Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sugar Crash Blog Hop-- Yeah!!

*Give away closed.* (See post dated 11/8/2010 for winner.)


WELCOME!!!! You are on the CardSwaps Sugar Crash Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Chi Chi Memories and Natalie. If you did not, take a look around here and then head to the first stop... You don't want to miss any of this greatness!! (BTW, there are 17! stops and you won't want to miss a one! There are many prizes to be had and the only way to cash in is by leaving a comment on the posts. Plus, it's just nice to leave a little love don't you think?


Before I get to my project, I would like to invite you over to CardMaker Magazine's Card Swaps! We have a Sugar Crash Crop going on! You must come over and play...plus there are more prizes. (Don't head out quite yet, I have something to show you before you leave...and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win... and because you are nice and you want to leave some love for me :)


Ok, here's my project: Stinking Cute Photo Holders!

If you have spent much time around here, you know that I make several things for my Grandma's Church Bazaar. I made several of these for her Bazaar this year.

Photobucket

This one is my favorite! (I think because it's one of my favorite pictures!) I did spray my Hobby Lobby open stock paper with Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist to up its glitter factor but I will admit, it is not very Christmas-y... Don't worry, I am your Christmas girl! Let me show you first how I made these functional little do-dads.


I started with these.Photobucket (Yes, I purchased them. No Staples did not pay me or ask me to show them off.)


Then, I got out my scrap paper drawer and began cutting pieces 1 1/4" x 2". Some pieces I sprayed with Smooch or Glimmer mist. Next, I creased the paper around the binder clips (mostly to make sure it was going to fit correctly). I used Terrifically Tacky Tape (the red roll) on each side (so three strips of tape total) and stuck down the paper. (Credit: When I couldn't get mine to stand up correctly, I watched this video.)


I selected ribbon to coordinate with the paper. (The pink is from Michaels (below), JJ put it in my stocking last year. The black is fab! satin ribbon from Stampin UP!) I put a little bit of adhesive on the ribbon right where it goes around the silver parts of the binder clips... otherwise, the ribbon rides up and there's no where for the picture to go.


Here's my Christmas sample:

Photobucket That's paper from the open stock at Hobby Lobby. Those snazzy chicks in the photo are my sister and I in San Fransisco a couple of years ago.


House of Jones Holiday Traditions

Our first Christmas as husband and wife, I decided we needed to start some Christmas traditions! (Now, every since I have had my own Christmas tree (i.e., not living with my parents) I have left the tree lights on all night long on Christmas Eve and slept in the living room... JJ does this with me too. And someday, I will let our children do the same I am sure.) So, that first year, which was just last year in case you are counting, I bought us both fun/cute Christmas PJs to wear to bed on Christmas Eve. My thoughts were that our Christmas morning pictures would be better since we wouldn't be in old sweats but... I don't even think we took any last year. Anyway, that's our thing! And I love it! And JJ plays along with my game!



Now! Leave me some love for a random chance to win my candy.... can't really show it to you... but trust me! I am the last blog on the hop. Head on over to CardMaker and check out the challenges. Have a ball with all the challenges and thanks for stopping by!



In case you are lost... start with Lora and hop on through.

Lora

Carolyn King (Guest Designer)

Meredith

Ashley

Christy Croll (Tiddly Inks - Guest Designer)

Susie

Diana

Jane

Traci (Guest Cardmaker)

Angelina

Tami Mayberry (Guest Designer)

Irina

Ana

Margaret

Natalie (Chi Chi Memories - Guest Designer)

Laura <--- You are here!

Card Maker Message board is your last stop from here - http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/cardswap/index.php/board,57.0.html

53 comments:

  1. I love your tradition! Every year of our marriae we have added a "snow ball" ornament. 33 of them this year! I've made the clips before, and absolutely love them. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Laura-these are great! What an awesome way to use up scraps though with the amount of scrap paper I have, I could make about a BAZILLION of these! :) I love your Christmas tradition and I love that your husband plays along with you...what a great guy! Thanks for sharing your project!

    ReplyDelete
  3. totally stinkin cute!!! love this fun idea!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love this idea!! Congrats on your wedding! Good thing to start traditions - my family all goes to my moms house and everyone wears pj's and open gifts there!! i love it. We'vebeen doing this since I can remember. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are great. I love seeing everyone's take on them. I love pj's on Christmas morning! Since we moved away from family and friends and don't go anywhere on christmas day anymore we stay in them all day! Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very pretty. TFS and God Bless.

    Diana
    http://b4ustamp.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. love this idea. great to giveaway to friends for every occasion. thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a great idea! Too cute and I love your tradition!

    ReplyDelete
  9. These are so cute!!! I actually have some ( a whole box) of these holders sitting around, and think that these would make great stocking stuffers for the family this Christmas! I love your tradition...I've got making robes for the family (just the nuclear family) on the list this year...of course, its been on the list for three years now...but its not my fault...my serger broke!!! LOL, maybe this year!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Those are cute and seem easy to make. They would also make good displays for sample cards at crop parties.
    Thank you for participating in the blog hop, Laura. I like your Christmas tradition very much. Thanks for sharing it.

    ReplyDelete
  11. You are adorable! I love your traditions... but how are you going to be able to get Santa presents under the tree if the kids are sleeping under it? Hmmm? HAHA! LOVE the clips. Thanks so much for being part of the hop. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great idea for the picture holders. You could have put last year's Christmas pictures in them - if you had any!!! LOL.

    Cute tradition to sleep in the living room with the Christmas lights on. I don't do that on purpose, but I do sit up late some nights with no lights on except for the tree - and have to admit that I do fall asleep sometimes.

    It was wonderful going through all of the blogs and I will return later to look further at some of them. What a great way to get to find new bloggers. Thanks, everyone, it was fun!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. These really are a stinkin' cute idea. My granddaughters birthday is coming up...I invision making all the little girls a clip as a party favor, taking a photo of each of the girls with my grandaughter and sending it home with them in their own clip! Thank you for the inspiration! I leave my tree lights on all night too...don't think I could get my husband to sleep in the living room, but he loves getting new pj's every year! Thank you for sharing your story, talent, time and candy..Sincerely, Mary

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is a great idea! thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  15. We made these clips at a holiday craft event a couple years back and it was my FAVORITE project - so easy and so sweet ... thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  16. love this I know I will do some thank for showing

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great idea TFS!

    xdebrax@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

    Carol B

    ReplyDelete
  19. Laura - cute idea - I think my grands would love this little thing for their desks or bookshelves. Thanks for sharing.

    Daisy Sue

    ReplyDelete
  20. Such a cute idea. Thanks so much for sharing. Going to try some. And thanks for the chance for some candy.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea and for a fun hop!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Mrs. Jones, the binder clips are adorable. Thanks for sharing your project and your Christmas tradition. :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. cute photo holder! and what a great Christmas tradition you have started! thanks for a chance to win some candy from your LAST but not LEAST blog on the hop~~
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

    ReplyDelete
  25. Binder clips look like something that would be great for giving as little "thank-you" presents.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I have done this....and it's still on my table in my living room.....because I love it.....and I love your idea about the PJ's.....hum...wonder if my DH would wear them.....thank you for sharing....

    ReplyDelete
  27. Okay, I just have to make some of these. Too darn cute!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love your project that you made...
    Great idea for leftover scrap...well done
    thanks for sharing..

    ReplyDelete
  29. We've also done Christmas PJ's every year since I was a little girl. It was that you could open 1 gift from under the tree Christmas eve but my parents switched it to Christmas PJ's the year that I (their tom-boy) daughter opened the really strange sounding/feeling gift from her great grandmother that she figured had to be the best toy ever (despite parents trying their hardest to convince me to open something different) only to open a makeup mirror and be thoroughly disappointed and sulking since my older brother listened to which gift he should open and opened a really cool toy and new pair of pj's..... ever since their is always a gift wrapped up and marked CHIRSTMAS EVE and it's always PJ's!!

    Love these little clip photo holders.. super quick but so cute!! Would be great gifts for everyone at an office.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great job! I love your Christmas tradition, too! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a clever idea! Stinkin' CUTE!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Great job on these Laura sooo cute :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. I see a trip to Staples or Office Depot in my very near future so I can buy some clips! These are adorable and great for using scraps.

    ReplyDelete
  34. This project IS stinkin cuuute! I love it and I know what I'll be doing with the extra box of binder clips I have. Great... TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  35. What a cute holiday tradition. When we were kids, we could open one present on Christmas Eve. I don't know how Mom did it, but we always managed to pick the PJ's so our Christmas morning pictures featured new PJ's and not the threadbare ones we usually wore!

    I love those photoholders. You can also use the Christmas ones to hold the Christmas cards you receive. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  36. A great kid project for their Parents. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  37. that is a awesome idea, i never would have thought of using those clips for photo holders. great job

    ReplyDelete
  38. I am totally stealing your idea. What a perfect little gift for friends or stocking stuffers for some family members.

    Thanks,
    Shawn

    ReplyDelete
  39. Brilliant idea, never seen anything like it before,
    Thanks
    Hazel

    ReplyDelete
  40. So simple! Nice idea... thanks for sharing!

    I couldn´t leave comments in four blogs (Liliana, Ana, Irina and Natalie) but I enjoyed their projects too!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Sorry, I don´t know where to leave a comment in the Card Maker site...
    Do I need to have an account there?

    ReplyDelete
  42. love the photo holder Laura!!!! great idea!!

    ReplyDelete