Saturday, December 3, 2011

'Tis The Season To Hop - Day 3

Hey all! Welcome to Day 3 of the 'Tis The Season To Hop blog hop! Have you been inspired to create some of our projects yet? We sure hope so! Again, I want to thank our lovely hostess, Elsa, for allowing me to hop along with such an amazing group of crafters. Thanks Lady!!! Now, if you are visiting my blog by chance, and would like to participate in the blog hop, it's not too late! Just start at the beginning, Day 1, here. Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs to win some super candy that Elsa will be giving away! If you're on the right track, you should have come here from Kimi's sweet blog.

On to my final project. I originally had made a different calendar project for this hop, but I decided at the last moment (really - just about an hour ago) that the project wasn't very gift appropriate (unless you are a total TWILIGHT fan, like me). I'll be posting that project later (think BREAKING DAWN). Anyhoo, my GF Brenda gave me a post-it note/calendar last year, which is what inspired my project. Here's what I came up with ...

Super simple to make! Took me about 20 minutes to figure out the measurements and the scoring and then it all came together! The base is actually only one piece of cardstock, 4"x12"! Sort of like an easel card but just a little different. Thanks to my GF Cami for teaching me this quick short cut to make an easel!

The butterfly is something I had made a while ago and had it sitting on my desk just waiting to be used on a special project. Can you tell what the butterfly is made out of? Hydrangea flowers! I found a tutorial on YouTube and had to try it. Super easy!

Well, I hope you like my SIMPLE projects I created for this hop. I'm very happy with the way they all turned out and I truly hope you are inspired to give something homemade this Christmas. Now, here's what I have up for grabs:

These are CC Designs rubber stamps, from the Sugarplums line. In order to win these stamps, you must have commented all three days on my projects. Also, in your final comment today, tell me which of the three was your favorite and why. Instead of using Random Generator, I will be picking the winner. Thanks again everyone, for stopping by and participating in this special holiday hop! Please continue hopping on over to Margaret's blog for more fantastic ideas! Until next time, take care. Aloha, Linda

Friday, December 2, 2011

'Tis The Season To Hop - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the 'Tis The Season to Hop blog hop! Hope you're enjoying the wonderful projects we've all come up with. If you've stumbled upon my blog by chance and want to join the hop, please start at Elsa's blog here. I met Elsa on the Mini Album Scraps ning site and I am so honored that she asked me to be a part of this very special holiday hop! Thanks lady - love you to bits! Anyhoo, if you're hopping, you should've come from Kimi's blog. Kimi is another wonderful lady I met on Mini Album Scraps - please check out the site when you have a chance - it's a wonderful place to be!

On to my project for Day 2. Here's another simple gift card holder. This one is a slider.

The gift card goes in the little pocket which then slides into the sleeve. This one took me a while to figure out the measurements, but I'm very satisfied with the way it turned out!

It lays pretty flat, with just enough dimension to look pretty!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope we've inspired you to create handmade gifts and things for the holiday season! Don't forget to comment on each participating blog to win some fantastic blog candy up for grabs! Please continue hopping on to Margaret's blog here for more holiday cheer! I hope you'll come back tomorrow for another simple project - this time it's not a gift card holder ... hmm - what could it be? See you tomorrow! Aloha, Linda

Thursday, December 1, 2011

'Tis the Season to Hop - Day 1

Happy Aloha Friday everyone! Hope you all had a great week! I want to welcome you to our blog hop, 'Tis the Season to Hop! I have joined a bunch of talented ladies (our lovely Hostess is Elsa) to share with you some awesome Christmas themed projects. We will be hopping for three days, starting today (December 2nd through the 4th). Some of the ladies in the hop will be offering CANDY so look out for those goodies. Also, make sure you become my follower and comment all three days of the hop on all the participating blogs in order to win the CANDY Elsa will be giving away on her blog. We hope to inspire you to create and give homemade gifts and cards this year. You should have come here from Kimi's blog. If you arrived here by chance, please go back to the beginning to start the hop.

On to today's project. I wanted to make a simple gift card holder that would look like a mini wallet. This is what I came up with:

There are two pockets, one for the gift card and the other one for a gift tag.

Side view ...

That's it for day one - thanks for stopping by and please continue hopping on over to Margaret's blog here. Remember to come back tomorrow for another simple project! I'll have some candy to give away to one lucky person who leaves comments for me on all three days ... but you'll have to wait until the last day of the hop to see what it is! See you tomorrow and happy hopping! Aloha, Linda