Saturday, July 25, 2009

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Thank you for hopping over to Some Scrap Sugar. I hope that you are finding alot of inspiration for your Christmas spirit! If you need a complete list of blogs to hop to go to Just Add Glitter and Stir where our fabulous Maggi and Christmas in July hostess has a list of forty (or more now?!?!) of blogs to hop to.

As I sit in my scrappy space (I can't call it a desk anymore since I have spread out so!) with beach, fourth of July, and Priscilla's birthday to be scrapped I am working on Christmas presents. It hasn't made it any cooler here in Texas but it sure has gotten me prepared way ahead of time!

I have four projects to show you and a little give away too. In keeping with the Christmas spirit the RAK will be surprise but I'll give you a hint - before the holidays you WRITE up lists, during the holidays you DECK your halls, and after the holidays you have to get back into SHAPE. Still don't have a clue? Good - it will be a surprise then! After the projects find out how you can win this little RAK!

How about a frame for a loved one? Decorate a wooden frame from Micheal's Dollar Section or for a little more moola a collage frame. Fill some spots with pictures and other spots with miniature scrapbook pages.

An oldie but goodie! A Karen Foster Advent Calendar. Twenty Five 1.5 inch squares with a notch cut at the top with half of your 3/4 inch circle punch, misc embellishments and an hour and a half of your time = happy kids! And yes you can find them just search the internet!

Do you shop the clearance aisles? I know that I do! Right now you can find all types of red things left over from 4th of July for next to nothing. Just think that wooden sign that says "Fireworks Sparkle" can be altered to say "May Your Holidays Sparkle." The little box in this Teacher gift project was found in the summer gardening clearance. With some paper and embellishments its perfect for a teacher when filled with candy and a gift card!

I have five words for you - Cosmo Cricket Buck Naked Ornaments! Just do a search on the internet for the chipboard ornaments and the die cut sheet that covers them. I was able to make a Christmas garland, eight teacher tins with an ornament apiece, two Christmas journals and still had some bits and pieces left over!

Now for the RAK! Please leave a comment telling me a super thrifty idea to use in scrapbooking, a gift you have made with your scrappy supplies, or both! Make sure to leave a full name and an email so I can find you when I draw a name on the evening of Sunday July 26th. Check back in after 6 pm central time on Sunday for the winner!


Dustjacket Attic said...

Merry Christmas in JULY

I love your mantel decoration!

xxx DJ

Jocelyn said...

Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing with us!!!!

BananaStamper said...

Love the cosmo cricket garland! I have used that too, and they are so fun!

Lately I've been punching snowflakes from plastic packaging, so cheap! I also reused a tin that came with chipboard in it to use as a box for a set of twelve baby thank you cards, it was so fun to embellish!


Michael said...

Kristen, Merry Christmas! I love the bird with Santa's hat! This is Kimber(KIm) at LP. It coes up with my husband's name Michael.

laterg8r said...

i have covered old formula tins. good as gift wrap for odd sized prezzies or as a prezzie themselves! merry christmas in july

Melissa said...

Merry Christmas in July, thanks for the post. Love the countdown drawers!

Maggi said...


I came in from the warm and sun,
To find that Christmas has begun!

Wow, I love your project ideas! Some of those I hadn't thought of either! I love making altered picture frames with my scrapping supplies, you can really personalize them for each person! Thank you for a lovely party!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Rest of Your Year!

Gina said...

Merry Christmas in July! Just stopping by from Maggi's. :)

<3 Gina

roostreehouse said...

Merry Christmas! Love the cheep cheeps :-)

love your decor!

xoxoxox merry christmas!

That's Who I Am said...

Oh my I love your advent calendar and I am sure the kids love it too:) Happy Christmas in July!

daylily777 said...

I love your cheep cheeps. Thanks so much for sharing . Your Scrapbook pages are beautiful. My cheepo idea is using the decorated computer paper instead of scrapbook paper when I want alot of pages with the same theme.
The banner is wonderful.8-)
Merry christmas in july!& you are invited to stop by my party.

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Merry Christmas in July! Thanks for sharing all of your lovely projects!!


Jackie said...

Merry Christmas in July!I love your creations :)

Bella said...

What great ideas! Love your mantel. Merry Christmas in July! Stop by for a visit any time.
~Bella (Beauty Does Matter)

printersdevil said...

Wonderful CIJ party. I am finally getting to make the rounds. I did a quick check on my party and visited with guests there, so please excuse me if I missed you. I will be back home later to mingle some more. Right now, I am trying to fit in all the blog parties. This is such fun!!!!!

Merry Christmas in July from Texas!

Great post. I love the advent calendar. I do calendars every year.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love those Cheapies, so cute! Merry Christmas

Molly said...

Merry Christmas in July!

What a bunch of great ideas!

Last Christmas I turned a Laughing Cow container, a humuus container and a Starbucks chocolate box into gift boxes by covering them with scrapbook paper and embellishments. It worked great!

Danielle said...

Merry Christmas in July!! Have a great weekend!

yyam said...

Merry X'mas! I love Cosmo Cricket!
I try my best to be green so I'm always cutting out the backs of paper when I mat and using up all my scraps.

GypsyFox said...

Merry Christmas in July, love your ideas, especially the advent calender! XOOX

Hayley G said...

Merry Christmas in July to you! Love the garland especially! For my cheap trick I like to buy the little pocket calendars and then take them out of the plastic cover, recover them with nicer paper and personalize them, and then put them back in the plastic. I get requests when the family have gone through them. Not bad for $1.99 plus whatever paper scraps I've got going on.

AScrappersDelight said...

Great Christmas in July projects!

I alter most of the containers my scrappy supplies come in! They are quick and easy.

My Big Mouth said...

I haven't done too much scrapbooking,but I love aluminum foil I love the use it to make it sparkle & shine.
Merry Christmas!

Scrappy Girl said...

I made a hanging calendar for our cousin in her school cute!

Love all your cheep cheeps!

Merry Christmas in July!