Good morning Crafty Friends!
Welcome to Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop brought to us by Lisa of HoneyBearz Designs. This is a 12 day hop where we will be showcasing Christmas/Holiday projects of all types! Be sure to stop by and follow each blog (comment each day) for your chance to win many, many sponsored prizes and Lisa's goodies too! I have a feeling there will be blog candy along the way for you to win as well. :)
If you've arrived here from Anita ~ Anita & Bugs then you are in the right spot! If you just happened upon my blog then you'll want to get all the juicy details at the beginning of the hop with Lisa (above). Thanks for stopping by today! I'm super excited for this challenging hop. I love hops that make me be more productive than I normally am! LOL It's a great challenge for myself. I just can't wait to see what every one else has been creating this season so I will list all the stops below for an easy way to find everyone.
On to today's projects. I decided to show you an old and a new! The first one is a card using the same paper line (mostly) as the cards on days 6, 7, & 8. This one has two snowflakes that were precut from either the Cricut or a Cuttlebug die. I added extra Stickles to make it shimmery and inked my edges as always. I like the burgundy background with the blue. It's not something I would normally think to pair together, but I pulled the idea from the pretty flowers on the patterned strip of paper. I added a little brad from Basic Grey to the center of the snowflakes. I stamped a plain piece of cardstock with the "Merry Christmas" stamp and also added a little star. Then, to finish it off, I added two strips of ribbon, one silver sheer and one brown. I got the basic layout idea from a kit (of four) from my local scrapbooking store, so they are not totally my designs, but I always incorporate something to make them my own. ;O) Again, this is another card from last year.
Now, onto one that I made just this past week! I decided to really mix up non-traditional patterns and prints this year. I decided to just go off the wall and start my own sort of holiday trend. ;) Hope you like what I've come up with! Here's the first one...
Look closely or you'll miss the reindeer!
The sentiment stamp happened to land right on a weird spot of the pattern so the last part looks a little funky, but it's not smeared, I assure you. :)
|Same images, but mine are not clear. They are cling stamps, which I'm loving!|
I hope you enjoyed my projects today and thank you for stopping by! Now you are on to Lynda to see what lovely creation she has in store for us today. Don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower if you want to enter to win the grand prize!
In case you get lost...
1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
4. Anita ~http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~ www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
11. Inga http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/
Xo ~ Amy Jo