Tuesday, September 20, 2011


**** Click HERE for my current GIVEAWAY!! *****

HELLO Everyone!!! I am SO happy you have decided to hop along with all my friends and I!! This is my first time ever hosting a blog hop and I am SUPER excited!! It's also my birthday today! I would normally never make a big deal out of my own Birthday but as I have gotten older I'm learning a few things.... Sometimes being a mother means we do everything for everyone else, and rarely anything for ourselves. After doing some work on myself these past 6 months I have come to the realization that in making sure we take care of ourselves, we are better able to care for others. That being said, I am giving myself the gift of the company of many fellow bloggers who love crafting as much as I do! 

**Feel free to comment on post but the collection for the prizes is closed**

Onto the Hop!!! We have two amazing companies who have agreed to sponsor our hop today...

Who have offered up a $15 gift certificate to their store for one lucky hopper!!! 

And EAD Designs....

Who have offered up a $20 gift certificate to their store to another lucky hopper!!! 

To be eligible for these two prizes, please make sure to leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop!! You have until Thursday the 22nd at midnight to leave your comments. I'll choose two random winners and announce them shortly after the hop is over!! 

Now onto the project! :)

The theme of the hop is GIRLY!! If you follow my blog at all, you know I love all things girly. Which worked out well, since I had two little girls! :) 

My craft room is super bare at the moment so I wanted to make something to help add some character to my walls. I used a shadow box that I picked up from Ikea for about $8. 

I used some paper from the Gabrielle collection by BoBunny to cover the mat of the frame. I used some felt flowers that I made and combined them with some Pink By Design stamps (Bingo set) and some Recollections pearls and little plastic roses to dress up the 'Adore' title. 

The cameo as the main feature is a vinyl rub-on from the EAD Designs Cameo Frames set. I added some little pearls to the rub-on for a little dimension and detail. 

I also added some lace along the side (that I picked up at a thrift store) and some more homemade felt flowers and Recollections accents. 

Cameo Frames set by EAD Designs

Bingo by Pink By Design

I hope you like my project!! Hop on over to Glora at Glora Crafts, I know she is going to have a great project to show you!!! 

Candace  from Scrappin' 2 Little Princesses (You are HERE)
Glora from Glora Crafts (Your NEXT stop!!)
Sarah from Pink Cricut
Jenny from Crazy About Cricut
Michelle from Scrappin With My Bug
Candace from Paper Crafts By Candace
Ashley from Scrappin' Pink Piglet
Elizabeth from 217 Creations
Emily from Create Serendipity
Paula from More than Favors

Make sure to leave comments on all the blogs to win a prize!! And I would love it if you became a follower as well!! Happy Hopping!!! 


Lisa said...

Ooooo! This is so pretty, Candace! So happy to be in this hop with you!

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

LJ's said...

Hi hun i made it lol Hope you have a wonderful birthday xxxx

callyannc said...

This is sooooo pretty! TFS CallyAn

Deneen said...

I really like this! So pretty! Happy Birthday to you!!! Thanks for the chance.

jdkentinc at aol dot com

Josie0602 said...

I love this home decor idea...its fabulous!

Tanya said...

Candace this is just gorgeous! I love those colors and I'm sure it looks fabulous in your craft room! Thanks for putting this hop together for everyone, I've really enjoyed being part of it! Happy Birthday!

Scrappin' Sista said...

WELL...Happy Birthday Candace! I hope you truly enjoy your day. I have come to the same realization this year and am planning to do it up also.

I really love your picture frame. It should be a nice addition to your crafting room.

TFS and the chance to win! Scrappy hugs my dear.

askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

callyannc said...

Thanks for the fun hop! Happy Birthday to you!!! TFS CallyAnn

Michelle said...

Very pretty ! love it, it will look great hanging in your room !!!
Hope you have a wonderful birthday and thanks for asking me to be on the hop with you! !!!

Cathie w said...

Happy Birthday...love your project
TFS!! your talent!!


LJ's said...

Well i did it my first blog hop i thing i got it right lol loved all the new ideas thanks for invite. if oyu need it my email is nickywilcox:live.co.uk. hope everyone has a fun time.xx

Maria said...

Congrats on your first blog hop. Happy birthday and I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for the invite

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

What a Beautiful Frame. I love it. It's definitely very Girly...lol. Happy Birthday my fellow Septemberan. I'd Love for you to join in on my Mega Birthday Giveaway too. I'm also a new follower. scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Debbie said...


Love the girly frame, it will look wonderful in your craft room!

Glora said...

Happy birthday Candace! I am so glad that you are celebrating YOU today!!!! I hope your day is AMAZING! And your project is BEAUTIFUL! You are very talented. Thank you so much for letting me join in the fun!

Sherrie K. said...

Happy Birthday Candace!!!! Your shadow box is soooo pretty:) Glad to be in the hop with you!
Sherrie K

mamawcindy said...

Happy Birthday and How exciting for you to Host your first Blog Hop. I would Love to have one someday. Love your Shadow Box! It will look Awesome in your Craftroom. Hope your Birthday is a Good one.
I'm already a follower! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

ScrappinT said...

What a great idea! I love Bo Bunny! Happy Birthday!

Anita Braddock said...

What a Beautiful shadow box. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Happy Birthday

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Love the shadow box...i have 3 boys so I don't get to do many girly projects as i'd like to....

Margaret said...

Cute, I really like this project. Gives me some ideas of what to do for my craft room once it is all finished and ready to be painted.

Rebekah said...

Super cute project!! Love how it has a vintage feel to it!

Donna and Sara said...

This came together so nicely. All of the elements worked so perfectly. Love it!

Rosie said...

very cute project


mjblahnik56 said...

Happy Birthday I am a new follower. I loved your project I am sure it looks wonderful in your craft room


My Need 2 Craft said...

Happy Birthday Candace! It is my birthday week too! I took off crafting this week as hubby and I are going away (so I didn't want to start something I couldn't finish, hehe) Now I have time to blog hop, YAY! Love this picture box. Enjoy your bday week! Hugs

Pink Cricut said...

Adorable Candace, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! So happy to be apart of your special birthday hop~ :)

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday! Love your beautiful frame; so pretty and girly! Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

This is beautiful, love the added lace and embellishments. Happy Birthday!

stockg7 at yahoodot com

Tina said...

beautiful shadow box...lovely colors and details


joydee1963 said...

new follower of your blog,I love your Shadow box! How did you make the Felt flowers? So cute! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

What a great project! I too love all things girly and have 2 daughters myself (although they are now grown)! TFS! I am already a follower :)Amy

Judy said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Congrats on your 1st hop and your framed art is perfect for your girly craft room -- so pretty!!

Penny said...

I have two of these frames and need to do something with them. Thanks for the ideas.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

A very happy birthday, and thanks so much for giving us a chance at such wonderful goodies on YOUR birthday! hehehe! Love it! I love this shadow box too, very pretty... and you couldn't be more right about being a mom and always taking care of everyone else forgetting about ourselves! Thanks for the reminder that I'm important too!
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I stopped by everyone's pages, but ashley's post from scrappin pink piglet wouldn't let me leave a message, but I loved her post! Thanks so much!

Tracy said...

Really cute project!

owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

Creative Mine by Maria said...

I had trouble with Pink Piglet I was unable to leave a comment and it looks like nobody could since she has ZERO comments :(

katieo said...

Happy Birthday. Your art project will look great in your craft room. I love the added lace

Carla said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a great day. I love your shadow box. The cameo is so sweet. Thanks so much for sharing.

http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
racincrafts at aim dot com

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! Very pretty shadow box. :)


smyiow said...

Happy Birthday! Your shadow box turned out gorgous!! Thanks for sharing!!


Jenny said...

Happy Birthday.....love your project....so pretty.

jennykingham at att dot net

Becky Dunham said...
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Jamie said...

Happy birthday Candace! This is a beautiful piece of decor. It's so femme. I love it!


Becky Dunham said...

Hey Candace - I had to delete my first comment because I forgot to wish you happy birthday!!! Hope your day is fabulous! I LOVE this shadow box! Silhouettes are one of my favorite things. I have 2 girls too though not so little anymore - almost 14 and 17 - but I could see us all fighting over this beautiful creation :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

Happy, happy birthday! I hope your day was filled with much love and happiness! This shadowbox is so beautiful! Wow, I absolutely love your design! Just gorgeous!! :)


Carole B said...

Happy Birthday, these crafting blogs are getting to be addictive. LOOOOVE IT. I enjoy seeing great projects to get inspired.

Kerry--Momma K said...

Happy Birthday Candace! Have a great day! Beautiful shadow box.


Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

Happy Birthday!! :) I love your shadow box! Very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win on such a fun blog hop!! :)



Linda said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!I love your shadow box it is adorable.Tfs


iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

My Quilling Nest said...

Lovely Creation! I am now your follower. Have a Happy rest of your Birthday...:)

Quilly Hugs,
Linda K.

daizies4all said...

Girly AND elegant! TFS! Hope your birthday was wonderful!
Andrea. daizy1021@gmail.com

Darla said...

Great blog!! TFS. New follower

Babe O'Mara said...

Happy Birthday to you. Love your girly card. So pretty. TFS


Theresa said...

Happy Birthday! I am glad you gave your self the gift of more followers, you have a wonderful blog! I love your frame, I love love love seeing crafty stuff being used everywhere! I dont think I could have came up with something like that lol

Cathy said...

Your frame is Lovely!!! I so love the colors you chose, so pretty.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Candy said...

Happy Birthday Candace! Love your shadow box, especially the lace. I am a new follower.

I am having a Blog Makeover Giveaway you should stop by and have a look.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the cameo in the center.

pruttybird said...

Happy Birthday!! Great shadow box.

I am a new follower :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Margie said...

Happy Birthday! I love those felted flowers!

June Houck said...

Happy Birthday, Candace!!!

gypsyrps said...

Happy Birthday! Good for you for taking some time for yourself!

Scrappin' Diva said...
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Scrappin' Diva said...

Hope your birthday was extra sweet! TFS your lovely frame. It's very girly and so very nice!


Cheryl said...

So beautiful!

mbchoj said...

Great project and so easy.
mbchoj at aol dot com

Miranda said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was great! Love the shadow box!
Miranda :)
miranda at nanas scrap spot dot com

chell said...

Happy Belated Birthday Candace I hope it was everything you wished and more. I love this frame, especially the flowers

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Beautiful project! I've never tried any framed projects with my cricut. Now you have me thinking. TFS:)


Jennasa said...

Very pretty. I love the shadow box.

Monica said...

OMG ..I gotta have those cameo frames!

I love my cameo.

and I love what you did.. beautiful. I wanted a girl but got a boy so it's hard for me to go girly in my projects!
Great job .. now I"m gonna get my girl on in this hop!
Thank you.


1ac09e38-e10d-11e0-bd95-000bcdcb2996 said...

Happy Birthday! It was fun to go through the hop. Your project is great.

1ac09e38-e10d-11e0-bd95-000bcdcb2996 said...

oops, I forgot my email.


Gloria (Disneynut4life22) said...

Love your shadow box and your felt flowers are awesome. Happy Birthday:-) disneynut 4 life 22 at yahoo dot com

UpsidedownM said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! this project is so pretty! i love using scrapbooking for wall art.


Alisha said...

Great project, thanks for letting us know about ikea, i have had a very difficult time finding shadow boxes.


Priscilla said...

Great Project. I love the shadow box and the lace!

pthoreson04 AT gmail DOT com

clairbeldiaz said...

I love the shadow box! Thanks for sharing!

loprofiler said...

Happy Birthday! I love this project!