Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happily Ever After Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happily Ever After Blog Hop. If you just wandered up on my blog, I'm glad you're here! I'm so happy you're hopping along with us today. There are 16 stops along the way. This blog hop runs from May 1st through May 4th We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects having to do with a wedding or anniversarry theme and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including some grand prizes which are being sponsored by myself and some wonderful generous sponsors. In order to be eligible for the grand prizes you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop and become followers to all the wonderful sponsors websites also. At the bottom of this post you will find a list of all the wonderful ladies who have sponsored this blog hop along with what they have sponsored. I will have a link to each of their sites. Remember to be eligible for the grand prizes you have to be a follower of ALL the sponsors along with all the participants of this blog hop.

Be sure to come back everyday between May 1st and May 4th because all blogs in this hop will post a new project each day. I will be picking the 3 lucky grandprize winners from all the comments left throughout the 4 days.

Here is a list of the complete lineup for this hop:

Lisa :     






Joy Joyslife:






Kimi & Pamela:

Scraps To Treasures:



So on to my project for day one. I decided to make a wedding cake.
 The idea for the cake came from Tanya at Scrappin KY Momma 
she has a great tutorial on you tube that can be seen HERE.

(click on image to enlarge)

Here is a close up of the top of the wedding cake.The bears are
 a SVG pattern from Creative Kuts and were created by
 Colleen from Creations by Colleen

(click on image to enlarge)
Now on to what you all have been waiting for the grandprize blog candy. I will be giving away 3 grand prizes. They will be labeled 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. They will all consist of a mixture of items from the sponsors of the hop and myself. I will be adding all kinds of paper stacks, chalks, inks, embellishments, and other crafty items and the following items from sponsors. Remember to be eligible you have to become a follower to ALL the participants and ALL the sponsors of this blog hop. Be sure to become followers and leave a comment letting me know you have completed all the requirements.

Now onto the wonderful sponsors:

Scrappy Moms Stamps is giving a brand new stamp set
that hasn't been released yet and guess what it is called
That's right Happily Ever After

 Sarah from Pink By Designs is
 donating a $15.00 gift certificate.
Click HERE to go to Sarah's Store

         Emma from My Creative Time is donating one of her
 stamp sets called "My One & Only.

Joy from Joy's Life has donated one of her
Cricut Vinylology DVD's for the hop. It's a
2 disc DVD all about using vinyl with your Cricut.

Peachy Keen Stamps is donating
2 of the stamp sets (Pk-138 and Pk 140)

Madeline from The Shabby Vanity is 
 donating  a button/badge

I am so pleased and grateful to all the sponsors for all their
generosity. You ladies are awesome thank you all again
for your wonderful sponsorship of this blog hop.


  1. Well I am excited! My baby is getting married Saturday and I'm looking for some fast ideas! Just in the nick of time!! Great cake and that topper!!! Too darn cute! I have been a follower of all your sponsors with exception of Shabby I am a follower of ALL!

  2. What a wonderful way to begin your hop - the cake is divine and those bears are too cute - thanks for hosting the hop and including us!
    Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  3. That is so cute and creative! I <3 it!!! You did so good!

  4. The cake is so cute!! Thanks for sharing and hosting this hop. I can't wait to see what else is in store!!

  5. That's adorable! I love the little bear bride and groom! Thank you so much!

  6. OMGsh.. You did an AWESOME job!! Your cake is perfect!!! I LOVE the lil bride and groom.. too cute!!!!


  7. What a sweet cake and and awesome hop. Now a followwer of your site.


  8. Very cute cake. I'm a new follower. I'm a follower of all the sponsors.

  9. I love it!! so cute!!!

  10. so so so cute love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!TFS!!!!!!!!!!!


  11. You did great! It is adorable!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  12. This is just the CUTEST project ever!

    And I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

  13. Such a creative idea. First cake that I have seen like this. Great job.
    ps. My hubby loves your little bears on your blog site.

    Smiles Sher

  14. That is a great idea!! Thanks for sharing with us!

  15. What an adorable cake!! Your bears are too stinkin' cute!!! Love this!! Thanks for including us in the hop!!! Can't wait to see what you have the next 3 days!!! :)

    kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

  16. Oh my adorable !! What a super project, lovely
    Can't wait to see what's next.
    Deborah foti

  17. Love the wedding cake. Would be perfect for a bridal shower.

  18. I love the wedding cake. such a cute idea and I am getting married this september so such a nice idea.

  19. This cake is so adorable and creative! I just love it! Great start to the hop! I'm a new follower :)

  20. Great cake! I am now a follower of all the sponsor (was already a follower of several of them). Thanks for the hop! I did my first one last night and now yours, woo hoo!
    dea at mcfarland1 dot com

  21. You did a great job on your cake... sorry for the mess up I dont know what happened...

  22. Wow! This is a first for me to see this type of project. It is amazing. Already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  23. love the cake, became a follower and also for the sponsors became follower, and or receiving newsletter, follow on FB
    upnurse at aol dot com

  24. Wow this looks like a fun hop! Great sponsors too! i already follow all of them except the Shabby Vanity and i am now folowing that one too! Love this cake - what a cute idea for a wedding shower!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  25. I am followers of all the sponsors! and you also! Great cake topper!! I am ready to hop! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  26. Such a creative cake Lisa and loving the adorable precious...great job, already a follower;0)
    Sheri G

  27. What an ADORABLE cake!! The bears are soooo stinkin cute!! New follower, looking forward to seeing all your creations! Already was a follower of all your sponsors! Soooo excited to hop! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

  28. So very cute and creative!:)


  29. Love this sweet wedding cake. Bear bride and groom is just too cute. Following all the sponsors.
    nana5604 at gmail dot com

  30. Oh I can't BEAR it! This cake is so cute! (sorry I couldn't resist) but really what an adorable project! Love it!

  31. Super cute cake!! I am a follower of all of the sponsors now! Super great giveaways!! Can't wait for the rest of the hop!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  32. Awe, such a cute wedding cake! Love the adorable bride and groom at the top! TFS :)
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  33. This is adorable! I saw the original one that Scrappin KY Momma made and I have to say that I love the wedding cake idea just as much. Just fabulous! I am a follower of all of your sponsors and most of your participants. Getting ready to hop and will pick up any that I'm not following while I make my rounds.

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

  34. Your cake with the bears is adorable, this is going to be a great hop, I just know it. I signed up to follow all the sponsors. What a great line up. Well here goes:) thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!!

  35. How cute is this! What a creative idea! Thanks for sharing!


  36. I'm looking forward to this hop, recognize some names and am already a follower of many of the sponsors. Love your cake, what a great idea!
    To quote Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramer: :... and away we go" to see the rest of the hop!
    amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

  37. The cake turned out adorable!!! REally stunning, great job! I'm already a follower of your FAB blog!

    stampinlara at yahoo dot com

    off to HOP!

  38. Just finished Day one. Not sure if you're aware but the last stop, Jennifer, is missing. Thanks!

  39. Love the groom and the bride on that cool cake-
    very cute indeed

  40. O WOW that is so PRETTY!!!!!

  41. This is amazing! What a fun hop! I love that its runs through the week and not the weekend, nice to have something to look forward to lol. I am a follower of all the happy blogs but One of your blog stops is MIA but I became a follower anyway. I am loving this hop. See you tomorrow, cant wait to see what you dream up next this project was sooooooo different and neat!

  42. Back for day 2.
    nana5604 at gmail dot com

  43. OMG your cake is adorable I have never seen anything like it, You are very talented. I have signed up to follow all of the vendors but I am having a hard time with finding a peachy keen blog, I have signed up for their website, is that right?
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  44. I am so amazed at the creativity of a crafter's mind. How adorable. tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations

  45. Wow!!! I have never seen nothing like it! So creative! I love it... Loving the blog hop as well.... Goodluck to all.. I can't wait to see all the projects, so inspiring and some major talent going on here!

  46. Wow, what a neat idea!! This looks like a great blog hop!! Thanks for all the inspiration.