Saturday, July 23, 2011

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2!


Welcome and thank you for joining us for Day 2 of our Christmas in July Blog Hop! This is a three day hop starting July 22 and ending July 24. You should have arrived here from Sylvia. If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Elaine's blog ExpressionsByElaine so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share.

Be sure to visit & follow all the blogs to be entered for the Grand Prize! After you have stopped at all the blogs don't forget to go back to the beginning blog Elaine @  ExpressionsByElaine and leave your name in the inlinkz.

For my project today, I have a little Christmas house scene to share with you.
I used Winter Woodland to cut the cute little house. I used the fit to page option, so the house ended up cutting at 3 3/4" - much smaller than I thought! It's tiny! But adorable :) I used the Tim Holtz Bricked embossing folder to make it look like a red brick abode. I cut the roof in black paper and then stamped it with Hampton Art A La Mode white ink and embossed it with Utee thick embossing powder three times to give it a frosted look. The wreath on the door was cut from Christmas Village at 3/4". The lights strung around the house are from the Hobby Lobby doll house section. I really, really wanted ones that would light up but couldn't find them :( The 3D trees are from Winter Woodland, cut at 3". The background paper with the moon is from the DCWV Immortal Love stack and I thought perfect for this project. Santa and his reindeer are from the Christmas cart, cut at 1". The Merry Christmas is a stamp from my stash and I used a Nestabilities die for the base and Tim Holtz walnut distress ink on the edges.

I want to sincerely thank you for the response to my skater card from yesterday. I am working on a tutorial and will get it posted very soon :)
I have blog candy! Since this is a three day hop and I will have a project for each day, I will add a little something to the candy each day. Today I have added The Paper Studio Bubble-A-Abilities Winter stamps to yesterday's set of Cuttlebug Asterisks dies. Tomorrow I will add something else to the pot for one lucky winner :)

All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is:
  1. Be a follower and
  2. Leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you. Since this is a three day hop, if you leave a comment after each new project, you will have three chances to win! I will combine all the comments from the three days to select one winner via on Monday, July 25th.
Also, I am having a 500 Follower Cricut Cart giveaway! Click HERE to enter for a chance to win a brand new Picturesque cart!

Your next stop on the Christmas in July Blog Hop is Amber. Don't forget to visit ElaineExpressionsByElaine once you have hopped along and enter your name for a chance at the grand prize! 

Here's the lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping along!


  1. Love your little town, it turned out really sweet. I also make minature dollhouse and roomboxes, so I have a love for small things. You have given me a great ideal for a new project! TFS!

  2. This is such a fun scene! My daughter would totally set this up with Polly Pockets! So fun!


  3. How adorable I love the scene. You are so creative.

    DIANA L.

  4. Oh Lisa, my have created another masterpiece, this is amazing. FABULOUS! FABULOUS times ten my so very talented friend. Hugs, ~Shen

  5. Lisa, you always amaze me with your talent and new projects, this is so festive, love it!

    Hugs, Lori m

  6. I need to start stocking up on Christmas carts--I need this one ;) Love your house!

  7. walking here with a smile.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

  8. Wow, again stunning! I love all the details of your little Christmas House! You really put a lot of love in it and it is awesome!

  9. How super cute!! I love the dimension and different colors on the trees.


  10. This one gets a big A+ from me. Love it!

  11. Wonderful 3D creation.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  12. Awesome 3-d creation. very talented!
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  13. Wow, Lisa, another adorable project! Love the little house--too cute. Isn't it surprising sometimes to find out it cuts so small even on fit to page?! Guess it really depends on the image. Very nice!--Pat

  14. That is so cute!! And the house doesn't look that small in the picture - I love all your details and the lights are so fun, even if they don't light up!

  15. Oh my, how creative can one person be? Another totally outstanding card -- love it!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  16. I love your scene, Lisa! I still can't get over the last posting, gasp! Another great creation:)
    Sherrie K
    jskoning at msn dot com

  17. I love the little house it is so cute.

  18. I love the house and looks so cute!

  19. My dear Lisa, this is yet another fabulous creation! I love that sweet house and especially the Christmas lights! :o) Your creative spirit embraces every project you create, and it always shows. I love the Santa flying in front of the moon, too. There's always so much to discover in your projects! :o)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

  20. That is sooo stinkin cute! The house is just gorgeous and the trees put them over the top. Wonderful, as usual! :)

    cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

  21. Your Christmas house is adorable! I want that cartridge just for the houses. I think my kids would have a blast making a village!

    blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

  22. Wow i love the thought of that in my house..what a great idea!! I may have to lift this!! Following you!!

  23. OH MY GOODNESS!!! This is so beautiful, and so was yesterday's card! WOW! :)

  24. So creative and cute! I love the open window and the lights on the roof!!!

  25. This is adorable! I love the lights on the cute little house. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  26. This is adorable! so many details, TFS!

  27. Your project so makes me want to play with Barbies. It is such a cute scene, especially with the lights.

  28. oh my gosh how cute!! I cant believe how tiny it is, and so much detail on the little house! To cute!

  29. Oh my goodness, Lisa! You are so talented and creative. I just love seeing your projects. This Christmas scene is adorable. Those lights strung around the house are the perfect finishing touch.


  30. SOOOOO cute!! And I never would have thought of using anything from the Immortal Love stack for a Christmas scene...but it works perfect!!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  31. very cute. tfs.

  32. Gorgeous project. It would take me days to do that.

  33. Gosh Lisa, this project is so awesome. I wish I had the time to do something like this!!! You are truely ammazing!! Thanks for sharing,

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama


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