Saturday, December 4, 2010

SST Christmas and Countdown to the New Year Blog Hop!

Christmas is coming and so is the new year! To get you in the spirit of the season, the divas of Sistas Scrap Too! have come together for a Christmas and Countdown to the New Year blog hop! There are 17 blogs in the hop, so make sure you use the links below this post to hop to all of the participating blogs. No worries if you miss one, you can always go back! These 17 divas have a lot in store for you. From exquisite creations to offers of blog candy, you will enjoy hopping your way to all of the blogs involved! Don't forget to leave some blog love for the creators -- they love getting feedback on their designs!


So without further ado, here are my Christmas projects.

Grand Opening Christmas 2009





This is a simple layout of my DS opening presents at his Grandparents' house on Christmas morning last year.  I've found that when scrapping my DS, I like to use multiple pictures and keep the layout itself relatively simple, letting the pictures speak.  In this one, I really like how his enthusiasm and action are captured by the blurry movements of the ripping paper.  I used paper from the DCWV "The Christmas Combo 180 Stack."  I used the Pooh font Cricut cartridge to cut the "Grand" and "2009" at 1 1/2 inches.  The Gypsy font was used and welded to cut "Opening" and "Christmas" at 1 1/2 also.

Stocking Stuffer



This is DS's stocking stuffer for this year.  I made a large sour cream container to wrap it.  This paper also comes from the DCWV "The Christmas Combo 180 Stack."  I needed to cut the 12x12 sheet down to 8 1/2x11, keeping in mind that I wanted the reindeer pattern to run vertically.  So I proceeded to measure and cut my paper -- in the wrong direction!  Ah, that's okay.  I think it looks better this way anyway!  I crimped the ends and used my Crop-a-dile to punch a hole in one end.  I then used the Very Merry Tags cartridge and made the reindeer tag.  I cut a base tag shape at 3" using brown paper, and then cut the reindeer design out of red paper, although it looks more orange in the picture.  I attached the tag with red "Merry Christmas" ribbon that I found at Michael's.


Blog Candy!!
  

As a small token of my appreciation for everyone that has taken the time to stop by my blog and leave a comment, I have this small package of blog candy that I will give to one of my visitors.  It's a variety of Christmas embellishments that I thought would be fun to use.  In order to be eligible for the blog candy, you must be a follower of my blog, and you must leave a comment under this post before 11:59 pm EST tonight.  I will randomly select a winner and will post the winner on Monday, December 6th. 

I hope you've enjoyed my projects and I hope you've seen enough that will make you want to return to Riley's Custom Creations.  This is a new endeavor for me and a work in progress.  I would love for you to join me on my journey as I learn to further my scrapping, crafting, photography, and blogging skills!  Have a wonderfully Blessed day!



Thank you for participating in the Sistas Scrap Too! first ever blog hop! Remember to visit all of the blogs and leave blog love -- you never know where you'll find candy!! Here is a linked list of all the participating blogs:



1. Treva's Craft Corner

2. Stampin' Dymonz Creative Space

3. Nubian Crafter NC

4. My {Life}, My {Blog}

5. Step Into Nita's World

6. Sweet Lil Scrapper

7. P-Kaysunshine Creations

8. Sharing My Stuff

9. Yaya Philly Craft World

10. Cassie's Crop Corner

11. M. M. DeZigns

12. Made By Dee

13. Riley's Custom Creations

14. It's A Family Affair!

15. Cuttin' Up

16. Stamping On The Road

17. In Shelly's World

40 comments:

  1. Awesome job on the lo and treat holders... these would be perfect for the kiddos at our Christmas party!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the layout. Really cute.

    Thanks,
    ziggyb62

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nothing more special than watching the little one on Christmas morning.....Nice layout....

    ReplyDelete
  4. love your son's expression when opening the gift, too precious!!! Love the layout and stockin stuffer

    ReplyDelete
  5. Loving the title on the layout, I'll be using that. Candy looks pretty sweet too!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your projects are adorable!!!! and so is DS...

    ReplyDelete
  7. I really want to make the little goodie bag/box! TFS and reminding me of that stocking stuffer option!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Cute LO and sour cream container. Very cute little man!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love your layout. I so agree with you on keeping it simple and letting the pictures speak.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great layout, I agree the simple layout does allow for your DS excitement to shine through. I also like your treat holder. I almost bought that pack of paper but didn't know what to do with pages like that so I didn't get it. Now I wish that I had. Hopefully your DS will enjoy this Christmas just as much as he did last year.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I really enjoyed your projects! TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great job on LO and treat holders! I love them

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very nice thanks for sharing

    Ann

    ReplyDelete
  14. As much as I love crafting in just about any form, it's nice to see someone still doing traditional scrapbooking! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  15. great projects..funny story of the paper.. would not have know it if you didn't say something...

    ReplyDelete
  16. Cute layout. Love that Pooh font!!!! I need to make those sour cream containers. Have always seen them and loved them, but never tried. Will have to look for a crimper on sale soon. Thanks for the inspiration and the blog hop!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your DS is a cutie. Cute layout too. I scrap the same way letting the photos tell the story.

    ReplyDelete
  18. That lo is too cute! And I love those stocking stuffers! I have to try those one day!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Your layout is fantastic. Handsome subject.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great layout. You do such good work. Handsome subject.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great work. Nice young man to focus on.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Handsome young man and great layout.
    Scrapalot66

    ReplyDelete
  23. Very cute projects! Thank you so much for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Great work!! Love the layouts.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great LO and I love the idea about the large sour cream containter!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I keep meaning to do some of those sour cream containers and still haven't. Thanks for inspiring me to try them.

    ReplyDelete
  27. The sour cream container is such a creative idea! I think I want to try to make one just to see if I can

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love your layout and sour cream container. Thanks for sharing and for a great blog hop!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love the projects and your DS is a cutie! He will be a heartbreaker for sure! Hope you have a big bat LOL!!! TFS!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great projects!! DS is cutie and looks like he had a blast!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Your little man is absolutely adorable. I love your simple layout, because it focuses on your son opening presents.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Love the LO. your little darling is so cute and I know he will love putting the goodies out in the cute container. TFS

    ReplyDelete