Thursday, November 12, 2009

CC&M Bog hop

Hi blog hoppers! Weren't Karrie's projects great? (If you didn't arrive here from Karrie's blog, you don't want to miss what our designers have in store for you! The CC&M Blog Hop starts at the Diecut Diva blog. If any of the links in our blog hop are broken, don't worry! Just hop back to Diecut Diva's blog for a full list of blogs and skip over the broken link!

Follow through our blog hop to get some great Holiday ideas! Whether you are looking for decorations, cards, gifts or just ideas...you have come to the right place!

This month, I created a challenge for myself. After seeing all the really cute ideas that the rest of the CC&M design team has been doing with this little castle album, I had to try it myself. But since it is so close to the Christmas season, what better thing to do than a nativity?

Here is the front cover. Terry sent me the album, but she also has the dies to match, so she die cut the pages for me so I didn't have to cover them! It went together SO much faster that way!! After getting the pages, I stamped the flourishes on the background. ("In the Garden" by Fancy Pants and Dot Flourishes by HeroArts) I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed it with Ranger gold embossing powder.

After tackling the front cover, I moved to the inside pages. This is an accordion album, so all the pages can be seen at once. I got all the die cuts (Nativity scene, wisemen and animals) from CC&M. All I did was add some Shimmerz, distress ink the edges and add some bling. I also used pop dots behind some of the die cuts because it added some dimension and gave the scene some depth. I then wrote a bible verse at the top from Luke 2:11.

The other side of the album is stamped, and I'll admit, isn't don't yet. I am planning on putting angels over there and also the words "Everlasting Father". This nativity scene folds up nicely for storage and can easily be kept from year to year. Or better yet, make one for yourself and then make another for a gift to give away to celebrate Christ's birth!

This is one last photo of the whole album laid out flat. (Sorry for the poor photo quality. The light isn't the best today because it is overcast and I was in a hurry. )

As part of our celebration, CC&M is having great sale. They are offering 15% off everything in their online store! Act quickly, this sale will end November 15. Make sure you enter this code: ccholidaybloghop1109 during checkout.

Also, as part of the celebration, we are giving away a FUN Christmas Card kit! Find out how you could win it by going back to Diecut Diva for the details.

So now it's time to hop along to Amber's blog! Be sure to leave us some comments too! We love to hear your feedback! Thanks for hopping by today!

18 comments:

Holly said...

*thud* What an AWESOME idea!!!!!!! Wow! I love this!

mustangkayla said...

So creative! It looks fantastic! I love the gold flourishes!

Colleen said...

What a great idea, I love it

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Gorgeous and a very cool idea!

Whimcees said...

This is a beautiful project! What a creative idea! It turned out just lovely!

Barbara Diane

Karen said...

WOW..I love it! This is a great idea!

Hugs,
Karen

Nathalia Castellon said...

Amazing work and brilliant idea to turn this album into such a beautiful display for the holidays!

Sandi said...

What a GREAT idea!!! and it's just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

silvia said...

OMG!! LOVE THIS!!!

Chrissy D said...

This is sooo precious! I love the nativity. Gorgeous, ANgie.

Jeri said...

Your a genius. I never would have thought to use the album for a nativity. It's gorgeous and very inspiring.

Steph Zerbe said...

So festive and creative. What a great way to celebrate the birth of Jesus!

Anonymous said...

What an intriguing project you did up with the Castle for Christmas!! Looks pretty complicated to me.
joanne b

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

Everybody on this blog hop is so creative. Love your blog.

Sandy said...

Beautiful - Love it!

Jann said...

Angie....
As usual my dear...you have creted something awesome...:o) I love it...:o)
Happy Holidays ...and hugs from the frozen tundra...(wink)

Lydia said...

That is such a beautiful project, WTG!

Spyder said...

You have some fabulously different cards!Thanks for stopping by!!
((Lyn))