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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!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 1

Hello and Welcome to Day 1 of the Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!!

For the next 12 days, we are featuring a different Christmas project on our blogs - that is a LOT of Christmas projects!!!  We hope to inspire you!!!

If you arrived from Lucy, you are in the right spot.  If you found me first, head over to the BEGINNING so you can see the blog candy as well as everyone's projects!!

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. This hop will take place November 25th through December 6th and the new postings each day will be posted by 8 am eastern standard time. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all of those beautiful Christmas project. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried. There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer or two for you to visit. Lisa our hostess will be giving away some wonderful blog candy each day of the hop from the amazing sponsors that we have for this hop. Lisa will be posting all the winners from this hop on December 10th. Every one has a chance to win including the ladies participating in the hop and even the guest designers and the sponsors. At the end of each post we will have a list of all the sponsors who are sponsoring this hop all you need to do is click on their name to go to their sites and check out all the wonderful sites. We want to thank each and everyone of the sponsors for their generosity. It has been greatly appreciated.

Here is a complete list of the sponsors:

Honeybearz Designs - Yummy Crafting Candy

Teresa Russell - $10.00 Gift Card from
her facebook group Scrapping For Less

Pazzles - Two digital download gift cards for a Cutting Collection of choice.

Kathy's Cozies - A custom Cozy for an Expression, Expression 2, Cricut Create, 
Cricut Mini, or Silhouette Cameo. Whoever wins can pick their own fabric.

Paper Sweeties - $10.00 Gift Card

ScrappyDew - $20.00 Gift Card

My Creative Time - Stamp Set

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - $20.00 Gift Voucher

Paper Creations by Mindy - $15.00 Gift Certidicate

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons - $15.00 Gift Certificate

Xyron - 2 Teresa Collins Adhesive Kits

Joys Life - "Oh Christmas Puns" stamps

Timeless Twine -$15.00 Gift Certificate

Too Cute by Jessica - $25.00 Giftcard

Designs on Cloud 9 - $20.00 Gift Certificate

LoveBug Creations - $15.00 Gift Certificate

The Paper Parade - $40.00 Gift Certificate

The Paper Nest Dolls - $25.00 Gift Certificate

Jessica Douglass Wilson -$10.00 to her Close To My Heart store 

Lettering Delights -a gift valued at $10.00

Scrapping Bug Designs - $50.00 gift certificate the gift 
certificate excludes sale prices.

3 Girl Jam - $10.00 Gift Certificate

SVG Attic - $25.00 Gift Certificate

Pinque Peacock $10.00 Gift Certificate

SVG Cuts - $20.00 Gift Certificate

Blue Moon Creations - 12 digital images

Sherri Baldy Stamps - $15.00 Gift Certificate for digi stamps

And now onto my first project:
I purchased a round glass ornament at Michaels and filled it with sand and sea shells that I brought home from our vacation to Mexico.

I saw this idea on Pinterest and I originally was thinking about hanging a tag from the top of the ornament and writing Mexico 2012.  Well, this ornament sat "naked" for a whole year before I decided it would look better with vinyl on the front!!
I grabbed my gypsy and searched through my fonts using  

I used the shadow feature of the font Jasmine and sized the letters and numbers to .88 inches.

I cut Mexico 2012 in yellow vinyl and applied them to the front of the ornament.

Bright colors remind me of Mexico, so I chose yellow and orange!

I added a bright orange ribbon to the top and it is ready to hang on the tree!!  This is a great way to remember a special vacation.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope to see you again these next 11 days!

Your next stop is Beth's Blog

Here is a complete list of blog addresses in case you get lost along the way:

6. Miranda -
8. Scrappin Toxic Midge-
14.  Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com
16. Beth~ http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com****NEXT


"Midge" said...

Super multi-purpose idea. Vacation keepsake and holiday decor. LOVE!
Midge :)

Vickie said...


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Beth F. said...

Oh my goodness! What a fantastic idea!
Beth's Beauties

Madge Gillen said...

How fun! Great idea I am going on a cruise in February and this would be so fun to do!!! Thanks for the Crafty inspiration!! Loves-Scrappin Madge

Ladybug said...

What a wonderful idea for memorabilia of a trip. TFS! :-)

Golden Goddess Designs said...

VERY CUTE IDEA! I love ornaments that have meaning!

Blue Moon Creation said...

Awesome idea! I love handmade ornaments for my kids and this is such a great idea for that to preserve the memories of family vacations! Thank you!

Pamela Lash said...

You have a lovely treasure and I adore how you personalized this ornament - TFS!

Heather said...

What a great way to remember your trip for years to come! :)

Carla said...

That's a really good idea. How cool to have a reminder of an amazing vacation hanging on your tree. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Carmen M. said...

Super idea May need to pull out that bottle of sand I didn't know what I was going to do with from our trip :)

The Cropping Canuck said...

Love this! Great project!

Miranda said...

Cute!!!! Love this idea!!

Iris said...

Cute idea - now I know what to do with all the little shells I've collected over the years.
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Debbie Rodgerson said...

this is beautiful!!!

Sandy Hentzel said...

What a great idea! So many times, the kids want to bring home sand and shells, now I know what to do with them! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
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Beth said...

Love this idea of remembering your trip. We collect ornaments @ our house so it is perfect! =)


Scrappin Robin said...

What a great idea, I love it. Thank you for sharing.

Robin Lane

Cissy Shields said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! What a great twist on the christmas balls everyone is making!! Thanks for the idea

Lovebug Creations said...

What an awesome way to make a keepsake from your trip!! This is soooo neat!!!

Bug hugs,

Shawnee Eirich said...

Very cute. What a great way to remember a vacation and fun moments. Great job!!

Gail said...

Well how cool is this? Wonderful job! Thanks for the hop and thanks for sharing your art! utb 01 @ att dot net

lindaplus3 said...

That is an awesome idea !!!! love it :)

silvia said...

Great ornament!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

great keepsake

Pam said...

A great memento!

Jodie R said...

What a wonderful way to remember a special time too! Sooooo cute!!