Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Joyce!


Today's post is all about celebrating Joyce's birthday Joyce's blog is Cards-by-the-Sea) and that means it is time for a birthday blog hop with all of her blogging friends. 
But first, here are a few things about Joyce that you may or may not know.....

Joyce is an incredible personal shopper (the best in the business)

Joyce gave up sugar, it has been weeks since her last piece of chocolate, one of her favorite things to eat.

Joyce loves owls too...I found lots of pictures but this was the cutest!

Joyce spins too, this is where she gets lots of her inspiration for her cards.

Joyce's favorite lunch is a turkey sandwich (she eats one every day for lunch).

Joyce love tea (only Peet's). 

Happy Birthday Joyce! 
This was so much fun to make and I knew it had to have chocolate in it in some way. I remember when Foodie Fun was released some time back that there was a card made to look a chocolate bar. It was just the perfect for you! It took me a few tries until I got my chocolate bar and wrapper just right.  I wish you a wonderful day celebrating with your family!

Here are the rest of the party sure to check out all the festivities on their blog, just click on their name for the link. And don't forget the birthday girl too! 

Kim (that's me)
Joyce - Birthday Girl

Ingredients - All Papertrey Ink unless listed
Solid Card Stock: White, Chocolate and Winter Wisteria
Patterned Paper: Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet and Chocolate
Stamps: Foodie Fun
Dies: Foodies Fun and Tag Sale #7
Baker's Twine: Stash
Ink: VersaFine - Vintage Sepia


  1. how sweet!! i llearned so much about Joyce that I didn't know! thanks for setting this all up:)

  2. What a fun post. I love your card and your chocolate bar looks absolutely perfect.

  3. I didn't know about the sugar thing! Joyce is just about the most healthy person I know! All that spinning! Your card is just right kind of chocolate for her with her healthy regime. It looks so real Kim! You were so sweet to organize this hop for her, I am sure she is going to love both your card and the hop!

  4. These birthday posts are so lovely! Your card is yummy :) x

  5. Kim such a fun and perfect card for Joyce! You nailed the 'things we may not know about her list perfectly'. The card with the chocolate bar is just awesome. Kim that you for organizing this blog hope for Joyce!

  6. Oh, Kim, what a lovely birthday post for Joyce! You've made it so personal and given everyone the opportunity to know Joyce better, thank you!! Your chocco bar card is out of this world! I've never seen anything like it!!

    Thank you so much for doing this hop for Joyce and letting me be a part of it!

  7. She gave up SUGAR?!!!
    How does someone do THAT?!!!
    All that chocolate out there in the world just waiting to be loved by someone...
    I guess I'll have to step up and do my part...
    and HERS!! *giggle*
    I loved your post about her...
    she is such a joy and I totally agree about the shopping...
    she's a pro! :)
    Love this sweet card...
    and at least she can have a little chocolate on her big day with it! :)

  8. What a wonderful and fun post to celebrate Joyce's birthday, Kim ... and such an amazing array of yummy goodies! Love your chocolate bar card, the cute owl biscuits and that yummy cake ... trying to install taste-a-vision as we speak! Anita :)

  9. Kim--What can I say? Thank you so very much for organizing this fabulous blog hop. You are the best! And, this post is so spot on. I think you have covered everything. Every picture is spot on to something in my life that is important. Those owl cookies are the best, and I can think of a certain someone who might just like those cookies to be baked just for her birthday in a few months. Your card is just amazing, and is just the cutest chocolate-based card I have ever seen. I sure hope that sentiment is true, because I plan on having quite a few calories today.

  10. Love the post Kim! I did not know Joyce gave up sugar! That is my one addiction… I have only been able to give it up a few times. Love this elegant card Kim! The teacup picture is so pretty too! Thanks again for organizing this one.

  11. What a fun post Kim - I love that cake picture!! I don't think I could give up chocolate - Joyce must be an amazing woman!

  12. Gorgeous card for Joyce, I love that fun chocolate bar.

  13. EEEK! This is adorable! I love the little story with the pictures and the chocolate bar is fabulous and oh so fun! Wonderful post and card!

  14. This was a really cute post, and your card is adorable...nicely done.

  15. Wow! Two yummies in one post! The cake and the card!

    Joyce is going to absolutely love these colors....and the CHOCOLATE!