Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fifty and Fabulous Blog Hop and Blog Candy!

If you are here for Angie's Paper Passion's 50th Birthday Blog Hop and you have just come from visiting Normea at, then you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to and start at the beginning.

I can't tell you how excited I am to be celebrating with all the gals on the Fifty and Fabulous Blog Hop today!  We are happy to wish Angela a very happy birthday!  And I, for one, am happy to welcome her to the over 50 gang! 

Angela asked only that we make a project of any kind depicting a celebration, birthday or party using our Cricut.  I am primarily a scrapbooker,  so I decided to make a double page layout.  Since my daughter and husband have birthdays on consecutive days in July, we always celebrate them together.  Both of them hate to have their picture taken and this year was no exception.  These were taken inside a dark and wonderful restaurant called Prejeans in Lafayette, LA.  They are not good pictures, but they are what I have!!  I try not to make the layouts too girly or too masculine.  I really like the way they turned out this year.

I used a hodgepodge of paper and items I had on hand to make this layout.  I'll try to list what I used, but forgive me if I leave something out and feel free to let me know if I do and I'll add it later.

I used:
Cricut Celebrate with Flourish cartridge
Creative Memories cardstock, printed paper, adhesives and tools
Basic Grey printed cardstock, Lemonade
Pearl accents are from Kaisercraft
Bo Bunny cardstock and buttons
Cuttlebug and swiss dots embossing folder
Prima flowers
Chalk Ink by VersaMagic
Numbers are Thickers
Karen Foster scrapping floss
Celebrate ribbon (came from a local scrapbook store, Woven Hearts, and I don't know the manufacturer)
There is one sweet floral paper that I don't know the manufacturer

Now for the blog candy!  I will give away one of the new Creative Memories exclusive Cricut carts, Stork's Delivery, to one of the lucky blog hoppers!  Just leave a comment today before 12:00 midnight or follow my blog and you will be eligible to win!  I am new to blogging, so this will be chosen the old fashioned way, numbers in a hat!!  Please leave me a way to contact you!

Please be sure to visit the other blogs participating in the Fab 50 blog hop!

Angie -  

Dawn -

Janice -

Normea -

Nancy -   <-----YOU ARE HERE!

Michelle -

Barb -

Debbie -

Marcia -

Veronica -

TinaGale -

Monique -


  1. What a gorgeous layout! I love the colors of paper you used and your cake looks fabulous! I'm so happy I stumbled across your blog! I smiled when I saw your background! Our favorite place to stay at WDW is Port Orleans Resort! My boys love the beads and beignets! I'm your newest follower!


  2. I really love this Nancy, for some reason the "age circles" just really hit a spot with me, what a perfect way to add that info without overwhelming the page.

  3. You definitly found the right balance of masculinity and feminity for the layout.

    **And I absolutely love the mardi gras theme!!


  4. So glad I found your blog. I'm also new to blogging. I made your 16th follower. (EXACTLY HOW MANY I HAVE AS WELL! LOL). My first love is scrapbooking and hope to visit often to check out more of your creations.


  5. I love the combined BD. It gave me a great idea for my parents. We always celebrate their BD together. I think I will do a BD Through The Years layout. I love the colors too. Hugz Marcia

  6. great layout, I especially love the cake and the details on it so elegant!!
    I am now a follower

  7. What a fabulous mix of papers on an inspiring layout! I have 2 children 12 years apart with birthdays one day apart and we celebrate them together! You can contact me at erinnagy(at)hotmail(dot)(com). Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a fabulous LO, love how you beaded the cake, it all looks fabulous!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  9. Your LO is fantastic!! Love the papers you used, very classy!

  10. The cake details are great! LOve them!


  11. Oh Nancy, what a wonderful layout! May I scrap lift? The papers and the details all add up to a great project! I love that paper and those pearl accents are prefect for the cake. Thanks for creating such a beautiful project for the blog hop and for helping me celebrate my birthday!

  12. OH, what a lovely layout! And I really enjoyed your Mardi Gras/NOLA theme celebration going on, in your blog too. Thank you for sharing!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    cardmonkey at Comcast dot net

    Hop on over to my blog hop, baby, featuring Motions & Folds Cards. Go to today only (Feb. 26)

  13. Great layout, love the pearls on the cake. I am now a follower of yours, congrats on becoming a blogger.
    Cherylann (prinkles)

  14. beautiful work on your layouts love it.

  15. i like your layout



    tristans_time_4_craftin at yahoo dot com

  16. Great layout. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    vwilson577 at

  17. Hi Nancy - I love your layout! It is perfect mix for your hubby and daughter. Love the touch of pearl domes too ! TFS

  18. What wonderful memories your husband and daughter must have celebrating together! Thanks for the layout!

  19. I really like your scrapbook layout. Very pretty! I have became a follower of your blog.

  20. You did a great job on your birthday layout! Thanks for sharing with us! Loving the 50 blog hop! I am following you now too!
    happiqueen at aol dot com

  21. Nancy, your layout is awesome! I love the detail on the cake - I'm addicted to swirls myself, so anytime I see them, I get excited!

    Thanks for sharing & for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!

  22. I love this layout. The Celebrate with Flourish cartridge is so much fun. It provides the perfect embellishment for this page. jls at eplus dot net

  23. Love your birthday layout. TFS Iam a follower

    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

  24. Beautiful layout and I love the colors that you used. Your cake looks yummy too.

  25. I love your LO! TFS~ Shaunta

    ohsoprettyful at gmail dot com

  26. Beautiful layout! Love the pattern paper you used. That cake is so cute, TFS :)

  27. Your layout is beautiful! I love all of the detail!

    Thanks for the chance to win this cartridge! It's definitely on my wish list!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

  28. Nancy, this layout is GORGEOUS! I love it and I have that cartridge! I am definitely going to scraplift! LOL. Thank you Nancy for helping me celebrate my big 5-0 birthday! I really appreciate you being such a good friend!

  29. What a lovely lay out. The pictures were great and I love all the little details you put in.
    I am a new follower.

  30. What a great layout - love it and the papers you used. I am a new follower.


  31. OMG...I absolutely Love your blog and your project!!!

    lavendarandroses at sbcglobal dot com

  32. Absolutely love your LO

    Thanks for sharing


  33. Very nice LO and a great selection of colors.

  34. I love your layout. I espicially love the little pearls on the cake. So professional looking.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  35. Your layouts are wonderful. I love all the details you put in and the paper you used is just wonderful. Very nicely done.
    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

  36. I love your birthday layout. It was simple but beautiful. I just became a follower and am so glad that I found your blog. I would love a chance to win this cartridge. I have 4 new grandbabies coming and would love to scrapbook them with this cartridge. These new babies will make a total of 14 grandchildren. Thanks for sharing.

  37. What a great layout Nancy! I love how you kind of divided the page between the two birthday people and put their ages there. We join my daughter and my dad's birthdays and my son and 2 nieces so I am always looking for good layout ideas! I think I just found one - thanks so much for sharing! I am a new follower of your sweet blog :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  38. Love your LO, had to become a follower, thanks for sharing look forward to seeing your future blog posts.

    Later Tater,

  39. Im a new follower- So glad I came across this hop!! love your layout. Ill be back soon

  40. Nice combination of masculine and feminine colors and patterns. Great layout!

  41. Great layout.
    I'm a new follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  42. Nice layout, and i like the pearls on the cake.

  43. I think you did a great job on your layout! Great cuts I can tell you know your way around a cricut machine.

  44. That's a wonderful layout! I really love the "happy birthday" cut!

  45. Oh, dear! I think I am probably too late. I am a new follower. Just love your layout. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  46. I really love your LO! Your daughter is beautiful! I can't believe she is camera shy! Great looking family!
    new follower

  47. Great layout. I am definitely a followers. TFS.

  48. Beautiful LO. I love all the details on it. I am a new follower

  49. Wha a great layout to celebrate special birthdays. I am a new follower and look forward to visiting again...often!
    lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

  50. I guess I'm one of the late ones. BOO WHOOO!!! I love the LO. The hodge podge of papers came together so well. I like your pictures because they show your family as they really are. They are not staged (posed). TFS and the chance to win.

    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

  51. love it! Thanks for a great bloghop!

  52. That is a beautiful layout! I love the way you used the patterned paper on your Cricut cuts.