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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hopping Through the Holidays Blog Hop ~ Day #2 (Saturday)

You are on the last and final stop in the hop...In case you just hopped on here, you'll want to start at Stop#1 (Belinda) to start from the beginning.  Here is our amazing blog lineup:






6. http://inlovewithabug.blogspot.com       -Melanie

7. www.mythoughtsExactly.CO      - Alyssa


9.  http://atuttletime.blogspot.com     -Angie (me)


I hope you have enjoyed all the fun, fabulous, and crafty projects featured today.  For my Day#2 project, I decided to create a Holiday Scrapbook layout page.  Usually, I dread scrapbooking holiday photos.  I never really understood why, because I love the holidays and my family gatherings.  I think I figured out my problem...I can't stand the colors red and green together...

and in years past that's really all you ever see.  Thankfully, now, I have seen a whole rainbow of colors to signify the holidays...

so I had a blast with my newest holiday layout.  I purposely refused to use red and green..and I really love the way the layout turned out.

I started with some cool scrapbook papers I found at Archiver's.  Then I grabbed all of my favorite tools and started getting colorful and crafty...I felt like a kid again!

I used the Gingerbread stamp set I bought years ago from Stampin' Up!
For the house, I used some dimension dots to make certain candies pop.  I also went crazy with Stickles again to give the house some sparkle and bling.  I really love how it turned out. It's much cuter in person... :)

The colors I used for the paper and to color in the images were picked to match the colorful background paper.  
I plan to use this page to scrapbook our traditional Gingerbread construction.  It's a real fun time...usually the house doesn't meet OSHA standards and the feds usually shut us down. LOL.but it's a great time.  

Here's a photo of my guys a couple years ago surrendering to the whims of the Mom of the Gingerbread House...Don't they look thrilled.  Hee hee. I love it!  :)


Have Fun this Holiday!!!  This hop has been a blast. Thanks again to Belinda for asking me to be a part of it.  I love my new layout...I just may not dread scrapbooking this Christmas after all.  :)

OK now onto the fun stuff....BLOG Candy...Prize:

You have a chance to win $30 gift certificate, but you MUST follow these instructions:

1.  Please become a follower of mine and tell me you have done so in your comment.  I love meeting fellow crafters!   Leave your contact info, so I can get back with you if you win! :)
2.  Read the post just below and tell me what my family made.  Then, tell me if your family has any traditions or what you do to spend some quality time with your family during the busy holidays.

That's it.  Good luck!  Hope you enjoyed the hop!!!  Tata for now. :)

~Angie~

11 comments:

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Cute, cute LO Angie! Those colors really go great with the gingerbread theme! I love the stickles and the yummy house!! I'm a follower.

lindaplus3 said...

very nice job...family made ornaments... my family makes chocolates...:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

ellen s. said...

Love the colors you chose to use!

Bee's hive said...

I LOVE that gingerbread house! I wish we had an archivers here or hobby lobby! But I love your layout Angie it's so cute!

Trisha said...

Your layout is so fun. How nice it will be when you add your photos. Love the gingerbread house. I think you have started a wonderful family tradition and made some really meaningful ornaments while you were spending quality time together. It really is very hard to spend quality time with my family as they are scattered all over the country. We do go visit our son and grandchildren for Christmas day. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

In Love with a Bug said...

I love the paper you used for your layout and the added details on the little house! So cute! I am a new follower and am happy to be in this hop with you. Love the ornaments you and your family made too - the only family tradition we have is to make holiday cookies together! Melanie
http://inlovewithabug.blogspot.com

Thienly Azim said...

Oh, wow! Looks like your family has a lot of fun over the holidays! I'm a new follower of yours! Love your layout and the gingerbread house and the tags that you've made looks like a fun family thing to do! Well, I think that putting up the tree with the family with Christmas music/fireplace going and all, oh, and hot chocolate/steamed milk has been our tradition!

Queenie said...

Angie i am in looove with that gingerbread house..totally adoreable!!
xxx

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous house!!! Looks like everyone had a great time!!!

Creative Cutter Room said...

Such a cute gingerbread house! Great colors. Thanks for sharing. Cathie
www.creativecutterroom.com

Renee@LivingLaughingLoving said...

Love that gingerbread house!!! Soooo cute! I'm so very behind on scrapbooking sadly... :( Thanks for stopping by yesterday, wanted to let you know the Russian Chicken was fabulous! :)