Monday, May 23, 2011

Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Birthday Bash Blog Hop.
May 23 at 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Welcome to the very first Birthday Bash Blog Hop. We are here to celebrate not only my birthday but my daughter Becky’s birthday, my baby turns 20 today.

...If you have started on this blog you’re on the right track. If not, and just lucked up on this blog, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.
We're so excited to being doing this hop, and we have a fabulous line up with some very talented folks. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and an AMAZING grand prize for this hop.

This hop runs all day on May 23, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what BLOG CANDY you could possibly WIN!!

Here is the complete line up
Lisa - You are here!
Lisa -
Michelle -
Shawnee -
Shelly -
Creativek Kuts -
Deb -
Corrine -
Tristan -
Mickie -
Rachelle –
Sheri -
Melanie -
Christine -
Bobbi –
Debbie -
Leila -
Emily -
Jennifer -
April -
Jennifer -
Ashley -
Donna -
Elsa -
Shannon -
Ashley -
Monica -
Lisa -
Scrapping With Lisa on facebook at

There is also going to be an overall grand prize, which is being sponsored by Lisa from Scrapping with Lisa and she will be the first and last blog on the hop. In order to be eligible for the grand prize you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop, as well as become a fan of my blog and of Scrapping with Lisa on Facebook. If you don’t do facebook, this won’t count against you for the grand prize, just let me know that in your comment. You must do all this, it is mandatory in order to be eligible for the overall grand prize.

As an avid scrapbooker, whenever someone I know is going to have a baby, I love to make them a scrapbook for the first year.  It always starts with a welcome page and ends with the first birthday.  Below are some of the pages that I made for that book.   
This is the front cover of the book.  I just am so in love with blue and brown these days!

Here is the welcome to the page.  My two favorite titles are "You are Purr fect!!" (Thank you Bobbi for that one) and "Welcome to the Jungle" (a nod to the 80's"

Don't you just love the monkey and lion.  They turned so cute. 

In between the welcome and birthday - I add pages for all of the major holidays (Easter, Valentines Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, etc)

With every new baby book, I always have the last two pages first birthday!  In this book, the cake opens to hold 2 additional 2x3 photos!
 I used a cricut cartridge for the hat and than added glitter (everything looks better with glitter)!
The "WISH" is from the $0.99 section at Target.  What a great bargin to complete this adorable page!

Thanks for stopping by Crabby Cakes Studio. 

Your next blog is Bobbi -

Have a GREAT day!!


  1. This book is fantastic! Adorable! What a great idea!

  2. What a fabulous gift. I love to receive these kinds of things that you will keep and remember forever. You get a lot of great gifts at baby showers, but only these personalized ones are the ones you will remember who gave you and cherish it in years to come.
    Smiles Sher

  3. what a great idea! I bought all of my kids baby books and then also made them a scrapbook but how much easier would it be to put it all in one! Love this!


  4. WOW...amazing LO's with such adorable cuts;0)...TFS
    Sheri G

  5. What a lovely baby book, such a lovely treasure full of memories, just waiting to happen. TFS!

  6. Loved the baby book, the layouts are so cute. I am a follower and will follow you to your new projects. Thanks for being part of my special day.

  7. What an awesome gift to give. Hopefully they are very treasured I bet they are so much work. TFS!!!

  8. super Idea & FABULOUS project. Love it!
    Thank-you for sharing

  9. This is so adorable! I'm trying to do something similar for a friend to give to her at her baby shower next month. I follow as squiggles87.


  10. Awesome thoughtful gift! Love the cheery fun LO's. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  11. I love your album! Great job! I'm a new follower.

  12. What a great album. Love the colors. I just became a follower.

  13. OMG what an awesome album. Your pages are adorable. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  14. What a great idea. I love glitter as well. Great job!!


  15. great idea!! Corrine

  16. WOW!!! What new mother would absolutely ADORE receiving this fabulous album. Your pages are just too dang cute for words!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Please stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

  17. sooooo cute love it. im now a follower please drop by and say hi any time vikkie

  18. I love Target!! Great lo. joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  19. Adorable!! What a great gift!!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  20. Thanks for sharing such a great gift Idea and any new mother would love getting this!! I am a new follower and if you like, stop by mine sometime and say Hi!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  21. What a great idea luv your work! I wanted to do a book for my niece who is due in June but I just started scrapbooking and there just wasn't any time! I am a new follower of your blog and facebook. Thank you so much for sharing your work!

  22. Wow I wish I had known you when I had my kids!! lol Someone is going to be very lucky to receive your album! I can see the love in every layout!! I am already a follower and I like you on FB. Thanks for the great inspiration!!
    Denise in WA
    ddhud4 at comcast dot net

  23. LOVE the album!!! Sooooo adorable! What an AWESOME idea and FANTASTIC gift! Love the animals throughout all the pages! Thanks for sharing!

    scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

  24. Wow, fabulous. I never got anything that nice when I had my children (seems like a hundred years ago). What a wonderful gift. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  25. Very Cute Book :)


  26. wow beautiful Lo's!!

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  27. What a GREAT gift!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  28. Thank you for all your positive comments. Bobbi and I will definitely be visiting everyone's blog!


  29. Adorable gift. Love the critters.

  30. Amazing work!~ Love all the glitter sista!
    Love it! This is such a cute layout!

    love to see your work!
    Rock Girl

  31. What a fabulous baby gift! You do amazing work and any new mom would be lucky to receive one of your albums.


  32. Oh my gosh! This is such a cute project! I love it!

    Ok, so my name is Christine and I live on the Chesapeake Bay and eat crab cakes for most of the year and yet I just now found your blog! How can that be? lol!

  33. What an awesome book! Those animals are sooooo adorable! Love everything!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  34. This is such a fantastic gift idea! I absolutely love it! No one I know ever has babies though. :( I don't have children either, but if my friends ever get cracking, I'm definitely gonna make 'em one of these! Thanks for the idea! :)

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  35. Fabulous projects! I'm a new follower