Friday, January 25, 2013

11 Months to Christmas Blog Hop

Hi Crafters,
I am excited to announce that I have joined the fun again this year for the monthly count down to Christmas blog hops. I had a lot of fun creating Christmas cards year long last year and look forward to doing it again. I do have a confession though...not only did I create Christmas cards all year, I also taught a series of 4 Stampin' Up Christmas card classes but in the end I didn't end up sending out one single Christmas card! I was dealing with my (all day) morning sickness from the beginning of November until the end of December and truly not in the holiday spirit. The good news is I will super prepared next year lol. More good news is that my monring sickness has finally subsided and I have been back in my craft room a bit lately.

Well, I best be letting you get on with your hop, LOL. If you have arrived from Kerry's blog you are right on track, if not and you would like to start at the beginning you want to head to Shari's blog. This year we changed things up a bit and each month has a theme. This month the theme was snow. I stretched it a bit by just justing snowflakes on my cards! Below are the cards I created this month and the details are listed below them. We also have a guest designer this month the very talented Nikki from Limited Run Digital Stamps.

Your next stop is Georgiana's blog. Enjoy the hop and happy crafting!

Cardstock: scraps bin
Patterned paper: DCWV Christmas Stack
Digital Stamp: Limited Runs 'Brill'
Sentiment Stamp: Justwordz Christmas Set
Paper Snowflake: SU retired punch
Snowflake gem: Dollarama
Baubles: Homemade

Cardstock: scraps bin
Patterned paper: DCWV Christmas Stack - look familiar :)
Paper Snowflake: SU retire Die (Snowflakes #2)
Sentiment Stamp: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Snowflake gem + gems: Dollarama
Twine: Twinery
Ribbon: Offray
SU word window, modern label, 2.5" circle punches


Nikki said...

I love all the blues and that both your christmas cards are so different but look like a matching set. You made Brill so Handsome and love the sentiment with him :)
hugs Nikki

Shari said...

Tara, your cards are amazing! Snowflakes are parts of the theme so you are good, lol! I love both cards, your image on the first is too cute and your second card is just so beautiful! Love the punched out circle with the snowflake as the main focus, just beautiful!

Thanks for being on the team again this year, and I am so glad that you are feeling better =)


snappy scrappy said...

So cute...great colours!! Lee-Ann :)

Heather said...

Tara, these are great. Blue is such a good colour to use with snow. I had a year like that with cards ~ never sent any out 2 years ago because I just didn't find the time. At least you had a better excuse. Hope things are going well with you and baby. Hugs!!

Kerry said...

Cute cards Tara! Glad you are feeling better.

Mary said...

Fantastic cards Tara, love that elf and the snowflake on the second card is awesome!

Glad you are feeling better and congratulations of course :)


Debbie said...

These are both so cute! I love the sentiment on the first one!!
Glad you're getting over the morning sickness!!

Sally said...

Glad you are feeling better and had time to craft.
Love the use of the same paper but two entirely different looking cards. Great image, must pop over to Nikki and see what I can find.
Great cards :)
Have a good day.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sara said...

Great cards like that they have the same feel but are completely different. Love the facial exprestion on the elf and the sentiment is cute

Debs M said...

2 great cards, love the blue and white x

Edwina said...

Love the blue snowflake paper you used. I especially like your snowflake card. That elf is so funny. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Ellis said...

Great christmas cards, the elf looks suprised and the other is just lovely! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Angela Elsey said...

really looking forward to following your blog, I just came across it :) You are very creative!