Friday, December 27, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me Blog Hop

Welcome to Robin Lane's Happy Birthday to Me blog hop!  You should have arrived from Lissa Marie's blog:   
If you have arrived here from somewhere else start with Robin's blog at  Happy Birthday to Robin and my niece Hana who is 15!
I wanted to participate in the hop because yesterday was my birthday and today is my niece's birthday!  So many family birthday's in December.  If you follow my blog you have seen my mother's and sister's birthday cards and my sister has two daughters with December birthdays plus myself makes 5!  Whew not easy on the wallet for our family this month!  Good thing I like to make gifts and watch soon and you will see what I made for my wonderful nieces.  For today, I made some birthday cards with The Paper Loft Everyday Life collection.  I used the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge with matching stamps from Casual Expressions.  I used Stampin Up Bayou Blue ribbon and ink.  The red is from Colorbox Terracotta.

The bicycle paper is "like riding a bike".  I also used the Paper Loft solid colors:  "believe in miracles" (red) and "sky's the limit" (blue) to cut the Cricut shapes.

The striped paper is "no excuses", the yellow is "forward progress", the red is "live your dream".  

SU Bayou Blue cardstock and ink with a paper leaf tucked in.  The yellow paper is the reverse of "believe in miracles".

Be sure to be a follower for my 100 follower's giveaway coming soon!

Here is today's blog candy, be sure to stop by Robin's blog for details!

Next up is Janet Royer  -

The entire line up is as follows:

1. Robin Lane -

3. Lissa Marie -

6. Sharon - A Piece Of Heart

7. Connie Can Crop -

10. Aisha Rylbluroses Hall - 

Thanks for hopping today!  


  1. Happy Late Birthday Alicia!!! Your cards are great!!! I love Paper Loft papers (I have that set too)!!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  2. Great card, Alicia! Can't wait to see what you make for your nieces.

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  3. Cute card - love the stripes and the chevrons.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  4. Love the cards you created for today! It's so great to be a part of this blog hop with you!

  5. Great set of cards. I love how you showed the versatility of the die cut.

    Tammy Smith

  6. Great cards; loved all the patterned papers you chose! Doris :)

  7. Wonderful classic looking cards.

    Wow.....That's a lot of Dec. BDs!! We have several, too, but only 4. Still, that is plenty! So late Happy BD to you, too!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. these are so pretty! I love the names of the papers!! Glad to be hopping with you! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  9. Hey Alicia! Love the masculine look of this card. Thanks for sharing!


  10. Wow so many birthdays in december! Happy Birthday to you all! :D Beautiful cards

  11. Gorgeous cards! I love that paper and those colors are awesome!

  12. Beautiful cards for a beautiful celebration!