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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas Morning Layout (Christmas in July Blog Hop)

Welcome to Day 1 of the Christmas in July Blog Hop!  I am also featuring this layout at Frosted Designs for this week's button challenge.

I will have a different Christmas layout every day for the next 4 days so please come back and see them!!  You should have arrived from BARBARA!  If you found me first, please go to the BEGINNING so you don't miss anything!!

I started off with some paper from Recollections Old Fashioned Christmas paper pad found at Michaels last Christmas.

  On my Gypsy, I put the word "Christmas" on my mat at 2 inches.  I put the letters for the word "Morning" from Don Juan at 0.92 inches and welded the letters together.  I put the numbers "2010" from Don Juan at 0.76 inches.  I found the Holly Leaves from Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons and put the three layers on the mat at 3.64w x 3.47h.

I cut out all the pieces in cardstock.

I used red stickles over the red "Christmas", "2010", and the berries to add some sparkle!

Here is the stickles dry.

I put the year on the bottom of the page.  I am so happy I did not put 2011!!

I glued red and green buttons around the background shape after I adhered the photos.  I put maroon and silver ribbon across both pages and put the holly leaf over the top corner of the photo of my boys (the good one)!  Notice the youngest is upside down in the last photo!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Lynda from Memories in Tyme is giving away a $25 gift card to use at any store to one person.  In order to be eligible for the drawing, you must be a follower on all of the blogs in this hop!

I also have some blog candy ~ I dug into my Christmas pile!  You will have up to 4 chances to enter, one for each day of the hop.  All you need to do is #1 be or become a follower, #2 leave me a comment (once each day during the 4 day blog hop) and #3 leave me a way to contact you or please check back on the 26th to see if you won!!
Your next stop in the hop is the fabulous JENNY!


artfuldelight said...

Awesome LO! I love the stickles on the letters. :-)

Cathy said...

Love your layout and all the buttons. very crafty.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Crafty and Green said...

Already a follower!! Really cool project! I LOVE all the buttons!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great layout! I love how you always do 2 pages at once!

K-E Kreations said...

Lori - your LO is divine!

Tanya said...

WOW!! Love your LO!! How inspiring!! I SOO need to get back to mine!! Can't wait to see the next 4 you have ;)


Judy said...

Love the lo -- think I have that same paper -- the stickles and buttons are so great! My gymnast g-daughters are always upside down! Already a follower..
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Amy said...

GREAT layout!! I LOVE how you used the buttons around the background image!! TFS!!

Amy :) at
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

jennyplace2 said...

Wow! Love the way your Christmas layout turned out! So pretty! TFS, looking forward to tomorrows post to see what you have planned for us!

littlen said...

beautiful lo. tfs. i'm a follower.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful layout. I'm a new follower.

Barbara said...

I love the LO!!! TFS

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous LO. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Mary D said...

Love the layout with the buttons and stickles. Really stands out

Newbie2crafting said...

LOVE your layout!!!


Sherrie K. said...

Adorable layout!! I love all the buttons..cute idea!! I am a follower already:)
Sherrie K

Cely said...

Love the LO! The stickles put it over the top!

I became a follower. :)

cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

Tina Campbell said...

Love your Goals for 2011. That struck me right off the bat because I can relate on using each of my cricut carts too. Nice job on the layout.

Tina from PA

nantastic said...

Great LO. New follower.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

so cute! your cricut mat is very different from mine! lol! thanks! i'm a follower!

A Creative Journey said...

Your LAYOUT IS STUNNING! I love the bling! Thanks for sharing :) I am a new follower and I would be honored if you would check out my blog and become a follower as well at

Anniebee said...

Awesome layout, Lori! You did a fabulous job putting it together. I;m already a follower. Have a blessed weekend and I'll try to stop by every day during the hop to see all your projects.


Kimmarie Baker said...

Great Layout! I love the center with all the buttons for a border. The red glitter letters and numbers really pop. tfs

Vicki said...

I'm a day late because I just found out about this hop but I am here none the less...:) I love the layout. What a great way to use those buttons..
new follower!

Doris P. said...

LOVE the LO. asking... How long did it take your stickles to dry... it looks awesome!!

Judy said...

Stopping by on day 2! See you tomorrow...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Emily said...

Great lo! Love what you did with the buttons!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Jill Angel said...

Great layout. Love the details! TFS!

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your Christmas project. Cute details. Thanks for sharing.


Eva said...

wonderul Lo' the buttons TFS
Eva :0)

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower,I love the way you used the buttons in your layout,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

This is great! I always forget to add the year to things and it's so very important. Love the layout. You've been busy this week! (I've been scrolling down from day 4 of the hop);) Thanks for the chance to win. I forgot to mention my favorite memory on Day 3's post... It was when I was little and got my very first Nintendo. My brothers, who were much older than me, stayed up with me til 3:00 AM playing Duck Hunt and Mario Bros. and we all crashed in the living room with the TV still on. It was great because it was rare that we were all together. Thanks again for the chance to win some goodies!

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com