Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Forward Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the Spring Forward Blog Hop, jointly hosted by Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly and Lora at Notes from the Scrapbooklady - Thanks for stopping in to see the great spring themed projects designed by all the talented participants. 

This blog hop will offer one lucky blog hopper a TWO PART blog candy.  Celeste and Lora have both put together prize packages and will each mail their prize package to the ONE LUCKY WINNER!  The rules are pretty simple - visit each participating blog and leave a comment - a winner will be chosen from among all posts left at Notes from the Scrapbooklady blog and then we will verify that the winner has visited and commented on each blog.  The winner will be posted at both Notes from the Scrapbooklady and Touched by a Butterfly and will have one week to contact Lora or Celeste with a mailing address for their prize packages.

Some of the participants may also be offering their own individual blog candy  - please note their terms and conditions.

For my first day I decided to share a very simple idea with you all. A friend from work is having her daughter's First Birthday/Christening Party and she asked for my help with some of the items. You may recall the invitation that I designed on the Gypsy. If not here it is again:

We had  such fun making these! Well a few weeks later we were talking about table markers. Since she was so wonderful and left me all her leftover paper, I decided to design the table markers as well. I did design it on the Gypsy but is is easy enough to do without it. I started out with a flower from Doodlecharms. For a decent size you can cut this at 7.41" w x 6" h. The circle came from George and Basic Shapes was cut at 3.34"w x 3.12" h. The number came from Cricut classic font. These I resized according to how visually pleasing it was. There were 9 in total but here is the first one:

And now what you have been waiting for... BLOG CANDY! There will be blog candy for each day of the hop. Tonight's blog candy is in honor of Olivia's first birthday. The winner will be picked by my friend Randy; that is. There are two criteria to win this blog candy:

1. Be a follower of this blog
2. Leave a comment under this post telling of your favorite birthday memory

The blog candy will be 3 handcrafted birthday cards. 

How much easier can it be? Winners of all the blog candy will be picked the evening of Monday, April 14th. Now onto your next stop... Tina at Scrapping with Tina. Should you get lost along the way, here is the list of all stops:

Enjoy the hop! Until tomorrow.....