Monday, May 4, 2009

LPS Monday: "Flowers for Julia" Blog Hop!


Hey everyone!
Nothing makes me happier, especially on a Monday morning than to have a SURPRISE Birthday celebration for someone...

...and that someone is no other than our fabulous Little Paper Shop owner, JULIA!!! Now, this is coming a few days late because Julia was trying to let her birthday sneak by (LOL, not really, but we didn't know :) without us knowing! Well, once I find out, it's ALL over ha ha ha!

HAPPY (teeny bit belated) BIRTHDAY, JULIA!!!!

This is the first stop on the LPS DT blog hop today and I'm so excited to be kicking it off! We are all using flowers on our cards today, and actually, if you head on over to the LPS blog, you'll see that our weekly challenge is to use FLOWERS on a card! If you choose to play along, be sure to leave a comment on the LPS blog and not our personal blogs just to make sure we get to see all the entries! This week, should you choose to upload to SCS or PCP, use keyword LPSC14.

I Loooooove flowers, and it seemed fitting that Julia will end up with QUITE the virtual bouquet!

Be sure to head on over to MEL's BLOG next-she's the next stop on the hop!

Have a WONDERFUL Monday, everyone and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JULIA! xoxo,

Jess :)
P.S. I got several really sweet emails over the weekend asking me about my new blog banner/header and the background; where I got it, etc. Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments. I had no idea so many people would mention it! I actually made the banner myself with my digital scrapbooking software. If you'd like to know what it is, etc. feel free to email me..I won't bore you all with the details. It took me forever, but I love it. I am by no means a graphic artist but for an amateur I think I did ok, heh?
The sides (ribbon&brown polkadotted bg) are a free background and there is actually a link to the company in the top left corner that you can click on and browse. Hope that helps!

17 comments:

eggette said...

Absolutely beautiful Jess! Wha a fun blog hop and and yes I LOVe your new banner too!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Jess so beautiful, super job.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so lovely Jess!!Great job!!

Julia said...

Love the new banner and the card! You are toooo sweet!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Ooh, I love how you did this with the flower ring! Beautiful purples for SPRING!!! The pearls and all the rest - love it all!

Claudia Rosa said...

wow.. stunner.
love how you arranged the flowers Jess!
have a great week
hugs
claudia

Kimmie0270 said...

Your new blog look is divine! LOVELY. Great choice on the flowers and darling card!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Stunning card! I love those sparkly flowers and that BDay sentiment has to be the best one ever. Your header looks amazing! I need to get on making a handmade one already. Thanks for the constant inspiration & for bein' your sweet sweet self. You ROCK!

Jacquie said...

Hey Jess!! How are you?? I LOVE your NEW banner!!! Your flower creation is BEAUTIFUL!!! Just wanted to say, YOU ROCK!!! Sorry I haven't visited enough lately!! I missed some SWEET cards!!! When you have time, stop by my blog for a surprise!!! Thanks SO much for sharing your talent!!!



Take Care,
Jacks!! Javablustamper

Elena said...

Wow! This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the flowers around the circle!!!

Elena said...

Love the new look of your blog too, Jessica!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous!!!!

Julie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Jess! I love the circle of flowers! So adorable!

Danni said...

Beautiful!! Such a soft, pretty card!

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE this card ... just beautiful! And your blog looks pretty kewl too!

Cathy said...

This is really beautiful!! Love the colors and the flowers are fabulous!! Love it!!

Hugs, Cathy

Cassie said...

great new blog look - you know i love polka dots!!

super wonderful card jess!! love that frame of flowers and this is definitely a look that inspires me!!