Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Keira's Double Digit Crafting Birthday Bash

Welcome To Keira’s Double-Digit Birthday Crafting Bash!

Oh, the dilemma of it all, what to get a talented gal such as Keira who is going to be 10 for her birthday!!!!! I know what, let's have a blog hop for her .....

Keira has sooo many talents and likes such as:
she will be going in the 5th grade, loves dogs and cats, loves to garden, is a competitive gymnast, but more importantly, she is the best crafting partner Lisa Woodward could have!  At 9, she can use a cricut independently, and with SCAL and CCR. She likes to paper piece and scrapbook and loves making cards for everyone~and everything!!!!  Hallmark may not have a card for “Sorry my Golden Retriever ate your shoe at my sleepover” but Keira sure does!  Keira crafts along side Lisa, working on her own projects, and with helping Lisa with hers.  Now, bear in mind that Keira is not a "kid" crafter so to speak but her skills go way beyond pipe cleaners and pom poms!

We have a talented group of crafters to help Keira celebrate her birthday and know she will be hopping along as part of her "surprise" .....

Our complete line-up is:
Day 1
1. Lisa W.~ http://mycraftyspaces.blogspot.com
2. Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
3. Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
4. Miriam - http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com
5. Christine ~ http://customcreativeexpressions.blogspot.com/
6. Rachelle~http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com
7. Daisy- http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com
9. Shawnee ~ http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com
10. Anita~http://anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
11. Jenny~ http://cccjalessi.blogspot.com/
Day 2
12. Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
13. Edwina ~ http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
14. Kristy - http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com
15. Maria - http://JoyfulStamper.blogspot.com
16. Jamie ~ http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
17.Lori ~ http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
18. Sarah - http://simplyshaddock.blogspot.com
19. Natasha - http://craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com/
20, jackie-http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
21 Erica http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
22. Theresa http://scrappinginheels.blogspot.com/

If you're just visiting me today, I'm thrilled but wouldn't want you to miss a single birthday wish to this special 10 year old!!!! The hop begins with Lisa. If you have arrived from Miriam's blog at
http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com then you are most definitely following the cake crumbs and the birthday banners and streamers!!!

This is the card that I made for Keira...

 Don't you just love the tear bear? Have you ever made one? They are made from Thick Mulberry Paper which is a handmade paper. You actually tear the paper in the shapes that you want.

You can draw your bear for a pattern or use a coloring page too. Or you can do as I did for this one...I used things around the house. I used a cover for a baby bottle for the head, a quarter for the ears, my snail adhesive for the body, a nickel for the paws, and the inside of the handle of small scissors for the muzzle and just free-handed the arms and legs.

Once the pieces are torn (about 3 for each part) and glued together, you use a wire brush or a stiff toothbrush or a dental brush and just brush the paper til it is as fluffy as you like. You can decorate with clothes from paper or anyway you like.

The presents on the card pull open and display birthday greetings and birthday balloons!

and this is the box she received it in...

  I sent some Mulberry Paper to Keira along with some American Girl paper and other embellishments for her to try making a tear bear too! They are so fun.

If you would like to try a bear too, I have created a file of eyes and noses that you can cut by hand or with the silhouette cutter.

I also have included a file that includes a template to cut by hand and a studio file to use with the Silhouette cutter for the step card

Click on the freebie tab to download these files and the pattern for the card as well!   (Check back again because I love to offer freebies) and stay up to date by liking my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeExpressionsCardsbyChris  Happy Birthday Keira! Enjoy!

Time to cut the cake…..WAIT….this is a blog hop party, there’s no cake….there’s CANDY!  We have some awesome sponsors for this blog hop who are offering some great prizes!

have as an awesome sponsor Scrapping with Lisa Designs (http://scrappingwithlisadesigns.com)!  Lisa Peters has donated $20 worth of her original files as a prize for another lucky winner!  To be eligible for this prize, please follow and comment on each blog in our hop and also follow Scrapping with Lisa Designs Design Team blog page at http://scrappingwithlisadesignsdt.blogspot.com/, and “Like” the Scrapping with Lisa’s Designs Fan Page so you get updates and inspiration for Lisa’s great files.

SK Our next fantastical Sponsor is Kristy with Scraptastical Kreations.  Kristy has donated a $15 gift certificate to her online store at http://www.scraptasticalkreations.com/.  To be eligible for this prize drawing, please like Scraptasitical Kreations’ Fan Page on Facebook, and become a follower of her blog at http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com and comment on each blog posting in our hop.

 The amazingly talented Daisy Collins of “I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose” has donated a $10 gift certificate to her store (http://www.zibbet.com/tsunamirose) and a copy of “I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose” sketches from the month of July!  In addition to leaving blog love for all of our participants and following their blogs, please follow http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com for updates and inspiration for Daisy’s sketches and visit and like her fan page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/106370486155916/.

Custom Creative Expressions The creatively diverse Christine Jones of Custom Creative Expressions (http://www.customcreativeexpressions.com/Shop-Online.html) will be creating a personalized tumbler for another lucky winner!  Perfect for a gift, or those crafting happy hours!   To qualify for this great prize, please leave comments and follow our participating bloggers!

simplysilverton After a long afternoon of crafting, deadline rushes for orders and posts, what would be better than a prize package from SimplySilverton-a soap and paperworks company?  This prize pack will include 2-4oz. handmade luxury soap, a 5 oz. body souffle’, 8 oz of scented massage oil, and a pound of bath salt soak.  To be eligible, please show your blog love to our participants by leaving comments and following their blogs, and also visiting and liking their page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/SimplySilverton-a-soap-and-paperworks-company-llc/218576901486847.


Our Blog Hostess, Lisa Woodward would like to say “Thank You” for celebrating this wonderful event with us!.  She is offering one lucky winner a $50 prize pack of crafting supplies, embellishments, goodies and bling.  In order to be eligible for this prize, please follow and comment on each blog post in our hop.

(All winners will be chosen from eligible entries at random. I will post the winners NLT Sunday, July 22nd, 12 midnight, EST. All entries through Saturday at midnight will be considered eligible.)

Well, we hope you enjoyed the birthday wishes we have prepared and now you won't want to miss Rachelle's blog at http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com
as she too wishes Keira a wonderful double digit birthday!!! You can just imagine how thrilled she is as she is grinning "ear-to-ear" with all of her birthday wishes!

If you too would like to send a special card or crafting wish the address to mail to is:

Keira Woodward
3448 Valley Creek Drive
Tallahassee, FL  32312

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