Thursday, March 17, 2011

Luck of the Irish Blog Hop Day 1

Happy St Paddy's Day... May the luck o' the Irish be wit' you...

Welcome to the very first Luck of the Irish 2 day Blog Hop.

If you have come from Inga's blog, you are on the right track. If not, and just lucked up on this blog, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.

We're so excited to being doing this hop, and we have a fabulous line up with some very talented folks. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and an AMAZING grand prize for this hop.

This hop runs from Mar. 17 - Mar 18, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what BLOG CANDY you could possibly WIN!! Come back both days to see some new projects.

Here is the complete line up

Lisa -
Lisa -
Shawnee -
Shelly -
Misty –
Creative Kuts -
Deb -
Corrine -
Suzanne -
Tristan -
Mickie -
Rachelle –
Sheri -
Inga -
Melanie - YOU ARE HERE !!!
Christine -
Bobbi –
Angie –
Debbie -
Lisa -
Scrapping With Lisa on facebook at

There is also going to be an overall grand prize, which is being sponsored by Lisa from Scrapping with Lisa and she will be the first and last blog on the hop. See full details about her prize on her blog.

My project for today, wasn't quite what I expected... I started cutting the Bear in the Hat (a paper piecing patter from Little Scraps of Heaven) and decided half way through to make the hat green and white... I then found myself putting together one on Saturday afternoon, only to start thinking about a friend (Bridget - who happens to be part Irish). So I made it for her, wrote a note on the back and gave it to her on Saturday... I'm so glad I did because it just so happened she was feeling really down that day, and that made her feel much better... she has since had a bit more luck come her way... and so did I. So it worked :)

This is the bear I made for Bridget

And then I made another and made a "good luck" card with it:
(sorry the lighting is not so great, I'm not sure why I couldn't get it right - neither of the bears photographed that nicely).
I put a shamrock in his hand, and I wrote "good luck" on another shamrock with a white gel pen.

Your next stop : Christine. Enjoy the rest of the hop today, and see you back here tomorrow (and there may be a little something extra tomorrow....)


  1. Super cute bear Melanie! And I love that card too! Great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us! Happy St. Patty's Day!!

  2. Your bears turned out great and so did the card. TFS.

  3. That is so cute! TFS!!!

  4. In one word...... A D O R A B L E!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  5. Awww...he is super cute...LOVE it!!...TFS

    Sheri G

  6. hehe I rreally like yours cat in the hat bear


  7. Gotta love bear in a hat! Thank you so much for the smile :)

  8. OMGosh, how cute your card is!!!

  9. I have seen the cat in the hat paper piecing in other blogs. He is just too adorable! But how you make him into a little Irish Cat in the Hat, is especially cute!!


  10. I love your bear in the hat. He is just precious. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love the bear. TFS. So cute.
    Melissa D

  12. That bear is so cute. He looks adorable of the card.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  13. Such a sweet card...I love it! TFS!

  14. Both bears are darling. Thanks for shareing.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  15. very creative to use the cat in the hat bear , loveit & your card is super cute.

    Deborah Foti ~

  16. Super cute, great job.

    Smiles Sher

  17. This bear is so darn cute I can't stand it. I may have to get this one. Love the hat! So glad it lifted your friends spirits.

  18. I think the photos turned out fine, the bear is just too cute!

  19. The shamrock paper is just perfect! Love it!

  20. OMG! I love it! Thanks for sharing! New follower!


  21. Great blog and blog candy

  22. This bear is darling and love his top hat. Great job. Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  23. Adorable card, I just love the bear! TFS!

  24. I really like the way your bear turned out!

    scrappydarling at embarqmail dot com


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