Thursday, July 19, 2012


Hey There friends.. welcome to a VERY special event!
Today is my Husband's 34th Birthday! I wanted to tell you a little about my Husband and why this Hop means the world to me!
Chris and I have had a roller coaster ride since we first met. Every Birthday Chris has had there has been some kind of tragedy.  From having a Sick Baby to Our love ones passing to him being diagnosed with MS. We have had moments where we almost lost hope. Then from the grace of God we always came through!  My love for him is unconditional!!! He is my Best Friend.

I wanted to do something different for his Birthday, so I asked some Awesome ladies to help me celebrate his Birthday and make something for Chris. I think this is a  challenge  because Masculine Cards and Crafts are a lot harder for me to come up with.

So this is what I have made for my Awesome Husband....

I made him this Picture frame for his New desk at his New job.

Chip Board:Making Memories
Designer Paper- Bo Bunny
Glue: Modge Pod
Inks: Stazon Timber Brown , and Stazon Jet Black
Ribbon: Stash

I took a 12x12 Bo Bunny paper and cut it  up  into pieces and then glued them on to the chip board using Modge pod. I then took a crafting knife and cut the excess paper off from the edges. Then I inked the edges with the brown and then the black ink. The sentiments were from another 12x12 Bo Bunny paper and it was actually the boarder pages.. I just cut the words up in sections and glued them onto the frame. I connected the chipboard using brown ribbon from my crafting stash!

I hope you liked my Gift that I have made for my Husband!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I do have some sponsors who are Giving Away Amazing Prizes..
Here they are:

Creative Kuts-  1 Free File Winners Choice

Jaime Lindstrom:   A 10.00 Gift Certificate to Close To My Heart and 22% OFF of Purchase

Stamp N Plus: A 20.00 Gift Certificate

Scrapbook Stamp Society: 2 Free Digis

Christina Capps: Is giving a way a Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder (Polka Dot)

To Win ONE of these great Prizes you will have to comment on Everyones Blog and then Return here afterwards and tell me which of these Ladies Creations you liked.... One of these Ladies will be getting a Tim Holtz Grab Bag!

I am also Giving away some Candy: It's going to be a Tim Holt Grab Bag.. 25.00 Worth of Tim Holtz's Products...

So Hippity Hop onto the FANTABULOUS  Maria Matter!!

If You get lost on your way here is the Blog Line

  • Maria Matter `NEXT
  • Jackie Randolph -
  • Tina Keller-
  • Jamie Lindstrom -
  • Christina Capps -
  • Pam L-
  • Tahi -
  • Jennifer Restivo -
  • Melissa Pinter-


    Susan Martin said...

    That is awesome. He will love it. Happy Birthday!

    Cathy said...

    He is just gonna love the frame it is awesome and definitely masculine:)

    Kathy H said...

    Oh sweet frame... Happy Birthday to your husband!!!

    Cathy said...

    All the projects were Lovely, for sure, but i liked your frame best:)

    great hop, Happy Birthday Chris:)

    Jessica S said...

    Melissa, there is no way to tell you struggle with Masculine projects...this is gorgeous. I bet the hubby adores peeking at it everyday at his new desk. Happy Birthday to the hubbubbs!
    Jessica S

    Jessica S said...

    Wow, such a terrific Hop...Chris is sure to love all those fantastic cards and gifts. I hate picking favorites! But I did really adore Jackie's and Jennifer's fun cards.
    I liked the Menu theme Jackie went with, and really adored the apron and spatula on Jenn's....sorry, but it is truly a toss up for me!
    Jessica S

    Jennifer Robb said...

    He will love it! It's such a cute idea.

    Tahi said...

    Melissa thanks for allowing me to be a part of the hop... it's an honor!
    I love your frame pretty sure your hubby is going to love it :)
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to him!!!!

    Tammy said...

    awesome frame. Great idea for it

    Tammy said...

    Melissa awesome job all the crafty people have done for your birthday bash hop. I cannot decide which one I like the best but it would have to be between your frame and Jamie's cookbook. I think both are awesome ideas. Congrats on both of them. Thanks for the opportunity to share along. Happy Birthday Chris

    Maria Matter said...

    Wow, this is gorgeous Melissa!! Thanks so much for letting me be part of this special hop!
    Hope Chris has a wonderful day!

    Kathy said...

    This is a grat idea. I love your card. Happy Birthday to the Hubby!!

    Kathy said...

    Excellent Hop, Loved all the cards, but my fav way Jennifer's, so much attention to detail. Happy bithday to chris, and have a great day you three.

    Mandee Gillen said...

    Love this project friend. Auhhhh.... your short story brought a tear to my eye. You are amazing and you can tell that you love him very much. This frame is fabulous love how masculine the feel of it is. I am hopping on to the rest of the group now. toddles
    {love love}
    scrappin Madge

    KAT said...

    your frame is so adorable and masculine. great job!

    Mandee Gillen said...

    Amazing hop.... ok ok if i must choose which project i like the best it has to be yours... I love all of the paper, the embellishments and the masculine look of your project. the cookbook by Jamie was a close 2nd and the card by jennifer was pretty cool too:) loved all of them.

    MzLavr2 said...

    Love your project! The was such a fun hop!

    Jamie said...

    I think that is the perfect gift/frame for your husband!

    ParkNSlide said...

    Best Wishes to your Birthday Boy! So many cute projects so it was hard to decide on a favorite but my vote goes to Tahi.

    Anonymous said...

    Wow that is a great frame! It is a challenge to make something for a guy, but you nailed it!

    Heather said...

    Happy Birthday Chris! You did a wonderful job and your picture frame is gorgeous!

    Heather said...

    Everyone's creations were awesome! I think my absolute fav is your picture frame then the Texas Longhorns mini recipe album was great. Congrats to you for having such wonderful friends help you celebrate your husband's birthday!

    Shawnee said...

    How incredibly sweet. I hope he has a wonderful and blessed birthday!

    Wunder's Creations said...

    This project is gorgeous! It's so beautiful =) Love your work!

    Wunder's Creations said...

    Very tough decision to pick just one favorite project! I'm torn between your picture frame and the cookbook mini. But if I have to choose one, i"m going with your picture frame! It's simply gorgeous =)

    KAT said...

    had to go thru the hop in segments, but i made it. great jobs by everyone. thanks for inviting me to join along.

    silvia said...

    Happy Birthday Chris!!!

    Mel,LOVE your frame

    I loved all the projects, but I really loved the simplicity of Maria's card


    Wow let me just say that this is the most ispirational Blog Hop I have been able to hop along with!!! TY for sharing the exprience's you have had with your hubby and also for sharing such a beautiful present for him!!!

    [Melissa] said...

    This is great to me. Why? My name is Melissa, and my husband's name is Chris, too. LOL How awesome. :)

    Cindy Groh said...

    Super cute Melissa. I hope Hubby loved it.

    Jennifer said...

    Great project! Thanks for having me in your hop!