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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Craftin' Desert Divas - Holiday Hop

Welcome to Craftin Desert Diva's Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop!!

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I'm so happy that you could join us today! If this is the first time that you have hopped with us, you will not be disappointed. This is the Craftin' Desert Divas design team's first hop and I have to say my fellow design team sisters are all AMAZINGLY talented.

This is Day 1 and the start of the Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop! You will not only get some inspiration, but you could win GREAT prizes, too!! You must FOLLOW and COMMENT on all of the stops, both days, to have the chance to win.

Here are the wonderful sponsors for this hop...

This is the one we will use! I fixed the two sponsors pictures.

For this two day hop each blog will be offering a prize from one of the sponsors listed above!!! You must visit each stop both days to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced on Dec 18. The entire winning list will be posted on Craftin Desert Diva's website.
My sponsor for today is..

Here is my project that I've created.... 
Cricut, Celebrations, Christmas Home Decor

I decided to create a Home Decor piece using a 6x6 tile from Home Depot.  I used Mod Podge to adhere the pretty green background paper.  My present comes from the Celebrations cartridge and I have to say it is my MOST FAVORITE present cut that I have!!!!  My pattern paper is from Hobby Lobby open stock 12x12.  I cut it at 5" along with the shadow, which was cut out of some cream cardstock.  I inked around the edges of both my green b/g paper and cream shadow using Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink.  My tag was created by printing the saying "The Magic of Christmas is not in the Presents but in His Presence" on some cream cardstock just from my computer.  I cut it to the size I wanted, then just rounded the corners on one end with my large corner rounder from Hobby Lobby.  I also inked around my tag with the same ink.  My sheer cream ribbon is also from Hobby Lobby and I premade then attached the bow with a glue dot.  I used foam tape to pop up the present off of the tile for some added dimension.  My two red flat back pearls are from Michael's.  I really love the simplicity of this decor piece, and I LOVE the message!!!  I hope you become a follower and continue (or start) the hop!!!

Thanks so much for hopping with us this weekend!!!

Saturday Dec. 14 Line Up
(in case you want to start at the beginning or get lost along the way!)

Sponsor: KaDoodle Bug Designs
Sponsor: Jaded Blossom
Sponsor: CardzTV
Sponsor: Designs on Cloud 9
Sponsor: Fleurette Bloom
Sponsor: Lawn Fawn
8. Emily http://molliemugsblog.blogspot.com/
Sponsor: My Scrap Chick
Sponsor: Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions
Sponsor: Tombow


  1. So pretty!! love the idea of the gift!!

  2. So SUPER cute! Love this cut too.

    Have a fabulous Saturday!

  3. This is so pretty Mollie ! Such a perfect gift !


  4. This is a great project idea. I love the wonderful colors you have used. Thanks Emily for being on the hop!

  5. The perfect gift! Love it! I love the colors and that ribbon/tulle is perfect!

  6. This is Fabulous!!! I have never tried this before but I will now. AWESOME project!! Love it!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenge Blog ♥

  7. You and Shelly make me want to try mod podge great gifts to give out at Christmas .

  8. You and Shelly make me want to try mod podge great gifts to give out at Christmas .

  9. Such a pretty home decor project. Love the paper and the sentiment is perfect!!

  10. Oh my gosh, what a creative project! I really love that die cut gift design. I'm a new follower!

  11. So beautiful!!

    (New Follower)
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  12. This is just a wonderful altered gift. I love the papers and the package cut out is fabulous! I can see why you love it, Emily! So happy to be hoping with you this weekend! Merry Christmas!

  13. This is a beautiful home décor piece. The papers are so pretty. TFS!
    ♥ Shop 3 Twenty Crafts ♥

  14. Very pretty piece and your present is also very pretty
    Merry Christmas to you and yours :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  15. Your decorative tile is beautiful.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  16. This is so gorgeous!! And what a great gift idea!! I love the gift cut and I love, love the beautiful sentiment!! This is absolutely fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. What a beautiful home decor piece! Love the papers and great present!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend

  18. Such a pretty card! I really like the sentiment and the paper you used for the present! Love it! :)


  19. Hi Emily, I haven't tried any home décor projects yet. Yours is beautiful I love the simplicity, great work!

  20. what a wonderful home decor it's beautiful

  21. That is great.. love this idea..
    Laura D.

  22. Oh wow! I love your tile! That sentiment is such a beautiful one.
    Beth's Beauties

  23. What a great project. Display it with pride it turned out well.

  24. Cute! What a great decor piece!!

  25. Great looking card.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  26. Like how you altered the tile. Home Depot is a fav store of ours. I'll have to ck out the tiles next time we are there.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  27. Great job on the tile. Love the colors, the style and how easy you make it sound. TFS.

  28. Love your post. and love this site. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Thank you

  29. Really nice. Love the present and even better the message!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)

  30. Very nice project. What a great piece to add to the decoration stash. I add to mine every year.

  31. What a fabulous home decor project. I love the sentiment - it is the true meaning of the season. TFS :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  32. This is an adorable project - TFS and Thank you for the hop - enjoy your week Gail utb01 @ att dot net no spaces

  33. What a cute, cute idea. Gosh your tile sure turned out great and what a treasure keepsake. You sure will get a lot of awesome comments about it. YOU are so talented

  34. Great Christmas home decor creation!

  35. Great idea for a home decor item.

  36. Adorable! Thanks for all the inspiration:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L