Saturday, December 5, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 12

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 12. 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.

My project:

I have been working on this project for over a month. I am not sure I can even describe all the things I did for this project.  I started with a Tim Holtz configurations box.  I used a great deal of Tim Holtz product on this project. I tried to dye the tree with TH stains and it was quite messy and I wasn't getting the coverage I wanted.  I ended up spraying with Ditto green spray ink, that gave great coverage.  I sprayed it on a mat then rolled it in the excess left on the mat, still messy but better coverage.

I cut the topper from a piece of TH paper with a Spellbinders label and distressed a doily with Quick Quotes Powder Puff chalking ink in latte and biscotti. The pins are from Little Yellow Bicycle and Jenni Bowlin.

I painted the stripes on the candy cane charms in the jar and tied them with metallic floss.  I also used metallic floss around the wood spool to add some festive spirit.  I used alcohol inks on the metal poinsettias and leaves.

I burned several pieces of acetate making the stained glass looking transparencies.  I love the way the argyle one turned out.

Tim Holtz Configurations box
Tim Holtz Holidays Past paper stack
My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas paper
Graphic 45 Santa stamp
Tim Holtz distressed poinsettia dies, matchbox die
Spellbinders die 
Tim Holtz trees colored with distress stains
Tim Holtz metal poinsettias colored with
Ranger alcohol inks
Tim Holtz pen nib, tiny knobs, feet, corners, dangles
candy cane charms painted with red stain
red and gold glitter fiber
vintage sequin strand (on tree), vintage glass drop
vintage broken pearl strand, buttons and tulle
The Paper Studio tulle rose 
misc bulbs, beads and tracks
LED tea lights
Anna Griffin crimson ink
Staz On Forest Green ink
Judikins clear embossing powder
acetate, doily, washi tape
Jenni Bowlin pen and Little Yellow Bicycle pin
bottle cap, miniature ornaments, corked bottle, key, glass knob, wood block
asst metal findings and miniature cookie cutters
Quick Quotes chalking ink Bloody Mary and Coal Miner 

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 12:

1. Lisa Pontious -
Barbara - (Guest Designer)
Melinda - (Guest Designer)
2. Madge -
3. Ashley W -
4. Sandy Hentzel -
5. Elizabeth Jeanne -
6. Angela -
7. Alicia -
8. Miranda -
9. Daphne -
10. Rhonda -
11. Charmagne -
12. Robin -
13. Barbara-
14. Lisa F -
15. Sharondalyn - Http://
16. Jessi -

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 12/12
(stockings hung,  visions of sugar plums i.e. candy and cookie cutters, Santa stamped transparency) until 12/13x until 12/18x until 12/30

Top 3 Badge until 12/30 Pinworthy!! until 12/30x until 12/31x until 1/31x

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. What a Wonderful Project. Just WOW!!! I absolutely love It! I would Love to try to make something like It. It's truly a keepsake. Have Loved all of your projects.

  2. WOW!! A true beauty!!! Such elegant and beautiful details!
    A Gorgeous creation! Its been an Amazing 12 days of beautiful projects!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  3. Wow, just wow! This is so fantastic! I don't even know where to begin, everything is just so beautiful!

  4. This is incredible! I can see why it took you a month. It is so beautiful! Nicely done and what a wonderful treasure to display over and over. Well worth the effort! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. One word:- WOW!!!!!!!! :-) Thanks for sharing all of your creativity w/ all of us!! Hope you and yours have a very Merry Merry! :-)

  6. Unbelievably gorgeous!! This is absolutely stunning!!

  7. I am a follower.
    these kinds of boxes are wonderful.
    A great place to display memories and keepsakes.
    this is beautiful.
    thanks for sharing
    Merry Christmas.

  8. Wow what a lot of work you've put in, it's beautiful x

  9. WOW! AMAZING! GORGEOUS!!!! I don't know if I have words enough to describe how absolutely beautiful this is! Alicia, it's been a pleasure hopping with you these past 12 days, all of your projects are wonderful!!! :)

  10. Wow! This is beyond amazing. I instantly thought wow, incredible, but then as you get into the different parts within the box it is just full of so many hidden treasures, what a beautiful wonderful project!

  11. Wow, that's just gorgeous! Wonderful work

  12. Wonderful project!! Altering items are so much fun...

  13. Wow, wow, wow this is absolutely stunning, you can certainly see all the work you have put in to this awesome project, hunni...
    Thank you for joining in on our challenge over at Creative Artiste's Mixed Media Challenge.. Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon...

    Hugs Rhonda DT xx

  14. Your project is so pretty!! I love everything you do with that box. It's awesome. Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. Your configuration box is beautiful Alicia.....filled with lots of amazing goodie's ......and the most fabulous details...I bet it's amazing in real life 😀
    Thank you so much for hopping on board at AVJ Vintage's lovely to have you on board. Best wishes for a fabulous time over the festive season
    Annie x

  16. Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner this week. Mary

  17. You never disappoint. Talk about blown away and of course I am a follower.

  18. Absolutely beautiful project!!!It has been great hopping with you

  19. What an amazing project. WOW.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for the warm and cozy challenge.

  20. Thank you for joining us at CCM&M with your lovely project.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  21. Awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  22. What a lovely creation - so much love and time went into this! So many details to see and enjoy! thanks for joining us in the AVJ Challenge! Julia xx

  23. Wow, this project is truly amazing and a real labour of love, - so many incredible details, simply stunning! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey

  24. Wow, a lot of work and love has gone into this gorgeous creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  25. wow this is stunning, so much work gone into it
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    thanks Deb DT xx

  26. Wow! This is stunning, such an inspirational project. I can't stop looking at it and each time I find another gorgeous detail. Good to have you with us at Creative Artiste's Mixed Media Challenge this month.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  27. Amazing creation - such gorgeous stuff. A future family heirloom. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for the December challenge. Merry Christmas!

  28. All I can say is WOW, this looks absolutely amazing. Thanks for joining the Diecut Divas Warm and Cosy Challenge this month. Cathie DT

  29. WOW! That's it, I can't say anything else, just WOW WOW WOW!!!

  30. Oh my what a stunner!!! This is a proper heirloom piece to be brought out again and again as Christmas rolls around.

    Thank you for sharing with us again, and again for pointing out where in the poem it relates to!!

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  31. Such a fabulous assemblage! Love every detail you've added. This is grand!