If you've just come from Paper Crafts by Candace's page
you're on the right path, if not, go to
Kimi and Pamela at http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
so you can start from the top and don't miss any of the great ideas today.
I'm so excited, and nervous so be nice. HA, just kidding.... This is the first hop I've participated in. Enjoy.
Happy Birthday to Love Bug Creations, this is her birthday themed hop and I hope you'll enjoy all the neat ideas that we're sharing today.
Not only is it her birthday but also my grandfathers. Tomorrow we'll be celebrating his 80th birthday. I volunteered to make the invitations since I live out of state. Now keep in mind, I volunteered to make these thinking... How many people can grandpa know?
My goodness, let me tell you, I had invitations coming out of my ears. I sent out more invitations for his party then I did for my wedding last summer. In all, I mailed 63 invitations out and there are 141 people total that have been invited. Man, he's quite the popular guy.
I did not have enough of the same paper to make them all the same so I ended up with 11 different versions, they're all similar but have a bit of a difference.
Anyways, enough of the details, here's some of the invites I made:
This one I really liked the background paper on, thelight blue paper is glittery so it really added a nice touch to them.
This was my first project I got to use my design studio on, I used it to weld the word celebrate together, I outlined celebrate with a light blue gel pen and added the dashes around the backdrop to it so it looked like stitching. I won't bore you with the inside, it's just the details of the party, no cutsie stuff.
I did feel a little brave too and decided to make my first banner. I went a little overboard, it's enormous. Each star is 10" and there are 10 of them. The first picture is a litte small of course, it's strung across the wall of the room I'm transforming into my craft room.
Each of the letters, I added the dashes to with the same light blue gel pen to give it more demension. I'm happy with how it turned out. The letters are from Ashlyn's Alphabets, I'm pretty happy with how it's all come together.
One more thing, this is my gift to my grandpa. I asked everyone invited to send me pictures and reasons why they love him or memories they've shared with him. I've compiled a 300 page photo album that has the pictures from his life - childhood to current, each page includes at least one reason why we love him or a great memory that someone in his family has had.
I hope you enjoyed looking at this as much as I enjoyed making them. Thanks for hopping by.
1- Kimi and Pamela http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
3- Tanya http://scrappinkymomma.blogspot.com/
4- Michelle http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com/
6- Sarah http://www.pinkcricut.com/
7 - Candace http://papercraftsbycandace.blogspot.com/
8- Sarah (that's me) http://creatingmyfavoritememories.blogspot.com/
9 - Kim (your next stop) http://rickettscricuts.blogspot.com/
11- Zeni http://www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com/
14- Gaby http://www.gabycreates.com/
15- Karen http://osebastian.blogspot.com/
16- Paula http://www.owlbescrappin.com/
17- Martha http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
18- Dianne http://diannesscrappycreations.blogspot.com/
19- Kimmarie http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com/
20- Victoria http://victoriascraftycreations.blogspot.com/
21- Sonia http://www.scraps4fun.com/
23- Jennifer http://kozfam5.blogspot.com/
24- Nicole http://www.creationsbymommy.com/
25- Amy http://amydesigns.blogspot.com/
26- Stacey http://creatingacraftylife.blogspot.com/
27- Becky http://beckscricards.blogspot.com/
28- Alina http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
29- Haidee http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
Thank you so very much for stopping by - Have a great day!