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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Susan's Anything Goes Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Happy Birthday Susan and welcome to Day 2 of our Susan's Anything Goes Birthday Bash Blog Hop!!

If you are looking for Day 1 of the Labor of Love Halloween Banner Blog Hop, please go HERE.

For this hop, we get to do....well Anything!!  As long as it is birthday related!  I also found out that Susan's favorite color is purple so I totally used that!  You should have arrived from the Lovely LINDA.  If you found me first, you can go to Susan's BLOG to begin the festivities!!

Welcome to Susan's Anything goes Festive Birthday Bash Blog Hop to celebrate Susan E. Bermudez's birthday with anything goes to celebrate her birthday whether it be a card, favor, banner, or that something special. Hope you enjoy our hop while you check the following blogs as we celebrate Susan's birthday with our usual creativity and craftiness!!! So, please stop by and make sure to wish Susan a very Happy Birthday along with some bloggy love!!

Grand Prizes with Sponsors:

1. Karber Digital Images ( will offer blog candy to a random commenter of the blog hop :)

2. Jen's Digi Designs - $15 gift card for liking her Face Book page and commenting on Susan's page with a winner being chosen randomly :)

Also, please, be sure to stop by Staci McD's site ( as there will be a $20 gift card to Designs on Cloud 9 to one commenter on her blog.

Some of the blogs may be offering candy so be sure to leave your comments along the way and don't forget to give bloggy love!

  Below is a complete blog hop list for day 2 in case you get lost along the way!  To see day 1, start HERE!

10. Lori: YOU ARE HERE

I decided to decorate a gift bag for my project.  I used my Gypsy (of course)!  I found "It's Your Day" from Celebrations and sized it to 3.63w x 5.00h.  I found the butterflies from Hannah Montana.  I cut out one for the bag in the shadow mode and both sets for the gift tag.  The bag butterfly is 3.38w x 2.53h.  The tag butterfly is 2.25 inches tall (each piece is a different width, but the height is the same and they layer nice).

Here is my screen shot.  Notice the bigger butterfly is rotated.  I did that on the mat to mimic what I wanted on the bag.  That helped me determine the size of the butterfly and words I needed.

I coverd a white paper bag from Michaels with this pretty purple butterfly paper while my images were cutting out.

Then I took my big butterfly and these ART C beads and mini balls (found at Michaels on clearance right now) and some Glossy Accents and created my beaded butterfly.

This is how it looks when wet.

While my butterfly was drying, I assembled my ribbon bow.

I added some purple stickles to the words ~ every girl needs a little sparkle!

And put it all together!

Here is the butterfly dry.

The stickles dry.

And here is the tag.  I cut off the yellow antenae and only glued the center of the butterfly down.  I bent up the wings.  You can write on the back of the purple butterfly.

Here is my completed bag!  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!!  I have a little blog candy for you. 

Please leave me a comment with a favorite birthday story or memory and a way to contact you if you win.  If you like my work, please subscribe or become a follower!

Your next stop in the hop is the marvelous MARIA!


Cricut Couple said...

This gift bag is amazing! Love the color scheme and your butterfly details are fantastic!

Amanda said...

Oh I love how you have done the butterfly, it's gorgeous!!


Cathie w said...

so sweet love it...TFS!!!!


Eva said...

very cute gift bag. Purple is my fav color too. I love the butterflies, AWESOME!!! I am already a follower.
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog right now

scrappingmamma said...

LOve your project what a super idea, My favorite memory of my birthday was of this year!! my blogger friend had a suprise birthday blog hop! :-) Thanks for sharing my friend~ Have a scrappy day!

Cyndi S said...

Adorable gift bag. So many wonderful birthday memories of my kids I couldn't just choose one.
cstephenson at q dot com

Heather said...

Super gift bag, love the beads on the butterfly, Thanks for sharing

the best birthday memories for me are of my kids first birthdays. it is always so much fun to see them attack their cake. LOL

God Bless

Lynne said...

I love the gift bag along with your step-by-step directions!!! It was wonderful being in the hop with you and now a follower! It was my 50th Birthday Party and my then boyfriend took to me Quaker Mills for a romantic get-a-way -- when we arrived home him and my daughter had arranged a surprise birthday party! It was fantastic and the best birthday ever!
Her Craftiness

Erin G said...

One of my favorite birthday memories actually involves the birthday girl, Susan! This past May, we went to the beauty salon together and donated our looong hair to Locks Of Love. It was a great experience!


occlum101 at hotmail dot com

bartlettpair said...

A birthday memory of mine was my only bday party that my mom ever had for me. I was an adult married to the man bigger than my dreams and pregnant. She had gotten a cake that had a procelain ballerina on it---I was a ballerina----special. Be so blessed!!! bartlettpair4atmsndotcom

Audrey Frelx said...

Happy birthday to Susan, and Lori what a beautiful bag!!! Love it!!!

Gaylynn said...

My fav bday memories are my kid's 1st bdays. I love the milestone and all the firsts. New follower.

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower!Great gift bag,Love your butterfly!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

mamawcindy said...

Your Gift Bag turned out so Pretty!!! That Butterfly is Gorgeous!!! Love your work!!!
I think for the past several years have been some of my favorite Birthday Memories. Having my two little Grand Children come with so much excitement and tell me to close my eyes and give me things that they have made. That is some Precious Birthday Memories that I will Cherish forever. I'm already a follower. :0)
Thanks for the chance to win.
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Anna said...

Gosh how adorable. Just awesome. I will say that one of my favorite birthday memory would be...gosh I can't remember LOL I am just so glad when I have another b/day that God has blessed me with.
I'm a new follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

lorby said...

I love the bag and butterfly. I also love glossy accents and learning new ways to use it. Thanks for sharing. I'm following you now.

Kris Dietz said...

Your bag is beautiful! I love those butterflies. Beautiful blog. I'm a new follower.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Darlene said...

Great gift bag!! I love what you did with both butterflies!!

Nicole said...

I love the idea of a gift bag! Even though the pictures are a little dark, I can tell how much detail went into the butterfly sequining and design! Very cool! Knowing Susan, she will LOVE this (especially since it has her favorite colors)!

My favorite birthday story was this past year, after we had lost everything and were living in the smallest place ever, my boys and their father piled into bed the morning of my birthday to snuggle me and each tell me what their birthday wish for me was. It was a priceless morning well spent!

Thanks for sharing your project! I'm a follower!

Anonymous said...

Great project!!
BobbisTreasure at

SueNJ said...

Other than this birthday (hop) my favorite birthday was #6. We moved into a new place on my birthday and they had a block party (a city thing). There was cotton candy, music and a jumpy thing and I thought it was all for ME :)

The bag is fabulous and I love the bling. Your attention to detail is fantastic and I am so glad I am a follower

Thank you for being a part of my special birthday weekend :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
suenj99 at yahoo dot com

TuttleTime said...

I love this. Butterflies are so nice! Great tutorial, too. No bday is complete without a nice gift back. Thanks so much for sharing this idea. It's beautiful.

callyannc said...

The gift bag is Too Cute! Love the details. My fav Birthday was a surprise sweet 16 from all my friends! TFS CallyAnn(follower)

Janet said...

Very pretty. Love your butterfly !
Big Blog Hugs! *Janet*

kricketts said...

very very cute! I love how you covered it in pattern paper! I will have to try that soon!


Sugarlips said...

Adorable card. I think my birthday memory is my daughters first birthday. I will never forget her cute little face staring at everything that day.

iluvkatie74at yahoo dotcom

Anonymous said...

I love your bag and the butterfly is beautiful. My best memory is my daughter and grandchildren left 50 flowers all over my home for me to find when I came home from work on my 50th birthday. It was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your project.

Vicki said...

It is amazing what personal added touches can do for a plain gift bag!!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your gift bag. My favorite Birthday memory was last year when I got my enormous craftroom above my husband shop. It is awesome.
Katsews at gmail dot com

Tambo said...

Very cute bag! Purple is my favorite color and just by chance, I too found those same beads on clearance at Michaels and had to buy them LOL Wasn't sure what I would do with them, but what a great idea! Favorite Bday memory is my 13th when I went to a really nice restaurant (1st time in my life) & ordered trout. They served it with the eye balls in! OMG I couldn't eat it. LOL tfs Tami

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