Friday, July 19, 2013

RCS Christmas in July Blog Hop

Just because there's not snow on the ground, doesn't mean Christmas can't be celebrated a few months early! Happy Christmas in July, everyone, and welcome to Red Carpet Studio's Christmas in July blog hop!

If you're unfamiliar with Red Carpet Studio, we're a challenge blog that challenges crafters to create projects inspired by movies! Right now we offer alternating weekly card and layout challenges, but starting in September we'll be opening up our challenges to any types of projects that fit our theme, as well as extending the duration of the challenges to biweekly to give you awesome crafters more time to create and play along! We're also having a design team call!

Now onto my project................
I did a Christmas layout for our family this year.  Christmas and all its wonder is a very special time of year for me.  When I was growing up, my mom and dad always make it a big thing for us kids.  You know the saying that we didn't have much, but we kids never knew it.  Well, that was my family.  My mom was a whiz at finances and we always had a great Christmas.  Decorations were up early, sometimes at Halloween, and the tree was light as dusk and stayed on until sunrise.   One of the fondest memories I have is watching "White Christmas" with my daddy.  There are just so many emotions rolled up into that movie for me. 

And the traditions that my parents started with us are being passed on to my children, along with a few more.  =)    And I want to capture every moment, on camera, and scrap it!

I used a paper from the Bo Bunny Mistletoe paper pack.   I really didn't need to embellish it much. 

I used my marker holder with my cameo and drew the 'header'.... I think it just adds to the wording on the paper already. 
The upper right corner was I used a stamp from a not yet released set from Get Inky!   I colored the light bulbs with Candy Cane Stickles. 
The year die cuts were bleh...So....I dressed them up with a bit of Rock Candy Distress Stickles. 

And of course we have some wonderful sponsors giving away gifts to those who are a follower of Red Carpet Studio (either through Google Reader or Blog Lovin') and comment on EVERY stop of the hop!

$5 Gift Certificate

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5 Digis of Winner's Choice

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday July 23rd along with the winners of our Action Wobble challenge!

Your next stop is Robin's blog.

Happy Hopping!


  1. fabulous LO Tonya. It will look stunning once your Christmas photo is in place.

  2. Great job, Tonya. I really do love the night before christmas header you did.

  3. Wonderful LO Tonya! Love all the elements you included.

  4. Love the way you are all ready for your Christmas photos!!! Way to go!!!

  5. Great page, love all of the embellishments!! Great idea to write a phrase with the Cameo ;)

  6. Wonderful layout. White Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie.

  7. great layout Tonya

    love all the stickles accents


  8. Fabulous LO - love that the paper list all the reindeer! Wonderful! TFS

  9. Love the stickles used on the lights! Very pretty layout!

  10. I like the little touches of Stickles, but the hand written lyrics are the best! Great LO.

  11. Wonderful layout. Especially like the sparkle on the light bulbs & handwriting. I do calligraphy and like when people use their own handwriting of any kind because it makes it more personal.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  12. I love your layout. Very cute. And look at you teasing me with that cute Get Inky stamp. TFS

  13. Love the fact that you are so prepared!

  14. Great layout. You did such of good job of bringing together different types of elements.

  15. Love your layout and all its fabulous details! :)


  16. I love your lay out!!! The way you did the title is amazing. I didn't know you could write like that. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Cute layout :) Love the stamp you used too!


  18. cute Christmas tree and lights!!! :)