Saturday, August 25, 2012

"4 Months til Christmas" Blog Hop

Good morning and Happy Saturday.  I hope you all have amazing plans for this weekend no matter where you are.  It is exactly 4 months today until Christmas and like every month since February it is the day we showcase 2 Christmas cards on our short blog hop.  Premise of our hop ~ so that none of us will be rushed to get our cards made during the busy months, a group of very talented ladies headed by my best friend, Shari, make 2 Christmas cards (one using a coloured medium and one using some kind of die cut) and have a short blog hop on the 25th of each month.  Cool, huh?  I know I am already feeling like I have a great head start on Christmas cards and will be able to enjoy crafting in November/December if I get time. 

So, if you are arriving from Tara P's blog you are in the correct spot.  If not, you will want to go to my friend Kerry's blog to start at the beginning of our hop.  Two of our regular ladies needed to take this month off and we have a wonderful guest designer joining us.  Welcome to Lora, owner of One Crazy Stamper, who is joining us today.  I will have the order of all 8 of us on this hop at the end of the post in case you happen to get lost along the way.  Alright, enough are my cards:


Close Up:



Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ ATD Momenta Christmas
~ Fancy Pants 6 x 6 Winterland
Image ~ Bugaboo Stamps Ava & Deacon Christmas "HoHo"
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Ovals Small
~ Petite Ovals Large
Inside Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Inside Christmas Sentiments 
Punch ~ Martha Stewart snowflake
Chalk ~ Memento Turquoise Gem
~ Studio G  Pink
Liquid Pearls ~ Opal
Silver Stickles
Clear Dew Drops
Button & floss ~ "Use it Up" Inventory




Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Recollections
Cricut ~ Mini Monograms Scalloped Circle
Circle Punch ~ Marvy
Border Punch ~ EK Success
Cuttlebug ~ Snowflakes embossing folder
Image ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Sentiment ~ JustWordz Christmas Season
Inside Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Inside Christmas Sentiments
Ribbon ~ American Crafts
Bling ~ Recollections
Colorbox Chalk ~ Creamy Brown
Sakura Glaze Pen

Well, thanks for dropping by today.  You are now off to Mary's blog.  Have a great day and a fun weekend. 

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

Our Hop Order:

3.) Sara:
4.) Shari:
5.) Tara:
6.) Heather:   (YOU ARE HERE!)
7.) Mary:
8.) Lora: (Special Guest)


  1. These are just fabulous Heather!!! I love both of them! :)

  2. Another two wonderful cards in this blog hop. Yours are so beautiful. I love the layouts, the images and the sentiments you have used. TFS

  3. Hi BFF! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BOTH CARDS! I love the HO HO card with all the stickles, and the colours are just wonderful, love to see non-traditioal Chrismtas colours used. The die image is, wow! I love the red & green bling on the snowflakes and LOVE the snowman stamp alot! Hmmm, this is not what you thought you were going to make for your die card - you surprised me on this one, was looking forward to seeing your reindeer you talked about but you wow'd me with BOTH cards =)

    So happy to be doing this monthly hop with my Best Friend Ever!


  4. Both your cards are super! Glad to be on the hop with you.


  5. Heather your cards are gorgeous! I love the silver stickles, they are really vibrant....something I may need to pick up :) Both cards are perfect!


  6. Absolutly beautiful cards. I love being a part of this blog hop with you. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Love them both...the ho ho is my fav!! Lee-Ann :)

  8. I just love your cards! I am going to dig out my snowflakes embossing folders and MS snowflake punch and get busy! What a great idea!

  9. Love your cards. Love how you used bling to accent the embossed snowflakes. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

  10. WOW Heather Love your cards they are so great I love all the details you used so great. I don't know what else to say but wow great job :)

  11. Fantastic cards, I especially LOVE the image on the first card.

  12. OMGoodness... these cards are sp precious!! Thanks for sharing them :))

  13. Love these hops and your cards are so fantastic :) hugs NikkiC


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