Saturday, February 8, 2014

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Friendship Blog Hop

Hey, everyone!  Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons (PPPR) Friendship Blog Hop.  My fabulous DT and I have created Friendship themed projects using PPPR files.  I've also created some HUGE freebies for you, just for hopping along, and you have a chance to enter to win a $15 Gift Certificate to PPPR on top of that.  Plus, we're kicking off our next monthly challenge.  So, let's get to it!

You know, as a designer, I don't have as much time to play with paper as I used to.  But, when I do have an excuse to do some paper crafting, I just LOVE it.  So, I end up making a bit more than I intend to.  I had so many ideas of what I could make with a friendship theme, but I couldn't decide which one to choose.  So, I decided to make a little set of 5 smaller friendship-themed cards. Here they are:


I wanted all of these cards to tie together and look somewhat cohesive, so I used the same layout on each of the 4" square cards. I also tried to keep the patterns somewhat consistent by choosing stripes for the backgrounds and a solid-ish coordinating pattern for the circle. Then, I printed and cut the images, adding Peachy Keen Faces to some and just doodles with my white pen to others. The sentiments are all on similar banner shapes (even though the train card does deviate from this a bit...the sentiment didn't fit on the original banner I cut). I popped up all of the images with foam tape and then added 3 enamel dots to the upper left corner of each card. Here's a closer look at the cards:






And, here are some of the products I used to create my cards:



Our hop also kicks off our 9th monthly challenge.  Yippee!  The theme this month is ANYTHING GOES. WOO HOO!!!  Create anything using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files as the focus, and link it up for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to PPPR. YEP!  I said $20!!!!!  WOW! You can find out all of the details and link up your project by clicking the photo below OR by clicking HERE.

I also have some BIG OL' FREEBIES to share with you today.  These two sets will be available to download today, and today ONLY (Saturday, Feb. 8).  So, be sure to snatch 'em up now, before you have to pay for them. :)  Just click on each photo to go grab them in the store. You'll have to add them to your cart and go through the checkout process, but, don't worry...you won't have to enter any payment information. 

 

Okay, now how about some BLOG CANDY????


One lucky hopper will win a $15 Gift Certificate to PPPR!  Here's what you need to do for a chance to win a chance to go shopping for FREE:

1.  Be a follower of EVERY BLOG in our little hop.  There are just 9 of us (we have one member sitting out today), so that shouldn't be too hard.  You won't be sorry...I'm super lucky to have such talented ladies on my Design Team.

AND

2.  Leave a comment at EACH blog along the hop.  Be sure to let us know you are a follower and leave us your e-mail address.

That's all you have to do.  If you would like EXTRA entries, you can also do one or more of the following:

3.  Like the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Facebook Page.  Leave me a separate comment on this blog telling me you did.  Don't forget to leave your e-mail address.

4.  Sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter and leave a comment on this blog telling me you did.  You'll get a weekly e-mail telling you about new files, coupon codes/sales, and freebies. Don't forget to leave me the e-mail address you signed up with. :)

I will randomly choose a winner of the hop candy on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Your next stop on the hop is Leanne, the newest member of our Design Team.  Enjoy hopping!


73 comments:

  1. wow... i love your creations... each one so sweet and the train is very cool... who doesn't love trains...
    morentin1326 AT Aol DOT COM

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have liked your FB page for ever...
    morentin1326 AT Aol DOT COM

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am already an email subscriber... I love my PPPR emails... :)
    morentin1326 AT Aol DOT COM

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love your cards!!!! Beautiful work! I am a follower! clsteinbeck@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I liked your FB page . clsteinbeck@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am already a newsletter subscriber at clsteinbeck@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I liked your Facebook for over a month. Krista-olson@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Following your blog and pinterest. Krista-olson@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Getting your newsletter. Krista-olson@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very cute cards. I like the themes and sayings. Great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love all the cards you made! Adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  12. So super cute, Lisa. This set of cards is adorable. Thanks for the freebies as well.

    ReplyDelete
  13. what a fun little set of cards!!! my fav is the ice cream cone!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh my goodness, love them all Lisa...too cute!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow Lisa...your set of cards is just fabulous! Love the cohesiveness!!! And your combination of products is just perfect! :)

    cassandracauble at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Lisa I love your cards, they´re very cute, and thanks so much, I´m going to try some with my files.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh goodness, what a super fun little card set! Great colors and love the images and sentiments! Thank you so much for the fabulous freebies!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Liked you on FB!!!!!

    gaudet5 at bell dot net

    ReplyDelete
  19. Already receive your newletter! Love being in "the know"!!!

    gaudet5@bell.net

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love your cute little cards!!! I see some scraplifting happening this afternoon! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win! Off to hop along!!!!!

    gaudet5@bell.net

    ReplyDelete
  21. love the cards super cute freebies!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your cards are so bright and cheerful.....they would make anyone smile. Your designs are perfect for any age! Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh my gosh, what fun little cards. I am a follower of your blog. einersonsgirl@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Love your cards Lisa and thank you for the amazing cut files!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I "like" you on FB. Have for awhile.

    ReplyDelete
  26. These are each super cute and fantastic friendship cards ! I am a follower , and like the Facebook page ! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for the great hop !

    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns@gmail.com
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. These are so super ADORABLE Lisa!!! What fun cards and awesome files!!!!
    Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing what everyone else has created!
    Have a GREAT weekend!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I follow you by email!
    Fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Very cute cards. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love all the cards Lisa! It's hard to pick a favorite:)

    ReplyDelete
  31. With an ongoing family joke about ketchup...how can I not love that card!! Such a fun idea!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    2. Oh, btw, I hopped through...commented, followed all, liked your FB page, and I already receive the news letters. Such a fun hop...loved the friendship theme!! dawn_mercedes at yahoo dot com

      Delete
  32. I already follow on fb :) Christina

    ReplyDelete
  33. I also love your newsletter!! Christina

    ReplyDelete
  34. Great projects! This is my first blog hop in over a year
    Morethanfavors@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. Following everything ;)
    Morethanfavors@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. So cute-- absolutely love the ketchup bottle-- sooo cute!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Cute projects!! Follower - lfitzhenry11@gmail.com, also Liked on FB and signed up for newsletter.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Wonderful cards!!! I'm a follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great hop!!! Follower and commented on all. Thanks so much!

      Delete
  39. I signed up for your newsletter.
    annaldowdy at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Fan on facebook for a while now.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Wonderful job on your cards...they look so fun and have perfect sentiments. Great job! Thank You for the sweet freebies and the fun hop. I am a follower of your blog!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  42. I like Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons on facebook!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  43. I have signed up for the newsletter...Thanks!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  44. Your cards are all so cute! Perfectly done i love them
    Deb C

    ReplyDelete
  45. WOW, your set of cards are perfect. They are so cute. I love them all. They will be so nice to have on hand. Your files are ADORABLE!!! Thanks for the free files too! Hugs- Glora
    glorajean(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  46. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I like your FB page! Hugs- Glora
    glorajean(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  48. I have already signed up for and ENJOY your newsletter! Hugs- Glora
    glorajean(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  49. Follower of your blog! Love all the cards you made they are super cute!! New fan!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. forgot my email: stephanieann08@att.net

      Delete
  50. I have 'liked' your fb page for a while now! :)
    stephanieann08@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  51. signed up for your newsletter!
    stephanieann08@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  52. They are ALL adorable!! Sweet sentiments!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

    ReplyDelete
  53. I am a newsletter subscriber...Thanks!
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

    ReplyDelete
  54. I am a newsletter subscriber....love getting inspired by your great ideas.....plus your Facebook page, too, where I left a comment for you. Thanks for a great blog hop!

    ReplyDelete
  55. What a LOVELY Blog Hop! Became a Follower of each blog - but forgot to mention. Thanks for all the ADORABLE inspiration.

    Marlene
    Hearts0314@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. Couldn't remember if I already receive your newsletter, so I signed up again. :)

    ReplyDelete
  57. Ugh! Wish your hop would last through the weekend! ;(

    I even had it on my calendar, but I got busy with the kids yesterday and thought that I could hop today.

    Well, I missed out on your AMAZING freebies, but at least I got to see all of your WONDERFUL creations (love your designs and your team is pretty great!) and be inspired! ;)

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  58. Love all your fun cards and thanks for the freebies!!
    Kathy
    Salido99@msn.com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  59. I follow on facebook
    Kathy
    Salido99@msn.com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  60. I already receive your newsletter
    Kathy
    Salido99@msn.com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  61. Your cards are perfect for any friend.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your sweet comments! They really make my day! :D