Monday, July 15, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Christmas In July Hop!!

Happy Monday! Who is ready for a Christmas Hop? If you hopped from Emily then you are in the right spot. If not, hop back to the beginning, Exploring Cricut, so you don't miss a thing. The list is below if you get lost along the way!  Our Design Team has some awesome projects for inspiration and at the end you will be able to enter the challenge to show us a Christmas project. Don't forget to use your Cricut for the challenge.  This hopefully will give you a jump start on your holiday preparations.  You have until Saturday to enter our challenge:)

I decided to get busy with a Christmas layout. We always have fun trimming the tree and last year was no different. After doing so many years of holiday layouts sometimes it is hard to think of new titles for wonderful memories. When I was looking at the pictures of this event I saw a lot of bling on the ornaments as well as the tree. I thought it would be fun to give the title some extra sparkle. Hope you enjoy!!

I added stickles to the tree stamp.

I cut the "bling" out and then adhered to the creme paper. I then stickled the word with red adding glittery floss for some more texture. All that is left to do is add a journaling block on the red circle. 

What would a hop be if it weren't for candy inspiration!! To win: Let me know you are a follower and how to get a hold of you in the comments below. I will draw a winner Sunday evening. Good luck!!

Here is the line up for the hop. Be sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing:)

Rae Ann
Annette You are here
Michelle N Next
Michelle S

2 x 12 2 page layout
Bo Bunny, K& Company, AC papers
Stamp frame - Create a Critter7.72
Elelgant Edges Scallop Edge 1.86"
"Bling" - Forever Young 2.95"
Circles - George and Basic Shapes 8.31", 3.72",1.84"
Red and gold Stickles, red and gold floss, Gold wire ribbon

Head on over to Michelle at for your next wonderful creation!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Diane said...

Fantastic layout Annette!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful LO!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome layout.

Gail said...

Annette - love your layout - I am not much into doing layouts these days but yours is great - it takes a lot of time to create a layout - so I appreciate viewing any layouts - I am a follower and would love to win your blog candy. Thanks for the Christmas in July Hop and the Christmas in July challenge this week - enjoy your crafting days!

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Jaren said...

Very nice layout!

Pam said...

Great layout! Love all the patterns and shapes that you used.

teachermom5 said...

I think your layout is wonderful. Bling is a great title too. Love the postage stamp background cuts. Thank you for the inspiration to do a Christmas layout!

Michelle N. said...

Great layout-I need to do more layouts-love your cut and paper choices-LOVE this!

Kate said...

Oops- I just realized I wrote card instead of layout on my last comment. Please delete that one and use this one. So sorry!!

What a super layout! The papers and photos are all so fun and your title is just perfect!

We're also having a Christmas in July challenge at My Craft Spot. You are welcome to link up your layout there too!

Kate - Your newest follower!
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Mary Ann said...

Beautiful layout!!!Love it!I'm a follower!!!

Terry D. said...

Amazing layout & you can never have too much bling! Just joined as a follower. I'm always looking for fellow Cricuteers.

GiGi said...

Super fun layout! All the different shapes and patterns look fabulous! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Mollie said...

Fabulous layout! How fun Christmas time is and trimming the tree! I'm a new follower too! Emily @

Sharon said...

Fantastic layout Annette!! Love the blingy 'bling'! And the great papers you used. The photos are just awesome!! :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Fun lay-out, cute papers! Follower, and now thru Blog lovin too! Carri~Abusybee

Scrapping Girl said...

I believe I will be "borrowing" your excellent title! I too have trouble coming up with anything original! Love your layout-great papers!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful layouts! Great paper choice-great pics!
Sherrie K

Kim said...

Great layout!

Liz O. said...

Lovely LO Annette! Love the close ups of your ornaments! Fantastic overall design!
Thank you for sharing and for your always kind comments :)
Have a wonderful day!