Friday, May 6, 2011

Three's a Charm Blog Hop Day 1: Spring

Welcome to the Three's A Charm Blog Hop.
This is a 3 day hop and cropping event hosted by Corrine at Celebrating Ordinary Moments. We are celebrating all sorts of wonderful things: Spring, National Scrapbooking Day (tomorrow) and of course Mother's Day. There are 20 plus wonderful blogs/facebook pages to visit during this hop.

I am hoping you made your way here from Ann at Creative Kuts, but if you just happened to stop in here I hope you will stop at all the fun stops (listed below) and join us the rest for the weekend as well. Maybe even pik up one of the following prizes (yummy blog candy anyone?)

GRAND PRIZE One winner will win all!!

Melissa from Kadoodle Bug Designs has donated 1 FREE pattern as part of our overall GRAND PRIZE. Melissa is also posting a sales special on her website for her patterns to anyone interested so please check it out! To be eligible to WIN please click LIKE on her KaDoodle Facebook page during the HOP.

Christy from Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings would love to give away a $10.00 gift coupon code to use on their website for the hop as part of the overall GRAND PRIZE!! Christy will email the winner the coupon code that will take off the $10.00 in their shopping cart. To be eligible to WIN please click LIKE on her Stinkin Cute PP Facebook Page during the HOP.

Ann from Creative Kuts would love to donate a $15 dollar Gift Certificate to the store To be eligible go to the Creative Kuts Facebook page and click LIKE during the hop.

Finally Corrine from Celebrating Ordinary Moments will offer one FREE printable Olivia Bear pattern as part of the overall GRAND PRIZE package.

See below for the blog candy I am offering this weekend (not part of the grand prize) and how you can win.

Here are the hop themes and events for the weekend:

Today: Spring Theme

Tomorrow: Crop Til' U Drop Event
All the blogs in the line-up will be scrapbooking in our 24 hour CROP til U DROP event. We will post new projects as we finish them before moving on to the next project, so keep checking back and see what we've made. We are inviting all of our FOLLOWERS to join in and crop along with us! PLEASE Post your completed projects on the Celebrating Ordinary Moments FACEBOOK page throughout the day and possibly WIN a prize!!

Sunday: Mother's Day Theme
Today's theme is Spring:
For my Spring Project I decided to go with a common project for me lately: Gift Bags! I have fallen in love with making personalized gift bags for people and I decided Spring was a great reason to make a gift bag to share with someone I love. This bag may make its way to my Mom on Sunday (if she is lucky) and I am willing to part with it. For me Spring is all about the flowers that pop out to be seen. I wanted this bag to look like a mini garden full of simple blooms.

I started with a simple brown bag. I like working with the paper bags instead of the glossy finished ones because if you have too much adhesive and it sticks out onto the bag it is easier to remove from the paper bags without the glossy finish.
I created a simple white picket fence using a cut from My World. I welded 3 of this cut together using my Gypsy, flipping the last one so it would look closed off at each end. The little scraps of grass were cut using Create A Critter. The stems for the flowers were made using a wavy trimmer from Creative Memories.
All the flowers are from Kate's ABCs. I cut the flower shape in various sizes and colors and stacked the layers making sure you could see all the colors. I rolled the edges up to add some pop. The gems were the final touch on each flower. The fence felt just a little lonely so I added the purple butterfly also from Kate's ABCs
I am not totally sure what I will be using this bag for (but my Mom would love it) so I created a simple place to add in a title or name. I made this little tag using Lacy Labels and had to add some gems as well.

I hope you liked my spring bag and I hope you will continue on with the hop and enjoy all the spring projects we have created for you. I know there is some blog candy along the way and I thought it would be fun to have some here as well. My blog candy for the weekend is.....
Up Up and Away 6" stack and embellishments
from Kaiser Craft
Want a chance to win this blog candy? All you have to do is leave me some love. I would love for you to become a follower of my blog, but in order to be entered in the random drawing for this blog candy just leave a comment on my blog hop posts this weekend and a way to contact you. (Only one comment per day will be counted so a total of up to 3 entries for the weekend). I will be selecting the random winner on Monday afternoon (United States shipping only, sorry).

Off  you go now to Susan ~
If you get lost or want to go to the start here is the whole line up: (update as of 10:35 5/6/11..sorry for the delay)
1. Corrine/HOST ~
2. Colleen ~
4. Lisa ~
5. Tracey ~
6. Jessica ~
7. Bella ~
9. Laura B ~ (THAT'S ME!!)
10. Susan ~
11. April~
12. Sharon L ~
13. Carol C ~
14. Nicolette S ~
15. Kacee McVic ~
16. Christy/STINKIN CUTE PP ~
17. Linda T ~
18. Shawnee ~
19. Deborah~
20. Melissa/KADOODLE BUG ~
21. Celebrating Ordinary Moments~


  1. very cute! I love altered items, not something im good at. Very cute!
    Thank-you for sharing..
    Debfoti ~

  2. Very nice.. I love seeing hand made items for gifts.. :)

  3. Your mom is very lucky to be the recipient of such a beautiful bag. She probably wouldn't even care if it were empty. It's a gift in itselft.
    Happy to be a new follower.

  4. So cute! And a great way to be green! :)

  5. That is very creative!! I need to go buy some bags and make some!! Corrine

  6. Cute little bag! love the colors and the flowers!' Im a new follower

  7. Very Cute, your mom will love it. Love hopping with you. Happy Scrappin :) Christy

  8. Love your gift bag. The picket fence is so cute. Thanks for the idea and for the chance at some candy.


  9. Cute project! Love the bright colors!
    I became a follower too!

  10. Very cute gift bag. I did a similar idea with the fence and flowers from SVG Cuts. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  11. i love to make gift bags! yours is so pretty! i really like the colors that you used. after seeing your pretty flowers i need that kate's ABC cart. looks great! ~bella~

  12. Terrific bag! I love altered things. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

  13. New follower and, YEA!!, you did not ask for me to go to FB (I can't). Your project is perfect for me, I just bought several of these bags.... great, wonderful!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  14. Very cute bag! I'm a new follower.

  15. my first blog hop... still figuring this all out... this is fun!!! love all the ideas people have...

  16. Happy Scrapbooking day!!! Good luck with your Daughters Birthday... Great job on the spring bag... Nice to see I have convinced my daughter to do blog hops... she is having fun... Thanks for the inspiration.. (blog)

  17. What a beautiful bag! I LOVE those flowers - and they are just perfect with the white fence. The tag works so well with this bag, too.
    Thanks so much for participating in the FCCB "Flower Shower" challenge!
    Small Bits of Paper

  18. Great bag!! Thanks for sharing it with us at FCCB this week!

  19. You photo reminds me spring is coming, the blossom flower must be fresh and colorful. I would like to buy some bunches for my mommy so as to celebrate the Mother's Day.

  20. What a very beautiful bag. I love the flowers. Super beautiful.

  21. How cute! I love your bag! I am so glad you joined in the fun with us at FCCB and hope you will join us again this week!


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