Friday, July 24, 2015

Christmas In July Blog Hop!! July, 25 & 26 2015

Welcome to Day 1 of the Christmas in July Blog Hop!!

Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas. Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two and even a couple great decorating ideas.

We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year.

We would like to say a HUGE THANKS to Debra Groh!

and she is giving away

This great prize package includes: Whisper White & Calypso Coral card stock, Washi Tape trio, Versa Mark Ink Pad, the Mosaic & Large Flowers Punches.

Please email Debra with your order to receive the proper discount.

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs. That's it! It really is easy. Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too.

Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).

Now on with the hop!

You should have arrived here from Haidee~

Let me now share my project. I love altering objects so I decided to decorate a wooden sleigh by Art Minds. Last year during the holiday season I picked it up with the intention of decorating it. Well you know how the holidays go and time waits for no one. That is one of the reasons I decided to participate in this hop!! This year I am a few steps ahead of the game.

First I painted the sleigh with chalkboard paint. After it dried I cut out the saying with oracal 631 vinyl using my silhouette cameo machine. The saying came from the silhouette store. Once the saying was cut, I removed the negative parts. Then I used clear contact paper to transfer the saying onto the sleigh. This process is very easy but can be tricky. Patience is a must!!! Once the image was transferred, I added some embellishments, sealant and it is all done. Ready to be placed anywhere in the home or given away as a present. If anyone in your family or even you are a Georgia Bulldog fan or just a fan of black, red and white, then this is the perfect present!!

Your next stop is Alicia~

If you have any questions on supplies or techniques used, please leave a comment or send me a message and I will gladly answer them. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment and follow all the blogs for your chance to win the fabulous prize package!

Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way~


A Card A Day Challenge Blog ~



Kim ~





Sandy~ http://


Sharondalyn~you are here~




Be sure to hop tomorrow too for even more great holiday projects and ideas. You can start tomorrow at Theresa's blog