Saturday, April 6, 2013

Oh No! Kimi Is Turning the Big 3-0 Blog Hop

Welcome to the B-Day Bash for Kimberly Sue Lash Cremar! Her actual b-day is April 10 but we decided to kick off the celebration a few days early! I've known Kim all her life (I'm her mom and she's my baby). Kim is a joy to have as a daughter and as a co-blog spot partner.  She is loving, compassionate, and caring; she puts others before her own needs or desires; she is loyal to her family and friends; and, she is 100% dedicated to whatever she attempts (and she didn't bribe me to say these things!!).......LOL......truly I've had lots of fun crafting with her.  So when her crafty pals got together to throw her this parade of love, I thought of something to make that would be right up her street - something with a giraffe as that's her favorite animal.

Recipe for the double-sided stand-up giraffe:
*PPbN giraffe which I printed out 2x - one in a horizontal reverse; fussy cut and readjusted the neck and face so the card wouldn't fall over
*Jaded Blossom tag die and number candy stamp
*Gel pens for highlighting
*Sentiment stamps from my stamp stash
*LOTS of tied bows using a variety of colors from our LoveBug Rumple Ribbon collections
*A basketful of love

Thinking of Kim's other favorite, I know she loves the color pink. I designed a traditional triple-stamped card using a Sherri Baldy digi stamp which I colored, gel-pen highlighted, and Stickled for dimension.  Again the stamped sentiment and images were from my stamp stash as was the cardstock. SU inks were used.  Bow (of course) was ........LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon.

Thank you so much for hopping by.  Here's the complete line-up on the talent train/amazing crafters/awesome friends today!

1. Tanya Stillwell  -
4. Michelle Criswell
5. Candace Pelfrey
6. Dawn Rene Carlyle
7. Ellen CardMonkey ~
8. Julie Cricut Chick -
9. Dawn Mercedes -
10.Christine Barker -
14. Kimi and Pam -  HERE

And now for the birthday girl's offering today - 
Hey Everyone!!!
First of all I want to say a BIG Thank You to all of the ladies who participated in this hop! You all are the best and I am blessed to have gotten to know you all!
To my mom: Your words (and projects!) were too sweet! I couldn't have gotten a better Mama!! I LOVE YOU!!!
Ok..Enough sappy-ness...On with the hop :)
Some of you know I bought myself the Cameo for my birthday! I am STILL slowly learning (and getting frustrated!) but I'm trying!
For my project I used my favorite colors - Hot Pink, Lime Green, Black and White! I love every kind of combo with these colors!
For my project I used the following:
Card base: Hailey Dress Card from Silhouette Store
Treat Purse From Silhouette Store
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz from PTI
Pattern Paper: Funky Town from PTI
Simply Black Rumple Ribbon from Lovebug Creations
Pearls/Pearl Brad from stash
Prima Flower
So without further ado...Here it is...
Card and Treat Purse

Close up of Dress Card using "Simply Black" Rumple Ribbon

Close up of purse with Jaded Blossom 100% Princess Sentiment
Thank you all SOOOOOO much for hopping along today!!! I hope you enjoyed and were inspired by these amazingly talented ladies!!! ♥
Blog Candy Alert
For a chance at the blog hop candy:
1. Must comment and follow every blog
2. Must wish the birthday girl a “Happy Birthday” at the end of the hop (that's here)
Winner will be chosen on April 8th

Several prizes offered:

Prize #3
$15 Jaded Blossom Gift Certificate

Prize #2
Teresa Collins Flowers and Color Shine Spray in "Georgia Peach"
Prize #1
2   Canvas Corp 6x6 Pads
1   Pink Paisley 6x6 Pad
6   Flower Trims
3   Chocolate-hued colors of Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon in "Gentleman’s Jacket" "Sugar Plum" and "Beary Brown"

Bug Hugs,

Pamela & Kimi



Pamela Lash said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to Kim!! I'm so happy to see you got the Cameo up and running......what a darling dress and purse set! You know you'll have to make me a set or five.......LOL.......thanks for being you.......xoxoxox......Mama LoveBug

Cricut Chick said...

Happy Birthday Kimi! I hope you have the best day ever...!!

I'm so lucky to get to be part of your special Birthday Hop!

Cricut Chick

Zeni said...

Mama lovebug!!! I love love love your little giraffe and the different color ribbons you added! Very cute. And Kimi... Your dress card and treat bag are just adorable!!! Thank you for being such an awesome friend. I am truly lucky to have you as one of my closest friends. I hope you enjoy your day!

Love you both lots!

Tanya said...

WOW Mama.. I LOVE the giraffe and how you incorporated the ribbon colors!! What a great way to showcase some of them!! Kimi.. LOVE LOVE your lil purse and the dress card is adorable!! You always do such amazing work!! Happy Birthday toots!! I'm soo tickled to have you in my life!!


Dawn Barrett said...

wow! I love the neck candy on that giraffe! will be a Cameo pro in no time at all!!

Happy, happy birthday to you!
Being 30 is awesome...and fun...and full of years where you are will be strong and confident!! Enjoy them!! xoxo

Creative M said...

Cute,Cool and Awesome Creations!!
LOVE the purse & the dress!
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday Kim.

I'm a new follower and can't wait to see more of what you and your mom create.

I loved the Giraffe. I like your dress and purse.

antdoda said...

Happy Birthday!!!!Love your projects and you are going to love your cameo!! I just ordered my first rumple ribbon last night!!! Cant wait to get it!!

Krystle said...

Happy birthday!! Hope you have a blessed day! Love what you & your mother created!! (:

Boni said...

wow this is awesome love the Giraffe and everything rocks HAPPY BIRTHDAY wild thing are just getting to the good part <3

Lovebug Creations said...

Oh Mom! I just LOVE the giraffe decked out in Rumple Ribbon...It's absolutly perfect!!! And the triple stamp card is too sweet to boot!!! Thank you soooo much for everything you do! You are an amazing mother and you are so lucky to have me ;) oops...I meant...I'm so lucky to have you as a mom!!! ♥♥♥

Love you

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute giraffe and card!! Happy Birthday Kim!! Congrats on the new cameo! I have had mine for almost a year now. They are so much fun!!

Ellen Jarvis said...

Bwwwa-hahaha... I just LOVE reading these Mama/daughter duo posts, as I too have a very special bond with my own daughter, Emily. Emily is the one who got me into papercrafting, and while she's moved on to other fun things like having a baby of her own, I remained stuck in the Paper Jungle. And now, just today, I was out papercrafting with my dear granddaughter Charlotte, when we made sweet "stained glass windows" out of waxed paper, tissue paper, glue and a frame. (I hope I can show it one day, once it's dry and if I can pry it out of Emily's hands!)

Pamela, I know that joy of having a friend in your daughter. How lucky are we?? Your project for her is adorable! My Mom doesn't craft much any more (she's 83) but still, as recently as a year or so ago, she's beaded me some necklaces that I cherish. Last week, I was cleaning out a storage area and came across a beautiful porcelain doll that my grandmother (Mom's mom) made for me to celebrate my first (EX) wedding. My memories of crafting with her came rushing back -- warm, wonderful memories that I'll forever cherish.

Kimi, what a lucky girl you are! Not only to have a terrific mom, but also to have her as an example in raising your own fantastic and adorable brood. Cherish these times with them, with her ... and WITH US!!! LOL!!!! HAHAH you knew that was coming, didn't you?? Happy birthday, girlfriend! Good grief, you are SUCH a baby!!! Thirty isn't old, you're still wet behind the ears! Old enough to drink but too old to get drunk and get away with it. The fun's just beginning, my friend.

Oh, and your projects are fantastic. Pam, I LOVE that giraffe. Kimi, don't worry, you'll soon love your Cameo much more than it occasionally will frustrate you.


Lots of Love and Happiness,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Kimi. So blessed to be part of such a kind hearted group!!!

DandyDo said...

Happy Birthday! Great Blog Hop!

Stephanie Eaken said...

Great projects ladies & the HAPPIEST birthday wishes sent out to you Kimi! You are amazing & I am so glad I have gotten to know yoU! HUGS!

CraftyRia said...

Happy Happy Birthday Kimi! I hope you have the most wonderful day!

I love giraffes, too! They are my favorite animal and I love to see them at the zoo. Once one stole an ice cream cone right out of my hand (those necks can reach really far over the fence).

Your Mom is the sweetest, too!

I've enjoyed every inch of this blog hop!

chelsea jennings said...

Happy happy birthday Kimi! Your hop was a fun one for sure, loving all the projects!!!!

UnikByYes said...

I have enjoyed this blog hop so much, it is full of inspiration, I am glad I found about it trough the Jaded blosom blog...I am here to wish Kimi a very happy and blessed Birthday! You are indeed a lucky girl, not many people got a crafty mom and awesome crafty friends ;)...


Sue D said...

Happy Birthday Kimi!!

Love all the ribbons on the giraffe and the cute card.
Great job on using the Cameo--very elegant card and treat purse.

JustYolie said...

Lovely projects!! Happy Birthday Kimi!

Jamie M. said...

Love the projects ladies! Happy birthday Kimi. Hope your thirties are great. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

Debra Lovell said...

"H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y" I love the lil dress and ourse,very pretty!!I would Looove to be 30 again...:) Sending you great wishes!

Debra Lovell said...

I didnt know who to contact for this situation.I got to leave a comment on all of the bloggersbut these...Paper crafts bycandice,Cricut Chick,Crazy about Cricut,Crafty Card Angel,and ScrappyZeni??? When I try to leave comment it says please choose how to enetr,and when I click on it ,it doesnt expand,and Im sihned in a google account,then I sign out thinking that will work,but ,nothing I try works.So I cant leave a comment on be eligleble for the giveaways??? :( Please help! Thanks!

Candace Pelfrey said...

All of these projects are just Fabulous! I Love the Giraffe!!! Happy Happy Birthday my friend!!!!

Michele I said...

love all the creations

Trixie said...

OMGosh!! I LOVE both projects!! I hope you had a wonderful Birthday my friend!!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Hi Kimi sorry I missed the fun. But wanted to pop in and Wish you a very Happy Birthday. And don't give up on that Cameo keep using it because when your done you will use it more.

To say this is your first project you did an awesome job. I love how you used the ribbon on the dress.

Happy Birthday!!!

Mama bug how cute is that giraffe. Love the ribbon you used just to cute.