Tuesday, November 24, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 1

Please click HERE for my Quick Quotes Design Team post.

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 1. This hop will take place  November 24th through December 5th and the new postings each day will be posted by 8am eastern standard time. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way  of creating all of those beautiful Christmas project. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts  finished, home decorations completed and maybe even be inspired to  create something using a new technique that you have never tried.  There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful  amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer  or two for you to visit.

If you just landed here you can start with Lisa at the beginning of the hop!  If you are hopping in line, you should have arrived from Angela's blog.

We have a ton of prizes so be sure to hop and follow everyone along the way!

Honeybearz Designs:  Stamp Sets

Stampin Up:  Punches and Stamp Sets

ScrappyDew: $20.00 gift certificate

Scrappy Moms Stamps Fan Page: Stamp Set

Craftin Desert Diva's:  Stamp Set

Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons:  $15.00 gift certificate

Pretty Cute Stamps:  $15.00 gift certificate

Kathy's Cozies:  $25 gift certificate to her Etsy shop.

TreasureBoxDesigns: Three FREE files of their choice.

My Creative Time!  Stamp Set

SVG Attic:  $15.00 gift certificate

Pink and Main:  Christmas Stamp Set

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs: (Sponsoring 2 Days)  $15.00 gift certificate each day

Jessi Buehrle: Twine bundles, and Three CTMH Stamp Sets

Scrapping Bug Designs: $50.00 gift certificate. The gift certificate excludes sale prices.

Marjorie Ann Designs: $20.00 gift certificate
Paper Nest Dolls:

Cuddly Cute Designs: 3 Free Files

Too Cute By Jessica: $25.00 Gift Certificate

KaDoodle Bug Designs: 12 $5 gift certificates 1 for each of the 12 days of Christmas.

Midge and Madge Mingle:  A fabulous gift box Valued at $50.00 Retail
SVG Cuts:  $35.00 gift certificate

Lettering Delights: 50% coupon code on any purchase of $10.00 to all hoppers and a Christmas themed free printable for anyone that visits.

Now for my project:

I created these cards for a virtual crop this past Saturday.  I was demonstrating using Kiwi Lane templates, here is the video.  It is about half an hour long, one of my first attempts be gentle with me if you watch.  For the following cards I am illustrating how you can use the positive and negative cuts from the Kiwi Lane templates.  

I am also showing how to pick out exactly the spot you want to use, for instance on this card, I wanted the dip in the cut to come in right between the two deer.

I didn't think I would use the negative of the scallop, but I did!  It makes the other paper look like it is the scallop. Two cards for the effort!

My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas paper and embellishments
Kiwi Lane templates:  Bracket 1T , Mini Scallop 1B, Mini Madison Ave 2B
black card stock and tiny Spellbinders labels 32
Quick Quotes Bloody Mary Chalking Ink

I am offering my own blog candy for this hop!

Be a follower, preferably Google,  Networked Blogs or bloglovin
Comment every day of the hop, you have until midnight EST Dec 6, 2015
Winner must be in US, Canada or Mexico (I know I have some Canadian followers so good luck in my first candy offering to you!) 
Winner announced Wed Dec 9
Good luck! 

Next up is Miranda!

In case you get lost here's the entire line up for Day 1:

1. Lisa Pontious - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com 
Julie Warren http://www.juliescreativepieces.blogspot.com/ (Guest Designer) 
2. Madge - http://www.thescrappinlounge.com/blog 
3. Ashley W - http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com 
4. Sandy Hentzel - http://www.scrapbookblessingsclub.com/
5. Elizabeth Jeanne - http://CraftsByHappyStamper.com 
6. Angela - www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com 
7. Alicia - www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com 
8. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com 
9. Daphne - http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com 
10. Rhonda - craftingwithblue.blogspot.com 
11. Charmagne - http://www.sanurascraps.blogspot.com 
12. Robin - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/ 
13. Barbara- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/ 
14. Lisa F - http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/ 
15. Sharondalyn - Http://www.clippingsbysharondalyn.blogspot.com 
16. Jessi - http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co
 17. Heather - Http://www.paper-junkie.blogspot.com
Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Alicia I love the card and the use of KIWI LANE templates. I love using my Kiwi Lane templates they are so easy to use and help so much on creating wonderful layouts. I can't wait to see what wonderful projects you create each day. Thank you so much for joining in the hop I really appreciate it.

  2. Your cards are beautiful!! I love the deer paper. I will have to check out Kiwi Lane ~ I've been seeing them a lot lately =) Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I love your cards Alicia!! Fantastic job!

  4. thanks for the ideas for the Kiwi Lane templates. I have quite a few but haven't used them. Have to get them out and play with them.
    The cards are so pretty. Love the different design ideas.
    I am a follower thru e-mail.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. I just found Kiwi Lanes Templates. I haven't bought any yet but love the Positive and Negative Idea. Also love the paper your used. Great Job

  6. Beautiful Christmas cards! I like how you used the templates and the planning that went into your designs! I don't need to be in your prize drawing but I wanted to thank you for sharing your card with us at Cards In Envy challenge blog!

  7. Wow, this is very different! I love all the curves and the mix of patterns. Really eye catching!

  8. Alicia- I love love your techniques! The pattern mix is awesome and super fun!! Great Job!! Loves- Madge

  9. What beautiful cards I've never used Kiwi Lane templates but now I want to try

  10. Love the colours you chose for your card. Very pretty. TFS! :-)

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    1. I subscribed to your emails, the follower links weren't showing up

    2. I have been having trouble with that...on my laptop but not my work computer...I think it has something to do with updates and browsers. At home I started using Firefox and it works but not in chrome??? technology!!

  12. Beautiful card! Love the colors and design! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  13. Great use of kiwi lane templates!!! I don't own any but they are on my Christmas list!

  14. Fabulous card! Love that gorgeous color. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge.

  15. Wonderful Christmas Cards, Love the Santa. Is It a Stamp? Great Job! Already a follower.

  16. whoa, this is awesome! I love the colors, the layers, the bling, well done!

  17. Fabulous cards! Great patterns and color combo. :)

    Thank you so much for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "Christmas" Linky Party.
    ~DT Lori

  18. love these cards. going to watch your vid.

  19. Thank you for joining us at The Challenge! Beautiful colors and design!

  20. Really like your non-traditional color combo, the awesome DP and te really cool 'gems' that you have used! Thanks for sharing your creations with us at 'the challenge' :)

  21. Nice card. Love the design on this one. TFS!

  22. This is beautiful! I love the joy on the tags! So fun. TFS!

  23. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing this lovely with us at The Challenge!
    =] Michele

  24. Lovely Christmas card. Love the background paper.

  25. Beautiful! I love Kiwi Lane's templates. So versatile. You did a wonderful job with them. It's great hopping with you!

  26. Beautiful! Love how you showcased all of the different fancy edges from the templates. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

  27. Your Cards are wonderful! Love them!

  28. Wow talk about edges. I will have to check out these templates.