Saturday, February 19, 2011

Kids Blog Hop

Welcome to Funky Cards and our 
"Kids Blog Hop!"

  If you arrived from Tori's blog you are in the correct place.  If you happened here by chance today, you may want to hop back to the beginning to Ms. Abby's blog.  This fun filled hop has two wonderful hostesses, Ms. Abby from Scrapbookaholic by Abby and  Ms. Erika from Cricut Love.  Please make sure to thank these awesome ladies for all of their hard work! They made this blog hop possible:) 

We are so fortunate to have some wonderful sponsors for this blog hop.  Here is a list of the fantastic prizes that you have a chance to win today:

Joy's Life Stamps donated by Abby
Scrappy Mom's Stamps donated by Scrappy Moms 
Pink By Design Stamps donated by Sarah
Treasure Box Design Collection donated by Dina (Owner of TBD)
February Image Collection donated by Kich N Bleus Designs
Peachy Keen face Assortment donated by Peachy Keen
My Creative Time Stamp Set donated by Emma
A Jillian Vance Design stamp Set donated by Jillia

You will want to make sure you visit ALL the blogs, become our followers and leave a comment on ALL blogs to be eligible to win the grand prices!!! For those of you who do not know me, I have been designing and creating greeting cards for 14 months.  I love what I do and I hope to have a career in the field of design one day.  Blogging and posting is so much fun and I love getting the chance to work alongside so many talented and creative crafters.  You are all such an inspiration to me:)

For today's blog hop, I decided to make a photo frame that could be given out as a special treat to every guest who attends a child's birthday party.  It could also be made by the party guest while s/he is at your child's party (with your help!)

This is what each party guest starts with:
1. A blank photo mat that you can buy at the craft store.  
2. The letters to spell out "Friends Forever." cut from the Robotz Cricut cartridge (cut at 1.5")
3. Two aliens- cut from the Robotz Cricut cartridge- (large one cut at 5", small one cut at 1.75")
4. Wire to hang the finished project, two additional pieces of wire.

 Help each child attach the aliens using whatever adhesive you prefer.  These were attached using an ATG gun and Zig Two Way Glue.

 Next, add the words "Friends Forever" using whatever adhesive you prefer.  These words were attached using Zig Two Way Glue.  Once the words were attached,  I stitched around the letters to add a shadowing effect.

Next, help the party guest attach the wire pieces that you have bent into fun shapes for added interest.  They can be placed into the empty spaces like you see in the photo.  The last piece of wire is used as a hanger and is hot glued to the back of the photo mat.

All that is left is to take a picture of the party guest with the birthday boy (or girl), print them out, and attach them to the center of the photo mat.  While the kids are off having fun you can assemble the pictures and frames and have them ready to hand out to the guests as they are ready to leave the party:) What a great way to remember the day! 

This photo is actually a picture of my brother Dalton and his friend Michael.  Dalton is on the left.  Who would have thought that the little blonde guy eating his hamburger in that photo would grow up to be a sailor in the US Navy:) 

Remember, to be eligible for our prizes, you must hop to each of the stops on the blog hop, make sure you become a follower of each blog, and leave a comment while you are there.  It is as easy as that:)

To be eligible you must be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment.  Please let me know in your comment what game you liked playing as a kid:)  The winner will be chosen by random and will receive the following 5 digi stamps/cutting files donated by my sponsor

So, now that you have seen my project, it is time to get hopping again.  Off you go to Lisa's blog to see what this rock star has designed just for you!  Here is the list of blogs you will be visiting today in case you get lost along the way:

Abby (HOSTESS)  
 Erika (HOSTESS)

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. What a great idea. Love the way the frame turned out. TFS.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  2. The frame is so adorable! I love the idea of bending wire to add interest. TFS, new follower :)

  3. Hi my name is Mariah and i love the frame

  4. I love it!!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!

    thanks for being part of this hop!

  5. that is a great frame!! the robots are soo cute!! tfs
    paisley - 1!!

  6. This frame is awesome Madison. I totally love it. You are very talented! Hugs- Glora me(at)glorajean(dot)com

    Migonette (7) says: you are so good at that.

  7. Hi I am Tristan and I am 8 years old. I am learning to make cards with my Nana. I did my first card and made myself a blog.
    Your project is very good.


  8. Wow a wonderful idea as a party favor! I always try and make stuff as I dislike giving out candy and cheap toys that just get thrown away. This past January, my oldest son turned 5 and I made coloring books for his party favors! I may do this frame for his next party though! You are very talented! I am a new follower and I look forward to seeing all your projects!


    becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

  9. i love this frame. too, too cute....
    wouldn't little robots be cute on this?


  10. cute frame, thanks for sharing. i am a new follower.

    nygator95 at gmail dot com

  11. The frame is so adorable! I am a new follower.

  12. what an adorable frame! thanks so much for sharing. Im a new follower.

  13. This is such a cute frame and yes it would be great for kids parties! Love that idea!! I am now a follower and I just love your blog! Hugs, Leanne
    Tobusyscrapping at bellsouth dot net

  14. Madison, what a great makeNtake party favour!, great job. Love your blog and will be back to check it all out. I always love playing card games I even used to make card holders for little hands from plastic lids. TFS your talent with us today.
    Cathy S

  15. Great frame. What an awesome party favor. TFS and I am already a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  16. Hi I am Kaleigh, I am 4. My Nana is typing for me. I am Nan's Craftin' Buddy
    I like your picture it is pretty. I made a card to, my Nana posted it at

    Thank you from Kaleigh

  17. What an awesome project! Love it!! Our Granddaughter Bug would love making this. She comes and crafts with me some. I will be showing her all of the blogs. :)
    When I was a child we rode our bikes a lot but my sister and I played with our Barbies, too.

  18. This is a really great idea. You could make it fun and funky, right on up to a more formal frame for a special occasion. TFS!
    When I was a kid, Barbie was my fave..I took mine everywhere, and as an adult, I still buy the occasional collectible doll.. Guess I never grew up, lol.

  19. Your frame is too cute!! I have never made one but would love to. TFS!!

    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

  20. Very cute and definitely a great idea for a prty favor. TFS

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  21. Abby (10) said-What a great idea. I would love to try it out. I would love for you to visit my blog at

    What a fun idea for a birthday party or just for fun. Thanks for showing us how you did it.

    We are already followers.

  22. Great idea!!! Just adorable.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  23. Cute frame!

    My favorite game has always been Monopoly! Tanner's (6) favorite board game is I Spy.

    Melissa & Tanner

  24. Love your frame!! I'm already a follower and my favorite game was a detective game I had. not sure of the name! lol

  25. I love this party favor idea! So creative! Thanks for sharing this! I am now following you; my fave board game right now is Star Wars Trouble, which I play with my two kiddos several times a week!

    Honeybean Creations

  26. I loved to jumprope as a kid. What a great party favor. Kids would love this. TFS.

  27. Great party favor. I am actually planning a party for my nephew this week and I think that this photo frame may make it into the party favors!

  28. you did an awesome job!

  29. Wonderful frame! I have this cart and have yet to use! Thanks for the inspiration. What game did I like playing mega years ago? hmmm that would be dodge ball!

  30. Super cute frame! I loved playing kick the can. Do kids even play that still? Love your project.
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  31. what an awesome idea. I really liked the frame. I have 2 grandchildren ages 7 and 4, I bet they would love to do this... my grand daughter is all about princesses, I have already been inspired by you, thanks...Dawn RI

  32. thanks for sharing! i am a new follower!

  33. Super cute frame madison!! Great job an thank you for sharing:)

  34. How cute! I <3 it!

  35. Cute!! :)

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  36. Oh, such a great job!!! My little guy would love it!!! :) I loved playing chutes and ladders or sorry when I was little. I actually still play it with my little ones. They love it, plus it helps teach numbers or colors. Thanks for a chance; you always have the cutest things! Keep up the amazing work!!!! :)

  37. this is so cute!! im a new follower.

  38. Great frame! I loved to play connect 4 when I was a kid!

  39. Cute project! I loved jump rope and hopscotch as a kid. I'm already a follower of yours and love seeing what you create each week.

    Thanks for sharing!

  40. Ashlynne(6) is doing her first hop, I'm her Mimi. We do lots of scrapbooking and card making together. As soon as she saw your project, she said "I want to do that at my BD party but doing Princess instead, Okay? Mimi". I had to say "sure, Honey, anything you want". Ashlynne has been greatly inspired by your project. TFS!

  41. I have been a followr for a while now and like visiting to see your new creations. This friendship frame is very cute. Love the images you used. My daughter, Victoria, is also a participant of the hop.

  42. Great idea for a photo mat. Thanks for giving us your tutorial.
    My favorite game as a kid was in gym we would take a big parachute, and have all the kids around the outside of it, then on top there would be a huge ball that we would bounce around and try not to let fall off.

  43. Super cute!! I adore this cart!! I want to get it so bad!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  44. Madison, you are such a great inspiration to all the younger people out there making cards and scrapping. You are an inspiration to me and I am not young. Love your frame and all the things you do. Great work.

  45. Very cute frame and idea for a party favor! My favorite game as a kid and an adult is UNO!!! Who doesn't love a great round of UNO!

    Thanks for sharing!

    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

  46. I loved to play Monopoly as a kid. Drove my parents nut.
    username at yahoo dot com

  47. Awesome idea! fav board game has to be scrabble.

    Just starting out on my hop- a-long journey. What can I say I love crafting with kids! We started Kona Kid Krafter's just for kids Challenge Blog, I am admin at Stitchy Bears Kids.

    Kids are so creative and amazing! So glad to be a part of all of it.

    Maddie should be hoping along in the morning. Hopefully we aren't to

    Hugs, Marjo

  48. You did great Madison, like always!!
    Monopoly is the one!!

  49. What a great idea. I know the guests love to get stuff at parties too. I loved to roller skate when I was younger.

    Wonderful job,
    Ms. Georgiana
    Carson's Cricut Creations

  50. NiMu(age4) said, this is so cute.

  51. Wow, Madison, what a great idea and so cute. I'll have to remember this to use at my daughter, Ali's (8) next birthday. My favorite game as a kid and my girls fav now is to play hide & seek with the neighborhood kids especially when it's early evening and just starting to get dark. :)
    gr8ful4kayali at yahoo dot com
    I'm a new follower.

  52. Loving this hop,i think crafting with kids is not just fun but important.It teaches them so much!

  53. Great idea for a party favor! The kids will love making these!

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  54. The frame is so cool and the game I really like is Monopoly. Hugs from your bug, Rebecca.
    This is such a great idea, your project looks great! My favorite game is probably The Game of Life". I still like playing it... and chutes and ladders :)

    top29gun at gmail dot com

  55. Very cute frame! My granddaughters are both under 2 right now, but soon enough they will be learning to make things like this too :-) Great job!


  56. Madison, this frame is so fun & a wonderful treat for party guests!

    I loved playing kickball when I was in school!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!


    I like to play baketball & baseball as much as possible! Your frame is really cool!!

    ~Zach 11

    okj83 at live dot com

  57. Hello Madison. I love your frame. This really would be a lot of fun to make at a child party. I have to tell you that I never had any interest in owning the robotz cart but you totally changed my mind! Those robots are SOOOO cute and I just love how you added the wire. My favorite game as a child was probably clue. I always loved trying to figure out who done it. Keep crafting.


  58. This is adorable!!! What an awesome project!!! XOXO Momo

  59. Very cute project! Your other projects and your entire blog are very impressive. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more from you! Hope you have a chance to hop on over to my blog and if you like it, become a follower of mine too.


  60. What a great idea Madison! This frame is sooo adorable - I love those robots :)

  61. This frame is adorable Madison!
    You do great work!
    I have never been interested in The Cricut Robotz cartridge until now!
    You've given me good inspiration!
    When I was a child, I really liked this game called "Masterpiece". I think it was put out by Milton Bradley. It was a game where you would buy works of art. It had cards that were fairly big that had copies of actual masterpieces created by famous artists and I just loved it!
    I think it's because I've always been into arts & crafts.
    I sure wish they still had that game today, but I haven't seen it.
    I'm proud to be a follower of your blog!
    Look forward to more great inspiration!
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

  62. that is suchhh a good idea! I'm actually thinking of using it for my daughters birthday one year... shes only 3 months right now so maybe in a few years but i love seeing new ideas to keep kids having fun! when i was a kid i used to like to play monopoly, i think everyone let me win tho;)

    keep up the good work, im a new follower and i will definitely be checking in often to see your new inspirations!

  63. Oh Madison... you always AMAZE me! I have been waiting for the hop to be over to comment! This is so DARN clever! I love that cartridge and how you used it! I think that you inspire so many of us... you might not realize it! I love the photo and how you LOVE your brother! So inspiring!

  64. Very nice. The other week I held a party for my eldest and used step ladders to put up all the decorations.



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