Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holly Jolly Blog Hop - Day2

Welcome back to day2 of our Holly Jolly Blog Hop. Thank you to all of you that came out to hop with us last night. I'm happy to see that you enjoyed day 1. I hope you are ready for more :)

Before I continue on, I want to remind you that you must hop along to every blog in order to qualify for the 3 Grand Prizes. Our Sponsors for the hop are Scrapadabadoo (a scrapping care package), Sarah Pink Cricut (a new holiday stamp set) and Always Crafting (the Mystery Prize-Peachy Keen Certificate).

You should be hoping over from Sandra's blog. Since I'm the last stop you can stay here and then loop around until you come back.

For my 2nd project, I decided to create a DVD cover. I know that during the holidays people like to send out newsletters to their friends and relatives. I decided that a DVD version of a newsletter would be a nice upgrade. So I will be creating a DVD for my sister. I will compile all videos and pictures of my niece and create a movie for her. This way she can have something to look back at in the future years.

Picture 1: Front of the Project

Picture 2: For my main image I used this cutie from Twinkle Toes. I just realized that she has a big head. They all do, Lol. But they are still super cute!!! I drew the face in myself. I was going for a peachy keen look. I also used a couple of my Prismacolor Pencils to shade in her skin tone. From time to time I like to use my pencils on my cuts. I find that it can give it a new look. I made a mini tutorial on how you can use your color pencils with your cricut cuts here.  Other carts used were Lacy Labels, Mickey Font and Winter Frolic. The sentiment reads, "Sweet Memories".
Picture 3: Final Product

I am the last stop on this hop. Tank you for hoping with us last night and this morning. I hope that you enjoyed our projects and walked away with plenty of new ideas for your holiday gifts. If you are interested in looking at a few more ideas, here are some projects I have worked on:
Altered Project, Bookmark, Gift Wrapping Ideas One and Two.

Remember: In order to qualify for the grand prizes you must leave bloggy love on every stop. You have until midnight Eastern Standard Time on Sunday 12/12. All winners will be announced on/or after Monday.

**For my personal blog candy of the day, I am offering 10 cuts from the Twinkle Toes cartridge. You don't have to be a follower but I would love it if you would be. I have plenty of projects I would love to share with you. Im hoping to have another project for you tomorrow.

In case you come across a broken or missing link, here is the lineup:
Jess (ME)

For Day1 of the hop, scroll down. Come back again and Thanks for stopping by!!

80 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, what a fabulous idea! MUCH better than a Christmas letter. ADORABLE! xxD

ScrappingStephanie said...

Jess, this is a fantastic idea. Never thought of it. Love the cover for you CD. Thank you so much for all your help and co-hosting with me:)

Hugs,
Stephanie

Lesley from WI said...

What a wonderful idea and very unique. Love it. Thanks for sharing and had a great time visiting everyone on the hop!

Erika Valdez said...

so so cute! I really wanted the twinkle toes cart but there was no more :( as soon as it hits the store I am gonna buy it!! TFS

Erika

Jamie said...

very cute.. love the pinks and the cut is adorable. tfs.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Darlene said...

aww!! she is just too cute! what a great idea! TFS

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Stephanie said...

Aww, very sweet and such a great idea!

jennyplace2 said...

What a great Christmas treasure this will be for your sister, TFS

Tanya said...

Such an awesome idea! Love how the cover tuned out!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Tami B. said...

The DVD is a great idea and the hop was a lot of fun. Thanks to all the ladies for their hard work.

Lillian Child said...

You gals are just too creative - what a unique idea! Thanks so much for sharing and this hop was so much FUN!!

Lavender Angel said...

So cute! Great idea

Susan
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

stefeni said...

What a cute idea! I bought Twinkle Toes and haven't had a chance to use it yet! Thanks for the inspiration.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Cammie said...

Very Nice

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Great idea! Would be good to make for your own personal library too. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

This is so so cute!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Cyn said...

Cute! I don't have that cartridge yet :( but it looks like a good one!

Teela said...

This really makes your package POP! Cute idea, thanks! Well, I've finished the bloghop and it was great fun! Thank you for all the darling ideas I rec'd from everyone! Merry Christmas! teelayoung at hotmail dot com

scrapperbecka said...

This is an awesome idea and the DVD case turned out so perfect! She will love it, great job!

Thanks for the blog hop it was totally awesome with so many amazing crafters.

scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

iluvmybugs said...

What a great idea for a gift (not just at Christmas time!) Love the cover and how you added your own special touch to the cuts (your sister is going to love this)! TFS

Terry
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindylu2u said...

This is really a fantastic idea, after my parents passed I took pictures from our entire life and made into a dvd with music and gave them to all the brothers and sisters, you talk about thrilled, any way wish I had thought about doing the case this way, it looks awesome!! Thanks for all the inspiration ladies, it was a wonderful hop!!
Cindy
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Marey said...

This is an awesome and special gift idea! Great Job!

Marianne said...

A DVD newsletter, now that is a great way to share many pictures with family, I really like the idea. Your case cover is cute, the doll image looks so fun. Thank you for sharing.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

This is such a cute Idea. I love how this turned out. I have some of these and will have to give this a try.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

aud1inok said...

Love your DVD newsletter idea. That will be such a wonderful gift to cherish for years!

Angela R said...

Oh my goodness totally an adorble crative idea! I am always making homemade videos and this would be perfect for them! Thank you for sharing!
Contact Info: in case I get a chance to win some amazing blog candy!
arebori0204@gmail.com
Happy Holiday's! & Yay for day 2! Visted all blogs again and was so glad because again such amazing projects again today!

silvia said...

Cute DVD cover!!

Margie said...

So cute Jess! Love the idea of creating the DVD. That liitle girl is a cutie even with her big head! LOL! Great hop! Thanks so much to you and Stephanie for inviting to participate!

Sue in CT said...

Very cleaver. I never would of thought to do that. It looks great! Thanks for the blog hop. This is my first one and I did go to every blog on both days and left comments. It was fun and I look forward to another. You all came up with really great ideas. Thanks again.

Trisha said...

Nice idea. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

ann55w said...

what a wonderful idea.
Ann W
weedmana@embarqmail.com

girlia said...

Very creative idea never would have thought of it. thanks for the inspiration

OmaGloria said...

Love this projects. What a great idea for all the wonderful memories.

Precious Hugs
OmaGloria

Brandy said...

Loving this idea. I know many people who are upgrading to dvd newsletters. Thank you for sharing.

Brandy
dobiemom09 at gmail dot com

Rebecca said...

What a cute and unique idea! Thank you for sharing!
Becky
bechiginbothom@hotmail.com

Rebecca said...

What a cute and unique idea! Thank you for sharing!
Becky
bechiginbothom@hotmail.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

this is a fantastic idea.
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

TeacherMom said...

This blog hop has been so amazing. It's been great to get so many wonderful ideas like yours to add to our list of things we need to make. I just wish I had enough time to make them all. Thanks for everything, it was a pleasure to attend!!!!!!!!!!!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Dana said...

I love the idea of creating a dvd instead of a Christmas letter! It will last much longer.

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

Penny said...

Great gift idea. Thank you for a nice hop

Laura Lee said...

What a great idea...Your sister is going to love her gift...
lauraleed48atlivedotca

Glenda said...

Love your idea of DVD rather than the newsletter. Your cover is very cute--love the litte girl! Thanks for your inspiration!
http:glendascards.blogspot.com/

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I know your sister is going to cherish this. I am hoping Santa will be bringing me Twinkle Toes this year. I know I have hinted enough!

Thanks for the great hop. I have been to every blog on the list.

~Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

Melanie Makes said...

I love the dress and showing some leg.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute! (I think this cartridge might be sitting under my tree!! HeHe!)

craftymom205 said...

Love the dvd case.

Saundra said...

That is such a sweet gift. Your sister is going to love it!

saundra24@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Cute project and I enjoyed the HOP!!

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Simply AJ said...

So sweet... love the little girl and your add coloring is very pretty. What a thoughtful gift. Thanks for sharing! AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

Josie0602 said...

This is just an adorable project! I love Twinkle Toes and I love how you used it!
tracyg398@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

This is such a sweet project...marvelous idea.

cmtry555 said...

I love the Twinkle Toes project. That is so cute! I will have to go and look for that cart. cmtry 555 at aol dot com.

Melissa said...

What a fabulous idea! Love your project!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Fran said...

Wowzers what an awesome project and idea. Hugs, Fran

Shana said...

How super cute, I know they will love there gift.

shanasewing at yahoo dot com

flowerdisco said...

what a great idea!

i hope i did not miss anyone and thanks again for the nice hop. i enjoyed very much today's projects as well.

funnygirl13 said...

Wonderful... Love it!!!
--Robin

jenni said...

You are such a genius to think of such a clever idea, thanks for sharing.
jpshirley@ymail.com

Christy: said...

A video newsletter...what a fabulous idea! too late for me to get done this year, but grand inspiration for next year. Thanks!

Karelj said...

How absolutely adroeable! I haven't used my Twinkle Toes yet, but you've inspired me! I'm a follower....http://karelj.blogspot.com

Lilygirl said...

What a great idea!! I'm sure your sister will love it!! TFS!! Colleen laysig@telus.net

Scrap'n Yamma said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Jess
This is just to adorable! Your sister will love this gift!!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

CricutLvr!! said...

This is super cute. How nice to be able to personalize all of your special dvd's!!

Anna said...

Wow...just awesome!!! Love her face. You did great!!! Love it.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Glora said...

I LOVE Twinkle Toes. Great job. Cute projects. Thanks for letting me participate. It was so fun to see and comment on everyone's projects. me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

Debbie said...

Very cute idea ! TFS
Debbie www.debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com

Bobbi said...

Very cute idea for the DVD cover. I may scraplift that idea for my niece!!

sucor said...

What a wonderful creative idea! Your cover is so cute! Thanks for sharing.
sucor_2 at hotmail.com

Kelly Rae said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing. Kelly

Crafty Momma said...

very sweet! Adorable Idea.
veronicaslavishlathers@hotmail.com

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

That is so adorable! I love that cart! She is so cute with her lashes on you did a great job with this project! Thank you so much for letting me be in your hop!

E. Marie said...

What a precious gift to give and putting it in the adorable holder makes it even more special. You did an awesome job!

E. Marie said...

I forgot to let you know that I have been to all the blogts to see the different projects and leave some love. They were awesome. You all did a wonderful job.

CherylP said...

Wow! great idea and great blog hop! I have loved looking at each of the projects.

cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

shanna13 said...

Your DVD holder for your niece is adorable and I love the colors. You drew a very Peachy Keen looking face. Great job! TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

BunnyFreak said...

Very cute cover.

Donna Brady said...

Your DVD idea is a great gift for any family member. What a way to keep memories for a lifetime! Your niece is gonna love it. The cover is awesome! I have been to every blog and posted twice on each. This blog has been wonderful. Thank you and the rest of the Team for sharing some fantastic gift ideas! Merry Christmas!

haldonb@comcast.net

kramer_buffy said...

they do have HUGE heads, don't they? I was just cutting one myself today and noticed that too.

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Linda said...

Great dvd idea for memories,tfs
lindamcintosh@verizon