Monday, December 31, 2018

Christmas Cards and Part of A Wedding Scrapbook

*Warning!* This is a long post of pictures only. Have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Merry Christmas

I made this card for UnstampaBelles Challenge 86. The challenge is to not use stamps first of all and explain the theme in your country or family. Every year my family attends the Candlelight Tour at Tryon Palace so that is my theme. The decorations are from olden days and the characters say, "Happy Christmas" instead of Merry Christmas as you leave each room. The tour is of several rooms in the Palace- The paper I used is from Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Collection and I adhered it to a Recollections A2 size card with Elmer's  Bond Permanent Tape Runner. The sentiment- Merry Christmas is from the same collection and I ran it through my Xyron 1.5 Create A Sticker maker after I cut it out. The washi tape at the top is from Recollections Noel washi tape collection. I chose Clean And Simple since I didn't use stamps. Have a Merry Christmas everyone. You have until December 28th to join the challenge if you would like!

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Stockings Were Hung Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the 
Stockings were Hung Blog Hop!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there!
This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Christmas Stockings! Each of our projects will have at least one stocking on it.

You should have arrived from (Rebecca A ) but if you just so happened to stumble across our hop and need to start at the very start,
Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this Special holiday hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have three awesome sponsors for this hop!!

Will be giving away this gorgeous Winter mailbox die, glitter tape and fun twine!

is giving away Kaisercraft Peace and Joy paper pad and collectibles


Wendy Chapman Bellino
is giving away a Christmas themed digital kit from Club Scrap

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 on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 12/12/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now on to my project:
I decided to break away from my Christmas cards and make a layout for 2 pictures this Christmas. The background patterned paper and border is from Paper Studio Old World Winter Cardstock 12 x 12 in pad. The title- Christmas Memories, the bottom picture mat, the stocking sticker, red tag, and candy cane sticker are all from Simon Says Stamp. It's the December 2018 Card Kit and is currently out of stock. I wrote on the tag Christmas 2018 to remember the year later. The candy cane photo mat is from The Stamps of Life Hope & Joy 6 x 6 paper pad collection. The string of lights sticker, the journaling square, the Christmas tree sticker, and the gifts stickers are from Simple Stories Oh What Fun 12 x 12 Collection Kit that I bought from see link. I found the Paper Studio paper pad at Hobby Lobby last night and decided to make a layout.  I have a 6 month old nephew that will be in a lot of pictures this Christmas I'm sure. 
a close-up pic of the tag, stickers, and paper

I will post an updated post of the layout once the pictures have been added so please be sure to become a follower as mentioned above! That's all I have to share today.
Be sure to hop over to Kim ( to see her awesome creation.

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Be sure to join us next month for our
This Magic Moment Disney Themed Blog hop!

Thank you for letting us inspire you!