Sunday, November 13, 2011

Giving Back Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Giving Back Blog Hop! We wanted to give back to the person who has given so much to us! So, this is in honor of Erica from My Cricut Craftroom.  She is such a kind and caring person!  We wanted to do something kind for her!

You should have come from Rosa at: . If you are starting at my blog, you will want to start with Kat’s Blog: so you don’t miss any of the great layouts. When you get done hopping, you will want to go to Erica’s Facebook  Page :   and leave a comment on her page. We will be randomly selecting someone from those comments to win blog candy.

So for my page I know that Erica loves Christmas, and if you have ever visited her blog you would know how much!!  I decided to do a " Secret Santa" theme!

I used The Forever Young, Rock Princess, Sketch Your Imagination, & Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridges.  I used a white and red slick marker, Printed papers from DCWV, solid cardstock from Stampin Up!, a misc. Santa Hat I had purchased from Michaels on a clearance from their card decorations, red and clear stickles, Stampin Up! square punch, and misc. fibers from my stash.

I cut the "Santa" gal from the Forever Young cartridge (she is the first one in the book) at 4 3/4".
I cut her hair off and cut new hair from Rock Princess (pg 30) at 2 3/4" . ( I had to play with this a little to get the right size for her, and I had to use my flip feature on my expression.  I colored her shoes with my red slick marker, and the buttons on her shirt with my white slick marker.  I stuck her hat on with a glue dot.
The tree I cut from Sketch Your Imagination cartridge at 5".  I used my red stickles on the bulbs and the clear stickles on the star.  I cut the presents with my Stampin Up! square punch and tide fibers to them.
Then I cut out the background with the Elegant Edges cartridge  "loops" (pg 35) at 7"
Here is a close up picture of my "Santa" gal and the Tree:

I added a pop dot to "Secret Santa gal" only to the bottom half so Erica could put a picture behind her.  And I added a pop dot to the yellow package in her hand.  And here is the finished page:

Thanks for Hopping with us!! I hope you enjoyed my project, I really hope Erica likes it too!!

Now your next stop is the talented:  Madison!

The entire lineup in case you get lost is listed below:

Sue Ann:
Christina:  ~~ You are here!  ~~
Madison: ~~Your Next Stop ~~

Please don't forget to stop by Erica's facebook page at: and leave a comment for some blog  candy!  

~~ Christina ♥ ~~


Connie Layman said...

I LOVE this layout!It is just the cutest thing!Great job and on your instructions!

Jenny R said...

Adorable...I love the Secret Santa girl. Just perfect for Erica! TFS

Liz said...

adorable love the 3d effect!!

Josie0602 said...

OMG this is awesome and it is SO Erica! I know she is really going to love it!

Debbie said...

i can Erica in the cricut cut this is great
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Lisa said...

Love teh Secret Santa theme!

EnjoliCollums said...

Such a cute santa!!

lindaplus3 said...

elegant and fun :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Val626 said...

So cute

Suzys Crafts said...

You did an awesome job on this. Erica is going to love it!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Ha love it, it looks just like erica.. Talant is writtn all over this@! Great job

Susan said...

just too cute and so three demensional I love it!

Denise Gifford said...

Such a cute layout ~ looks just like her in the Santa hat!!

She will love it I'm sure!

thanks for sharing


Beckie said...

Super duper cute card. Love your background. Thanks for stopping by blog. New follower ;)

Be Blessed, Beckie