Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christmas in July Cookin up Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to the CHRISTMAS IN JULY blog hop, hosted by the Cookin' Up Creations Master Chef Challenge Team! Nothing brings me more joy than Christmas shopping year round.  I am always thinking of what to give someone.  I think you will agree that some of the projects here might help you with your Christmas gift giving this year.  What greater treasure to give someone than something homemade from you especially for them.  Relatives enjoy seeing themselves in action and you can bring someone lots of love with your crafting skills.

 If you have been following the hop route, then you should have come from Sandy's blog  If not, and you would like to follow along the complete blog hop itinerary, please start at the Cookin' Up Creations Blog so you won't miss any of the fantastic projects and inspiration the "chefs" have cooked up for you.

I am so happy that you stopped by my blog.  I have something fun to share with you.  I found this 7 gypsies shadow box frame at Archivers a couple of weeks ago.  I turned it into my lil Christmas in July project.  Hope you like it!  I started with the basic wooden frame with 9 squares.
I added some pattern paper to the edges and sanded it down.

then I placed  photos on the back of it, so they show through the windows.
I added some embellishments and details of the event, then instead of placing it in a shadow box, I chose to keep it separate and display it on an easel.
Love the result!!  My granddaughter was happily surprized when she walked into my scraproom Sunday and saw herself on display.  Her face lit up with the cutest smile. 

I am also giving away a RAK, all you have to do if you choose is to leave a comment with your email address (so I can contact you).  Receive an additional entry if you become a follower of my blog!  My prize to you is a 12x12 Cherry limeade stack AND some 12x12 fabric paper.  WooHoo!!

I am the last on your blog hop today.  Thank you for stopping by!  If you would like to revisit any of the others, here is the order.









Our blog hop continues through Sunday evening, July 22.

And be sure to stop by the Cookin' Up Creations Forum for our CHRISTMAS IN JULY CROP this weekend, starting Friday, July 20 and continuing through Sunday, July 22. There will be more Christmas and holiday inspiration, challenges, and games.


Sandy said...

Oh my goodness Tamara! Now I know why you were so happy with your project. It's fabulous! I love everything about it.

And I am already a follower. My email is zbasmom at gamil dot com.

Barb Prendergast said...

Oh my gosh Tamara, that is gorgeous! and now I want to make one :)

I'm a follower! and you know where to find me :)

Theresa said...

That is so pretty, i am inspired now!

Annie - Cookin' Up Creations DT Member said...

Tamara - Your frame is beautiful. I have to make one of these. I am following you. my email is
Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

Beautiful project Ms. Tamara!!! I wish I could have seen the smile on Ms. Kalli's face when she saw it for the first time.

Rachel said...

Very cute!! Good instructions too ;)

Beth said...

Great frame. Wish we had that store around here! Looking forward to making some awesome Christmas projects from all the super ideas on the Blog Hop and on CUC!

Life's Creative Adventures said...

Oh I love this!!! I am now a follower.

Scrappyjo said...

Your Frame is beautiful!!! Wow!!

I am a follower of your blog!!

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

Beautiful,speechless.I'll following you!

silvia said...

Great frame!!!

Cropaddict said...

I love your project. I just signed up to follow you. I can be reached at cropaddict at cox dot net.

karen In Houston said...

Tamara I love, love your project and what a great way to display the special people in your life.
I also am a new follower of your blog.....

Sheng said...

Oh golly Tamara, what a really really adorable project!!!! I wouldn't have been able to finish it. Thank you for sharing with us.

I've become a follower of your blog :)

AlteredDiva said...

This project is REALLY cute! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!