Friday, July 15, 2011

Christmas In July Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop.  I'm happy you stopped by.  If you just came from visiting Bobbi at Rock Girl Custom Design, you are right on track.  If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along, please start over with our lovely hostess Lisa at Scrapping With Lisa.

This hop runs from July 15-17th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!   Please come back tomorrow to see what new projects we have created.  After all it's Christmas in July and who doesn't like Christmas.

In support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and Lisa's facebook page:
Have fun and enjoy all the wonderful projects created by some wonderful talented friends.

On to day 1.  I decided that each day would be different.  Today the post shows off gifts.  Who doesn't like getting gifts?!  I love making and receiving homemade gifts.  Ten times better!  The 2 I have today are fabulous and the rockin part....these gifts can be used for any occasion and they are super simple!

The first gift idea is a clutch that holds mini candles.  I found the template here.

Paper, ribbon and brad come from my stash
Flowers are I Am Roses and Recollections
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Cathedral Pines Green
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick

Another view.

I could fit 2 small candles placed on their sides.

The second project is something I found over with September Ninth.  Stop by her blog to check out the instructions.  And what would I be making today?!  Scrubs!  Perfect for gift giving!  So simple and the possibilities are endless.  Today I made hand scrub.
 I filled the container three quarters with sugar.  Laid a layer of the hand soap down.  Mixed everything together and tada....hand scrub!

This is what it looks like.  Smells fabulous!

Decorate it any way you like.
SoftSoap Cherry Blossom
Ziploc twist container
Everything is from my stash
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Rudolph's Nose Red
Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes stamp set
Stickles in Gold
Spellbinders Nestabilities-Small Oval and Small Scallop Oval
Stampin Up Classic Stamp Pad in Real Red

Another view.

Ok so onto some blog candy.  I will be giving three lucky winners a $10 gift card of their choice to either Michaels, Joanns or Hobby Lobby.  That's right, I said three winners.  One for each day.   To win, simply leave a comment and a way for me to reach you.  Obviously, commenting on each day will increase your chances.  I will put in extras entries if you become a friend on Facebook and become a follower of my blog.  I will be using Random. org and announce the winners on Wednesday, July 20th.

As we all know, Blogger has been unfriendly.  If you are having a problem becoming a follower, please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow where I will have a new project.

Have a fabulous day and continue hopping to April at Curls and Grins


Jackie said...

I love these ideas. thanks for the template spot. The bag is just to cute. I am a follower...

Amanda said...

Super cute! I am a follower of your blog and a fan on FB.

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Theresa said...

What great ideas, and thanks for sharing the link to the template. Follower here, and on FB.

Judy said...

These are fabulous ideas and I think I will try both as gifts this year! TFS! I am already a follower and fan...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Vicki said...

I would think the sugar would melt but there has to be something that prevents it..I love the idea tho and I am going to try it! :)
The clutch is a really cute gift wrap idea!
I am a follower and have done a friend request on your FB..:)

jennyplace2 said...

Great projects, I made that body scrub last year and it is just so wonderful. Love the candle holder container, supper cute. TFS!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ok, I soooo love your scrub! How simple, and what a fun idea! Never knew it was so easy! Thanks so much!
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

mjblahnik56 said...

Love the clutch purse. Am going to make that scrub too. am a follower. TFS

Shawnee said...

I love your purse and the sugar scrub is adorable. Thanks for sharing such great ideas.

Rachelle said...

wow awesome projects, I thought I stopped by but I guess I didn't..
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Cynthia Vanderhoek said...

I love the little clutch with the candles. Looks great, smells great with those Yankee Candles in there. Please enter me for friending you on FB, following you here and this comment. Will come back tomorrow to see more creations.

Cynthia Vanderhoek said...

My email address:

Mary D said...

Thanks for the great ideas and template link.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

What a great gift idea! TFS! :-)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great clutch! Love the scrub, such a nice gift idea!

Scrappin Melissa said...

Great projects! Love the sugar scrub idea! I may have to make some of that as gifts soon.
melissaseme at yahoo dot com

tluiz said...

New follower. Love these projects. Clutch is very cute. TFS

Cathy said...

Love the purse candle holder, thanks for template.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

vick6740 said...

Love both items!! Now Following!!

Jennifer said...

great ideas! The clutch is great!
craftycardgallery at gmail dot com