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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Gift Blog Hop & Winners

Hi all my crafty friends,

Today I am hosting the Christmas Gift Blog Hop, and I am so excited! I have a great line up of some super crafty ladies who have been working hard to create handmade Christmas gift ideas for you.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This year I did it at my house and I am so tired now! I never realized how much work it is, but it was nice to spend the time with our family.

Before I get on to the blog hop information I would like to announce the winners from last weeks blog hop

First the winner of the the Princess Party Cartridge is  #15 HappyScrappin wrote Very pretty fall banner! I love the colors and that you used coasters. I would have never thought to use them and the price you paid can't be beat.
And the winner of the linked project for the Scriptured Saying stamp set by K.Andrews is #1 Cathy D

Please send me your addresses to scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com by next Sunday so I can send out your prizes. I would also like to thank all of the talented ladies who participated in the Fall Decoration Blog Hop last weekend and everyone who stopped by to check it out. You all are wonderful and awesome.

Ok, so this weekend I thought it would be a great idea to have a gift idea blog hop, to start your juices flowing and getting in the Christmas spirit. Plus we could all use some ideas on some handmade gifts. Last year I made card packs for all of my sisters and sister in laws. This year I decided to make decorative candles. I bought the glass candle jars at Michaels, they come in awesome scents and are not that expensive.
I used Santa's Village (love this cartridge!) on this one below.

Here are the detailed instructions on how I made this one.
Glass candle jar with lid
Santa's Village Cart
Ribbon & Rosettes Cart

Cut the Snow Monster on Santa's Village cart at 4.5", also cut out his head for the top of candle jar at 3.8"
Cut a red scalloped circle at 5"
Print 1- 12x12  page of the backround paper that is blue with bears and snow monsters on it.
Take the printed backround paper and cut 3.25" x 12" and wrap around jar and glue on
Take the other part and cut 6 rosettes from the Ribbons & Rosette cartridge at 1.5"- adhere together May want to cut this smaller as mine turned out too big for the lid.
Adhere Snow monster on top of the scalloped circle and then on to the jar
Adhere Monster head to rosette and adhere to the lid of the jar.

Super easy and a totally cool gift to give out for Christmas. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and please make sure you hop through the whole hop to be elegible for the grand prize blog candy  for the Cricut Winter Lace cartridge- Super cool cartridge.

Ok so all you have to do to win this cartridge is:
1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Comment on this post
3. Visit and comment on every blog in the hop.

EASY PEASY! your next stop on the hop is  Julie K at a Little Bit of Bling. Make sure you come back later this week to find out the winners and make sure you check back next weekend for the Christmas Card Blog Hop!
Check out my 850 follower Giveaway HERE! I am almost there.
Here is a complete of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way.
2 Julie K http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
3 Dana Tarchala http://danascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
4 Beckie Woodall http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
5 Tanya Adams http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com/
6 Anna Bee http://annabeedesigns.blogspot.com/
9 Erica Smole http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/


Tanya said...

Becka your candle is so, so cute! I love all those fun images from Santa's Village and that rosette is fabulous! Love this!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love the snow monster. So funny! These candles are a great idea for gifts. Easy and quick to make. Already a follower. Thanks!

craftymom205 said...

Great projects. Already a follower.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Newbie2crafting said...

Very cute gift idea I love that cartridge.


Tonya said...

What a super cute candle. I'm sure anyone would be happy to receive it! Great job Becka.

lindaplus3 said...

what a great project,, and im keeping my fingers crossed... that is the cartridge ive been wanting,,,,. :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

JulieK said...

Wonderful project Becka! Thanks for hosting such an awesome Hop!

Happyscrapin said...

Another great project! I will also be making some homemade gifts this year and I love your candle idea. It's simple and turns out beautiful! Thank you for your great hop, they are filled with awesome ideas!

plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

jessica said...

what a super cute gift!!

nanapuddin said...

Great project! Great blog hop! 1 of the links doesn't work along the way and 2 of them are a no-show! as of 12:30pm CST, so couldn't comment at all of them. TFS and inspiring!
nanapuddin2u at gmail dot com

Tina said...

What a great idea! I love to spruce up candles too! I do the little ones though. Need to venture out into the bigger ones. :)

kleinmaggie said...

Great idea,great looking gift.I just so happen to have that cart,I think I'll give it a try.thanks for sharing

Linda Harris said...

Great idea for the techers of my grandkids!!! Thanks for sharing. I love the cuts also on this project. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

Liz said...

this is adorable, looking forward to coming back to learn about using my imagine!


Cely said...

omigosh, this is so stinkin cute! who needs gift wrap when you got rosettes?! :D cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

Cherie said...

What a wonderful idea!! I love the rosette top!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com

Rach83 said...

What a cool gift! The character just makes it so different but brilliant! Thanks for hosting such a fab blog hop. x

Joann Hill said...

I love the snow monstere!!! Have to get that cartridge!!! Great ideas! Thanks!

kleinmaggie said...

This is my first blog hop,so maybe I'm doing something wrong but I can't find the xmas gift blog for Lidi and Faith?

Becca said...

This is my first blog hop and I am very excited!! I look forward to many new ideas. I just got my Cricut Expression so cant wait to get more Christmas cartridges. Just love your monster!

Anna said...

So cute! love the idea!

Patricia said...

Gorgeous candle!

Becky Dunham said...

I am so excited for this hop Becka! We decided in our family that everything should be handmade so I am in need of some ideas :) Love your candle - that snow monster is adorable!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

carol said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Great idea.

Becca said...

Ok, had a blast for my first blog hop. Although # 7 and 8 are no shows so I couldnt leave messages on theirs :(

Thanks for the awesome hop.

Tracy said...

What an awesome gift! Great idea!

Pixichick said...

I love the snow monster, he is adorable.

Chris Wooten said...

Hi Becka nice project..I see you used the Imagine..is that not an awesome cricut..

Look forward to the hop today..working my way through...


cazz said...

Thank you Becka for taking time out when you are so busy. I love the rosette and candles. Hope you have not ruined your families suprize by putting them on here. This is the first time I have been able to comment on the blog hop even though I have tried before so I hope I can comment on them all.

pattyk said...

Great candles!Lucky sis and sis-in-laws. millierose651@aol.com

Carla said...

I love the idea of this hop. Your candles are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
racincrafts at aim dot com

Sam Pirkle said...

I love the candle idea... just might have to copy this... thanks for the idea.

Edwina said...

This is a great ideal! When I saw the monster I thought "Oh, the abominable snowman!" Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

Lady Fair said...

Very cute, but easy to do, and who doesn't like easy? I really like the vintage look of Santa's village. TFS and the chance to win.

Edwina said...

I just finished the hop or what I could. #7 and #8 didn't have there post up. Please let me know if they get it up. Thank you! Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

jennyplace2 said...

What a very lovely project for gift giving. I bet the candle smells very pretty and who ever recieved with be very happey. TFS!

TeacherMom said...

Great project! I can't wait to get the Santa's Village cart! It looks amazing. Love what you have done with it.
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

gypsyrps said...

Very creative. I was thinking of getting that cart. TFS

Val626 said...

That is cute and such a different idea

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing with us today I truly never thought to decorate a jar candle and give it as (NOW) totally new unique original and maybe even personalized gift... Now you have my mind thinking and stiring up some ideas.. thanks so much new follower susan Iblingit@yahoo.com

scrappinC said...

What a great idea, the Santa Village looks like a really fun cart. I will have to get some candles and decorate them.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Maria (scrap4nat) said...

Great job!!! Love it!!!

Lisa said...

Hey Becka, what an adorable candle! I love the abominable snowman - super cute!

Lisa G

Lady Fair said...

A couple of blogs didn't have their posts up. I'll check again tomorrow.

Suzy said...

What a fun hop Becka! Thanks for hostessing. I love your rosettes. I really need to make more of these. :) I'm a new follower.. I'll be back! :)

Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome gift-love the idea! Great project!
Sherrie K

Susan said...

Great gift idea Becka! I had the ribbon and rosette cartridge in my hand at 6 am Black Friday and put it down to grab a differant one. Now I wish I didn't! Yours turned out wonderful!


tremblayfam said...

Great idea! I think I need that ribbons cart! Too cute! Now one of your followers! Thanks for sharing!

cema1cema said...

Great hop! Lots of cute ideas for christmas! Christina

DEBBIE ORR said...

Really cute idea!

Kards by Kathi said...

What a great idea and I am looking forward to visiting all the blogs. I love ideas for gifts as I think making gifts is far more intimate that buying them. I do buy some, but I try to make alot. Thanks for this blog hop.

Doris P. said...

I'm awaiting for the cartridge to come to me! what an awesome gift!! Doris
parkernana5 at cox. net

Josie0602 said...

Super cute Becka! Awesome rosette!

Debc06 said...

Wow Becka what a great idea TFS.
I am already a follower.
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

Tina said...

What a fun blog hop!! Love your project too! TFS and setting everything up. Such great motivation! Already a follower! :)

kimberly said...

off to enjoy the hop... tfs.. love your candles

leokc34 at gmail dot com

Denise G said...

Very cute paper. What a fun blog hop.

lindaplus3 said...

enjoying the hop ...:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

Hi Becka, I just signed on as a follower. I love the Santa's Viaalge cart as well. This year I am making ornaments for the families and note card sets for the ladies. TFS all your instructions, Mary M

Peggy Sue said...

that is a scream! I love it! The rosette is awesome and that snow monster paper is too cool!

Edwina said...
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McVic said...

love your projects! super cute paper too!!! Im already a follower

EnjoliCollums said...

OH My!!! that is so cute!! I just love it! the monster reminds me of mosnter inc.

Creative Mine by Maria said...

very cute!
maria g

Pendra said...

Cute, love that paper! And the rosette for the lid is great, very creative!
Crafty Hugs,

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