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Sunday, August 25, 2013

4 Months Until Christmas Blog Hop!

I know I say this every month but WOW...4 months until Christmas!!! Woohoo, I cannot wait for that exciting time of year :)
 
I am so glad you are here once again for our monthly Christmas blog hop that we do on the 25th of each month. We do this so we can have a head start on our Christmas cards.

If you arrived here from creative Shari's blog then you are in the right place.  I will post the blog hop order at the bottom of my post.

Our theme this month is inspired by a Christmas song/carol. I hope you like what I came up with :)

Card 1

 
the inside...
 
 
Tag 2

 
a little closer look...
 
 
 
For my card my song inspiration is "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas". The paper and ribbon I received from Nikki as blog candy a while ago (thanks Nikki!). I used my trusty copics to colour  and voila my card is made :)
 
I think my song inspiration is pretty obvious on the tag :) I LOVE the way this tag turned out and had so much fun creating it. I used the music note background stamp from Michaels Recollections Brand using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink. Then  I used the Ranger smooshing (only word I seem to be able to come up with for this technique at the moment) tool and smooshed all over with Walnut Stain. Then I used one of the Stamping Gear stamps for Inkadinkado "Branches" and stamped that in the 2 opposite corners, added some bling and snowflakes I picked up at Joann's when I was there shopping a couple of weekends ago. I will definitely make up a bunch more of these to attach to presents.
 
I swear I am totally in love with Tim Holtz products and techniques and especially love his distress ink.
 

Blog Hope Order
 
Mary (that's Me)
 
Thanks so much for stopping by, hopefully you were inspired to get started on some of your Christmas projects :)

Hugs,
Mary
 


5 comments:

Sandy Smith said...

Mary these are great! I love your Tilda, coloured beautifully. I am inspired to make a Christmas tag now. Yours is great. I have never made one. I love getting to play along with you each month! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs
Sandy

Shari said...

Mary, your card is so wonderful and I LOVE YOUR TAG!!!! Love the distressed look and the music background is perfect!

LOTS OF HUGS;
Shari

Sara said...

Love you creations Mary.. Love Tilda as always :D and the Tag is so pretty.

Nikki said...

Awe I'm so glad your able to use up the stash I sent you. They made some lovely Christmas goodies :) love that tag so kewl
hugs Nikki

Heather said...

These are both great but I especially like the tag you created. I have to get me some Tim Holtz and start playing:) Hugs.

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