Saturday, February 19, 2011

Kids Blog Hop

HI I hope you had an awesome time Hopping with us on the Kids Blogs Hop!! IF you are coming from Jillian's amazing blog then you are in the right place!!

If not you can start at the begging from my co-host Abby you don't want to miss a single fabulous blog or a chance to win all those grand prizes!! Thank you all for supporting the kiddos in this they are so young and super talented we need to get more kids into crafting and creating!

Speaking of Prizes the super generous and sweet Sarah from The pink cricut has donated a set of Ashley's favorite stamps for this hop!! That I am giving away on my blog!

To win all you have to do is
  • Be a follower
  • Leave a comment telling me if you liked crafting when you were young {er} lol
I also wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all our amazing sponsors!! Everyone was so sweet to donate these goodies for the kids!!


76 comments:

Addicted to Crafts said...

Erika,

Thank you so much for hosting this blog... my daughter sat on my lap to go thru the hop and loved all the projects she saw.

AnnetteASalinas@aol.com

Debc06 said...

Hi Erika, I am a follower and yes when I was younger I loved to craft, my grandmother and mother were both sewers so that was the first craft I learned to do. Thanks for inspiring.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Lillian Child said...

Good morning and what a delightful idea for a blog hop! I have always loved to craft. I remember both of my grandmas teaching me how to knit and crochet. My grandma Ollie had one of those old pedel type sewing machines and she would give me bits of scrap material and I would make little dresses for my barbie and troll dolls. While I don't sew much anymore, I did make all of my family some crocheted dish cloths this lsat Christmas.

Stephanie said...

When I was younger, I was more into sports, and writing, not so much crafting. I did however love to color, and make things, I just didn't do it very often. My kids however love to craft, they love playing with my cricut, and we make little things all the time! I love that they are so into it. My oldest wants to use my cricut all the time by herself! She still needs a bit of help understanding it though. =) Thanks for the chance.

liz at liz's paper loft said...

oh yea, I've been crafting since I can remember! I sort of grew up as an only child since my brother was 8 years older than me. I had to occupy my time somehow!
liz :o)

Jenn said...

Its very sweet of you and Abby to host this blog hop for the kids! They really are talented, and its great to see them share their creations! I have loved crafting since I was younger, its a great way to relax and have fun at the same time!
Jenn
craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Emily said...

What an awesome blog hope idea! I LOVED crafting as a kid, but there was not nearly as much cool stuff that there is today.

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

grannyjuju said...

Hi Erika thanks for the blog hop i enjoyed it lots and cant wait 4 the next one.

Abby said...

Hola Chica!!! thanks for all your help!!! This was fun!!!

Cathie w said...

this hop was awesome and showed some great talent...my kids are not crafters but then again neither was I...hopefully they will pick it up

cathie
scraphappyct@gmail.com

Glora said...

Awesome! And yes, I've always loved to craft!!! Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

CricutLvr!! said...

What a fun idea for a blog hop! How great that you can help Ashley with this!! I loved crafting and making stuff as a child. Too bad we didn't have this kind of resources back then. Such a fun hop!!!

Tristan's Time 4 Craftin' said...

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 it isnt as nice as the ones i saw.

Thank you for a kid hop it was good

Tristan
http://tristans-time-4-craftin.blogspot.com/

Becks Cricards said...

This was such a wonderful hop! I love seeing what these young ones created and I was not disappointed. I love seeing kids use their imaginations!

When I was younger, my favorite thing to craft was a trinket box made out of old greeting cards. I would sit there all day and make them. Well that was many years ago now, but good memories!

Thanks for this hope. It really made me smile!

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

www.beckscricards.blogspot.com

Jovan said...

Cute blog hop! I was creative as a child but did no crafting. All of my school projects were my teachers favorites.

hotgirl211@msn.com

Lynn said...

I finished the blog hop. all the projects were great. I definitely liked crafting when i was younger, making valentines, shrinky dinks, crocheting, lots of my memories when i was younger are of me crafting something.

nygator95 at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

this was such a great hop. thanks i had a good time looking at all the amazing talent of these little ones :). I've always been real into art, kind of runs in the family I guess.. my mom is very artistic and so is my brother. Thanks again for the hop. Im a new follower.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Trisha said...

I have been a crafter since I was very young and am so happy to see you all encouraging these lovely young people. (Unfortunately, my daughters did not pick up my love for all things crafty.) TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Leanne said...

Such a great hop!! Really enjoyed all the projects! Yes, I have always love crafts. My first love was cross stitching and if the eyes would have held up I'd probably still be doing that lol!! Hugs, Leanne
Tobusyscrapping at bellsouth dot net

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

Hi I am Kaleigh, I am 4. My Nana is typing for me. I am Nana's Craftin' Buddy
Thank you for this hop.

I made a card to, my Nana posted it at

http://cards-by-montana-reflections.blogspot.com/

Thank you from Kaleigh

cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

Monica Flores said...

This is such a fun hop! I think I started crafting the minute I came out of the womb! I was alwasys making things as a child. I would find what ever I could and start creating. Art was always my fav class. In elementary school I used to make bead bracelets and sell them then I decided on making t-dye shirts, cards and just about everything I could get my Lil hands on!

simplycricutting at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

This hop is so amazing! All these kids have done a wonderful job and are so talented! Keep it up guys!! I always liked paper and glue and kept everything I made. I wasnt so much into "art" class since we had to draw a lot on our own and I felt like I couldn't. Thanks!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Theresa said...

I had so much fun seeing all the kids' blogs, and projects. You are awesome for helping organize this hop, and helping encourage the kids. I've loved crafting since I was little and sat at the kitchen table making things with my Gramma. I tried to pass that love of crafts on to my girls (now 19 and 20)TFS!
firelass51@aol.com

Darlene said...

Thanks so much for this awesome blog hop. I truly love crafting with my girls. I will admit it is stressful to me to have them in my scraproom and making a mess with all my stuff! But I love seeing their faces when they take a step back to admire what they have made and the joy they have in giving a handmade card to a teacher or a friend. And now my oldest (12yrs) is participating in this hop and on a design team! Yea! THANKS

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Cathy S said...

Erika thank you so much for helping to encourage these budding crafters. I was amazed by the projects from the little ones to the older ones. And I am blown away looking at all their blogs.
Yep I grew up doing ALOT of traditional crafting(knitting, sewing, quilting, needlework) shown by my Mom,grandmother and sister. As I got older I branched out...now I am way out with all my paper and cricut tools, but I still enjoy sitting down with needles and yarn/thread. Thanks for sharing your time, talents and generosity.
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

Rhonda Miller said...

Abby (10) said-I love to craft and am starting to build my own stash of supplies. Thanks for a fun hop. I would love for you to visit my blog at http://abbyscreations.blogspot.com/

What a fun hop. I always love to see what the kiddos are doing. I have loved crafting for as long as I can remember.

We are following you.

Melissa said...

What a cute idea for a hop! I have always loved crafting any my 6 year old Tanner is following in my footsteps and can't wait to have his own Cricut!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Awesome blog hop and great idea. Loved it. I did scrapbooking way back the old timers way. I still have a book of poems and quotes I did back in the late 60s early 70s. But I love a lot of different crafts esp. with my mom.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

What an awesome blog hop! Such talent!! I always enjoyed arts and crafts in school when I was growing up. Paper projects were the best and still are!! I love how ya'll encourage the young ones. I'll be sharing these blogs with our Granddaughter Bug when she visits again. :)

Jenifer said...

Hi, kErika! What a neat idea to do a blog hop just for kids! I love it, and my kids loved it, and now they want their own blog to enter challenges each week! What a fun time! I loved crafting as a kid. I am now following all these kiddos, and once I get Phillip and Nina's blog up and running today, they will be following too!

Jen

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Hi Erika! Yes, I was definately crafty as a kid. I dabbled in so many different things. I'm already a follewer!

Hugs,
Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

AJoy said...

I've always loved to craft. My mother and father would kid me that all they needed to buy me for Christmas was paper, scissors and tape. :)

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Hi Erika! I loved crafting when I was younger. I think that I got it from my mother, she was always making a floral arrangement, decorating a cake or painting something. I think it is great for kids to get crafty it helps express their imagination. I have enjoyed this wonderful blog hop!
~Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

nantastic said...

My first memory of being drawn to crafts was st the age of three when I played with a textile sampler (telling my age) that belonged to my great aunt. I instantly connected to colors and textures. This was an awesome hop because of these talented young people.One day they will draw on all these experiences and the incredible generosity of crafters. Nancy at nana5604@gmail.com

scrappinmomma said...

THis was an awesome blog hop. All the kids did great projects.I have only been crafting for about two years and i am loving it.

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

i love those stamps like the :rock on: one and the :party like a rockstar: too! super super super cute!

LesleyfromWI said...

This is the cutest blog hop. The kids are doing wonderful jobs. My extent of crafting was I loved coloring!! I am already a follower.
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

JustYolie said...

This was a fantastic blog hop! Glad to see so many young talented crafters! I'm looking forward to another kids hop!

ReinasMomma said...

Great blog hop! Got lots of cool ideas! thanks for being a part of it! chrisbrown1973@hotmail.com just became a follower.

ReinasMomma said...

oh, and yes, I did love crafting when I was younger!

Dawn, RI said...

what a great job you did getting the kids hop all together, and for the kids they all did a great job.I remembermy mother and grandmother always crocheting they made some beautiful things...they each did the fine thread crochet. Mom taught me to draw a stick person and I always had crayons and coloring book. I started very young being a craftsy person.FUNNY THING THOUGH, CAN ONLY DO A LITTLE CROCHETING. I THINK I MADE A SCARF ONCE OR TWICE. i ENJOY NOW DOING CRAFTS WITH MY GRAND CHILDREN, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN DRAW OF SUPPLIES AND A TINKERBELL TABLE SET UP NEXT TO MINE.i TAUGHT THEM TO DRAW A STICK PERSON AND A TREE. nOW THEY ARE ADDICTED AGE 7 & 4...Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Erika, great job picking all these talented young crafter!! I had a blast checking out all your fabulous creations:) Thanks!
Hugs,
Norma

Creative Diva said...

Hello Erika! This was such a fun and amazing blog! It amazes me that no matter what the age is, everyone love to show what they got. Yay Crafting! I love crafting since I was little. I remember making a card for my mom and just putting whatever things she would like on it. Thanks again!


Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98@gmail.com
creativediva98.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

I have totally enjoyed this hop. My daughter (almost 4) enjoyed going through it with me. She loves crafting with me and would do it every day if we had time. I have always loved crafting and have done some form of it since I was a lot younger. I have only had my cricut for a year now, but I totally love it. I am so glad that my daughter is already loving crafting with me at such a young age. I hope we continue to do together as time goes on. :) Thanks so much for helping host this hop! My daughter and I really enjoyed it!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Jillian Vance said...

I finished up the hop! Well, I didn't get into crafting until last year (I wanted a business) and my Mom said we could get a Cricut.
ajillianvancedesign@gmail.com
princessandthepaper.blogspot.com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

thanks for this fun blog hop. my daughter eleny and i had a good time looking at all the nice creations. im a new follower. I always been a crafty person since i could remember. mommyscraftycreations@gmail.com
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Celeste B. said...

WOW!!! That was such a fun blog hop!! I really enjoyed looking at all of the projects with my daughter (I couldn't keep my 3 year old boy sitting still). When I was younger I like to craft; I didn't do much, but it was fun. Thanks again for such a fun hop!!!!!

Celeste B.
mctdbillman at gmail dot com
ccscards.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

Just finished the Kid's Blog hop. So glad all of these young crafters could be showcased! I am now following a lot of great new blogs. I have always been a crafter, in fact my whole family (mother, grandmother, and sister) is!

Thanks for hosting!
~Tiffany
tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com

Brenna said...

erika, I hav a daughter who is one, so she's not quite at the blog hopping stage, but soon enough!!! What a great blog hop!! so fun and so many cute projects to see!! I wouldn't say that I didn't like crafting when i was a kid, but I was more into sports and stuff when I was a kid!! thanks for hosting!
Brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

cowbelleru said...

Ashlynne (6) and I just finished the Kid's Hop. She was so inspired. It is 8:ish P.M and she wants to start Cricuting RIGHT now. LOL. I've talked her into waiting until morning, which means, I'll be up by 6:00am. She has had a blast looking at all of the different projects. Thank you for helping to coordinating the hop!
cowbelleru@gmail.com

Kimmarie Baker said...

I am a follower already here and FB. Thank you for co-hosting this fantastic blog hop. My daughter, Victoria is a participant. Thank you for the opportunity that she got with sharing her creations with everyone at the hop. kimmariebaker@gmail.com

shersl84bed said...

Awesome blog hop. I had a lot of fun. I hope all of the crafters keep it up.
I have always loved crafting, it went from one thing to another but I was always making something.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

GreenScrap said...

How awesome are these kids!!?? You know I may let my daughter use some of my things to craft!! It would be great to be crafty mama with a crafty girl. I've always been crafty but my mom hates crafts so I wish I could share that with my girl.
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Tori said...

Thankyou so much for also putting this blog hop on!! It is so much fun! Thanks

TOri xx

BunnyFreak said...

I have been crafty since I could hold craft supplies.
username at yahoo dot com

GlendaLea said...

Went to everyones blog, they did an outstanding job!!!
Glenda

Regina said...

It is nice to see the young people doing such great stuff. You have inspired so many. I have always loved to make things and I also taught my kids all that I knew and some like to scrap and some have other talents but they all tried.
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

Lynda said...

This has been a really fun hop. I have truly enjoyed seeing all of the creations that the kids came up with and shared with us today. I was not much a crafter when I was younger but it has been something that I began to hone in on more once I got into high school and it really started to show while I was in college.

Thanks again for having such a wonderful hop to showcase such wonderful talents!

Lynda
lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

sucor said...

Awesome blog hop. I loved crafting as a kid and still do. Now my 10 year old granddaughter crafts with me.
sucor_2 at hotmail.com

GabyCreates.com said...

Hey Erika what great creations by the kids and great idea you and Abby had. Done hopping! and I have been a crafter since I was born! lol...
love drawing and do it well...started crocheting at 5-6? and it followed by many other crafts, but scrapbooking just a year ago! Hugs Gaby

Marjo said...

Hi,

Just finishing 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. I was crafty as a kid too...lol

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

Hugs, Marjo

NiMu said...

NiMu(age4) said, this is a great hop.
She loves to join you.:)
http://cutenimubaby.blogspot.com/

mitch1066 said...

Ive always loved crafting,we didnt have all the right tools either so i had to be creative lol.Its been a great outlet both as a child nd as an adult.

mitch1066@gmail.com

Sheila said...

I've really enjoyed this blog hop - thank you for hosting it. I've been crafting as far back as I can remember. :) Both of my daughters also enjoy crafting. My youngest is sick today or she would be hopping with me. She would love the stamp set - thank you for the chance to win. I'm a new follower.
gr8ful4kayali at yahoo dot com

Kristin said...

Thank you so much for hosting this hop! I have been hopping with my niece Riley (age 7). I always enjoyed crafting even when I was younger.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

Cute blog hop, this was my first..it was fun, thank you!

Kathy
http://kathysaddiction.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Thanks for being one of the hostesses for this hop and thanks for inviting The Rockstar Bugs to be a part of it!!! Rebecca and I enjoyed hopping... Lisa (NGD) :)
top29gun at gmail dot com
It was fun going around all the blogs, and thanks for inviting Hailey and me to be apart of it. (The Rockstar Bugs) Hugs from your bug, Rebecca.

Ola said...

This has been a very amazing blog hop, the my son & I thoroughly enjoyed together! We had tons of fun!

Thanks for helping put this together & helping our children get crafty!!

I've been into 'creating' since I can remember. My mom & I would make pillowcases, paint gourds & glue little scenes in them for Christmas!

~Zach 11 & Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

ScrappingStephanie said...

Hello Erika. I just finished this hop and all I can say is wow. I was blown away with all the talent these kids have. I think it is great that you and Abby organized this hop. It totally encourages these kids to keep doing what they love. I became a follower of each of them and will visit often and support their creativity. Fantastic job Erika.

Hugs,
Stephanie

Becky Dunham said...

This was so much fun Erika - thanks to you and Abby for hosting it! The kids are so talented! I have always been a crafter I think. I can remember cutting and pasting, making collages, etc. when I was young. I learned to crochet at the age of 12 and to knit about the same time. My mother taught me to sew when I was a teenager. I am also an oil painter/artist, or at least I am trying to be. I did not start scrapbooking until my kids were born but it feels like something I was always waiting to do ;) I have been crafting with my kids since they were little - I think it is important to teach kids to craft - they learn something that gives them joy that will last them their whole lives :)

lisastuf said...

Erika,
Thanks so much for co-hosting this blog hop!
I really enjoyed it as I have just recently begun doing crafts with my 3 year old Granddaughter and I received lots of great inspiration on this hop!
When I was younger I was totally into anything crafty! I liked to make scrapbooks way before they were popular! I used to cut stuff out of magazines and make collages also!
Thanks again for the great hop!
Lisa
lisastuf.blogspot.com
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Candace said...

I have always loved crafting and PAPER!!! I still have a paper and sticker collection from when I was little!

Candace

http://scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com/

Dawn said...

I always enjoyed crafting but didn't really get into it until I was in my early 20s. I met my now best friend who introduced me to cross stitching. From that I went into sewing and from that into papercrafting. I think this one is here to stay. Thanks for the chance to win! deegeescraps at gmail dot com
http://deegeescraps.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great hop! I have always loved to craft but just the last few years paper crafting!

{Raechel} said...

I guess I missed the hop but I love your site and I am going to poke around and look at everything!
TFS~Raechel
http://raechelscards.blogspot.com/

Kim H said...

I have been waiting until the hop was over to comment! I LOVED this whole idea and concept! You and Abby did a fantastic job! I LOVED that you guys highlighted the young crafters out there... just so darn sweet! Great job!