Friday, July 24, 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 1 of the 

Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas.
Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two 
and even a couple great decorating ideas. 

We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year. 

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Now on with the hop!

You should have arrived here from 
Sharondalyn's blog

And now for my project.  I recently purchased this Tim Holtz Tree Blueprint stamp and die set on clearance.  I could not wait to use it!  I searched on Pinterest and this is the first card that popped up and there was a tutorial!  I did do a bit of my own thing but was excited to experiment with the Tim Holtz Distress Stains that I recently acquired.  She said move the ink around with your finger....well, my fingers are still blueish green!  I didn't have the Tim Holtz papers or the same distress colors but I am pleased with how it turned out.

I did dye the lace with Tim Holtz Distress stain mermaid lagoon that was not part of the tutorial.

Tim Holtz Tree Blueprint Die and Stamp set
Tim Holtz Distress Stains:  Mermaid Lagoon, Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron, Faded Jeans and Mustard Seed
Tim Holtz Distress glitter Rock Candy
Glossy Accents
Staz on Timber Brown
Quick Quotes Java chalking ink
lace dyed with Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Distress markers:  Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive and American Crafts Rouge stampin marker
papers from my stash

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Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way.

Be sure to hop tomorrow too for even more great holiday projects and ideas. 
You can start tomorrow at Theresa's blog. 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 7/26x until 7/26x until 7/26x until 7/27x until 7/28x until 7/28x until 7/28x until 7/29x until 7/31x until 8/2x until 8/3x


  1. I just recently started playing with TH inks and they are fabulous. Your card and tree are so awesome!!!

  2. I like the dimensional look of the tree.

  3. Very pretty lace background.

  4. I love it!! I really need to watch some Tim H videos!!

  5. Your card is so beautiful! I See why you were so excited to make this card.

  6. Great job! You know I love me some distress products. Wonderful card.
    Thanks for hopping with me.

  7. Your Card is just Gorgeous, So Creative to add the lace like you did. Thanks for the Inspiration.

  8. Very pretty card! I just love it. I enjoyed hopping with you.

  9. WOW!!! Great card, fabulous color combo and I love the tree.


  10. okay, so its a adooooooorable card that I want it lol I love old fashion looking things but then again I collect antiques love love your card TFS

  11. I think the images are great and I love your colors! Thanks for joining in at Tuesday Throwdown challenge!
    Pam T.
    TT DT

  12. Bluish green fingers must look cute! Unique is the word! :-) Love your card. I've never seen the "blueprint" stamps before. Love what you did w/ yours! TFS! :-)

  13. Great card, I would say its a great shabby chic look, which I love but have never been able to do well myself

  14. the card is Puuuuuuurrrrrfect Dahling!! I've been following you forever. It’s nice participating in the Christmas in July blog hop with you!

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  15. Such a sweet card! Thanks for sharing at Crafting for All Seasons!

  16. love the mixed media look of this card, !

  17. I love your Christmas tree! Great job!

  18. What a gorgeous holiday tree ... so very glad you joined our Old Fashioned Christmas at Jingle Belles.

  19. Beautiful card. That tree is just fabulous . . . the colors are gorgeous.

  20. Such a beautiful card. The colors are just fabulous!!! Thanks for hopping with me today!


  21. Wow that is so AWESOME! Just love the look of the card :)

  22. Fabulous stamp. Wonderfully designed and worth a few blue fingers. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck. Debi TT DT

  23. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  24. Wonderful technique and great adaptation. Good luck with your entry at Crafty Gals Corner.

  25. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge. Great cards.

  26. Awesome tree! Thank you for joining our “Christmas in July” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  27. Love how you use that lace - it is really nice. Layout of card is perfect.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner
    Erika, DT

  28. Love the way you've used the Distress Stains to colour! I must try that. Thanks for the link to the tutorial! A perfect card for the Happy Little Stampers tree challenge - glad to have you joining us.

  29. what a fabulous inky masterpiece of a card! thanks for celebrating an "old fashioned xmas" with us at JINGLE BELLES!

  30. I love this and the lave is a really nice added touch. I'm totally hooked on the distress inks.

  31. Fabulous design. LOVE how you've moved the colour around with your fingers ... your tree is gorgeous! Getting the finger's inky is so fun, right??!! :) Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  32. Beautiful card! I love all the colors. Enjoyed being in the hop with you!

  33. What a cute tree! I love all the colors in it. :) Thanks for playing along with Happy Little Stampers!

  34. So very pretty, really love the colors you used!! Enjoyed being in this hop with you :0)

  35. Fabulous card with lovely colors and design.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons Agnieszka DT