Friday, December 18, 2015

Surprise 16th Birthday Blog Hop! and blog candy!

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Welcome to Emily's
                                                             Surprise 16th
                                                         Birthday Blog Hop


Hi friends!! Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Emily's recent Sweet 16th Birthday! Shh, it's a surprise so don't tell her!! We're so thankful you've joined us to celebrate the sixteenth birthday of a fun loving young lady. She will be blessed by your participation, designs and comments. 
You should be arriving from Georgia's blog. If so,GREAT if not, please check out the bottom of my blog for a complete list of the blog line-up.

Here's my Birthday design:

I made this card using Derwent Inktense Pencils on the fox.  They are watercolor pencils, if you have never used them, and as the name implies, the are intense, using very little ink to color a large space. The fox and die cut, sentiment, papers and glimmer stickers are all from Close To My Heart

What is a blog without candy, If you are a follower of The Crafty Scrap Yard just leave a comment here along with the other blogs in today's hop and you'll be entered to win two sets of Cardz TV stamp sets! "Make A Wish" and "Girl Talk" both sets that will help you celebrate a birthday celebration or a girl in your life!

"Your next stop along the hop is at the crafty Barbara's blog."

Remember some of the other designers are also giving away blog candy too, so don't forget to visit everyone, read carefully and become a follower of all blogs, and leave some comment love!

Here's the line-up for "Emily's Surprise 16th Birthday" Blog Hop! If you get lost while hopping come back here to check the list and find your way again!

  1. Beth ~
  2. Mary -
  3. Shawnee -
  4. Thia -
  5. Ellen-
  6. Janis-
  7. Jennifer R-
  8. Rachelle-
  9. Krystal -
  10. Cathy-
  11. Connie-
  12. Maria -
  13. Jessica D. -
  14. Georgia-
  15. Julie - -- you are HERE!
  16. Barbara - -- go here NEXT
  17. Jessica P -
  18. Jearise -

I have blog candy!   3 Girl JAM is my favorite ribbon company.  I am giving one lucky winner the bundle of their choice in the 3 Girl JAM shop.  To be eligible, please follow my blog and leave a comment here with a way to contact you.  I would be happy if you'd also like my Facebook page and follow me on Instagram, but this is not required.  Good luck, and please check out the 3 Girl JAM shop!  Use discount code JO10 if you'd like 10% off all those luscious goodies you see there!  I will announce the winner on Dec. 31 -- both here and on the 3 Girl JAM blog.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today and wishing Beth's daughter a Happy Birthday.   Off you go!


  1. Like the Fox w/ wonderful coloring, colors, layers & embellishment.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Love your card. I love this fox. I use it alot. I am a new follower and thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

  3. That fox is the cutest little animal ... love how you've colored it. The cards for Emily are so nice -- she is very blessed!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too!

    Ellen "CardMonkey"

  4. A fox for a foxy lady who is turning 16th - she will love it - Happy 16th Birthday Emily - may you be blessed with many more - have a happy day! Eat cake and add ice cream - Yum!

  5. Adorable fox. Very cute card. I love it. TFS

  6. OMGoodness, your card is so sweet! I love the little fox! Gorgeous colour combo too! Happy Birthday to Emily!

  7. Such a cute card and I love that fox!

  8. Love this little fox but I really love the colors! Fabulous!! Happy to be hopping with you again! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  9. Julie this is such a cute card! I would love to see her face as she opens all of them! Great work and it's fun too, right???

  10. Love the layering. Foxy is cute.
    Emily will love the card.
    Happy Birthday Emily.
    I am a follower of your blog.
    thanks for sharing

  11. very cute card love your ideas!!!

    1. I followed your link for facebook an likes and jined your site..forgot to give u contact info.....

  12. Too, too cute, it's sure to put a smile on her face! :)

  13. This is adorable. I love your fox on this card. Great job!!

  14. We love your cute card and how the papers went together so well. Great job coloring and we love your blog background. Thank you Julie, for participating in this hop and celebrating Emily's 16th Birthday!
    ~Beth & Emily