Sunday, July 29, 2012

M & M 50th Birthday Bash

Welcome to Melts in Your Mouth but Not in Your Hands Blog Hop for not one but two beautiful ladies who are beautiful inside and out but have the love and joy of crafting. We are celebrating their birthday with a wonderful candy that is not only beautiful inside but outside and both sides are delicious!!!! What a better treat than to use M&M's for birthday wishes!!!! And, they are both turning 50, but shhhh don't spread the rumor as who would ever believe you after looking at their picture!

We have a super wonderful group of crafters to help wish not only Kimberly Pate but Rachelle Larsen a super very happy Birthday. Our hop begins with Kimberly Pate at in case you just happened to stop at my blog to visit me. Don't get me wrong, but since there is such a delicious hop, I wouldn't want you to miss a single stop along the way!!!!! If you have arrived from Lisa Peter's blog then you are following the empty bags of M&M's.

My entire immediate family is made up of M & M's, so I decided to make a layout to put pictures of everyone in my family on. I used paper with circles in M & M colors, circular frames, an M stamp that looks a lot like an M & M from the Hero Art's set, in the center I have "Always Sweet, Sometimes Nutty" stamped because that reminds me of both my family and M & M's! Our names are below the frames, Matt, Miriam, Maggie, Max and McCoy Meserve!

I also made birthday cards for the two lovely ladies celebrating their 29th birthday's today. So, if you are NOT one of the birthday girls (or if you are and don't care about being surprised) scroll down to the bottom of this post to see them!

Your next stop along the way is Amanda's blog. I have included the complete line-up just in case you would happen to get lost along the way or at too many M&M's. Don't go to fast though, make sure to check out the amazing sponsors below, and my cards below that!

  1. Kimberly ~
  2. Rachelle ~
  3. Lynne ~
  4. Lisa Peters ~
  5. Miriam ~
  6. Amanda~
  7. Angie ~
  8. Belinda ~
  9. Janet ~
  10. Lucy ~
  11. Lisa Woodward ~
  12. Edwina~
  13. Rhonda  ~

There is a wonderful group of sponsors to help us with the celebration but as with everything else, there are rules and regulations which will be noted with each sponsor.

After a long afternoon of crafting, deadline rushes for orders and posts, what would be better than a prize package from SimplySilverton-a soap and paperworks company?  This prize pack will include 2-4oz. handmade luxury soap and and a pound of bath salt soak.  To be eligible, please show your blog love to our participants by leaving comments and following their blogs, and also visiting and liking their page at

Lucy Kelleher - Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart is donating a $10 Gift Certificate which you can use towards any Close to My Heart products in celebration of Kimberly and Rachelle's birthdays! ( To enter to win, you will need to leave a comment on her blog ( and become a follower of her blog. For an additional entry, "Like" her Facebook page at:

The amazingly talented Daisy Collins of “I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose” has donated a $15 gift certificate to her store ( and a copy of “I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose” sketches from the month of July! In addition to leaving blog love for all of our participants and following their blogs, please follow for updates and inspiration for Daisy’s sketches and visit and like her fan page at

Lisa Peters of Scrapping with Lisa Designs,, is offering a $20 Gift Certificate to her store for paper piecing or digital designs.

If you wish to send our 50th birthday gals a birthday card, their addresses are listed for you below! Again, thanks for visiting today and don't forget to wish our birthday ladies a super happy happy birthday!!!!!

Kimberly Pate
PO Box 166
Peru, NE 68421

Rachelle Larsen
1099 N. Monarch Ave.
Post Falls, Idaho 83854

The card I made for Rachelle has a hot air balloon from the Summer in Paris Cricut cartridge and a Stampin' Up sentiment stamped on paper punched with the coordinating punch. On Kimberly's card the bear is a paper piecing from the above mentioned sponsors site, Scrapping with Lisa Designs. Isn't he super cute? The papers on both cards are mostly Stampin' Up cardstock and some from my scrap bins. I am not sure of the brand of twine around the button sun. The flowers I got by cutting up a bouquet from Dollar Tree.

Kimberly Pate's card

Rachelle Larsen's card


  1. Love the LO. Great to celebrate your M&M's. Love the cards too. That hot air balloon is great. Love the use of $ store finds.

  2. Two great cards and a beautiful lo Miriam!

    Thank you so much for sharing in Rachelle's and my 50th birthday blog hop.


  3. Pretty card!! Cute bear and lovely balloon!!

  4. I love your layout!
    I love the cards you made for myself & cute!
    Thank You for celebrating with us :)

  5. Very pretty projects. I love your layout the most. Great job!

  6. I love your cards! They are so pretty. The bear is adorable sitting among the flowers. The balloon is beautiful. Great job on your cards. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  7. Miriam, our paths cross in sew many ways and I am truly blessed. These are absolutely adorable cards. I love how you created the M&M paper for your family photos!!!! It is a pleasure hopping with you!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

  8. Great cards! Love the M&M paper - TFS :)