Saturday, March 26, 2011

Make Your Own Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Make Your Own Holiday Blog Hop! So excited!!!!

You should have arrived here from Patti at Short ‘N Scrappy at
. If you just stumbled across the hop, and you’d like to start at the beginning, hop over to Karelj’s blog at to start at the beginning. After my stop, you should head over to Kay Craig at 100 Things at

Karelj is offering an over-all blog candy for those who are hopping along with us. She thought it would be fun to have some holiday-themed candy for this hop--but, of course, made-up holiday items were hard to come by! She decided to do a whole bunch of *regular* holiday themed stamps for you to enjoy. From Fiskars, there is an assorted holiday set; there's an alphabet from All Night Media, a set of 100 plus clear stamps and a storage case from Family Memories, and 5 sets of clear stamps from various dollar bins in big box stores. How to win them? Follow along the blog trail, leaving a comment on each and every blog. On Monday, Karelj will ask her buddy Randy ( to select a blog number (from the list), a day (Saturday is one, Sunday is two), and a comment number from that blog. Please make sure you have left a reliable way to contact you (email is best, in the safe format of **** at **** dot com ) so you can be notified by her personally. If you don't, she’ll have to select another winner

1. Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity at

2. Janice at Cricut Confessions at

3. Summer and Jennifer at The Cricut Diaries at

4. Denine at Pumpkin and Spice at

5. Colleen at Col’s Creative Corner at

6. Mistyrose at Sweet Magnolia Rose at

7. Ellen at Card Monkey at

8. Rachel at Suburban Crafter

9. Monica at Scraps 2 Treasure at

10. Jen at Young’s Scrapping at

11. Becka at Creations With Becka at

12. Jamie at Glitter, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! at

13. Michelle at Peanut Butter and jelly Designs at

14. Celeste at Touched By A Butterfly at

15. Leah at Leah’s Card Designs at

16. Calie at Calie’s Creative Corner at

17. Audrey at It’s A Beautiful Life at

18. Bonnie at A Scrap Above at

19. Diane at Crafting This Moment at

20. Nicolette at Beyond Scrapping at

21. Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping at

22. Kathryn at Creations With Kathryn at

23. Yolie at Just Yolie, Just Create at

24. Patti at Short ‘N Scrappy at

25. Krista Orr at Scrapaleupagus at

26. Kay Craig at 100 Things at

27. Jane Hollon at Sneezy’s Ramblings at
My holiday is Favorite Things! I got the idea while watching Oprah's Favorite Things one year and ding went a light bulb. I wanted to do something with all my closest friends and came up with the idea of a Favorite Things Party.
Every year I invite my closest friends and we gather at my house. Everyone brings something that is their FAVORITE THING. Whether it be a candle, stationary, toe socks, fingernail polish, etc. They bring one for everyone. During the party we share why its our favorite thing and have a ton of stuff to take home at the end of the party! Everyone looks forward to it every year.
This year I've decided to do something a little different. We're doing our favorite things in the kitchen. They are all bringing their favorite dish to share with everyone AND an item to use in the kitchen. Here is the invite that I'm sending out. I can't wait to get together with all my gals.


Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

NICE holiday! I may just have to steal this idea!!!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

P.S. STOP BY MY BLOG this weekend for opportunity to win three different lots of BLOG CANDY. Top three posts detail it.

Jazmin said...

I love the traditon you have with your friends... I might have to steal that idea for me and my friends. And your card is gorgeous.


Lillian Child said...

I love this idea. YUM!

Sweetpea said...

great job and TFS fabulous simply fabulous

Sweetpea said...

great job and TFS fabulous simply fabulous

Sweetpea said...

great job and TFS fabulous simply fabulous

Gina Thornton said...

This is a FABULOUS idea!!! I too may have to stela it! What a great way to get together and share your favorite things!!!
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Tambo said...

OMG I think that I love this holiday the best. How creative and what a fun way to spend with friends. I would love to do this. Great job.
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Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

unique holiday.. LOVE IT! what a fun way to spend time with friends!
card is so cute! Love this cartridge.

Dorene said...

Wow, you really sparked my creative juices. Love the concept and may have to have one of those get-to-gethers myself.

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Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

great holidays
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Leah said...

Oh what fun!!!!! This is a great idea!!!


mitch1066 said...

What a fun idea!

Karen S. said...

Great holiday idea! Sounds like fun!

mitz said...

..ohhhhh my gosh....that is such a
kewl idea.. how do i become one of your friends ? LOL

cdm317 said...

What a happy theme for your holiday! I think it's a day I would enjoy celebrating with my favorite people!
c d m 317 a tya hoo do tc om

cdm317 said...

What a happy theme for your holiday! I think it's a day I would enjoy celebrating with my favorite people!
c d m 317 a tya hoo do tc om

iluvkatie74 said...

What a fantastic get together. I love it.

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doverdi said...

What a nice holiday idea & card! I've really enjoyed creating a holiday for this hop & a project to go along with it. TFS!

Michelle said...

This is a great idea i love it... I wish I had alot of friends that lived near me and I'd do this... it's a great idea.

I love the colors you used for the invite... it's very girly!!!


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Kristin said...

What a great idea! I think you may have a lot of people borrowing your idea!

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Karelj said...

Invite ME! What fun you're going to have---aside from all the great food! What a wonderful idea for a party! Thanks for hopping with me--you're among the best! Karelj

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

What a great tradition you started with your friends! I bet everyone looks forward to it. It will be fun when you change it up a little this year with your Favorite Kitchen Things.

Lisa said...

Love your holiday. That would be fun to do with my friends! Love your card too!

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Lisa R said...

What a great way to get together with friends! Love it. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

scrapperbecka said...

Cute card and your holiday sounds yummy

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silvia said...

Pretty card!!

Misty said...

LOL! Love it! Toe socks??

Hummer Hugs,
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Tamara said...

Very pretty card! TFS!
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marg0006 said...

Great idea!! Still playing catchup w/ day 1 of the blog hop.

Marcy S. said...

I loved your card and holiday. I am a new follower and thanks for sharing.

Marcy S.
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Anniebee said...

What a fabulous idea! I wonder if my girlfriends would be interested in doing something like this. Your invitation for this year's gathering is really cute. Wish I was invited! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

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Summer said...

Love the black and pink! TFS

Michelle said...

I was just making my way around the hop again incase anyone posted something new today.... I didn't want to miss any of you ladies crafty goodness.

mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

katieo said...

Fabulous idea. i am sure going to miss Oprah.
katieoscreations at gmail dot com

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

I love this idea, hope you have a great time, thanks for sharing.

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Anna said...

Great holiday!!! Great idea.
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A Scrap Above said...

Oh this is so cool! I love this HOliday, and your invite is sooo pretty!
ascrapabove at aol dot com

stampinlara said...

very cute, love the colors! Thanks for sharing and have FUN!