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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

5 Months Till Christmas Hop (& Christmas Candy!)

Hello there, and welcome to our "5 Months Till Christmas Blog Hop!", yes I said it ONLY 5 MONTHS TILL CHRISTMAS!!!!. 

Every month on the 25th of the month myself and a few other ladies get together for a fun blog hop to show off two Christmas cards each, one made using a die-cut of some sort and one made using a colour medium.  Last year I was so stressed out trying to make all my Christmas cards in time, so this year I planned ahead and had some blogland friends join me in on some fun to take away all our stress at Christmas trying to get cards made in time!  I hope that our monthly hop inspires you to get started early as well, it is never to late! 

If you are following the hop you should have arrived here from wonderful Tara's Blog, but if not be sure to start back at the beginning at the lovely Sally's Blog so that you do not miss out on the amazing cards the ladies made to show to you.

So lets get started, here is my first card - my COLOUR MEDIUM card using Copic Markers (of course!).....
* Image:  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - A Cup of Cozy Wishes
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers
* 4x5.5 card and envelope
* Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny Snowfall Collection 6x6 Paper Pad
* Kraft Cardstock:  Michaels Recollections 8.5x11 paper packs
* Stickles: Cinnamon for around the image and here and there on the snowflakes
* Stickles:  Frosted Lace for the whipped cream in the cocoa cup
* ColorBox Chalk:  Chestnut Roan
Here is a closeup of the coloured image.......
* BROWNS:  E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
* BLUES:  B99, B97, B95
* CARROT:  YR07, YR04
* SNOW:  B00, B000, B000
* MUG:  B93, B91, R20

And now on to my DIE CUT card using Quickutz.....
* 4x5.5 card & envelope
* 4x4 Quickutz Birthday Penguin
* ColorBox Chalk: Chestnut Roan
* Patterned Paper: JilliBean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder 6x6 Paper Pad
* Blue Cardstock:  Textura Pastel 6x6 Paper Pad
* All other cardstock and papers from my scrap bin
* Googlie Eyes:  Michaels
* Earmuffs:  Scrap yarn from my Mom
* Sentiment:  My Favorite Things - Merry & Bright
* Ink:  Close to My Heart - Star Spangled Blue
* 3D Pop Dots
* Scrap Perfect - Best Ever Glue!

Here is a closeup of the Penguin.....
CANDY ALERT: I hope that you enjoyed today's post, and since I am in the Holiday Spirit I am going to offer you a chance to win an early Christmas gift from me =)  If you like the Snow Lady that I used in my Colour Medium card, then she could be yours!  All I ask is that you post the picture below on your side bar and leave me a comment below.  You do not have to be a follower, but if you like my work I would love to have you as a follower.  I will have this candy open until August 20th and I will name the lucky winner on my August 25th Christmas Hop post =)
Your next stop on the hop is the talented Georgiana!

Please find a list of the hop order for this month below in case you get lost along the way, you won't want to miss out on the cards the ladies have to show you!
1.) Sally 
2.) Tara
3.) Shari (you are here!!)  
5.) Tara
6.) Mary
7.) Kerry 
8.) Heather 
9.) Sara 
Good luck on the Christmas Candy, and I hope to see you back here soon =)
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!


  1. Gorgeous Christmas cards Shari. Love them both. Thanks so much for the opportunity to try and win the snowwoman stamp.
    Caz x

  2. Lol I LOVE the legs on your snowwoman stamp!! Have never seen legs on a snowman before this moment. Your penguin is adorable and the eyes make it perfect!

    Sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  3. So the colouring of your snowman...the penguin is too cute too! Lee-Ann :)

  4. Shari, your cards are gorgeous! I love the snowman but the penguin is fantastic :)


  5. Hi Shari,
    I am a follower who loves your blog and I did post your candy on my sidebar.

  6. Shari,

    Both cards are just super! Love the legs on the snow lady. The penguin in super cute. I'm so happy I was able to join in on the fun! I'm posting your candy on my sidebar.

    Craftin Desert Divas

  7. Shari these are too cute I love those fuzzy earmuff's on your penguin :) hugs Nikki C

  8. That is such a cute KK stamp and I love the colours that you used. Googly eyes are adorable.

  9. Adorable as always. You rock!!! Love the pompom yarn used for ear muffs on the penguin....too cute. Socks!!!

  10. Oh my goodness, love both the cards!!

  11. I added your picture to my sidebar, follower already:)

    would love to win the snow woman!!

  12. Thanks for the reminder of how much work I have to do:) Love both of these cards. The clean layout shows off your work beautifully


  13. Love your penguin and snowman cards. TFS.
    I'd put you on my blog if I had one. lol
    dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)

  14. Aaah, your holiday crads are so festive. Love the matching earmuffs on the penguin and those snowman's legs are so cute. Glad we are hopping towards Christmas together! :)

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  15. Shari your pengouin is gorgeous

  16. Both cards ar so cute. I like the googly eys and the great job coloring the snowman.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  17. Love, Love ,LOVE your cards as always, thank you for asking me to join in the hop I really enjoyed it. Hugs :)

  18. Super cute! I just love the colours you used on the first card!

  19. Hi Shari
    Sorry for the delay in visiting you. Love your cards, both so cute. Great snowman and the penguin is toooo cute, love the eyes.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  20. Christmas is my favourite holiday and I really like looking at Christmas cards. Yours are very beautiful! :) Hugs! xx

  21. Love your colouring,the colours are stunning!


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