Monday, December 5, 2011

Scrap-Mart Holiday Blog Hop

Hi! Today is my first official day to post for the Scrap-Mart Design Team, and let me tell you, it's a biggie! Scrap-mart has paired up with the following amazing companies to bring you an incredible Holiday Blog Hop filled with generous prizes!

JustRite Stampers

Each of the generous manufacturers will have prizes for you along the way so be sure visit and complete the hop each day from Dec. 5th through Dec. 10th to be eligible to win. If you are just joining in, be sure to head over to the Scrap-Mart blog to start the hop from the beginning.

Scrap-Mart is giving away an autographed Tim Holtz Vagabond die cutting machine, A $500 Spellbinders Bundle AND a Boss Kut Gazelle digital die cutter. To be eligible to win, you MUST like/fan us on Facebook AND follow the giveaway link on the left side of our page.
Winners will be chosen from those who sign up through this page...not by blog comments!

Now here are my projects!

Canvas Corp Layout

I had so much fun playing with all of the goodies that Canvas Corp sent us! I had a hard time narrowing down my choices of what I wanted to use (in other words, it was all so gorgeous, I was trying to figure out a way to use it all at once!) After much deliberation, I decided on a canvas layout. This picture is of my mom and sister last year at Christmas. I have to admit, I don't have my decorations up yet this year, so I had to use a picture from last year.

The 12 x 12 canvas was natural and I misted it with Tattered Angels. After it was dry, I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I machine stitched some of the papers onto the canvas.

Canvas Corp Fabricpage
Canvas Corp Star Fabric Shape
Canvas Corp Christmas in Kraft Papers
(Cherry in Kraft Swirl, Kraft Red and Green Holly Berries, Cherry in Kraft Diamonds,
Green and Kraft Ribbon Stripe, Green and Kraft Mini Dot Reverse)
Canvas Corp Red Waxed Cotton Cord

Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz Joy Die
Lifestyle Crafts Flourish Cookie Cutter Shape Die
Spellbinder's Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinder's Grand Circles
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Heartfelt Creations Card

I really love Heartfelt Creations (in fact I was previously on their Design Team) - so I was thrilled to receive the Poinsettia Bells and Bows Stamp. It's such a lovely, traditional Christmas stamp, and the sentiment is gorgeous!

I colored the metal part of the bells with Viva Decor Inka Gold, and then rubbed Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the top, to give it an antiqued look. The rest of the stamp was colored with Copics.


Heartfelt Creations Poinsettia Bells and Bows Stamp

Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders Decorative Lace Border Die
Spellbinders Labels 21 die
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Want2Scrap Pearls
Pink Paislee Father Christmas Paper Pad
Copic Sketch Markers
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Viva Decor Inka Gold
Worldwin Cardstock

October Afternoon Holiday Style Layout

When I first starting looking at this incredible collection by October Afternoon, I knew I wanted to make a clustered layout that really would highlight all of the adorable die cuts and stickers that coordinated with this paper line. Now I have to admit, I completely made this layout the day before we went to the Christmas Parade! So, I knew I had to get a good picture for my project!


October Afternoon Holiday Style Papers ( Figgy Pudding, Snow and Mistletoe, Ring-a-Ling)
October Afternoon Holiday Style Sticky Keys
October Afternoon Holiday Style Flower Sack
October Afternoon Holiday Style Miscellany
October Afternoon Holiday Style Found Alpha
October Afternoon Holiday Style Shape Stickers
October Afternoon Holiday Style Label Stickers
October Afternoon Holiday Style Word Stickers
October Afternoon Holiday Style Wrap PackLinkOctober Afternoon Holiday Style buttons
Distress Ink Festive Berries
Creative Inspirations Paint - Emerald


Katie said...

Great projects Gini! I especially love the canvas layout!

Melisa Waldorf said...

These are all FABULOUS!!! But I especially love the first layout! Nice designs!

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