Sunday, July 29, 2012

Melts in Your Mouth but Not in Your Hands Blog Hop


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 then you are following the empty bags of M&M's.

Over the last year, I have made some wonderful friends on Facebook, Rachelle is one of those friends. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful friends. I also would like to take a moment to thank Lynne for organizing this fun hop for Rachelle and I for our birthdays. I think the world of both Rachelle and Lynne, and in all honesty, I don't go a day without talking to either of these two ladies.

I love to watch inspirational videos to help me learn new ways to create my cards. The card I made for Rachelle came from one of the many videos that I watched.

I cannot tell you what paper I used to make this card, as so much of the papers I have come from other people. My wonderful sister in law Lisa as well as Lynne and Rachelle, so which of the three sent me this paper is a toss up.

Your next stop along the way is the other birthday girl Rachelle. 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.

  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  ~  (July 30th is also Rhonda's birthday.  Happy Birthday Blue Crayon) 

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

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting Rachelle and I on our birthdays and a very special Happy Birthday to Rachelle! Love ya girl!!!



  1. Happy birthday Kimberly. May your new year be wonderfully blessed.
    Love the arrangement on your card.

  2. Happy Birthday!!!
    Really cute card!!

  3. Awe Thank You so much!
    I am so thankful for having you in my life!
    You are a blessing to me as well.
    Happy Birthday!

  4. Happy birthday ladies!!!
    Wish you guys the best!

  5. Happy Birthday, hope your day is filled with tons of giggles and kisses.

    Love the card, especially the colors :-)

    lostnwa98 at

  6. Very pretty! I love the papers you used. Great job!

  7. I love the birthday card! It is gorgeous! Those papers are wonderful. I love the prints and colors of them. Love your layout on the card. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  8. Happy, Happy Birthday and many more. Did you know birthdays are good for you? The more you have the older you get!

  9. Happy Happy Birthday, my dear sweet wonderful, beautiful friend. I don't know what I would do without you and I can only hope that you had the happiest birthday that only you deserve!!!!
    Now, with all that being said, this card is truly beautiful as only you could create! Keep creating as your cards are an inspiration and keep me motivated!!!!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Her Craftiness


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