Friday, November 4, 2011

Welcome to the Winter/Christmas Themed Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Winter/Christmas Themed Blog Hop celebrating our favorite time of the year. This Blog Hop is hosted by Paulette, from Around the Bock with Scrapalette. You can start at the beginning of the hop at  http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/.  These ladies are ALL the epitome of inspiration so be sure and don't miss a single stop! Some prizes are available also!

My project for the hop is a Christmas Tree Mini Album! I really had a hard time deciding what kind of project to do and I wanted to do a Winter card and a Christmas project, and then the Cricut Circle posted their challenge and that made up my mind for me! I can post that there and here! One of my favorite projects is a mini album and my favorite subject is Christmas!! If you are a follower you might remember that I made a stocking mini last year at this time! but it was a lot harder because we couldn't use Santa or Christmas!!! Try doing ANYTHING at Christmas without using one of those words! AND I had to design it first!  Cricut didn't have a stocking shape to use for that until AFTER I did that book. Now they have one and would have saved so much time! But it was fun and I learned a lot! This time I used a white mini book from Michaels that I've had since last Christmas!  I did this one in less than 3 days!! (Last years took me close to a week!) I would have never gotten it completed that fast without the new Imagine "Santa's Village". Most of the cuts are from that cart! My favorite tool for this book (besides the Imagine!!) was the Sakura glitter pen! I glittered up Santas beard and the HO HO HO on the front, as well as the little soldier! I used it everywhere I wanted glitter except the buttons on the gingerbread man and Rudolphs nose. That was just Glossy Accents topped with glitter. This book was a lot of fun! 
I did make a charm that has the Santa bust on 1 side and a gingerbread man on the other, using Tim Holtz fragments and Glossy Accents! In the first pic at the top left of the tree you can see the gingerbread man side. On the last pic you can see the Santa side.






Recipe:
Expression2
Cricut Imagine
Imagine Snow Angel
Imagine Santa's Village
Winter Frolic
Calligraphy
All Wrapped Up
Sakura Clear Star Pen
AC Patterned Paper
Colorbok White paper
Glossy Accents

And just what you all came here for!! I have some blog candy for you for hopping! I'm giving away a Cricut Gingerbread cartridge! Chosen by Random.org. (The packaging was cut open by my helpful husband but I have not touched it! Rewards are still there too! )You do not have to be a follower but would love to have a new friend/follower! 

For a chance at the blog candy:
 1.)  Please leave a comment as to whether you make your own Christmas cards and if you've started them!! (I hate to say I have not! I had told myself last year I was going to start them early as well as the Advent trees for grandkids! Then instead of 400 angels on our Lions Club Angel Tree this year there are 800+ and they're already pouring in! Need them done first! Gotta get those angels adoped!) 
2.)  Please leave contact info! 
Thanks for hopping by, your next stop is Cindy at  http://www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/ 

This is the list of all of the blogs in case you get lost!

1. Paulette at  http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/
8. Michele at  http://www.michelegreen.com/ 

46 comments:

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a fun and creative project! Lots of detail!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

wow, your mini is amazing, I love it, love the choice of papers. thanks for sharing.
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

nancydianne said...

Love the mini! Thanks for participating!

The Bug said...

What an amazing Mini Album! Just stunning! I am always in awe of them - it is something I have never tried.

I do make my own Christmas cards and no - I have not started yet. Yikes, I think it is time to get cracking!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Hugs, Wini
wini@looneybugdesigns.com

Adele said...

Fabulous mini !!!
TFS with us
Hugs
Adele

Emerald said...

Wow!!! Love Love Love your scrapbook treat...So inspiring...thank you much!





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Donna said...

You did a fantastic job on this adorable booklet. Thanks for sharing.

Donna C.
goCricutgo (CC)

Tammy said...

Wow you sure used alot of carts on that awesome project. I must say, I am now getting the new I Christmas cart.

Brenda said...

Fantastic mini album! I have started my Christmas cards and will actually have them done this year.

http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
HappyScrapper64@bex.net

Paper Memories4u said...

So many details in your mini album. I love making them but I'm so behind in my regular scrapbooking that I need to catch up with them before I make any more minis. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower. papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

Kris Dietz said...

Your mini album is gorgeous! I just got the Santa's Village and love the designs. I have this mini tree as well and was really hard pressed for ideas on how to use it (I've never made mini albums before). Thank you for some ideas. This is my first year making cards for any of the holidays. I am starting my Christmas cards this weekend. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Lilygirl said...

Very cute mini!! I love the cuts you chose!! TFS!! laysig@telus.net

Newbie2crafting said...

wow, I love your mini album!!! that colors and Santa's Village cart is PERFECT for Christmas. Love your crafting style.

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

cdm317 said...

Wow! That is just beautiful! Good luck in the Circle challenge.
If you should pick my name for your blog candy, please re-draw. I already have this fun cartridge.
Colleen

Vickie said...

what a great idea on the mini book. Love all the embellishments that you put on the front and thru out the book.

vickiebryn@yahoo.com

Lisa B said...

What a great mini book. I love the traditional feel.

I don't make my own handmade Christmas cards, we always tend to travel around this time and with everything else to be done we usually tend to make some up our own picture cards on the computer, print and them mail.

l_pirelli@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

What a cute mini album. That cart is fabulous! Makes me wish I had an Imagine...

dknox614 said...

I love this! Yes, i do make my own cards, but sadly this year I have not started due ot medical issues.
Thanks for sharing!
dknox614@hotmail.com

Liz said...

What a great project!

Lisa said...

Love the mini book!!!!! I love all the details on it! yes I do make my own christmas cards but no I have not started them yet! i also would like to make some card sets for gifts this year but time just goes way to fast! I am your newest follower I look forward to seeing more of your Christmas projects!

Lisa G
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

stop by & check out my giveaway!

Maria said...

Beautiful mini album.......

mreyes2710@gmail.com

Leanne said...

Fantastic project! I also said I was going to make all my Christmas cards this year and of course have not even started!!

leannelundquist@yahoo.com

craftaholic said...

Wow!! Wow!! Awesome Tree mini!! Great Job! I am already a follower and love your creative style!! I have made my Christmas cards this year and don't always get to them every year, but this year I have made up for last year...LOL
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-about-my-christmas-cards-i-have.html
And if you go to my latest post you can see more!! Good Luck In the Circle Challenge!! Thanks for sharing!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-about-my-christmas-cards-i-have.html
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

Brenda said...

Very nice mini album!!

brz352@yahoo.com

Sherry said...

I love all the little trinkets and details you added to your mini album.

Hope said...

Very nice - thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I started 2 yrs ago w/ my first Cricut, making my own Christmas cards. Simple ones to mail out & elaborate ones to hand deliver. Your mini is gorgeous!!! TFS & for the chance @ the Ginger cart! ChelleBee
kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

scrapaholicjen said...

You've been busy! Your mini album is fantastic! My Santa's Village just arrived yesterday and I can't wait to start using it! Thanks for the inspiration!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

mbchoj said...

button not there to follow :(
I have started my cards-each different. half done.
mbchoj at aol dot com

Mrs. Green said...

I definitely do not make my own Christmas cards! We send out the photo cards. Your mini album is very neat.

michelegreen120 at gmail dot com
www.michelegreen.com

Debbie Goforth said...

OMG I love this....... I had talked myself out of buying the Christmas Village....thanks to you I have it back on my list!!

I do make my own Christmas cards and yes I have started


Debbie @ http://bugginattheseams.blogspot.com/

Mona said...

Great album! Love it!

Mona
monaarmstrong@hotmail.com

Crafty Teacher said...

Love your mini.:) Great idea for my two new Cricut Imagine cartridges too! :) I make my christmas cards and haven't started yet. Maybe tomorrow? :)

:)Khrista
khristamcbride @ comcast.net

scubascrapper brandi said...

I just love all the intricate detail!! That always makes a project. I DO make my Christmas cards and yes, I have started. I designed and made my first for the blog hop today (and it doubled as my entry in the Greenville Circle event). I don't have the gingerbread cart... Thank you for the opportunity to win!! You can contact me through my blog, linked in my posting identity.

bird said...

Very cute christmas book. And I just love the new Santa village thanks for sharing.

Hrvatica said...

Such a cute mini album. I really like the paper you used.

Karen S. said...

Your mini is so cute! Very creative!

I make Christmas cards, but only for my family and sometimes my coworkers. (I think this year I'm scaling it back to just my family.) I haven't started my cards yet... I always wait until the last minute, even though I always mean to start earlier!

Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

pattyk said...

Your mini album is really cute! I do make my own X-mas cards, but I hate to admit I always seem to do them at the last minute!! millierose651@aol.com

Lady Fair said...

Very cute mini-album, so many little details to look at. I'm going to make Christmas cards for the first time this year -- and, no, I have not started yet! I'm a new follower, I hope to check back often.

lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Creative Cutter Room said...

Very creative and beautiful-thanks for sharing it. Cathie
www.creativecutter.org

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love this! And yes I do make my own Christmas cards and I love doing it. I have mine done too, hehehe! love that feeling! Thank you!
Lisa
lisascreativeniche at gmail dot com

RockinRenee said...

What a special mini! Love all the images and ribbons!

Jennifer said...

Ohmygoodness!!!!!!!!! I love, love, love your mini tree album!!! :) What detail and so much gorgeousness on each & every page!

Thanks so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Sharon said...

Cute, cute album! I've never made my own cards before, but just got a new Cricut and plan on doing so and starting very soon!

Sharon said...

PS so sorry - forgot to leave contact info just in case I'm the lucky winner! My email is sharon.wright24@gmail.com

Anna said...

very cute! thanks for visiting my blog,
Anna

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