Monday, October 19, 2009

IHP Birthday Bash, and A Special Gift

Hello!  I was extremely honored when Cathleen Torina invited me to help i {heart} papers celebrate their first birthday!  They have such a fabulous week planned, and I'm so sorry that I have to miss all the fun!  I did create three projects for you to see this week~the first one can be found below~and hope that you can play along too!  Please read below for all the details!  You could be the next i {heart} papers Guest Designer WOOT!!!

Get ready for the i {heart} papers Birthday Bash! That’s right, IHP is turning 1 year old this month, and a whopper of a party is planned! There's also a special gift planned to help others celebrate more birthdays. You’ll read more about that at the end of this post.

First, let’s talk about the party! There will be prizes galore (free stuff – you like free stuff, don’t you?), and a Grand Prize winner will be chosen at the end to be the IHP Guest Designer for the month of November!

There will be 6 birthday party themed challenges, one posted each day starting on Monday, October 19th. Each challenge will be hosted (and posted) by one of the IHP Design Team members. It will also be posted on the IHP Blog and on the store site HERE. Some special invited guests will be posting throughout the week, too! Each challenge will have its own prize.

To qualify for the prize of the day, all you have to do is post your challenge card/project to Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) and/or Paper Craft Planet (PCP) with the appropriate tag so we can find it. The tag (and the prize) for that day’s challenge will be posted on that day. You will have the full week (until October 25th) to post your work, and you can enter as many challenges as you like, but you can’t combine challenges in one project. The daily challenge winners will be selected at random at the end of the week.

To qualify for the Grand Prize of being IHP Guest Designer for the month of November, here’s how it will work: Every challenge card/project you enter will give you points (see the list below), and the one with the most points accumulated for the week will be the Grand Prize winner. So the more challenges you enter, the more points you earn — and the better your chances of winning the Grand Prize (and the bigger the value of your Guest Designer box will be)!

All winners, including the Grand Prize winner, will be announced at the Birthday Bash on October 26th.

So get ready to PARTY!!!! You won’t want to miss the fun!

Birthday Bash Points

For each project:

5 points for each challenge card/project you make, upload and tag to SCS

5 points for each challenge card/project you make, upload and tag to PCP

2 points for uploading to your blog and linking at least one IHP item used to the IHP website

One time points:

2 points for signing up to receive our newsletter*

2 points for joining our PCP group*

2 points for becoming our fan on Facebook*

10 points if you participate in all 6 IHP Birthday Bash challenges

*When you sign up, or if you are already signed up, leave us a comment on the IHP blog during Birthday Bash week so your points can be credited.

A Special Gift

Because i {heart} papers loves birthdays so much, they’ve decided to contribute 10% of sales, beginning on October 19th and through the end of October, to Hope Lodge New York City. Hope Lodge, run by the American Cancer Society, “The Official Sponsor of Birthdays,” offers free, temporary housing for cancer patients and their families who are undergoing treatment. The nurturing, comfortable environment at Hope Lodge allows patients to focus on what is most important - fighting cancer. What better way to celebrate a birthday than to help those who are helping more birthdays happen!

The first challenge today is a color challenge to use Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, and Basic Black~the colors found in the i {heart} papers logo!  Here is my card:

I stayed with a clean white base and scored it with my Scor-Pal.  I used this gorgeous flower from the Verve set Enjoy.  I stamped the stem with Certainly Celery and the flower twice with Regal Rose, cut one out and popped it up on Dimensionals.  I then added Stardust Stickles to make it sparkle : )  I cut the panel out with my Nestabilities Labels 4 and while leaving the Nestie in place I sponged with Bashful Blue.  The sentiment from the PTI set Floral Fusion was stamped with Black.  The dp is from the retired SU Sweet Always DSP and the border was punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.  I added the pearl accents and it was complete! 

I hope you enjoy the challenges and good luck!!!



Cheryl said...

What an awesome charity that Hope Lodge is!

Wowza Kerri, this is absolutely gorgeous girl! I love that color combo (and if I have time w/try to participate), love your different textures, layers, papers, and those pearls are just the right added touch!

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh so so pretty! I love how simple and clean this feels! IHP hop sounds fun. Hope I get to all the blogs. hee hee

Rebecca said...

Wow, the scoring is gorgeous. It adds a ton to the finished look. I love these shades of pink, blue and green together.

Elena said...

This card is so gentle and elegant! Love, love the colors!

i {heart} papers said...

This is so, so pretty! Love the sponging on the Nesties!!

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