Monday, February 7, 2011

"So You Say It's Your Birthday" Hop

Happy Monday Scrappy Friends. Welcome to our Beatles music inspired blog hop in honor of Ashley's. We are happy to have you hop along with us and help Erika (Cricut Love) celebrate her daughter's 11th birthday. Happy Birthday Ashley!!! I hope you have an amazing day :)

Ok, so let's get started. You should be arriving from Stephanie's blog. In case that you are not, start at the beginning (Erika) because you will not want to miss a single project.

For our projects, we were asked to create a Beatles song inspired project. This was a bit difficult for me, because although the Beatles are a great classic band, I really don't listen to them. Sorry Erika :)  When I first heard their 1 album, I was surprised that they sang all those songs I liked. lol. I was definitely a Beatles newbie up to a few years ago. So not really knowing the titles of their songs or all their music, I was a bit stumped as to what I would do. But after watching I Am Sam, inspiration hit me and I came up with this:

Picture 1: My inspiration came from "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
Written by: John Lennon
Album: 1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Picture 2: Verse 4
"Newspaper taxis appear on the shore,
Waiting to take you away.
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds,
And you're gone." 

Picture 3: Last Verse
"Picture yourself on a train in a station,
With plastecine porters with looking glass ties,
Suddenly someone is there at the turstyle,
The girl with kaleidoscope eyes."

I know that my project is a bit different but I felt restricted by the cricut machine and stamps that I own. So because of that, I chose to create a mini piece of art for her. All that is needed is a mat and a frame and it will be ready for display. I used Strathmore Paper and Prismacolor NuPastels. I really enjoyed creating this for Ashley and I hope that she likes it.

Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop is:
Corri from Bug Lover Cards

Ps. Don't forget that we have four awesome Grand Prizes. In order to qualify, you must hop along to every stop and leave some bloggy love. 

92 comments:

Erika Valdez said...

WOW Jess this is amazing!! I love that song and you captured it perfectly!! Ashley loves it!! Thank you so much for joining me to make this a very special birthday for Ashley!!

Lots of cricut love,
Erika

Lauren said...

WOW! This is awesome!

Lauren

Pammejo said...

Wow, great card.

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Scrapnatic said...

OMGosh this is awesome!! Nice job!!!

MawMann said...

It's beautiful, an original work of art, what a great gift!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is awesome! Great job, Jess!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Brenna said...

that is totally amazing!!! thanks so much for sharing!
brenna
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Abby said...

WOW i am speechless!!!! Your art work is just beautiful!!!!!

Melissa said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!!!!!!! Can't say anymore than that!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

missleyden said...

Great job. Nice art work.

Glenda said...

Beautiful work of art!! Love all the colors!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Vivi Martínez said...

Jess your card is a piece of art.
Amazing job.

Vivi

Julie Wasson said...

Happy Birthday Ashley!

Thanks for the great hop too.

This card is so fun.

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Glora said...

You are an ARTIST. Very fun and bright. It is perfect for this! Hugs- Glora

Rosie said...

WOW!

this is beautiful!!!
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Jennifer said...

WOW, Jess! This is amazing! You truly captured the song.

~ Jen

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CraftCrazee said...

This is just breathtaking... very original!

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Amanda said...

This is amazing!! You did an awesome job! TFS!

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Cheryl said...

Very creative! Great job.

Cheryl
www.pinkandpaper.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Beautiful!
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Donna said...

The song was actually inspired by a drawing much like yours, by John Lennons son Julian.
:-)
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Monica Flores said...

awesome!

JennyKozar said...

WOW - such deatil. Love this card.

lovescrapreflect said...

beautiful you did a awesome job calebwmartin@yahoo.com

GIJoesWife said...

So cool that you thought outside of the box on this one. I love it.



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Carrie K said...

This is so cool!! Great job!
Carrie
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Cindylu2u said...

Oh man, this is fabulous, definitely something she will hang on to, wonderful job!!
Cindy
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Carley said...

Wow Jess! This literally took my breath away! This is AMAZING! You are so super talented! I mean really wow that is all I can say and that is a first for me ha ha! I hope you have a fabulous day filled with lots of sparkle!
~Hugs~
Carley
CarleyCarter@gmail.com

joni said...

Stunning! I absolutely love this! It really is a piece of art...so unique and beautiful! TFS
hugs,
joni

Lisa said...

This card is GORGEOUS!! Love everything about it. Such a fantastic display of artistic expression!

Jessica said...

This is seriously amazing, wonderful job!
Jessica
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Melissa said...

Simply Amazing !!!!! fantastic job ....

Hugs & Scraps

Melissa

Mseigler2423@aol.com

LesleyfromWI said...

So cool....love it!

jennyplace2 said...

Wow! Those were the days...great card! TFS!

tk_themom_smith said...

What an amazing piece of art work. You are really talanted! I agree that the cricut would limit the creativity with this song.

Vicki said...

This is so cool. Captures the song so well. Thanks for sharing.

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Ann Morrell said...

A special art piece is really nice. Sometimes a cartridge just doesn't have the right element.
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PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Wow...this is stunning and one of my favorite Beatles song too! love it! :) Became a follower and thanks for sharing.
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Cathie w said...

great job ;lots of work in this awesome!!!

cathie
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Creative Diva said...

Truly amazing work! I love it!
Patty
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Linda said...

Lovely!

Darlene said...

WOW!! I'm speechless!

Darlene
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Kris Dietz said...

What a beautiful gift!

Kris
dietzrobles@yahoo.com

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

waooo, this is art girl.. I bet she is going to love it...

TFS your talent..

Ivette

Michelle said...

Wow - You are super talented.
Great job.
Thanks for sharing
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scrapperbecka said...

Beautiful, did you draw all of that great job! I am speechless

AJoy said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful. She will treasure this for years to come.


April
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http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Meagan said...

Wow!! This is amazing!! You should be beyond proud of this! Thanks for sharing.

Meagan
beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

SueNJ said...

I love that you showed the other side of your talent! This is great. I have taken painting classes so can appreciate the detail. TFS it.


Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

this is very nice and such a great gift thanks for sharing Debbie

Karen said...

Such a nice gift. TFS

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Carrie's Corner said...

Great song choice! I too didn't realize that the Beatles sang a lot of songs that I really like. DS introduced me to the Beatles. I love your art work! It's wonderful! TFS!
Carrie
cau0617 at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

Can't imagine a better depiction of that song, which I love! Amazing! TFS! I'm sure Ashley will love it.
Amyscats
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Mary said...

WOW, very psychedelic, great colors, really takes you into the song. GROOVY...
mary3mom at yahoo dot com

Percilla G said...

What a lucky girl to get a one of a kind art piece based on a Beatles song. Amazing!
Perderg@q.com

Kim H said...

WOW ~ that is incredible! The picture goes fantastic witht he song! SHE is going to love all the details to this too!
TFS
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Becks Cricards said...

VERY VERY VERY Creative! This is amazing!

TFS

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ScrappinAnn said...

You are so talented. That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
I am a new follower.
I hope you will check out my blog and see why I love February so much.
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is great, love all the colors!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Jess - this is great! I would say you captured that song pretty well, especially for a Beatles Newbie :) I love that you drew the whole piece of art and did not use any extra gadgets! Ashley sure is a lucky girl to have you all creating these fabulous projects for her birthday! I think she will love it!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!!! just fabulous!!!! LOVE all the colors too:)

Kris said...

You did a great job on this canvas! And adding the words beneath your pics definitely helped me remember them and put them to your canvas! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sue said...

My favorite Beatles song... you really got creative for this. Nice job!
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Kim VanSheppy said...

What a great piece of art..you are very talented!!!

kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

What Beatles fan wouldn't love your artwork!!! You really captured the song. TFS!!!

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
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Kristin said...

Wow - amazing! I am at a loss for words.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

cdm317 said...

This is an amazing piece of art!
Very imaginative! I am an old time Beatles fan, and I think you captured the song perfectly!

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MulticrafterAmy said...

Very creative!

mitch1066 said...

I think your art is wonderful!

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Trisha said...

You are very, very talented. This is a terrific piece of art. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Marianne said...

This is great! very nice job!
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The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Ohhh wow i love your piece. Soso pretty =)

Hugs from Lilli =)
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www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

My Lil' Bits said...

Wow, you nailed it!! Perfectly. That is awesome, thanks so much for sharing!!

Lisa

Krista said...

I love that you put your cricut down. You did every piece of this your self!! You should make prints of this!! Wow!! (I can't even draw a star.)

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scraphappybette said...

Wow!! That is awesome!!
TFS
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Nisson Family said...

WOW, you did an amazing job! Very talented!!!

Pam
Simply-Pam.blogspot.com

BunnyFreak said...

Beautiful artwork.
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Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

I love your awesome art work card! I like all of the details of the song you put into it!

CricutLvr!! said...

Wow Jess! This is just fantastic! You are so talented!!! You definitely captured the song perfectly in your art!!! Amazing!!

shtale said...

Diferent but totally awsome :)

karensk said...

Cute cardGreat picture. Thanks for sharing,
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TuttleTime said...

I love that you tied your original artwork to the song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds!!!! How cool.... What an artistic person you are?! Who needs stamps or Cricuts.

Corrine said...

Love your blog!! I am a newbie blogger!! Thank you for inviting me to check out your Blog Hop!!
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shanna13 said...

Wow that was terrific! TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Wonderful work!!! Thank so much for visiting me. I'll be back to visit your lovely blog :-)

Anne said...

Wow, Jess! I'm totally impressed with your interpretation of Lucy in the Sky. You did a wonderful job on these pictures and I think Ashley will treasure them. Would love to see the finished product. Thanks for sharing with us today. I'm a follower!

Anne (Anniebee)
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Jennifer said...

Jess,

I love your original artwork!!! :) What a great interpretation of one of my favorite songs!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Team Shane said...

This is just beautiful...great job! Thanks for the chance. Mary Jo

Anna said...

WOWOW great card.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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K Andrew said...

Hey sweet girl--this is an absolutely AMAZINg project--you are so electic in your styles--very talented.

Big Cricky Smooches my sweet friend,
KAndrew

Dhilly said...

Very creative project, so unique. Also, I love the colors!

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