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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christmas In July Blog Hop -- Day 3... A Frenzy of Cards... and a Conspiracy.

Welcome to Day 3 of the Christmas In July Blog Hop!! 


***Please note:  This post was scheduled to post yesterday morning...  Somehow, it did not.  However, because I promised a "Day 3" post, I still wanted to add it in for those who wanted to see all four days of posting...  Thanks for stopping by!!***

Lynda from Memories In Tyme has organized a wonderful hop for you this weekend -- At each stop along the way you'll get ideas for Christmas cards, layouts, gifts and more!!  With the economy as it is right now, we're all looking for ways to save money -- what better way to save money than by making wonderful things for your friends and family?  Lynda is also offering a $25 gift card to use at any store as a GRAND PRIZE (there are LOTS of stops along the way that will be offering Blog Hop Candy as well!!)...  If ya want to win, here's what you need to do:
  • Leave a comment on every blog on the hop
  • Become a follower of each blog on the hop
So let's get started!!  If you've hopped over from the super-sweet JENNIFER, then you are in the right place! If you've just popped in to visit my blog from your dashboard or are reading this via email and would like to join the FUN, please click HERE to start at the beginning...  because the beginning is always the best place to start!! :)  Remember, several stops along the way will be offering up Blog Candy goodness (in addition to Lynda's Grand Prize), so be sure to visit everyone (you'll find the full list of participants at the bottom of this post)...

***Please note: This is a FOUR-DAY hop -- You can come back EACH day for additional chances in the drawing!!  Simply leave a comment on the posts for each day for EXTRA chances to WIN!!***

For today's project, I decided to revisit some of the Christmas cards I made last year...
The ornament is attached to the card only at the top, so it swings back and forth (much like the ornaments on my tree do when The-Peaches-Cat paws at them for his own amusement)...




If a reindeer came a-caroling at my house, I'd be sure to offer him some figgy pudding...  Everything about this card makes me smile. :)
I've said it before and I'll say it again -- Glitter makes EVERYTHING better!! :)  The-Turtle-Cat agrees...  Though we are all quite happy that it is NOT snowing outside. :)
Wally-world put all of their Cricut Lite cartridges on sale...  What better time to pick up the "Meow" Cricut Lite cartridge?  This is actually supposed to be a clothesline, but this is exactly where I would find The-Snickers-Cat if we tried to hang stockings on the mantle...  :)
And finally, what better reason for the season is there???  This is probably my favorite card from last Christmas...Nothing beats the simplicity of remembering the real reason to celebrate.

I recently learned about an organization called The Advent Conspiracy...  I had heard a few people discussing this idea, and I really was intrigued...  For several years, we've tried to downsize the 'present/gift' part of Christmas and upsize the 'present/time' part of it...  If you're really looking to reduce your monetary investment in Christmas (and eliminate the credit card bills that follow), consider giving your 'presence' this Christmas -- volunteer at a soup kitchen, visit a nursing home, go Christmas caroling...  The best reward for your time is the enjoyment of spending time with others who will appreciate your presence...  And if you're wanting to do something even BIGGER...  Check out what The Advent Conspiracy has to say...


If you cannot see the video above, you can watch it by CLICKING HERE...

Now, before I send you off to your next stop on the hop...  What's a hop without some CANDY???  I have a collection of Christmas Card-making supplies to send out to one fabulous and festive winner!! :) 

To be eligible for my blog candy:
  • Please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment answering the question: "What is your FAVORITE Christmas song?"!!
For additional entries for the candy
  • You may 'like' my Facebook page (click HERE)...
  • Share a link to this post on your Facebook wall or via Twitter (give me a mention @LoveToCropAmy) or even your own blog (remember to leave a link)...
  • Subscribe via Email by entering your email in the box above (be sure to confirm your subscription).  
Please leave an additional comment for each 'extra' entry you complete....  If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back after Wednesday, July 27th to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)


Thank you SO MUCH for stopping in to see my project today!!  I hope you are enjoying the Christmas in July Blog Hop!!   :)  Be sure to stop back by TOMORROW for TWO MORE Christmas In July Blog Hop posts -- One for Day 4 of this one and one for Jazzy's Christmas In July!!  (more prizes!!)...

Did you miss a day of the hop?  Catch up using the links below for MAXIMUM chances to WIN my Blog Hop Candy!! :)

And now you're off to the delightful Margie of My Sweet Tater who has a WONDERFUL project to share with you!! :)

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone :)





Memories In Tyme


Amy  <<< YOU ARE HERE!! :)
Margie  <<< Go here NEXT!!

16 comments:

Amanda said...

love the cards, especially the hanging kitty! thanks! prhmangel@gmail.com

Amanda said...

i like your fb page! prhmangel@gmail.com

Amanda said...

i subscribe via email! prhmangel@gmail.com

Mary D said...

Love your cards.
thanks!

Mary D said...

Liked your facebook page

Mary D said...

I am a follower and also via e-mail

Vicki said...

Love the cards!~! I am hoping to make mine this year...
My favorite fun Christmas song is "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas!" and my favorite spiritual CHristmas song is Beautiful Star of Bethlehem..

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http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/

am a follower! :)

Just A Pac Rat said...

My favorite Christmas song is "Come on ring those bells". Learned it in Choir (blah, blah) years ago, and never stopped singing it. Just love it!

Love your cards too, especially Rudolph. TFS

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Eva said...

love the cards...the free swinging ornament is awesome. oh and white Christmas :~)

Eva :0)
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Cyndi S said...

Love your cards. The caroling reindeer is absolutely adorable.
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Cathy said...

I am a follower, I love all your cards, the carroling dear is adorable. My favorite song is Oh holy night.'
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Tami B. said...

Oh my dear, these really are fantastic. I especially love the reindeer, (how can you help but smile at that one) and of course the sweet nativity.
Like you, we've been changing our usual gifting lately and started buying farm animals. Did that get your attention? We "gift" each other by actually buying farm animals thru Samaritan's Purse for needy people in other countries. Last year it was goats & chickens, not sure what it's going to be this year.

Anniebee said...

Ohhhh, these cards are sooo cute! Thanks for emailing me to let me know that you had fixed the glitch that prevented me from seeing these during the hop. I'm so glad I came back to see them. I love, love, love all of them! I love the Advent Conspiracy thing too...

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are so great! I think I will be making the adorable reindeer this year!

My favorite song is Frosty the Snowman, I think because it is also my favorite Xmas movie!

Pendra said...

Your cards are so darling!! I am a follower!
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Faith Abigail Designs said...

Hi, Amy! I just wanted to let you know that we've featured your adorable kitty-themed Christmas card on this week's edition of Fantabulous Friday on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog! Congrats on a wonderful project!

 
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