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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

6 Months Till Christmas Hop!

Hello and Welcome to our 6 Months Till Chrismas Blog Hop! Oh Yeah you read right, 6 months!  Have you started your shopping yet?  How about your Christmas Cards?  Well this fun hop will hopefully inspire you to get started on your own cards to releive some stress closer to the holiday =) 

If you are new to our hop here is a little about us...Last year I challenged myself to create 2 Christmas cards a month and to post them on my blog on the 25th of each month to count down to Christmas, so that when the holiday's arrived I was not so stressed out trying to get all my cards done in time to give out.  I mentioned this to a few of my friends and they all wanted to join in and then some from blogland asked as well.  So now on the 25th of each month myself and a few talented ladies post 2 Christmas projects for our hop to share with all our blogland friends =) 

Each month we have a new theme and this months theme for our hop is - Photo Inspiration, see photo below (this is a picture of my dinning room table when I had my friends Todd and Heather over just before Christmas last year =)
Following the photo above I chose to use the colours Red & Black and the Snowman as well.  I made each card using the same papers as well as the same colour scheme and similar supplies and Copic colours too.  
Here is card #1 using a Whipper Snapper stamp called "Snow is overrated" - check out the snow, it is Extra Fine Flower Soft!.... 

Here is a look at the inside....

Here is a close up of the image to see the Copic colours and the "Flower Soft" snow....

Here is card #2 using a stamp called "Snowy" also using Flower Soft on the Hat and Snow!....
 Here is a look at the inside....

Here is a close up of the image to see the Copic colours and to see the "FlowerSoft" Hat and snow....

* 6.5x5 Card & Envelope
* Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black & Rhubarb Stalk
* Spellbinder Nestabilities:  Petite Ovals Larg & Petite Scalloped Ovals
* Flower Soft:  Black & White Ultra Fine
* Snowflakes:  My Favorite Things Die-Namics, Snowflakes
* Memory Box Die:  Chesapeake Scrollwork
* Button:  My Favorite Things Embelishments, Electric Red
* Twine:  Martha Stewart Bakers Twine
* Sentiments:  Class ActInc, & Studio G.
* Jingle Bells:  Michaels
* Quickie Glue Pen
* Patterned Paper:  My Minds Eye 6x6 Paper Pad, Merry
* Cardstock:  Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Pack

* REDS:  R59, R39, R37, R35
* BLACKS:  T10,T8, T6, T4, T2
* BROWNS:  E27, E23
* SNOWMEN:  B00, BG0000, 0
* CARROTS:  YR16, YR12
* SNOW:  Flower Soft White Ultra Fine
* PomPom & Hat Trim:  Flower Soft Black Ultra Fine

This Months Blog Hop Order:
Shari (you are here!)
Karen (this months Guest Designer)
If you are interested in joining us one month as a Guest Designer, please leave me your email address in your comment =)  

Thank you for hopping around with us today, it isnow time to hop on over to my BFF Heather `s Blog to see what she created to show to you =)

Hope to see you back again next month on the 25th to see more Christmas Projects following our "Non-Traditional Christmas Colours" theme!!
Until Next Time, Keep Crating & Merry Christmas!!


  1. These are great! I love the rich feeling of the colours and your colouring is amazing!!
    Hope you have a great week!

  2. LOVE these snowmen and you've coloured them so perfectly! The flower soft for the snow and hat is brilliant!

  3. Fantastic cards Shari and of course you've coloured them beautifully :) Love the flower soft, ads so much dimension to the cards.


  4. So adorable. And the flower soft is such a great addition to both cards. They also look even better in person :) Socks!!

  5. Shari these are adorable love the colours and the touches of flower soft the black looks so kewl. I'm running really late to check out all your wonderful creations you and your team have made :)

  6. Absolutely adorable, love the images and amazing colouring. Love them both. Sorry it has taken me so long to visit :(
    Hugs Sally xxx


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