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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!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

From Our House To Yours (Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2)

Welcome to Day 2 of the Christmas in July Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from HERE.  If this is your first stop, please go HERE to the beginning!

For my project today, I wanted to make a layout that showcased our annual Christmas Picture Card.

My card measured 4x8, so I started with a rectangle from George and Basic Shapes sized to 4.25 x 8.25.  I used the Hello Kitty Font cartridge for the words.  House is sized at 1 inch in capital letters.  I copied and pasted the letters to a second layer to cut them out in a different color too.  The "from our to yours" is cut out of "round" at 1.12 inches.  I welded the words to my rectangle.
I cut it out in black.

I cut out a mat in maroon to put behind the photo card, but decided I liked the black better.

I cut out the word "House" in maroon and adhered it on top of the black.

I found this paper from the Deja Views Fair Isle Christmas Paper pad.  Because the paper is a little busy, I wanted to keep my layout simple.

Don't forget you have a chance to win some blog candy! 

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!

You can also enter once a day for my Blog Candy for the 4 days of this hop!  Just be or become a follower and tell me what your favorite Christmas/holiday photo was (that you sent or received)!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Your next stop is JENNY.


Kimmarie Baker said...

So pretty - I have so many favorite traditional picturs I send out every year of my girls that I really need to scrap. I keep saying I am going to make a mini with them. My favorite one-I was trying to take a picture of my 3 girls infront of the fireplace (in their robes-always had to match somehow) holding our dog. The dog was not cooperating and at one point he yelped, the girls started laughing so hard - That was when I took a picture (so natural) my favorite!!! tfs Happy to be in the hop with you.

Cathy said...

Love the lay out, my favorite holiday picture I have is one Halloween my 4 boys were carving pumpkins and ohhhhhhhh what a mess they made, but what fun!
meicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Vicki said...

Great layout! I need to get me a Gypsy!

jennyplace2 said...

Another beautiful project, I love the way you use your gypsy, makes your creation one of a kind! My favorite holiday picture is one of my 2 kids, hubby, myself and my Mom on my sisters stairs. It was the last photos taken of us with my Mom 6 years ago. That was Moms last Christmas with us, one day she was fine then she woke up with a sore in her mouth and 6 weeks later she was gone to oral cancer. I will cherish that picture for ever!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great page. Love the colors and the look! Awesome. TFS

Angela said...

What a great idea! I am going to have to scraplift this idea! I have a favorite holiday photo of the first Christmas of my youngest son with my 2 year old kissing him on the cheek. It is so precious!
Hugs, Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com

Judy said...

Love the way you showcased your card! I always scrapbook every photo and handmade card I recieve. How to pick a favorite picture? Probably the last one I have of my dad before he passed. His last years, Christmas Eve was all for him and us:-)
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Anniebee said...

Another great layout! I can't recall receiving any memorable Christmas photo cards though I'm sure there had to have been a couple over the years. I have some Christmas photos of my sister and her family that I love though and I have made shadowboxes for each member of her family with them. TFS! This hop is a lot of fun.


Newbie2crafting said...

Great LO!!!! This gives me an idea on what to do with my extra family portrait cards. Awesome job.


Doris P. said...

absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for the details - will have to get creative.. so excited about this blog hop

am I missing your e-mail?? would love to get it daily or as you do projects... Let me know please

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful the how you welded the words around the photo. Very clever and just beautiful!!

Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Emily said...

This is so pretty! I love how you did the words! Awesome job :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Jill Angel said...

Thanks for going over the details with the Gypsy. I have a tough time with mine so it really helps. I love this layout! I love Christmas pics with my girls screaming on Santa's lap! TFS!

Lisa R. said...

Great whimsical LO. My fav holiday photo was a pic of my family with our pet rat and dog in front of our new home! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

nantastic said...

Awesome layout.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

A Creative Journey said...

Love this layout! This font is FANTASTIC! I may have to get the cart now! TFS! I would be honored if you would check out my blog at

Mary D said...

What a great layout. Thanks for all the directions. I haven't used my cartridges much in awhile. Gives me some good ideas. Thanks

Babe O'Mara said...

Great layout. Love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing.


- - Sheryl - - said...

wow - k=love the journaling at the corners!

Lillian Child said...

WOW ... absolutely delightful!

Eva said...

Very nice way to keep a copy of your annual Christmas card for yourself...very nice. TFS
Eva :0)

joydee1963 said...

One of favorite memories is someone dress up like Santa and came to my house,Beautiful lay outs,joywhite1963 at yahoo dot com

Mary D said...

Forgot to tell you my favorite photo sent or received. I can't remember the last time I sent one but enjoy getting them in the mail of my grandchildren with santa. Thanks for the hop. Love your card!

AmyJRockstar said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks again for the awesome tips on the Gypsy. Fantastic idea. My favorite Christmas photo card that I received was from my BFF Michele. She had a picture taken with her puppy and two horses all dressed up Christmasy with the pup sitting on one of the horses. It turned out so pretty. TFS and for the chance to win!

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

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

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Thank you for playing along at your entry has been received and you are eligible to win. Note you can enter a new design daily for more chances to win. Good Luck