Monday, August 8, 2011

Hello Kitty Birthday Blog Hop

Aloha and welcome to our Hello Kitty Birthday Blog Hop!  It's Cely's birthday at Hawaii Paper Party and we're all celebrating by making Hello Kitty or birthday themed projects!  You should have arrived from Kelly at Possibilities in Pink blog, but if you've stumbled on this blog hop, please go back to Cely's blog at Hawaii Paper Party so you don't miss out on all the fun! 

We are huge Hello Kitty fans in my house!  With 3 girls, how couldn't we be!  The Hello Kitty carts are the ONLY cartridges I've ever paid full price for.  I couldn't wait and bought them the second I saw them on the store shelf!  I am drawn to anyone who uses the fabulous Hello Kitty Cartridges so naturally, the day I stumbled across Cely's Blog, I knew we would be great bloggy friends! 

I have two projects to show you today.  My first project is just a very simple Hello Kitty layout for your inspiration!  The second project is Cely's Birthday card so no peeking at that one Cely ; ) 
The title is cut from Hello Kitty Fonts and the HK's are from Hello Kitty Greetings.  These pictures were taken over the course of a day while the girls were on a wild Hello Kitty Adventure.  They had a snow day (even though a snowflake hadn't fallen yet that morning) but by afternoon they were building snowkitties!  Unfortunately, their Jeep doesn't have 4 wheel drive..hehe! 

Here is the close-up of HK and her narration of events!  I love how easily the Hello Kitty characters go together with this cart!

I couldn't resist a huge HK head on this LO.  You can't see it that well in the pics, but it matches Oldest E's hat perfectly!

Close up of the title and my doodling on the border.   I used my Gypsy to weld the shadow letters together for the title then faux stitched it.  All the paper on this is Stampin' Up!

Now, for Cely's Birthday Card.  What is a Birthday Blog Hop without a card for the Birthday Girl!!  I wish I had gotten this in the mail before I left for vacation but I never made it to the Post Office.  It will be a little late so close your eyes Cely!  I hope she likes it!

This Hello Kitty is one of my favs!  She makes such a cute butterfly!  She is cut from the HK Fonts cartridge out of Stampin' Up! paper.  The background paper is My Minds Eye which I found for an awesome price at Shop Pumpkin Spice!

The "Celebrate" sentiment is from a WRMK stamp set called Maple Grove.  The "Happy Birthday" stamp and Pink Sorbet Baker's Twine are from My Craft Spot!
Speaking of My Craft Spot, who wants some Blog Candy!  I am giving away a special set of Hand Dyed Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot!  Honestly, the first time I saw this Pajama Party Set, I immediately knew it was meant for Hello Kitty!!  I don't know what it is, but the colors Black, White, and Pink scream HELLO KITTY to me!
To be eligible for my blog candy you must leave me a comment telling me what you love most about Hello Kitty!  My only requirement is that you must stop back on Friday August 12 to see if you won!

Be sure to visit all of the blogs in the hop to be eligible for the Grand Prize!  All you have to do is be a follower of all of the talented ladies in the hop, leave each of us a comment, and go back to Cely's blog to link up with InLinkz and Mr. Blue Frogger!  Below is the line-up in case you get lost along the way! 

OK, I've taken enough of your time today!  Thanks for stopping by and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to CELY!!!  I hope your day is as fabulous as you are!! 

You're next stop is Diana at DL. Art

Blog Hop Line-up in case you get lost along the way!
Cely at Hawaii Paper Party 
Amber at My 3E Scrapbooking  (YOU ARE HERE)
Diana at DL. Art (NEXT STOP)
Lori at Reflections from Granny
Cely at Hawaii Paper Party to Link Up

Hawaii Paper Party Blog Hop


Dr Sonia S V said...

Hi Amber you really do love the Hello Kitty dont you! I think it is sweet and simple too and appeals to all age groups

HappyPlaceJen said...

Adorable projects, Amber, as always! I love Hello Kitty!! Mostly I love her now because of the fond memories it brings back to me as a kid. There was a display set up at our local dept store, so when my mom would DRAG me shopping, she'd drop me off at the Hello Kitty display and I'd be mesmerized for quite a while. I'm sure I conned my Mom into an adorable item here or there. I remember having lots of little tiny notebooks and note pads. I had a paper obsession even back then-LOL! Have a great week! :) ~Jen

Marie said...

Man Oh Man! I have ALWAYS loved Hello Kitty since I was a baby and it has carried on til this day! I buy anything Hello Kitty related that I see. I remember when I first saw the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge, I was so tempted to buy a Cricut just so I can buy the cartridge!! Hehe! And til this day, whenever I have a friend or family member see something Hello Kitty! They automatically get it for me!! I told my husband he's lucky we had a baby boy, or else he would be pushing around a hello kitty stroller!!!

Anyways! I absolutely love your LO and totally adore your Card!!

Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Kate said...

Adorable LO and Love the Card. I love Hello Kitty. Went to Chinatown in SF and got my DD some Hello Kitty hair pins.


Pink Crafter said...

Amber your projects are great! I think Cely will love your card. (Don't feel bad, my gift and card to her will be late also.) I think the best part about Hello Kitty is that fact you can't look at her and not smile, it's just not possible!

Jovan said...

I love Hello Kitty and this is just the cutest! Your layout and card are ADORABLE!

Cely said...

Ahhh! I tried not to peek but I saw a quick glimpse of HK and I think some glitter? LOL!

But your LO is super super cute! And I love the 80's vibe of the teal/pink! LOVE IT!

Pendra said...

Wow... great job on your cards! Hello Kitty just makes me happy, the memories it stirs, love her button nose and she always has a pink bow, or pink flower... it changes to fit her situation. Thanks for the hop, and I am your follower!

jo said...

Love all the HK! Your layout is fabulous and the card - WOW!

I'm already you're follower! And a friend too! :)


Dena said...

What great projects, Amber! The Hello Kitty carts are so FUN, and you did such a great job on both of these! I'm sure Cely is going to love the pretty card you made for her. Lucky gal! :) Love the doodling you did on the layout also. I love doodling on projects, too! The crinkle ribbon is absolutely fab! Gotta love that color combo. What I love most about HK is that sense of girliness about her if that makes sense! I love the HK colors and also the sense of nostalgia since I've been a HK fan since I was a little girl. Thanks for the opportunity to win, Amber! =)

Anonymous said...

Your layout is fantastic, I just love this cartridge, hard to find near me locally, but I can see why you paid full price. Your girls are adorable. Hugs, Lori m

Tracey said...

WOW...Your layout and card look fabulous! You have given me the inspiration to dust mine off and use it!

Kathy's-Krafts said...

The LO is great...and the card...well that is just fabulous. I love the wings on Hello Kitty!!

Maribel said...

I've been trying so hard to cut down on my Hello Kitty obsession...but it's impossible with all this cuteness all around! I LOVE this layout and the card...OMG I love it:)

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh Amber!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! :)I am a HUGE Hello Kitty fan!! My whole craftroom is decorated in Hello Kitty stuff! I Love everything about her cuteness! My bday is this months and I told my hubby I wanted two things: the new pink HK from Build-a-bear and the HK Fonts cart!! ;)
Your Layout is so adorable!! Love your girls and that card!! WOW Cely is one lucky girl, how cute is that?! Thanks for sharing!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Awww...both projects are ADORABLE!!! Love the story on the layout, and those sparkly wings on the card!!! SO cute!!!

Amy said...

All of these projects are ADORABLE! I love Hello Kitty because she is such a dainty little princess (she reminds me of our one cat at home)! Thanks for the chance to win! :)Amy

Starla B. said...

These are SO CUTE, and your girls are adorable! Your layout is just fabulous, and that card! The butterfly/fairy HK is just adorable! Hopping along with everyone makes me want a cricut so I can get these adorable cartridges! =D I'm having a blast doing this hop with you. =D

xx Star

Letillia said...

Your LO is Simply Adorable and your card is 2 "Fly" for lol. I love HK because she is a GIRL and Girls ROCK!!

Missy said...

Fabulous layout & card Amber, they're both so adorable!! I'd never paid much attention to the HK Butterfly cut before---she is darling! My favorite thing about Hello Kitty is how cute she is!!!

jennyplace2 said...

What a sweet layout and card, love all the extra little details, glitter, ribbon etc. TFS! Awesome job!

Vicki said...

Cely is one lucky lady to get all of these items you ladies are making!! They are all as cute as the next..I really like this is fun and I can see these kids looking at it over and over again!

Lau W said...

Oh so lovely creations, superb !

Jennifer said...

Cute layout & adorable card!
New follower

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, your projects are FABULOUS!! So creative and fun! LOVE them!!


Shar said...

Love your Hello Kitty Layout!!! I always tell my self I'm going to finish off my Scrap book but always never have enough time, also Cely is going to love her card!!!!

Carol's Creations said...

You Hello Kitty layout is too cute and the card...I love the Hello Kitty on it (now I guess I'll have to get the font cart. too)!

Vicki said...

Love the LO and the card! What I love about HK is how she makes me smile. =D <~~~ SEE?!

Sherrie K. said...

Your layout is just darling and the cards are so cute:) I don't have this cart but I think I need to go buy it:) what an!
Sherrie K

Karen said...

Amber can't think of anything more fabulous than a hello kitty blog hop just got this cart only use it once so far but I am in love with it.

Amy E said...

Both your projects are so cute! ou must REALLY love Hello Kitty to pay full price for the cartridges!! I haven't been able to make myself do that yet! Haha!

I'm already a loyal follower!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun lay-out! I love how timeless Hello Kitty is!


DIANA L. said...

This card is great I love the colors and the twine really adds to it.

Cindy said...

Oh my Amber,WOW your projects are AMAZING!I LOVE both of them,The card is GORGEOUS and the layout is just ADORABLE,FANTASTIC job my friend!!:)

Pat N. said...

Wow, your layout was super cute, and that card! Well absolutely adorable. Great job on both! TFS, I'm already a follower--Pat N.

Patty said...

I love your is sooo fun! The card is SUPER cute, also! Thanks for sharing!!!

Leanne said...

Fabulous layout! It's so cute, and the colors are so sweet. The birthday card is adorable. Love ur paper piecing and the simple layout.
Why do I love HK? Well I think she's one of those characters that no matter what age you are it's ok to have her around. hehe.

Tara said...

I love Hello Kitty because she is just so cute! Your project showcases her cuteness to the fullest!

Dana said...

I love your card - the colors and patterns are really pretty and I love the glittery wings.