Monday, December 2, 2013

Elf Elise & a Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrapbook Circle End of Year Blog Hop! Here's a peek at the All is Bright December kit. You can see more photos by clicking HERE. It's perfect for documenting your Christmas and New Year photos or you can use it to create a December Daily. The possibilities are limitless.


The creative team at Scrapbook Circle is ending the year with a bang! We are hopping along and you can win a All Is Bright December kit from Scrapbook Circle. Each Creative Team member is giving away a kit on their blog. That's right — 12 chances to win! We are celebrating the holiday season and YOU get the gifts!

You should have come to my blog from Diana. You can also start at the Scrapbook Circle blog for more details.
I create this layout about Elf Elise and her first visit to see the girls last year.  We caught her reading her book to all her animal friends. I used most of the 4x6 and 3x4 cards from the Glitz Design Hello December collection to create the background for this page. I stitched around the heart and on the stripes; also on the arrows and around some of the cards. It's all in the details, people!
 She left notes for each girl and they just thought that was THE BEST thing EVER!!! I have those and will be scrapping them soon along with photos of the girls reading the notes as well as me reading the book to them

I stitched around the number 25 since the people in my family always look forward to celebrating two special birthdays that day (my mom shares a birthday with Jesus) and of course, waiting to see what Santa brings us all! The "Fave December Moments" card can be pulled out by pulling on the Holly rhinestone to reveal the hidden journaling.

Your next stop on the hop is Adrienne! Keep hopping, leaving comments as you go, so you have up to12 chances to win the December kit from Scrapbook Circle. Good Luck!

Here's the order in case you want to visit each blog separately or get lost along the way.
1. Scrapbook Circle blog: http://www.scrapbookcircle.com/blog
2. Diana Fisher: http://designbydiana.blogspot.com/
3. Heather Leopard: YOU ARE HERE
4. Adrienne Alvis http://adriennealvis.blogspot.com/
5. Audrey Yeager http://audreysreflection.blogspot.com
6. Sara Zenger http://sarazenger.blogspot.com
7. Jenni Calma: http://papercardinal.blogspot.com/
8. Rebecca Keppel http://www.myclutteredcorner.com/
9. Tessa Buys http://precociouspaper.blogspot.com/
10.Melissa Mann http://melissamann.typepad.com
11. Diana Waite http://wonderwoman-diana.blogspot.com/
12. Lisa Andrews http://lisaandrews.blogspot.com/

To enter to win the kit I am giving away on my blog, please do tell me in the comments below what traditions you and you family do today or did in the past. And if you like the projects you see here on my blog, I'd love to have you as a new follower. You have until midnight CT December 3, 2013 to leave a comment.

Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

73 comments:

Sweet Tooth said...

I would love to get this kit. The colors are just plain so festive I love it!

Tracey said...

Such a fabulous page!! Loving the background!

Anelsie said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance! Your layout is stunning!
As a tradition, we always spend Christmas day and New Years Eve together (my parents, siblings, spouses and kids) no matter what!

Stephanie Eaken said...

This is such a fun layout! Our elf has not arrived yet (I need to get on the ball-the kids are anxious)!!
Great kit too!

Sylvia Tomala said...

Love that you incorporated the DITL cards into your 12 x 12 layout!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Awesome layout and I just love that scrappy bit about "putting you in my pocket and taking you everywhere I go" Awwww!!! Love your porch scape too btw:)

Sarah Souza said...

Thanks for the chance to win! The kit looks fabulous!

Every year on Christmas Eve a member of my family puts on a Santa suit and hands out gifts!

Denise Luscan said...

So cute! I love how you used the cards on your LO!

cornellgj said...

Love your background with the Glitz cards! My favorite traditions are ones we started about three years ago - a North Pole breakfast to welcome December and counting down to Christmas by reading a Christmas book each night.

Amanda Johnson said...

One of our favorite traditions is baking cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve, and then attending the candlelight service. Singing Silent Night by candlelight is probably my favorite thing. Thanks for the chance!

Scrapfaire said...

Fab LO! Love all the details and layering! So excited about this kit!!!

Jody said...

One of our favorite traditions is to get Christmas jammies on and open one present on Christmas Eve. It sets the excitement for the next morning! Such a great kit for holiday scrapping. Love it!

Melissa Bell said...

One of my favorite traditions has been doorbell ditching. The getting away without trying to get caught was always fun when we were little!

Love how you used the cards on a scrapbook layout. Love it!

Tammy B said...

great page and even better story! our elsie equivalent, twinkle, reads to his friends too!

Court said...

Beautiful stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie A. Shearer said...

Great kit and your layout is adorable . TFS and a chance to win .

Julie A. Shearer said...

Great kit and your layout is adorable . TFS and a chance to win .

tbear said...

Wow! What a giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Erin said...

What a fun layout. Our elf has not arrived yet, but he will be making an appearance soon so I have pictures to scrap! This kit is fantastic!

reen said...

Now that my children are adults, our traditions have changed. My daughter and I have set aside a day the last couple of years to do cookie baking. We go a little crazy that day, so fun.

Auntie Tamey said...

Our elf got here while we were away and had decorated the tree in my daughter's room. Our favourite tradition is a birthday cake on Christmas day - because we are celebrating a most important birthday!!

Amy in OKC

Lisa Spiegel said...

Adorable page, I love that your elf is a girl!!

Fleursbydesign said...

Cute layout, love the elf photo :)

Fleursbydesign said...

Cute layout, love the elf photo :)

Janis said...

What a fun and festive LO. Love the bright colors and your stitching. Dare I even hope to win? :D
<3 J

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Sarah Lynch said...

We have an elf, Hope, who has just come back for the season! Love what you've done with the journalling cards and the stitching, I've got to learn to sew!

Pam said...

Love all the patterns in your layout. Hubby makes homemade pizza on Christmas Eve. The kids (18 and 20 this year LOL ) get to open one gift. When they were little we left cookies for Santa and put out "Magic Reindeer Food" .

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun page, love the grid that you created, so many great patterns!

Lisa Andrews said...

Using the Glitz cards for the background on your page was so clever! Love it!

bearsmother said...

the layout is so cute and the story that goes along with it is precious. I had to smile as I read and then saw the layout. thanks for sharing.

bearsmother said...

I forgot to tell you my tradition for Christmas. On Christmas Eve I turn off all the lights in the house and just sit with the tree lit. I'll have Christmas music on and I just enjoy the quiet.

SweetTownhome said...

My favorite tradition is getting new PJs on Christmas Eve. That way we all have them on for Christmas morning.

wendipooh13 said...

what a fun page love all the paper mixing!!!!

Heather Adams said...

What a cute page! I love all the different patterns! Our family always has a big dinner on Christmas with little cornish hens and lots of other good stuff! We do a meal like Dixie Stampede, if you've ever been there. ;)

Sharon Mullin said...

I love this layout. The quote is a perfect match for the elf on the shelf ;)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Funky Finds said...

Great layout! Love this kit!

April said...

Love your page

Melissa Ferrell said...

Love what you did! It looks gorgeous!

Jennie said...

Today, we bought a fresh Christmas tree at Costco and then stopped by McDonald's for egg nog shakes. Growing up, my husband always did that with his family, and it's fun to do it with our 23-month-old now.

Gina200 said...

Great page - very festive!

Sara Zenger said...

Great use of those card Heather! :)

Cynthia B. said...

Cute page, and I love your Elf Elise!
The biggest Christmas tradition my family does is to go to mass on Christmas Eve (we used to go to midnight mass before we had kids!), and then bright and early open gifts on Xmas day. This year, we'll probly be with my husband's family in OK, so we'll try the same tradition up there!

loceanjo said...

Love the kit and the layout you made with it. Thanks for he chance to win it!

Anelsie said...

Gorgeous layout! I love how you used the cards to create the background! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win the amazing SC kit!!!

Lisa Hildebrand said...

The traditions we had was that each Christmas - one of us played Santa, took the presents one by one from under the tree, would read the 'To' and 'From' and then 'deliver' the gift to the recipient! Thanks for a chance to win!

Scrapinsky said...

What a cute layout! I love the stitching.

Kimberly said...

I really like your hidden journaling and the stitched 25 circle :)

Carol Peixoto said...

Wow! I love how you used the journaling cards on you layout! Fantastic!

Carol Peixoto said...

Oh! I forgot to tell you my family tradition! We always play BINGO on Christmas Eve!

Ashley Horton said...

So fun Heather! Love the awesome way you mixed all of the patterns!

Wendy said...

I like the distressing you did around the edges of the different paper pieces. Very cool! Our tradition is teasing each other about the terrible things we're getting each other. Right now, my husband claims i'm getting a brooch to pin my sweaters shut ;)

CJb said...

Love your layout! Our tradition is to attend the Christmas Eve service at church then come home & open 1gift: pj's & a stuffed animal.

Accro-bat said...

Thanks fot the chance to win.
Love your layout with a lot of details!

Jill Rugg said...

Great layout-we have Thomas the elf at our house!

ReneeBates said...

Love the layout and the elf! We have not brought our Elf Emma out just yet. Soon very soon!

VanillaCarmel said...

cute page! I don't do Project Life, but i like to use the cards on my pages, they're so cute!
The first year I had my girls on Christmas Eve after my divorce, they insisted they wanted pizza fondue for dinner. So that began a new tradition...fondue on Christmas Eve.It's kind of nice starting a tradition in what could have been a difficult time for us!

Lisa P said...

My favorite tradition is making and delivering homemade Chritmas candy to our neighbors and friends. I did it with my mom as a kid and I now do it with my kids. I love your page about the elf.

Kathleen White said...

Adorable layout. Thanks for the opportunity to win this kit!

Julie GM said...

Super cute layout! Love this kit! Every year we take our girls to see Xmas lights on Xmas Eve and when we walk in, Santa has left gifts for them! (xmas pjs)

{VICKI} said...

I have several traditions
but my very fave is
baking cookies for Santa
with my son!

Jacquie said...

Oh, I am LOVING this kit! Thanks for the giveaway!

Patricia said...

Thanks so much for the chance! My family traditions include making holiday cookies and trying new fun desserts through the season- with cocoa too!

Phillis Walrath said...

Wow, I just love your LO. SO many details, it is hard to really see them all!

Janet Zeppa said...

The kit looks gorgeous! Have fun with your elf!

Audrey Yeager said...

Love how you used all the Glitz cards!!! So creative!!!

juliek said...

Love this kit - kind of vintagey feeling - thanks for the opportunity!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness!!! LOVE all the stitching you did on the layout and so fun to scrap about the elf! We have an elf named Elliott and he is still visiting my 15 and 13 year old boys. :) Another tradition is we always unwrap a new pair of PJs on Christmas Eve for Christmas morning and we make Pioneer Woman's maple cinnamon rolls every Christmas Eve for Christmas morning. I am sure there are more I am forgetting but those are the main ones! :) I love your creations and am a new follower!

Ange said...

Cute layout. What a fun combo of papers.

Andrea said...

what an awesome page! I love how you pieced all those cards together! thanks for the chance!

Mandi said...

Great pages. I love how you used all those cards.

Heather Leopard said...

This contest has ended. The winners from all the blogs have been announced on the Scrapbook Circle blog at https://www.scrapbookcircle.com/2013/12/blog-hop-and-challenge-winners. Congrats to Patricia, who was randomly selected as the winner from my blog!

Diana Waite said...

what a CLEVER way to use the cards Heather--GREAT layout!

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