Saturday, November 24, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 1. This hop will take place November 24th through December 5th and the new postings each day will be posted by 9am eastern standard time. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all of those beautiful Christmas project. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried.  There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer or two for you to visit. I will be giving away some wonderful blog candy each day of the hop from our amazing sponsors that we have for this hop. I will be posting all the winners from this hop on December 9th. Every one has a chance to win including the ladies participating in the hop and even the guest designers and the sponsors. At the end of each post I will have a list of all the sponsors who are sponsoring this hop all you need to do is click on their name to go to their sites and check out all the wonderful sites. I want to thank each and everyone of the sponsors for their generosity. It has been greatly appreciated.

Here is a complete line up for the hop in case you get lost along the way. You wont want to miss any of the wonderful projects these talented ladies have made.

1. Lisa Pontious ~

Lluvia aka misses crafty~ 

(Guest Designer for Day 1)

April Nourse~ 

(Guest Designer for Day 1)

2. Ashley ~

3. Theresa~

4. Sheila-

5. Jillian ~

6. Pam (Mama LoveBug) ~

7. Rebecca~

8. Teresa~

9. Madge~

10. Jessi~

11. Miranda~

12. Shawnee ~

For today's project I decided to do some different things using digital scrapbooking kits.

Now on to the blog candy for day 1 of this hop. Theresa TheScrapbooking Queen has so graciously sponsored the following.
Pink Paislee City Side Walk Collection Kit includes
12 pieces of 12 x 12 designer paper
1 Ephemera Embellishment
1 Collage Sheets
1 Paper Garland
1Parcel Tags
1 Snowflake Chipboard

To be eligible to win this blog candy you must do the following:
1. Leave a comment here on my post 
2. In your comment you must tell me what your favorite thing about Christmas is.

 Be sure to check out the facebook event page for this hop also ladies because I will be doing little giveaways on there also.

I want to thank each and every sponsor for all their wonderful generosity. You all are truly amazing. Here is a list of all the sponsors of this hop. Please be sure to check them all out you will be glad you did.

1. Bo Bunny

2. Pazzles

3. My Creative Time

4. KaDoodle Bug Designs

5. Little Scraps of Heaven Designs


7. Designs by Sarah's Custom Blog & Blinkie

8. Paper Piecings by Nikki

9. Scraptastical Kreations

10. Designs on Cloud 9

11. Joy's Life

12. Scrapping Bug Designs

13. Cardz TV Stamps

14. PSA Essentials

15. Theresa

16. Barbara Ohanlon

17. Ashley

18. Lisa (Honeybearz Designs)

19. Paper Creations by Mindy

20. Tsunami Rose Designs

21. LoveBug Creations

22. Lucy Kelleher-Close to My Heart Independent Consultant

23.Pinque Peacock

24. Patty's Craft Spot

25. Paula Luvs 2 Stamp  

 26. Graphic 45

Now hop on over to see what Misses Crafty one of our guest designers has created.


  1. WOW what fabulous layouts they are all so very festive.

    Linda xxx

  2. Very nice work . Thank you for sharing and a chance to win . My favorite part of Christmas is getting together with family and friends .

  3. Love how much fun it looks like you had creating.

    Hmm my fav thing about Christmas it is so hard to pick just one I love spending the year gathering things for family and friends that I know they will love, seeing their smiles when they open their gifts, I love christmas music and A Muppet Christmas Carol, I love leg ham off the bone and salads, I love that people are more giving and love to share more at Christmas time and I love that I get to see people I have not seen in ages at this time of year.

  4. Love what you did with the Digis. I am off hopping to get insiration from everyone else.

    My favourite thing about Christmas is that I get to see my brother and his partner who live 200 miles away.

    Hope I can join your hop from here in the UK


  5. These are so adorable! My favorite part of Christmas is watching the reaction of my family and friends when they open their gifts!

  6. Great work. Love the colors of the first piece.
    Favorite thing about Christmas - hard to pick. At the top of the list is seeing and hearing my girls' excitement.

  7. Favorite thing about Christmas: Food...cookies...being with family and just enjoying the smells and sounds of the holiday season!

  8. What a beautiful pieces you crearted! I like the first one and the adorable recipie card at the end.
    I really like everything about Christmas, love to share with others, the food, the preparation and the celebrations. But my favorite thing is the spirit of the season... I really like how many people feel the "need" to be good and thankful.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Cute stuff here! My favorite thing about Christmas is Christmas break!! Love spending all that time with family and especially me son! phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  10. So far, I'm really enjoying this blog hop! Thanks for sharing with us! My favorite thing about Christmas is that my husband enjoys the holiday season as much as I do!

  11. What a great hop, and fabulous projects!

  12. So happy to be a part of this awesome hop! Thanks Lisa for putting this together! My favorite thing about Christmas is family gatherings! I love that our family gets together to celebrate the birth of our Savior! Heading out to do the rest of the hop!
    Miranda :)

  13. Thanks for the invite to this hop. I look forward to seeing all the projects made. I love the red and baby blue color combo of your layout. Awesome job.

  14. My favorite thing about Christmas is watching my daughter and nieces open their gifts and sing happy birthday to Jesus.


  15. Love your digi items! Inspiration for me to make some more digital creations. Hoping to make some FB timeline covers today.

    My favorite thing about Christmas is the festive atmosphere both in my house, out and about, and with my family. However, this Christmas is going to have an extra special meaning to me as I just retired and will have lots of extra time to spend with family!!!


  16. Love your digi items, my fav is the snowman :) My favorite thing about Christmas is getting to spend it with family and friends you don't see often :)

    Jenn Lorist

  17. So adorable!! I love them all!

    My favorite thing about Christmas, besides being with my loved ones, is the shopping. I love trying to find just the right gift for my special recipients. This year I have the most amazing gifts already! Can't wait to give them out!!

    Jvilla95ar at

  18. Love the digis! My favorite part about Christmas is being with my family.

    Hugs, Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

  19. Beautiful project - what a treasure! My favorite thing about Christmas is the sharing of treats and gifts w/family! TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  20. What an awesome set of projects. You inspire me. Thanks for sharing. My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with family!

  21. Lisa, all of your digital projects are wonderful. A great way to show your Christmas and Winter Spirit. Darling Job!
    Jessica S

  22. Thanks for sharing you wonderful projects. My favorite part of Christmas beside being with family, making and eating a large breakfast with Dutch Baby Pancakes every Christmas morning.

  23. Beautiful projects! My favorite part of Christmas is decorating the tree with the kids.

  24. I love all your digi projects. I've done a few myself but don't enjoy it as much a the traditional scrapbooking.
    My favorite thing about Christmas is watching my kids open their presents. The excited look on their faces tells it all.
    Hugs, Rosalee

  25. Sooo cute! I'm loving all the penguins and snowmen! Looking forward to hopping the next 11 days! This is such a fun blog event!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  26. Very cute....The best thing about Christmas is being with family...

  27. My Favorite thing about Christmas is watching my Children open their one gift they really wanted.

  28. Can't wait to check out the hop!!! Love your projects, especially those sweet little gingerbread men! My favorite part of christmas is seeing the joy and surprise in my little grand-daughter's face!!

  29. I love Christmas, one of my favorite things is the decorations. They make me smile :) I can get lost just staring at a Christmas tree.

  30. Your projects are so much fun!! There are so many things I love about Christmas, but being able to be with family is the best. Hopefully the weather will hold out this year for some of our family to join us.

  31. Oh, I Love Christmas!!! So Excited that your 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop has begun. Love your Digital Christmas Images. The one called Cold Hands Warm Hearts is Adorable!!! My favorite thing about Christmas.... It's Family, So fun having my little Grand Children help me decorate the Tree and I Love seeing my Grand Children open up there presents. It's the most wonderful time of the year. I'm off to hop now and Thanks so much for the chance to win! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  32. Oh I love what you did very nice. What I like about Christmas? Wow that is tuff I guess what I like about Christmas is that the people are all so happy

  33. Christmas is my favorite time of year because I get to see it through my children's and now grandchildrens eyes! You truly forget how truly exciting and mesmorizing it is and when those little eyes look at you in amazementand watch your children become excited all over again at getting to relive it with their children. They have taught them as we did them that christmas is as much a feeling as it is about gifts. You truly feel the spirit of christmas all over again. thanks so much for the opportunty to win something. Sincerely, Cheryl (aka. Nana)

  34. Great Digi projects!!!
    My favorite thing about Christmas is Family :)

  35. This is a great hop - wow! 12 Days of hoppin' - The Digital Scrap-booking items are adorable - nice work on those - my favorite thing about Christmas is focusing on Jesus and why he came to earth with my grandchildren and family. It is the best time of the year. Thank you for the hop and an opportunity to be part of it - have a great day!

  36. Oh my gosh, I love the Warm Hearts snowmen. I actually love all the digis, you and your team are so talented. I am so excited about this Hop. What I love about the Christmas holiday is the feeling in the air of shared joy and togetherness. Oh and the decorations, I wish could stay up all year long.

  37. I love these digis Lisa. My favorite is the snowmen from your family. My favorite part of Christmas is the wonderful fragrances, from the trees to all the goodies baking. The decorations go without saying, lol. TFS~ Mary M

  38. Hi, so happy to be here, I love all your projects,the recipes with the gingerbread men are so amazing, and the snow man amd woman together are wonderful all the projects are so amazing, and the thing I like about x mas, is when the families and friends all get together to celebrate,
    thanks for showing us your beautiful projects, sharon doble

  39. Oh how exciting!!! thanks for the invite to the hop!!! I look forward to seeing many inspirational projects!!! The One thing I love about Christmas is the feeling it gives me!! Everything from the colors, scents, traditions all tie together and bring a unity of wonderful feelings!!!

  40. Super adorable projects!! Can't wait to see what everyone has created. Thanks for the invite!!

  41. Such cute projects. I love to decorate, bake and craft. And the one thing I like to do with the kids is put whipped topping on their nose when they are getting up and then tell them right Rudolph licked their nose.

  42. These are so adorable. thank you for shareing
    your beautiful projects with us. My favorite thing about Christmas is enjoying it with my doesn't get any better than that.

  43. I love scrapbooking my family for Christmas... But I am thankful that My family is healthy and happy... Wishing this year peace to everyone.

  44. I LOVE seeing digital elements being used!!! I am just getting into digital and love inspiration!

    My favorite part about Christmas is seeing the kids' excitement!


  45. I love all the fresh ideas! Everything is beautiful, I also love spending time with friends and family making cards and scrapbooking new memories. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Carrie email

  46. Love your digi layout!
    My favorite thing about Christmas is getting to be with family and friends that live elsewhere, and cooking up desserts that they all love! We also participate in caring for those in terminal care, to bring them love and a special touch on Christmas day. That really is so wonderful, that my adult children still ask to be apart of it, too. Love that!
    jordanbev5 at

  47. I look forward to decorating the tree & turning on the lights and watching the kids open up there presents Christmas day.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  48. OMG Lisa, you just amaze me with your talent. I love it all. The cold hands warm hearts is my favorite though.
    My favorite thing about Christmas is seeing my ornaments when they are taken out of the box.
    tfs Tami

    Tambos Creations!

  49. great digi designs and what a great line-up of sponsors. My favorite thing about Christmas is spending time with my children.

  50. this beautiful and what is most important to me on Christmas is my family. I love them much

  51. I commented on all the blogs except Shawnee's. Had browser issues and was unable to comment.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  52. What fun projects! I love the North to Alaska one. So cute! I just finished the first two days of the hop and everyone's projects were so cute! My favorite part of Christmas is time spent with my family. Love that couple of weeks of being surrounded by those we love celebrating the birth of our Savior. Love it! Live for Scrappin

  53. being from seattle my favorite from digi designs is rainy day, I love christmas, though its not the same with both my parents passed away, I miss them so much, all the time, but my dads birthday is the 15th of dec, my moms was nov4th, so it makes it hard to enjoy without them, but I try for my kids, and grandkids,
    thank you for having the blog,I hope this is for the 2nd day of the hop, I already did day one yesterday,on the 24th
    sharon doble
    sharon doble

  54. all of your projects today are great. my fav thing about Christmas is.. well it's hard to pick just one thing.. I'm gonna say spending quality time with loved ones. :) I'm a follower thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  55. This is the most fantastic blog hop! Thank you so much for doing this for us to enjoy.
    I love your projects, they are so very.

    What a great prize from our sponsor for sure! Who wouldn't LOVE to win that! I would feel like it's Christmas for sure.

    My favorite thing about Christmas is the generosity of people - strangers. It just puts people in a generous, giving mood. I find myself becoming more generous as well.

  56. Beautidul projects as always, my favorite thing about Christmas is getting together with the whole family and remember Christmas past with the family that has left to be in Heaven.