Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"5 Months Till Christmas Blog Hop!"

Hello there, and welcome to our "5 Months Till Christmas Blog Hop!", yes only 5 MONTHS!!!!. Every month on the 25th of the month my friend Shari and a few other ladies get together for a fun blog hop to show off two Christmas cards each, one made using a die-cut of some sort and one made using a colour medium.  

A little back history for you. I met Shari two years ago while I was a temp at her work, our friendship started due to our Danish heritage and it grew from there. We continue to find things in common and as most of you that know Shari she is wonderful and caring friend ( as well as Crafty ). I recall every day for a month or two before Christmas 2011 Shari would come to work and place the count down to the big day on one of the white boards. She would also tell me about all the cards she needed and wanted to get done before Christmas and how rushed she felt to get them done. As we all know Shari LOVES Christmas and she tries to make everyone feel special and make each card special for each person. This Blog hop was born on the idea of wouldn't it be great to get a head start at the beginning of the year and at least get a few cards done each month so we all don't feel the stress those few months before the big day.

This is my first time being apart of a blog hop and as you may be able to tell I am also quite new to blog land. So bare with me as this may be a long post and might have some glitches. I currently do not have much in the way of Christmas card supplies I guess I will have to start to stock up, so I hope i have followed the rules. Both of my cards use abit of both elements required colouring and Die Cuts.

If you are following the hop you should have arrived here from  Heather' Blog, but if not be sure to start back at the beginning at Sally's Blog so that you do not miss out on the amazing cards the ladies made to show to you.

So lets get started here are my cards, 

My Colour Medium... I used My Copic Markers <3
- Santa from Dustin Pike
-Express Copic Paper
- Kodak Hero 3.1 Printer
- scrap paper (got it a the Memory Keepers Store Garage Sale)
-Card stock
-Glue Dots
-Mounting Squares
- Queen & Co Snowflake Rhine stones
-Spellbinders Labels 11
-Spellbinders Lacy Squares
- American Crafts glitter tape

Close up
-R39, R37,R35
-E37,E35,E34, E40

My Die Cut Card...

- Cuddle Bunny ( karen Middleton DS Free Holly Sprig)
-Express Copic Paper
- Kodak Hero 3.1 Printer
-Jelly Roll- White
- Ribbon (from Fabric land)
-Card stock
-Glue Dots
-Mounting Squares
-Queen & Co Snowflake pearls
-Spellbinders Labels 7
-R39, R37, R35

I know some of the lady's are offering candy this month for some lucky hoppers. I hope you have enjoyed hopping along with us today I am your last stop on today's hop.

Please find a list of the hop order for this month below in case you get lost along the way, you won't want to miss out on the cards the ladies have to show you!

1.) Sally 
2.) Tara
3.) Shari 
4.) Georgiana
5.) Tara
6.) Mary
7.) Kerry 
8.) Heather 
9.) Sara (you are here!!)  

I hope you enjoyed my first Blog Hop and have found inspiration along the way to get in the Christmas spirit and start your Christmas cards early. 

Thank you for joining us. Hope to see you back next month, Remember we will continue the count down every month until Christmas has arrived. Next stop 4 Months till Christmas.


  1. Sara,

    Your cards are awesome. I love the belt buckle on the bottom of the santa card. Your colors in the second card are super nice. My first time too on this hop!! I'm a new follower. Thanks.

    Craftin Desert Divas

  2. Thanks for such a fun hop I've loved looking at all the cards and your santa is just so cute :) hugs NikkiC

  3. Great cards Sara! So glad that you could join us.

  4. Yahhh for you! you did a great job on your first hop and your blog was fine :) Very pretty Christmas Cards too!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  5. Sara your cards are beautiful!!! So glad you decided to join us for the hop :)


  6. Sara, what beautiful cards. I am so glad you could join us today for your very first blog hop. Hugs!!!!!

  7. Hi Sara!

    Wow your cards are absolutely AMAZING!! Your colouring on the Santa is spot on and i LOVE the Buckle sentiment lol! Great job sweetie and I am so happy to have you joining me in this monthly adventure!

    Hugs always;

  8. Your first card gave me a chuckle with the sentiment, your second card is beautiful!

  9. Love your cards. Your Santa is so cute.
    Congrats on your 1st blog hop.
    dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)

  10. Hi Sara your cards are gorgeous. You very master the copic congrats

  11. Great cards! I just love that you did the inside too!

  12. Santa is so sweet! HO ho ho! Cant wait for Christmas! Great work :)