Friday, March 18, 2011

FIF Blog Hop & Giveaways - Birthday Bash Projects

Welcome to the Flaunt it Friday's Birthday Bash Blog Hop!  If you came here from Sheandra's site you are in the right place.  If this is your first stop and would like to start at the beginning head on over to the Flaunt it Friday's blog.  For this blog hop we are to make the bunny on the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge and one other project from the same cartridge.  I made this bunny on an earlier project this week so I wanted to make sure it was different looking.  My previous project was very Easter-y and girly  so I changed the colors to make this card for a boy.

For my next project I created a bookmark.  I'm going to give this to my nephew, hoping to get him to read more.  :)  He's reading his first, on his own, book right now.  So need to encourage!

How I made the background paper on the bookmark was using the dots stamp from the My Pink Stampers Simply Sweet Occasions stamp set, inked it w/ Versamark ink and just stamped all over.  Easy background designer paper.  :)

For my blog giveaway I am giving away these adorable Petaloo flowers.  I'll also include a little something extra, a surprise, for you.

To be eligible to win please leave 1 comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you.  You don't have to be a follower to win but I don't mind if you want to be a follower.  :)  You can leave a message for this giveaway until Sunday, March 20th, 10pm MST.  I'll announce the winner on Monday, March 21st.

Thanks so much for participating in the hop with me!  Your next stop is Stacey.

Bookmark Recipe:
Birthday Bash - Shark cut at 4.50", Tag cut at 5.00"
Everyday Paper Dolls - Book cut at 3.60"
My Pink Stampers Simply Sweet Occasions stamp set (dot stamp for background)
Peachy Keen Stamps Make a Monster Face stamp set (Just used an eye from one of the stamps)
Versamark Ink Pad & Pen
PTI - Enchanted Evening, Scarlet Jewel, and white cardstock
SU! Light grey cardstock
White & Blue pens for stitching
Random Grey ribbon

Card Recipe:
Birthday Bash - Bunny & Present cut at 3.50"
My Pink Stampers Everyday Life stamp set
Argyle Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Faces size Medium
Maraschino Twine from The Twinery
Action Wobble
PTI - Spring Rain, Golden Harvest, White, Enchanted Evening cardstock
White Gel Pen

~ Thanks for Looking!


Kimmers said...

Cute, I love the twine on the card! TFS, I'm already a follower.

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craftymom205 said...

Cute projects. I am a follower.

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Misty said...

Love the bookmark!

Hummer Hugs,
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Love the shark bookmark so cute!!

Glenda said...

Great projects! Love the bunny, twine, and embossing. Cute bookmark! Like how you did the background paper!

GiGi said...

I love how you made your card into a boys card! I love the bookmark too! Thanks for the great blog candy!
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Alannah said...

I love your card and the book mark would be perfect for my little girl I might just make a girly one!
alannahmae at gmail dot com

Edna Marie said...

Fun, Fun, and just super cute! love the accent with the twine I sooo need to get some of that lol! thank you for the inspiration :)

Janis Lewis said...

I love the string on your bunny project and the bookmark is perfect for a little boy. Congrats to him for reading his first book on his own. I love that bookmark background too. Hugs to you! Have a fun day and a creative weekend. :) Janis

Bunnyfreak said...

Love how you did the background on the bookmark.

Kimberli said...

What a great idea to use the circle stamps as the background, I love the way it looks like printed paper! And cute idea to tie the birthday package for twine - I love the dimension it adds to the card! Thanks for sharing your great projects! I'm already a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

mum of two said...

Pam, I love them both. That shark holding the book is an awesome project! I'm sure your nephew will really like it :) TFS


L.B. said...

very fun post today! The reading shark is very fun.

Crystal said...

Cute Cute Cute!!! I think I need that cartridge too! ;)

Carley said...

This is so super cute! I love the bookmark and I love that you are encouraging to read it is so important! Boys are harder to encourage for some reason it is just not so cool for them to read or so they think I am hoping that my boys take an interest in reading since I am such a reader and I try and read to them as often as I can! TFS

Glora said...

Super cute card. I love the twine and it is definitely different from the Tacky Tuesday one. And that bookmark is awesome. I love the patterned paper you made. So cool. Your nephew will LOVE it! Hugs- Glora

Jenifer said...

Really cute! I love those wobbles so much! I should have kept 100 for myself!

Super cute projects!


Shauna Carlson said...

Cute Cute projects. You always make amazing items. Thanks for sharing!!

Nette said...

Super cute projects! Thanks for sharing.

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jennyplace2 said...

Awwwwww! Both your cards are so dang cute! TFS!

Alvina said...

thank you for the opportunity Pam, your card is adorable and I like the bookmark as well!

Sugarlips said...

The bookmark is so cute. I bet he will love it.

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Regina said...

Cute card and bookmark. I need to make some of those for friends that read a lot.

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

The shark bookmark is a hoot!!!
Thank you for sharing.
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ajandfour said...

The twine is a great touch on your card. I love the shark bookmark!
I would love to win some blog candy for my birthday Saturday. Big weekend with my quads turning 13 Sunday.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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LesleyfromWI said...

Great projects and I love how you used the twine. TFS
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Monica said...

Love your designer paper!!! ;)

sweetlilscrapper said...

love the shark!!
thanks for the chance to win!

Saundra said...

Pam, these are adorable! I love how you made your own background paper. Too Cute!!

Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

Marcy S. said...

I just love the Shark and I love how you created the back ground. Those flowers are beautiful, thanks for the chance to win them.

Marcy S.

Suzy said...

TGIF! This was such a fun hop. Hope to have some scrapbooking time this weekend to participate in the challenge. Thanks for the chance to win :)

miislucky said...

I think he's simply adorable! I love the reading shark! mimirenault277 at msn dot com

Sharon said...

Well Pam, I clicked on your blog and settled back to watch a video and there is none!!! LOL I guess I think you should make one for all your creations!!! I really love the boy feel of your card and the bookmark is just awesome!!! That shark holding the book is just to cute!! :)

Shay Shay said...

Great projescts Pam. I so love my Pink stamper stamps, they are a great addition to any project.

365 Days of Cricut said...

Pam these are so cute! Any boy would love that boyish bunny card...great idea! I love the reading shark bookmark!

mw_scrap said...

Love Love your bunny card and your shark tag is so cute.... Mary Ann

shanna13 said...

Very cute card and I love the idea of a book mark and someone actually still reading an actual book! TFS Susan

Kristin said...

Both projects are super cute. I am loving the bookmark though. It is adorable!

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Janet said...

Great projects especially the book mark.

FMonty said...

CUTE projects! Loving the shark :) Already a follower :)

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your projects. The twine on the card is cute, and your bookmark is darling. I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing.


Unknown said...

I absolutely love your boy bunny card (and I love to see twine on a card.... since I do not own any twine myself)! The bookmark is super cool, my youngest son would love that!

I love seeing boy creations, since I only have boys & my family pretty much only produces boys, lol!

Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

okj83 at live dot com

readysetstamp said...

Pam!! I love BOTH your card and your bookmark. I also love that you did a boy Birthday Card. You make it look so easy to do a boy card. I think that way you wrapped the twine around the package is so darn cute!! The bookmark is such a great idea to encourage your nephew to read!!! Thank you so much for your comments on my blog about the birdhouse and the heads up that I didn't have the right link. I really appreciate it!! Have a terrific day! XOXO, Julie. :0)

LaLa said...

I love the face you chose for your bunny! It absolutely give it character!!!

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Unknown said...

Awesome projects! The bunny made me smile! :) Laurel

Celeste B. said...

Beautiful job!! I love the twine on the bunny card; it's really adds to it! The bookmark is so cute too! I'm sure your nephew will love it!!! :) You did such a great job! TFS! :)

Celeste B.
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

VeronicaA said...

I love your card and bookmark. I particularly like the designer paper that you made...awesome! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win. I have been a follower for quite a while and enjoy every second of following.
vballen @ comcast dot net

AmyJRockstar said...

Wow, you've been very busy! I love your projects and thanks for the chance to win some goodies!
:0) I'm already a happy follower.

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Brenna said...

that is a beautiful card, and I love your bookmark, any boy is sure to like...or girl for that matter!! tfs