Monday, January 24, 2011

  Welcome to my blog and the 
"My Birthday Blog Hop!"

I would like to thank Debbie for including me in her blog hop.
would also like to wish her a very Happy Birthday!  
I would like to also thank Picture Keeper for sponsoring this blog hop.
The hop will start on January 24th at 8:00 am until January 28th. 
We will draw the winners on Saturday the 29th, so make sure you check back and hop with us.

Our sponsor is Picture Keeper.   
Each of us will have a Picture Keeper to give to a lucky winner. 

I would like to thank Picture Keeper for sponsoring this blog hop. 

See below for more information 

on how to win!

If you want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning 

This is a Side Stair Step Card

I found instructions on Shelly's Images.  
She has great instructions on how to make many different folds.

This is Shelly's site:
Recipe of my card:

  • I used card stock from Bazzill
  • The paper is from paper stacks that I had in my scrapbook room.
  • I used my gypsy to pick my cupcakes.
  • I used Straight From the Nest, From My Kitchen and Sweet Treats cartridges.
  • The saying B-day on Lyrical Letters
  • I cut them out on white paper and colored them with my Copics. 
  • My Cuttlebug was used to emboss the paper behind the B-day.
  • The presents in the back of the card was cut from paper
Come back tomorrow for the next card.
Here is the list of all the stops:
Picture Keeper’s method of baking up photos SO  simple anyone can do it!
  • Plug the small USB drive into any USB port on your computer.
  • Click “Start Backup”.
  • Picture Keeper finds and saves all your image files to the USB device!
Cool Facts:
  • You can back up your images easily anytime after your initial backup- it only saves the new or changed images next time.
  • You have the ability to save pictures on multiple PC’s.
  • You can go with advanced options and pick and choose what types of files or which folders you want to save.
Go to the following for more information.
Each Blog will be giving away one 4GB (saves 4,000 pictures)
Picture Keeper!
Be sure to friend Picture Keeper on Facebook!

"We would like to send a special thanks to Picture Keeper for sponsoring the Birthday Blog Hop.  Each of the bloggers will be giving away 1 Picture Keeper on our blog at  the end of the week.  Since we will be posting a picture of our craft project each day on the Picture Keeper Facebook page."

You will need to "like/follow" Picture Keeper on Facebook in order to win the raffle.

I will be giving away my own blog candy.  
In order to win. 
1. You must be a follower (let me know by a post)

2. Leave a comment

3. Make sure you leave your contact info. 

I will pick a winner on January 29th. 

Thanks for Hopping Along!
Your next stop is


  1. I just love this card so cute and I love cupcakes Great job. Thank you


  2. Oh those cupcakes look so yummy! Beautiful! TFS

  3. I love the card! I can't wait to see what you post tomorrow!

    Thank you!

  4. My goodness. I just love step cards. Thanks so much for sharing. I am now a follower of yours and can't wait to see what's next.

    Mindy - The Determined Scrapper

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  6. What a yummy card you have created! So much artistic talent and love in this card. Thanks so much for sharing
    PS Became a follower

  7. What great cards, will have to try to make one. I love a challenge. I just became a follower of yours and Picture Keeper. I am enjoying the hop.

  8. Beautiful work! I wish you knew the name of the paper because I want some ; ) Im a new follower. Thanks for participating in the hop and inspiring me! ScrappyScavenger at yahoo dot com

  9. I'm a new follower, love your blog! Your step cards are AMAZING, love them. TFS!!

  10. I am a new follower, I love the card. I always love cards with different folds. Great job, and thanks for sharing the link to where you learned it. On to the next hop. :)
    Melissa D

  11. Hi! I just became a follower and I am following picture keeper on fb! I love your card, new folds are always fun!

  12. You did a super great job on your card!!! You said that you did the cupcakes on your gypsy--did you do the detail and shading with your copic markers? Be so blessed!

  13. Hi I just became a follower. I made side stepcards for Christmas this year.

  14. Magnificent card, I was actually trying to do this fold last night, but the youtube video I was watching didn't have clear instructions, so I will definetly check out shelly's. Thank you so much for sharing!! Can't wait to see more of your projects!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  15. CUTE CUTE CUTE! I love these cupcakes! they are adorable!


    Happy birthday Debbie!

    Becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

  16. Wow very cute card! TFS


  17. Great cards. The cupcakes are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

    erika.seever at

  18. What an adorable step card. This is such a great idea. Thank you for sharing.


  19. The card is adorable! I love the cupcakes!
    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful card

  20. new follower here and what a sweet card i love it TFS!!!!!


  21. Wow, it looks like a lot of work went into your card! It is beautiful!!!

    I'm a new follower!


  22. Wow what an elaborate! Super cute!! I am a new follower ..TFS..:)


  23. Great side step cards!!! Soo pretty!! Thanks for sharing ;) I'm a new follower and also following Picture keeper already. ;)


  24. Love, Love, Love this card! soo pretty and yummy looking.
    I'm already a follower.
    I have liked and thanked picture keeper for sponsoring.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. Love the step card, so cute. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

  26. Super fun cupcake card! Love it! I'm now a follower.

  27. Love the step is fabulous..I also love your blog. I am a new follower.

  28. WOW That Card is Amazing and your Blog is So Nice , Im following :)

  29. I'm a new follower, and have been by the FB.
    My email is on my blogger profile.
    Nice card.

  30. I am now a new follower :)

    Love the card!!

  31. Your card is adorable I love how you did the steps. Thank you for the chance to win.

  32. New follower and LOVE the card! I can hardly wait to see what you have planned next!

  33. Love the style and all the cupcakes, what a delicious card. I am a follower.

    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  34. what a wonderful card. TFS, I really need to try and make this type of card.
    NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com
    New follower as well

  35. what a great card. I am a new follower, and I love cards that aren't the normal A2 size!! Great job on it!

  36. I love blog hops and this birthday one is great. Getting to see so many birthday cards!! The cupcakes are so adorable, TFS!! And of course I am following, what better way to keep up!!

  37. Very awesome card!!! I can't wait to try one on my own!! Thanks for sharing!

  38. Very cute and creative cards! Thank you for the awesome inspiration! critterbugg365 at gmail dot com

  39. Hi there. I am a new follower and a fan of Picture Keeper. I love your card and can't wait to try out some new folds. Thanks for the inspiration and the awesome giveaway!
    XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  40. Hi Jane. Those cards are terrific. You really went all out on them and it shows. Thanks for sharing them with us and for being so generous with your own giveaway candy. I'm a new follower as tonasun on gfc and I've become a follower of picture keeper on facebook. Would love to have you visit my blog too at

    Thanks again...Tracy :)

  41. Hi again. Please forgive me for calling you Jane. I think your name might be Barbara, you'll have to let me know. That's what happens when your a new follower. ha-ha.


  42. What a great card! I don't believe I have visited your blog before today. I'm happy to have found you and I'm now a follower. I'll be back to have a better look around when I have more time.

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  43. Beautiful card, it looks difficult to make, but it turned out great.
    Thank you for being part of this fun blog hop.

  44. I love your work!!! I am new follower!!!

  45. Yummy cupcakes! I love step cards! TFS!

    I've become a follower and thank you for the chance to win some awesome candy!

    I have candy going on at my BLOG!

    Hugs, JennRo
    jennro7781 at yahoo dot com

  46. Beautiful cards!
    When I first saw you cards I thought the cupcakes were real. lol
    I also love the hummingbird.

    new follower

    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:(

  47. I am a new follower. I love the side stair card, I made an Easter card last year like that. TFS Susan

  48. I'm a NEW follower
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    Rebecca Minor

  49. Wow great card,,I love it,,am a new follower...Love you site too!!!

  50. I love this card---it is beautiful---and I love your profile about your dogs.They are beautiful.I can't wait until your card tomarrow.
    Thanks, Anita

  51. Great card! I would love to make one just like it! The cupcakes are so cute! TFS


    arcocha at yahoo dot com

  52. Great card! I love the little hummingbird pointer too!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  53. Love the stair step cards. Will need to give it a try. New follower here. TFS and hopping along....
    tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

  54. Great card thanks for the link I would love to try diffent type cards.

  55. Love your projects! I really want to make a stair step card now!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  56. Very cute work!

  57. Your blog is amazing. The card is very wonderful.
    I became a follower and I will be back....

  58. really cute ! tfs :) new follower :)

  59. Your cards are so interesting! I love the embossing on your cupcakes. TFS and the chance to win.


  60. This is really cute! I am now a follower and hope you stop by my blog at


  61. Adorable!!! Just awesome!!!
    I'm now a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  62. WOW!!! Love those CUPCAKES!!! Super cute:) TFS

  63. Love the cupcakes... stunning card! I tried one of these before... turned out a disaster, so thank you for sharing the link!

    Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  64. OH...I love the little cupcakes...too cute! Thanks for sharing.

  65. First time blog hopper! Kinda tripping around but having fun!

  66. Your cards are amazing!!

    Thanks for sharing

    Mike at sbcglobal dot net

  67. Love the amazing folds on this card and the cupcakes. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  68. What a great card, I will have to get the directions thanks for sharing the location.
    I followed Pickture keeper on FB and am a Fan of yours also.
    debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

  69. What a great project. It was so much fun participating in the blog hop with you and making new friends.

  70. Checking in..... have a great day!!!!