Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Birthday Party Blog Hop for Rhonda and Amy from Decorate to Celebrate

(If you would like to see some pics of our Zombie Halloween Costumes from yesterday, scroll down to the previous posting)

Once upon a time (okay, once upon two times nearly a decade apart), two girls were born... These girls were both visited by their fairy godmothers and granted very special talents... One was given the talent of creating the most beautiful mini scrapbook albums while the other was given the talent of creating some really amazing explosion boxes... Each of these girls would one day begin blogging, and this is how they would meet... 

Somewhere over the rainbow, you'll find the lovely Rhonda... Where scrap happens and paper flies... And somewhere near the zoo, you'll find dear Amy... Where giraffes prance and frolic to her heart's content... 

One day, these two lives collided and Rhonda and Amy have become forever friends!! Lovely Rhonda had this incredible idea for a new twist on a challenge blog, so she contacted dear Amy and asked her to take care of the "technical" side... For many months, they have enjoyed CELEBRATING the get-togethers and parties that make life fun by showcasing the DECORATIONS that others share... And THAT is how the Decorate to Celebrate! challenge blog began...

Today, it's time to CELEBRATE good times and good friends with this "BIRTHDAY PARTY" Blog Hop and Birthday Project Link-Up that will last all month long!! Rhonda, who is turning the big 5-0 this year deserves a month-long celebration, don't ya think??? And Amy, who will forever stay 29 (for the 12th time) has always been a BIG believer in the "Birth-month Celebration"... Soooooo... After the hop has ended, you'll be able to create a "Birthday Party" themed project and LINK IT UP at the Decorate To Celebrate! challenge blog!! Usually, your entry needs to be a decoration or party supply, but THIS MONTH (and this month only), you can link up ANY Birthday Party project (cards, layouts, 3D Art...). We'll be giving out some Birthday Presents all month long, but you'll need to enter to WIN!! You'll find more details on the challenge blog... For now, let's get hopping!! :)

Rhonda and Amy have assembled a few of their creative friends to join them on this Birthday Party Adventure through Bloggie-Land... Along the way, you'll find some incredibly creative projects to celebrate Rhonda and Amy... If you came here from Norma at http://pinkblingcrafter.blogspot.com/ then you are in the right spot!! If you have just happened upon my blog and would like to join the party, you can start with Rhonda at http://www.scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/.

I am so happy to be participating in this blog hop for Rhonda and Amy.  For my project today I made a T-Shirt to help Rhonda celebrate turning 50.  I wanted to make this similar to a wine label with the year of her birth.  I used the Batman Cricut Cartridge for the font on this shirt and the Tie The Knot Cartridge for the flourish.  I cut the design out of vinyl and used this as a stencil on the t-shirt.  I painted the design with black fabric paint. 
Now, I have a little bit of blog candy up for grabs.  I will be giving away two Cuttlebug Folders (pic below).  To be elgible for this giveaway, you will need to 1) Become a Follower if you are not already and 2) Leave a Comment on this post.  I will take all comments through Thursday, November 3rd and use random.org to select a winner that will be announced here on Friday, November 5th.  Good Luck to everyone and remember there are more giveaways along the hop.  Leaving a comment on this post will also get you an entry for the Grand Prize to be given away at Decorate to Celebrate.

Thanks for checking out my project and joining in the fun, your next stop will be Liz at http://www.mywhichcraft.blogspot.com/.

In case you get lost along the way, here's the entire line-up!! Also remember that starting tomorrow you will be able to enter your birthday project into the month long challenge over at Decorate to Celebrate.

Rhonda http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
Audrey http://cuteandsome.blogspot.com/
Kacee http://youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/
Norma http://pinkblingcrafter.blogspot.com/
Jean http://jeanscraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Liz http://www.mywhichcraft.blogspot.com/
Sherrie http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com/
Cally Ann http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com/
Tracie http://trace-elementz.blogspot.com/
Amy http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com/
Lisa http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/
Sheena http://lilflowerslynne1.blogspot.com/
Peggy Sue http://icrea8cards.blogspot.com/
Carri http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
Amy http://www.lovetocrop.com/
Decorate To Celebrate http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.com/



Very nice T shirt, i will have to try that technique!! Thanks for the chance to win!! I am alreay a follower
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Rhonda Emery said...

thank you jean I love this shirt so much, you are a very talented friend havent found nothing you cant do. thank you so much for this beautiful gift I love it and thank you for being a part of our birthday celebration. hugs

Sherrie K. said...

Great T-shirt! May have to try this-TFS!
Sherrie K

ScrapMyWay said...

Love the "VINTAGE" part ( I can relate)!! Cute t-shirt and certainly unique for 2 special friends! Your giveaway is fab , thanks for the offer!

Audrey Frelx said...

Jean, cute shirts! You did a great job as always, and the girls will love them!!!

Love hopping with you!

Tami B. said...

Being a "t-shirt and jeans" kind of gal, I love this idea!

DIANA L. said...

Happy birthday to the girls AMY & RHONDA

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Jean! I can't believe you painted in the design...even with a stencil I would have been all over the place! I love this idea! I'm so happy to be hopping with you :)


Sheena said...

This is COOL! Fun project! TFS

Hugs, Sheena - Dew Drops & Glue Dots

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Fun shirt! Cute idea! Its been fun hopping with you!

Judy said...

Great T's!! And even more -- great job with the painting!! I am soooo impressed :-) I am already a follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

scrappinC said...

The T's are absolutely wonderful. What a tremendous idea. I am a new follower and can't wait to see what is next.

Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

T-shirt, my favorite year...lol (I also was born 1961). Great project, great gift, great blog hop!


Melissa said...

Very nicely done, great job with your project! I am now your newest follower, thanks for the chance to win!

Peggy Sue said...

what a riot! love it! I knew you wouldn't disappoint!

Maria said...

cool tshirts

joydee1963 said...

Great t-shirt project!!I love the photo of the little dog in front of big pumpkin!I am a follower.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

lindaplus3 said...

great job on the T shirts... I am a follower... and i definitely added your button to my blog... (owl collector ) :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Becky Dunham said...

This is so great Jean! I love the vintage wine bottle idea - so creative! I am already a follower of your blog - by the way LOVE your family of zombies from yesterday :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Amy said...

What a great T shirt project- I haven't tried this yet- yours came out terrific! I'm your newest follower :)Amy

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hello Jean, the shirt turned out fantastic and great idea for a birthday gift for sure!! TFS

Cricut Couple said...

What a fantastic Idea?!? Who needs a Yudu when you have vinyl in the house, right? Love it!

McVic said...

oh what a FAB idea!!! so cool- wish I was vintage now-lol! Now I cant wait. I am sooo making one of these T-shirts!!!

crystal bell said...

Love the idea on the vintage t-shirts. I also love your cards.
Thanks so much for sharing

Besthobbyeva said...

I love, love your story!! Excellent! What a great idea with the tshirt!! I love it. It has my mind thinking!! Thanks for the inspiration!!


- - Sheryl - - said...

oh what a fun T-Shirt!

Luanne said...

very cool shirt! great project.


Anonymous said...

Awesome shirt and love those Halloween get ups.

Hugs, Lori m