Monday, October 19, 2009

Birthday Bash – Day One (IHPBB1)


Welcome to the first of this week’s i {heart} papers Birthday Bash (IHPBB) challenges! We’re looking forward to seeing all of your creations, and we’re very happy to have you celebrating with us!

Here are the hosts for each day. Be sure to check their blogs on their scheduled day to find out that day’s challenge. You can also check the main IHP Birthday Bash page at the store. It will be updated daily.

The hosts for the week are:

TODAY Day 1 (10/19): Kate (owner), Sarah Anderson, and Dee Jackson
Day 2 (10/20): Deb/Latisha Yoast
Day 3 (10/21): Gretchen/Lesa Smaligo and Lynn/Asela Hopkins
Day 4 (10/22): Cathleen/Kerri Michaud and Carolyn/Maria Fiscella
Day 5 (10/23): Megan/Chris Veneruso and Kendra/Debbie Fisher
Day 6 (10/24): Tracy/Heidi Van Laar and Amber/Kerry Davis
Day 7 (10/25): Sunday, day of rest (finish up your challenges!)
Day 8 (10/26): PARTY! GRAND PRIZE (winners are announced)

What’s the first thing you do when you’re planning a Birthday Bash? Before you can choose invitations, decorations, etc., you must decide upon a color scheme, so our first IHPBB challenge has to do with color.

Our challenge for you today is to make a card (scrapbook page, 3-D item, etc.) using the colors of our IHP logo: celery, light blue, rose and black (colors in any brand). Remember, everything this week has to do with birthday be sure your creation is birthday related!

ihpbb1 Here is my card. It is a 4-1/4” square card and I used Nesties Labels One to make the white and the four “squares.” I cut out the little party hats from Make A Wish and popped them up. I stamped the greeting from Chelsea Sentiments in Palette Noir and then make little sparkly dots with my Baby Blue Stickles. That’s it! Clean and simple! Do you like it? Do you want to play along?? I sure hope you do!

Before you begin, PLEASE take a few minutes to review the challenge guidelines! You’ll want to follow these rules to maximize your points and qualify for the opportunity to WIN the prize for today’s challenge and the Grand Prize, all announced on the last day of our festivities!

To qualify for the prize of the day, all you have to do is upload your challenge card/project to Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) and/or Paper Craft Planet (PCP) with the appropriate tag so we can find it. Today’s challenge tag is IHPBB1. The daily challenge winners will be randomly selected at the end of the week.

Today's prize package includes:

1 yard of 1-1/2" Silk Celery, atyou Spica Glitter pens in black, pink and baby blue, 1 yard of ¼” Glimmer Ribbon Black and a 12x12 Urban Prairie Collection pack!

To qualify for the Grand Prize of being IHP Guest Designer for the month of November, here’s how it will work: Every challenge card/project you enter will earn you points (see below), and one with the most accumulated for the week the Grand Prize winner. So the more challenges you enter, more points you earn — and the better your chances of winning the Grand Prize (and the bigger the value of your Guest Designer box will be)!

You will have until October 25th to post your work, and you can enter as many challenges as you like, but you CANNOT combine challenges in one project. All winners, including the Grand Prize winner, will be announced at the Birthday Bash on October 26th.

Birthday Bash Points

For each project:

  • 5 points for each challenge card/project you make, upload and tag to SCS
  • 5 points for each challenge card/project you make, upload and tag to PCP
  • 2 points for uploading to your blog and linking at least one IHP item used to the IHP website

One time points:

  • 2 points for signing up to receive our newsletter*
  • 2 points for joining our PCP group*
  • 2 points for becoming our fan on Facebook*
  • 10 points if you participate in all 6 IHP Birthday Bash challenges

*When you sign up, or if you are already signed up, a comment on the IHP blog Birthday Bash week so your points can be credited.

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!


Sharon said...

Happy Birthday to you & your company!! How exciting! I think I found you last November :-)
I am a member of the PCP group, I get the newsletter, and I'm a Facebook fan. All were done before any mention of extra "points" ;-)

Cathleen said...

Yippie! One year old, how exciting!

Your card is awesome!

Deb said...

Kate, your card is soooo cute! Love it!

So happy to have been with ihp since the beginning! i {heart} ihp! Happy Birthday!

Dee Jackson said...

How exciting Kate!! Happy Birthday!! Your card is so cute! I love the layout using the IHP colors:)

glitter girl said...

Love your card, Kate! Thanks for the goodies and inviting me to play along! ;-)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic birthday card Kate...perfect for the week...Congratulations on this momentous occasion!

Jennifer Scull said...

happy birthday!!! how exciting!! I'll get going on my project!! I am already a follower on PCP and a newsletter subscriber, but don't have Facebook - sorry! :)

Purple Princess said...

Happy Birthday!! I have been a member on the PCP group for a while. I am now a fan on facebook and I signed up for the newsletter. I can't wait to get started on the challenges this week!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday Kate!
Boy this year went fast!!

I think I am going to take a deep breath and just jump...and try to take on this challenge!
I need a BD card anyway...LOL

I am a member on PCP, already get the newsletter and follow you on facebook...was that everything!? :)

Chris said...

Happy Birthday! I just posted a card on my blog and now I gotta go post it on Splitcoast and Paper Planet.

okcapitolgirl said...

Kate - This is such a cute card! I'm so looking forward to playing along! Thanks for the opportunity to be Gretchen's guest!

Purple Princess said...

I finished the Day One card! I blogged about it here:

I added it to SCS here:

I added it to PCP here: