Sunday, 15 December 2013

December 15 2013 Blog Hop

Welcome to our December Blog Hop featuring creations  that we plan to give as gifts this Christmas.   To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at If you came from Carol of then you are in the right place! 

I decided to try my hand at the Christmas Trees that graced the Holiday Sparkle and Shine mini catalogue as gifts for a few of my clients that I see regularly. It took me considerably longer than two hours per tree, but hopefully if I make more they will go much quicker.

Products used to create these Christmas trees:
C1567 My Acrylix Santa Claus
Z7176B Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks Pad
Z1861 Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection
Z1829 Black & Grey Glimmer Paper
Z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z1907 Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-Pack
Z1311 1 1/4 " Circle Punch
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection
Cricut Craft Room (Software) used to adjust the diameter of the circles while not changing the size of the pleats.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Brandy of
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog at, as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in the New Year when we will be featuring some of the products that will be retiring, so if you see anything you would like to create, this could be your last opportunity to purchase them.  We hope you will join us again on January 15th, 2014.


  1. Wow, you made 3 of those, I haven't even had the time to make one yet.

  2. Great job on the beautiful trees!

  3. Your trees are gorgeous. I only had time for one but you have a lot of patience ! Nicely done.

  4. great job on the trees! love them.

  5. Thank you everyone for your generous comments.

  6. These tree's are really cute with the Gingerbread Houses . . .I've been afraid to try these trees ...might have give them a try.

  7. Your trees turned out great! I will have to try this project.

  8. Your trees look great... you have way more patience than I do!


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