Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome and thank you for joining us for our Christmas in July Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Pat's Blog. If you stumbled upon this hop, you won't want to miss the 14 other blogs. Just click below this post to go to the next one.

You need to visit and follow all the blogs to be entered for the Grand Prize. After you have stopped by all the blogs visit Elaine@ExpressionsByElaine and leave your name in the inlinkz.

I love Christmas so much that I decided to make 2 cards, I hope you love them as much as me.

  Jolliest Time of the Year
Snowman Card
There is a lot of Smooch Spritz on this card but , it is hard to see in the photo. Just click on it to see it...
Putting the word inside the snowflake turned out really cute. I used the Cutter tool kit to rough up the edges of the card pieces.

Everything I used is Stampin Up

Stamp sets:
Jolliest time of the year 4pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
Tiny tags 17pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Crumb cake, White, Bashful blue, Old olive.
Pearls,White Smooch spritz, 5/8 Old olive ribbon, Snowflake punch,
Circle punches 5/8 and 3/4, Cutter tool kit.
Big Shot:
Snowflake embossing folder.

Greeting Card Kids
I was wanting to make a girly girl Christmas Card, and I love the little girl image from "Greeting Card Kids". I used the new Bigz Die "Perfect Pennants" for that scallop circle behind the girl.

Can you see why I love this stamp so much! I used silver chunky glitter around her and the words.

More Bling and a Button.

Everything I used is Stampin Up.

Stamp sets:
Greeting Card kids 4pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
A Cute Christmas 9pc set Holiday Mini 2011
 Ink and Paper Colors:
Red riding hood, Pretty in pink, Vanilla.
Punches scallop border, sm oval, sm scallop oval and 2 inch circle, Striped Red riding hood ribbon,
Rhinestones, Silver chunky glitter, Water color crayons, Candy cane pink button,
Aqua painter.
Designer Series Paper:
Slumber Party 2010 Catalog

Silver Smooch Spritz and Both Cards I made for the blog hop are my Blog Candy!!  All you have to do to win is leave a comment and an email address. I love the Silver Smooch Spritz stuff, you will have so fun with it too!

Shirley @
 You are Here
Tiffany @ Next Stop

You need to visit and follow all the blogs to be entered for the Grand Prize. After you have stopped by all the blogs visit Elaine@ExpressionsByElaine and leave your name in the inlinkz.

Thank you so much


Penny Hanuszak said...

Great cards Shirley. Love your girly girl one and the word in the snowflake. Perfect!

Daisylove Creations said...

Your cards are so cute! Love the girly card, that image is so adorable!! Thanks for the holiday inspiration :0)

Lisa said...

Your cards are so gorgeous, Shirley! The first one is so pretty and elegant and I love how you did the bow! The second is so awesome and sparkly and I love the ribbon! Fabulous cards - love them! I'm happy to be hopping with you...and I'm a new follower :)


TyTynNiyasmom said...

Awesome cards! You did a great job. I am a new follower! TFS


Georgiana said...

Your cards are fabulous. I am glad to be a part of this hop with you to see your awesome creations. You have so many fun cards. I hope you will stop by.

Georgina a
Carson's Creations

Trina said...

Cute cards. I think the snowman is perfect, remind me of looking out a window to see one that I had built.

Candace said...

your cards are GREAT!! and your blog is super cute!!


Tiffany said...

Super cute cards! I especially love all of the sparkle :) You definitely live up to your blog name! I'm so glad to be a part of this hop with you!

Debeez Designs said...

Your cards are beautiful :) everything about the snowman cad is awesome I love the snowman he looks so jolly to be out in the snow and the snowflake really makes this card along with the bow tie. The girly card is pretty and again I love your use of a different way to show the ribbon and button. Thanks for sharing

Debeez Designs said...

oops email address:

Pat N. said...

Adorable card, Shirley! Your ribbons are beautiful! Glad to be in this hop with you--Pat N.

loving3boys1girl said...

Both cards are very pretty but I especially like the snowman one!!

blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

Diane said...

Wonderful cards and colors! Way to go :)

Susan said...

Hi Shirley!

I'm a new follower here. Boy, I don't know which card to start with as they are both so amazing! I love the colors you picked for the snowman card, and how it looks like a window. So creative! And the second card reminds me of those Christmas cards you would see way back in the 40's. (Not that I was around then!) I just love how you put the glitter around the picture of the girl, it really brings her into the main focus! Great job!

Stop on over sometime and say hey!


Cely said...

You can see the Smooch if you click on the picture and it is just GORGEOUS! I've never used the vanilla color, but I'm in LOVE with the log cabin color! :)

I'm getting a kick out of seeing all the talented stuff in this blog hop. We are so blessed that it turned out to be successful! :)

I'm your newest follower!

cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Your SU cards are bee-utiful! Like the look with the 4 pieces cut apart in 1st card & the glitter on the 2nd card is a nice added touch.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Dale Morin said...

Great cards! Starting the blog hop here at your site!

Jen said...

Love both cards...Super cute

Judy said...

Cute, cute cards and I would just LOVE to own them:-) Great job! I am a new follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Jens Craft Corner said...

Your cards are adorable. I love the green and blue. Never thought to use those colors together. I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Terry Blais said...

Super cute cards, girl. You did a great job with these. I can't wait to get one for Christmas! hee hee

Karen said...

Your cards are darling! I like them both very much. I have the Greeting Card Kids stamp set, so I can CAS your card! I also have lots of snowman stamps, so I will use your layout and add shimmer to some of mine. Your color combos were very eye-pleasing. Great job!

Elaine said...


Both cards are absolutely beautiful!
I love the design of the snowman card!
Thanks for sharing & for being in the hop:)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love the look of the glitter around the girl on your card, it gives it a real vintage look! Thank you so much for the inspiration and chance at some goodies!

lmkindell1 said...

Great cards, I love the snowman. I have checked out blog also andit is great.

Anonymous said...

Cute cards! I like the Greeting Card Kids set! So fun!
Linda Smith

DIANA L. said...

Your cards are beautiful I love the blue and the green together.


Lindsey said...

Awww...the little girl is just precious! Cute.

Sherrie K. said...

Fabulous cards! I love them both! The little girl is just adorable:)
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

vick6740 said...

Great cards love your style!! Definitely following you


Jessica said...

Hi Shirley,
So happy to be in the hop with a new blog I can follow. Your snowman card is great. I love how it mimics (or reminds me anyway) of a window frame. its almost as if you can see the snow falling outside. Great job with the spritz glitter! I love sparkles! Your second card is very girly and so cheerful! Great job with the chunky glitter, too!

Julia said...

Lovely card!

Pixichick said...

Adorable cards! Great job.

Kimberli said...

Beautiful cards, I love the snowman especially!! I'm a new follower - it was fun being on the hop with you!

Amy said...

Such pretty Christmas cards- you did such a great job with these! New follower :)Amy

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Did not see a new day 2 or 3 post for blog hop so reposting on this one. Nice job on the Christmas card.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

DIANA L. said...

Happy Sunday The card is just as cute as it was yesterday.


Amy E said...

Wow! Both of your cards are beautiful, and totally different! I LOVE the blues and greens used on the first one, and the little girl on the second one is adorable!!

I'm a new follower.

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

sweetlilscrapper said...

lovely work!
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Tina said...

Love how the snowman card looks like a window!! So cute! Nice job!
I am a new follower!

Anne Marie said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!! Your cards are beautiful and as always, I just love your details!