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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Craftin Desert Diva's Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop!!

I'm so happy that you could join us today!! If this is the first time that you have hopped with us, you won't be disappointed. This is the Craftin Desert Divas design team's first hop and I have to say my design team are all amazingly talented.

This is Day 1 and the start of the Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop! You will not only get some inspiration, but you could win GREAT prizes, too!! You must FOLLOW and COMMENT on all of the stops both days to have chance to win.

Here's the wonderful sponsors for this hop...

For this two day hop each blog will be offering a prize from one of the sponsors listed above. You must visit each stop both days to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced on Dec 18. The entire winning list will be posted on Craftin Desert Diva's website.

My sponsor for today is..


You could win Permanent Adhesive as well as a Refill Value Pack that includes 3 refills!! And their adhesive is awesome!!

You should have arrived from Michelle of Michelle's Cricut Fun. If you are just stopping by, you will want to start at the beginning at Craftin Desert Divas. You don't want to miss the chance at some awesome prizes!!

Here is my project....

The letters are heavyweight chipboard from Hobby Lobby. I covered them in My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas paper. I used Tombow Permanent Adhesive to adhere all of the items to the letters.

As you can see, I love the Tim Holtz Victorian Carolers die (and adding bokeh to my pictures ;)!! I have to use them while I can during the season, so you will see them again on a project or two ;) For this one, I stamped the music stamp from Tim's Mini Holidays #2 set in Embossing Ink and then heat embossed it with copper embossing powder. I offset the black layer for a shadow effect.

For the O, I used one of the deer from Tim's Reindeer Flight die. He was covered in Glossy Accents and then a jingle bell collar was added.

Tim's Snow Tree die was used for the E. I coated the edges with White Enamel Accents and then filled in the rest with Rock Candy Distress Stickles. The stem was inked with TH Walnut Distress Ink.

For the L, I strung jingle bells on hemp twine and then wrapped them around the end. A Merry Christmas is from Tim's Mini Holiday's #5, and it was heat embossed with Fired Brick Distress Powder.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Craftin Desert Divas - Christmas
  2. Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes
  3. DL.Art - Christmas
  4. DL.Art - December Linky
  5. Sunday Funday - December Linky
  6. Just B Creative Crazy - December Linky
  7. 2 Creative Chicks - Christmas/Winter
  8. Cut It Up Challenge #34 - Christmas 
I am your last stop on the  hop. Below is the list of all the participants in case you get lost or want to revisit anyone. Thanks for stopping by...I hope you will join us tomorrow for more fabulous projects and prizes!!

Saturday Dec. 14

 1. Tara - http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/
 2. Kathy - http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
 3. Karen - http://craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com/
 4. Tracy - http://tracyscricutcorner.blogspot.com
 5. Migdalia - http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com/
 6. Shelly - http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/
 7. Emily - http://molliemugsblog.blogspot.com/
 8. Michelle B - http://michellescircutfun.blogspot.com
 9. Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com < YOU ARE HERE

Sunday Dec. 15

 1. Tara - http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/
 2. Lori - http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
 3. Janis - http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/
 4. Michelle P - http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com
 5. Migdalia - http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com/
 6. Kathy Jo - http://daisysanddaffodils.blogspot.ca/
 7. Donna K - http://createdbydonnak.blogspot.com
 8. Robin C - http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
 9. Mayra - http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/
10. Jessica - http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com


Sidelle Menon said...

Love the idea Lisa..the words look so spectacular..thanks for sharing it!!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous...love it!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow absolutely beautiful my friend - you did a awesome job as always tfs!

Creations by Shirl said...

Very festive Lisa~ love the images and the sign...
Enjoy your hop and have a wonderful weekend~

Shelly said...

Lisa, There are NO words to describe how gorgeous this is, the papers and details are fantastic. Everything you create is AMAZING!
I'm so happy to be hopping with you my DT sister :)

Hope you are staying warm and cozy today!

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Love it. Love the background lighting in the photos too. :)

Mayras Designs said...

This is such a beautiful project !!! Love every single detail !!


Rhonda Emery said...

oh wow love this it is so beautiful. would look good on my fireplace mantel. lol. great job as always my friend. hugs

Unknown said...

Simply amazing! Love this project as it is so pretty. Thank you so much Lisa for being a part of the hop!!! Have a great weekend.

Sarah said...

So gorgeous!!! Love how these turned out.

Unknown said...

amazing project!!! You always wow me with your projects!!! Love visiting your blog!!!

Migdalia said...

Every letter is just as Stunning & Beautiful as the other one!!!
Love the extra image on every letter....FABULOUS of course!!!
I wish that there was a LOVE button on this and FB because I would be hitting this button right now...
I am completely filled with joy to be hopping with you!!!
Sending bloggie love to you my Fabulous friend,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenge Blog ♥

~ Kendra ~ said...

Wow! Lovely home decor! Stunning! Love all the details!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful project I love the way the tree turned out.

Unknown said...

Beautiful project I love the way the tree turned out.

Kathy Salido said...

Oh Lisa, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the details you always add to your projects. And your photography skills are just as amazing!!

Inkon3 said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! So much detail, what an awesome decoration!!! :)

Dana Johnson said...

This is beautiful and what a great decoration to put out every year!

Mollie said...

Oh Lisa, this is just so fabulous! Everytime I see it, I find something new to love about it! Your images are so perfect and the details you put into them are wonderful! A beautiful decor piece!!!

Emily - Mollie's Motif

Karenladd said...

These are amazing! That Tim Holtz tree is incredible with all the texture! Love your entire project and already follow you!

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh what a lovely home décor piece for the holiday! I just love this! The letters are so detailed, very pretty my friend!! Have a wonderful day!

Donna K said...

Lisa…this piece just takes my breath away! It's just beautiful, you put so much intricate detail into each letter. Perfect piece of decor for Christmas time. Love it to pieces!! Merry Christmas my friend.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Hi Lisa,

Wow it looks amazing!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

lindaplus3 said...

Wow,,, you did a very beautiful job !!! Merry Christmas to you and yours :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

D- said...

I LOVE this. Wonderfully done.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

pam said...

wonderful idea to go with the JOY I created last year.

scrapBugz said...

Lovely and amazing. great job

DIANA L. said...

Fun Hop- I love your NOEL with all the elements added to each letter. Great papers to
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes December Linky Party. Have a great day

jessica said...

This is so over the top AWESOME my friend! WOW what a way to end the first day of this hop! Awesome papers, and die cuts and overall AMAZING home decor piece!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend

Denise said...

Your Noel decoration is FABULOUS!!!! Your jingle bell addition is genius.

Cely said...

so pretty! love your lights in the background too. your photog skills are spot on!

Karen said...

Beautiful project, Lisa! I really like the different cuts! Love how you added the bells. The papers you used are perfect for this project! Hope you have a great day! :)


Unknown said...

Hi Lisa you have fascinating ideas! This would make a perfect gift for my sister as she has everything she needs and is difficult to shop for. Merry Christmas and Thank You !

McCrafty's Cards said...

Absolutely fabulous Lisa, I love it!!
Kevin xx

kahaulani said...

fabulous project

Laura said...

This is just amazing.. I love every part of it..
Laura D.

Pam said...

Your creation is just lovely Lisa!

Morph Mania Creations said...

Lisa, this is really nice. Great photography too. :) Love Tombo!!

Beth F. said...

Oh wow! I love your project! You did a fantastic job on it.
Beth's Beauties

Karen said...

Oh Lisa, my sweetest friend, I adore every single inch of this! I don't think I've ever told you that I love these types of projects (despite never making one yet)... I just can't even tell you how much I love this. Every letter is gorgeous, sparkling with Christmas cheer! The papers are lovely. Such pretty patterns, while still allowing each design element to stand out. (Why didn't you put an opossum in the tree?! ;) The caroler is stunning with his embossed music, the reindeer is pure elegance, the tree is winter's delight, and the jingly bells are a whimsical delight. Stunning photography and project, my dear Lisa! You've made me one happy camper tonight. :o) Have a sparkly night!

Hugs and blessings!

Kate said...

Absolutely Gorgeous I Love your Home Dec Project. You never seem to surprise me on how awesome your creations will be. Such an inspiration.

Debbie said...

Fantastic project!! I love the way you embellished each letter!!
Hope you're having a great weekend!

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

Beautiful project!

Carmen said...

Love your Noel sign. Super cute, Thanks for sharing

Mel4972 said...

So awesome!! Love them!!

Tracey said...

Beautiful Lisa.....love all the detail and embellishments you have added. Hey and I love the awesome background colour too! Hugs.x

marg0006 said...

Wow, you did a wonderful job on your home décor.
great details and paper.

marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Jayne said...

Your Noel is beautiful Lisa. I love how you've embellished each letter( and especially that they are Tim style! Lol). Beautiful work as always my friend.

tellana said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! These kind of projects makes me wish that I would have a mantelpiece or at least a free place on some shelf to put such beautiful decorations as yours on!

Unknown said...

Love it! what a great decor piece

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm prima. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger

too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like how you used the Tim Holtz dies. You have an eye for detail & creativity. You ought to send the link to TH. I used the TH Ice Skating die for first time & led up the skates.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

~Tammy~ said...

This is darling! What a fabulous share! Beautiful project!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

I love this project, Lisa! I am going to look for the letters J, O, and Y after Christmas and make some for next year. (I can't do NOEL because I will run out of creative ideas for letters after three. LOL)
The bell line is awesome on the L.
Have a wonderful day!

Migdalia said...

What I said before....
Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

Nana said...

What a beautiful Christmas home decor project. Love the papers you used and the way you have added the pine comes makes for perfect scene.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

Jill said...

Thanks for linking up your project to Every Day is an Occasion! I featured you on Sunday Funday today friend! Oh and I sent you a package. I hope you got it:) Smiles, Jill

Sherry Butcher said...

I was going to make a Christmas Tree, but now I'm going to do a wall hanging of Noel something like your. I just love it! Thanks for Sharing.

Gaylynn said...

Hi Lisa. I really like what you did with the letters. Very creative and so pretty. Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)

Davi said...

Fabulous Job with the letters Lisa!! I love the dps you covered them with and each cut out on the letters make a stunning addition :)

Unknown said...

Wow, this is amazing. I love it! Oh, and by the way, love the new blog look.

mum of two said...

Lisa, this is just beautiful! TFS :)

Purple Monkey Moments

Judi said...

Very festive. Would look great on a mantle.

Gail said...

Great job Lisa - great paper choices as well TFS and Thank you for the hop - enjoy your week Gail utb01 @ att dot net no spaces

MaryH said...

Fantastic decoration that you can use from year to year. This looks like a lot of complicated project time, but it turned out so beautifully with all the elements you have selected to decorate the beautifully covered letters. I'm really enjoying how you've gotten so much use from the Carolers. Good investment for you! Merry Christmas & TFS

Joan Smith said...

I love your project. You are so creative and clever. I have the Tim Holtz die you used and the Hobby Lobby chunk letter cartridge so I am so taken by what you cleverly created. I will definitely be using your idea for next year.

Missy said...

Lisa this is gorgeous! I love the papers you used, and all the extras, the bells, snow, etc!!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

what a lovely set! thank you very much for sharing!

yyam said...

What a fabulous festive project! Really love how you photographed with the bokeh effect too! :)

Sherrie K. said...

What a gorgeous Home Decor project! I love the letters-the papers are fabulous and wow, the details are AMAZING!!! Always so inspirational my friend!

Hope your having a great weekend! I am playing catch up and Ugh..so far behind still!! Didn't help being sick for almost a wk. Yuk... not fun! I am back to feeling better and now trying to get ready for Christmas.I need more time, lol!
Have a great evening!
Sherrie K

Mulberry Mindy said...

Hi Lisa, Happy Holiday's! I love this project, the Noel letters are so pretty with the Lost and Found paper, and your embellishments on each item are awesome. Hope you and your family have a great holiday! Happiness to all.


Mulberry Mindy said...

P.S. Loved the Holiday Hop, too!

Shona said...


vic said...

Hello lovely oh this is just amazing! Wow! You have done such an amazing job decorating your letters they look lovely! Fab job Hun :)
Vic xx

Georgiana said...

Your letters look fabulous. I was so glad to get to the last picture where they were all together. Looks great!

Happy Holidays,
• Carson's Creations •

Renee Collier said...

Love this project. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane said...

Lisa, my dear, I LOVE this!..I might have to try and create one for me!! What a wonderful idea.....have a great week my friend...hope you are almost ready for Christmas!!

Maureen Morton said...

What a beautiful and festive decoration - a new family heirloom, for sure. This is stunning, Lisa. And your photography is so amazingly professional. Rockin' again - this time around the Christmas tree!

Migdalia said...

I would love for you to join us at Cut It Up.
Have a wonderful day,
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♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenge Blog ♥
♥ Cut It Up Challenges ♥

Gerda said...

What a wonderful project, Lisa! I LOVE this! Have a wonderful day.
Hugs Gerda.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is super Lisa! Love the great papers!Carri~Abusybee

Crafty Moni said...

Your project is so cute! I love the way you decorated the letters:) Thanks for all the inspiration:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L

Karon said...

WOW Lisa, this is such a fabulous display. Love all the elements. Sorry I haven't been by, hope you have a great week. Hugs, Karon.

Dorlene Durham said...

Love these letters. Very, very nice

Gerda said...

What I said before ....
Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

Migdalia said...

What I said before...
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Very crafty! I bet it looks lovely in your home. My favorite is the N!!

Thanks for entering our Christmas Challenge at Cut it Up!

Gita said...

Wow, this is so pretty. Love the paper you used and all the different dies added to each letter. What a great display for Christmas.

Norma said...

First I love the background on the photos and what a super lovely display, I also loved how you added the jingle bells on the L. Beautiful work:) Happy Holidays!!
Big Hugs,


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