Sunday, 27 March 2011

Birthday Hop & Blogoversary Celebrations


Birthday Hop & Blogoversary Celebrations


Hello Everyone, Welcome to my first ever Blog Hop and

My 4th Blogoversary, with a couple of giveaways.

Hard to believe its been 4 years since I started blogging.

I've met so many wonderful people and become

friends with so many amazing women.

A Big thank you to all my viewers,

who leave wonderful comments.


I am very pleased to say, and also super excited that the Mojo Makers and some of the Verve Divas along with a few Friends are helping me celebrate.

First, I want to extend a huge Thank You to these

talented and inspiring ladies for helping me out.

I am so blessed to have you all here with me today.



Birthday Hop

March 19th,2011


What's a Celebration without some Blog Candy!


First up is my "Birthday Hop".

I designed this sketch for everyone to use for their project.

To be entered for the giveaway,

Hop from Blog to Blog

and see some wonderful creations, then leave some lovin.

You need to comment on all blogs, I left a prize hidden on one of todays hops.

Come back here and let me know you visited all blogs in the hop.

The hop will run from 8 am Sat, March 19th, till midnight March 20th.

One lucky commenter will win a


on their next Verve Stamp order.

Just in Time for Julee's next new release. I will announce the winner of the hop on Wed,March 23rd. Good Luck !

Blog Hop List.














14. Amy




Sketch everyone used for the Blog Hop!


Blogoversary Celebrations

March 19th - April 2nd,2011


For my Blogoversay candy, I will be giving away

some Verve.

Who doesn't love Verve?

Check out this link for the candy I am giving away>>>>Blog Candy

To be entered for this giveaway, all you have to do is

create a project using my sketch.

The sketch will stay up till midnight April 2nd.

Upload your project to your online blog or gallery .

Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget

at the bottom of this post.

Deadline: The Linky widget will close at midnight Atlantic time,on April 2nd.


The winner will be announced on April 4th.








{Click the link above for the entry form. Please type your name or screen name in the Caption or Title field, then choose the link and photo you'd like to enter. Please link directly to your specific blog post with your card in it, and not your general blog url.}



What's a Celebration with out a card!

Here is my card using the above sketch.

Now from here, Hop on over to


for some wonderful Inspiration!



Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to seeing all your

wonderful creations!


Good Luck and Have Fun!



46 comments:

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH...thanks so much for asking me to take part in your celebration, your card is ultra amazing...luv it...have a great day friend!

enjoy *~*

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Happy, happy birthday, Sarah! Hope you have a wonderful day! Beautiful card!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Happy, happy birthday, Sarah! Absolutely gorgeous card -- love the color combo and the pretty cluster of flowers and bling!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Luanne said...

Ooo! Love that gorgeous yellow and black paper! Beautiful card, and I love your sketch. I'll need to try it out! Happy Birthday to you!

scrappingnana said...

Happy Birthday Sarah. This sounds like a great celebration. Congrats on your blogaversary also. Love the sketch and your card is so pretty.

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday! Can't think of a better group of people to celebrate with. Thanks for including us all.

Joni said...

Happy Birthday Sarah and Happy Birthday blog!! Enjoy and thank you for this opportunity.

Wanda Cullen said...

First off...birthday wishes to you, Sarah! Secondly, your card is gorgeous! Love the elegant paper, the colors, everything! Enjoy your day and many thanks for inviting me to play along!

Andrea Ewen said...

Happy Birthday Sarah! I'm so glad to be able to share in your birthday festivities! Your card is amazing...love all the beautiful details and the glorious colors!
Have a wonderful day, my dear!

seamom said...

Hope your birthday is all you dream it will be! I really like your card.
I read your "ABOUT ME" info, and had to chuckle. You said, "I have been cardmaking since 2004. Its my reprieve from everyday Life". Since I retired in 2002, cardmaking has BECOME my everyday life!
I enjoy reading your blog, and I think you are very talented.

Betty Wright said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah! Hope you have a GREAT Day and Blessings for a Wonderful Year!

Thanks for letting me tag along in your special day hop! Your card is beautiful! The colors and details are just perfection! Beautifully done!

Stephanie Kraft said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Sarah! Thanks for inviting me to join in your celebration!

Love your beautiful card and fab sketch! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday - what a great celebration!

Shirley
sbgoudreau@yahoo.com

scrappingnana said...

Great birthday blog hop. I enjoyed all the blogs and the beautiful creations. Have a great day Sarah.
JoAnn

kksb said...

Happy, happy birthday and congratulations on four years of blogging. I like your sketch and card!

Marisa said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah!! Thanks so much for the wonderful opportunity to be part of your birthday celebrations :) Your card is fabulous. Hoping you get spoiled rotten all weekend! (((hugs)))

Keva said...

Sarah, happy birthday!!!! I hope you've had a great day and thank you for inviting me to play! Love your card. Those papers look great and the sketch is fab!

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday Sarah! Hope your day is fantastic. Your card is gorgeous!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Happy birthday, Sarah! Love your card. The black accents and those strands of pearls around your flowers just set things off beautifully! Have a fabulous day!

dinosaur said...

Happy Birthday! Great color choice on your beautiful card.

kksb said...

PS-I completed the blog journey, left love and enjoyed some marvelous creations. I hope your day is special.

Kristen said...

Just wanted to let you know that I visited all the blog hops and was truly inspired by these creative, talented women! Thanks for the chance to win and again Happy B-Day.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah! Some blogaversary you sponsor! Way to go, girl! We have been thrilled with the talent of touring groups coming to Alberta Bair Theater from NS! Wonderful, wonderful!
Excited to see all the sites.
Keep Looking UP!
mt23stamperatyahoo

Joni said...

I hopped from blog to blog and loved alll the designs. I didn't see anything you left and I hope this is the right place to let you know that I hopped.
joni
joni21@sbcglobal.net
thank you for the hop! I had a hoppy time!

Kathy said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Sarah! Love your card and your sketches! Blessings and wishes for many more awesome birthdays.. keep on, keepin on!

Kathy said...

Hi Again Sarah... I just finished visiting all those talented ladies spectacular blogs. Thanks for you work and inspiration... thank you for offering some great prizes in this crafty way. blessings..k

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Tosha Leyendekker said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Sarah!! I hope you are having a super fabulous day!! Love your beautiful card and how you framed the sentiment with the panels!! Your flowers are just the sweetest too!! What a beauty!!

Tami said...

I deleted my first comment- because I really needed to edit it but can't do that! Anyway- I commented here first since it was number one but I didn't have a chance to say that I visited all the blogs on the hop. What a beautiful card and have a Happy Birthday!

Tanya said...

Happy birthday Sarah! You are a very lucky girl to have these fantastic ladies help celebrate you day! I loved the hop, enjoy your day :D

Debbie Carriere said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah!! HOpe you had a wonderful day. I love this card, so many gorgeous layers! Have a great birthday weekend :)

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday! I love your card - gorgeous and perfection. :)

suzieq23 said...

HAPPY Birthday Sarah. Hope you had/have a fantastic fun day. Have to go now to visit all you wonderfully creative friends on the hop.

suzieq23 said...

Well, I have been here and back again. I have visited every blog with a b'day card created just for you. Wow what gorgeous cards! It took me quite a while, however, because I enjoyed seeing a lot of the girls' other creations. So impressed!

Ravengirl said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Blogoversary Sarah! I have enjoyed all the inspiration you provide as one of the Mojo Makers! I will definitely be printing out that sketch and carving out some time to play along. I was able to visit all of the blog hop participants and saw amazing creations!

Gloria said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your card is absolutely lovely!

Dawn Easton said...

Happy birthday, Sarah!!! Your card is GORGEOUS! Wow! Hope I can play along with the sketch today!

Lynda Benden said...

Your card is just beautiful Sarah!!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! Thank you so much for including me in your celebration!

Mrs Ham said...

Beautiful... Great use of the sketch.

Mrs Ham said...

This was a wonderful Hop. I enjoyed seeing all the wonderful project. Happy 4th Birthday.

dj said...

happy birthday to you!! Hope you day is extra special....what a fun way to celebrate!!

Vickie Z said...

Just wanted to say Happy B-Day!! Hope it was wonderful!! Great sketch and gorgeous card!! Always enjoy your MOJO Monday cards!!

Mari said...

Happy birthday! I completed the sketch, but Mr Linky totally defeated me! Sorry I didn't name it right, but after my 3rd time trying I forgot what to do! :)
Your card is awesome, the colors and 'feel' of it are perfect. I'm jealous of your abilities! :D

Crafty Math Chick said...

HI Sarah - a belated happy birthday and a very happy 4th (WOW - I JUST started my blog!) blogaversary to you! I hope you like the card I created with your sketch - I linked it back to your blog if you wish to check it out: www.caninesandcarddesigns.blogspot.com . Thanks for the chance to win some Vervey good candy in honor of your birthday & blogaversary! Best Wishes!!

Ravengirl said...

Oops, I think I missed the opportunity to link up my card!

Here it is anyway!

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