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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kickin Off Christmas blog hop! Day 1

DAY 1!!!


Welcome to the Kickin Off Christmas blog hop!  There are 14 blogs involved in the hop and they all have a lot in store for you to get you into the Christmas spirit!  I'm co-hosting the blog hop with Samantha of Scrapmaster's Paradise! I'm the start of the hop...  http://amychomas.blogspot.com/ and Samantha is the caboose http://thescrapmaster.blogspot.com/ and make sure you don't miss all the blogs in between, which are listed at the bottom of this post!  Also, Custom Crops donated a $25 gift card to their online store, so for each blog you post on, you get another chance to win!  I'm going to use a random number generator to pick 1 lucky winner! 

You may notice a theme with this hop, we are showcasing the Chomas Creations product line and Samantha's SP & Company stamp line!  And for the special pre-Black Friday occasion, Samantha and I are both having big sales!  But I'll get to that later! 

I'm going to start with the inspiration first!  My mom thought it would be fun to bake up 144 cookies for the kids to frost and decorate, and it was, but what a mess hehe!  The kids enjoyed all htat sugar though, and loved every minute of it! 

I started with the title on this one, using the Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge, I drew the Sweet Memories with the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder and black metallic mini gel pen, and then colored it in with the Copic markers.



Next I thought it would be fun to make a file for the gingerbread man stamps from Samantha at  SP & Company so that I could cut the gingerbread man, then stamp the design inside them!  These stamps are super cute! You get to pick your own gingerbread man face, or even make it a gingerbread WOMAN!  hehe!  After making a bunch, and having them constantly stolen from the kiddies, I finally got enough for my page!  I colored them in with the Copic markers, and added white gel pen to make the dots pop.  You can get the gingerbread man file for Make-the-Cut here, it is sized just right for stamping inside of...  gingerbread man file
I added a line of gingerbread men on top of the silver vinyl from Silhouette to look like cookie sheets, and added ribbon to trim them off.



Now if you have been on my blog before, you have probably seen me talking about the journaling circles I use, and yes I am out of control with them!  But they come in so handy!!!  I use the Chomas Creations mini gel pen holder and mini gel pens.
I have a tutorial here on how I do the journaling circles... journaling circle tutorial and the download for using the journaling circles in the Cricut with George is here... journaling circle download


Here is the rest of the double sided layout all put together with Imaginesce papers, ribbon and snowflakes!


Before I get to my give away, did you hear the news??? I've added to the Chomas Creations product line! How about an engraving tip for the Cricut? And it doesn't just work on metal, but also on clear cardstock, acrylic and even Core'dinations cardstock! You can get more info here...
Chomas Creations engraving tip
Here is something I got done with it, and I will be sharing another project tomorrow with the Chomas Creations engraving tip!  They are available for pre-order for just $25, that price includes shipping!  The price may go up, so act fast!
Well now, should we talk about a BIG SALE??? Who doesn't love a big sale? I know I do hehe!
For just Tuesday and Wednesday (ends 11:59 eastern time Wednesday), I will have these prices available, then they will go back up! So these are my pre-Black Friday prices! All prices INCLUDE shipping (inside the US, contact me for pricing outside the US)!

 Mini gel pen holder with 10 pack of mini gel pens just $24

Mini gel pen holder with all 20 mini gel pens $27

Mini gel pen holder or mini Sharpie holder $19

Or both the mini gel pen & mini Sharpie holder for $37

Micro Sharpie holder (in silver) $18 and includes black micro Sharpie

Embossing kit (mat and tip) $30

Embossing tip (no mat) $18

Extra embossing mat $14

10 pack mini gel pens $5.50 or all 20 mini gel pens for $11

Also for all the Silhouette or Silhouette SD users, I didn't leave you out!
The mini gel pen & mini Sharpie holders are on sale for $19 each, or both for $37!  And the mini gel pens also fit in the mini gel pen holder and those are on sale as well!

Wheeewh! We have never had prices that low!!!

So how about a give away to celebrate???? I'm going to give away one of the Chomas Creations micro Sharpie holders with a black micro Sharpie to one of the lucky hoppers that leaves a comment after this post! Come back tomorrow for another give away from me, Amy Chomas!


Please just one comment per person. If you leave more then 1, I do have to delete it. Also remember to leave contact info, or where I can find you! I'll post the winner on my blog as well.
Now onto the rest of the hop, I think I just about covered it all!  Your next stop on the hop (hey I'm a poet!) is with Amber Holden of Staying Crafty

Wait till you see what she has in store for you!


Here is the master blog list in case you get lost! Just come back here and find your way back in the hop! Don't forget to comment on each blog for more chances to win the Custom Crops gift card! And come back tomorrow to see what we have in store for you!


Amy Chomas: Amy Chomas

Amber Holden: Staying Crafty

Donna Mundinger: Popsicle Toes

iCopic: iCopic

Maria McGuire: Believe Dream Create

Stephanie: SeaSteph's Creations

Penny Duncan:  Penny Duncan Creations

Susan Edwards: Busy with the Cricky

Linda: Cards by Linda

Jin Yong: Under A Cherry Tree

Calypso: Calypso Candy Craft

Dana Ansell: SVG-MTC files

Lori: Inking Yours

Samantha : Scrapmaster's Paradise

Like what you see? Leave a comment to let me know!

140 comments:

Erika said...
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Erika said...

Love your layout. It's fabulous. The little gingerbread people are ADORABLE.

erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

Rene said...

Really cute two-pager! Those gingerbread people are perfect!
Scrappy Love,
Rene'

Trisha said...

Great layout. Love your pens. Thanks for the chance to win.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

simplybren said...

Love those gingerbread men!! What a fun layout.
simplybren at hotmail dot com

Tammy said...

The gingerbread men are super cute and I love the journaling circles! Thanks
Tammy

Linda said...

Hi Amy Great post and I love the gingergread people.
Linda

DonnaMundinger said...

Cute, cute, Amy! Lovin' those gingerbread people! xxD

Anonymous said...

love it!!
willnikkismom@comcast.net

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love your layout! I bet you won't want to bake cookies again for some time!! lol. Thanks for sharing.

lilbitee1971@hotmail.com

corrie71 said...

I love this layout! Awesome!

Tabitha said...

I really love all of your creations. Love the new embossing tip also. Thanks for a chance to win.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

creative patti said...

I love your blog, still have not tried these, I own some but still have not tried them. I love looking at your wonderful creations, and you make it look really easy. Love the LO!! Thank you for sharing and for this blog hop.
pattig161@yahoo.com

Amy said...

Super sweet!

lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...

thanks for sharing... very cute!!!

Lisa
lamerlisa@hotmail.com
http://www.lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

gizzy said...

Those gingerbread are too cute Amy! Good job and good luck with the hop!

Jessie said...

Love the cookies!

*BJ* said...

Love your Layout. Gingerbread are one of my favorite things. TFS
bettylarryn at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

Love all your products and really excited about the engraving tip...woodsjen99@yahoo.com

Scrappinbutterfly said...

Very awesome. Thanks for the great giveaway~! DianainNM

Mary of Oregon said...

Thanks for a chance to win all these great prizes!!

pattyk said...

The cookie story is wonderful!!! Love your layout also. thanks millierose651@aol.com

motherto3girls said...

I have never done a blog hop and figured today was a good day to try it. :)

Sabrina

P.S. You can find me at SJ, lol.

Bobbi said...

What an adorable layout. Love those gingerbread men. TFS

canadianlinda said...

Awesome LO Amy. LOVE the Gingerbread people (The kids are cute too LOL)

susies1955 said...

Ok, I've been thinking of ordering for days. I may just have to do that. :)
I'm off to check the other blogs. :)
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Summer said...

Great LO! Cannot wait to finish up this hop! Thanks for the chance to win!
Summer
Cricut Diaries
cricutdiaries@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Love your layout and the Gingerbread men are adorable.
jman4@comcast.net

Carmen O said...

I love the gingerbread people!! The eyes are so cute. Perfect!
Carmen

Cathy (Mercieschild) said...

I love your layout and the cute faces on your gingerbread men what an awesome idea. Thank you for sharing hugs Cathy K

stev288 said...

Awesome layout! Great idea usingthe vinyl to mimic a baking sheet! Ruth Gillis Stevens!
stev288@pwrtc.com

sillyp said...

Looks like the kids had a blast. the gingerbread men add so much to your page. Thank you for sharing.

Laura said...

Just love the 2 page LO with the gingerbread men! Just too Cute!

Anonymous said...

that a really great layouts.

danielle
ladylovley37134@yahoo.com

Renee said...

Great layout! Those gingerbread people are so cute! And I would love to win your sharpie pen holder! I've been wanting to try pens in my cricut for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

What a precious lo...love the gingerbread men! This reminds me of when my kiddos were little...got pics w grandma and grandpa helping. I traced around my kiddos hands and used that as part of my lo...one of my favs! Thank you for the chance to win...your products have been on my wish list for a long time.

Carol
aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten 'at' hotmail 'dot' com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

The gingerbread people are darling. TFS!
Mama LoveBug @LoveBug Creations.
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Aimee said...

My favorite part of your adorable layout is using the silver vinyl to look like a cookie sheet. Genius!

Lori said...

OMGOSH Amy! Those layouts are adorable! I bet your kids had a BLAST! :) Love, love, love the gingerbread men! WTG! Thanks for co-hosting the hop - it's been great! :)

Lorus! said...

I love these little gingerbread cookies! Such a cute layout.

Rene said...

Precious!

bakscrap said...

The gingerbread layout is adorable. My son has a collection of gingerbread man ornaments, so I am always attracted to "gingerbread" themed items. Do the markers you sell work with the original cricut? or just the Imagine?

bartlettpair said...

How awesome??? An engraving tip and just in time for Christmas!!! tHanks so very much for all you and for the free gingerbread man file----Be so blessed!

LadybugCarrie said...

Great layout! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Anonymous said...

love ur layouts and ur products, thanks for sharing!

bholisur8@hotmail.com

Amy J said...

The gingerbread people are too cute! And making them look like they are lying on a cookie sheet was so clever!

crazey_05@hotmail.com

ScrappinT said...

I really loved your layout!

Cheri Pryor said...

Cute stuff! As always. No need to enter me for your goodies as I already have them and maybe one day will actually learn to use them as well as you. lol! Hopping away...

Ginger said...

LOVE the Gingerbread! I think our Christmas cards this year will be a gingerbread family!

Nena said...

That LO is just adorable! I love it Amy! And how awesome are you for such a great giveaway! Whoever wins will be one lucky duck! Loving this blog hop!

Say Anything Crafts said...

Terrific layout! I bet the kids had a blast.

Doodledo

SVG and MTC Files said...

Hi Amy! I'm having so much fun! Thanks for inviting me! I soo can't wait to get my hands on one of your engraving tools! Thanks for putting together this blog hop.

Dana

Roma said...

Love the gingerbread woman......Thanks for the hop, just love doing blog hops.

Melissa said...

Your gingerbread people are super cute Amy! Loving the LO!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

My Scrap Diary said...

I like that trick of creating a file and then cut it with your cricut. It does make stamping easier. The gingerbread cuties are adorable.
Thanks
Jess M
myscrapdiary (at) gmail (dot) com

SVG and MTC Files said...

Amy... I'm back. I just wanted to say thank you for putting together such great blog hop. This was my first ever to visit and participate and I had such a great time. All of the bloggers are so talented!

Dana
http://www.svgmtcfiles.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

love the saying on the scrap page....kids and cookies seem to go together.....
God bless....
qfromns
sue..

Swimmom said...

Cute LO! I love the gingerbread men!
avrawill@wideopenwest dot com

Cassandra said...

Great work Amy!

StampinChelle said...

Really cute LO. Love those gingerbread men. misha_113 at yahoo dot com

Iris said...

Very nice layout. Love the little gingerbread people. Thanks for a chance to win. Iris Soscia

isoscia@aol.com

Auntie Marg said...

OMGoodness I love the gingerbread guys...

Leanne said...

Oh that looks so wonderful, makes me want to bake...thanks for sharing your creativeness with us!
Leanne

northernlan@gmail.com

Cindy said...

Love the gingerbread people, they are adorable.

cmumom@comcast.net

Dianna said...

I love those gingerbread people, really cute!

diannamal@gmail.com

Penny Duncan Creations said...

I'm not in the drawing but I just wanted to tell you the gingerbread people are ADORABLE!!!! LOVE them and the engraver sounds SUPER cool!!!

cfine said...

Those gingerbread "cookies" are so cute! Your engraving tip looks awesome, putting it on the list!
finecrafteratgmaildotcom

Aimee said...

Your journaling circles are genius!

Carla said...

Love the cookie layout. What a great memory.
jcaonhat at whidbey dot com

beanie said...

just hopping along

Clare D. said...

Thanks for the drawings! I am excited about the embossing tip and using it with some metal! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Alyssa Leanne said...

Such a cute layout Amy! I already have your mini gel pen holder but I might just have to get those adorable stamps!

Alyssa
alyssa dot leanne dot b at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

Love your layout with the blocking of the pictures. Really Cute. And I love the idea of the journaling with the pen holder. My hand writing is the worst.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

Annel said...

what a cute layout. thanks for all the ideas
Annel
http://annelsblog.blogspot.com
pud22164@yahoo.com

Debbie V said...

I love the layout. Looks like something I could do also. ALways looking for new ideas in scrapbooking as I am new to this area.

Felicita said...

I love you scrapbook layout. Great job!

fsclassen@gmail.com

JustYolie said...

Adorable layout...the gingerbread are adorable!

Pink Cricut said...

Such a cute layout Amy!

Michele said...

Your products are sooo cool. I definiely need to add some of them to my christmas wish list :)

silvia said...

Great page and card!! 144 cookies~Yikes!!

Tamie said...

Your layout rocks!! I love the colors and it just looks like such a fantastic time! Blog hops are awesome. THanks for being the start of it! Have a super great day.

grambojoan said...

that was a good idea using vinyl for the cookie sheet.

pebblesjns said...

Love the gingerbread men! So cute!

pebblesjnws@aol.com

Maria said...

Amy,
Thanks SO much for including me it the Blog Hop! It has been so much fun! Love the layout as usual! Your products are the best :-)

Maria

Mommy to Two Cute Cupcakes said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I am going to order your special. Thanks!
designermamajessica@gmail.com

Connie said...

Very cool projects and I'm loving the inspiration of the blog hop!

Anonymous said...

loved your gingerbread men, and your blog is very interesting too.
checked out your gel pens and have them on santas list.
please santa I've been good:)

thanks for the blog hop

pat

patriciagrier@netscape.net

Josie0602 said...

I love those gingerbread people!! Your layout is adorable!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Angela R said...

That layout is beautiful, me and my best friend bake a million cookies every year and this is a perfect scrapbook layout for out sugary fun! Thank you for the inspiration!
Contact Info: arebori0204@gmail.com...just incase I get the privalage to win your candy give-a-way!Happy Holiday's!

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Amy~

AWWW, how cute! I love the papers and the detail put into this LO, bet that was a FUN sugar high!
I am a new follower of you blog.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Wen said...

Thanks for doing this Amy, I need to get using the goodies that I brought from you, will link any uploads on my blog to your blog when ever I get to do some, this blog hop has been fun, the fisrt that I have finished, but some blogs, the follow button wouldn't work :( PS LOve the ginger bread people, way too cute

Rosy C. said...

What Sweet Memories in deed you have created in your LO! I have yet to create a sweet LO like that for the Holidays. I hope to do that this year though. Great Work!
TFS...
Sweet Creations...
www.sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

Carisa said...

i love that layout with all the gingerbread men!

alwayscharlie said...

Your layout is adorable! Off to hop...
smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

karen's korner said...

I have so been wanting to try some of your products. I love your layout on silver vinyl to represent cookie sheets! Thanks for the chance to win.

Theresa said...

I love the Ginger bread people..so cute.

scrapstampcrazy said...

Those gingerbread men are adorable. The layout is great.

Christina VanGinkel said...

Great LO! You always inspire me Amy!

Kerry said...

Amy, what a wonderful blog hop this has been! I've seen some absolutely fantastic work. Thanks so much. Your gingerbread people are adorable.
kerrypeasland60@hotmail.com

JerseyJenn said...

The gingerbread men (and women!) are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ryansmaama said...

Love your layout and your gingerbread men.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

MyNeed 2Craft said...

Definitely going on my Christmas List. :) I love embossing. Can't wait to see if it ends up under the tree Christmas morning. Thanks.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Fabulous pages...love those little gingerbread men...SWEET!!

Thanks for the FUN Blog hop :O)

Ola said...

Your layout is so adorable.... it looks like there was lots of fun going on!

I'm so excited about the engraving tip.... I think I would LOVE that! I love my mini gel pen holder I got @ CHA this summer! :)

Thank you so much for shairng & the chance to win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Lesley from WI said...

This LO is too cute! I love the gingerbread men. Adorable!!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Penny said...

Wat a "sweet" layout!

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

I love your layout. What wonderful memories for you all.
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

Charo said...

Those Gingerbread people are just an inspiration, so simple so pretty thanks!

mllucas99 said...

Love your blog! I just found it and immediately put it in my favorites!


Michelle
mllucas99@yahoo.com

scrappydappydoodler said...

Love the layout! Dig that flamingo, it's so cute. The embossing tip is an awesome idea.

sherri_braun said...

Your layout is fun. Talk about fun, I'm really enjoying this blog hop.

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Scoopsgalore said...

Wow, 144 cookies I'm sure the house smelled wonderful, just like a bakery. LOL. I love your layouts. TYFS and displaying true holiday spirit.

Tamara
scoopsgalore@live.com

TeacherMom said...

Super cute layout!! What a beautiful way to treasure that memory!! Looking forward to continuing the hop. Thanks for the inspiration!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Lynn said...

I love your layouts and your idea for journal spots. I'm going to have to do that so that I will have some on hand when I need them.

WITTYWIFE said...

Amy, I have your embossing tool and love it! I have the gel pens on my Christmas wish list. You have the cutest projects as well as progucts!

Jackie said...

Very cute! Love the gingerbread people.

nicole said...

Hi Amy,
Happy Holidays and a Happy Thanksgiving too!!!! Great page, I just started to use DS and my computer crashed a month ago. thanks for the blog hop invite :)
PIXEI08@YAHOO.COM
THANKS AGAIN, nICOLE

Stephanie said...

I forgot to leave contact info.
stff@gt.rr.com
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I LOVE those gingerbread people! Enjoy your blog and your crations.
neldacnm at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

Love the layout Gingerbread people...adorable!

SherriC. said...

love your LO Amy, TFS!!!!! love those gingerbread men....
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

barbara cerdeiros said...

Lve your gel set, i have all of them. Can't wait to get the sharpie set.

Bcerdeiros@aol.com

ladybugstamper said...

The gingerbread layout is wonderful. Time with grandma, more wonderful. Thanks for the ideas

Anonymous said...

How cute! Engraver?....Something else to add to my list!

Rene'
kelsiskloset@yahoo.com

Breanne said...

Love the layout. So cute. Gingerbread men are perfect.

Heather said...

Great projects!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

cruzin2000 said...

very cute pages. Love the ideas (cruzin2000@msn.com)

swahmmom said...

I love seeing what you do with all your products. And others too. Those gingerbread stamps are cute!
joelle _ j at rocketmail dot com

3Griffs said...

What a great idea for the cookie sheet! I'm going to have to try that!

scrapandstamp said...

Beautiful memories! Lovely work :)
Cheers
Sharon

Charo said...

Love this blog hop, it's a fantastic way to get inspiration and 'meet' fellow bloggers!

CathyinMN said...

Very cute LO. The gingerbread people are adorable!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

craftaholic said...

Love the lo AND sO SWEET!! TFS!!!
Thanks for the chance!!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

GabyCreates.com said...

Very nice LO and how great to get inspired by your mom's cookie idea! and I know the kids must have had a sugar rush!!! lol
TFS and giveaway!
Oh, and the gingerbread men came out cool!!
Gaby
gabycreates.com

pennykitz said...

Looks like a lot of fun...a win win situation if you ask me... cookies and scrapbooking.. Happy Thanksgiving
pennykitz@charter.net

Cindy Cade said...

Sounds like you made some wonderful memories both on and off the paper! Now I must go back and hit that engraving tip link to learn more!

Anna said...

Great layouts. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

I found your blog from reading Penny Duncan's blog and she raved about your Sharpie holder and marker. Seeing her projects and yours all I can say is WOW! Dear Santa, I would love one for Christmas!! Love your gingerbread men and your projects! I'm going to be a follower!

ottersln said...

Great layouts! Thanks for sharing all the techniques.

PattiG said...

Love the gingerbread men! Thank you for sharing!!!