Monday, February 7, 2011

You Say It's Your Birthday Blog Hop - In An Octopus's Garden

I'd like to be, under the sea In an octopus' garden in the shade
He'd let us in, knows where we've been in his octupus' garden, in the shade.
We would shout(out) and swim about The coral that lies beneath the waves
Oh what joy for every girl and boy Knowing they're happy and they're safe
We would be so happy you and me No one there to tell us what to do
I'd like to be under the sea In an octopus' garden with you

Welcome to the "You Say It's Your Birthday" blog hop.  If you've come from Glenda's blog you are in the right place.  If you have just happened upon my blog, go back to the beginning at the very talented Erika's blog and join all of us on this amazing hop.  The line up is at the end of this post if any of you get lost along the way.

For this hop, we were asked to use Beatles songs to inspire us to make a card for Erika's daughter Ashley who is having a hard time right now.  Ashley is turning 11 years old and has her own blog and although not an official part of this hop go visit her at Ashley's Creative Journey and leave her some love :)

Although I was born in the 60ies I am not much of a Beatles fan (much to Erika's dismay) so when I began searching for songs I changed my mind many times.  But when I even heard the title of "In An Octopus's Garden" my mind immediately planned a card in my head.  And for once the card in my head and the card I made look very similar.

OUTSIDE:

INSIDE:

This card is a 5"x 5" square.  The plain card stock is by Recollections and the glitter card stock is by DCWV.  The octopus, background plants and coral are from "Life is a Beach" Cricut cartridge.  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Occassions.  Flowers, bling and wiggly eyes are from my stash.  I hope Erika and Ashley enjoy it.

Thanks for joining us on this hop today.  We have some amazing sponsors so please remember to leave some love along the way for a chance to win prizes from Peachy Keen Stamps, Cricutmachine.com, Kich N Bleus and 40:31 Stamps.  Now it's time to hop on over to Cheryl's blog and see what she has created for you.

And if you do get lost along the way, here is the complete line up:

Abby-  http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/
Janis -  http://www.pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/
Sandra -  http://www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Raven - http://www.love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Carley -  http://www.the-real-icarley.blogspot.com/
Lauren-   http://www.laurenscraps.blogspot.com/

Stephanie-  http://www.alwayscrafting.com/
Jess- http://www.myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/
Corri-   http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com/
Jennifer- http://www.kozfam5.blogspot.com/
Melissa- http://www.apaperjourney.blogspot.com/
Lisa- http://www.crop-and-create.blogspot.com/
Elsa- http://www.cricutlvr.blogspot.com/
Glenda- http://www.glendascards.blogspot.com/
Heather- http://www.princesspaperprojects.blogspot.com/  (this is ME!)
Cheryl -  http://www.pinkandpaper.blogspot.com/
Melin- http://www.cookingwithcricut.blogspot.com/

Have fun on your journey.  Take care, my friends!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

80 comments:

  1. So many details, feels like I'm under water! Very cute!

    Lauren

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  2. Cute card. The octopus is so cute. He made me smile.

    pammejo1@yahoo.com
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  3. What a fun card!! I love it!

    Hugs,
    Saundra :)

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  4. Love all the details!!! and the inside of the card!!! CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Love it it is darling! I love these kinds of cards that have scenes in them. Thanks for the opportunity to win something

    Come over to my blog I have a give away also.
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  6. Fabulous card! Love all the dimension you added to the card!

    Melissa
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  7. Such a fun and colorful card! Love it!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  8. LOVE this cards

    Thanks for the great hop.

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    tidbitsnscraps.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful card... Love that garden!
    Hugs,
    Vivi

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  10. Such an adorable card. Love the colors you used. The octopus is so cute. You really did a great job of making it look like it was under water. Great re-creation of the sea:) Happy to have found your blog on this hop, glad to be in it with you!:)

    Hugs,
    S

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  11. This card is precious, Heather! And that is one of my all-time favorite Beatles songs -- and thanks to you I'll be singing it for the rest of the day! LOL!

    ~ Jen

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  12. Super cute! Love this!

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  13. This is a great card! I love it!
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  14. Very clever having the design continue on the inside!
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  15. love this card so cute calebwmartin@yahoo.com

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  16. Very cute! The detail in this card is fantastic! Great job!

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  17. Awesome job on your card!!! Love that octopus!!
    Cindy
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  18. Your card is so cute. Love the octopus
    TFS
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  19. Cute card! Love the googly eyes
    Carrie
    carriedan1 at live dot com

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  20. Heather! This is beautiful! I can't believe you are not a Beatles fan what??!!! Just Kidding! I love the card and I know Ashley will too! I hope you have a fabulous day filled with lots of sparkle!
    ~Hugs~
    Carley
    CarleyCarter@gmail.com

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  21. Super cute card!!! I really love it!!! Darling! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  22. This is so cute !!! Great Job

    Hugs & Scraps

    Melissa

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  23. OMG! You don't like the Beatles...shame on you! Just joking.....Awesome Card! TFS.

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  24. Your post cracked me up. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one that has an idea that comes out completely different on paper. I love your card.

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  25. Great card. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. thjis is one of the cutest cards I have seen TFS!!!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  27. lol..this is a cute card! Thanks for sharing. :)
    purplefuzz06@yahoo.com

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  28. Adorable card! Love the googly eyes on the Octopus!
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  29. Great card - I love your Googly eyes!

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  30. Oh my! so cute! don't think I have every heard that song!

    Darlene
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  31. What a neat idea for a card. Feels like I'm in the water!

    Kris
    dietzrobles@yahoo.com

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  32. that is an adorable card!! and I love that you did the inside!! I never do the inside of my cards, but that is just as important or more important than the front! tfs!!
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  33. What a beautiful card.. love the colors.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ivette

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  34. Great job on the card - I love the colors and details.
    Thanks for sharing
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  35. Hi, Heather! I have a "Stylish Blogger" Award for you over at my place. Drop in sometime and pick it up! :)

    http://gator-4-life.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

    ~ Jen

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  36. Love this card, it is so cool, great job tfs

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  37. Very cute!

    I'm glad you see cards in your head but make sure you don't hear voices too...LOL!


    April
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  38. I looooove this card! It's so cute. Thanks for sharing!!

    Meagan
    beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

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  39. Heather your card is super cute I love it great choice thanks for sharing this is a great hop I love the Beatles Hugs Debbie

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  40. I was hoping that someone would pick this song :) I love the ocean and this card is adorable. TFS it :)


    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

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  41. This is awesome! Love it!Jessica
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    Thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com

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  42. Love the card, especially for a non-Beatles fan! I've been singing the songs in my head all through this hop - and loving it! TFS.
    Amyscats
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  43. How cool that the card in your head and the card you made look very similar. I think it is a zany, cute card.
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  44. I think this card is absolutely adorable! Love the octopus!

    TFS

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  45. Well you may not really care for the Beatles your card say otherwise! The birthday girl is going to love all the details and colors of your card! It REALLY turned out fantastic!
    tfs
    rkrharris at comcast dot net

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  46. Heather that card is a perfect match to the song! So cute and the song is such a fun non-sense song. Thanks for sharing with us.
    I am a follower of your blog.
    ScrappinAnn@gmail.com
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  47. Great card Heather - for a great song! I love that Beatles' song. I keep thinking that as I hop along and I guess I have come to the conclusion that there are no bad Beatles songs :) In my opinion of course. I am a new follower of your lovely blog!

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  48. OMG!!! adorable!!! I'm now a new follower:)
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  49. Love that octopus! And a really fun card this is too! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  50. Love your card! So cute. I'm a new follower, glad to find you.

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  51. really, really like this one! love the inside too! TFS

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  52. Your card is AWESOME. I love everything about it! TFS!!!

    Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
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  53. Perfect card for the song! I loooove it!!
    I have something for you over at my blog if you would like to pop over there and get it! :)

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  54. As a sixties child is kind of funny thinking of all these people that havnt heard of the beatles.Mind you i was named after one of their songs :)

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  55. Perfect Card!! I love it. Thanks for sharing and being in such a fun hop. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  56. This is so adorable...love the under water design.
    smiles...Tammy

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  57. Thanks for sharing such a cute card!

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  58. Ohhh this is so cool =) A fun and different card. Love it =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
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    www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

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  59. I love this card!! It's just adorable, what a great idea.
    thanks for sharing
    lisa

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  60. great card


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  61. Wow, what a great card. SO much detail, amazing! Love it. :)

    Pam
    Simply-Pam.blogspot.com

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  62. Love the card especially how the inside continues the theme.
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  63. Awwh I love that Octopus!! Great job!! I love her googly eyes with the eyeshadow lol!

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  64. Cute card. I became a follower.

    Thanks for sharing,
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

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  65. I just Love,love this card!! It is just beautiful!! Love the underwater scene and the lit octopus is just the cutest thing!! Love it!!

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  66. I love your octopus card! TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

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  67. Your card is so cute and the pink octopus is adorable! Thanks for sharing! I'm a follower.

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

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  68. What a cute card...love sea creatures! Thanks for the chance. Mary Jo

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  69. Heather,

    Your card is adorable!!! :) And it's so bright & cheerful, too! Ashley is going to love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  70. Very creative.
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  71. What a fabulous card, it looks like you put a lot of work into it. It really is beautiful!

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~ Hugs, Heather ~