Monday, February 13, 2012

UIT: Birthday Blog Hop!

We have a little excitement this week at Use It Tuesday…you know why? It is our 1 year Blogiversary and we are celebrating with a blog hop and presents! (And cake with ice cream, too…please excuse the frosting on our keyboards…)

I am the very last stop on the hop! You should have arrived here from Sami’s blog. Be sure to stop by the entire design team’s blogs as well as the Use It Tuesday blog because we have hidden prizes all along the way!

Now, being we are the blog that encourages you to use your stash, we don’t usually do ‘prizes’ per say, but hey, this is a PARTY after all! And what is a party without presents?! (…and the aforementioned cake and ice cream!)

So, how can you win?

  1. Hidden along our hop are prizes on each of our design team member’s blogs! Leave each of us a comment and you will have an opportunity to win. Easy as that!
  2. Play with us! Link your creation to our challenge post using Inlinkz; one lucky participant will win a GRAND PRIZE package donated by our fabulous sponsors!
  3. You MUST be a follower of the Use It Tuesday blog to win!

As always, our winner will chosen by the Inlinkz Froggy. In order to win, you MUST mention that you are playing with us at Use It Tuesday, make a project that meets our guidelines, AND tell us what hoarded supplies you used! And…of course, the grand prize winner will be asked to guest design for us in an upcoming challenge!

Now, on to the challenge! This week is all about our 1 year blogiversary; we want to see a project that has to do with BIRTHDAYS! Simply link your creation to our challenge post using Inlinkz by Friday, Februrary 24th.

For my project, I was lucky enough to be sponsored by Sami at SP and Company!


I used her Mini Card Creations I and II sets! I just love the look of smaller card for attaching to a gift...and yet they are big enough to also fit a gift card perfectly! For my card, I still used a ton of hoarded supplies. I hate to admit, that ribbon was bought off eBay in 2005. Oh yes, I got like 3 yards of all the Stampin' UP colors! LOL And the Pool Party paper had NEVER been used.

And I could not stop there...this set is just so fun! I made a few extra little 4x4 cards for my kids to use on gifts. Plus it is had been forever since I had the opportunity to craft, so I had to take advantage of it!



You have the chance to win the Mini Card Creations set from SP and Company by leaving me a comment with your contact information by February 24th. A winner will be randomly chosen, so good luck!

We want to thank our other FABULOUS sponsors, too! A full list, as well as a peek as what is in the Grand Prize package is linked on the Use It Tuesday blog. :) And since I am the last stop on the hop, don't forget to make your birthday creation and link it up in time to win it!

Thanks for stopping by!

30 comments:

Diana said...

Wonderful card. The images you used are great. And all those little details... Thanks for the inspiration.
( Diana.Auberle@gmx.de)

Sonya said...

Awesome cards....love the hop--what a great idea!!!

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous!! Love the colors and ribbon on the first one.

Ange said...

Your card is so cute! Love it with all the added details. That would be such a fun set to own!
angeandjohn@yahoo.com

marla said...

Such an awesome card. I LOVE SP stamps and this set looks like one that would come in handy and be so versatile. Hope I get lucky!! Thanks for sharing!!

mghowell8@msn.com

julieprice3 said...

Great cards, thanks for a terrific blog hop
Hugs julie P

Stephanie U said...

I love the ribbon on both cards!

Robin said...

cute cards, love the ribbon on them
thanks for sharing!

thescrapmaster said...

SO CUTE!! I love them both!!!

Hugs,
Sami

Lou said...

Brilliant cards, perfect for kids, love the images Hope you have a great week Lou xx

Jenn Embry said...

Fabulous cards! I love the "be happy" sentiment. I like the black border around the edge too. It really adds another dimension.

Allisa said...

Love your card designs, just the right amount of bling!

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable card and love the stamp image! Thanks for a fun blog hop! I really enjoyed it!! And found new blogs to follow :)

soccermom23 said...

I really like both of these cards! I love the bling and I like how you curled the ribbon on the balloon card. This would be a great stamp set to win. Thanks for giving it away! My contact info is mc-reeda@seovec.org.

mplsbetty said...

Super Cute cards, love that stamp set.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful card, love the colors used. TFS


Just A Pac Rat
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Rhonda Langley said...

I like the curled ribbon on the first one!

Cheryl said...

Siobhan, Good to see you! I was wondering if I had to send one of those dog sleds off to find you. Hope all is well.

Your cards are darling. I love the smaller size. I'm off to check out S&P....

gale said...

These are really cute cards! I think I like the 2nd one better. I like cake. :D

Elizabeth Hart said...

These are both super-fun birthday card. love the distressing and banner on the one card - they are GREAT!!

Donna Heber said...

Wonderful birthday cards! I love the balloons on the first card.

Gina said...

Congrats on the anniversary! I love the balloon card, so fun and cheerful!

KER said...

cute..cute..cute

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Like both of those birthday cards. I especially like the ballons image.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi! I just found your blog - LOVE your card style so I'm following and favoriting! I'll have to join in your UIT challenges, too!

Carrie said...

What a great birthday card, love the design and pennant.

~Chris~ said...

Great Birthday Card. Love the Colors, Twine and glitter..

Dell said...

Fabulous cards!!

Tess Davis said...

Oh my goodness! They are both amazing!!!

tania said...

These are wonderful! I can't decide which is my favorite. Love the colours of the balloon. But how can you go wrong with cake? LOL

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