Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Look Whats Coming in 2016

Hi everyone,

I’m sorry that I haven’t posted my Christmas cards yet.  To be honest, I haven’t had 2 minutes to sit down and craft since Christmas Day.  Well, that’s not quite true.  Today I was downstairs for hours trying to work on something for the New Year but came out empty handed as things just weren’t going together for me.  I hate when that happens.  Having said that, I am not sure that I will have the chance to put together a copy of the cards I sent out because I’m going to be working on the many blog hops I have committed to for 2016.  There is lots to look forward to and below I’ve listed a quick run down of the first 6 months of hops I’m participating in.  The first hop goes live on January 8th and it’s a technique hop so you won’t want to miss it!

Jan. 9: Emboss Resist
Jan. 16: Woodland Critters
Feb. 13: Ink Layering
Feb. 27: LEAP
Mar. 12: Inlaid Diecutting
Apr. 9: Shaker Cards
Apr. 9: Bee Happy
Apr. 23: April Showers
May 14: Penny Spinner
Jun. 11: Step Card
Jun. 18: Road Trip USA

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Card Fail

I made Christmas cards for all my friends and family this year and they turned out really well.  So why am I calling it a “fail” you ask --- because I forgot to take pictures to post to my blog before I sealed the envelopes shut!!  I managed to snap a couple of shots with my IPhone of 2 leftover cards that didn’t make it into an envelope this year but the quality isn’t great so I’m going to go ahead and make a copy of each style of card to post sometime in the next couple of days.

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.  I only have 2 more days of work and then I’m off until January 4th for the holidays.  I hope to get some crafting done while I’m off as I have quite a # of blog hops I’m participating in for the New Year.  Looking forward to sharing my projects for those hops with you!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Santa Baby Blog Hop…

Santa Baby slip a Cricut under the tree, for me!
I’ve been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight.
Come and trim my Christmas tree
With some ribbons bought at Hobby Lobby
I really do believe in you
Let’s see if you believe in me
Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, some bling
Rhinestones, sequins, or stickles will do
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight!
You should have arrived to the North Pole from Alicia’s blog.  If not,

Connie Can Crop is the elf in charge of this holiday Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we would appreciate it if you could leave a little comment for all of Santa's helpers!!

We are so excited to announce our sponsor is going to be Betsy Flot. She is giving one lucky hopper her awesome book

Progressions of Expressions Volume 2.

With over 9,000 titles and quotes for scrapbooking, cards, and other crafting!

Please visit her website HERE

you can find her on Facebook HERE

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday 12/16/15 over on Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

For my project I made a card.  I used my new Cricut Explore to cut around the Santa’s.  It’s hard to tell in the picture but I added a little Wink of Stella on the brim and cuffs of Santa’s outfit.  The gold, glitzy ribbon was attached to a gift I received and I really liked it so I stashed it away for future use.  I think it makes the perfect addition to my card.

I typed out the greeting on the inside, added a little snowflake bling to finish it off.  Hubby & kids names are blurred out since I didn’t get permission to publish them, haha.

Since I had so much fun with my first card, I decided to do another.  Of course, you can’t have Santa without stockings to fill.  And these ones are filled with the cutest little creatures, lol.

 Up next is Holli!
Here's our Jolly line up in case you get lost.

Sharon **you are here**

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to visit all of Santa’s Helpers and share the love.  I am participating in some more great hops in the New Year so don’t forget to stop on by to see what’s on my calendar.

These cards were entered in the following challenges:

Wednesday, December 9, 2015