Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Welcome to “Christmas In July” Blog Hop! So glad you can join us!

If you are coming from
 Pam -, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble upon my site or your reading this via e-mail, please start at MIRANDA'S BLOG so you don’t miss anyone’s amazing projects!

Have you started on your Christmas Cards and/or your Christmas Decor yet?  Well we will be showcasing some Christmas projects to help you get in the mood! In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too!  Miranda will be giving away a Michael's or JoAnn's gift card.  Winner's choice!  To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop telling us what is your favorite summer time activity!  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop because the winner can be chosen from any of the participants blogs!

So for my project today I have something very special. Originally I had a different project planed, but I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Crafters Hobby Association (CHA) Trade Show here in Las Vegas. At the Ranger's booth we were able to do a Make and Take project. And do you know... it was a Christmas project designed by no other then Tim Holtz. And yes I got to see him in person and he is super nice and amazing!!!  So here is the project:

It was very simple to put together. The little wreath comes in a off white color that you can then color to your liking. The letters are grung board with platinum glitter. Some white Distress Stain, some ribbon and some burlap Distress Ink,.... and there you have it. Added charms, a star and a metal corner completes this little burlap square. What a fun little added decor for the Holidays.

Your next stop is Mary Ann -

Here is the entire line up, should you get lost along the way:

1. Miranda -
2. Angela -
3. Lucy ~
4. Tabetha -
5. Sarah -
6. Pam -
7. Nadja -
8. Mary Ann -
9. Carla -
10. Erica -
11. Ashley -
12. Robin L. -

 I hope you had fun and you will continue onto the next blog. Make sure you comment on all our stops to be entered to win the blog candy. Good luck everyone....

Until soon,


  1. Nadja, this is beautiful! So happy you got to attend CHA, one day I'll do that. LOL Thanks so much for being a part of the hop! Miranda :)

  2. Your project is AMAZING!! I love all the elements in it and espectially the glittery WISH!
    Beth's Beauties

  3. what a great time you must have had at CHA!!! great card!

    Patti Ross

  4. What a great project Nadja! Thanks for being in the hop with me.

  5. LOVE this card!!! Wish I were at CHA with you!!!

  6. Fancy! Thanks for sharing a peek into CHA (I so wanted to be there!)

    Favorite summertime activity - always torn between sitting in my craft chair and sitting on my patio with a cool drink in hand!

  7. Jealous - you saw Tim Holtz and went to CHA - double jealous!! Wow, what a delightful project with so many fun elements to make this a stunner!! TFS and hopping with me today!

  8. Your project is so cool! I hope CHA was fun (I can't imagine how it wouldn't be!) My favorite summer activity is playing tennis. :)

  9. Oh my Nadja- such a beautiful card! Love all your layers that you always add! My favorite summer activity (act surprised) is to sit on a patio, preferably near water, listening to a nice live band and sipping a good drink (preferably a margarita!!). Wish we could of shared a margarita in Vegas!

  10. Fantastic card! I love the look! I love to play with paper in the house where it is cool in the summer.

  11. Wow! This card is amazing. My favorite so far. My favorite summertime activity is being on our boat in the lake. I love watching my 4 1/2 year old jumping into the water! :)


  12. Your card is so pretty! I love the glitter and the little wreath is so cute!

  13. Wow, eye catching. Your card just pops off the screen.

  14. Beautiful project!! love the glitter My favorite summertime activity is going to the beach in Florida

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  15. Awesome card!
    My favorite summer activity is gardening.

  16. What wonderful use all the different textures.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  17. What a fun time. Love your project. It is very pretty. TFS.
    My fav summer activity is to go to the zoo.

  18. Your project is glittery, off-beat, and wonderful!!!! LOL....Tim Holtz ought to be really nice....he's made millions off of us! :D :D :D Love his products!!!

    My favorite summer activity is working in my garden and eating the fresh veggies I grow!!
    <3 J