Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happily Ever After Blog Hop – Day 1

Welcome to the Happily Ever After Blog Hop. This blog hop runs from May 1 – May 4. 

LoveBug Creations is very proud to request your presence and to be a part of this four day event.

If you are coming from April: you’re on the right track.
If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE
Lisa: and hop along with us.

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 anniversary theme and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including some grand prizes, which are being sponsored by Lisa from Honeybearz Designs. 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.

Be sure to come back every day between May 1-May 4 because all blogs in this hop will post a new project each day. Lisa from Honeybearz Designs will be picking the grand prizewinners from all the comments left throughout the 4 days.

Here is a list of the complete lineup for this hop:
Kimi & Pamela: - YOU ARE HERE
Scraps To Treasures:  -YOUR NEXT STOP

Mama LoveBug won the toss and will be presenting projects on Day 1 and Day 3; Kimi obviously will be creating on Days 2 and 4 (she’s the one with the real talent so don’t miss out).  I’ll be celebrating 40 years of “wedded bliss” on July 31 and as a “marriage veteran” I’d like to share a few words of wisdom on the subject in the form of a poem that has so many lofty ideas, but I’d be lying if I said I followed each and every one to the hilt. 

What Is Marriage?
A good marriage must be created.
In the marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say 'I love you' at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together and facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is not only marrying the right person.
It is being the right partner.
Wilfred A. Peterson

Well, I said it had food for thought – I think I’ll “encourage” Papa LoveBug to memorize a few choice-selected lines and put them into practice.  I bet if you’re married, you could pick out a few lines that need some fine-tuning too!

Next up is my project for Day 1 – it’s wearable art.  If you are planning to attend a wedding in the near future, how about a fancy brooch to complete your ensemble? Here are pictures of Mama LoveBug’s stylish wedding brooch made out of – yup, you guessed it – paper!

Before you leave - what’s a blog hop without blog candy? Well we’ve got some terrific chances for giveaways along the line. LoveBug Creations is offering a Wedding treat in the form of a Bride and Groom Sticker Set.  Think of all the possible crafty things you could do with this pair!

Here’s what you as our guest need to do:

1. Become a follower if you’re not – we heart fans!
2. Leave a comment with a way for us to notify you (if you win) and share the love! Please comment only once per day and do come back each of the four days of the hop; that means four chances to win. We heart international fans but our “Blog Candy” must unfortunately stay in the USA.
3. Winners of our blog candy will be posted on May 5. will choose the winner, winner, come to dinner!!

Your next stop on the Happily Ever After Blog Hop is the amazing Monica at Scraps To Treasures:


The first picture is the paper I chose – double-sided wedding paper and Core’dinations pink paper.  The second photo is the almost finished project w/o bling.  I could have left it that way but I heart Stickles so this is a must for my taste, which you can see in photo #3.  LoveBug Creations sells these brooches so if you’re interested, drop us a line at lovebugcreations3 at gmail dot com


Lisa Marie Hipkins said...

I am now a new follower for your blog via Happliy Ever After blog hop. looking forward to seeing the new ideas everyday!

Cathie w said...

so so so pretty love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!TFS!!!!!!!!!!!


Jamie said...

I love your brooch!

Tanya said...

Wow mom!!! I TOTALLY love your write up. Your words of wisdom are those that truly should be remembered. I LOVE LOVE your brooch!! You always do such wonderful work!!!


The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Super cute project and you not know it paper unless you told us
Nice job
The Scrapbooking Queen

Imogene said...

So cute!! love your brooch!!

Lillian Child said...

Love the wedding cake on those petals - so creative!

shersl84bed said...

The poem is so true. I took an extra few minutes just thinking about it. I've been married 20 years and every one of them rings true for us.

You did a lovely job on your brooch. Thanks for sharing.

Smiles Sher

Charlotte Cornett said...

Just became a follower! Love the brooch!! Thanks for sharing! Charlotte

Lovebug Creations said...

Love this one, Mom!!! So pretty!!! It's amazing how "non-paper" these look!!! Papa Lovebug....hehehe... Keep up the amazing work!!!! :)


Shawnee said...

Very pretty!!


Fot said...

I'm a new followers of your lovely blog, I love your broach beautiful.Thank-you for sharing

Gravelprincess said...

I am brand new to the blogging world and loving what I am seeing!

Creative Diva said...

Amazing. I love what you did. Thanks for a chance to win. Already a follower.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

What a super-cool, unique project! Love it! I'm a new follower :)

kricketts said...

Very pretty flower! I love it! Thank you for sharing.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Lovely brooch!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

kathlee said...

Wow......very nice!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful brooch!!! I love the colors you used! New follower, looking forward to seeing all your creations! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

Kaitlin said...

Beautiful brooch! :)


BunnyFreak said...

Love the pin; stunning.

nantastic said...

New follower. What a lovely wearable.Loved the food for thought, too.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

Amanda said...


amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Jenn said...

Wow, this is a beautiful brooch! TFS :)

Patti B said...

Beautiful and very wearable. Thanks for the hop. New follower


Scrappy Zeni said...

Mom, that brooch is just incredible. The paper you chose is perfect. I love it!

stampinlara said...

Love your project, turned out SUPER cute!! thanks for sharing and taking part in the hop. I'm follower!!

stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Cathy said...

I am a follower already, I love your project, how crafty. TFS

Lisa R. said...

Wow, love the brooches. What did you cover the paper with? My daughter is really into flowers in her hair and i have been trying to make some for her. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Christine Real said...

Ok Mom, after seeing the Royal Wedding, I need a paper brooch and hat to wear to the next wedding, lol! Love this brooch, very cute!

jillianvance said...

SO CUTE!!! I LOVE THIS! Beautiful Ladies, absolutely beautiful!
God Bless,

joydee1963 said...

Love those brooches, I am a follower! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Dea said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love this idea.
dea at mcfarland1 dot com

forpahl5 said...

thanks for sharing!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great flower brooch! Already a follower! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

thekolbes said...

Awesome project, thanks for sharing. I am a new follower
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Theresa said...

Holy Moly that turned out super nice!!! I actually had to go back up and make sure you said paper. The way the black meets the creamy white, it just looks so much heavier than paper. The pint on the tips is a nice touch too

Tambo said...

this is really a neat idea. very pretty tfs Tami

Tambo's Creations

Fot said...