Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day Two

Welcome to day two of Christmas in July.

We just couldn't stop playing with the holiday theme, so we've got a second day filled with great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas. Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two and even a couple great decorating ideas. We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year. We'd like to say a HUGE THANKS to our sponsor today.
Theresa is giving away a $20 Stampin' Up Gift Certificate to one lucky winner AND take 10% off any order placed through her (not available on website) by July 30th. Email her at scrapsbygracie AT with your order. All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs. That's it! It really is easy. Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).
Now on with the hop!
You should have come from SARAH's blog, but if you stumbled across my blog please start at the beginning at THERESA's blog.  I have a 2 page layout of the Christmas Candlelight Tour at Tryon Palace 2015 (this past Christmas) to share. Pictures are not allowed to be taken inside the Palace due to the rules of the site. I'll post more details after the first page.

 The patterned paper is from Recollections Bright and Jolly 12 x 12" Christmas pad. The picture mats are Studio Calico 7Seven Paper Amelia.
Here's a close-up of the title- It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year- from Pebbles Home For The Holidays 12 x 12" Paper Pad.

Close-up of the journaling also from Home For The Holidays. The Pickled Brothers Circus was fun to watch! They performed a fire stick swallowing act & a juggling act. I added the fireworks picture overlooking The Palace on this page since they both deal with fire. The washi tape is from the same roll I used on my card from yesterday.
the photo mats on the second page are from Home For the Holidays as well
Close-up of the journaling. The journaling block is from Craft Smith Olde Time Christmas 6 x 6" paper pad. The horses were outside for guests to pet while waiting in line to tour the Palace. Their were also dogs inside the stables. I included a picture of an empty stable. The stables are usually used, but were used for Candlelight.
That's all I have for you today. You will go to JEARISE's blog where I'm sure she has something awesome to share again! Thanks for all the nice comments and stopping by!

Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way.
Theresa ~
Kim ~
Alicia ~
Lisa ~
Enclade ~
Holli ~
Sharon ~
Sarah ~
Amanda ~ -- YOU ARE HERE
Jearise ~ -- GO NEXT


Katydid Cards said...

Amanda, that is some gorgeous paper you used for this layout. Your pictures on the mats look fantastic against it. And I loved the way you did your journaling...very cool. I always enjoy hopping with you and always look forward to your visits on my blog. I'm already a follower, but I don't always catch your posts so I decided to follow you on least I'm pretty regular on that.

Miranda said...

Love your LO!!!!

Amanda Rhodes said...

Thanks so much, Kim! :)

lorby said...

What nice layouts. You did a great job on them.

Theresa Knopf said...

Great layout!
Thanks for hopping with me.

Denise S. said...

Beautiful paper for the background and nice layout.

Lisa Frederick said...

Oooh! Who doesn't like to play with beautiful paper? And you played so well! Gorgeous layouts. Great hopping with you!

Sunflower Holli said...

Beautiful paper I really like your layout

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your layouts are wonderful! I like how you placed the pictures and how you shared the memories.

Golden Goddess Designs said...

great pages! love them!