Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hello Kitty Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hello Kitty Blog Hop.  
If you purred your way from Linda, you're on the right path, but if you stumbled upon this event and want to begin with our blog hostess, scamper over to Connie

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate you leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!

 LoveBug Creations

will be giving one lucky winner a $10 shopping spree to their store.
So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. 
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 12:00 am Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!
Ready to spread some rainbows and love!!

Mama LoveBug here -This is a one-day hop to explore the creativity of using Hello Kitty in various ways, but do you know much about Hello Kitty?  Sanrio, a Japanese company, launched the first Hello Kitty product, a coin purse, in 1974 as a marketing tool to promote interest for the image.  Today Hello Kitty is on a huge number of products, videos, games, etc.  She does not have a mouth because the concept was to allow the user to project a happy or sad feeling through friendship.  Also, did you know the original Hello Kitty had blue as her dominant dress color?
She has been a UNICEF ambassador to the United States since 1983 and to Japan since 1994. Then, in 2008, she was appointed as the official Japanese ambassador of tourism to both Hong Kong and China, the first fictional character to hold this title.  Wow, who knew?!

I made a Hello Kitty Perpetual Calendar - the inside has 12 sheets (one for each month) that allow one to record important events by the month and day; there's also a back cover.  This is perfect for keeping track of birthdays and anniversaries and not to have to recopy dates onto a new calendar.

I used LoveBug Creations NEW Simply Sheer (Loves Me Loves Me Knot) for HK's bow.

Next I took one of the LoveBug Creations NEW Beautiful Blooms (white) and sprayed it with some pink highlights for interesting detailing - you can also use ink for a distressed look, but my HK is bright and cheery so I went with the spray!

LoveBug Creations Simply Sheer Ribbon
LoveBug Creations Beautiful Blooms

Handmade Perpetual Calendar Base
Hello Kitty designer paper and some pearlized embossed cardstock
Sizzix Top Note and Fan die

8. Theresa -  NEXT
11. Georgiana ~

Remember no matter how you bundle your blooms, rumple your ribbon, and piece your paper, have fun with it............cyberHelloKitty............Mama LoveBug

Theresa is your next Hello Kitty stop



Craft2it said...

Love this and perfect way to keep the dates you want year after year and to make it better it is Hello Kitty . Perfect in every way@

Yvonne Morentin said...

I love this idea... and how sweet is your creation... def bright & cheery...

Virginia said...

Love this calendar idea and your Hello Kittys are adorable!

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Golden Goddess Designs said...

what a cute project!

Rhonda McGrath said...

Awesome idea. I really like the all pink Hello Kitty that has the white thin border she stands out:) TFS

Debbie said...

this is such a sweet and awesome idea love it thanks for sharing

Cathie w said...

very cleaver project


Ginger said...

Fun calendar! Love. Hello. Kitty!

Yvonne said...

Nice idea. Very cute

lindaplus3 said...

You made a terrific project... very colorful and fun :)

Brendanc said...

Your project is awesome, love seeing all of the projects on this hop.

Rosemary I said...

love your idea for the calendar

Janet's Planet said...

Fun project!! so cute! TFS

Beth F. said...

WOW! This is wonderful! That big pink simply sheer bow is so perfect!
Beth's Beauties

Cathy said...

Oh how cute!!!

Lissa Marie said...

What a great idea!

cema1cema said...

Great idea! Christina

Jo said...

Love Hello Kitty!!

Carla said...

Your calendar is cute!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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Lynnie Einerson said...

How sweet. I love the bow on Kitty.

Michele I said...

great idea to keep organized

Crafty Khandy said...

That sheer is SOOO HELLO Kitty!! What a fun project

Connie said...

Great added fun to that Calendar!! Lots of cute Hello Kitty love going on!! Thanks for hopping with me!! Scrappy hugs, Connie