Monday, February 7, 2011

You Say It’s Your Birthday Blog Hop

Good morning Friends,
Happy Monday!  If you are joining me from the Say It’s Your Birthday Blog Hop hosted by Erika, then you are in the right place.  You should have come from Cheryl’s blog. If you just happened to stop by, then you can go right to Erika’s blog and start the hop from there Smile

Here is the project I created in honor of Erika’s daughter’s birthday .

birthday fun
Here is a view of the entire layout.

cricut bunny cut by melin beltran
Here is a close up of the adorable bunny.

kitty and cake close up
Here is the cute little cat in cake close up.
I used the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge and my Expression to create this layout. All the cuts came from the Birthday Bash Cartridge. I did not use my Gypsy or Design Studio. This is what I call "straight Cricut" I will put the instructions up soon.


In honor of the hop, I am giving away the following:

Football Bears Cutting File SetIf you're interested in purchasing this set, you can go to yesterday's post.


The Birthday Fun Cutting File Set!This set will be available SOON for purchase.

Or The Winner Can Chose 5 Digital Stamps of your choice at!

To WIN all you have to do is:
1. be a follower of this blog and 
2. leave a comment on this post! 
One winner will be randomly drawn!

Here is the line up of participating blogs:


Once you’ve completed the hop be sure to head back over to Erika’s blog!  Thank you for joining in the fun!

Be sure to check out our challenge this week. It’s all about “Shadows”. CLICK  HERE for details and to enter your project!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderfully crafty day!

Many blessings,


LesleyfromWI said...

Super cute LO. I love those bears....way to go Packers!

DIANA L. said...

This is adorable & super cute. I have a giveaway going over at my place also. check it out.

Anonymous said...

This is too much, love it!!!!


Scrapnatic said...

I so need this cartridge!! The cuts are so cute on it!! Very cute layout!! I love it!! Thanks for the chance to win too!! :)

Pammejo said...

Oh my, I have got to have that cartridge. I love this layout and the playfulness of all of the critters. TFS

MawMann said...

Way cute, love it!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love the layout, Melin! So cute!

Saundra :)

Abby said...

Oh Melin as always!!! YOU ROCK!!!! Love your LO!!!!!!

Melissa said...

Great bday LO!


Heidi said...

Cute kids layout. I love the fun on the presents. Cute way to do part of a title! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie Wasson said...

Im a new follower.
love your blog

Glenda said...

Beautiful layout Melin! Love the cricut cuts, pretty papers, and colors.

ScrappingStephanie said...

Melin your LO out is so adorable. I just love your blog and am always amazed at your talent. Love stopping by to see what you will come up with next. Glad to be on this hop with you:)


Jennifer said...

You never cease to amaze me, girlie! This LO is super cute, Melin!!!!

~ Jen

jlhudson2 at cox dot net

CraftCrazee said...

I just love all the adorable faces on the animals! :)

Amanda said...

LOVE this LO!! TFS!

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Team Shane said...

Love the LO! I really like the F-U-N letters on the me some great ideas! Thanks, Mary Jo

Heather said...

What a fun LO! I love the cat in the cake!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

Cheryl said...

That's really cute, Melin! I love it!


Jamie said...

what an adorable layout thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

Cute LO. I can't figure out what song inspired it though!
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Monica Flores said...

This is a very cute lo. awesome job as always

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lovescrapreflect said...

great layout so cute

GIJoesWife said...

What a great Lay out! So cute. TFS

Carrie K said...

Very cute LO!
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Carley said...

This is so cute! I love it! I am a follower thank you for the chance to win! I hope you have a fabulous day filled with lots of sparkle!

joni said...

Cute Layout!! So Springy!!! And cute!!! TFS

Melissa said...

Love this layout....Super Cute. TFS

Hugs & Scraps


jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Once again your work is just so stinkin cute! TFS!

marg0006 said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win some new patterns. It is great way to broaden my ideas.

tk_themom_smith said...

Supper cute layout for a birthday. The Cat in the cake is great.

Ann Morrell said...

What an enjoyable tour through many blogs that I have never visited before. What a great way to celebrate a birthday...lucky ashley. Since I almost have a birthday this month too...Feb 29 is my day so that's why the almost. said...

This is so cute Melin!!! but is there ever anything you create that is not?!!!
If I win I want those Beatles!!!! lol
You did an Awesome JOB!!!!!

FMonty said...

Super Cute! Can't wait for the instructions ;) Started following not to long ago and simply love your blog. TFS!!!

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Cute! love the faces...thanks for sharing and became a follower.

Creative Diva said...

I love love love the layout! Too cute! Thanks for a chance to win! Already a follower!:)

Linda said...

Very cute.

JennyKozar said...

What a precious layout. TFS!

Darlene said...

Super Cute!

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Kris Dietz said...

What a great layout! So cute.


Brenna said...

that is an adorbale page!! i love the faces of your little critters!! thanks for sharing!! so cute!!

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

What a beautiful layout... love it.

Thanks for sharing and giveaway...

Michelle said...

Great layout.
Thanks for sharing

scrapperbecka said...

Love your lo it is perfect for a little girl's bday. TFS

AJoy said...

Great LO. Love all the colors and the animal faces.

nginerd at gmail dot com

P.S. Love the FAB 4 you created too!

Meagan said...

Wow!!! This is such a wonderful layout! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing!!


Debbie said...

I love the layout very nice thanks for sharing I am already a follower but I just went over and liked your like page Hugs Debbie

SueNJ said...

I love this layout. It is so adorable. TFS it.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

Mary said...

I love the layout, it's so cute. But the bunny and kittys faces are adorable. Is that a stamp or do you draw them on yourself! Soooo cute! I am a new follower.
mary3mom at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Wonderful layout! Those bears are adorable!


becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

Percilla G said...

What a cute layout and great candy

Kim H said...

What an adorable layout as always! She is going to love this! I love the football one you did too!
rkrharris at comcast dot net

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a cute lay-out!

ScrappinAnn said...

Very cute layout! and your blog candy is great! Go Packers. (I only say that because the Vikings didn't make it and when you are from Iowa you have to decide what midwest team to cheer for when the Vikings are out)
Please visit my blog and see why I love February!

Becky Dunham said...

What a great layout! I love the colors and those cute critters. I am a new follower of your blog - thought I already was :) If I win your blog candy, I will not want the football digis as I am rather depressed about football at the moment - yes you guessed it - I am a Steelers fan :)

Babe O'Mara said...

Hi, I'm a new follower. I love the bunny and kitty so cute. An adorable layout. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.


PinkBlingCrafter said...

OMG!!! I LOVE LOVE these layout super cute!!! Great job and TFS.

Kris said...

Great layout for a birthday bash! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sue said...

Love the layout, the Cricut cuts are adorable. I'd love to have this cartridge!

suekimmet@gmail dot com

Kim VanSheppy said...

What a great layout! TFS

kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

Wow, this is adorable! Love it so, so, so much!
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Karen said...

This is so cute. TFS

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Scrappin' Sista said...

As usual, you did a great job! Love your work Melin. TFS and the chance to win!!!

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kristin said...

Cute layout! I love the colors!

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

cdm317 said...

What a cute b'day lay out! I just have to know if you will be offering the SVG that was used on Erika's book for sale to the public? Love your blog and creations!

c d m 3 1 7 at y ah oo dot c om

MulticrafterAmy said...

Great layout. Very cute!

mitch1066 said...

what a cute hop!Thanks for sharing :)

Trisha said...

Love your layout. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Tammy said...

What a wonderfully detailed layout!

Marianne said...

What a fun layout! It is sooo cute!

Thank you for sharing your ideas!

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Ohhh wow your layout is sooo super cute. I love it so much. I am now one of your newest followers =)

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

My Lil' Bits said...

Love the layout Melin! It is just so adorable!
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

lcass07 at gmail dot com

Krista said...

super cute layout
KristaInMN at gmail dot com

Nisson Family said...

Really cute LO! I love all of the extra details you put on it. TFS!


BunnyFreak said...

Adorable cut files.
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Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

This layout is so beautiful! I love their eyes and eyelashes!

shtale said...

Very cute, love the colors!

CricutLvr!! said...

What a cute, cute l.o.! Your work is just amazing! Love the lit critters and I love where you put "fun" on the presents!! So creative!! Love it!!!

karensk said...

Cute layout. I became a follower.

Thanks for sharing,
karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

shanna13 said...

I love your layout! TFS Susan

Anne said...

This is a very cute layout. I just discovered your blog on this hop but I'm a follower now and will be back to have a better look around as time permits. Thanks for sharing.

Anne (Anniebee)
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...


That layout is too cute!!! :) I love it! How did you do the faces (did you draw them in?)?! They look great!

Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win (some yummy candy!);)
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

This is adorable!!!
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Dhilly said...

Your layout is fabulous as are all of your projects! I am amazed at how talented you are! Thanks for inspiring!

dj29464 said...

Your layouts are always so cute - your ideas always inspire me.

kswjeff said...

Cute, Cute!

sewlynn said...

Love the football players. I have a grandson that plays football.

Ola said...

This layout is adorable!

Thanks for sharing!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Patti said...

Love the new pages kits.
I also enjoy your blog hops.