Birthday Blog Hop!

Hey Everyone!
Today I'm participating in a fun SURPRISE blog hop for a very special person!  Asha has been on my Tuesday Throwdown team for quite some time, and I just absolutely adore her soft and sweet style!  She is a wonderful person and I'm so happy to celebrate her birthday along with her and lots of her friends with this blog hop!

You should have arrived here from Debi Brile's blog, but if you get lost, you can find the whole hop list at the MHK Designs blog.

This also coincides with a new challenge starting today at Tuesday Throwdown to use distressing on your card!
Mynn from MHK Designs is the one that coordinated this whole fabulous hop and she provided some super fun images for everyone to use!  I've chosen a few butterflies from the Butterfly Wisdom set and a sentiment from the Eat Your Cake set.

The theme is supposed to be beachy, but I had already put my card together before I saw that...oops :)

For the background, I used a Salty Ocean and Spiced Marmalade distress stain spray over a script stencil.  It's sort of hard to tell that there is script in all the mist...but that sort of makes it look even cooler!  I cut out a scallop frame with my Silhouette and then framed my fun little sentiment, which I did a little ink blending around to help it coordinate with the background.

Printed off a few butterflies and added just a touch of Antique Linen to them for some color.  Then I scattered a bunch of Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh throughout the butterflies, and that was it!

Thank you so much for joining in our hop to say Happy Birthday to a dear friend! Your next stop on
the hop is Jacqueline's blog!

Have a fabulous day! <3


  1. A lovely card Emily, so pretty. Judith xx

  2. Hello dear Emily! :) Your card is absolutely amazing my friend!! Love those beautiful butterflies and your background distressing is so pretty too!! Asha will love this!! HUGS

  3. Beautiful butterfly card! I love how well these colors work together in so many ways! Very pretty!
    Take care!

  4. Emily, this is AMAZING! Such a gorgeous card--the colors and sponging look fab! I adore the way you used the butterflies as accents to the sentiment, along with the awesome sequins! Thank you for joining us in celebrating the lovely Asha! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  5. This is stunning, love how you created a framed look! Donna

  6. Oh my!!! I love this card, Emily. So elegant, so pretty and the butterflies are simply stunning against the amazing background. I am grateful for all that you do in TT and for putting up with my shortcoming! :) Most of all, thank you so much for this amazing Birthday Blog Hop, dear friend. I am blessed to have you in my life.
    HUGS, Asha

  7. GORGEOUS!! Love this exquisite butterfly card. The background is just beautiful!!
    Happy Birthday to Asha!
    <3 J

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  8. Oh my...what a gorgeous card!!! I love everything about it...especially the butterflies :) Hugs...Janie