Friday, July 22, 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 Georgiana from Carson's Creations. If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Elaine's blogExpressionsByElaine so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share. 
Be sure to visit & follow all the blogs to be entered for the Grand Prize, after you have stopped at all the blogs be sure to go back to the beginning blog Elaine @  ExpressionsByElaine  and leave your name in the inlinkz.

I was so excited to be able to work on a Christmas layout! As nice as summer is, sometimes a person just needs a break from all the summer themed projects! :)

The pictures on this layout were from last Christmas. It was the first year Bria was old enough to really understand what decorating the tree was about. She was sooooo excited about the STAR for DAYS!! :) 

Here are some details...
- Tree is cut @ 10.25" from Winter Frolic, decorated with K&Company gems and white Martha Stewart glitter pens for snow. The little face on the star is from the Wide Eyed Kids set by Peachy Keen. I also spritzed the tree with Pearl Glimmermist to make it sparkly
- the title is also from Winter Frolic
- little girl is from Playtime cut @ 3.5". I inked her hair with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and her face is from the Princess set by Peachy Keen. I added some chalk for cheeks and bling for earrings
- stack of stars are cut from Simply Charmed at 2", their faces are a combination of the following PK sets: Just Baby Faces, Happy Lashes & Everyday Character Faces
- ribbon and pearls are from Michaels
- doodles with white gelly roll pen

I hope you like! :) 

I am also giving away a $10 gift certificate to the Pink By Design Store!! Please do the following to be qualified....

#1. You must be a follower of my blog #2. Do 2 of 3 of the following
  • Follow Pink By Design blog if you don't already
  • Join and then leave a post in the Pink By Design Community
  • Become a fan of Pink By Design on Facebook and let them know I sent you
Please leave a comment on this post letting me know you you did the above

** two BONUS entries...
  • repost this on your blog and/or Facebook (and leave a comment here for each, letting me know you did so)
Giveaway closes at midnight MST on the 24th. I'll announce a winner on Monday! :) I hope you enjoyed the hop and I would like to thank Elaine for letting me take part!! Have a great day!!! 


June Houck said...

Oh, I love that Christmas tree cut, and I have yet to use it. Your stars and girl are adorable with the stamped faces. Your supermodel in the pictures is a total cutie patootie too :)

Trina said...

I am a new follower. I have got to day this is about the cutesy LO I have seen. Peach Keen stamps help make everything so darn cute. I already am part of the Pink by Design community and follow them. So I will post on my blog. TFS

Glora said...

Okay Miss Candace, now that I'm here visiting, I realize I've been here before and LOVED it!!! This LO is absolutely PERFECT!!!! I love those doileys and the faces and embelishment are just right!!!! Now I'm a follower so I can keep track of all your beautiful creations!!!! Hugs- Glora

PS. I am already a Pink by Design fan on FB and follow her blog ;)! There are so many talented ladies in this crafting community!

Tiffany said...

I love your layout. The tree and little girl are adorable! I am already a huge fan of Pink by Design and have met the requirements above :) I'm so glad to be a part of this hop with you and excited to start following you!

Debeez Designs said...

Oh Wow! this is a beautiful happy LO and I love those Peacy keen stamps and would love to add them to my collection / stash. Love the stars, the pictures and embellishments used. Look forward to seeing more of your work :)

Pat N. said...

Well, if that isn't the sweetest layout ever! Glad to be in this hop with you Candace! Love the use of PK stamps on the stars, and that little girl image is absolutely adorable with her pigtails. Looks like your daughter. I think you've inspired me to get back to my scrapbooking. TFS!--Pat N.

Lisa said...

What an adorable layout! The little girl is so cute and I love the faces on the stars! And the pictures are just fabulous! Love it! I'm happy to be hopping with you :)


loving3boys1girl said...

Adorable layout!

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Shirley Pumpkin said...

That is a really cute layout. I love the little girl and how the stars have those cute little faces! I am having a great time doing this blog hop with so many talented girls like you!!


Cely said...

I'm enjoying all of these posts by all of you talented ladies! I'm so blessed to be in such a successful hop! I'm a new follower! :)

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Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cute layout with your daughter.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Jen said...

I love the stars and the tree and the whole thing!!

Dale Morin said...

Love your pages. Great Job@

Judy said...

Adorable lo and an adorable subject! I am a new follower of your blog, but I was already a follower of the Pink by Designs sites ...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your layout. I'm always looking for new ideas for my scrapbook pages. I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Susan said...

Cute layouts! I like how you used the lace doilies for snow on the bottom of the page. The PK stamps add even more cuteness!



Elaine said...


I love your layouts, they are so adorable!
You did a beautiful job & those PK faces are great!
Thanks for sharing & for being in the hop:)

lmkindell1 said...

Love your pages and cute little girls make them.
I am a follower of you and pink by design. I follow their blog and on facebook already.
Please keep up the good work.

Diane said...

I love your pages. So darling!
I am a follower of Pink By Design and I am a fan on facebook. I will repost this on my facebook profile as well!

DIANA L. said...

Great layout so much happening there I love it.


Lindsey said...

Precious layout!
I do that for PBD anyway, lol. :)

Daisylove Creations said...

What a sweet layout, I love it! Love all those cute little PK faces on there. Simply adorable!!

Sherrie K. said...

Fabulous the little girl and her cute faces!! Adorable!!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

ps/ Already a follower of yours, PBD and on facebook: Thanks for a chance!

Jessica said...

Candace, your LO is amazing. I love all the dimension it has and I am a sucker for great embossing and you NAILED it (especially on that dress....WOW!) Great choice for the pearl embellies on the tree, too. I could go on and on, but will just finish by saying...YOU'RE TALENT IS SO AWESOME and I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU AS A BLEND!

Pixichick said...

Awe, your layout is so cute!

Kimberli said...

Such a cute LO, reminds me that I need to do that page in my boys' books! It was good to be on the hop with you, I'm a new follower!

Amy said...

I love this layout- it has so many wonderful details from the tree to the peachy star faces! New follower :)Amy

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Did not see a new day post for blog hop so recommenting on this one. Like the layouts.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Amy E said...

What an adorable layout!!! I would never thought of putting PK faces on the little stars! And your daughter is soooo cute!!!

I'm a follower now! And I also already follow PBD blog, Facebook, and community!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

janner said...

This is an adorable layout. I love it when you post your layouts because I have a grandaughter that age.