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Thursday, December 9, 2010

On the 8th Day of Christmas....

A Stocking, for your Christmas Giving! And some QUICK layouts to get those pages done too!

Hi, it's Penny here!

I have a template you may have seen...
I saw this and thought "Cottage Christmas" was PERFECT for it!


This template is a free download from Paper Trey Ink! (Click to see!)
It is a little box, the perfect size for treats or a treats AND a gift card! :)

I will admit it, I don't get my embossing folders out enough. I am a layout girl, with occasional "projects" and "home decor" sprinkled in... but they certainly add dimension easily to any project!
A little bit of ink, and the embossed pattern stands out!

The green you see on the heel of the boot, well I wanted a subtle green print... and the packaging (from the backs of the embellishment) was perfect for it! :)
Use EVERYTHING! :)

And as a bonus... I thought I would show you some layouts!
All five of these are included in a class I am teaching at my LSS, but you could make these in no time yourself!
A ton of easy but cute layouts, where you get to use your fun Imaginisce tools!
PERFECT!

THIS layout, your i-bond tool (with some i-rock sprinkled in there too)!

You don't have to have a Christmas specific Cricut cartridge to make Holiday accents on your layouts! I used "Accent Essentials" to make these fantastic snowflake and adorable accents! And "Opposites Attract" for my fonts.
(Click to see layouts larger)
Whether you do these accordion fold flowers by hand, or use the Tim Holtz Sizzix die... they are a SNAP to glue together with the i-bond!
An easy way to "fancy up" your accordion flowers it to use a border punch on one edge, before folding. If it is a scalloped edge, you can use the indents has your fold marks!


This layout uses a ton of i-rock jewels!

TELL me you haven't started using the i-rock tool and kept telling yourself "...one, more... just one more. OH, but here!"
And finally, we can't forget the i-top!!
This tree is perfect for using all those scraps! You can vary the size of the strips, or make them more "regular", or even more irregular!

But they HAD to have some i-top ornaments!



You do NOT want to miss a day of creativity OR a chance to win EACH day by commenting...TODAY I get to give away an i-Top and entire collection of Cottage Christmas and we are working towards that GRAND PRIZE WINNER at the end of the 12 days so be sure an leave a comment on every post to be entered to win!!!!
So keep commenting each day for a chance to win! And visit the designers blog each day too!

179 comments:

CKMommy said...

Beautiful Layouts! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jamie said...

all of these layouts are just beautiful! thanks for the inspiration!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Helen said...

Beautiful layouts and the stocking is adorable!

Reneeleeak said...

I really like your scrap tree. It's a very good & cute idea.

Brett said...

Thanks so much! I love these!

My Serendipity said...

Beautiful! I love the stocking! the layouts are great too. They inspire me to get back in my craft room and start working on some layouts..I'm really behind! That I-Rock would sure be enough to get me back in the groove..I love all that bling and haven't taken the plunge into buying one! Thanks for sharing some wonderful projects!
Beth
myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

Brooke said...

Love the layouts, so pretty! I can't wait to get an i-rock.

Erika said...

Gorgeous layouts!!!

Lesabe said...

I love the LO =) I find I do not do enough Christmas layouts even though it is my favorite time of the year =) Great work - love the ideas =)

pattyb said...

Wow so pretty! Thanks for the great projects to give us ideas....so behind on my Christmasy crafts.

Laurie! said...

Everything in this post is so cute! I love the layouts - especially the paper strip tree. I need to remember that for next year's Christmas cards!

Donna said...

I am loving the stocking- really cute :)

Manhattan Mandie said...

Love the cute little stocking :) Your layouts are beautiful too. It's refreshing to see some two-page layouts too!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

Wow I love everything! great projects! i may need to put an i-top on my christmas list!

Kim said...

So glad to see some layouts. I am looking for ideas for Christmas layouts and I am loving these 2 pagers, so lifting them!!

Lindy said...

Beautiful Layouts....and I love the stocking. Soooo cute. T4S :)

Heather (goldiecar) said...

The tree is AMAZING!

MaryNSC said...

O WOW Love it all..♥♥

Mandi said...

Love the stocking and the layouts are awesome! I really love the tree made out of strips!!!

Kelly Massman said...

OH, I love the stocking! Those layouts are fantastic, too!

Melanie said...

Great projects! I really the Comfort and Joy layout....amazing tree!

Liz said...

Imaginisce never ceases to amaze me !

Tabitha said...

Love your projects. Very cute. Thanks for sharing. Just got an iRock and I love it!!!! My mom tried to take it home so now I need to get her one. LOL

Melissa D. said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Staci said...

Love the layout with the Christmas tree from scraps.

staci dot jones at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

WOW! What fantastic projects!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

ShoppingTamii said...

Great projects!!!!!

Ann Cicilie said...

Great work, thanks alot for the chance to win :)

me said...

Worth the wait! I love the scrap-tree. My 10-yr-old daughter loves the i-rock tool & would love it if mommy wins!

juliem said...

Love you scrap christmas tree.

Carol said...

Adorable stocking and the layouts are so cute!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Glynis said...

Love it!! Keep all this fabulous inspiration coming. I look forward to your blog each morning to keep me motivated with all my christmas projects :O)

Kras said...

Thanks for the chance to win

Jen said...

I love love love my iRock and now I want an iBond!!!

Becky Dunham said...

Great layouts! That stocking is soo cute! What a great idea! thanks for the download so we can try it out! And thanks for the chance to win!

Lesley from WI said...

Wow...the stocking and LOs are fab! I really like the LO with the tree. What a great way to use scraps!

Chris C said...

I love your stocking and the lovely layouts - I have lots of ideas now, thanks for sharing.

JennyKozar said...

These layouts are beautiful! I love my Imaginesce goodies and really want to get an ITop! These 12 days have each been so special each in their own way. Thank you!

Jenny Kozar

MrsETaylor said...

what beautiful projects. I've been eying up that IRock for a bit now and I just gotta have it.

Colleen said...

Great projects and layouts as always. The stocking is way too cute. Will have to see if I can get in to take the class. Haven't taken one in like forever.

Kathy said...

I am loving that tree you made, and find it exciting that you can use up every little scrap, even the packaging. Whoo hoo!

Jennifer Moore said...

Adorable projects! Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

I want to get my hands on that ibond!

Lillian Child said...

Such sweet projects!! And if I were lucky enough to win, I'd be happier than Mrs. Claus with a day off! Thanks for the chance at some awesome products!

Auntie Ang said...

The design Team is so creative Love all the projects... Merry Xmas to all.

Esther said...

Beautiful project, and layouts! What an awesome give-away!

Dawn said...

Great project and layouts! I especially love the Christmas tree made from scraps! I can see myself using that this year!
Thanks for the ideas!

rkokes said...

thanks for the chance to win!

Mary Ellyn said...

Sigh - I love the Cottage Christmas collection...

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous projects!

mitch1066 said...

Wow your tools are amazing and pink wooohoo.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, that stocking is great. I think I need to make one. I just love your layouts and creative uses for the i-top and i-rock. TFS.

Jodi said...

I love your stocking and layouts! I so want to win that i-top!

Jennifer Reynard said...

Love the stocking and layouts, particularly the one with the tree! Would love to win this collection! :)

Kelly Swosinski said...

Love the tree made with scraps !!

Rosa-kreattiva said...

wow che bel progetto la calza di natale.... grazie per il modello ciao

Summer Braxton said...

I want an I-top something fierce! Thanks for the chance Penny. Love your projects.

b.c. Gurl said...

love it all - but that 'scrap' tree is fantastic!

Darla said...

Beautiful layouts! Thanks for the chance to win some great stuff!

pdrnc said...

Love the tree you made with strips of scraps and the itop ornaments. Absolutely wonderful!

tonny said...

I love your LO's !

Thebug415 said...

OH that stocking is so nice! I too don't use my embossing folders enough. They really do add so much.

Arjanne said...

Great pages!

cindy said...

I love the two page lo the best and how you used the Accent cartridge. It looks fabulous. Everything else looks great too I just wanted to tell you my favorite.

"Kreative Karma" said...

Wonderful! I can't wait to try!

KellyG said...

So cute, love that stocking! Love the tree with the strips of paper! Great stuff!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

only scrappers dream of these things and tools thanks for the offers and can't wait to see the winners

Jean said...

Such a cute tree! Wonderful layouts. Thanks or the great inspiration.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

Amy Bender said...

What a darling scrap tree!! I'm going to have to make one! :)

amsloc said...

Great projects. LOVE the giant tree on your LO!

carolmarie said...

I love all the projects. Thanks for the inspiration and talent you share.

ruth said...

LOVE the layouts!

jeanae said...

Awesome giveaway! And I love all the inspiration on your blog. I will be subscribing now.

Denise said...

Everything looks so beautiful!!! I especially love the way you made the snowflakes. What a great idea!

Haute Potato said...

Awesome giveaway! Great inspiration - love the stocking! TFS

Leanne

perezmom said...

So creative - what beautiful projects!

-Kristin

LisaM said...

Cute stocking and fab layouts!

Lorraine said...

the stocking is adorable and i just love your layouts they are stunning the colours are so festive too which i love xx

Jessica said...

That stocking is adorable. The layouts are so cute. I love the christmas tree with scraps.

Janet Z said...

Thanks for sharing all your pages! They are great!

Sam said...

Beautiful layouts! Thankyou for the chance to win some amazing prizes!

mimisimon said...

Lovely layouts and awesome give-aways.

aud1inok said...

I'm hoping for an i-rock in my stocking!!!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love the different ideas, thanks for sharing!!

dilsaverdesigns at yahoo dot com

Amy Coose said...

These projects are amazing, Penny! TFS!

Kimberli said...

That stocking box is ADORABLE - I can't wait to make that for my gift cards this year!!

And the "scrap tree" on your LO, what a great idea to use up even the smallest of scraps - thanks for that idea!

pebblesjns said...

Those LOs are great! So cute but look like they would be simple to put together (and I am always looking for simple since I have a 1 year old who limits my scrapping time!).

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes as well!

Olivia said...

Thanks for the cricut tips, your accents look great! Love the itop ornaments on your tree too - so fun :)

Sandi said...

You have inspired me to get out my embossing folders tonight, too! I love that tree and have to try it. Thanks for all the inspiration and giveaways!

Becky said...

LOVE all todays projects

Sandra said...

wow! love the inspiration here.
Sandra

marla said...

Super fun stocking and great layouts!!

Ginger said...

Love the layouts and the stocking is adorable. Fun stuff!!

Jocelyne said...

I love the stocking!! Looks fun to make. The layouts are awesome too.

beadz said...

All of these layouts are so fun! Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration!
hugs,
Gini

jeff.ellison said...

Great projects Penny! Love the scrap Christmas tree! What is the I-bond? Is it a special type of glue gun? Tell me more about it?

csparky61 said...

Oh my, I love the stocking box! It just may be on my to-do list this weekend.Thanks for your creativity and inspiration.

Kirsten Moran said...

Great LOs & projects. I love Cottage Christmas!

Brigitte said...

I just love that tree!!! What a great way to use scraps! Thanks
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Those layouts are fabulous and have given me some ideas on what to do. I would love to win the fantastic prizes you are giving, so here's to hoping on my birthday.

scrappymama said...

beautiful layouts! you are right a out the i-rock-just one more!! TFS and the chance to win!
esigmon@cox.net

Cindylu2u said...

Wonderful work, love the Christmas Tree LO!! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize pack!!

paperpapier said...

I love the beautifully decorated stocking gift box! Thanks for pointing us to the freebie template web page.

scrapperbecka said...

Love the stocking gift box it is adorable, glad there is a free download for it. TFS

ScrapbookMary said...

Everything is just beautiful! And the template is great. I'd love to have the entire collection of Christmas Cottage. Merry Christmas, Mary

Pamk said...

man these layouts rock. I love to see new layouts since that is my favorite thing

scrapstampcrazy said...

I LOVE the stocking. It came out great.

sleeplesswonder said...

Nice pages, I love the tree. Thanks for the chance to win.

PamS said...

Cute, cute layouts and that stocking is adorable.

Pat O. said...

Love the stocking!!! The layout is terrific too and would love to take your class but will be out of town!! Maybe nest time!!

*Linda-saved by grace* said...

That stocking is too cute for words!!! I absolutely love it!!!

Genny said...

great Christmas inspiration!

My Crafting Time said...

Love your LOs and that tree is super cute. TFS

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Nadia's World said...

Love the LO's and the stocking is just so cute!!

TFS!!

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

Carrie said...

I love the stocking card... too cute!!

thanks for sharing!
Carrie
my2sons311@verizon.net

Pammejo said...

I love teh stocking card, it wonderful

Rebecca said...

OOOOh, I love the stocking and your layouts are fabulous! I agree the i rock is addicting and it is hard to put it away once you take it out!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

These are all WONDERFUL!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

Cassie_lu said...

fun projects and that stocking is just too cute

Rhonda V. said...

Your projects are fabulous Penny! And yes, I too could not quite stop myself from using my I-Rock 'one more time'. You can see my blinged out tree on my latest card on my blog. : )

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful projects especially love the stocking box

Cynthia B. said...

Wonderful layouts! I esp. love that "irregular" tree...such a great idea for scraps! (of which I have tons *blush*)
Thanks also for the link to the stocking template - off to go check it out.

Beth said...

Oooh - I've been dreaming of an I-top!

christel said...

All of the layouts are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

joni said...

These are so great!!!! Love the stocking and I agree, the I Rock is fabulous!!!! Love that thing! And I love the Cottage Collection too...love, love, love it!!! TFS!
Hugs,
Joni
arcocha@yahoo.com

Leah said...

These are all so adorable, loving them all I so need to scraplift them all. thank you thank you thank you!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

wow! amazing. will have to look into getting some of those tools.

stefeni said...

Beautiful layouts and projects!! Gosh they all have little things about them that just make you wanna say 'wow.'. Great job and thanks for sharing.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

owlbeescrappin said...

Love your projects! Awesome idea for using scraps for the Christmas Tree too! TFS and thanks for the chance to win! An i-Top is at the top of my Christmas list so I am crossing my fingers ;)

Happy Holidays
~Angel
ajewelo@yahoo.com

nadine said...

I love the stocking and the layouts. I will definately be visiting your blog to check out all of your wonderful ideas.

craftymom205 said...

Great projects.

Ann Edwards said...

The stocking is adorable and the layouts inspiring. Sure hope my name comes up in the drawing!

Lori Allred said...

Penny I absolutely adore the photo on your layout...so sweet!! Great post, thanks again!

Heather said...

Great LO's! Love the tree!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Drayia said...

Love the gift box...Would love to win a iTop it would be a welcomed addition to my tools.

mommyof5kidz said...

loving the layouts...and that cookie cake is pretty stinkin' awesome!!!! Thank you for all of the inspiration thus far...I look forward to coming over every day to see what "NEW" idea is awaiting me!

Kathy said...

Beautiful layouts! I totally know what you mean about the i-Rock. I find that I "need" to bling everything I make! Thanks for sharing!

Sophia said...

WOW, cute stocking and fab LOs...TFS

Gwendolyn said...

And another great day! Loved everything! But especially the christmas tree with the i-top brads! Thanks for the inspiration and the change to win!

Hugs Gwendolyn

Jessica said...

These are beautiful layouts! I especially like the holiday happiness layout. I have an I-rock but have been leary to use it, this inspired me to try!

Amy C said...

What wonderful layouts!! I just love they way they capture special family memories. That cute little stocking box is to die for. Thanks for sharing where to get the template with us.

Hugs,
Amy
http://www.scrappingmommy.com

Kate said...

Super cute!! I hope to win, cos the I-Top especially, is on my wish list this Christmas!!

kendra_kenny_2000 said...

Those LO are so awesome! I am going to adapt the tree one to make a card right now!

About me said...

Gorgeous LO! Thanks for sharing.

HeidiK said...

All of you projects are amazing. I especially love the stocking card. Thanks for sharing!

Tracy Pea said...

The stocking card is just adorable!

Laura Stewart said...

love the stocking!

Court said...

FABulous! All of your projects are great!

Steff said...

Love all your projects, Penny! The stocking is sooo cute but I also really like each one of your layouts. I think I feel a scraplift coming on...!

tammy said...

Cute stocking and the layouts are fabulous!

ScrappinSassy said...

That stocking is too cute! I LOVE the layout with the tree from scraps {might have to scraplift that one}!!

MommaMcVic said...

your ideas are wonderful! I downloaded the stocking and am going to scrap lift your tree idea! TFS!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Amber S said...

I love, love, love that tree made of strips of paper. It's so cool and a great way to use scraps!

Samantha T. said...

Beautiful projects! Merry Christmas!

About Us! said...

All the projects are so cute. I love the tree made of scrap paper with iTop ornaments ... how cute is that!!! Thanks for inspiring me.
Blessings, Cheryl
crosano at aol dot com

sucor said...

I love the Cottage Christmas collection! Cute stocking and the layouts are awesome! I love the tree made out of strips of scrap paper!

Suzy said...

Awesome projects! Very cute! thanks for the inspiration!

Kim. said...

Your layouts are amazing and I love how you decorated the stocking.
Kim xXx

Elaine said...

Love the stocking template - makes for a super cute card! The layout has great composition and makes me want to pull out all the crafty stuff I put away for the holidays...well I dind't really put it away - but there's been so little time to work on stuff!

doverdi said...

Love the stocking template & your layouts. Thanks for all the great inspiration & the chance to win.

Catherine Schroeder said...

Excellent job! I am going to check out that tutorial and thanks for sharing your LO! I love the tree with the paper strips! :D

Lori C. said...

I love these fun Christmas ideas you are sharing!!! I would LOVE to win an I-top! It is so cool! Thanks for being so generous and sharing these wonderful ideas with us!!!

Kim said...

BEAUTIFUL Layouts and that stocking is SUPER CUTE! TFS and a chance at Goodies! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

ScrappingMomOf3 said...

thanks for sharing all of those!

Bobbi said...

Whta a cute stocking, would be really cute for DD's class. TFS

bakscrap said...

OMG! I am a 2-page layout scrapper almost exclusively. I just love the layouts you shared. I'm off to visit your blog!

Snips and Snails said...

Great projects!

Bev said...

the stocking and the LO's are amazing.. beautiful work.. thanks for sharing

Memories Forever After said...

I can't get over how beautiful and inspiring these projects are!!! Thanks for sharing the template :-)
(I have had to go over and redo some comments as I noticed my comments were missing. I think I am forgetting to type in the word code at the end to get my comment submitted...Duh!!!)

ellen s. said...

oh what a cute card and that layout is amazing!!! love how you embellished the tree, too!

Michelle said...

These are so cute! I have to make that card!! I love the tree too! what a great way to use up some scraps!!!

joybear said...

That stocking is so cute!! Love the layouts!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Wonderful layouts!

Stampleigh said...

LOVE IT! Gotta love the iRock!

Wirg's Creative World said...

What a great idea and thanks for the link to the template too, it's quite versatile.

stephanie said...

What great ideas, love the stocking too.

Hollyk said...

Beautiful LO, love the stocking card.

Thanks for sharing. :)

motherloves3 said...

Love the stocking. I don't have an I-top but it looks like a must have. Thanks
motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

Ann said...

Each layout had a great idea to share, thanks! and that stocking is terrific!

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