Friday, July 8, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Whimsical Wednesday Blog Hop! If you are coming from Joni's than you're in the right place. If not and you just stopped by please start at the beginning at Whimsical Wednesdays! so you don't miss a thing! For this hop we all made banners/wall decor that will be sent to a nursing home. The link to read more about it is posted on the Whimsical Wednesday Blog.

For my banner/wall decoration, I did this cute sun! I figured this would be something that would make just about anyone smile when they saw it. I cut the sun from Smiley Cards at 11 inches. The smaller sun's were cut at 2 inches and the font was cut from Birthday Bash at 1.5 inches. I assembled the banner by cutting different lenghts of ribbon and staggering them by punching a hole in the big sun and smaller ones and then tying a knot in each side. I did add some scotch tape to the backs of the smaller sun's just to reinforce them.

These are our generous sponsors for our blog hop and what they are giving away for prizes

Patsy from the Prairie Bird Boutique : Your choice of one bundle of Shabby Crinkle Ribbon
Babette from The Kraft Outlet :The Kraft oulet had generously donated their "Inspiration Play Pack:, This is a collection of the Kraft Outlet's top selling items valued at over $45. The play pack comes with 10 yards each of the red and brown baker's twine, an assortment of 50 of the plain and grungy tags, an 8 sheet envelope assortment, one sheet of Kraft labels, a set of there vintage dictionary pages, 1 yard of black twill tape, and a CD full of 100 graphics and backgrounds.
The GRAND PRIZE for this blog hop is a GYPSY, donated by Stephanie. In order to qualify for the grand prize you must comment on each of the designers blogs. At the end of the hop please return back to the Whimsical Wednesday Blog to leave a comment saying that you finished the hop and left a comment under all our posts. The blog hop will run through Sunday and end at Midnight.

Are you still here? If you made it through all that than I am going to offer some Blog Candy! I am going to be giving away the Doodlecharms Cartridge! Please be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post with a way for me to reach you! I will pick a winner on Saturday July 16!

Thank you for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday Blog Hop! Your next stop is Amber

Here is the line-up in case you get lost along the way
1. Whimsical Wednesday Challenge Blog
2. Stephanie
3. Star
4. Jessica
5. Shelly
6. Chloe
7. Amber
8. Melanie
9. Faith- Abigail
10. Cindy
11. Joni
12. GiGi- you are here
13. Amber
14. Carlene
15. Karen
16. Glora
17. Nanne
18. Cathryn
19. Whimsical Wednesday


Glora said...

OH HOW ADORABLE! This is certain to make them smile, EVERY time they see it! Beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

Adrian said...

Very cute, Gigi, as always!!!

DIANA L. said...

That is so charming I cannot believe it the smile hanging down is so cute.

Sandy S. (CraftyCreations) said...

Love your welcome sign. It it sure going to bring smiles to their faces at the nursing home.


Nita said...

It definately made ME smile! :) Simple and yet oh, so adorable.

Sherrie K. said...

This is so adorable! They will love it at the Nursing Home. It put a smile on my face! Love it:)
Thanks for a chance!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

You always have such CUTE projects!

Eva Laney said...

so so cute, sure to bring a smile to all. great job. I will be back to become a is down right now. Thanks


Cherie said...

The sun is so cute! Thanks for sharing!!

cherie.goyer at

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Just gorgeous! They won't be able to help but smile. Love it. x

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is so adorable Gigi! What a fantastic idea! There is nothing more bright and cheerful than sunshine! Great job!

*Star said...

Super cute! I love how bright and fun it is!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Lisa said...

This is so adorable, Gigi! It makes me smile!! I love how you have the letters hanging creative! I love it :)


Melanie - The Paper Retreat said...

This is so so so cute! It will surely bring smiles to the nursing home! Melanie

joni said...

This is adorable! Totally brought a smile to my face and I'm sure it'll do the same for whoever receives this friendly sun!!! Cute, cute, cute!!!! I love how you spelled Smile and hung it from the sun! They will love it too!!!

Lindsey said...

Very bright--this will make someone's day!

Shannen said...

You're right, it made me smile!! So cute and what a happy addition to any room. TFS, already a follower - you can find me at (pretty sure you're already a follower of mine too!)

Thanks again, I love your entry! x

Unknown said...

Very cheerful:) I am a new follower:)

Unknown said...

You are right - it made me smile
Great giveaway- I don't own that cartridge
I am now a follower and look forward to returning and seeing what else you come up with!

TyTynNiyasmom said...

So cute! I missed out on this cart with my gypsy:( I know this sun will brighten someone's day:) I am a new follower. TFS


Alvina said...

What a beautiful project it is so cute!!!! Great Job

Karen H said...

Mission accomplished, Gigi! This burst of sunshine certainly made me smile. :o) I love all the tiny suns hanging down to display the sentiment... such a lovely idea. Excellent job! :o)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

shelly said...

hi gigi . what a happy banner this is! i love it! it will really be brightening someones room :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This def. made me smile, so happy and cute! Thanks for sharing!
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

Jean said...

This is so cute!! Love the big smile the sun has. I am a new follower. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Gigi! sooo super cute! made me smile as soon as I saw it! xxD

girlia said...

GiGi this is super cute. Love the smile. It really makes you smile.

Kate said...

Adorable. Your banner will brighten up anyone's day.


Anonymous said...

This is just too sweet! Love it! :-) TFS!


SamanthaJDesigns @

Esther said...

How fun, love it!!
So will they!!!

Fi said...

So important to have some sunshine in everyones day. The people will love it..I do!

Cathy said...

I am a new follower, ty for sharing your project, it is adorable. Thanks for a chance to win an awesome cartridge.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

jennyplace2 said...

Just to cute! Love your wall hanging, so bright and cheery! TFS!

Bunnyfreak said...

Very cheery project.

Nanne said...

Oh gosh!! how cute is that?.. Love how happy it looks and its certainly going to make someone very happy when they receive it..
p.s. its going to great being on the same DT..

Sukie said...

Such a cute project. Love how cheery and bright it is. I need to use my Smiley Cards cartridge on my Gypsy too.

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Creative Diva said...


This is really cute. Already a happy follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

The Archiving Angel said...

Hi Gigi! This banner is brilliant! Adore the cute face & the dangling message to smile. Sure to brighten the eyes of all who see it!
Great job my friend!
Crafty best wishes,

Cricutjunkie said...

Very cute. I love the smiley face sure to brighten anyones day. TFS

Jessica said...

Well this definitely made me smile when I saw it. Thanks for sharing. :)

michelle said...

hi im a blog hopping around the whimsical wednesday blog hop...the sun is very bright & happy
you can see my blog

Jae said...

Oh my goodness, that sun is so cute! This will certainly make anyway smile, wonderful! TFS!
hugs, Jenn
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

scrappin2babygirls said...

wow i love your sun what a great wall decoration!! thanks for sharing and the chance to win. im a follower.

Kimmers said...

Cute wall hanging...great way to bring some sunshine into someone's life. TFS

kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

Kimmers said...

Can't find the follower button :(


I am a new follower!! Love the banner, it is so cute!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Cindy Beland said...

Hi Gigi,WONDERFUL job with your BEAUTIFUL banner!That sun is soo AWESOME with his SWEET face,Anyone that recieve your project is going to LOVE it!I do!!!:)

tanner9868 said...

I love the banner. Thanks for sharing.

becky said...

Made me smile!

Unknown said...

Your sun looks so friendly and inviting! I think it is a great idea to send the decor to the nursing home. I am a new follower, I can't wait to see more.


Unknown said...

Your sun looks so friendly and inviting! I think it is a great idea to send the decor to the nursing home. I am a new follower, I can't wait to see more.


lmkindell1 said...

Cute and so easy to make I love it.

Maribel said...

This banner is so cheery and bright!

jessica said...

WOW Gigi! This is so cute! I love the sun and how you hung the little suns. Very creative and very bright and cherry! I know this will brighten someones day :)
TFS and have a GREAT weekend!

Cynthia said...

So sunny and chearful! I also would love some blog candy, my email is

Crooked Scrapper said...

I love it. Sunshine will make you smile even on a rainy day. TFS!!!

Katelyn Clary said...

I love your project here. The sun's face is so cute! Thanks for sharing!!


Amy E said...

I love your sunshine!! Sooooo cute! I'm a follower now!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Karen said...

This is so bright and cheerful! I love it! It will definately bring a smile to both the residents and the staff. I'm a follower of your great blog! :)


Kris Dietz said...

How cute! This is so bright and cheery. I'm a new follower.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

This is sooo cute!! It is sure to brighten the day of those who see it!!

Unknown said...

Gigi this is so adorable. I love how you did the sun and then hung little suns from it with the sentiment. Very clever. Everyone in the nursing home is going to love this:)

Year 2 said...

I really must use Smiley Cards on ym Gypsy lol I forget it is there! This is just so cute! I love it!

Crafty and Green said...

Great Project! It did make me smile!! New Follower!!


Tiffany said...

Super cute! I love how you hung smile from it. Of course I'm already a follower :)

cema1cema said...

Very cute! Love the sun! Christina

bonnie said...

How fun and sweet is this! So cute :) Hugs x

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

So cute! TFS Gigi I would love to be a follower but it wont let me =(

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

super duper cute and bright. This just made me smile. BTW That grand prize is amazing. I am praying hard, I have wanted on for so long.

AmyJRockstar said...

Love your cute little hanging! So cute! I've tried to follow your blog twice, but blogger is not working. I clicked follow at the top of the screen so hopefully I'll show up. Thanks for the chance to win! :0)

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com said...

What a bright, fun project, sure to brighten someones days! I clicked to become a new follower, but I don't think it is going through. I'll try to stop by and try again later. ~ Blessings

Aman said...

Very cute wall hanging! I tried to become a follower, but blogger wouldn't let me. I added your blog to my bookmarks.

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

Charlotte said...

This is so cute!! It will really brighten up the day of someone and make them smile!! Great project GiGi

Crafting with Faith said...

This so cute and cheerful.

Pinkladibug said...

Oh...very very cute Gigi!
nothing better than sunshine all year round....they will love it! did a great job.


Tamara said...

What a cute wall decoration! And an awesome cartridge for blog candy! :)
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

CraftyJAR said...

This does make me SMILE :-)