Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"5 Months til Christmas" Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome again to the next installment of our countdown to Christmas.  Five months today is Christmas and if your summer has been as hot and humid as ours has been it is hard to imagine the snow and ice of winter months.  But it will be here before you know it....and this year I will be prepared. 

A little bit of info about our hop if you are new.....on the 25th of each month a group of my fellow crafters and I make 2 Christmas cards, one using a die cut machine and one using a stamped image and a colouring medium.  To get the most out of our hop, you need to start at the beginning at Sally's blog.  If you just arrived from Kerry's blog  you are in the right place.  I will have the entire order of the hop at the end of this post and we have 2 new girls joining us this month so let's welcome Sara and Tara B. with some love while you are hopping.

I have my coloured card first.  It looks very much like cards I have posted last Christmas but I wanted to reproduce this card to send to a few relatives this year.


Card Stock ~ Bazzill and Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Creative Memories
Image ~ Kraftin' Kimmie "O Holy Night"
Copic markers
Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie "Nativity Sentiments"
Colorbox Chalk ~ Creamy brown
Button and Twine ~ "Use it Up" inventory

My second card is a new die cut creation.  While I was making it in the 100 degree weather I was hoping it would make me feel cool.....not really.....but the card is cool!! It is more of a "Winter" card than a Christmas card but I do have some people in my life that I like to give a card to at holiday time who do not actually celebrate Christmas.


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Three Bugs in a Rug
Cricut Cartridges ~ Elegant Edges
~ Snow Friends 2009-2010
Sentiment ~ CARDZ TV Stamps "Good Friends"
Cuttlebug ~ Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Colorbox Chalk ~ Creamy Brown
Action Wobble
Stickles ~ Cotton Candy
~ Baby Blue
Various brads, button, jewels, twine from
"Use it Up" inventory

**I would like to enter the snowman card into the challenge at CARDZ TV to use a snowman or snowflake from any Cricut cartridge**

Thanks for coming by to visit me today.   Be sure to come back and visit soon as I will have 2 days of baby shower crafts for you to see.  Your next stop is Sara's blog

Until next time,
keep crafting and "Merry Christmas"

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather


1.) Sally:
2.) Tara:
3.) Shari:
4.) Georgiana:
5.) Tara B:
6.) Mary:
7.) Kerry:
8.) Heather:  
9.) Sara: 


  1. Both are wonderful...the snowman is my fav...too cute! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Heather,

    I just love both your cards. Great job. I'm so happy to have joined in the hop. I'm a new follower.

    Craftin Desert Divas

  3. What fantastic cards that snowman just makes you smile :) hugs Nikki C

  4. Great cards Heather. Thank you for your inspiration.

  5. Both are very nice! I love the snowman's hat- reminds me of icing!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  6. Heather your snowman card is absolutely adorable! I will have to check out that cartridge :) Your other card is perfect too!


  7. Hey BFF! Wow you have outdone yourself again! I love the way you coloured the KKS and the design is just perfect! Your snowman is just adorable, I Love how you created this card! Great job BFF!!


  8. I love both of your card, especially the snowman one.

  9. Both of your cards turned out beautiful.

  10. Love your cards. That dancing snowman is so cute. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)

  11. Hi my pref is snowman but the other card is very cute too

  12. Great cards Heather!! Thanks so much for playing the Christmas in July Challenge at Cardz TV!

  13. Cute cards! I love all the bling on your snowman :)

  14. That snowman is simply adorable! Love the nativity stamp, KK stamps are my favorite!


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