Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's a Blog Hop!!

Hey y’all!  Happy Sunday!  If you’re new to my blog, welcome to my little corner of blogland.  =D  A year ago tomorrow I wrote my first post on this blog.  Over this first year, I have found so many dear friends and had so much fun entering challenges, being part of some fabulous design teams, and just creating for the joy of creating.  I decided this first anniversary needed to be celebrated in a big way, since this crafting community has become such a big part of my life.

On top of my one year blogaversary, I wanted to celebrate the birthday I just had.  One year away from the big 3-0….time passes by so fast!  Also, a couple of months ago I actually passed over 100 followers!  It’s just so hard for me to believe there’s that many people out there who want to see what I’m up to and (hopefully) are inspired by me and my creations!

As part of my celebration, I decided to have a blog hop.  I wanted to introduce y’all to some of the people who have really inspired me over the past year.  All of these ladies are extremely talented, kind and caring.  I would not be where I am today without their friendship and support.  I hope y’all enjoy visiting them!

Now, before I get to the list for the blog hop, let’s talk about prizes, shall we? There are actually two parts to this celebration.  The first is the blog hop.  Every person that visits every stop in the hop and leaves a comment on each post gets entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift certificate to one of my favorite stamp companies.  One will receive a gift certificate to Tiddly Inks, one to Guylou's Inimitability, one to Simply Betty Stamps and one to Digi Doodle Shop.  Click on the links below to visit their stores and browse around!

The second part of the celebration is…..the challenge!  Since I just LOVE fairies, I’m hosting a fairy themed challenge!  All you need to do to enter is to create a fairy themed project and link it to Mr. Linky below!  Only one entry per person, and please remember to link directly to your post and not to your blog.  You have until 11/12/11 at midnight CST to enter.  The candy pictured below is the grand prize for this challenge!  It has a little bit of everything, so I hope it looks yummy!  I tried to get a good picture....but there was too much stuff.  =D  You can't see everything, but you get the gist of it. 

I am just so excited to share this celebration with you, so let’s get started!  Below is the blog hop list, and below that is Mr. Linky.  Remember, you have until midnight CST on 11/12/11 for both the blog hop and the challenge!  Head on over to Vicki at Songbird’s Nest to start the hop, and you should finish up right back here.  Have fun!


(P.S. There might be some issues with the timing due to Daylight Savings Time....if not all of the posts are up yet, please bear with us!  LOL  We'll get them all up ASAP)


Guylou said...

How exciting!! Happy Belated Birthday!!! Let the fun begin!!

Carla S. said...

Belated happy birthday and happy blogaversary, Starla! Off to hop! Looks like fun!

Kristina said...

Happy Blogavesary! Happy for you and your over 100 followers! I am on my way to go hop now!

Kristina said...

Well I am back, I have hoped but there is one not up?? I will check it later. Cuz maybe Cele is on a different time zone then me, it's 10:20 am my time (eastern)
I totally enjoyed the hop!

Sara I. said...

What an amazing hop, gf!!! I can't thank you enough for allowing me to help you celebrate :)
Happy Everything sweetie!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great hop! I didn't see anything for Cely yet - I will check back later for her! There were a lot of beautiful cards and inspiration along the way! Hope you have a great birthday!

Karen C

Gina L said...

Lots of stuff to celebrate, Star!!! I'm so glad to have met you, girl. You're such a fun, sweet, caring person and I was so thrilled that you asked me to participate in your hop!

Brenda said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Great hop Starla, great post!!! Hope you have also enjoyed hopping!!! Thanks for inviting me to play along!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, happy blogoversary, birthday, and reaching over 100 followers. What a reason to celebrate. I've enjoyed your hop.

Cely said...

wowie! sorry my post was so late, girlie. Lol, I tried!!! happy birthday/blogaversary/100 followers. you are so talented and so amazing you deserve all of it and more! can't wait to see all the fairy projects!

Lau W said...

Hey !!! happy birthday my dear friend ! Have fuuuuun !!!
Hugs and kisses !

PresentStorm said...

hey there is no beautiful Starla creation at the end of this hop :(.. oh well... thanks for letting me be a part of this fun hop and get a chance to celebrate with you!! *hugs*

Teresa Arsenault said...

Happy birthday and blogaversary, Starla. Boy! That is some huge bit of blog candy you are offering. I hope the postage doesn't break you.

I'm off to Vicki's and I will try to get a fairy-themed project for as soon as I can.


Babe O'Mara said...

Happy Everything to you!!! All wonderful things to celebrate, birthdays, blogaversary, lots of followers. I'm a new follower.


Charlene said...

Happy belated birthday girl!! I will, unfortunately, have to join in the festivities later. Have been getting the house ready for a open house that's due to start in about 4 minutes and I have to get my computer packed up still lol. Ooops...our agent's here....gotta go!

Anniebee said...

I just finished the hop and there were so many really beautiful creations! I'm a fairy lover too so I'm going to try to get something ready to enter into the challenge. What fun! Congratulations on your first blogaversary, your 29th birthday and reaching 100+ followers!


Lynn Weber said...

Hey Girlfriend!!! thank you sooo much for including me in your fun blog hop today- I had a blast & got to see sooooo many beautiful "fairy" cards today- it was magical -lol!!!! enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!!!

Vicki said...

Happy everything, honey! Great blog hop, thanks so much for including me.

Here's to another great year, and another 100 followers!

Kim Kelley said...

A GREAT BIG CONGRATS on all of your accomplishments Miss Starla! It has been a pleasure getting to know you! Thanks for asking me to be a part of your hop! HUGS

Charlene said...

Well Star, I finally managed to make it through the hop...and what a fabulous hop it was! The ladies really put together some awesome creations. Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of this wonderful occassion. It was so much fun being able to be part of a hop :D Hope that you had a wonderful time with your very first...hopefully there will be more in the future. Hugs and stuff ~ me :D

Charlene said...

Well Star, I finally managed to make it through the hop...and what a fabulous hop it was! The ladies really put together some awesome creations. Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of this wonderful occassion. It was so much fun being part of a hop... especially one for a dear friend:D Hope that you had a wonderful time with your very first hop/challenge...hopefully there will be more in the future. Hugs and stuff ~ me :D

Jenn Borjeson said...

Happy Birthday, my sweet friend. Thanks for the fun blog hop. :) xoxo

Bunny said...

Oh what a lovely card...

Great blog hop too
Caz xxx

Ellis said...

Belated birthday and what a fun challenge and blogcandy! =) I love fairies and will try and make a card for it! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Ellis said...

Fabulous bloghop and lot's of amazing cards I've seen! =)
I'm also a follower now, so you have a new one! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Anonymous said...

Fantastic blog hop and congrats on your blog anniversary.

Hugs, Lori m

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh to be young again. well happy birthday! super fun. love your new pix too. you look mahvelous dahlink!

hugs :)

Scrappy Scatty said...

Happy Birthday Starla - what a lovely blog you have I am now a new follower
Love Jan

Lynn Weber said...

Hey girlfriend- just stopping by to say hello!! Life has been tooooo crazy, but things seemt to be calming down now. How are you feeling? Hoping your illness went away!! I had a blast doing your bloghop, thank you again for including me. I did get some new followers on my blog- woohoo, it's the little things in life-lol. I hope you are having some good weather like we are, today's 60+-woohoo. Have a great day!!! Lynn

Carmen said...

Happy blogaversary and birthday to you! I participated in the bloghop and saw some amazing fairy's. Thank you for the tour!

I also created and wil upload soon.