Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Birthday Bash Day 1 – Blog Hop and Scavenger Hunt

Hello and welcome to the i {heart} papers 2nd Birthday Bash blog hop and scavenger hunt! I am the first stop on the hop so if you’re just starting (or if you’re lost!) then you’re in the right place! Be sure to go through them all. There are scavenger hunt details below. You don't want to miss a thing so I know it’s a lot to read but it’s worth it!

Today we’re celebrating two great years of IHP and are delighted to have some fabulous guest designers playing along with our talented design team members to bring some birthday paper-crafting inspiration your way! Our design team and guests are revealing their creations for this month's design team challenge--to design the "Perfect Pair"--a birthday card and coordinating gift, tag or other presentation item.

We would love if you would join us in making a Perfect Pair of your own (upload to your blog or an online gallery with the keyword IHPBB10). Be sure to post your link on THIS POST so we can see your project and enter your name in our challenge prize drawings.

In addition to today's design team challenge, we've got some fun celebrating in store for tomorrow and Thursday! Don't worry - you won't have to hop every day! I will be hosting a sketch challenge tomorrow here, and Deb has another challenge for you on Thursday.

Winners for each day will be randomly drawn from each day's challenge entries, and everyone who plays along, either with the challenges and/or the scavenger hunt (more on that below) will be eligible for the grand prize drawing that will close the festivities on Friday.

Submitting your challenge projects is not the only way to win!

Tucked into the text of today's blog posts we've provided clues to an easy scavenger hunt (most have to do with our favorite products and tools or hobbies and interests we have) that we invite you to play as you hop. When you find the answer, click the link to visit the store and collect "evidence" that is listed on that particular product’s page and email your complete list, in blog hop order, to Kate when you're finished. You can take your time and stretch the hop over the three days of our Birthday Bash celebration...it's not a race, but like any other sale, the earlier you shop, the better the selection! Deadline to submit your scavenger hunt entry is Friday morning, 3AM EST.

By participating in the scavenger hunt you'll receive an exclusive, one time use 20% off coupon code to use when you shop at i {heart} papers. (This will be emailed to you after the Bash when entries are checked.) You will also be entered for your chance to win the grand prize $50 gift certificate drawing on Friday.

ALL orders placed during the Bash (Oct 19-21) will receive a free goodie bag of surprise merchandise. The more you spend, the bigger your goodie bag!

Also, there will be random drawings for additional prizes from our PaperCraft Planet group members, our mailing list (sign up on the right side of the homepage) and our fans on Facebook. If you are on all three, then you’ve got triple the chances to win!

Here is my Perfect Pair. I made a card, coordinating gift tag and the coordinating bow for the package. I used Chicken Girl Design Silly Monsters (hint, hint), colored with Copics and Hippy Girl paper from Kaiser. All images were stamped in Palette inks and then I finished them off with some burgundy faux suede ribbon.

Your next stop on the hop is Carolyn. If you get lost along the way you can stop back here and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for a sketch challenge!

Master Blog Hop List, in case you get lost:

  1. Kate
  2. Carolyn
  3. Cathleen
  4. Charlene
  5. Deb
  6. Geny
  7. Gretchen
  8. Jennifer
  9. Joan
  10. Judy
  11. Julie
  12. Kazan
  13. Kendra
  14. Kimber
  15. Kimberly
  16. Latisha
  17. Laura
  18. Loretta
  19. Lori
  20. Lynn
  21. Megan
  22. Michele
  23. Rebecca
  24. Tammy
  25. Tracy


Martha said...

I have set up a blog and I have linked it to you. Can't wait to start.
Martha ~aka~ msricksha

Judy Rozema said...

Adorable projects, Kate! Love that Silly Monsters set!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

These are delightful, Kate. Look at that beautiful bow on your package and how adorable is that card and matching tag!

Happy Birthday IHP!!!...and Congrats to YOU!

Laura Pryor said...

Oh Wow! I LOVE YOUR BOW! I must have those papers! Great set!

Kelly Massman said...

Really cute projects!

Megan said...

Dang, that's cute!! Lovvvvvveeee that big ole bow. CUTENESS and a half!

Gretchen said...

Oh how cute are those little monsters!! I love that big bow too- going to give that a try!

Loretta said...

Very cute set, Kate!!! Where did you find that bow?!!! It's perfect.

Ruby Taylor said...

I have linked my blog to your site. Thanks!

Cathleen said...

This these are so cute Kate, love the fun silly monsters! I can't believe it has been two years already!

Purple Princess said...

Adorable card and tag!

Erika said...

The card and tag are so cute! Love them.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Great projects Kate! Love that silly monster!
This will be fun,can't wait to see what the sketch challenge will be!
Happy Birthday and Congratulations!
This is something to be proud of in this economy.
May you receive many Blessings for continued success!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Super cute projects, love the big bow you created! Thanks for inviting me to be a part of the celebration!

Denise said...

What a darling card! Love the paper you choose for it :)

Barb's Boys said...

Very cute, love the colors.

Kathy H said...

congrats...Happy Birthday!

whoistracy said...

Kate, not only are you a wonderful business woman- succeeding where so many online stores have failed; but you've become a great friend, too. Thank you for taking me along on this ride with you! Happy 2nd birthday to IHP!!!

Lori said...

Just adorable, Kate! Congratulations on two successful years for IHP!

silvia said...

LOVE the card and tag!!

Jnett's Place said...

Here's my perfect pair IHPBB10 http://jnettsplace.blogspot.com/2010/10/gift-challenge.html
Hope I'm doing this right.

Deb said...

So adorable Kate! I love these monsters, and that bow is really something!

Happy birthday ihp! Love being on your design team! {{big group hug}}!

Wendy said...

Super cute little monsters!

Purple Princess said...

I finished all three challenges tonight!! :)