Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"6 Months Til Christmas" Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our monthly blog hop.  It is 6 months today until Christmas.  Not sure about where you are but here where I am it sure feels like Summer (ie. hot and humid) and I could use a little cold about now.  So creating Christmas cards helps with that.  If you have arrived from my bff, Shari, then you are in the correct spot.  If not, you should go see what she has created first and head back over here.  I will have the complete blog listing at the end of this post.

For this month's theme, we were given a photo to use for inspiration.  This photo is at my friend Shari's house when we were over just before Christmas:

For my first card, I used the traditional Christmas colours of red and green for my inspiration:

Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park Very Merry Christmas
Image ~ High Hopes Penguin Friends
Sentiment ~ High Hopes Penguin Greeting
Glossy Accents
Stickles ~ Xmas Red
~ Diamond
Ribbon, Button, Twine ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

Copics Used: B000, G03, G05, G07, R22, R24, R29, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR02, YR04, YR07, W3, W5, W7

For my second card I used the wreath on the cupcake (which I made as well) for my inspiration:

Card stock ~ Recollections, Bazzill
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park Very Merry Christmas
Die ~ Memory Box  Small Madison Window
Banner and Sentiment Set ~ Marianne Design Collectibles
Image ~ wreath cut from a digital stamp, source unknown
Gems ~ Kaisercraft Silver
Ink ~ Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink

Copics Used: R22, R24, R29, YG91, YG83, YG95

Thanks so much for dropping by today.  I hope we could inspire you to think about starting your Christmas projects.  Now you are off to Mary.

Keep crafting and thinking cool thoughts.  Merry Christmas!

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

Karen (our guest Designer this month)


  1. Iam so in love with your penguin card!! Its awesome!!
    Love the second card too but I am a sucker for penguins.
    Hope that you have a great week!!

  2. Heather, wow both cards turned out wonderful! I love the sentiment and the penguins on the first and I absolutely LOVE the wreath in the window on your second card. Great Job BFF!


  3. Those little penguins are darling and I love the wreath in the window on your second card! Gorgeous!

  4. OMG I totally am in love with those penguins!!! You have done an awesome job colouring them :) Your second card is beautiful too...love the wreath in the window (I have that die too and love it)


  5. These are so cute love the shiny noses too adorable :) hugs Nikki

  6. Too cute Heather, love the penguins...Ive got this stamp it hasn't seen the light of day yet.....I need to change that.
    Two great cards, we are going to be so organised for Christmas :)
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs Sally


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