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!
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
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
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