Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Keira's Double Digit Crafting Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Welcome To Keira’s Double-Digit Birthday Crafting Bash! 
*Please note this is a two-day hop. We are currently working out a few Blogger goblins on a couple of posts, but check back!  If you lose your place, please just start back here.  Day Two will be posted tonight for your viewing pleasure tomorrow (some are live, please leave comments if you wish-but comments made thru Saturday 12 midnight EST are eligible for prizes)*  (Please also scroll down if you don't see the blog post for this hop at the top.  We have MANY talented Designers, Design Team Members and professional artists in our hop today, and we may make many postings a day!)
Oh, the dilemma of it all, what to get a talented gal such as Keira who is going to be 10 for her birthday!!!!! I know what, let's have a blog hop for her .....
Keira has sooo many talents and likes such as:
she will be going in the 5th grade, loves dogs and cats, loves to garden, is a competitive gymnast, but more importantly, she is the best crafting partner I could ever have!  At 9, she can use a cricut independently, and with SCAL and CCR. She likes to paper piece and scrapbook and loves making cards for everyone~and everything!!!!  Hallmark may not have a card for “Sorry my Golden Retriever ate your shoe at my sleepover” but Keira sure does!  Keira crafts along side me, working on her own projects, and with helping me with mine.  She even helps me "noodle" out those "now what else does this need?"  Now, bear in mind that Keira is not a "kid" crafter so to speak but her skills go way beyond pipe cleaners and pom poms!
We have a talented group of crafters to help Keira celebrate her birthday and know she will be hopping along as part of her "surprise" .....
Our complete line-up is:
Day 1
Day 2
If you're just visiting me today, I'm thrilled but wouldn't want you to miss a single birthday wish to this special 10 year old!!!! The hop begins with Lisa. If you have arrived from then you are most definitely following the cake crumbs and the birthday banners and streamers!!!
For my card for Keira, I felt I owed it to her to, for once, do what I always tell her to do…step out of her comfort zone.  I do muted, vintage, floral styles.  I don’t do cute, I don’t do colorful.  So, I knew I must do cute and colorful.  I found the perfect digi stamp to use, courtesy of Scrapbook Stamp Society.  She was colored, cut and laminated.  I found a “groovy” font and typed my sentiment and added a color gradient.  I sprayed with shimmer mist.  I adhered the girl and sentiment to the card I had prepared with 3-d squares.  I prepared the card as a 6”x6” card base with a glittery peace sign print layered.  This pattern came to me courtesy of an RAK, but fit perfectly.  I added coordinating ribbon.  I hope Keira likes my card for her birthday bash, and appreciates my attempt to step out of the box.  Your comfort zone is where you are, adventure is where you are not.  Go there.
Time to cut the cake…..WAIT….this is a blog hop party, there’s no cake….there’s CANDY!  We have some awesome sponsors for this blog hop who are offering some great prizes!
  • We have as an awesome sponsor Scrapping with Lisa Designs (!  Lisa Peters has donated $20 worth of her original files as a prize for another lucky winner!  To be eligible for this prize, please follow and comment on each blog in our hop and also follow Scrapping with Lisa Designs Design Team blog page at, and “Like” the Scrapping with Lisa’s Designs Fan Page so you get updates and inspiration for Lisa’s great files.
  • Our next fantastical Sponsor is Kristy with Scraptastical Kreations.  Kristy has donated a $15 gift certificate to her online store at  To be eligible for this prize drawing, please like Scraptasitical Kreations’ Fan Page on Facebook, and become a follower of her blog at and comment on each blog posting in our hop.
  • The amazingly talented Daisy Collins of “I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose” has donated a $10 gift certificate to her store ( and a copy of “I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose” sketches from the month of July!  In addition to leaving blog love for all of our participants and following their blogs, please follow for updates and inspiration for Daisy’s sketches and visit and like her fan page at
  • The creatively diverse Christine Jones of Custom Creative Expressions ( will be creating a personalized tumbler for another lucky winner!  Perfect for a gift, or those crafting happy hours!   To qualify for this great prize, please leave comments and follow our participating bloggers!
  • After a long afternoon of crafting, deadline rushes for orders and posts, what would be better than a prize package from SimplySilverton-a soap and paperworks company?  This prize pack will include 2-4oz. handmade luxury soap, a 5 oz. body souffle’, 8 oz of scented massage oil, and a pound of bath salt soak.  To be eligible, please show your blog love to our participants by leaving comments and following their blogs, and also visiting and liking their page at

  • Our Blog Hostess, Lisa Woodward would like to say “Thank You” for celebrating this wonderful event with us!.  She is offering one lucky winner a $50 prize pack of crafting supplies, embellishments, goodies and bling.  In order to be eligible for this prize, please follow and comment on each blog post in our hop. 
 (All winners will be chosen from eligible entries at random.  I will post the winners NLT Sunday, July 22nd, 12 midnight, EST.  All entries through Saturday at midnight will be considered eligible.)
Well, we hope you enjoyed the birthday wishes we have prepared and now that you won't want to miss Kimberly ~ as she too wishes Keira a wonderful double digit birthday!!! You can just imagine how thrilled she is as she is grinning "ear-to-ear" with all of her birthday wishes!
If you too would like to send a special card or crafting wish the address to mail to is:
Keira Woodward
3448 Valley Creek Drive
Tallahassee, FL  32312
Thanks for joining us! 
Happy Crafting,


  1. Oh my word Lisa... that's just too darn cute!!! Love it and hope she has a great day!!

  2. LOVE the "GROOVY" birhday card!!

  3. "Cool" card!! It is so awesome that Keira crafts with you...I too have a daughter that crafted with me when she was younger and hopefully again when she gets through with college (enjoy the time you have now because it passes so fast!) Love the card and thanks for stepping out of your comfort zone...inspiration for us all!!

  4. Just love the card you made. You stepped out of your comfort zone and created an awesome card! Love that digi and your letters too!

    1. Thanks to my truly AWESOME SIL, Kimberly, for helping me with the letters!!!!!

  5. Cute card! She will love it. I love the colors you used. great sentiment. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  6. Lisa that is adorable! I love all the colors and the girl is perfect!

  7. Your card is so groovy, I just love it and it brings back memories for me. Oops just dated myself. IT is really cute and I bet your daughter just loved it. Happy Birthday Kiera, hope it is a great one!!! TFS.

  8. Very cute card. :) Happy Birthday Keira!

  9. Great to see you came out of your comfort zone and you did GREAT when you did! I love your card and I am sure Keira will too!

  10. How absolutely amazing. Sew glad you stepped out of your comfort zone and you did groovy!!!! Pleasure as always to be hopping and part of your blog hop - thank you my dear friend!!!!!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Her Craftiness

  11. What a Groovy Card!!! Love the image and the colors!! It is always fun jumping out of the box every now and then!!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  12. Love that card!
    It is awesome!

  13. this is adorable Lisa!!
    thank you for letting me be part of this special hop!!