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I told you there was going to be a party here today!!!!
I’m so glad you came over for the celebration! This is going to be one doozy of a blog post, so settle in for the ride!
First up is a special project, just for this occasion! If we’re gonna have a party, we’ve got to have something sweet and a few party favors, right?!
I must admit, I stole this idea straight from the pages of Witticisms (I’m sure Jessica won’t mind!). A few weeks ago, during all of the Papertrey Ink Release excitement, Jess Witty posted the most fabulous strawberry cookies!
For this party, we’re going with a watermelon theme, since I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the new PTI Fruit Fusion: Melon set!
Much like Jess, I love to bake! (don’t ask how many cookie cutters I have in my stash…I’ll lie to save myself the embarrassment)

To make these sweeties, I used two scalloped circle cookie cutters…that’s all you’ll need.

I cut a full circle then used a knife to divide it in half. Then with the small circle, I cut a little “chomp” out of the watermelon – YUM!

Some cute, simple packaging is all these need! To make the label, I stamped the striped pattern with PTI’s Faux Ribbon set and used a pair of decorative edged scissors to finish it off.

Now for the party favor…how about a cute little handmade watermelon notepad!

First I used my Nestabilities to cut a green scalloped circle for the cover as well as a few hot pink sheets of paper for the notebook pages.

Next, I stamped the green circle with PTI’s Background Basics: Chevron Stripes to mimic the look of watermelon rind.
To combine the pieces of the notebook, I scored everything in half and sewed the seam.

For one final touch, I added a little loop to hold a miniature pencil!

Ok…now that we’ve covered the party favors … and the snacks, what’s a celebration without a prize?!??! No celebration at all, if you ask me. So here it is… a special prize package that I’ve been hoarding just  for this little shin-dig!

(of course I had to include a Damask print Tote!!!)

You may be scratching your head, thinking…”That’s great, Amber, but how am I going to WIN this awesomely, fantastically, wonderfully wonderful prize?!”
Well, I’m glad you asked!
We could have a random drawing from the comments made on this post… Nah!
We could have a crafting challenge… Nope.
We’re gonna do this up in real DL style with a….wait for it….SCAVENGER HUNT!

Yup! That sounds like lots of fun!

***feel free to leave comments that are not entries. 
As always, you’re welcome to leave a comment to just say “hi!”**
**EDITED TO ADD (on Friday 8:12 am EST): 
For the last clue, I just want to know how many ENTRIES were made into the first RBH….sorry for any confusion! Any answers made before this edit will not be penalized!***
Before I go, I want to say thanks!
Thanks for reading my blog.
Thanks for putting up with my rambling posts.
Thanks for all the wonderful comments.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks a melon:-)
Happy Hunting!
Watermelon Cookie Packages
Stamps: PTI (Faux Ribbon, Fruit Fusion: Melon)
Paper: PTI (Stamper’s Select)
Ink: Stampin’ Up (Pretty In Pink, Wild Wasabi), TPC Studio Clearly Better (Peppermint)
Other: Papertrey Ink Small Glassine Bags, Scalloped Edge scissors
Miniature Watermelon Notebook:
Stamps: PTI (Background Basics: Chevron Stripes, Fruit Fusion: Melon)
Paper: PTI (New Leaf), Astrobrights Hot Pink paper
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Other: Nestabilities (Standard Circles, Eyelet Circles)

Keep on crafting with these other posts

37 thoughts on “100th Blog Post Celebration

  1. Congrats, Amber! LOVE the watermelon notepad. So adorable. Here are my answers:

    1.Jan 14, 2011 12:01 PM

    2. Challenge A Week kickoff project (not named) Play Date Cafe Challenge (PDCC79

    3. Milk Carton

    4. happy day

    5. L, M, J, A

    6. 119 (121 if you count your two projects!)

  2. Hi Amber – I’m just “stopping by to say hi” and just wanted to say how much I love your melon party favours! So cute, so summery, so pretty! And many congratulations on your 100th post – just perfect for a celebration.

  3. Oh wow Amber, this is an amazing post with so many fab ideas! Congrats on your 100th post – may there be many, many more!

  4. Hi Amber – I LOVE LOVE LOVE your watermelon note pads and the cookies. They would be so perfect for my neice’s 4th bday coming up later this month.

    Here’s my answers to your challenge:
    1 – Jan, 24, 2011
    2 – Play Date Cafe Color Challenge #79
    3 – miniature popcorn box (which I also love)
    4 – Happy Day
    5 – L, M, J, A
    6 – 119

  5. Your blog is such an inspiration to me Amber! Seriously, you come up with the neatest projects and ideas and everything is so colorful! Congrats on this milestone!

  6. Scavenger hunts are fun. It’s my kids favorite way of looking for their Easter Treats Basket. I am so glad that you decided to create a blog to share your creativity. Your creativity really needed to be shared and not be behind close doors.

    Here are the answers:


    challenge a week (pdcc79)

    Mini Milk Carton

    Happy Day

    L, M, j, A

    Wow! 119 crafters linked up their rejects and would say there were 120 participants counting you!

  7. Wow, you really know how to throw a party! What a wonderful selection of stuff in the gift bag! Congrats on your 100th post – they’ve all been great! Those little watermelon cookies and notepad are TOO cute. I wish I could bake. Ok, well I guess I “can” bake…it’s just no one wants to eat anything when I do. 🙂

    Ok, here are the answers to the scavenger hunt:

    1. January 24, 2011

    2. Play date cafe #79

    3. paper Mailbox

    4. Happy Day

    5. L, M, J, A

    6. 119 entries

  8. You bake too??? You are a doctor, an awesome crafter and now a baker? I really don’t think that is fair, lol I wish I could be a baker too. Your cookies look delicious!

    1. January 24, 2011

    2. Play date cafe #79

    3. Square Pillow Box

    4. Happy Day

    5. L, M, J, A

    6. 119 entries

  9. Congrats on 100 posts and am so glad I came across when you featured the reject blog hop!

    You began your journey blogging 1/2/11

    The project is a love birds card you jump started your Challenge a week with

    Paper Mailbox

    Happy Day is the sentiment

    L, M, J, A

    A whopping 119

    Thanks for the fun game and give-a-way!

  10. I love your blog. Absolutely and wholeheartedly. Your creativity is so inspiring. I love that you did a scavenger hunt instead of just a selecting a random comment 🙂

    I had fun!

    1: January 24, 2011
    2: Two birds with heart in the center, Play Date Cafe Color Challenge A Week #79
    3: Mini Milk Carton (my favorite!)
    4: happy day!
    5: L, M, J, A
    6: 119 (not including your cards)

    Congrats on the 100th post!

    <3 <3

  11. Hi Amber – First of all let me just say that you are EXTREMELY creative! I have “CASED” 🙂 several of your cards. I love them!

    Here’s my answers to your challenge:
    1) Jan, 24, 2011
    2) Play Date Cafe Color Challenge #79
    3) miniature milk carton
    4 – Happy Day
    5 – L, M, J, A
    6 – 119

  12. Congrats on your 100th post Amber. Wish you countless more. Thanks for this superb giveaway:)) Now the answer the fun questions
    1) January 24, 2011
    2) Two birds with heart in the center, PDCC Challenge Week #79
    3) Mini Milk Carton…love it.
    4) happy day!
    5) L, M, J, A
    6) 119 (not including your cards)

    Your blog actually itself is a Candy. Love your creativity.

  13. Congrats on your 100th post! (mine is coming up soon, and I can’t wait for it!) Congrats on being an unbelievably talented crafter and blogger! I am amazed by your work and you are making me think more “Outside the Box”. Thanks for all your inspiration!

    1. January 24, 2011

    2. A “Love Birds” card you created for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #79. It kicked off your “Challenge a Week” series.

    3. Miniature Popcorn Box

    4. happy day!

    5. L, M, J, A

    6. 119 (plus YOU!)

    What a fun scavenger hunt! I was able to see many projects of yours that I’ve never seen before 😉

  14. Your projects are FABulous!!! I wish I was eating one (or def more) of those cookies now… 😉 I will def have to try a mini notebook now that I’ve seen how easy it can be! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1) Jan 24, 2011
    2) Play Date Cafe Color Challenge #79
    3) miniature milk carton
    4) Happy Day
    5) L, M, J, A
    6) 119 (not including yours)

  15. What a fun give away!
    1. Jan 24, 2011
    2. Play Date Cafe Challenge #79
    3. Paper Mailbox
    4. Happy Day!
    5. 4 (L, M, j, A)
    6. 119 entries


  16. Adorable project! I really look forward to your posts, I have starred many for future inspiration!

    1 – 1/24/11
    2 – Playdate Challenge #79
    3 – Mini Milk Carton
    4 – Happy Day!
    5 – L,M,J,A
    6 – 119


  17. Hi! I love the little watermelon note pad!! SO cute!! I love your cards!!

    1. Jan 24, 2011
    2. Challenge a week #79 Love Birds
    3. Mini Milk Carton
    4. Happy Day
    5. L,M,J,A
    6. 119


  18. Congrats again on your 100th post – may there be 1000 more!
    Loved the scavenger hunt as it got me looking at some older posts I hadn’t seen. also I never knew you could search the blog from that little box in the top left corner of the screen! Thanks for that!

    1. Monday, 24 January, 2011
    2. 1st post in your Challenge a week series – Play Date Cafe #79, Card with no sentiment
    3. Paper mailbox (Too cute!)
    4. Happy Day
    5. L, M, J, A
    6. 119

  19. Congrats Amber!! What a way to celebrate girl! You sure can throw a party!!! LOVE those sweet watermelon cookies and the cute notebook! You are just so clever!!!

    1. Launch date: Jan 24, 2011
    2. Play Date Cafe 79 also for your inaugural Challenge a Week
    3. miniature popcorn box
    4. happy day
    5. L, M, J, A
    6. 119 (120 including you :))

    Thanks so much for the chance to win awesome goodies!!! Any chance you’ll throw in any of those YUMMY cookies? 🙂 Cheers to you on your 100th post!

  20. Amber, I never knew you were so multi-talented. Wowzer! Your cookies are so scrumptious…Wish I could have a bite! Lol!

    Here are my answers and congrats on your 100th post:

    1. January 24, 2011

    2. Play date cafe #79

    3. paper Mailbox

    4. Happy Day

    5. L, M, J, A

    6. 119 entries

  21. Congrats! I had a lot of fun on the scavenger hunt (especially with the last question- you’ll see why). Here are my answers:

    ~Jan 24, 2011
    ~Play Date Cafe 79
    ~Square Pillowbox
    ~happy day!
    ~L M J A
    ~119….and I was entry number 119- Woohoo!!

  22. 1. January 24, 2011
    2. First project for the Challenge A Week- Play Date Cafe- un-named
    3. Square Pillow Box (my favorite!)
    4. happy day!
    5. L, M, J, A
    6. 119 linked up their entries (impressive)

    I am a HUGE fan of your blog and check it daily. I really love your watermelon project! Congrats on your milestone. Its really amazing how far you have come in such a short time! You are truly talented and a crafting wonder!

  23. First of all I want to congratulate you for your great blog and for having such a great success in just a few months. I love your crafting style but also I love to read your posts, they really brighten my days with your funny style. You are a great inspiration, keep up the good work!

    Here are my answers:

    1- Monday Jan 4, 2011 – 12:01 PM

    2- 5/1/11 Play Date Cafe Challenge #79

    3- You have 5, my favorite is Paper Bub Vase.

    4- Happy Day! With all those ribbons Who don’t? Can I send you my snail address> 😉

    5- L,M,J,A

    6 – 119 entries, I was #22 & #25. Including your submissions where a total of 121. I can’t wait to see that issue considering all the amazing cards that were rejected.

  24. Hi, just want to tell you that you are my new favorite blog site! I love your clean simple yet so clever cards! I’d love to win some of that blog candy, but I can’t your Monogram Madness or figure out what the picture belongs to. I could look at some answers, but that would be cheating. I feel that I am getting a great prize just following your site.

  25. Your blog is wonderful! Late night surfing and found you through another blog. Just love your stuff!
    1. Jan. 24, 2011
    2. Play Date Challenge #79
    3. Miniature popcorn box
    4. Happy Day
    5. L,M,J,A
    6. 119

  26. Hi there! I almost didn’t make the deadline. This was so fun – I had not done a scavenger hunt in forever! Thanks for all you do! I love the melon project basically the whole theme, how clever!

    Now for my answers;
    1. January 24, 2011

    2. 1st Challenge a Week – Play Date Cafe Challenge #79 (PDCC79)

    3. Square Pillowbox

    4. happy day!

    5. Intitals: L, M, J, A

    6. 119 entries

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