Sunday, November 13, 2011


Welcome all to Nicole's FIERCE, FABULOUS AND FORTY Blog Hop. There are so many talented ladies joining the party. The wonderful women in this hop were asked to make anything related to the theme - cards, banners, scrap layouts, posters, bulletin boards, magnets, crafty knick-knacks, bookmarks, home decor and accents and so on and so on .

Now let's get on with the festivities! If you came from Lynda's blog then you are on the right track. If you want to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Nicole's Blog ( Here is the complete hopping list just in case you get lost:

5. Susan: <-- YOU ARE HERE

Nicole is such a special person that I am blessed to call my friend. She gives so much of herself that she doesn't get one present but two (really three if you count the girls lunch that we are going to schedule). It would not be me of I did not make something funny and something serious. I think I will start with the serious one. Nicole loves to have pics around of her family so I decided to make her an altered picture frame. I had pictured this in my head for months and now here it is:
She can remove the happy birthday and put a picture in it. I stamped the sentiment with my Stampin' Up stamps which I colored with my Stampin' Up markers. I used a sticker on top of a paper flower that I inked the edge. The paper on the frame is from Recollections.

The second project is a gag gift of sorts. It started as a challenge from my friend Cardmonkey. She gave me two candy tubes and challenged me to make something with them. I saw projects with Reindeer food and Snowman poop. Well, this McDonald's Smurf toy and the commercial for the Smurf movie brought about "Smurf Poop". They are actually chocolate covered sunflower seeds. Here it is:
I hope that you enjoyed your visit and that you stop by Nicole's blog to wish her a very Happy Birthday! Now onto your next stop; GINA.