Saturday, December 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Robin Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday
Welcome to...
My Birthday Celebration!

This year I wanted to celebrate my Birthday by sharing a blog hop with you that has some of the best crafters I know.
So, be sure to hop through everyone's blog to see all of the amazing projects that they have made to share with you today.
And don't forget to leave everyone a little bloggie love for your chance at winning some blog candy to give to one lucky person.
Not only am I getting presents today but someone else will as well.  

Today's blog candy is the Project Life Theme Kit, Celebrate.

Now, are you ready to see some amazing projects...
So, sit back, grab yourself a latte, and hop along with us as we celebrate my birthday.

Happy Birthday Robin!  And Happy Birthday to my precious niece whom I delivered 16 years ago today!  My birthday was yesterday and my sister labored all day on my is still my best birthday EVER!  to assist in a birth and not actually go through the pain is the best feeling EVER! LOL!

Since it is her Sweet 16, I had to make something really special.  Sorry, there are lots of photos of this precious project for my precious niece.

She's a pearly girl...

Close up of the cake, this part took forever.  I finally got it to stay together with glue.

The picture in the background is her first without braces just a few months ago!!

My sister took most of these photos and I printed them in a 4x4 size from Facebook.  I wanted it to be "all" her so I didn't pick any pictures with her sisters but a few of the dogs made it in the explosion box.

Her favorite colors are pink and green so I found some old Creative Memories paper in my stash with matching stickers.

I added some lovely Recollections flowers around the base of the cake.

She is a there is a LOT of makeup in some of these pics but she doesn't normally wear any.

I added four "hidden" pictures, on on each side with a hole punch and sheer ribbon to pull it out.

This blue dress was my dress as an infant.  My mother paid a lot for 1969 and kept it all these years.  The brand is Martha Miniature.  We have had every little girl in our family wear this dress for a picture.  My mother has a wall of all these pictures.

I also made her a "requested" strand of pearls along with a bracelet and earrings.  Blueish grey freshwater pearls with sterling silver.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with us today and helping me to celebrate my birthday.

I am the last person in the hop!  I hope you enjoyed!

And don't forget to leave everyone some love on their blogs for your chance to win the Project Life Celebrate Theme Kit. 

Here is the line-up for todays hop in case you get lost along the way...

1.  Robin -


  1. Wow, wow and one more wow. This is a stunning explosion project and the photos makes it so wonderfully personal. A sure little piece of art which I am sure your niece will treasure.
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  2. What a lucky niece to receive such a special gift! It looks like a labor of love!

  3. Wow, love your story. I have a granddaughter who will turn 16 in two years, maybe I will start gathering pics and do something like this for her. Thanks for the great and special idea for a special gift.

  4. Alicia, this is AWESOME!!!! I'm sure your niece will love it!!!!!!

  5. Wow! This is so beautiful, I love it, you did an amazing job! I'm sure your niece will love it as well. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the hop.

  6. OMG Your card is absolutely Gorgeous!! WOW I've never ever seen a box card does this elegantly and definitely packed with tons of clever, creative and outstanding ideas. Your niece is going to love and cherish it. I love too the beautiful pearl set you made her WOW girl talk about being super talented.....I am in total awe of what you've done here I mean Jaw drop to the floor...You are really, REALLY talented!! YOU so ROCK!!!!!!!

  7. What a gorgeous project and what a lucky girl to have you as her aunt.
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  8. Beautiful explosion box!!! Love the bling on top too!!

  9. Wow! Your box is so amazing! She is so lucky to have such a talented and creative aunt!

  10. This turned out beautiful! I'm speechless it's so beautiful...the box and jewelry.

  11. WOW! Wonderful gifts! Love your box and all of the photos from her sweet!

  12. Wow - your niece is going to love and treasure this gift.

  13. What an amazing gift. You are the best aunt ever, I'm sure.

  14. This is so impressive and your niece is going to be amazed! What a beautiful project.

  15. Wow! This is definitely a treasure to keep FOREVER! What a lovely idea!