Saturday, November 13, 2010

CWC Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to From The Hills and the CookingWithCricut.com Holiday Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Gaby at Gaby Creates, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to CookingWithCricut.com and start at the beginning. Go HERE.

With the holidays fast approaching we are sharing some wonderful ideas and inspiration for your viewing and crafting pleasure! Each Design Team member will feature an original project made especially for this hop. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog. There will be prizes along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be some nice PRIZES with a few different ways to win at CookingWithCricut.com!

For today's post I used the cutting file Christmas Geese from ScrapbookEden.com. I thought it would be a touch of elegance if I used patterned paper. The gray and white paper are scraps from a wedding stack I had. The pink tie and hat are from Stampin' Up. To help the geese stand out I put them on a some squares that sit on a card that opens in the center. The sentiment below is from Pink Cricut's Christmas Wishes. I embossed it with silver embossing powder from Martha Stewart. It looks REALLY good...if you haven't already you should try heat embossing. It's so cool.

The card itself is from a 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. I scored it at 2 3/4 inch from each of the sides. It ends up being a really big card...I think it's perfect for adding a great hand written letter to a friend or family member who you haven't talked to in a while. Before adhering the square by gluing only the left side of it, I took a snowflake stamp and stamped red and silver snowflakes on the background. I think it helps bring together the red and silver accents used on the square.

Aren't those geese cute? Wouldn't you love to use them on one of your projects? Well, here is an opportunity to win it! Also up for grabs is a Calendar Kit that contains 999 pieces. If you are ambitious, maybe you can make it a Christmas gift...or you can make it month by month!

All you have to do to win one of these prizes is leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you. For a second chance to win, come back tomorrow and leave a comment on my second blog hop post! Also, if you like winning things I suggest you become a follower. I have more blog hops coming up and a giveaway planned for my followers!

Now it's your turn! Let’s see your wonderful holiday projects. Be sure to try and include a Cricut or other die cut machine on your project and link it up at CookingWithCricut.com.
Next stop...Cathie's blog, Creative Cutter. Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to head back to CookingWithCricut.com and get entered to win!

Happy Holiday Hopping! Here is the order of the list:
1.CookingWithCricut.com – http://www.cookingwithcricut.com/
2.Abby – http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/2010/11/cooking-with-cricut-holiday-blog-hop.html
3.Gaby – http://www.gabycreates.com/
4.Adrea – You Are Here
5.Cathie – http://www.creativecutter.org/
6.Christel – http://www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
7.Kristal – http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/
8.Madison – http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/
9.Kassidy – http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/
10.Jenna – http://jennasfavoritethings.blogspot.com/
11.Valine – http://www.maddstercreations.blogspot.com/
12.Dalis – http://www.stampergirl.com/
13.Brandilynn – http://www.createdbybrandilynn.blogspot.com/
14.Becky - http://www.bouncyflouncyfunfunfun.blogspot.com/
15.Michelle - http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/cooking-with-cricut-blog-hop.html
16.Melinda – http://www.scrapbookeden.blogspot.com/
17.Back to CWC

127 comments:

Melin said...

WOW...These little gesse turned out so CUTE! I love your attention to detail. You totally rocked the geese girl! I will be looking forward to seeing your next treasure tomorrow! Thank You SO MUCH! Melin....CoookingWithCricut.com

michele hileman said...

I love the card the geese are really awesome

AmandaB said...

Your card is simply adorable.. I love the sweet geese..

Amanda:0)

Lisa said...

Super adorable card, love the geese!

BrandiLynn said...

awe that turned out GREAT :)

scrapstampcrazy said...

cute card

Glenda said...

Such an adorable card--love the geese! Just became a follower!

Ms. Jen said...

How cute is that!?! And I just love your little bear on the post under this one too.

shutterbuggin said...

Really cute geese!

Darlene said...

wow, how pretty. TFS

desaucier at bellsouth dot net
Darlene

Lisa said...

Love your blog and these geese are darling!!
Big Hugs!

Rhonda said...

Very cute!

My Lil' Bits said...

Love your work! Thanks for sharing.

Susan from SC said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!
suebella4u@hotmail.com

Parplusone said...

very cute card
EllenM

KARLA UREA said...

Very cute and I love the details.
Karla U
http://kalittlescrapcorner.blogspot.com/

scrappingfrog said...

So cute! Love your blog and became a follwer. Come hop on over to mine, I love company....lol http://lovnmystuff.blogspot.com

Abby said...

WOW That is very elegant! Love how your card turned out!! CUTE!!!

Your fellow DT

Abby

Scrappy Jackie said...

Love the geese! So cute! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

How cute are these geese? Love the card! Thanks for sharing...off to visit Cathie to see what she's cooked up!

Tammara said...

Those geese are so adorable!

scrappygal said...

Adorable card! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Aw! The Christmas Geese are just too cute. I used to have a Geese Themed Kitchen.
Just became a follower as well.
Thanks for the chance to win

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

KathyB said...

Love those geese! The card is super cute! I found you through this blog hop and am now a follower! kathybessey@gmail.com

Crafty Momma said...

how sweet! Did you know geese mate for life? They look so happy :D

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Very very cute card...thanks for sharing it

The Scrapoholic said...

The Geese are just too adorable! I'm a new follower!
http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing. Pam

YAYALADYBUG . . . said...

Very cute card . . . love the geese and your choice of colors!!!!!

lovetoscrapscraps said...

I love these geese. I'm decorating my very old camper in geese. I may have to pick up they set so I can do some pic with it.

TR said...

Those geese ARE great!
I love heat embossing.
I have a bit of trbl with the
cardstock warping, however.

TR

bartlettpair said...

Super great!! Thanks so very much for sharing and inspiring!!! Be blessed!

Deborah said...

Thank you for having the blog hop. I love your project.

deborahsavon @ gmail.com

My Play Time said...

Very cool.

Creative Cutter Retreats said...

What a sweet card-love the details. So glad we are on a team together. Hugs Cathie

ms.schwiet said...

what a creative design

cmtry555 said...

Love your project. Very cute!

Grams716 said...

Yes, the geese are adorable and would have so many uses on various layouts. Like that you used them for a cold winter theme!

Mrs.Debbie said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!
Hugs Debbie

cmtry555 said...

Love the geese. So cute!

Tonia said...

Those geese are cute. Great job!

jennyplace2 said...

Such a pretty card and yes I love the geese!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

kandilin said...

luv the geese

Lisa said...

very cute and outside the normal Christmas card box!!!

spelsue said...

very cute geese.

jeannejj said...

I love the geese. Very cute. You are very talented.

GabyCreates.com said...

Very cute geese and creative way to used them!... and like another reader said, or I say, I am still thinkig about your previous post and the bears little tail! so cute!
Gaby-CWCDT

Lynn B. said...

Really cute. I may have to check out the embossing powder.

lpboyles(at)gmail(com)

My Serendipity said...

Very cute little geese! Cute card!

Renae said...

Love the Christmas geese. Reminds me of an ornament I have from my MIL.

coolnana72 said...

Cute card--I love the heat embossing you did--Heat embossing really makes projects pop.

Denise From Boca said...

Love the new card! I need to use my embosser more! Thanks for the ideas.

shelly said...

I like the way you incorporated the geese looking at each other, and the card opening in the middle. Those are fun cards to make and give!

lilred said...

Your gatefold geese card is too adoreable. Enjoy your day

Cindy said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing

Jnett's Place said...

Thank you for posting a card. I was wondering if a card would count as I haven't done a lot of scrapbook pages yet.

Jeanette said...

I love the Christmas geese...just made for each other! What a charming christmas card. Thank you for sharing.

simplybren said...

Really sweet card! I enjoyed seeing it.
simplybren at hotmail dot com

stefeni said...

Beautiful card! Love the geese!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Wendy said...

Very cute card...love the way it folds in the center.

Caroline said...

what a cute card, love the way you have folded it!

cdm317 said...

Oh, I love the Geese! I think your card is amazing! You have a great blog.

janmom said...

Fun card.

Diane said...

The geese are adorable. Just love the way you made your card.

Jenna said...

I love how it turned out!
~Jenna (CWCDT)

juelt said...

good stuff!

PJ said...

Cute geese! Thx for sharing the card design,

jenni said...

So pretty. Thanks for sharing!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Dalis (stampergirl) said...

oh my Adrea!!!!!!! I just love the colors you used, they remind me of a cross stitch my grandma used to have that I LOVED OH SO MUCH!!!!!

-- dalis

Carol said...

Love the card, absolutely darling, and such detail. Love all of the blogs, guess someday soom will have to get my own, not enough time, to busy browsing all of the talented ladies online to make my own. LOL
Thanks for sharing

slomomomcbl@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Cute card!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

VCTeddy said...

Really good work. I am not a card maker but I love to see the work others do. It is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Cricut Critter said...

aww those are adorable! love your card.

poohbear said...

Beautiful card! These geese are beautiful.

E. Marie said...

Great card! The geese are so cute.

Monica said...

I love the geese. Don't see these guys too often.

Lovely work!


monica.lowrance@gmail.com
http://happyscrappn2.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

AWWWWW. Those geese are so cute. TFS
bhoward at kci dot net

Heidi said...

Cute cute! I love using unexpected animals on pages and cards. Nicely done.

paperscissorsink said...

Cute card, made me smile :) TFS!

mum of two said...

What a lovely project :) The geese are very cute. TFS

michelle (CWCDT)

Anna said...

Love your geese and your card. Just adorable.
I am now a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Shari said...

The geese are adorable. I might just have to get them, too.

Chris said...

Love your card

Chris
Harleyrose44@sbcglobal.net

mommahobbit said...

These are so cute! They look like the geese in my yard. :) Very pretty card!

tessyluv45 said...

How cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

happygrandmamanc said...

I really enjoyed your blog and just became a follower. I especially like your cards !

lesliesews said...

Thanks for your beautiful blog and your great ideas.

Alicia said...

This is SO ironic to see your adorable Christmas Geese as I have spent all day looking for patterns to make my Cement Goose some new clothes for the holidays :) *Hugs*

momof5 said...

Cute cards.

Sharon said...

nice card love the hop so far all is great

cal8007 said...

Love the geese! Very cute - and the gate fold card is great!!

TFS

Carmen

cal8007 at aol dot com

scrapy1 said...

The Geese remind me of the 12 Days of Christmas! Very Cute!

Jamie said...

This is adorable. I have enjoyed following you too.

karensk said...

Cute card
karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I love this card!!!
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns AT yahoo DOT com

happyhome43 said...

Those geese are adorable! So many things you can do with them.

alwayscharlie said...

This is a terrific card! Love the geese!!

Sandee McIntyre said...

Cute card. TFS!!

tina said...

beautiful card love the swans

JustYolie said...

Wonderful card! :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So cute! thanks for the chance! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Susan said...

My first blog hop...this is fun!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Super adorable card!!!!

chrissy o said...

adorable layout love it
chrissy o x

Michelle said...

Very sweet geese: ) TFS!

Michelle
mmmfamily@comcast.net

Charlotte said...

So cute!! Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Darling Christmas Gooses!!!! Thanks for sharing.

puffinliz said...

Love your holiday geese! Thanks for sharing...

puffinliz said...

Forgot to leave my email address:
puffinliz@yahoo.com

Tanya said...

Cute Card:)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

This is so sweet.

Emily C
The Wonderful Insanity Called Life

Helena said...

Love the gated cards! Thanks for sharing. helena48@gmail.com

Laura R said...

would love to win calander sound cool
lmv1985@yahoo.com

nanapuddin said...

Love those geese! and would love to win calendar kit!! thanks for the chance! and TFS and inspiring!

Jean said...

Love the Geese. My thoughts were Christmas Geese.
jeansewbizy@gmail.com

Sue W said...

Fabulous! Thanks for more inspiration this hop is great!

bumblebee creations said...

wow!!! Amazing projects you all have made!

Scrappin' Sista said...

Great card. I especially love the sentiment. TFS!

Christel
DT Sista Chef
www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
christel(at)majesticdeisgns(dot)net

4kids4 said...

Very cute card...love the hat on the goose! TFS!

~Sharon C.
sconn0925 at yahoo dot com

flowerdisco said...

thanks for the measurements of your darling card. I love the shape.

pennykitz said...

Love the card.. I will definitely follow your blog..
pennykitz@charter.net

Scrapsofstuff/Daphne said...

I love the geese!!

Lisa J said...

Awww so cute of a cut! Very nice colors on your card too!

TFS!

tjsgal at gmail dot com

Vicki and Don said...

My goodness these are cute! TFS!

Christine said...

Cute card x

pebblesjns said...

Such a cute card!! And I could totally use that calendar kit. I am actually working on making 4 calendars as Christmas gifts this year.

Cheryl said...

So sweet. Great card. Hugs Cheryl