Friday, February 4, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop! Have a Hoggy Birthday!

Hello and welcome here from the fun blog stop at DD's blog.  If you want to start all the way at the beginning of this VERY large and exciting hop you can go all the way back to Meighan's Blog.


Have a Hoggy Birthday...well, Ground "hog" Day anyway.  Yes, February 2nd has now come and gone this very week, and many would not perhaps consider it a worthy holiday for Birthday wishes.  But, this day happens to my son Jordan's birthday.  He was kind enough to his mom on February 2nd back in 1990 not to try to climb back in after he saw  his shadow!  (thank you son!)  My boy is now officially a man!  He turned 21 and so I decided to get creative with my cricut and whip out a cute little card to send to him.
I of course had to give my Create a Critter cartridge some use.  I couldn't find an actual groundhog but decided the hedgehog was fairly close....it has "hog" in it's name.  Right?


I also cut out the "21"using the Sweet Treats Cartridge because I couldn't find exactly what I wanted the outside of the card to say.  I kept thinking over some good lines from the movie, "Groundhog's Day"...my top 2 picks were:

"I like to see a man of advancing years throwing caution to the wind. It's inspiring in a way."
and
"This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather."
But, in the end I decided to put the funny on the inside.

And so, there you have it.  It's simple and sweet as things usually are when made with the cricut and that's the beauty of it.  I hope you enjoy this and the other posts.  There is still a lot more to see so please check out the next stop along this birthday hop with Melanie.
But wait...that's not all!  What's a birthday hop without some birthday presents?  I am going to give away one of my digi-stamps to 5 lucky (albeit random) visitors.  All you have to do is leave a comment below and become a follower at my blog (if you aren't already) and I will let random generator choose 5 winners of the digi-stamp below.  This is original and drawn by me, and just in time for your Valentine's crafting. 

Here is the full line-up of all the blogs on this hop.  Have a blast!  I know I am!
1. Meighen - http://scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com/
2. Jennifer - http://creativearmywife.blogspot.com/
3. Liset - http://www.hailemnat.blogspot.com/
4. Jill - http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com/
5. Pam - http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
6. Jess - http://www.kinderstampo.com/
7. Dawn - http://www.pinkyswrspaper.blogspot.com/
8. Tracey - http://thecroppingcanuck.blogspot.com/
9. Martha - http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
10. Janie - http://www.typicalscrapbooker.com/
11. Madison - http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/
12. Shannon - www.purplelionpaper.com/blog
13. Jenny - http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
14. Christine - http://www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com/
15. Jessica - http://www.thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/
16. Corri - http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com/
17. Lisa - http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/
18. Cristina -http://www.craftingwithcristina.com/
19. Chris -http://stinkydogdesigns.blogspot.com/
20. Nancy - http://fancywithnancy.blogspot.com/
21. A Scrap Above - http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com/
22. Holly - http://www.kricutkween.blogspot.com/
23. Danielle - http://fundamentalchange.blogspot.com/
24. DD - http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
25. Shelley - http://heartstring-designs.blogspot.com/  THAT'S ME!
26. Mel - http://scrappymel.blogspot.com/
27. Kathy - http://kathyscozies.blogspot.com/
28. Ellen - http://lifeatwalnuthill.blogspot.com/
29. Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
30. Liz - http://www.lizspaperloft.blogspot.com/
31. Denise - http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com/
32. Nicole - http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/

54 comments:

Pammejo said...

What a cute, cute card and I love the 10 reasons.
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
pammejo1@yahoo.com

Carley said...

This is such a cute card! I love the top ten list it is so cute! I am a follower! I hope you have a fabulous day filled with lots of glitter!
~Hugs~ Carley
CarleyCarter@gmail.com

Nicole said...

AHHHH his is the day after mine! Great ground hog day card! I love seeing everyone's holiday!

Dee said...

I love your project and I am a follower. TFS

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

HAHAHA I love the teeth on the ground hog. Great card for the Holiday. Ty Shelly for being part of this hop. Happy Birthday to your son *<]:O)
HUGS
Meighen

EllenM said...

Your top ten list cracks me up and I just love that little hedgehog cut. TFS and thanks for the chance to win your very pretty digistamp. New follower and I'd love it if you were to follow me too.

EllenM
EllenM361@gmail.com

http://lifeatwalnuthill.blogspot.com/

BunnyFreak said...

Love the top ten list sentiment.

The ScrapBox said...

New follower from The Scrapbox! You can find me at www.scrapbox00.com / www.scrapbox00.blogspot.com / scrapbox00.com
or you can find me on facebook!
This is just too cute!!

Cathie w said...

love this and i totaly scraplifted you 10 reasons....cause GROUNDHOGS day is my brithday as well...and it is hard to find stuff.,...TFS!!!!

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Debbie Kissel said...

I love the idea of doing 10 reasons-- my grandkids would love it!

I am a follower-- and enjoy your postings

Debbie Kissel
kissall@bellsouth.net

Debc06 said...

What a great Card. Love your ideas.
TFS
Debbie
Http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

liz at liz's paper loft said...

adorable! love his teeth!
liz :o)

creative patti said...

I love that critter!! Great card! Thanks for sharing. I am already a follower.
pattig161 at yahoo dot com

FitterTwit said...

Yes, yes... "hog" gets it done! HYSTERICAL!!! So great!

Brenna said...

that is a super cute card!! happy birthday to your son! thanks a lot for sharing!
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Pam AKA: picnic said...

super cute card

Sherri said...

Super cute card, and I would love to win that beautiful digi stamp!

sherric103@aol.com
http://crafty1mommy.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

Best card so far and best BDAY - I am also a groundhog baby - Just not 21 anymore - I graduated the year your baby was born.

Great work! - I am a follower.
Thanks for Sharing!
mlcain0202(at)yahoo(dot)com

EstherT said...

This is a really cute card, and I'm with you - groundhog/hedgehog ... what's the diff! LOL I'm a new follower, and I LOVE your digistamp. I so wish I could draw!

~Thanks, Esther
esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

Tanya said...

Really cute!!

Tanya P.
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Trisha said...

This is a darling card. I am a follower. Love your blog look. So cute. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

sleeplesswonder said...

Cute card, I really like the inside. I am now a follower.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

CricutLvr!! said...

Super cute card! Love the lit hedgehog. Great idea for putting down all the reasons too!
Having a giveaway on my blog! Come check it out!
cricutlvr.blogspot.com

Gina Kinde said...

How cute. Just love the card and the saying in side is funny. thanks for sharing and I am a follower and love your crafts. Hope o win your blog candy. gina kinde ginak1117@att.net

lovescrapreflect said...

love this card really cute calebwmartin@yahoo.com

scrapperbecka said...

Super cute card! Love it

Ashley said...

This is a cute card!! I really like it!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

pigs cricut said...

love the ideas
pigs20052002@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

Love your card..the top ten list was awesome.
firelass51@aol.com

Carina said...

very cute card
i am now a follower
Carina
http://paperjunkiemama.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

So cute!!! And funny. Love it.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

The Crafty Aunt! said...

I am a new follower!!

Love seeing projects with carts that I already own. Thanks for sharing!

Sally
opolski07@gmail.com

Nicolle Kramer said...

what an adorable card...:)

nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

Kimmarie Baker said...

Happy 21st to your son! That is a cute "hog" for sure. I like how you did the inside too. kimmariebaker@gmail.com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Cute card, ground hog day was the day I graduated miderm from High school many years ago.

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Becky Dunham said...

Cute card - glad you used a hedgehog - they are so much cuter than groundhogs :) I am a new follower - love what I have seen so far!

Kristin said...

Such a cute card! I have yet to use my Create a Critter cart - can't wait. I just got it in the mail.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Cindylu2u said...

What a cute card for a very special day, love the 10 reason idea!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

QC Kelsey said...

~ Great card. I love the 10 reasons!!

~ I'm a new Follower of your Blog!

Hip Hop and Awaaaaayyy!

Email: QC Kelsey
Visit Blog: Crystal Case Creative Creations

Jennifer said...

Shelley,

What a cute card!!! :) I'm sure your son had a good laugh!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Love your card =) I am now one of your newest followers =)

Hugs from Lilli =)
l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

Heather said...

This card is adorable! Love it!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

mbchoj said...

Really cute card! great saying!
mbchoj at aol dot com

Samantha said...

Cute Card!
http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com/
samanthascricutcreations@live.com

jcinokc said...

Love your card. So cute. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

Scrappy Jackie said...

A groundhog day birthday is pretty awesome! Cute card and I totally love the inside reasons why... so cute. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us. pjritsema at gmail dot com

Anniebee said...

This card is really cute and that hedgehog does look a bit like a groundhog, doesn't he? LOL I'm a new follower having just found your blog on this hop. I'm glad I did as I can tell from your minis in the following post that I'm going to like what I find here. Your digi stamp is lovely and I hope to be one of the lucky winners of it.

Anne
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

A Scrap Above said...

NO this is too adorable! LOVE IT!!
I am already a follower of your blog, and I LOVE your digi stamps...
TFS
Bonnie
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Celeste B. said...

I absolutely love it! :) It's so cute (can a guys card be cute?)! You did a great job! I can't believe the digi-stamps were drawn by you! That's amazing; thanks for the chance! I'm so happy to be a new follower! :)

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

hehe! Love it!

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

ScrappinAnn said...

Hurray for February birthdays! Love your card and your description on how and why you made it is great!
I am a new follower and I will be back!
Please visit my blog to see why I love February!
ScrappinAnn@gmail.com
annlenth.blogspot.com

Kristi said...

Love your "groundhog", he is so cute! And totally agree with # 8 on the list that the groundhog is just as predictable as the weather people that are paid for their job, lol. Good list.

Kristi said...

kidshomelove at yahoo.com
I keep forgeting to add it.

karensk said...

Cute card. I became a follower.

Thanks for sharing,
karen k 3 at ameritech dot net