Saturday, November 5, 2011

Winter/Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Winter/Christmas Blog Hop Hosted by Paulette from Around the Block by Scrapalette.  If you're already following the hop, then you will have arrived here from HappyScrapper64 , but if you just happened to stop by my blog today, you can start at the beginning of the hop at  Around the Block With Scrapalette .
My project for today's hop was inspired by a sign I saw while shopping recently. The sign in the store was a simpler design with just a picture of a package and the sentiment. Still, I knew I needed to have one, because, I'm embarrassed to admit, I have been known to peek at a present or two over the years!
In the end my design ended up much more elaborate than the store sign and for once, it turned out just as I pictured it in my head!  The finished size is 12 X 14 so I had to make background paper to fit. I did this by alternating strips of lt and dk green card stock. At the seams I used a zig zag stamp and red glitter embossing.
The hand is from the Sentimentals cartridge. The original image was holding a card, which I simply cut out.  Some white lace was added to the sleeve cuff as was some small ric rac. A white button was embossed with gold embossing powder and a tiny pearl was added to the center.
The packages are from Jolly Holidays, pretty much used exactly as they are, except the top was cut from the larger package so that it could be "propped" open. All the images were cut twice and adhered together with foam tape for dimension. The letters are from the Elegant Cakes cartridge, welded with the Gypsy. They are cut in white then covered with Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter. For a fun final touch, I used a variety of white buttons to create a border. 
I also have some yummy blog candy up for grabs. To be eligible to win, simply leave me a comment on this post. Also, please be sure to leave me a way to contact you. I'll draw a winner on Tu, 11/8.
 Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoyed my project. Your next stop is Chris at Scrappin-Nanapuddin. Have a wonderful weekend!

55 comments:

Diane Hodrick said...

lol...love your sense of humor and this sign is too cute!

Cathy said...

I love it love it, I chuckled when I saw your card, not sure if it was guilt though that made me giggle.
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nancydianne said...

Love the idea of this card!

The Bug said...

Love your sign. I too get very tempted to peek and always have to remind myself not to ruin the surprise. Great job on your sign!
Hugs, Wini
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AllisonF (Goody Bag Diva) said...

really cute! love how you combined the images!!

Adele said...

Love your sign, so true for many of us LOL!!!
Hugs
Adele

Esther said...

Love the sign! The hand turned out beautifully. Great job!

Emerald said...

We could start a new group of "PEEKERS"! Now that my children have children, they still live with peekers (lol). Really like your details in your sign.
tfs

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Donna said...

Your sign is just adorable. Don't we all want a "peek"?? TFS

Donna C.
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Tammy said...

OH Maria I LOVE IT, all the buttons you put on there must have taken you awhile.

Brenda said...

Love your sign Maria, and the saying is perfect!

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Paper Memories4u said...

What a wonderful idea, it turned out great. So very creative! papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

Lilygirl said...

I Love the sign Maria!! Too funny I think I'll lift this and make one for dad as we have always had to hide the presents from him cause he peeks!! TFS!!

Kris Dietz said...

I love your sign! I have been known to peek a time or two myself (actually got caught as a kid and lost all my presents that year). Your sign made me laugh! TFS.

Kris
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Newbie2crafting said...

OH My GOODNESS!!! I LOVE this sign!!!! You did an outstanding job on it! I love all the details.

Dana
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cdm317 said...

This sign describes me to a "T", :)
I love everything about it! Fabulous!
Colleen (gonescrappin' C. Circle)

Lisa B said...

I love the sign - it turned out great. I can't believe how many buttons are on there!

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Vickie said...

Love your sign and the wording is sooo true.

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nanapuddin said...

Great job! love the little hand, so clever! I enjoyed hopping with you! hope you had fun at your crop today!
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Cindy said...

Love this!! So playful and fun!

Liz said...

So very creative! love the buttons.

Liz

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dknox614 said...

Love This! I need to make one for my 62yr old mother, who still peeks every year!lol

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Lisa said...

maria - what a great picture!!! love it! i peeked around your blog site too! you have lots of great stuff! I am your newest follower -- looking forward to seeing even more!!!

Lisa G
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Maria said...

Great project, and idea........

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craftaholic said...

HaHa..love the sense of humor you have!! Very cute and creative!! TFS!! I am already a follower here!!


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Brenda said...

Too cute!!

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Sherry said...

I adore your project. It's beautiful!!

Hope said...

That is too cute! Great Job :-)

Beth said...

Wonderful project. Thanks for the giveaway!
Beth
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Michele said...

Gorgeous card! love all the details, colors and textures.

Randee said...

Darling project! Love all the buttons & the sleeve the most. So creative. TFS ChelleBee
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mbchoj said...

Love the sign. I still peek! LOL
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scrapaholicjen said...

Your card is very creative - love it!
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Mrs. Green said...

This is wonderfully fantastic! I really love it!

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Melody Lane Designs said...

I peek too. :)

Debbie Goforth said...

Tooo stinking cute!! I love it!

Mona said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing!

Crafty Teacher said...

I love it!! (and I admit I peek sometiems too but shhh don't tell my DH! )

:)TFS!
:)Khrista

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scubascrapper brandi said...

Love it...and love that you admit to peeking; I mean don't we all? I quit at age 12 because I ruined Christmas for myself because I peeked LOL!

bird said...

Very cute card thanks for sharing.

Hrvatica said...

Your sign is too cute. The details are amazing.

Karen S. said...

Great project! I love the buttons! Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

pattyk said...

Beautiful sign--Love the buttons--I peek too!!!!millierose651@aol.com

Lady Fair said...

Your sign is over-the-top cute! Love the layering you did on the sleeve with the lace and the ric rac. I'm a new follower and a big fan!

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Carolyn/MamaC said...

How cute! I love to peek, too! Great project!
Carolyn
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Leanne said...

Love your sign idea! When haven't we peeked?!!!

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Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so cute!!! I love how you added the buttons down the side and the sentiment is awesome! Thank you so much!
Lisa
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Stampin' Meg said...

My goodness- how cute is this-I love the lil peekey hand!

Sandie Oxley said...

SOOO cute... I love the saying.

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RockinRenee said...

What a cute sign! I like that you made it more elaborate. The ruffle on the sleeve is a great touch! It's been great hopping with you!

Jennifer said...

Hi Maria,

Your sign is SUPER CUTE!!! :) And I love all the buttons!

Thanks so much for sharing (and for the chance to win such yummy goodies!),

Jennifer
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KathyJo said...

I love your sign. I am a peeker too.

Michelle said...

Love it Maria - may need to make a sign like this, I admit I can be a bit of a peeker too.

Jasmine Wilmany said...



So cute!


Hugs and Blessings!

Jasmine Wilmany

I'm a Cricut Circle member too!



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