Monday, August 8, 2011

Lesley's Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello and Happy Monday to you! Do you see that pretty face smack-dab in the middle of that cupcake? That is the face of a VERY special BIRTHDAY GIRL...Lesley Croghan! Lesley is not only our fearless leader over at the Paper Players, but she is also an amazing person and someone I am VERY proud to call a friend. 

What better way to celebrate her BIG day, then with a Blog Hop? 
As this is Lesley's actual birthday card from me, I had to make sure I added a few things to that she would probably be expecting from me. That would include: the color PINK, something sassy and a LOT of BLING! Lesley, I know this card will be a little late, but I hope you will love it after the special "preview". HeeHee! 

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you "PARTY PIGGY"! He is embossed in Melon Mambo embossing powder, has a cute button nose and a blinged out party hat...courtesy of the Pennant Parade stamp set and the matching punch. The googlie eyes just add to his charm! ;)
A card for Lesley would NOT be complete unless I busted out the Paper Crimper. That is one of her favorite tools! I also used Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the scallops and the party hat for some added sparkle. (All the supplies are listed at the end of the post, too!) 
 Here is the inside of the card. 
I just love this sentiment and firmly believe that one day is NOT enough. 
Everyone should have a birthday WEEK! Why not?!! 
Please be sure to stop by the rest of the "Birthday Blog Hopper's" and see what they have to share for our fabby gal: 

Anne Marie Hile- Stampin Anne  (you are HERE!) 
Carrie Gaskin- Artistic Avenger
Cindy Beach- Stamps, Paper and ink
Jen Mitchell- I Create
Joan Jeffrey- JJ Creations
Lauri Ingram- Paperville
LeAnne Pugliese- wee inklings
Nance Leedy- Canopy Crafts
Rita Wright- Cards By Rita
Sandra Azzopardi- Sandra's Stamping Spot
Tui Nathan- Stampin' Time

Most importantly...I hope you will stop by Lesley's blog and wish her a VERY Happy Birthday today: Happy Birthday, Lesley! I hope you have an amazing day today! 

Thanks for stopping by! :) 

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Button Buddies (piggy), Pennant Parade (party hat) and Occasional Quotes (retired hostess set for both sentiments)
Paper: Sweet Stitches DSP (ret.), Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Versa-Mark, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo Classic ink
Accessories: Pennant Builder punch, Oval punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Scallop Border punch, Paper Crimper, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Clear embossing powder, Melon Mambo 1/2" Scallop Dots ribbon, Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Silver ELastic Cord (ret.), Melon Mambo shaped button (ret), Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU! Accessorires: googlie eyes and the button used for the piggy nose


  1. So cute!! Love the little hat!!! I am sure she will love it!

  2. What a fantastic card, Anne Marie! I love your embossed party piggy with his gorgeous googlie eyes. The added bling makes it even more of a sparkly suprise :)

  3. What a dazzling birthday card you created. Love all the pink and the touch glitter and shine. You always have the best details on your cards. Have a great day.

  4. A very festive pig he is all decked out in pink and bling, very cute card. I'm sure Lesley will love it!

  5. Oh Anne Marie, I love your style and your wit!
    Fabulous card ... gotta party with that piggy ... way too cute!!!

  6. What a pretty piggie!!! LOVE the colors you've used and all the sweet embellishments!

  7. This little piggy is perfect with that DSP! So cute!

  8. This is fabulous, Anne. I love how you've got this piggy in the party mood by adding his little "Pennant" hat! Love all the layering and special touches just for Lesley too. Have a great day.

  9. cute, cute, cute! Love the little pink piggy with her party hat! Lesley is going to love this, too!

  10. I love Party Pig! :) Very fun card; I know I'd have a huge smile if I opened up an envelope to find it.

  11. That is SO cute!!! I love this card!!! Have a great day Anne!!!

  12. Ann Marie what a cute card! I just love that little piggy from button buddies and have used 3 times already. Love the blingy hat too - how cute is that! I'll have to remember that for the next one I make. Lesley will love that you used her favorite tools and toys.

  13. Oh my goodness, this is a classic AM card! Sass, wit, pink and doesn't get any better! What a fantasic party piggie! Lesley will love it! Thanks for bringing som sass and flash to the hop!

  14. Hello and Nice to meet you!! I am a new follower and think that your card is so Adorable!! Love the button for the nose!! and The hat is so sweet!! TFS!!! Love your Blog!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  15. Good morning AM! LOL! I have woken up to a wonderful surprise this morning! I saw Nance's post late last night and it made my cry! You gals are too much! Thank you for such a wonderful birthday surprise (I have never had a surprise party before!!) I LOVE "Party Piggy", he is the cutest!!! Thank you my dear friend for thinking of me, I am so honoured!

  16. LOVE IT! These are fantastic colours and that little piggy is to die for! What a wonderful birthday card!

  17. This is almost too cute for words! The googlie eyes are perfect! Lesley's going to love it!

  18. Lovely little "party piggy"!!! Love the fabulous colors - so cheerful and just fun!
    And Happy Birthday Lesley!!!

  19. Fun is the first word that comes to mind. Bet she's going to love this one. That saying is just perfect. I strongly believe in a birthday week, but a birthday month is even better!

  20. This is Ham-azing! LOL!! Super cute card! Love all the layers!

  21. Fabulous! Love the paper combo. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  22. Cute cute! I love the pink, bling and the cute, quirky piggy.

  23. What a fun birthday card Anne Marie. Love the colors and the cute image. The embellishments are perfect.

  24. What a great card Anne Marie! I love the colors, your layout & of course the inside...TFS!!!!!

  25. Please excuse the play on words, Anne Marie, but your card is so cute I let out a squeal!!
    So many great design details and I just love the hat!! Adorable.


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Anne Marie