Friday, December 14, 2012

Welcome to the "Reason For the Season" blog hop. We're happy to have you all here with us today to celebrate the reason for the season. Each blogger will have their own interpretation of their reason for the season, and I hope that you find loads of creative inspiration along the way. 

We have an amazing line up of crafty ladies, as well as a generous amount of  awesome sponsors to help make this blog hop an amazing one!!

**To be eligible to win any of the giveaways in the hop today, you will need to comment on each blog in the hop and become a follower of all blogs in the hop as well. It is not a requirement, but I do kindly ask you to show our sponsors lots of love on their blogs and/or Facebook fan pages thanking them for their generosity in sponsoring this hop. I will have a link below to each sponsor's store, as well as their blog and Facebook fan page if applicable.**

I want to thank ALL of our sponsors so very much for their generosity. I appreciate each and every sponsor we have today and thank them a million times over!

Here are our AMAZING sponsors!!  It's a long list! 

Peachy Keen 
PK has sponsored a face stamp package ($25 value) 
PK Store - Click HERE
PK Blog - Click HERE
PK Fan Page - Click HERE

Timeless Twine
Timeless Twine has spnosored a 100 yd party pack
Timeless Twine Store: Click HERE
Timeless Twine Blog: Click HERE

Timeless Twine Fan Page: Click HERE

Unity Stamp Co. 
Unity has sponsored 10 Itty Bitty stamps
I'm doing 2 winners (5 stamps each)
Unity Store: Click HERE
Unity Blog: Click HERE
Unity Fan Page: Click HERE

Pazzles has sponsored a tool kit (1 winner)
Pazzles Website: Click HERE
Pazzles Fan Page: Click HERE

Xyron has sponsored 2 mega runners - 2 winners
Xyron Store: Click HERE
Xyron Fanpage: Click HERE

Make the Cut 
Make the Cut has sponsored one a copy of their program (1 winner)
MTC Website: Click HERE 
MTC Fan Page: Click HERE 

Pink by Design 

Pink by Design has sponsored a stamp set to 1 winner 
PBD Store - Click HERE
PBD Blog - Click HERE
PBD Fan Page - Click HERE

3 Girl Jam 
3 Girl Jam has sponsored a $15 GC to their store.  
3GJ Store - Click HERE
3GJ Blog - Click HERE
3GJ Fan Page - Click HERE

The Beary Scrap
The Beary Scrap has sponsored a prize package. 
TBS Store: Click HERE
TBS Fan Page: Click HERE
TBS Blog: Click HERE

Jen Shorey
Jen sponsored this stamp set (1 winner)
Jen's Blog: Click HERE

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs 
LSHD sponsored a $20 GC to her store (1 winner)
LSHD Website: Click HERE
LSHD Fan Page: Click HERE

Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Bugaboo has sponsored 10 images to one winner
Bugaboo Store: Click HERE


Gel-a-tins prize to be determined by Gel-a-tins
Store: Click HERE
Fan Page: Click HERE

The Scrapbooking Queen

TSQ Blog - Click HERE

My Creative Time
MCT has sponsored a super cute stamp set(1 winner)
MCT Store: Click HERE
MCT Fan Page: Click HERE
MCT Blog: Click HERE

Scrapadoodles Scrapbooking 
Scrapadoodles sponsored this super cute stack (1 winner)
Scrapadoodles Fan Page: Click HERE

Kristi W. Designs 

Kristi W Designs has spnosored a $25 GC to her store (1 winner)
KWD Store: Click HERE
KWD Fan Page: Click HERE

Your Next Stamp
YNS sponsored a stamp set (1 winner)
YNS Store: Click HERE
YNS Blog: Click HERE
YNS Fan Page: Click HERE

Charms 24/7
24/7 Charms donated this awesome set above (1 winner) 
24/7 FB Group - Click HERE

Lucy  - Close to my Heart Consultant
Lucy has sponsored some fun Glitter Gels (1 winner)
Lucy's CTMH website: Click HERE 
Lucy's Blog: Click HERE 
Lucy's Fan Page: Click HERE

Scraptastical Kreations 
SK $20 GC to the store (1 Winner) 
SK Website: Click HERE
SK Fan Page: Click HERE

NOW... let's get on to the hop!!!

Here is the complete line up: 

Nancy {you are here}

If you're coming from Kristy's blog, then you're on the right track. If you just happened to stop by my blog today, be sure to head on back to Kristy's blog and hop from the beginning.

For my project I made an ornament for the tree. I used a Bugaboo digi image, colored with Prisma Color pencils, and made one of these fun star ornaments that have been popping up all around to attach it to. I spritzed it with a gold shimmer and kind of wish I hadn't or at least had taken a photo before since I'm not too thrilled with how it looks on my image. I don't think it's too noticeable in the picture, lesson learned there, lol.

The first place that I've seen this ornament made was my friend Ceci's blog. She has a link there if you'd like to know how it's made. I switched mine up a little for this project so it laid a little flatter so I could apply the image.

Secondly, I've made this adorable card using the "Reason for the Season" file from Scraptastical Kreations. I used the print feature on my cameo and made the shaped card by outlining the image, then used the offset tool to create the shape. I then mirrored the image and welded them together. Voila!

Now it's time for you to head on over to Cally Ann

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today, and we all hope that you were filled with loads of Christmas joy, as well as loads of inspiration!

~there's always a story
Nancy :)


  1. Both of your projects are adorable! The ornament is so pretty and unique and I love the stitching on your card. I'm a new follower. :)


  2. Some things just don't need glimmer! LOL Great job!

  3. Love your projects!!!!

  4. Your ornament and card are so adorable! I am happy to be a follower of your blog!:)

  5. Fabulous creations for the blog hop, and just love your blog.


  6. Your ornament and card are adorable, great work! Thanks for sharing

  7. Cute projects! The ornament is beautiful. (You don't notice any shimmer in the picture.) Your card is awesome. May have to lift that. ;-)


  8. both are so cute...i love them


  9. Hi There and love your Ornament and card. I became a Stampin up Demo and made one of theirs, They are so much Fun!! Thanks for sharing and I am now one of your newest followers!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  10. I LOVE that ornament and the card is fabulous!!! I think I'm gonna have to find some time to do one of those ornaments!! : )


  11. What a sweet ornament! I love the card too! ~Jen

  12. i love your sweet projects. Thanks for sharing!


  13. Your ornament is fabulous.. I think I will scraplift this one for next year.. Hope you don't mind..

  14. Beautiful projects! Love the hop so far!
    <3 Pam

  15. Nancy! Your card and ornament are awesome! Great job!!!

  16. What a cute ornament! I love using Prisma color pencils! And I love your card!!

  17. Super cute ornament,I will have to try and make one myself. Love the card... great job! TFS I'm one of your newest followers :)

  18. wow, these are both great projects!! love that ornament!


  19. The ornament is just adorable and sweet card hugs Nikki C

  20. What a beautiful ornament; the stitching is fabulous! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas! :)

  21. Both are just lovely! Great hop!

    Thanks for sharing!
    cleosan52 at yahoo dot com

  22. Beautiful ornament and card Nancy... Love them :))

  23. Both projects are delightful. I really enjoyed seeing how you colored and designed the ornament. So adorable! :-)

    westfamily at mlode dot com

  24. Love them. They are both so cute. The ornament is very pretty. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  25. fab projects, thanks for sharing.

  26. Nancy your creations are beautiful! You did an excellent job!
    Deb C

  27. Love the ornament wilkl have to try that one The card is awesome I love it!!
    Big Blog Hugs Janet

  28. Lovely ornament! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Two very nice projects. I really love the ornament! Great job!

  30. Love shaped cards and your has the true meaning of Christmas.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  31. Love the papers and image you chose for this adorable ornament and the card is super fabulous! I love that design!

  32. Wonderful ornament and beautiful card! Just loving this blog hop and great holiday inspiration!


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