Monday, July 16, 2012

Exploring Cricut Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Exploring Cricut Blog Hop and Challenge! Today we are featuring Christmas in July. If you hopped from Sharon then you are in the right spot. If not, hop back so you don't miss a thing:)  You will see many wonderful projects by our Design Team and at the end you will be able to enter the challenge to show us a Christmas project. It can be a Christmas card, layout or a craft. Don't forget to use your Cricut for the challenge. Many of us are offering blog candy along the way so be sure to follow the rules to win some goodies!

So, I decided to create a Christmas layout that I did using a few cartridges. This is a 12 x 12 2 page layout mainly featuring Joys of the Season with a few other cartridges here and there.

I added Stickles throughout the layout to give some sparkle and shine. 

The wall hanging above the mantle was created using a Cri-Kit black glitter pen. I laid out what I wanted it to say on my Gypsy. I then used my Cricut with the Gypsy to create the writing and the cut. 

Family  Moments 2.75"  Gypsy Wanderings
Santa -Joys of the Season 4.74"
Tree - Joys of the Season 8.28"
Present - Joys of the Season 1.92"
Rocking Horse - Joys of the Season 2.24"
Drum - Joys of the Season 1.77"
Soldier - Joys of the Season 3.26"
Fireplace - Joys of the Season 4.23"
Stockings - Joys of the Season 2.03"
Wall Hanging - Create A Critter 1.48"
Lettering on Hanging - Lyrical Letters .31"
Bear - Joys of the Season 2.96"
Gems, Xmas Red Stickles, Green Stickles, Diamond Stickles, floss, brown and black ink

Here is my blog candy for you to win!!

Want a chance to win?
1. Make sure you're a follower.
2. Leave a comment on this blog post.
3. Leave a comment on all the blogs in this hop.

The deadline for my blog candy is Saturday, July 21st at midnight CST!

Your next stop is JESSICA

Annette HERE  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join in the fun!!



Georgiana said...

Great holiday layout with lots of sparkle. I pulled out this cart to use that mantle cut too. Looking forward to trying now.

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Unknown said...

Very festive layout! I like all the extra cuts that you layered.

Sheri R

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Unknown said...

SO STINKING FESTIVE!! LOVE THIS!!! The sparkle is my favorite!! I need to get back into making layouts!!!

Great job!!

Crafty Hugs,

Diane said...

Got to scrap lift your pages they are so cute!

Saints Rule! said...


Anonymous said...

I love your layout.
Nicely done. TFS.
dmcardmaker (at
(new email follower)

Unknown said...

I love your layout. You used the cutest cricut cuts to compliment your pics. already a follower, new subscriber

Anonymous said...

I'm back because Jessica said to say she sent me. lol
dmcardmaker (at
( newemail follower)

Ian said...

I love your layout! I think the stickles add that sparkle and shine (the magic of Christmas) to the layout as well. Great job! :D

Carol's Creations said...

Your layouts are adorable! I love all of the different cuts you used.

Carol (Carol's Creations)

mum of two said...

Love your layout! All the bling from the stickles is perfect! I am so far behind on my scrapping, it isn't even funny :) TFS


Kim said...

Beautiful layout! I really need to start scrapbooking again!

L.B. said...

What a fun double layout. Love the fireplace! Great hop

Busy Bucharoo said...

Great layout. Love the sparkles.

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Fabulous LO - love all the little elements. TFS

New follower:-)

marg0006 said...

Wow, all your LO pages turned out awesome. Like all the cuts you used.

marg0006 at verizon dot net
Loving Scrapper101

Lisa said...

What an awesome layout!! I love, love all the cuts you used!! The fireplace is so fabulous!! Gorgeous :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Ellen Jarvis said...

I am a new follower, and I must say this first: I love the name of your blog! My mind has nothing BUT dust bunnies in it, LOL. Very cute blog. And I LOVE your layout. Merry Christmas, early!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

jennyplace2 said...

What a wonderful Christmas layout, they are my favorite item to scrap book. I am your newest follower and would love for you to stop by my blog when you get a chance. TFS and for the chance at the candy.

snappy scrappy said...

Wonderful LO! Lee-Ann :)

Sharon said...

These are fabulous layout pages Annette!!! Love all of the cuts, the sparkle and the great photos!! :)

Craftin Desert Divas said...

Nice layouts. I like the stockings, cute!


DIANA L. said...

What a great layout Annette I love the tree You could enter this in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.

TheTulipCollector said...

Super great card. Can't have enough sparkle!

DonnaSue said...

Cute fireplace-very festive!

Emily said...

I love the layout, the stickles are perfect accents for this super cute layout!!!