Friday, December 10, 2010

Holly Jolly Blog Hop!

 

Happy Friday!!  Welcome to our 2 Day Jolly Holly Blog Hop. We are happy to have you hoping along with us. We have over 20+ holiday gift ideas to show you over the next 2 days. There will lots of blog candy along the way. In addition we will be having 3 grand prize winners.! Remember in order to qualify for the grand prizes you have to leave a comment on all the blogs!!

Our hop begins with Stephanie from Always Crafting and ends with Jess from My Scrap Diary. If you get lost along the way you can find the master list on Stephanie's or Jess's blog. 

You should be hoping over from Marianne’s blog, if not you can go back to Stephanie’s blog and start from the beginning, you don’t want to miss anything!

Ok well I have been super excited about my project it has been agony keeping it a secret all this time lol!

Here is my project I made a set of notecards and a matching journal for my daughter to give to her friends for Christmas! I am also entering this into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge, to make a homemade gift!

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Here they are all packaged up I don’t think you can see it but there is a mini pen in there an some envelopes. Each package has 10 cards

 

I made two different sets ( I made 6 of each)

 

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WHEW!! They were a lot of work, but I really enjoyed making them and I am so happy with the way they turned out!!

Materials I used:

  • DCWV Tis the season paper stack
  • Pink by Design Rock on stamp set
  • PK-    Princess face assortment ( my fav)
  • Smiley  card cart ( pencil)
  • Rock Princess cart ( cupcake)
  • mini journal ( they were 3 for a dollar at walmart)
  • Ribbon, white and red, gel pen, buttons

I cut the notecards out at 4by4. To do the mini journal I mod podged paper onto it and then hot glued a ribbon on the inside center as a book mark. I love that I don’t throw things away! The little packaging they are in was from some floating candles I bought for a party!! They were a perfect fit and I had 15 so I think I may some as stocking stuffers for my little cousins !

Ok now for blog candy…. HMM I haven’t decided what I am going to give I am heading to Micheals tonight lets see what I pick up maybe another I rock!  In order to win you have to be a follower and leave a comment !Remember in order to qualify for the grand prizes you have to leave a comment on all the blogs!! We will announce the winners on Monday!

Oh and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for day two and another project ( it is my favorite so far)! I will also post the blog candy I am offering tomorrow!

Have fun hopping next is Margie

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Lots of Cricut Love,

Erika

94 comments:

K Andrew said...

Just adorable girl! LOVE it! Sooooo cute! I really would love for you to submit this cupcake project for my February Call: Simply Sweet
You are a joy to visit!

Amanda Villarreal said...

So cute! I love the pencil image :)

avillarreal140@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

Wow, those do look like they were a lot of work, but definitely worth it.

Trisha said...

These sets are awesome. Your daughter's friends are going to love them--I sure would. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

Brandy said...

Just started this blog hopping thing and it is so great! I am now a follower. I love your project! I love anything that has to do with journaling and such. Thank you.

dobiemom09 at gmail dot com

Chris said...

Fantastic gift. Love the colors.

Margie said...

Oh my gosh! These are so darn cute! I love the face on that little pencil! What a great way for your daughter to give gifts to her friends! Love those papers too!

Cindylu2u said...

What an adorable idea, you did a fabulous job!! Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow!! Thanks

aud1inok said...

What a great gift idea! I may have to make these next year! TFS.

AmandaB said...

Oh my your gift sets are adorable!! I love the super cute faces on the cupcakes and pencils... Thanks for the chance to win..

Amanda:0)

Savahanna said...

Adorable notecards and journal

Donna Brady said...

Erika, I love the note cards and matching journal. Your daughter's friends are gonna love them.

haldonb@comcast.net

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great project! Perfect gifts!

ScrappingStephanie said...

Wow Erika, you did a fantastic job. I love the paper, and the cute face on the cupcakes. What a great gift idea! Thank you so much for joining in on the blog.

Hugs,
Stephanie

Saundra said...

Those are just too cute!!! I bet the girls will love them!

saundra24@yahoo.com

Georgia Ehrmann said...

super cute project! Your daughters' gift is sure to be a hit!

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

That is a great gift idea, My nieces would love something like that. :D


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SueNJ said...

I love this project! I am a follower and look forward to what is going to come.tfs!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful gift idea - thanks so much for sharing with us!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Wow..you can tell these were a lot of work, but definitely worth it!

TeacherMom said...

These are soooooo adorable!! Your daughter's friends are going to LOVE her!!! They were well worth your blood, sweat and tears!!!!!!! They would be a great gift for a teacher too (You can send them to me, if you wish!! hee hee) Thanks for the blog hop and the beautiful creations!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

flowerdisco said...

your cards sets are awesome :) tfs.

Simply AJ said...

Wow... super adorable! Perfect gifts for just about anyone. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

Missy said...

Great project and you also did a great job. TFS

Missy
kalittadog@yahoo.com

Glenda said...

A very pretty and useful gift idea! Love the little faces! Just became a follower! Would love for you to visit my blog if you have time!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Sharon said...

This is just too Cute! And a great gift.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

Marianne said...

Your daughter is going to have some lucky little friends this holiday. This is such a great gift idea for kids and very pretty. Thank you for sharing and I am already a follower of your blog.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

silvia said...

LOVE the notecards and journal!!

HappyExpressions said...

Very pretty! super cute gift idea!

Lilygirl said...

Hi Erika!! Lovely notepads and journal set!! I have been following you for a while now!! Thank you for your great inspirations!!
Colleen S.
laysig@telus.net

Tami B. said...

What a cute idea. Where did you find your little "short" pens? I have been looking for some for 2 months but no one carries them anymore it seems.

Christy: said...

So cute! I haven't had a chance to cut anything from my Smiley cart. The pencil is adorable. This project might just be a xmas gift for my daughter's teacher.
vidalia68@yahoo.com

Emily said...

Adorable! Great project :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Sue in CT said...

What a cute idea. Another inexpensive gift idea for the holidays. I am so glad I am doing this hop (my first one) because now I have lots of ideas that are not too expensive to give. I can't even tell which I like more the cupcake or pencil..they are both great.
Thanks.

Darlene said...

wow! that was a lot of work! Those are awesome sets. TFS

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Kerry--Momma K said...

Great project! I am sure your daughter's friends will love them.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

scrapperbecka said...

Those are absolutely beautiful you did a wonderful job and thanks for the great idea!

scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love the cards and journal! Thanks for the great idea.

~Saundra
luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

Angie said...

Wow those are really great. awsome job. I was thinking of making a notebook for my niece with music notes, and now i have some inspiration. thanks! iam a follower now.

Angie
http://scrappindiva-angie.blogspot.com/

Pink Cricut said...

I love, love, love these--and I became a follower so you are that much closer to 200 :)
You are at 198 now!! Wooho!

Melissa said...

Great Ideas! Teacher can always use these!

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

iluvmybugs said...

What a cute gift idea!!! TFS I'm follower number 199 !!!

Terry
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

ann55w said...

those are so pretty.
Ann W
weedmana@embarqmail.com

Heather said...

Super cute! TFS!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

DebC said...

I love this project! I would use this project to make a present for family! Thanks for showing it to us! I would love some blog candy!

Debra said...

Beautiful project! TFS! I am a new follower :)

Angela R said...

These projects are super cute! I want to make some for my sister in college, I miss her alot and this would be adorable! Thank you for sharing! Glad I became a follower now I will have the oppurtunity to see more of your talented inspiration!
Contact Info: in case I get a chance to win that amazing blog candy! Happy Holiday's!
arebori0204@gmail.com

Shana said...

Those are cute and simple ideas. thanks alot.

shanasewing at yahoo dot com

mforquer said...

Oh my these are so adorable! I love the soft colors and such a fabulous gift idea! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs
Melissa

Jamie said...

they do look like they were a lot of work.. but they are difinitely adorable! thanks for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

jennyplace2 said...

Your daughter friends are going to be real happy little girls. Your a great Mom to have done this for her. TFS.

Nikki said...

Your Notebooks are so cute they are gonna make adorable prezzies :)

OmaGloria said...

Your daughter has some very lucky friends.

Precious Hugs
OmaGloria

Anna said...

Awesome gifts!!! Very creative.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Lesley from WI said...

Lovely gift idea and your daughter's friend is going to love it! Cute

Cyn said...

Cute! I think this would also be a good gift for waitresses. I hope i have time to make some for my friends!

Kris said...

Nice idea! I wish I'd had a Cricut when my girls were in school! It would have saved some money on friends' gifts too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Karelj said...

These are adorable! Your daughter has very fortunate friends. I've been a follower for a while, and love stopping by to see your crafty creations. Thanks for sharing. ksjennings at gmail dot com

Fran said...

Your journals are so darn cute. Your daughter's friends are going to love them. Hugs, Fran

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! These are as cute as can be! Your daughter's friends will be thrilled! xxD

mum of two said...

How adorable are these?? I LOVE what you came up with, and am your newest follower. I am so glad I decided to hop today :)

michelle

jbp said...

Need ideas for a journal for my sister so thanks....
jbp@unitelc.com

Lavender Angel said...

I really love this idea!

Susan
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

stefeni said...

You make the cutest things! I love your blog and you talent.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Adorable gift ideas. These notepads and cards are so cute! Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

Jean said...

These are so cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week.

Tanya said...

These are awesome!! Love the colors :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Teela said...

How sweet and what a nice gift. It must have taken you a while, but I'm sure you are very pleased with the result, as this is darling set!

Cammie said...

Cute idea

Marey said...

Great gift idea!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

What an adorable idea,
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Dana said...

Very cute! Great gift idea!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

Laura Lee said...

Gorgeous! Great idea...wow..
lauraleed48atlivedotca

Josie0602 said...

I bet you are a favorite mom among your daughter's friends! The note cards are just so cute!
tracyg398@yahoo.com

jenni said...

Super cute, great friend gift!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Melissa said...

Very cute gift sets!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

A Scrap Above said...

Oh these are adorable! what a fun gift idea.
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Glora said...

Cute sets! me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

Debbie said...

These are so adorable. The girls are gonna love them! TFS
Debbie
www.debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com

sucor said...

These sets are awesome! You did a beautiful job! Your daughter's friends will love them! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win.
sucor_2 at hotmail.com

Kelly Rae said...

This is a great idea and a lovely present. Thanks for sharing! Kelly

Janice W. said...

Those cards are so wonderful! I love them! What a great gif!!

Carla's Creations said...

Super cute gift!!! I would loved to receive that as a gift lol!!! loved the cupcake and pencil!!! Thanks for the idea!!

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

These are so adorable! I love the cuts you chose and the color combos. Beautiful gift idea.

E. Marie said...

What a wonderful mom to do this for you daughter. They are wonderful and I know her friends will all love these.

CherylP said...

Great idea! Your daughter's friends will love them!

cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

shanna13 said...

Your daughter and her friends are going to love the note cards and the journal. Great gift idea! TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

BunnyFreak said...

Great idea.

My Scrap Diary said...

Congrats on hitting your 200+ mark. You know im a follower. So happy for you.
These sets are sooo cute! The pk faces go so well with the cuts that you used.
Annd yes, its always good to recycle. I like to keep certain items as well hoping I can use them :)
Again, thanks for being part of the hop.
Hugs
Jess M

Dalis said...

omg.. those are flippin' cute!!!!! I can imagine your dd's friends going "OMG" all over these!

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Kate said...

What great little gifts! I especially like the expressions on the pencils!! They're adorable!
Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB this week!

Linda said...

Great card gift idea!!
lindamcintosh@verizon.net

Michelle said...

adorable !!! love the colors you chose and of course the pk faces! lol thanks for participating in the challenge at the fccb!
scrappinwithmybug.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Super cute!!! Gotta love the PK stamps:)