Friday, January 25, 2013

"11 Months 'til Christmas" Blog Hop

Good morning, crafting world.  Do you remember our monthly bog hop from last year?  Well it is BACK and I couldn't be more excited to get a jump on Christmas.  The premise of our hop is this......once a month on the 25th a few of my incredibly talented crafty friends show you TWO projects we have made for Christmas.  Our "rules" have changed up a bit this year ~ last year we did two cards, one using a colouring medium and one using some kind of die cut.  That challenged many of us so we tried to think of something different.  And we came up with a THEME for the month to follow with any TWO Christmas projects.  I most likely will stick to cards for the first few months at least as I only had to make a handful of cards by the beginning of November and had my cards mailed on time with little stress because of this jump start. 

Our theme for January is SNOWBOUND ~ any two projects with a snow theme.  It could not be more appropriate for the weather we are having right now.  Although there is not a lot of snow it for sure is Winter with temperatures of -15C (with a wind chill of -25C).  And we are expecting a little snow on the weekend to top it all off. 

If you have arrived from my BFF, Shari, then you are in the correct spot.  If not, you should go to her blog and start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss anything along the way. We have a special guest joining us this month and I would like to welcome Nikki, who has a line of fantastic digital stamps which I used on my snowman card.  A link to her company is in the recipe. 

Here are my two cards:


Close up of the snowman:

the inside:

(I left it blank to add some new Christmas sentiments I hope to get before next year.)


Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park 6" x 6" Very Merry Christmas
Image ~ Limited Runs Digital Stamps Cupcake Snowman
Copic Markers
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilites "Lacey Ovals", "Classic Ovals Large"
Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Embossing Powder ~ Stampendous White
Punches ~ Martha Stewart and Marvy Snowflakes
~ EK Success Apron Lace border punch
Colorbox Chalk Ink ~ Lipstick Red
Ranger Glossy Accents
Stampendous Crystal Snow
Ribbon, twine, buttons ~ "Use it Up" Inventory


This card is 6" x 6" and is my first attempt at a shaker card.  It was fun!

close up of the "Shaker":

the inside:


Card stock ~ Bazzill, Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ DCWV "Tis the Season" stack
Image ~ Your Next Stamp Winter Home
Copic Markers
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Labels Eight
Cuttlebug ~ Snowflake embossing folder
Punches ~ Martha Stewart snowflake
~ EK Success Scalloped Scallop
Colorbox Chalk Ink ~ Creamy Brown
Martha Stewart Glass Microbeads ~ Tourmaline
~ Feldspar
Sentiment ~ a mix of 2 clear stamps but I have no idea where
they are from
Stickles ~ Cotton Candy
Stampendous Crystal Snow
Bling and the acetate for the shaker ~ "Use it Up" inventory

Thanks so much for coming by today and reading my rather lengthy post.  Your next stop along the way is my friend, Mary.  Enjoy your Friday and your weekend and remember you have only 11 months to get your crafting and shopping done...hee! hee!

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

BLOG HOP ORDER:  (in case you happen to get lost along the way or miss someone)

3.) Mary:
4.) Sara: 
5.) Kerry:
6.) Tara: 
7.) Georgiana:
8.) Sally:
9.) Nikki (Guest Designer):


  1. Hi Heather

    Beautiful Cards I love all the glitter on the snowman and the shaker card is stunning
    hugs Nikki

  2. Hey BFF, wow your cards are amazing! Love the shaker card with the YNS house, so perfect! And your Snowman cupcake is absolutly adorable! Love LOve Love the way the snowman is all glittery! Great job sweetie!


  3. Awesome cards Heather! Love the shaker.

  4. My goodness my friend! Awesome cards!

  5. Oh a shaker fun! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Fantastic cards Heather, love the image in the first one with all the glitter and the shaker card is fantabulous!


  7. Two great cards Heather, love the shaker card and the snowman is so cute.
    I'm loving the hop so far :)
    Have a good day.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  8. Wow, great cards! and a wonderful job on coloring the cupcake snowman. It looks so perfect with your cardstock.

  9. Wonderful cards Heather, Love your use of non traditional Christmas colours. Glad to be back :) hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  10. Your cards are so pretty. I love the cup cake. I love the decorating of your cards inside. It just makes them extra special. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  11. Wonderful winter cards, great to do a shaker card, haven't seen one of those in a while! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  12. Love the cards, especially the snowman, so cute!


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