Thursday, April 21, 2011

Butterflies & Blogs Birthday Hop!!!!

Welcome to the Butterflies & Blogs Birthday Hop!! First I want to wish Laura a VERY Happy Birthday!!!!This is my very first time being in a blog hop. I am so excited to share my projects with you. A BIG thank you to Laura for letting me participate with so many talented women. If you just came across this hop and you want to start from the beginning then make sure you start HERE. You should have came from Corri's blog to mine. I hope that you will enjoy this HOP and get inspired in so many ways. Now on to my items to share. I made two different items for my hop. I made a altered notebook with Butterflies ( of course).
I used a legal size notepad I got from Staples and had them cut it in half. If your Staples has a copy center inside, just ask at the counter. They have a heavy duty cutter to take care of thick pads like these.Then I used butterfly themed paper to cover it.I used tulle to tie a mechanical pencil to the pad, and  I added a magnet on the back because I love mine on the fridge to put my grocery list in.

Next I made a paper bag album. Which I love to make. Here are a couple of pictures of the one that I made for the hop. I used three paper bags, folded them together, tied it with ribbon, and decorated. I used several Martha Stewart border punches, made some handmade flowers and lots of ribbon.

I hope that you will have fun on the hop and win some blog candy along the way. Oh, talking about blog candy..... I have some!!! Here is how you could win.
1. Become a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment under this hop post with a way for me to notify you if you win.
Winner will be choosen by on Sunday
Here is what you will win......

I have this cartridge myself and there are SO many cute images on here. You will love it. Good Luck. Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win.
Now on to your next blog....

and here is the line up just in case you get lost on the way.

Birthday ( starting point)
  10. Pam-
  11. Corri-
  12. ( YOU ARE HERE )
  13. Jennifer- (blogger down) so we are skipping to Bonnie
  14. (going here next)
  16. Jennifer
  23. Jessica B.-


phstennisfan said... [Reply to comment]

Wow what a great job on this album, I love the papers. Fantastic blog. Carol

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

oh wow your projects are fabulous.... Love them

Toni said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a new follower. Love your projects! TFS.

jessica said... [Reply to comment]

Great projects! I love the paperbag mini! I have seen more and more of these posted and need to give one a try! TFS and the chance to win!
your newest follower

v said... [Reply to comment]

Love the paper you used on your to do list notepad:) But your paper bag album is To-Die-For! Love love it!!!
~Vanessa W

Addicted Scrapper said... [Reply to comment]

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!!!

Sherrie K. said... [Reply to comment]

I am a new follower. I LOVE your projects. The paper bag album is simply adorable!!!! I would love it if you would stop by my blog and follow me too:) I am excited to see all your creations!!
Sherrie K

Laura said... [Reply to comment]

So super pretty! You went all out, lol! Thank you so much for joining in my birthday hop!


Cathie w said... [Reply to comment]

great butterfly project



Christy said... [Reply to comment]
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Christy said... [Reply to comment]

I just love your butterfly projects...i have joined as a follower....Thanks for sharing

Sarah Magill-Straisfeld said... [Reply to comment]

What creativity. Thanks for posting your projects.
I am your newest follower.

Jenn said... [Reply to comment]

You and me both! This was my first hop too. Beautiful projects - I absolutly love the album, TFS!
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

liz at liz's paper loft said... [Reply to comment]

what a creative idea and pretty too!
liz :o)

Heidi said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE your album! The papers, the colors, teh layout...everything! I even saved your pictures to my ideas file to "copy" later! It's right up my alley! I'm already a follower and it's great projects like this that make me one! TFS.

Jens Craft Corner said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations on your blog hop! Aren't they fun? Your project is absolutely beautiful! Job well done! I am so glad I found you on the hop! I am your newest follower! Can't wait to see more of your creations. Have a great day!

Donna said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I Love Love Love the mini album! I have never made a paper bag album, I am going to have to look for directions on you tube now! The papers you used are beautiful.

Carol said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful projects, I love the bright colors! TFS


Angie Kay said... [Reply to comment]

New follower love the mini album great job

Kathy's-Krafts said... [Reply to comment]

WHat a fabulous album....It is awesome

Tanya said... [Reply to comment]

Fantastic projects!! Love them both :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Janeen said... [Reply to comment]

Love your colorful projects, so cute! TFS! I'm a new follower! :)

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Paula,
I love your notepad (great idea cutting a legal pad in half!!!)
The color choices and paper flowers are phenomenal.
Happy to be a new follower.
P.S. My niece really wants me to win this cartridge to make her a b-day card. Luck be a lady tonight (or Sunday night>>>LOL)!!!!

sweetlilscrapper said... [Reply to comment]

now a follower.. love your work!!
thanks for the chance to win!
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot com

Frank-LEE Speaking... said... [Reply to comment]

Hello, I'm Felicia one of your new followers. What a Beautiful Bag Album. Do you have a video on this? I would love to learn how. Loving what I've seen so far. I'll be back. Smooches... and frankleecrafts[at]gmail[dot]com

Misty said... [Reply to comment]

Fantastic! thanks for the instructions!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Krista's Paper Cafe said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Paula,
Yea, nice to see you hosting in a blog hop!! A fun note pad and a delightful album!! You take such care and your colors are amazing, friend!
I love butterflies also. Have I told you that when I first started crafting I used a simple bfly punch with a K and reverse K as my copyright!
(You do not have to enter me.)

BunnyFreak said... [Reply to comment]

What did you use to cut the legal pad? Clever idea.
Contact info in blogger profile.

pruttybird said... [Reply to comment]

Great projects!!! I love that album :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Brenda said... [Reply to comment]

That's a great idea for a note pad, and I love your paperbag album!

Stephanie said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful projects!! Putting the magnet on back of the notebook is a great idea, perfect for hanging on the fridge! The paper bag album is adorable!! I have seen a couple of these and I think I'm going to have to try this myself! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

What absolutely beautiful projects! I just love the magnet note pad - so creative - and the paper bag album is just awesome. I love the colors you chose for both and all the little details. I'm a new follower...thanks so muchf or a chance to win :)

joydee1963 said... [Reply to comment]

I am a new follower!! great paper bag album and note pad!! I hope i win your blog candy,I love hello kitty, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Sharon said... [Reply to comment]

I'm your newest follower. Looking forward to seeing what you create. I love your paperbag albumn!!! It is just fantastic!!! Love the altered notepad. Now, how did you cut the legal pad in half? :)
anmeron at alabamabroadband dot net

Dee said... [Reply to comment]

I love your project, it is perfect. I am already a follower & TFS, Dee:)

Kathy's Kreative Spot said... [Reply to comment]

Love your notepad and album. I just discovered your blog and i am following it now.
Katsews at Gmail dot com

Karelj said... [Reply to comment]

What a fun set! the idea to cut a legal size notepad in half is genius! I'd have mine on the fridge, too! The paperbag album is so fun and colorful--I'm a big fan of more ribbon on everything! Happy Birthday to Laura! I'm so happy she turned 29 so we could all hop together! You can find me at ksjennings at and/or

shersl84bed said... [Reply to comment]

Paula this is amazing. I love the album you made, its so colorful and cheery. I want one! LOL

Smiles Sher

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said... [Reply to comment]

what did you use to cut the paper pad in half??? I love your projects - bright and fun. your 2nd project is so awesome!! need to come back and look at it a lil more in depth!

jennyplace2 said... [Reply to comment]

Oh Bonnie, both your projects turned out excellent as always. Love the paper bag album, I still need to try is on my list of things to do! TFS and for the chance to win the cartridge...I really would love to win so please pick me! LOL!

Victoria's Place said... [Reply to comment]

I love your projects. Such great ideas. I became a follower. Thanks for the chance!

Kaitlin said... [Reply to comment]

Love you album!! I'm a new follower:)!


jenni said... [Reply to comment]

Love, love, love the mini! Great way to use butterflies!

iluvkatie74 said... [Reply to comment]

Fantastic job. i love them both. how did you cut the pad? Thanks for the chance to win, I really would love this cartridge. :)

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Minta's Creations said... [Reply to comment]

Love, love,love the mini...and the note pad..Wow! amazing...

Thanks for the chance to win!

pat said... [Reply to comment]

Love your work! So very nice. TFS.

craftaholic said... [Reply to comment]

Hello and I am a very new Follower!! I am so glad I found your Sweet Blog!! Very Nice!! Your projects are Awesome!! And your Candy Rocks!!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Vanaleigh said... [Reply to comment]

Paula the album is pricless! I love your design and you are such an inspiration! Thank you for your creative ideas!


I am a follower as well :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I'm so proud of you Paula! You have created such beautiful stuff (as always!) I love butterflies! They are so beautiful and unique. I really like your half a legal pad trick. What a fun way to make your own grocery list pad. The paper is so pretty. Thanks for sharing everything!

Kimberly said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful card,,,the colors are so vibrant. Awesome layout as well. TFS!
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Debc06 said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Paula new follower here. Great projects love the colors you used on both. TFS
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Jenscrapstoo said... [Reply to comment]

These are just beautiful projects I just love the flower you made, and I love all things Butterflies!! Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely cartridge. Cheers jendewar at

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

You out did yourself! All of it is fabu. TFS

Jess B>

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

Fantastic job on your projects. Thanks for a chance to win. I would so love the cartridge.

Live Love and Scrap said... [Reply to comment]

You did a GREAT job on your first hop!!! LOVE both your projects...both are things I have wanted to try and never have. LOVE the bright and cherry colors and all the BUTTERFLIES!!!!


Crafty Diva said... [Reply to comment]

Your projects are great! I would like to make a paper bag album myself - now I think I will. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm a new follower.
j.berb at hotmail dot com

katschriber said... [Reply to comment]

very pretty papers. i would hate to cover them up.

Lisa R. said... [Reply to comment]

Love the legal pad idea. Super duper paper bag album! Love the detail ad embellishments! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Carla said... [Reply to comment]

Your projects are so cool. I LOVE your mini album, it's gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Brittney said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE LOVE the paper bag album. You done a GREAT job on it.

FMonty said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Great projects! Thanks for the ideas, truely appreciate it :)

nantastic said... [Reply to comment]

Love your notepad. Great idea to have a legal pad cut. Just adore paper bag minis and yours is just too cute.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

Libby Beach said... [Reply to comment]

I just LOVE these!!! :) So pretty! :) And I've got that same pad of paper, so I will definitely be scraplifting your altered notepad! :) I am so so happy to be hopping with you! :)
Libby from beachcreationsforyou :)

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lori said... [Reply to comment]

I love the covered note pad. Thanks for the chance to win.

A Scrap Above said... [Reply to comment]

Hey Paula
WOW.. I really love this idea! I would love to try making one of these, and I love your album, those are so much fun to make!
I am already a follower of your blog
ascrapabove at aol dot com

1jmass said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the tip about getting the pads cut.I cannot wait to make some of these list pads.

Patti B said... [Reply to comment]

Great projects. Lots of talent. Keep up the good work.

Stephie C said... [Reply to comment]

OMG that paperbag album is amazing sooo cute!
sunni08 at gmail dot com

stampinlara said... [Reply to comment]

the album is ADORABLE!!! love the colors, super cute!

stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Cyndi S said... [Reply to comment]

I love your shopping list note pad. It is a great idea. Your paper bag album is also wonderful. Love your colors that you used.
cstephenson at q dot com

Becky Dunham said... [Reply to comment]

Fabulous projects Paula! What an ingenius idea with the notebook :) i LOVE paper bag albums - i have made one and i am so hooked :) love the colors you used - so cute!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Lillian Child said... [Reply to comment]

Love your use of tulle! And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime soon and say hello!

Lisa's Creative Niche said... [Reply to comment]

i love the fridge list!!! I love putting mine on the fridge too and yours looks soooo pretty, great idea! I'm def. a new follower love your work!

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome projects!!! Just wonderful!!!
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

mitch1066 said... [Reply to comment]

Such bright spring colours ...wonderful!


Nadia's World said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome project!!


Nicole T.

Glitter Fantasies said... [Reply to comment]

Oh that journal is spectacular!! I love what you did TFS!

thekolbes said... [Reply to comment]

Your notebook is great, I never knew staples did that. I am all over getting there and getting some to make. Your paperbag album is darling. I am excited about the blog candy as I don't have this cart.
Thanks for the chance to get it. I am a new follower.
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Amy E said... [Reply to comment]

Wow!! BEAUTIFUL projects! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! I'm a follower now and can't wait to come back and see what you create next!!


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