanks for a chance on the yummy blog candy!
TFS - Kim a follower
tandkparker at comcast dot net

~ Creating a Crafty Life ~ said...

Happy Birthday Kimi! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special Birthday Blog Hop! I ♥ your mini album, you did a Great job!

CreatingACraftyLife at gmail dot com

mamawcindy said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! Love the projects and loved reading the story about you that your Mom wrote. The part about your sibling's telling you that you were adopted by showing you Cabbage Patch adoption paper's. Oh,my goodness that's funny! I'm a new follower. Glad I found you all. Can't wait to come back and see what else you create. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! Love all the projects! The mini album is a great keep sake for an awesome blog hop birthday celebration! New follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bevy48 said...

Happy Birthday Kimi!!! Newbie follower #507 :-) loved your projects, TFS!! blanphear @ yahoo dot com

Glitter Fantasies said...

This is a rainy cold day I was thrilled to see this hop at 29 stops!!! Can't wait to see all the creations!! Happy Birthday for the mom!!!


JennyKozar said...

Your video project was fantastic! How sweet of you. Love the card - thanks for including me. Happy Happy Birthday and definitely a pinch to grow an inch.

Jenny Kozar

Kris said...

Birthday greetings! I'm a new follower~

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Candace Pelfrey said...

Super cute album Kimi!! I love it and love my page :)

jillangel said...

Happy Birthday Kimi! Love the projects! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Stampin' said...

Great job Lovebugs!!! Loved the card and the mini was a nice creative touch. Thanks for including me in this hop!
melissakleinhen at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

Great colorful card and mini ablum.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I am a follower.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Peaches23 said...

Happy Birthday Kimi. I hope you have a wonderful day. You really have some wonderful and talented ladies in your hop. Nickey at yahoo dot com

tandkparker said...

Just finished your hop - what a great bunch of talent people you had along the way!! I hope you have a wonderful bithday and have many special memeories!
Thanks for sharing your special day with us!!
TFS - Kim
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday! Great Projects.

Christine Real said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial, so great! I am a follower, I want to try to make a brooch for my daughter!

Christine said...

Awesome book. I love how you took the backgrounds from their blogs. It looks great. Happy bday!

Michelle said...

First Happy Birthday to you!!!! I just love the mini album.

I am your newest follower right now.

Thanks for the chance to win.
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
or at my blog

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday !!! I am a follower. Let me just say that your mini album is going to be awesome. Make sure you show it when it is finished. Thanks for the chance at some blog candy and for a hop...I love them!

Jen N said...

Love the scrapbook! Thanks for sharing! jenny.naus@yahoo dot com

Lisa R. said...

Wow, fabulous projects! Happy Bday! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

SpantastiKreations said...

Adorable projects.

Happy Birthday Kimi,

Candy said...

Happy Birthday Kimi!! Great cards and a better story.

Lisa R. said...

Just finished the hop. Didn't see posts at Karen's osebastian blogspot and Diannes diannesscrappycreations blog. Thanks! joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Kimmarie Baker said...

Happy Birthday Kimi!
Mama - Your tag is just too cute and that patchwork cake is fantastic.
Kimi - That is a beautiful book! I feel so honored. My daughter watched the video with me and was so happy to be included. I think it is so cool that you were able to use parts of our blog. My pictures didn't come out so well because I used my mom's laptop without photo cropping and lighting so I would like to email pictures of mine and Victoria's projects for your book. just send me your email. Thanks again for having us, I had a blast creating my banner!

owlbescrappin said...

What a great idea. I love my page.

quiltofhope at aol dot com

Janeen said...

Happy Birthday Kimi! What a great idea to have a blog hop to celebrate your birthday! I love that you have a blog with your mom, you are both so creative! Such nice words of love from your mom, you are blessed!
I'm a new follower! I would love it if you guys would stop in and check out my blog and become a follower too!
Thanks for sharing all of your creativity with all of us! :)

stampinlara said...

cute projects, off to hop!!!
stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Kaitlin said...

Happy Birthday Kimi!!!:) Great projects:)


shanna13 said...

Happy Birthday Kim! I enjoyed the video of great idea to display the projects of your Blog ladies! TFS

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Loving projects for Kimi! Happy birthday and many more!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Cathie w said...

very cute love it TFS!!!


Tambo said...

Happy Birthday Kimi! OK,the mini albumn is just too adorable and what a great birthday memory of the hop! Love the bookmark and thepatchwork cake. thanks, Tami
tambo1010 at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Kimi. Hope your day is full of wonderful things... Thanks for inviting me to be part of this fabulous blog full of talented ladies... HUGS...SK :)

kricketts said...

Happy Birthday Kimi! Pamela~ I love your story and your cake card is adorable!

The mini album is amazing Kimi! You are so creative! I love how you incorporated our blogs into it!

dragmama58 said...

Love your project. Always looking for new ideas.

kathlee said...

Beautiful project. Happy Birthday Kimmie. Seems you have a very loving proud mom!! New follower.

shersl84bed said...

Love the fun story about her when she was little. Great projects.

Smiles Sher

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Happy 28th Birthday Kimi, love your album you make fot the blog hop. it will be an awesome memory of the hop.
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

mitz said...

...ohhh happy day.. lets hope your day was filled with fun.. ad what a fun project you did.. wtg

Scrappy Zeni said...

Pam your tag is so adorable! I love that you used the traditional look of baby itesm to embelish it!

OMG Kimi!!! you so outdid yourself on your birthday! Now you have to do another video with the pictures of the projects!

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your celebration!

WhichCraft-Liz said...

Hi Ladies!
So happy to be on this hop with you. FUN FUN FUN!

Pam the card and tag are adorable.

Kimi, your mini album is amazing! That was so sweet of you to do. What a great memory.


Kimmarie Baker said...

I finally finished hopping! I hope your birthday was as much fun if not more then it was for me creating and joining in on the hop. Thanks again! Kimmarie

Scrappin' Sista said...

Happy birthday Kimi. I love your album. It's such a great idea and very creative. I'm sure everyone loved their individual page. TFS such wonderful inspiration.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Cyndi S said...

Love your projects. Great patchwork cake.
cstephenson at q dot com

Becky Dunham said...

happy birthday Kim!!! Great projects! love that patchwork card and the memories from Mama Lovebug :) Great video Kim - what a fabulous idea to make a mini album with all the people who helped you celebrate with this fun hop! I guess i better get hopping!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Emily said...

Happy Birthday Kimi!!!! I blew out my 28 candles this past December :-) Great little projects as well! Thanks for doing this fun hop!


*~*Laura*~* said...

Loved reading all that your mom wrote! Her tag and patchwork cake card are beautiful! As for your book..... AWESOME, love my page. And it was a great idea to make that and remember all of the projects that we have made for you :) Love you ladies and thanks for having me on this hop. It was tons of fun :)

laura dot dietsch at rocketmail dot com

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!! :) You both have great projects!! That mini album is such a wonderful way to remember your hop participants!! How sweet!! :)

Amy :) at
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Minta's Creations said...

Happy Birthday! Love all your creations..

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Cute projects! Already a follower! abusybee24atcoxdotnet