Saturday, September 21, 2013

PPPR Birthday Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Birthday Blog Hop!! Today we are celebrating Lisa's (owner/designer of PPPR) birthday! She had a plan for this hop, but we (the Design Team plus guests) have a plan of our OWN because we LOVE her!!!! ;) We are all making special birthday projects using some files from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store AND since birthdays are all about celebrating with friends and giving gifts, we decided to add guests to the lineup and giveaway a TON of prizes!! These awesome prizes include fun twine, stamp sets and gift certificates to some of our favorite crafty stores!! You seriously do NOT want to miss a single stop in this hop!! If you are coming to here from Julie's blog you are in the right place! If you have just stumbled upon this hop, make sure to head back to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog! But remember - and this is important! - Lisa does NOT have the correct lineup on her blog, because she doesn't know there has been a few ADDITIONS to the lineup thanks to her DT!! SURPRISE, Lisa!! :) Lisa will direct you to the correct blog, but after that please disregard her lineup!! Now onto my project!!
Files Used
Safari Love Cutting FilesLayered Labels 1 Cutting FilesBirthday Panda Cutting Files
Of course Lisa has an awesome package to give away to one lucky hopper!!
Blog Hop Candy...I tried to add more for this one since it's my birthday.  I'm also going to try to come up with a special freebie. :)

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and also leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also 'LIKE' Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, September 24th. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses please.
Also because it's Lisa's Birthday she is giving this sweet File away as a Freebie but only during the Hop!!
With our blog hop also comes a new Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Challenge!! The theme of the challenge is Birthday and you can link up your projects at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog until Sunday, October 12th for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store. We can't wait to see what you create using PPPR files!!

1.  The project must be Birthday themed.  Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the focus of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Birthday Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group (link this to
3.  You can enter as many different Birthday projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, October 12th, 2013.
5.  One random winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013.

       My Blog Candy is being sponsored by The Paper Nest Dolls
Prize: $25.00 Gift Certificate to The Paper Nest Dolls online Store
Just to give you an idea how awesome this gift certificate is, if you are the winner of this prize you can get either 3 rubber stamps of your choice or 8 digital stamps.
Rules to winning this candy:
1.) Follow my Blog
if you don't follow these rules you wont be qualified to win!
Now onto the next stop in the hop!! Head on over to Jessica's blog!! Here is the CORRECT hop lineup in case you get lost along the way!!
Barb ~
Julie K. ~
Brianna ~
NEXT----> Jessica Esch ~
Candace ~
Monica ~
Jeanne ~
Emma ~
Melisa ~
Nanne ~
Nicole ~
Kathy ~
Shannon ~
Sarah ~
Tanya ~
Ana Maria ~


  1. So adorable, Brianna!!! I am SO surprised!!! Thank you guys so much for doing this for me!!! :)

  2. Toooooo cute! Love the use of twine. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

  3. So cute!! Lovin the pom pom top on hat! :)

  4. So cute !!! The elephant is adorable !!!


  5. love the pom pom on the bd hat! so cute!

  6. Such a cute elephant card. Very sweet.

  7. so so so adorable!!! :) love it!!!!

  8. Super fun birthday blog hop. Great card. I am now a follower of the Paper Nest Dolls and cruised over for a peek. Wow, I am just beginning my interest using the copics and waiting for them in the mail. I love how she has directions for colors on hair. Sorry to say I am probably the last person in the world that does not FACEBOOK (for personal privacy reasons) so I could not LIKE the page. I am a follower on your blog as well.

  9. This is wonderful! Love that elephant! I am a fan of Paper Nest Dolls (already follow) and would love a chance at that GC! I'm a follower of your blog, also.

    julieodil at

  10. This card is super cute! Love your patterned paper and the way you used the twine ;) Absolutely adorable my friend!

  11. Very cute elephant card --love the balloon. I am a follower and also follow Paper Nest Dolls but am not on facebook.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  12. What an awesome card! I LOVE that adorable elephant and all the details you added to him!! FAB card!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!

  13. Love this card, that elephant is uber cute! His Pom Pom hat, adorable!

  14. This card is just darling! I am crazy for elephants (I collect them) I love the way you made the pom-pom out of twine. So cute!


  15. This is super cute! I love the way you used the twine! ~Hugs, Saundra Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

    I'm a new follower!

  16. This is adorable! I love the little pom pom and I love the way you wrapped the heart! Super sweet! I hope Lisa is having a wonderful birthday!
    Deb C

  17. Awesome card! I just love that elephant and great use of the twine, that pom pom is so cute!!

    Lisa C
    lcass07 at gmail dot com

  18. Goodness! That is one cute Elephant! I love the party hat...soooo cute1 I am following your blog, The Paper Nest Dolls blog and their FB page. Thank you for the chance to win the blog candy!

    Happy Birthday to Lisa!

    Simply Silhouette
    aka: Cricut Chick

  19. What a super sweet card, I just love the twine pom pom on the birthday hat, so cute!! I am already a follower of yours and have started following Paper Nest and liked their FB page.

  20. Hi Brianna... This is the sweetest elephant with the added face. Adorable. Already your blog follower. Also a follower and liked The Paper Nest Dolls & The Paper Nest. Thanks for the opportunity. :)

  21. Super DUPER cute!! Fun! Love it!
    A follower & liked paper Nest!!
    Please stop by my blog for the Trendy Twine Giveaway!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  22. your card is really cute I love it thanks for sharing and I am already a follower of your blog

  23. I love your card Brianna. I love that you used the twine for the balloon. :)

  24. Love, love, love your sweet card for Lisa! The balloon turned out perfectly and I love the pom pom - too cute! This highjacked Birthday Hop has been so much fun, happy to be a part of it along with you and the other ladies ♥

  25. Your birthday card is so precious Lisa is going to love it. My goodness you sure are one talented and creative gal how sweet of you to do this for your friend. Happy, Happy birthday Lisa.
    Thanks for the chance at a wonderful prize.

  26. Another very adorable card! I love the idea of a birthday hop. I love the elephant, the colors, & layout!
    I followed your blog! Followed & like Paper nest dolls!! Such cute stuff!

  27. Great job !

  28. I loved the elephant with the birth day hat and the baloon. It is super cute thanks for sharing.

  29. Oh how cute is this?.. Love your elephant :)
    thanks for having me along the hop and have enjoyed being a guest designer.

  30. I love your elephant super cute! I am a new follower of paper nest dolls as well as facebook page :)

  31. Such an adorable card! Your little party elephant is the cutest! Following you on Blogger!

  32. I liked The paper nest dolls on fB!

  33. Also subscribed by email to paper Nest dolls!

  34. Beautiful card! I bet she was sooooo surprised!

  35. this is super cute, Brianna!! love that twine balloon!!

  36. What a great elephant! Love how you put her name on the balloon...will have to remember that! :)

  37. I love elephants. Love the twine balloon...

  38. Love the playful! I am a new follower.

    bethwulff at gmail dot com

  39. I also subscribed by email and "liked" on FB

    bethwulff at gmail dot com

  40. Such a darling little card, love that elephant and the personalized balloon was the perfect touch. Great job. Happy to be a new follower too. Thank you.

  41. I adore this card sweet friend! <3 It's so cute and I love the way you wrapped the balloon! And the sweet party hat! I can't pick a favorite thing! :) Hope you are feeling better!! XOXO

  42. I LOVE the elephant on your card! He's SUPER cute! I'm a new follower here and of The Paper Nest Dolls on FB and their blog. TFS, and thanks for the chance to win!


  43. Your card is so adorable! I liked the Paper Nest Dolls on FB and am following their blog with Bloglovin.
    Beth's Beauties

  44. So cute! I love how you used the fun! Such a nice idea to surprise Lisa! :)

  45. So cute! Love the addition of twine heart and pompom. Already a follower :)

  46. What a cute card!! Love that elephant!

  47. Your card is just to cute for words;) Love it!! Thank you for sharing.

  48. How adorable!! I love the balloon!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    I follow you and them :)

  49. Super cute. Fun doing the hop with you.

  50. Hi Brianna,

    What a cute card!!! :) That elephant is ADORABLE, especially in his little party hat!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  51. Awwwwww....such a sweet little elephant!!! So adorable how you spelled out Lisa's name, too.

    How lovely of you to offer such generous blog candy!! I already follow you by email, but now I also follow you by Google Friend. Yippeee!!

    Unfortunately, I do not have access to Facebook, so I can't "like" the PND FB page. :( But I am a brand-new follower of PND blog by email. Hooray!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  52. What a cute elephant card. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    dmcardmaker at AOL
    email and Google follower
    already follow Paper Nest Doll blog
    sadly I do not have a Facebook acct.

  53. Super cute enjoying this hop! TFS

  54. Aw, I love your elephant card. It is SO cute! I now follow the Paper Doll Nest on FB and I subscribed to their blog e-mails too. I'm a follower of your blog too. Hugs- Glora

  55. Super cute elephant card. Thanks for the fun hop
    I just became a follower for the hop I hope you will come follow me also. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  56. Darling card! I love how Lisa is in the balloon! So creatve! Follow you all over the place. Pity I was not online this weekend to qualify for the prizes real time. However, seeing the projects from a hop is always a great prize too! Thanks for sharing!

  57. Love the elephant with the pom pom. momwyckoff at

  58. This blog is so fun! Your card is so cute!!

    cascrapper at

  59. I am so in love with your card! So many files I need to get now!!

  60. Okay, this elephant is the cutest little birthday elephant ever! Love the colors and the card! Thanks for helping make this such a fun hop!! :)