Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dr. Seuss Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss! We are so happy you dropped by to celebrate his birthday with us. He was a wonderful highly revered children’s author who many of us learned to read by. The quote below is taken from a Wikipedia entry about his life. I myself (Teresa)  am so thrilled to have had the privilege to teach about him during my years as a school teacher.

“In May 1954, Life magazine published a report on illiteracy among school children, which concluded that children were not learning to read because their books were boring. Accordingly, William Ellsworth Spaulding, the director of the education division at Houghton Mifflin who later became its Chairman, compiled a list of 348 words he felt were important for first-graders to recognize and asked Geisel to cut the list to 250 words and write a book using only those words.[33] Spaulding challenged Geisel to "bring back a book children can't put down." [34] Nine months later, Geisel, using 236 of the words given to him, completed The Cat in the Hat. It retained the drawing style, verse rhythms, and all the imaginative power of Geisel's earlier works, but because of its simplified vocabulary, it could be read by beginning readers. The Cat in the Hat and subsequent books written for young children achieved significant international success and they remain very popular today. In 2009 Green Eggs and Ham sold 540,366 copies, The Cat in the Hat sold 452,258 copies, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960) sold 409,068 copies—outselling the majority of newly published children's books.[35]”

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For our hop we have several wonderful projects for you to enjoy. We are starting here at Three Scrappy Gals. If you have come from Sarah's blog you are in the right place. If not please go to Three Scrappy Gals and start at the beginning you don’t want to miss any Seusstical creations.

I used my favorite Dr. Seuss quote: "Today you are you, that is truer than true, there is no one who, is youer than you." When my daughter was little she liked to play bride. Here she is about three, wearing a hankie on her head and just being herself.

I used white cardstock, Heidi Swapp Color Mist, a doily with the center removed, thickers, a flower and brad from my stash and 2 pieces from a Christmas pick.

We have some wonderful blog candy for you to win. Check the Three Scrappy Gals blog for the awesome prize! Winner will be drawn and announced on Tuesday March 5, 2013.

To be eligible for the drawing you must:
  1. Become a follower of each blog (if you aren’t already)
  2. Comment on each blog post
  3. Leave your contact information

Now hop on over to Miranda's blog and see the awesome project she has to share with you.

Here's the line-up in case you want to revisit.


  1. Great LO and an awesome quote!

  2. what a sweet layout. :)

    robinlcarroll at

  3. How adorable!! Love this Lo page! Love the heart Doily! Stunning! I love this quote too!
    TFS New Follower

  4. Love your quote!! and you layout is a picture to treasure, how a little white hankie can give someone so much joy!!! A moment in time xxx Greetings from Swakopmund Namibia AFRICA :-)

  5. What a beautiful laced heart and other details - TFS! It's been fun hopping with you today!

  6. This is a lovely layout! I love the Dr. Seuss quote you used! Great job!

  7. What a bautiful page!

  8. I just love your creation, and the words you used... What an awesome Hop... In my family we have celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday every year with a little cake with a Cat In the Hat on Top... My youngest son just loves Dr. Seuss to no end...


  9. Vicki,
    Love your creating...I love the colors you used also. Great layout. Thanks for being in the hop today.

  10. Great lo Vicki! I really like your title. Thanks for inviting me to the blog hop!

  11. WHat a priceless photo and gorgeous layout! That quote is perfect!
    Already a fan and follower!!
    Scrappy hugs,