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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Let's Get Sketchy Birthday Blog Hop Bash!

Welcome! Are you ready to PARTY?

Let’s Get Sketchy is turning ONE and to celebrate we are having a Birthday Bash Blog hop.  As you make your way along our hop to visit each of our DT blogs you will find lots of birthday inspired projects.   If you have arrived here from Lynn's blog welcome to the LGS blog hop!! If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to the Let's Get Sketchy site to start at the beginning and to start collecting your Birthday challenge words. These words should be in bold on each DT member’s pages.

It is Birthday Season in our house right now. Marley was 9 on Tuesday and she starts the birthday parade that culminates in my husband Greg's birthday on May 10th. Four birthdays in ten weeks can be exhausting! Especially when at least 3 of them require parties with all the trimmings!
My project was inspired by my daughter Marley's love of owls. She has been obsessed with owls for several years now and since we live close to O.W.L. (Orphaned WildLife Rehabilitation Society) she regularly raises money for them. Her birthday party is on Saturday and once again she has asked for donations to O.W.L. She also wanted a swimming party with an owl theme. Ummmm ... not sure owls can swim but, okay! We sent out invitations with both a life preserver ring AND an owl on them and I have been tearing my hair out trying to create these ...



I was inspired by several variations I saw on Pinterest - you can see my board here for all my inspiration pieces.

In typical ME fashion, I bit off a bit more than I could chew for this one. Marley's party is 48 hours away and I have exactly ONE of these bags finished. YIKES!!!! I apologize that I do not have more things to share with you today but ... well, life happened!

UPDATED 03/02: They're finished!! Check out my little brood!



Aren't they the cutest?! Okay, now back to your regularly scheduled programming ...




WAY back in November I took advantage of a Black Friday sale to pick up a Silhouette Cameo. Then my laptop died and my new Cameo languished, waiting for me to sort out my laptop so I could load the software and start playing. That finally happened this week ( along with a couple days of bad nausea - life, right?) and I started cutting out feathers. And more feathers. And then I realized I needed even MORE feathers! NOW do you see why I only have one finished? It's a great way to use up a ton of card stock though!!

I need to get this post scheduled as I have to work tonight but if you check back later over the weekend, I promise to update this post with pictures of all the bags and the other owl themed things I've got up my sleeves for this party. Until then, I'd love for YOU (hint, hint, hint!!) to tell me what your best birthday memory is. How old were you? What did you do that made the day so special? Did your parents ever throw you a big themed party? If so, what was the theme? I will pick a winner from my comments to win a little pack of goodies. I think I remember a stamp set and ribbon & brad set that could make some sweet celebratory cards! I'll get a picture uploaded tomorrow for you!

Also, Let's Get Sketchy is having a Birthday Bash Challenge. Create any birthday inspired project from examples you see on any of the DT pages on this hop and upload it to the LGS blog.  If the project you pick is a layout then do a lift of that page, If it’s a different project - like my goody bags - then do that project.  You can pick from ANY DT member’s blog project for the hop. 

Don't forget to collect your clue words as YOU (hint, hint, hint!) hop along. Once you have gathered all the words they will form a quote related to our Birthday. Tell us that quote by emailing us and get your name in the pot for an extra drawing. The winner of the hop will be randomly selected and will win a nice bag of scrap goodies from Lets Get Sketchy.  As always there are rules for playing!

Here are the rules for playing and winning:
1. You MUST be a follower of each LGS team members blog and leave a comment on each blog and;
2. You MUST also be a follower of the LGS blog.

Please make sure you visit the entire team today as some members are hosting additional blog challenges during the hop and offering their own extra goodies for you so the more you play the more chances you win!

All blog hop entries are due by midnight, March 8th, 2013. CST.   
Now hop on over to (Melinda's) blog to see what she has in store for you!
Here is the lineup in case you get lost!

Line up:
Brenshevia
Debbie
Stacia
Laurie
Carla
Michelle
Lynn
Alison --- YOU ARE HERE ---
Melinda
Tracy
Sherri
Marit
Lanette
Bev
Stephanie
Stacey
LGS

27 comments:

  1. Very cute OWL! Since you asked, my favorite birthday memory as a child was a simple sleepover. Since I am one of 8, things were kept very simple - no themes. It was special none the less.

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  2. Those are going to be cute bags when you're done! I love owls too!! Good luck with all those feathers though!

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  3. So fun and creative! Love the owl!

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  4. I absolutely love your owl, so cute

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  5. OMG that is so cool.. amazing and fun project

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  6. wow what a fun project, I love this!

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  7. That is too stinking cute! Love it! What a great project, especially for the kids to try to create! Awesome job!

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  8. Good luck with your birthday celebrations! Your owl is amazing!!!! I love the papers you used for the feathers (thank goodness for digital die cutting machines - but they don't do it all and I KNOW how much work this one bag took. What a priceless gift for your guests!!!) I have a daughter who loves owls, too, and blue! I'm going to need to share this with her! Thanks so much for taking the time to show me and inspire me! I'll be sure to check back when you have the other owly goodness posted!

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  9. No need to enter me into the rak drawing, just wanted to pop by and leave some love. That project is super adorable, but entirely too intricate for this girl, lol. Have a great weekend Alison!

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  10. I LOVE your owl! So cute!! I may just have to make one of those! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. this is an awesome hop! my favorite birthday memory is from when we lived in Bermuda and we had a mexican themed party! I was in 3rd grade! Happy birthday LGS!

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  12. OMGosh! This is just adorable! I LOVE owls - and this is just too darn cute! :-D

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  13. Super Cute.. wow I can't believe your making more than one..it's fabulous!!!

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  14. Oh My Goodness this is the cutest thing! I really love the colors you used for the feathers!

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  15. Wow what an adorable project alison..so cute!

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  16. Your owl looks amazing. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I'm a new follower.

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  17. Your owl brought a huge smile to my face! :)

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  18. So super cute and over the top fun!!

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  19. WOW! This is super cute! I love owls too. Nice work Alison

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  20. This is SOOOOO adorable!!!! What a fabulous job making this :-)
    I'd have to say my fav birthday memory is when I turned 13. I absolutely HAD to have a limo. My mother rented me and my friends a limo for the day an can you guess where we went in our limo?!?!? Busch Gardens!!!! An Amusement Park here in Florida. When we left for the day we were all soaking WET and back in the limo!!! Hahaha!!!! Awesome :-)
    Thanks for the opportunity!!!! Have a great day :-)

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  21. Darling project! So much creativity shared in your cute little owl!

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  22. wow this owl is just so cute. love it. :)

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  23. Oh my! You have so much dedication - what a fabulous idea for your daughter, they turned out wonderfully!!!

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  24. Those are cool! But yeah, I could see that taking forever. Hope the party went well though!

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