Saturday, March 8, 2014

Welcome to Day 2 of Ashley's 21st Birthday Blog Hop!

We are so glad you could join us! If you've come from Stephanie's blog, you're in the right place! If you have just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley at Made Especially For You.

This weekend we are celebrating Ashley's 21st Birthday with some fun and creative, birthday/alcohol-themed projects! It's not 21 without a drink or two, right?!

Ashley and I have a crazy story of how we met and it all started with Facebook, Thickers and TJ Maxx!  She had posted about wanting to find Thickers at a great price on Facebook and I commented on her post to check out her local TJ Maxx store because I had just scored some great Thickers!  Well she went to her store and found nothing!  Well we messaged back and forth for a few weeks and I would tell her every time I scored new Thickers at my TJ Maxx.  So she would go the next day and guess what, no Thickers!  So I decided I would send some of my great haul with Ashley!  Of coarse I would need her address to do so and when she emailed me back her address I had to do a double look!  Come to find out she is only 20 minutes away from me!  We were going to the same TJ Maxx and she would go after I had cleared them out!  She is the best and I am so very thankful to have not only met her on Facebook but to have actually met her and take some great classes with her in person!  

For my project I made a sweet and fun card and of coarse it had to have polka dots because Ashley loves polka dots and do go along with the theme of the hop I had to add some Margaritas!

Happy 21st Ashley!  I hope you have a great birthday weekend and thank you so much for including me in you birthday hop!  Cheers!

We have 21 fabulous sponsors providing 21 fabulous prizes for those who hop with us, and because there are so many of them, we have included all the prize information in the second stop of the lineup.
To be eligible to win, you must...
- Leave a comment on EVERY stop of BOTH days of the hop 
Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday March 14th at Made Especially For You.
Your next stop is Georgiana's blog.
Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way...

Day 2
Hop Prizes
Julie O. 
Happy Hopping! :)


  1. So cute. Love the sentiment.

  2. Pretty card. Great sentiment - and so very true.

  3. What a beautiful card love your colors and your ribbon just the perfect touch and how fun is your sentiment. Great creative job!!

  4. Such a fun card Erica!! hehe. Love that sentiment :)
    Glad to be hopping along with you today.

  5. This is so awesome!! I love the sentiment!! How fun!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. I LOVE your card.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  7. Great card, and very funny story!

  8. What a great story, I totally LOL! You card is so cute, I absolutely love it! xo Nikki

  9. Hi Erica! I LOVE your card. Polka dots and I guess this colour is Ashley's favourite. :) Beautiful design and I love your story.

  10. Very cute card! I love the colors you used!

  11. This is so cute, Erica! Good memory for remembering I love polka dots! ;) Thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes and for being a part of the hop!


  12. Beautiful card Ericarose, I love the ribbon you used and the lime green color just gorgeous - I like the lime idea to. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  13. Really cute card....bright and cheery!!

  14. What a Beautiful card! I love the phrase and the paper you used is also cute!

  15. I love this card! And I really like the's so much better than the whole 'when life gives you lemons....' Margaritas are SO MUCH better than lemonade. Great job!

  16. PERFECT for a 21st birthday celebration. Funny story, what a great way to begin a friendship!

  17. Your card reminds me of summer...really need that now! Love your Thickers story!

  18. Such a cute card! You did a beautiful job! Great work!

  19. LOL that story is hilarious!!! How neat that you live so close--I don't know you, but your card is absolutely fantastic and I'm betting you're just as super sweet and talented as Miss Ashley herself!!! Thanks so much for being a part of this fun birthday blog hop--I'm having a great time and getting lots of awesome ideas! :)

  20. Um, that stamp sentiment is hilarious and I love it! I also love that story that you guys lived so close to each other and didn't know it! That bow on top is fabulous. I'm always jealous of people who can tie bows bc they make it look so easy, but mine never look like that!!

  21. Loved your Thickers story and your card is so pretty. Love the polka dot background and the yellow ribbon. Cute sentiment too.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  22. Erica I love this saying and your card is so beautiful great color combination.