Saturday, July 19, 2014

HIMCR #158 Christmas in July and . . .

That's right . . . not only is it time for a new challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room, but we are also having a "Christmas in July" blog hop with prizes for both from Laurie at HIMCR and prizes for the blog hop from some of the design teams (a complete line-up is listed at the end of this post).  So make sure you go to each blog and follow any instructions they may have to be eligible for their prize(s). . . . and make sure you follow any instructions from HIMCR in order to eligible for the main "Blog Hop" prize(s).

You should have arrived here from the ever-talented Melanie's blog, "Afternoon Scrapper". But if you have stumbled upon this blog hop and would like to participate, please go back to the beginning by clicking HERE.

Okay, since this is both a blog hop and a challenge, I will start with the challenge. This week's challenge theme is "Christmas in July" (or whatever holiday you celebrate in December). Regular challenge rules still apply. You have till Saturday, July 26th at 2am PST to get your projects in to be eligible for the challenge prize.  For the blog hop, you will also have till Saturday, July 26th at 2am PST to hop along and follow any instructions HIMCR and the blogs may have.

For some inspiration, here's a Christmas CAS (clean and simple) card I put together using some of my all-time favorite papers from PaperTemptress:

The papers I used from PaperTemptress are Jupiter Red mica/metallic paper, White Crepe (Ruche) paper, and White Leather paper.  And I used Iridescent Cryogen White paper for my card base.
Here's a close-up showing the wonderful textures of the papers:

 Here's a better one showing the GREAT texture of the 
White Leather paper (and it really does have the "feel" of leather:

Other items I used for this card was a snowflake die from Taylor Expression, "Holly Jolly" pearlized brads by TPC Studios and a stamp from "A Wee Christmas" by Fresh Squeezed Stamps.

Now let's get to the really important items . . . PRIZES from Up in the Night with Kat. LOL  I will be giving away three (3) prizes - "A Wee Christmas" stamp set by Fresh Squeezed Stamps (with a few extra goodies I'll throw in before sending out) and two $10 gift certificates to winners' favorite digi store.  
To be eligible for my prizes, you must:
(1) Be a follower OR become a follower
(2) Follow any instructions at HIMCR 
(3) Comment here that you have done

I will draw names from those who qualify and post the winner's on Monday, July 28th.

Your next stop is to the AMAZING Sue's blog "Sue's Paper Crafts".  If you get lost or need to go back to a blog, below is a list of all the blog hop stops (in order).

Samantha - Designs by Sammy

Melanie - Afternoon Scrapper

Kathy - Up in the Night with Kat <<<You are HERE

Sue - Sue's Paper Crafts <<</Go HERE next

Gracie CH - Graciellie Design

Laurie (me!) - Hiding in My Craft Room ------- Don't forget to 
come back here to link up your creation

Remember, you have until Saturday, July 26th 2am PST to get  your comments in for the blog hopt and/or get your projects in for the "Christmas in July" challenge.  Can't what to see what everyone creates this week.

Till the next time I'm up in the night.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes


Desire Fourie

A gorgeous CAS design and I love the embossing.
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Sunshine HoneyBee

Especially like the texture of the paper. I'm a new follower. Thanks for giveaway chance. Also, wanted to let you know you can enter CraftyHazelnuts Christmas Ch#186 Layer It Up. I won a prize at the challenge there last wk. Please let her know I sent you w/ a comment in her comments section.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"


This is a beautiful Christmas card - The texture is lovely and the snowflake is grand- have a blessed week and thank you so much for the HOP! Happy Day


LOVE your BEAUTIFUL car. I can see why you like the paper it is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
{already a Google follower}

Heather Comeaux

Beautiful card!!!

vinita jain

Beautiy lies in a simple CAS card!!! Truly love to see the different papers you used. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn S.

Gorgeous card! Love the CAS look. I am a google follower.

Creative M

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! New follower...
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*


I love the CAS style and your card is perfect! I'm your newest follower. xxD


Great card. Very clean and simple are sometimes the best! Love that textured paper too.


simple very elegant card. I love the simplicity of the card.


Nice card, love the textured paper!


Love it Simple and stylish!! Cheers Jennie

I'm a Little Teapot

Holy smokes! What a fabulous card. I really like how you chose the different textured white papers..especially the leather.
CAS is tough and you made an amazing CAS card. I bet it will be CASED by many crafters.

KT Fit Kitty

Gorgeous card - love your glittery snowflake! The textured paper is very nice!

(AJ) ArtJypsy

Fabulous Christmas card. Love your CAS approach and color scheme.

Vickie ODell

Kathy, the textures of your papers make this card amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards

Such a beautiful clean and simple card. I like the textured paper. AJ

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