Saturday, July 17, 2010

Birthday Blog Hop!!

Hey, hey! Its a very SPECIAL blog hop today! Today is Virginia's birthday! (Hey V!!) SO, the gals at InSTyle Stamps have thrown together a bit of a very special hop for her!

Its a Scavenger Hunt to begin with...we aren't telling you who you are heading to fun is that?! AND you have to figure out what those letters on our tags spell out! Be sure to read this post all the way through to find ut more extra special details!

This is my tag for Virgina. I used "Vanessa", she was one of the very first Anime images from InStyle that I fell in love with. I used some extra special paper from my stash....this is part of the remains of my favorite Junkitz line (they are sadly no longer in business). I have all the rest of the ingredients listed at the very bottom of this post :)

I made Vanessa into a woman of color. OK, I know her skin is not perfect, but I am trying! The hardest part was the eyes. We are supposed to leave a bit of white around the eyes for Anime and those brown copics just sucked it all away so I had to go back with my Signo uniball pen. Not too shabby, but don't look too close, LOL

If Virgina were spending the day with me here in NC...hmmm, well today is easy! I would take her to work with me at Enchanted Cottage. We are geared up for the Stamp & Scrap Art Convention in town with lots of demos (I am demoing copics aaaaaaall day long again), make-n-takes, trunk shows, and more.

If it were just any day we would of course start at Starbucks for coffee, then maybe hit all the scrapping and stamping stores, there are TONS within a 2 hour range. Concord Mills is just down the road, and there are 2 other great big malls nearby too. I do believe Virginia loves to shop. I first met her at CHA last year shopping! She is a total sweetheart and I hope to see her in person again soon!!

Since this is a Birthday Blog Hop, we can't leave you without a chance at a party prize! So here are the rules.
1. Start at the beginning of the blog hop with the letter
2. Comment on each Design Team's blog because they need a little love and increase your chances at the party prize.
3. Go to PaperYumness and wish Virginia a Happy Birthday.

The deadline to win a digital image is Sunday, July 18th at 8:00pm Pacific Time.

That's all you need to do! The prize???? Not one, but two! You might win either one by commenting on a blog. Good luck and hope you have fun all along the way!

OK, from here you are hopping to ----> P

Have fun! Thanks for hopping by!


  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Vanessa digi (InStyle Stamps); Happy birthday (Lizzie Anne Designs)
  • Paper: pp by Junkitz; red cs (Bazzill); white cs (Neenah)
  • Ink: Palette Noir (Stewart Superior)
  • Accessories: Retro Cirlcs embossing folder (Sizzix); tag chipboard (SU!); "a" chipboard (CTMH); ribbon (Stash); flowers (Prima); brads (Basic Grey); Copic markers


  1. Cyndi, Thanks from the bottom of my heart. You guys have me crying over here. How sweet. And I love that tag! Thanks for using your last favorite paper on it. I will treasure it for ever. :)

  2. I love the colors and the ribbons you used on your tag ~ great job!

  3. Awesome! I love that paper and Vanessa is adorable.

  4. Great embellishments on your pretty tag!!

  5. That is just adorable. I love it. Hugs, Lisa G

  6. What a great tag! So colourful and cute!

  7. Love the tag. Love the colors, really great

  8. Great card... love the colors :D

  9. Great idea for a birthday hop. Love the card and I think your coloring is great, keep it up.

  10. Cyndi -
    I love your tage! All the funky ribbons make it extra special!

  11. Oh doesn't Virginia look so cute in her PJ's!!!lol!! This looks great Cyndi!!! I love the bright colors you used and all the details you added!!


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