Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scrap our Stash Christmas in July Blog hop

It's finally here! I love blog hops, but usually, I am one of the hoppers. This will be my first time as a hostess. Thank you all for joining in. Blog hops are both fun and addicting. I always find new places for inspiration. If you came here first or if you get lost down a rabbit trail, please pop back over to Scrap Our Stash to find your way back onto the hop. There is a secret phrase which you can learn by following the blogs in the correct order. Speaking of where to go, here is a list of all the wonderful blogs you can visit:

                                                       Scrap Our Stash-Start Here
1. Joni
     2. Rachel
   3. Angie
    4. Wendy
         5. Kimmarie
 6. Amy 
                            7. Christy  (you are here)
                          8. Tere -visit here next!
    9. Ren Yi
   10. Monica
11. Kathy
   12. Brittney
     13. Stephanie
14. Laurie

  Scrap Our Stash has been a wonderful find for me. I enjoy their sketch and stash challenges. Using up stash is, after all, of extreme importance. One must make room for all of the wonderful new things that are always coming out in the scrapbook world. And there are so many wonderful ways to use up all of that stuff. While you are here, I hope you browse around a little. I am new to blogging but not to scrapbooking. I have a few projects posted that I hope you will enjoy.

  Since this is a holiday themed hop, I decided to scrap these photos of my two cats snoozing around our tree. I used some stickles in fruit punch and diamond as well as some smooch ink in azure to add some bling to Fancy Pants botanical die cuts.I also added a little fruit punch stickles to a My Mind's Eye acetate frame. No, they are not traditional Christmas embellies. However, they made me think of angels and the warm cozy feelings of nights by a tree. I carried the polka dot theme through in the rounded dots of the MM red cheeky trim and the dots on the red and green papers. I cut the title on my cricut using the CK beantree font and I used SCAL to cut the border. To add a little to the non-traditional colors, I used some pink( I swear it is.The picture just doesn't do it justice) DMC floss to stitch some flourishes. I am starting to think that Scrapping your holiday photos in the summer is a good thing. it really makes you think outside of the box as far as supplies and colors to use.

Want some blog candy? Who doesn't? I know I always love blog candy. If you would like a chance to win some from me,become a Follower and tell me if you have ever scrapped a holiday with nontraditional colors or items.Don't forget to let me know you became a follower in your post You'll be in the drawing for some holiday theme stamps.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop. Remember, the next stop is Tere's wonderful blog.

P.S. The secret word from my stop is " and."


  1. how amazing you gave a Christmas look to this layout with non-traditional Christmas colors and embellies!
    Yous cats are adorable BTW!

  2. I haven't ever really scrapped a holiday with non-traditional colors. I have thought about it but just can't bring myself to do it. I love the way your LO turned out, so maybe i will give it a try!
    I am a follower also.

  3. Love your site! I love to use the hot new colors right now of brown and blue in my Christmas layouts. I never get creative when I use the traditional colors. DId you know BG also has fabric now??? I love their stuff for quilting too:) I finally made a Christmas quilt because of them.

  4. What a great site, so glad I found you on this blog hop! I became a follower, and your LO turned out so cute! I have used non-traditional colors on Christmas layouts before--including purples and blues

  5. Hi Christy,
    Love your blog. I just became a follower. When scrapping Christmas I always use traditional colors.

  6. I mostly scrap Christmas in traditional colors, however, I have used pink on a few layouts. Enjoying the blog hop and I'm also a follower!

  7. Nice layout. I love how your did the title and the heart with the swirl. I scrap in traditional colors too.

  8. Cute Layout! I am now a follower of your blog.. I Love it! I scrap in traditonal colors.. but wouldnt mind thinking out of the box to other colors sometime.. Hmmm...

  9. I used a lot of pink and green (with some red) in my Christmas layouts last year. I am also a follower!

  10. Great double page layout! I love the traditional colors!

  11. Nice layout, I like those red borders!
    Wendy K.

  12. Love the layout! I just did pink for christmas layout for 2008 Christmas bc my daughter was born day after christmas. She was Santa's leftover that what her daddy tell me. lol I'll post it on my blog when i get a chance this weekend to take a picture. Thanks for a chance.

  13. Great lo! I tend to scrap in traditional colors only.


  14. Cute LO! Last year I used quite a bit of pink and blue on my granddaughter's Christmas LOs - there were quite a few lines out that had those colors in them.
    I'm following you!!!

  15. Hi your LO... I love to use non-traditional colors on holiday layouts...adds a little pizzaz to the day!!

  16. Great use of non traditional Christmas colors - I also like your stitching. Great layout - I'm glad you found us and played along.


  17. i love your stitching on your LO. it gives it that hand-made feeling!