Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"8 Months til Christmas" Blog Hop

Good Morning, my friends!  What better way for me to get back to blogging after my little break than with a hop.  Welcome to the "8 Months til Christmas" blog hop.  If you arrived from Georgiana's blog then you are in the right place.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, go to Georgiana's blog as she is first on our short hop of 6.  The complete list will be posted at the end. 

On the 25th of every month we do a Christmas card blog hop where we create 2 cards ~ one using a stamped, coloured image and one using a die cut machine of some sort.  This way we will be prepared with some cards when that busy season arrives. 

My Cricut card today is scrap lifted from my friend Mary at CARDZ TV.  She made a lovely card that I wanted to try so I made it into a Christmas card.  It is more elegant than cute which veers from my usual style.  It uses traditional Christmas colours.


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ DCWV Christmas stack
Cricut ~ Elegant Edges
Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Nativity Sentiments
Cuttlebug ~ Swiss Dots Embossing folder
Buttons & twine from my "Use it Up" inventory

My stamped image card uses very non-traditional colours and is a fun, bright card.   It is a 5" X 5" square.


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned paper ~ from my "use It Up" inventory (I have had it so long
I do not remember where I got it or who the manufacturer is)
Stamp ~ House Mouse Designs Light Line
coloured with my Copic markers
Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie
Glossy Accents
Button, twine and gems also from my inventory

Thank you for dropping by today.  I hope to have a few more posts for you in the next little while.  I have been spending my crafting time scrap booking again and loving it.  You are now off to the talented Kerry's blog.  Have a great day and "Merry Christmas"!!!

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

BLOG HOP ORDER (in case you get lost along the way)


  1. Welcome back ;) I am so in love with that stamped image. I actually squealed when I saw how stinkin' cute those mice are! Great cards! TFS

  2. Heather, your cards are gorgeous! Simple is beautiful :)

  3. Both cards are beautiful! I love the traditional colors and the non-traditional colors. Great cards! :) Janis

  4. Adorable cards Heather! I am really enjoying doing this blog hop each month with you.

  5. Oh Heather! Both cards are wonderful! I really like the colours you used on the HMD card, great colouring too!

  6. I love both cards, but especially the bright nontraditional colours of the second! Hugs, Roxy.

  7. Great cards, love the sentiment on the first one!!

  8. Such a great idea getting a head start on your Christmas cards!

    I love both of your cards, those little mice and the christmas lights too cute!



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