Barbara’s 50th Birthday Luau Blog Hop



Welcome all to my blog. I am new to blogging so if you read on past this post, its not too long…LOL! I wanna thank Barbara for allowing me to share what I love to do with all of you! I hope you enjoy what I made as I enjoyed making them!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARBARA! Hope this milestone of a celebration greets you with much joy & happiness & a life full of God’s wonderful Favor! 

So without further ado….let’s continue hopping……

In honor of Barbara’s 50th birthday celebration she is celebrating with others in a Luau Themed Blog Hop. Hope you have enjoyed the blog sites before mine & will enjoy the blogs of those that follow mine!  This is a THREE (3) day event so hope you come back as I will have new creations for each day. So get your grass skirt on & sip on that Pina Colada because Let’s Hula!

Barbara has offered some GREAT blog candy and all you have to do is follow these rules to be in the running to win.

Grand Prize:

Cricut Cartridge Luau 2011 Seasonal

Day 1 Blog Candy:

Cuttlebug Disney NEMO Combo Embossing & Die Set

Day 2 Blog Candy:

Cuttlebug Disney Celebration Combo Embossing & Die Set

Day 3 Blog Candy:

Sizzix Texturz Texture Plates-Kit #3

RULES to be eligible for Daily Blog Candy and the Grand Prize:

  1. You MUST visit each blog and become a follower
  2. Leave a comment on every blog in the hop each day
  3. Leave a comment below on my blog
  4. Become a follower at “Craftin’ with Barbara”

A Note From Barbara: Hello, I am so very happy to have you hop over to help me in celebrating my 50th Birthday.  This is my very first blog hop, and I am so excited to share all the wonderful projects created by very talented and creative ladies with you.  So, grab a refreshment, sit back and enjoy all three days of the 50th Birthday Luau hop.  This hop runs from August 29-31, so please be sure to check back each day to see what new project each of our talented ladies has in store for you.

Since my birthday is in August, I have always wanted to have a Luau, and well, I love the beach.  So, our theme for this hop is, of course, LUAU THEME.  What a better way to celebrate my birthday then with a 50th Birthday Luau Hop and the creative talents of all the very talented ladies participating in this hop.

50th Birthday Luau Blog Hop Lineup:

  1.  Barbara B.
  2. Gill M –
  3. Linda Simpson –
  4. Shawnee –
  5. Lisa –
  6. Jacki
  7. Pendra
  8. Ashley-
  9. Tammy-
  10. Sherry-
  11. Jearise-
  12. Cyndie-    <—-You Are Here
  13. Gina-  <—Your Next Stop
  14. April –
  15. Lynne-

So here is my DAY ONE CREATION – Barbara’s Birthday Card!

Inside Card would read: May your 50th birthday celebration be a beautiful as a golden sunset on a topical island! Best Wishes to you for today, tomorrow & forever! ~ Cyndie

The Card says on the front – Have A Wave-tasic Birthday!

Here is what I used:

  1. Actual Card cardstock is from the Paper Studio’s Textured Cardstock Pack in Baby Blue. It was inked with the Stucco ink pad from the Classic Pigment Cat’s Eye Ink Pads.
  2. Pretty Glitter Stripes Peach sheet from a small paper stack from “Tahiti” Beach Stack printed paper by DCWV.
  3. Striped cardstock was mounted on solid grey cardstock from the Paper Studio & embossed with the Cuttlebug “Tiny Bubbles” folder.
  4. The wave is solid colored cardstock also from the Paper Studio but I sprayed it with Stampin Up‘s Glitter Inks in a mini sprayer. (LOVE THEM!) I hand wrote the text on the wave. I wanted to use my Amy Chomas gel pens but didn’t realize I needed a new silver glitter pen so I used my white (regular size) gel pen.
  5. The Surfer Girl is a pattern from Scrappy Dew. I am a part of their design team & I was so happy to be able to use this SVG they have in their collections. Check them out here. For the surf board, I cut out a border from the “Tahiti” Beach paper stack & used it as a design for the board. I also inked the edges of the board with Dune Pigment from the Color Box Classic Pigment Cat’s Eye Ink Pads to make it look like there was sand on the board. I also used a glitter flower from the same paper stack to use as part of the T-shirt design.
I so enjoyed making this card for Barbara! I wish her all the best & thanks again for visiting my blog. Please come back tomorrow as I will have a different project made in the Luau Theme!

About Cyndie

I am a SAHM of a very active 3 yr. old little boy & have a pre-teen 12 yr old step-son. I have been married to a wonderful man for 3 years now but have been together for more than 6 years. I love using my Cricut & Sure Cuts A Lot software to make customized birthday party supplies, scrap book pages, 3D paper art & much more! I am Co-Creative Director of a local crafting organization called ABC Krafterz. I teach Beginner's & Advanced classes on the Cricut & the Sure Cuts A Lot program. I run a small party business from home called Cyndie's Paper Boutique (formerly known as Cyndie Creative Crafts). I have my degree in Merchandising from the University of North Texas & minored in business.

23 responses »

  1. Such a cute card… very creative! I just also celebrated my birthday 2 days ago… a great birthday month! I am now a FB Fan!

  2. Cyndie,
    I love the card! The surfer girl is so cute! Thanks for participating, and I look forward to seeing what your creation is tomorrow!


  3. Great card! I like the patterned paper your used and the die cuts are so fun. Great touch on the wave with the sprays.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • To follow my blog you have to “Subscribe by Email”. Its underneath my Face Book Like section on the right hand side on my blog. I use WordPress & not blogger so that may be the reason for the difference. I’m still learning how to use WordPress but I thought it was easier than Blogger. Hope you do follow me! Have a great day!

  4. Let’s go surfin’ now, everybody’s learnin’ how…. cute birthday card for a luau!! I am subscribed by email:-)

    • You subscribe via email but looks like something happened so I will have to look into it. But looks like you can click on the “Following” Button that is underneath the Facebook box of followers. HTH!

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