Monday, March 30, 2015


Hello there! 
It's the fifth Monday of the month. Do you know what that means??? It's time for a blog hop!!!

Our theme for this hop is PARTY DECOR!

Boy it seems like forever since I took a break to deal with renovations in my home.  I can't believe it has taken almost a year, and I have a pretty small home LOL!!!! But I am so happy to be back.  I have missed all my great friends at PCBG and the many scrapbooking community's that I love to be a part of.  And what a great time to join in!!!! There is nothing more exciting than a BLOG HOP......especially a PGCB Blog Hop!!!!

So...first off, what's a blog hop without a prize??

Unity Stamps is our sponsor for this blog hop! 
Hop on over to their facebook page and thank them for their generosity if you don't mind! They have this wonderful prize pack of stamps for one lucky winner!

When I heard that the theme for this Blog Hop was going to be Party Decor, I knew exactly what I wanted to share. I am so blessed to have 2 amazing little granddaughters in my life, and helping their Mom throw birthday parties for them is super fun.  One of my favourites was Miss Taylor's 1st birthday.  She is a November baby and because she was born during a huge snowstorm one of her middle names is Winter. So as you will see.......all the decorating made perfect sense.

This canvas was so much fun to create. I bought it already primed black and then just used my EK SUCCESS CHALK COLLECTION WRITERS.  It was my first time trying anything like this, so it was far from perfect, but lots of fun!!!

My Silhouette came in very handy for making decorations for the Candy Bar, Cupcakes, and Birthday Cake. Artwork by TomKat Studio. A little fancy ribbon and everything looked amazing!!!

More yummy treats!!!!

And Taylor's Party Invitation

Lastly I made this sweet banner.  Again my Silhouette came in handy. There are so many 3D Bows to choose from and this one with snowflake cutouts fit my party theme perfectly!!!

What do you have to do to participate?
Complete all 3 of these required steps:
1. Comment on each of our blog posts along the hop
2. "Like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook
3. Follow our blog

 You have until Sunday, April 5th, 2015 at 11:59 pm MST to comment. We will announce the winner on Wednesday April 8th, 2015 at 9:00 am MST. 

Here's your hopping order:

  1. Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
  2. Cathryn H.: ----------->you are here
  3. Brittany M.:
  4. Amber S.:
  5. Michele D.:
  6. Erica B.:
  7. Karrie S.:

The Paper Girls have made some wonderful projects and you will not be disappointed.
Thanks for hopping along with us.
Good luck!


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    1. What a fun party! I can't decide what I like more, the bow banner or the chalkboard sign!

  2. Fun party Cathryn!! Those are some lucky lucky grandkids to have you invlved in their party planning!

  3. Happy birthday to your gorgeous grand-daughter, and she's perfect model for your décor pics too! the Bow banner is sweet and I just love the chalkboard.

  4. OMGoodness, I love all your sweet decor creations! And what a cutie - your little granddaughter is precious! I think my favourite is the awesome banner, but I love that chalkboard sign too! Oh, it's all gorgeous!

  5. Fabulous party the chalkboard sign!

  6. Amazing party decor, I love it all. the bows are fantastic! I love your gdaughter's middle name and she is just a sweetheart!! Thanks for participating.

  7. I meant to tell you that you rocked that chalkboard!!!

  8. I seriously love the chalkboard turned out beautiful (as well as all the fine details to your party decor)! You have very lucky grandkids :)

  9. I love that chalkboard sign. I keep thinking I should do one! What a lucky little angel to have such beautiful details made for her party :)

  10. What great party ideas! The chalkboard looks amazing, and I really love the bow banner!

  11. Cathryn, I loved these easy to make decoration. Great work. Your grand babies are blessed.

  12. I've been wanting to do chalkboard art forever!! I have the chalkboard paper DCWV, now I need the writers! Awesome project and an awesome model!!

  13. Loved the chalkboard it is my Favorite!!!!😊

  14. love the chalkboard look. my grandbaby is one and they did they same sort of thing for photos with him. too cute

  15. Love all of it! So pretty! What a lucky little girl to have such a talented grandma! :)

  16. OMG amazing blog hop and love everything you created!!

  17. Cathryn, everything you made is lovely! Cute idea on the canvas and I love the pretty bow banner!

  18. WOW!!! Wonderful party décor. Excellent job on the canvas.


  19. I absolutely adore that cute picture with your sweet grandbaby and that awesome chalkboard sign! What an amazing keepsake picture!

  20. wow! Awesome party decorations! Love the chalkboard sign, what a wonderful keepsake!

  21. What a great party theme with the most wonderful decorations. Sweet photos. :)

  22. Beautiful decorations. Love the color combo and your granddaughter is just adorable.