Monday, December 19, 2011

bella blvd | birthday blog hop

 

Welcome to my little stop on Bella Blvd.'s surprise blog hop! It's the head Bella's birthday, and the design team got together and cooked up a treat for Stephanie- we've all made cards for her! If this is the first you're hearing of the hop, then you've landed in the middle (actually, toward the end) of it, and you might want to jump back to the Bella Blvd. blog and follow along to see everyone's cards.

I sometimes need a little help in the card design department (I'm getting there, but not quite arrived yet), so I borrowed heavily from Rahel Menig's posts here and here for my card.

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I just love how Rahel uses a series of tags as a card front, so I cut into some Spring Flings and Easter Things paper (Bella's mid-season release) to make some tags of my own, then finished it off with a Miniatures sentiment sticker and some baker's twine.

Even thought it's Stephanie's birthday, we have some gifts for a few of you lucky readers as well! We know how generous and giving Stephanie is, and we know she would never have a fun blog hop without a few giveaways up for grabs too. So we got permission from Robin, who works alongside Stephanie in the office, to pick TEN lucky winners who will each receive a Bella Blvd collection. All you need to do to be entered in the random drawings is to leave Stephanie your birthday wishes in the comment section. You have lots of opportunities to up your chances since you can leave a comment on each blog you visit as you go through the blog hop. There are 26 blogs, plus the Bella Blvd blog, for a total of 27 chances to get your name in the pot. We will randomly choose winners from 10 randomly choosen blogs and announce them on Friday!  

Laura Vegas, Bella's design team coordinator, is the next stop on the hop- head on over and check out what she's got in store for you!