Monday, July 15, 2013

It's a Christmas in July Blog Hop at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to our Christmas in July Blog Hop at Exploring Cricut. If you came from Liz's blog, then you are right on track! Hope you have enjoyed all the great projects our team has put together for you. We can't wait to see what great creations you have for this challenge. I have created a two page layout and normally Christmas is easy for me, but I struggled this time because it is so darn hot and I could not get myself in the Christmas mood yet. My little granddaughter Peyton loves Christmas and always wants to watch Christmas movies and that did not help. I used the cartridges  Artiste, Art Philosophy, Teresa Collins digitals Christmas Holly and Dec. 25. Below the picture are my cuts and details. I will also be giving this blog candy package so please leave me a comment. You can now return to Exploring Cricut and post your challenge entry. If you missed some ladies, you will find a list at the bottom of this post. I am also listing this layout in My Craft Spot challenge this week too!

Artiste- card feature page 58 cut at 8 inches
             Merry Christmas page 80 cut at 3.25 inches

Art Philosophy-tree page 52 cut at 5 inches
                        star page 40 cut at 1.25 inches
                        tag page 36 cut at 2 inches
                        year font cut at 1 inch
Teresa Collins Christmas Holly digital-holly cut at 1.25 inches
Teresa Collins Dec. 25 digital-holly cut at 2 inches
Paper was in stash and was from old Martha Stewart Christmas pad
ribbon in stash

Blog Hop List




Rae Ann



Michelle N


Michelle S




  1. Love your layout.

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  2. Love your Pages,Very Pretty!!!

  3. Never would have believed you were not in the "Christmas Spirit". Thanks for sharing this lovely layout.

  4. Hi Diane - it is has been a fun hop - I have Donna to visit as the posting was not available yet - You have a lovely layout for your Christmas theme - so some Christmas Spirit came upon you. Grandkids are teh best aren't they? I would love to win your blog candy prize! What a wonderful prize - thanks for the hop and for the Christmas in July Challenge - I will be getting my Cricut warmed up and ready to create for the challenge - enjoy your day! Gail

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  5. What a stunning layout. I especially love the holly images. The white background makes everything so crisp and elegant.
    Thank you for putting this blog hop together too. So fun to see everyone's Christmas inspiration.

  6. Your Christmas layout is lovely! The cuts are so pretty and I love the frame look around the pages. Thanks for the chance to play along and the opportunity to win your awesome prize!

  7. Such a pretty layout! I need to do more of them-you've inspired me! Love the paper and cuts you chose.

  8. What a super layout! The holly accents are fabulous and I LOVE the frame you've used on the left page. Gorgeous!!

    We're also having a Christmas in July challenge at My Craft Spot. You are welcome to link up your layout there too!

    Small Bits of Paper

  9. Awesome layout as usual:) Thanks for organizing a fun hop!!

    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

  10. Very cute layout! Just bought CTMH cartridge & can't wait to try.

  11. Fabulous layout!!! I so love the tree and the great papers you used!!!! :)

  12. Ohhhh I want that Artiste cartridge! Love your layout Diane! It was a bit hard to get that Christmas feeling-I had to get some carols playing for inspiration, which about sent my husband around the bend, lol!

  13. Gorgeous layouts! Wow, lovin' the design and the awesome papers! I love the tree!
    We'd love for you to come link up at My Craft Spot (Christmas in July) challenge!

    Sherrie K

  14. Lovely layout. It makes me "feel" Christmas.

  15. Wow! I really like your Christmas layout! The designs are gorgeous! Plus, I really like the amount of space you have left for journaling and adding photos! It is just perfect! TFS!

  16. Fabulous layout! The fancy mats look so pretty! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!


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