I am so excited because TODAY is the first day that my new design team is sharing projects!!!!!!! 


This month I have released a DIVA kit and Nancy Keslin rocked it!! These kits are deceiving in the listings because you can't really see all the awesomeness inside so I am really glad that Nancy kept making and making and making more projects—she got so much out of the kit and she even STILL has some leftovers!!

Designer Tip:  I love using o-rings to add extra interest to my albums by hanging items from them and when I saw the pink shoe and the huge gem I just knew I wanted to use them that way.  I make sure and add lots of pockets for tags and photos so that I have plenty of room for extra photos and journaling.

 




This month's kit contains a TON of product valued at over $50!!!!!! Check it all out here:



And to celebrate today, since I am NOT playing pranks on you :), I think it is only fitting that we GIVEAWAY one of these kits!! Here's what you have to do to enter:

  1. Post the secret word “DIVA” on my Facebook Page or on Twitter tagging @hydrangeahippo
  2. Share about the contest on Facebook and get your friends to “like” my Page (and share anywhere else for that matter)
  3. Add the DIVA Kit to your favorites on etsy
  4. “Pin” this kit to Pinterest
  5. Follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, our blog (here), and on YouTube
  6. Sign up for my email newsletter (using the box over on the right hand side of this blog)
  7. Come back here and leave a comment about everywhere you shared- THIS is actually the only way you can enter–tell me each thing you did above in a SEPARATE comment to get more entries. 
I will draw one additional winner from all of the people who post more than 10 Comments here telling me 10 different things you did. This winner will receive a $100 gift cert to the Hydrangea Hippo etsy shop! No foolin'!!!

Contest ends April 3, 2012 so hurry up and pin and share and comment so you can win win win!!! Thanks so much for your support :) We really appreciate it!

–Jennifer

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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120 thoughts on “April No Foolin’!

  1. Oh, you are always so generous with your giveaways! I posted Diva to the FB page. And wanted you to know I am having a giveaway at my blog too. Maybe you would like a little of my Etsy! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com Blog addy is http://www.cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com/2012/03/fabulous-at-500-celebration-give-away.html

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm
  2. I pinned this kit to my Pinterest products I love board. Thanks for the chance to win http://www.cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com/2012/03/fabulous-at-500-celebration-give-away.html

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm
  3. I signed up for the newsletter too! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm
  4. I am following you on Pinterest. HOw did I miss that before? cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm
  5. Absolute Divalicious!!! Great work Nancy!!!

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm
  6. what a pretty style your designer has. i do too love those pretty shoes and big gems, lol. who doesn’t right?
    take care! i still following, :D

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm
  7. I am following you on you tube!

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm
  8. I am already a follower on Twitter!

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm
  9. I follow on face book and I posted there about your giveaway

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm
  10. I follow you on pinterest and I pinned it to my giveaway board

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm
  11. I shared on Twitter and Google+

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm
  12. I added your kit to my favorites on Etsy!
    thanks for so many chances sweetie

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm
  13. Following on Facebook….

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm
  14. Commented secret word on FB (as Scissors, Spatulas, and Sneakers)

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm
  15. Love the new kit. I already follow on FB.

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm
  16. Following on Twitter!

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm
  17. I posted the code word on FB!

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm
  18. I pinned the kit on pinterest

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm
  19. I am following you on pinterest

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm
  20. I signed up for your newsletter.

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm
  21. I am a follower of your blog!

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm
  22. I subscribed to your youtube channel. Thanks for the amazing chance to win!

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 9:50 pm
  23. I shared about this give away on the Face Book page of my local Scrapbooking guild here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SCRAP-Guild-of-Northern-Illinois/105641909474336 Thanks for the extra chance to win the gift certificate! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm
  24. Ok, I’m up to five now…so for six comments I wrote a blog post about your give away and included a link to the shop, the kit and the blog. Thanks again! link for post is http://cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com/2012/04/hydrangea-hippos-great-give-away.html

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm
  25. This should be 7, so I posted the drawing to the Cricut Message Board here: http://main.cricut.com/community/pc_postsm1372808_posts.aspx#post1372808
    I’m gonna have to feed the kids…and the Country Music awards are on tonight. Oh, hopefully I will remember the last three!

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 10:06 pm
  26. Since, my blog is a Networked blog, the blog post about your contest was also posted to my Face book status. I’m hoping you’ll count this as eight!

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 11:47 pm
  27. I posted about your give away on the Club CK forum here: http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/forums/p/111262/890718.aspx#890718
    Up to nine, where else to promote…

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 11:51 pm
  28. I posted to the Yahoo SCAL-MTC Hints group about your give away. Whew 10 and the awards start in 2 minutes. Not sure if I need more than 10…it says more than 10 posts, and list the 10 things you did. Anyway, I hope this is a wonderful promotion for the shop and keep the great items coming!

    Posted on April 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm
  29. I posted the secret word on facebook (1)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:30 am
  30. I liked your facebook page so I can follow you (2)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:30 am
  31. I added the Diva kit to my favorites on etsy (3)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:31 am
  32. I shared the kit and contest on facebook (4)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:32 am
  33. I pinned the kit on Pinterest (5)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:32 am
  34. I’m following you on Pinterest (6)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:32 am
  35. I’m following you on youtube (7)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:33 am
  36. I signed up for your newsletter (8)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:34 am
  37. I shared your give away and contest over on the Paper Secrets forum (9)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:38 am
  38. I’m now following your blog – always just checked it out daily from my favorites (10)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:43 am
  39. Now I’m totally sharing this on my blog (11)
    I feel like an official Hydrangea Hippo Staulker!!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:43 am
  40. Post the secret word “DIVA” on my Facebook Page or on Twitter tagging @hydrangeahippo — posted to your fb wall.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:46 am
  41. Post the secret word “DIVA” on my Facebook Page or on Twitter tagging @hydrangeahippo — posted to twitter.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:47 am
  42. Added the DIVA Kit to my favorites on etsy

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:50 am
  43. Pin” this kit to Pinterest — took me a few tries but i pinned it .

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:50 am
  44. Follow us on Pinterest,– following.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:51 am
  45. Follow us on Facebook,- following

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:51 am
  46. Follow us on Twitter,– following

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:52 am
  47. Follow us on our blog (here), — following

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:52 am
  48. Follow us on YouTube — starting to feel like a stalker :O)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:52 am
  49. Sign up for my email newsletter — gotcha

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:54 am
  50. Share about the contest on Facebook and get your friends to “like” my Page (and share anywhere else for that matter) — already tweeted about it.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:54 am
  51. Share about the contest on Facebook and get your friends to “like” my Page (and share anywhere else for that matter) — just shouted out for you on fb

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:59 am
  52. Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:15 am
  53. shared about you on Memories in Tyme Blog Hops fb page (it wouldnt like your fb name. hmm)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 am
  54. I signed up for your email

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 am
  55. I followed you on twitter

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 am
  56. also shared on CricutCut Monthly-Exchange fb page and linked you.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 am
  57. I followed you on facebook

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:27 am
  58. I followed you on YouTube

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:28 am
  59. I posted Diva on your Facebook

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:28 am
  60. I added your kit to my favorites

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:28 am
  61. I shared on my facebook page about the giveaway

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:29 am
  62. This comment has been removed by the author.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:37 am
  63. I posted Diva on facebook – Jennifer G

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:38 am
  64. I followed you on facebook!!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:38 am
  65. I favorited on Etsy! (jennvaughn)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:39 am
  66. I shared on facebook!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:39 am
  67. And you’ve been favorited on Etsy :)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:42 am
  68. I created a special Diva board on Pinterest and you’ve been pinned.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:45 am
  69. I’m following you on Pinterest….

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:47 am
  70. Following you on Twitter too :)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:48 am
  71. I’ve subscribed to you on YouTube!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:49 am
  72. “Liked” your Facebook page…(continued in next comment)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:51 am
  73. ….and posted “Diva” on your Facebook page too :)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:52 am
  74. Signed up for your newsletter as well!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:54 am
  75. Posted on creatingthehive about the Diva giveaway:
    http://creatingthehive.com/blog-post/228128/diva-giveaway

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:00 am
  76. Retweeted the createthehive giveaway post to my Twitter friends too!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 am
  77. I am following you on Pinterest

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm
  78. thanks for the giveaway!! I am a blog follower!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm
  79. I am following you on Pinterest!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm
  80. I subscribed to your you tube channel!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm
  81. I liked your page on facebook!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm
  82. I’m following your blog

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm
  83. I sent out a DIVA tweet :)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm
  84. Thanks for this opportunity to win this fantastic prize :)

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm
  85. I posted the word on FB

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm
  86. I tweeted the secret word

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm
  87. I pinned the kit

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm
  88. I’m following you on FB

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm
  89. I’m following you on Pinterest

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm
  90. I’m following you on Twitter

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm
  91. I’m following you on YouTube

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm
  92. I signed up for your newsletter

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm
  93. I tweeted about the giveaway

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm
  94. I added the Diva Kit to my favorites on Etsy. Phew, I think that’s 10!!!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm
  95. Love this kit! Liked you on FB and “diva-ed”!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm
  96. Love this kit! I “pinned” you!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm
  97. I am now following your blog!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm
  98. commented on FB with Diva….

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:33 pm
  99. I liked your FB Page

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:33 pm
  100. I am a new follower of your blog.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:33 pm
  101. I follow you on Pintrest.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm
  102. I pinned your kit on Pintrest.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm
  103. I shared about this giveaway on FB

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm
  104. Im now a subscriber on YouTube.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm
  105. I joined for your newsletter…..

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:38 pm
  106. I “LIKED” your FB page.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm
  107. I created a Pinterest board called DIVA with your awesome paper!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm
  108. I am following your newsletters.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm
  109. I signed up for the 1st time to Etsy.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm
  110. I made your paper a fav on ETSY!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm
  111. I posted the secret word DIVA on FB.

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm
  112. I posted a direct link on FB to this post for the giveaway!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm
  113. I can’t post to TWITTER because I don’t have it! UGH! The paper is awesome and with 3 DIVA Grand daughters, PERFECT! Thanks for the chance!
    Creative Wishes, Claire S.
    http://www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

    Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:00 am
  114. I subscribed to your emails.

    Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:00 am
  115. I am following on You Tube….as a matter of fact, I’m going to go watch your video on scrap rooms NOW!

    Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:01 am
  116. I added the kit to my Favorites on Etsy.

    Posted on April 3, 2012 at 1:47 am
  117. I subscribed to HH on YouTube.

    Posted on April 3, 2012 at 1:55 am
  118. I signed up for your newsletter.

    Posted on April 3, 2012 at 1:58 am
  119. Hi:

    I’m following you on Pinterest. And after I finish this, I’ll probably pin an item or two to my board!

    Posted on April 3, 2012 at 2:06 am