Saturday, November 05, 2011

Winter Christmas Themed Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Winter/Christmas Themed Blog Hop celebrating our favorite time of the year.  This Blog Hop is hosted by Paulette, from Around the Block with Scrapalette.  You can start at the beginning of the hop at

My projects for the hop are a gift bag and an advent calendar.  The gift bag was bought at Michaels, and the background paper is from Hobby Lobby, while all the cardstock is Bazzill.  I cut the snowman from the Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cricut cartridge at a height of 6 inches.  The advent calendar is a calendar of drawers from I believe Karen Foster, and the patterned paper used to decorate it was bought at a local scrapbooking store.  Here are my projects:

I do have some blog candy to give away!  I have a cute little stamp set, and here it is:
In order to be eligible, you must leave a comment on this post and include a way to contact you.  Although it's not required, I'd love for you to become a follower is you aren't already.  I will draw the winner on Sunday night around 7 pm EST using

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop is Maria,

In case you lose your way, here is the entire Blog Hop list:

1. Paulette at

2. Debbie at

3. Carolyn at

4. Brenda at

5. Maria at

6. Chris at

7. Cindy at

8. Michele at

9. Lisa at

10. Dana at

11. Nancy at

12. Madylyn at

13. Wini at

14. Renee at

15. Tammy at

16. Debbie at

17. Kim at

18. Brandi at

19. Sharon at

20. Liz at


  1. What a great gift bag! I love that you took a basic bag and made is special! Your advent calendar is amazing also - Great job!
    Hugs, Wini

  2. Love your projects Brenda, great choice of colours

  3. I just love that snowman - I may have to breakdown and get that cart some day. The bag and the advent calendar turned out fantastic.

    Phantom Rink Rat

  4. Brenda, I'm going to have to try your idea for advent. Thanks for sharing. papermemories4u@

  5. Your gift bag is super cute and the advent calender is great, I'd love to find the box you used...on the hunt!! TFS!!

  6. Great projects! I love the snowman on the gift bag and I really love that advent calendar! You have given me some inspiration with your projects. Thank you.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  7. Love all your projects especially the advent calendar. Great job.


  8. Great projects! I really love the Advent calendar. The paper is lovely! TFS
    If you should pick my name, please re-draw as I already own the wonderful stamp set you are giving away!

  9. Cute projects. Love the advent calendar. I want to make one--I need to get going and find one....

  10. Love the advent calendar...thanks for the inspiration!

  11. what great projects! I really like your snowman bag -- super cute!!!!

    Lisa G

    stop by & check out my giveaway!

  12. Great projects love the calendar.

  13. Hi Brenda,
    Thanks for sharing your awesome creations the bag is very cute! Love them both! I am a follower and circle member!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  14. Nice advent calendar. I keep saying I am going to make one of these. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Great projects! The gift bag is adorable

  16. cute bag and I love the advent calendar. I'm a new follower.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

  17. Your projects are awesome! Love all of the Santa's on the advent calendar, looks really neat.
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  18. That advent calendar is great. I have one of those. I really need to just pull out it and make it. Yours looks great!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

  19. Love your projects!

    Debbie @

  20. Just love your snowman gift bag! Thanks for sharing.


  21. What a great idea for dressing up a plain bag!! I am going to have to try an advent calendar...maybe this year is the year to do it LOL!!

  22. So fun! I am loving that advent calender! Already a follower! TFS!

  23. Love your projects! The bag is sooo cute.

  24. Cute projects! Love the gift bag!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

  25. Two eery nice projects I especially like the advent calender. thanks

  26. Love the gift bag, the snowman is so cute. I really like how you decorated the advent calendar, that takes a combination and designing talent and patience!


  27. What a sweet little tag and the calendar is just wonderful! Great projects!

  28. I love the advent calendar and I know your kids will too!

  29. Thanks for giving me the idea of using a plain bag and dressing it up.

  30. oops forgot to leave my email

  31. Love your advent calendar! I have wanted to make one for years but it is still on my to do list. It's been great hopping with you!

  32. Awww very cute projects I love the snowman and the advent calendar! I am a new follower, come follow me back if you get a chance!

  33. Love your projects, I really love the advent calendar. TFS!


Thank you for your comments! They are very inspiring and appreciated!