Saturday, May 2, 2015

Run for the Roses 2015

We are so excited to bring you this fun blog hop featuring some Derby Themed projects.
Especially to one of our Hosts... Rhonda, because this event takes place in her hometown!!
We hope you will enjoy your time as you hop and that you feel
inspired to create some Derby Fun!

The Kentucky Derby, which first ran in 1875, is best known for the Horses, Kentucky Bourbon and the beautiful Derby Hats that are worn and takes place every year, the first Saturday in MAY. It is a two week long event... Imagine Mardi Gras to New Orleans if you will! It all starts with a kick off... THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE, the biggest firework show in North America. In those two weeks there are many events that take place and many STARS visit and attend these events... a lot are fund raising events for some great charities. In addition to DERBY PARTIES folks here have at home!
I'm the 4th stop in the hop today.  You should have come from Dawn's   If you get distracted along the way, there's a complete lineup listed below.  

I'm really excited to be apart of this great hop.  My brother-in-law's family has been involved in Quarter horse racing and my husbands family owned horses and have always used the event to gather and have a theme party.

 This year we are doing

B E E R  F E S T

A couple of weeks ago the invitations went out and asked each couple to bring their favorite flavor of beer 

I used a few Paper Smooches stamp sets to create the front of the card.  I layered the beer mugs using a masking technique. 

When my guest arrive the will receive 4 tags.  Three of them are stamped 1  2  and  3.  This is so they can put their place their bets on who's going to win.  The fourth tag is for them to keep so they can remember what their personal color is. 

There will be a total of 13 people here for the Beer Fest.  I've used 13 different colors of paper so we each have a unique color.  And as a rule, the winner has to have his/her claim ticket.  You would be surprised how many times someone has thrown there winning ticket away and couldn't claim the familyfamily pool.


I used the Paper Smooches Deco Bag Die to create a pocket for each horse that is running.  When this post was wrote, we had two horses scratched and one alternate fill in.  Each person will place their tags in the pouch for the horse they believe will WIN, PLACE and SHOW.  Once the race is over we will pull the bags off and see who won the trifecta or if we just have a winner. 

Now... if you'd like to be a LUCKY Winner of some goodies... please visit each designers blog and become a follower, leave a comment! Winner will be chosen and announced May 9th!
The complete line up is below and again THANKS for joining us!!!...
Flowers & More By Rhonda -
Daisy Collins -


Amanda Rhodes said...

What a great idea! I hope you have a great party!! TFS!

lorby said...

What a great idea for beer lovers everywhere - like my hubby. I may have to steal your idea. It's all so cute.

Boni said...

thats really clever

Flowers & More By Rhonda said...

Oh Tammy... what an AWESOME Idea!!! So cool... and I love how you included the Jockey Silks! Thanks so much for being apart of this event.... and another great idea for my next year Derby Party... HUGS!

Edwina said...

Well, sounds like you had a good time. Are you from KY too? I had never heard of the beer fest and I was born and raised in KY. Then again my real Dad never took us to the festive events except to see the balloons. I like your tags, chart and card. You did a wonderful job for your party. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Kimberly Pate | KP Kre8tions said...

Now this is a fun way to celebrate the day of the Derby Run. Love your idea of the tags, and the also the way you incorporated the jockey jerseys into the mix with your project. So, in the end, did anyone have the trifecta?

Thank you so much for taking part in our blog hop!

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