Friday, April 1, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Grand Opening Blog Hop

 It's Time for the Whimsical Wednesday Grand Opening Blog Hop!!

Hello Blogging Buddies! Welcome to the Whimsical Wednesday Grand Opening Blog Hop. We are glad you could join us. You should have arrived here from Leah's Blog. But if you just stopped by to say hi you can start at the beginning of the blog by clicking here Whimsical Wednesday
You are not going to want to miss GREAT projects by all the DT!

Since I am on both the layout and card DT I have 2 projects to share with you.
 Here is my 1st of 2 projects...a Star War's Layout!

Just alittle backround info on me...We LOVE Lego's in our house! With 2 boys there are so many lego believe me when I say we could open a store!! My kids and myself LOVE building with Lego and spend many hours doing so. We decided to see if we could use the misc pieces we had and build the Death Star. We spent many many hours looking for all the pieces and then many more hours building this 3400+ piece set. Super fun and the end result...WAY COOL! My oldest was the one who actually finished the last of the build and I captured him in the process.  The layout was quite simple...I made the bricks with George and Basic Shapes but the Darth Vader...He was something else. I found a blog that showed how to make the star wars characters using PDDU. (I added the link here for those interested) I really love the way this came out!

For my 2nd project I made my very 1st Easel Card..a cute birthday boy card. If you haven't tried one of these you really should! They are fun!

The card was made using the Simply Sweet cartridge and Me and My Big Idea- Boy Paper Stack. With a few buttons I think this came out pretty cute. What do you think?

So there you have 2 very different but VERY boy projects. Please be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, the talented Design Team have some wonderful projects for you.  There is also such fun grand prizes, in order to qualify for those you must leave a comment on each blog in the hop. You will have until Sunday night at midnight to leave a comment on all blogs.  

But before you go...I have some BLOG CANDY!! Everyone loves candy right :)

My absolute FAVORITE stamp store is town is Buffalo Stamps and Stuff and Sharon the owner was kind enough to donate a package of doors for my lucky winner. I made a card showing you want you can do with this kit. Didn't it turn out so cute! The best thing about this kit...there is enough to make 4 cards/layouts. So a HUGE thank you to Sharon for this prize. And if you don't win but still want to purchase this set, which comes in black, brown and white you can call her up at (716) 834-3540 or email her at Please tell her that I sent you :)

In order to win this...
Become a Follower of my blog
 Leave me a comment telling me what kind of project you would make with this kit.

I will announce the winner on Monday April 4th.

 Here are our Sponsors for this blog hop!

The Kraft Outlet: Grand prize is a $20.00 gift certificate to their store. They are also offering a 10% discount to all shoppers from April 1 through April 7 when the code BLOGHOP is entered at check out.

Prairie Bird Boutique: A bundle of shabby crinkled ribbon. 

So make sure you visit all the blogs and comment on all the blogs for the chance to win some GREAT prizes.
Thanks for stopping by and continue hopping along to your next stop Nanne.

Have fun hopping!

Here's the lineup incase you get lost...make sure you see everyone!
Jessica: <---- That's Me :)


  1. LOVE the star wars and lego layouts! Cute card also. :)

  2. LO's are great! TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  3. Hello Jessica~ I am a fellow DT member. I stopped by to support you & tell you how much I love your projects. The layout is super cute,my nephews would love it! They are big star wars nuts. The card is fabulous. What a great prize. I love BSS. They have some really great goodies.
    Have fun on the hop.
    Crafty best wishes,

  4. Layouts are great!!! Thanks for a chance to win~lovin the hop! I am a new follower. Hope you hop over to mine and check it out too:)
    Sherrie K.

  5. Great Pages! What a fun thing to do with your kids! Great card too:)
    If I had the doors I would probably do some kind of page of the house we built!
    new follower:)
    kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

  6. Adorable layout! We are a lego family too! I am so glad to be on this DT with all of you talented ladies!!! Cathryn :)

  7. Very cool LO! I love the little Darth Vader!

    I am super excited to be on this design team with you and look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations. Have a great day. :)

  8. Great projects! I love what you came up with! I would use the doors to scrapbook all the house we have lived in. Next year we move AGAIN, and that will be 3 houses in 4 years of marriage! (and possibly 3 different states too!) Thanks for sharing!
    cherie.goyer at

  9. Great Projects.I really like the star wars layout,both my son and husband are BIG star wars fans.Thanks for sharing.I would use this kit for making cards.
    lindascraftcorner at yahoo dot com

  10. Super duper job, Jessica! I think I am in love with that little Darth Vader!. LOVE the doors! Looking forward to playing along with you gals for the first Challenge!

  11. Very nice card and layout!!

  12. Very cute!:) Im not sure what I would use this kit for, but I would make something awesome!:)


  13. I love all of your projects! Darth Vader is so cool! I regularly visit Got Scraps but have over looked those...thanks for sharing!

  14. I remember when legos were all over our house. My husband an nephew built a complete baseball stadium that took half the livingroom. Those doors are very interesting. They would be awesome on a layout about one door closing and another opening.
    skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com

  15. Nice LO & cute easel card. Haven't tried one of those yet. Hmmmm next project....easel card. TFS

    Karen C
    emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

  16. Love the LO! I LOVE the the lego shape, that it came from George! So funny because I notice the death star in the back! LOL. I love the whole idea you guys do this together! Onto the card ~ I LOVE this too! I need to do this type.. you ROCKED your 1st one! Love how you showed us 2 different boy project! Those doors OMG... I need them! So darn talented! Got to go hopping!

  17. Great boy projects!! I love to see these 'cause I have 3 boys myself! :-) We sent lots of time building with Legos this's such a great hobby for the kids...but it's not so great when you step on a tiny piece with no shoes on!! Love your Darth Vader...great job putting him together! TFS

    ~Sharon C.

  18. How cool that your family build a Death Star from Scratch. I am a new follower. I would use the project to try a new card technique.

  19. Great projects. I would use the doors for cards for my closest friends, like just dropping by for tea, or to say hi. I would match the door to theirs. I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win.


  20. Great projects, such a fun hop! Hugs- Glora

  21. Hi Jessica, I love your LO. As a kindergarten teacher, Lego's are a big part of my life. And the little boys in my class love Star Wars. They are always talking about playing Star Wars on the playground. Your cards are so cute. I love the screen door! I am so glad that O am on this DT with you and all these other talented ladies. Have a great weekend.

  22. I love anything with Lego! Very cool. I have to say the screen door is really unique. I've never seen anything like that before! Very cool.

  23. Cute!! I am a new follower. TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  24. All of your projects are wonderful but my fav is the Lego layout. My son loved Legos as well when he was small (he's 22 now) so I can understand about having so many around the house.

    I can see using the doors on a Welcome to your new home card. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a new follower. Please come visit my blog as well:

    Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

  25. Hi again, just wanted to thank you for your nice comments. Truly sweet. I look forward to working with you!
    All the best,

  26. I just got my grandson Toy Story lego sets for his birthday. The layout is great. TFS
    tambo1010 at comcast dot net

  27. Cute layout and love the easel card. I haven't tried one yet.
    I'm definatly going to have to make one, they are so cool.

    I really love the card you made with the door, I think that is what I would use them for also!

    I'm a new follower and would love for you to check out my blog also!

  28. Fun star wars layout and now knowing the background with your family, it makes total sense!! the card is outstanding and you have inspired me to try to do an easel card next! Looking forward to seeing more from you and working with you on the DT!

  29. OMG!! These are all soooo cute!!!I would love to make a scrapbook page w/ that door, w/ a pic behind it!! Thanks for the chance to win
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

  30. Love the LOs and easel cards are my favorite to make! The card with the door on it is super cute too! Great job and TFS!!
    kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

  31. such adorable little doors- I would use them to make housewarming cards! =)Tiffany
    Breakfast at Tiffany's

  32. Great job making such a masculine layout (those are the hardest for me, even with having two boys)..LOL
    Its gonna be great working with you on the DT for WW..
    p.s. I wish everone luck winning the candy :)

  33. Such cute lego star wars layouts! Love the birthday card too, TFS!

  34. I love the new Blog Hop. you all are going to make a freat design team!!!! I really liked your lego and your boy easel card..I really liked both!!!! If I got the winner of those doors, I would use them For a layout of when my husband and I bought our first house in Las Vegas, Nv and I thought about making a card for dad's on things to fix after your Birthday!! They would look really, cute!

  35. Jessica, I love your LO and your card. I am so impressed with all work, and you only just begun...oh gee that sounded corny! reminded me of that song we only just begun. Can you tell I am exhausted??? I could not help but smile when I read that comment you left me. We finally made it:) I LOVE those doors and the card you made with it amazing. What would I do with the doors...well I would make a card too. If I was not so exhausted I could think of something else. I will let you know in the morning. HAHA:) Anyway, just love love that you are on the DT! I can't wait till we have our first challenge!

  36. Fun projects!

    I would make a new home card with this kit!

  37. Great layouts and cards!!! We were a Lego family when my son was young...we had thousands of Lego's ....all over the house! TFS

  38. WOW such a fun lego layout!LOVE IT,SO excited to be working with the DT girls :)

  39. So fun!!! I LOVE easel cards!!!

  40. Great Star Wars layout! I can relate when it comes to boys, legos and Star Wars. Your easel card is super cute. I love the pattern you used on it. have to try one of those one day.
    Blog candy is great. I would probably use it on a layout or mini about the different doors that open and close in my life.


  41. I love your easel card! I haven't made one in so long, and yours has inspired me! So excited to be working with you on the DT! :)

    ~Roberta, TxScrapperMom

  42. Jessica!
    These are both sooooo great! I'm so excited about these..I've got to show my oldest son (6) the page as he loves himself some Lego's (Mommy not so much! LOL!)
    Super cute projects and a blast to see something "boy" out there!
    Have fun hopping my DT sistah!


  43. Cute card and layout! Darth Vader turned out adorably!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

  44. great projects. I would probably make a welcome home or a house warming card with the doors.

  45. wowo how fun with the legos...when my daughter was little we also had a HUGE amount of legos. she even bought them for her dad at gift giving times :) you r layout was cool and your card is really cute.
    that stamp is awesome, love what you did with it. id use it making cards as a welcome card, thank you card, the possibilites are just endless with this.

  46. Love both of your projects! TFS! I love the doors too...I owuld try to use them in my layouts! And maybe a few cards too! :)
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  47. What an amazing layout! I love Darth Vader and the lego Death Star is awesome!

    Paula Bee

  48. I like your layouts and the door is amazing!!

  49. Keep your boy layouts rolling! Love inspiration for boy pages. You did an excellent job!

  50. So cute, I love the layout. My kids 1 boy and 2 girls were also into Legos. In fact when my son comes home from college he sometimes still pulls them out and plays with them. I don't think you ever outgrow that particular toy!
    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

  51. LOVE both projects. Darth Vader is so cute and the Death Star is amazing!! (All I ever managed to do with Lego, was tread on it, *ouch*)!!!
    Hugs Viv xx

  52. Great projects. Thanks for the inspiration. I am from Ontario and a fellow blogger had told me about Buffalo Stamps & Stuff and I stopped by there on a recent shopping trip but unfortunatly it was closing time. It looked like a great store and I can't wait to check it out on my next trip.

  53. Great card and layout! Love the legos. A big congrats on making both teams. xxD

  54. Hi, Jessica! Your layout is really cute and that Death Star is something to behold! I can tell from the picture how proud your son was to have finished it. The card is really cute as well. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work in the upcoming challenges. Thanks for sharing and for offering a chance to win that cute little screen door. I think I'd use it on a layout of one of my grandkids. It's just too cute!


  55. Oh, your layout is amazing! I looove legos! I love the card, too!!

    If I won the package of doors, I would probably use them in a scrapbook layout.....with a picture behind it....

    Thanks for the chances to win!

  56. I love lego too but I don't have many chances to play with them though...I am a mom of a girl and she doesn't likes logo a lot...she is more like a girly things girl (dolls, make up and glitter!)
    That door set is gorgeous, I can imagine lots of projects that could be done with them, starting of cours with a "Door-card"...
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Ps. I am a new follower

  57. Wow Jessica - fabulous projects! i love that Death Star. What a fun thing to do with your boys. Love that boy card and the layout too. So nice to have some inspiration for boy cards!

    That door kit is so much fun! I saw a mini album on youtube where somebody used windows cut out like that and did the different seasons on their page with the windows over them. I was fascinated by it and would love to try it. The doors look like the perfect thing! Thanks for the chance to win. I am a longtime follower of your fun blog.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  58. Love the layout and easel card! Thank you so much for sharing how to make the Star Wars characters! I am so going to use that soon!

    I'm not sure what I would use to door kit for... probably a layout of the times we spent on vacation at our cabin in Maine.

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  59. What a fun boy LO and card! Thanks for offering the fun give-away!

  60. We love Legos at our house too! Your Darth Vader is super cute!

    Hey, you should stop over and see the awesome Disney World Lego display I have posted about on my blog!


  61. Hi Jessica! Thanks for letting my know about the hop! Love your projects! Great job on the easel card, especially the colors you used. Glad to know you got your prize.


  62. Love your Star Wars layout.... my son and I have spent a lot of hours 'trying' to put these together (my husband & him put them together in not time)!!!

    I love the door giveaway.... that is just too adorable! I would try to make a card out of this, it's just too cute not to share!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com