Monday, July 30, 2012

Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hand Blog Hop

Welcome to Melts in Your Mouth, but Not in Your Hands Blog Hop for not one, but two beautiful ladies who are beautiful inside and out, but have the love and joy of crafting.  We are celebrating their birthday with a wonderful candy that is not only beautiful inside, but outside and both sides are delicious!!!!  What a better treat than to use M&M's for birthday wishes!!!!  And, they are both turning 50, but shhhh don't spread the rumor as who would ever believe you after looking at their pictures!

We have a super wonderful group of crafters to help wish not only Kimberly Pate, but Rachelle Larsen a super very happy Birthday.  Our hop begins with Kimberly Pate at in case you just happened to stop at my blog to visit me.  Don't get me wrong, but since there is such a delicious hop, I wouldn't want you to miss a single stop along the way!!!!!  If you have arrived from Angie's blog then you are following the empty bags of M&M's.

Kimberly's birthday salutation!
I chose to make a long card for Kimberly.  I love this cut from Give A Hoot and it just needed the extra space.

Size:  4" x 9.25" (fits a standard size 10 envelope)
Mat cut @ 3.75" x 9".
Hummingbird, GIVE A HOOT, pg 34, hummingbird + layers cut @ 3.5"
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (white) and Bazzill Basic Papers (Watermelon)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (The Spring Fling and Summer Days Combo Stack) and Colorbok (Pastel Garden)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Momento Dew Drop Rich Cocoa)
Stamps:  Fiskars (Make a Wish Quotes - Happy Birthday and Wish) and Doodlebug Designs, Inc. (Big)
Fiber:  Little Scrap Pieces (Medium Teal ribbon)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG) and EKSuccess (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip)

Rachelle's birthday wish

Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Mat cut @ 4.125" x 5.375".
Filigree pattern, STRAIGHT FROM THE NEST, pg 73, Filigree2 cut @ 4".
Celebrate, STRAIGHT FROM THE NEST, pg 72, Filigree1 cut @ 0.9" using Phrase and Phrase Shadow features.
Corners (inside), STRAIGHT FROM THE NEST, pg 62 Cakestnd cut @ 1.50" using Corner feature.
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (Brown, Turquoise and Bright Green)
Accents:  EKSuccess (Jolee's Light Green Rhinestones)
Stamp:  Fiskars [Make a Wish Quotes - Happy Birthday (same as used on Kimberly's)]

Your next stop along the way is Janet.  I have included a complete line-up, just in case you would happen to get lost along the way or at too many M&M's.

  1. Kimberly ~
  2. Rachelle ~
  3. Lynne ~
  4. Lisa P. ~
  5. Miriam ~
  6. Amanda ~
  7. Angie ~
  8. Belinda ~  That's me!
  9. Janet ~ Your Next Stop!
  10. Lucy ~
  11. Lisa W. ~
  12. Edwina ~
  13. Rhonda ~
  14. CallyAnn ~
There is a wonderful group of sponsors to help us with the celebration but as with everything else, there are rules and regulations which will be noted with each sponsor.

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 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

Lucy Kelleher - Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart is donating a $10 Gift Certificate which you can use towards any Close to My Heart products in celebration of Kimberly and Rachelle's birthdays! (  To enter to win, you will need to leave a comment on her blog ( and become a follower of her blog.  For an additional entry, "Like" her facebook page at:
The amazingly talented Daisy Collins of "I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose"  has donated a $15 gift certificate to her store ( 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 for updates and inspiration for Daisy's sketches and visit and like her fan page at .

If you wish to send our 50th birthday gals a birthday card, their addresses are listed for you below!  Again, thanks for visiting today and don't forget to wish our birthday ladies a super happy happy birthday!!!!!

Kimberly Pate
PO Box 166
Peru, NE  68421

Rachelle Larsen
1099 N. Monarch Ave.
Post Falls, Idaho  83854

Toodles and Happy Crafting,


Crafting With Blue said...

love your cards. especially the long humming bird one.

Kimberly Pate | KP Kreations said...

WOW - two perfect cards for the hop. Love them both and the details on the cut of that second one. I have not have a lot of luck cutting things like that, how beautiful. Hummingbirds are a favorite of mine.

Thank you so much for sharing in Rachelle's and my 50th birthday blog hop.


silvia said...

Pretty cards!!

Rachelle said...

Thank You for Celebrating with us!
I love our cards :)
Beautiful Job!!!

Edwina said...

Very cute cards. I love the little bird with the flower. So pretty. Thanks for sharing. Edwina brown

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

What adorably creative cards for both of the birthday gals!!!! Thank you sew much for participating in the hop! Truly a pleasure hopping with you . . .
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust