Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hop and Win....CardSwaps Sugar Crash Hop!

Hello!!! Welcome to the CardMaker Magazine CardSwaps Sugar Crash Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Lora's blog. If you didn't, you might want to go back and start at the beginning.

There are 16 different stops on the hop where you can win a PRIZE or a digital image or a cool sketch. The only way to enter to win the prizes is to leave a comment on that blog.

You are also invited to participate in the Sugar Crash Crop at CardSwaps, too. There are 10 challenges to be posted over the next 3 days (November 4-6, 2010) and EVERY challenge will have a winner. What’s the prize, you ask? A paper crafts books from CardMaker Magazine!! PLUS, one lucky crop participant will win a card making kit that makes 50 cards!!!!

My project: The Christmas holiday is very important in my family. It is the one time of the year that my whole family gets together (siblings, parents, nieces and nephews) and we all gather to have dinner and a Pollyanna. (ETA: A Pollyanna is where you put every one's name in a hat and then you buy a gift for that person. We pick on Thanksgiving and then have a party to give the gifts right after Christmas. And...you keep it a secret for that whole month--which is difficult in our family!) Because this is one tradition that we all look forward to...I chose to create a Christmas gift bag:


Here is the detail shot of all the bling on the ornament:


I stamped the ornament stamp (Heirloom Ornament by Gina K Designs) in ruby on some ivory cardstock. I cut it out with Spellbinders Nested Ornament dies that coordinate perfectly with this set. I stamped the sentiment on some ivory cardstock and matted it with ruby cardstock.

I added a few more stamped and die cut smaller ornaments under the sentiment and added some bling to them.

Enter to win! You have until 11:59 PM CST, November 6, 2010, to post your comment on this post to be entered to win the new stamp set I used on this bag. It is called Heirloom Ornament (by Gina K Designs). It is a GORGEOUS set!


If you want to participate in the challenges for the Sugar Crash Crop go check it out after the blog hop and upload your completed projects by 11:59PM CST, November 8, 2010. (There are prizes to win there, too!)· The link to the challenges are on the last person's blog

The next stop on this hop is the talented..........Meredith! (If you have a few extra minutes, you should check out the adorable Halloween cards she posted!)

In case you get lost along the way....Here is the FULL list of blogs that are participating in the hop:

Lora http://craftsaremything.blogspot.com/2010/11/sugar-crash-blog-hop.html
Carolyn King -http://myblogbycammie.blogspot.com/2010/11/hop-and-wincardswaps-sugar-crash-hop.html < --You are here! Meredith -http://whatsnextma.blogspot.com/2010/11/sugar-crash-crop-nov-4th-nov-6th.html
Ashley - http://handstampedbyashley.blogspot.com/2010/11/cardmaker-sugar-crash-blog-hop.html
Christy Croll (Tiddly Inks - Guest Designer) -http://tiddlyinks.blogspot.com/2010/11/sugar-crash-blog-hop.html
Susie - http://lilbitofme-susan.blogspot.com/2010/11/sugar-crash-blog-hop-and-crop.html
Diana - http://b4ustamp.blogspot.com/
Jane -http://jane-notsuchaplainjane.blogspot.com/2010/11/welcome-you-are-on-cardswaps-sugar.html
Traci (Guest Cardmaker) -http://scrapbookpagelayouts.blogspot.com/2010/11/card-swaps-sugar-crash-blog-hop-and.html
Angelina - http://angel-artdesign.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-hop_04.html
Tami Mayberry (Guest Designer) - http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com/2010/11/cardmaker-magazine-card-swaps-sugar.html
Irina - http://sami-creativityworld.blogspot.com/2010/11/welcomeyou-are-on-cardswaps-sugar-crash.html
Ana - http://anaggarciam.blogspot.com/2010/11/cardswaps-sugar-crash-blog-hop.html
Margaret - http://mmora-lilyana-365.blogspot.com/2010/11/sugar-crash-blog-hop.html
Natalie (Chi Chi Memories - Guest Designer) - http://chichimemories.blogspot.com/2010/11/sugar-crash-blog-hop.html
Laura - http://ljjonescircus.blogspot.com/2010/11/sugar-crash-blog-hop-yeah.html

Thanks for stopping by!

106 comments:

ma said...

Ooh, what a gorgeous stamp! I can hardly wait to see the whole set...I'll be sure to be back to look! That gift bag is much more personal than a store bought one, but looks fairly quick...I'll have to try that this year!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful embellished gift bag, Cammie! I love how your used the ornaments!

Lori said...

Beautiful gift bag. Love the shimmery ribbon and the beautiful ornaments with bling!

Jennie said...

Beautiful bag Cammie!! Love how you used the ornaments and the colors. (ps. don't count me in to the drawing...) :oP

Erin Smetak said...

I don't need to be in the running, even though that stamp set is gorgeous! But, your bag is SO awesome, I just had to comment!!!! Totally love it!!!! Whoever gets that bag should cherish it forever!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous looking stamp. Can't wait for the reveal. Cheers
Anna

Pammie Kay said...

I love the crispness of your stamp..and bling is my thing. Thanks for sharing...but one ?? What is a Pollyanna? (we have dinner and a Pollyanna) Just curious!

stampqueen said...

I love your gift bag - love the ornamert in red with the bling!!!

Irina Pljasova said...

WOW! Amazing bag!

christine pethers said...

Lovely bag - looks like material , and the tag is gorgeous

The Bug said...

What a beautiful gift bag! Thanks so much for sharing.
Wini
winib4@gmail.com

Sheahasu said...

I'm dying to see what is in the rest of this set. Looking forward to tonight!

femke said...

hi carolyn,

you made a beautiful giftbag!!! love the combination kraft with red.

greetings femke

jordanbev5 said...

Wow! Such a great idea to make a gift bag with it. Can't wait to see the set tonight!

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

Carolyn, what a beautiful stamp set. Looks wonderful Thanks for offering the WHOLE set as a candy and for joining our hop!

Thea said...

This bag is oh so pretty! Love the vintage look of the ornament. Simply beautiful!

scrapdaworld said...

What a beautiful stamp and gift bag idea! Thanks for sharing this! I have to have it!!

Chris said...

What a beautiful gift bag. Can't wait to see the rest of the stamps in the set!

Thanks for the inspriation and a chance to win.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

The ornaments are gorgeous! Love your tag.

Janice W. said...

This is so gorgeous! I love it!

Intruderlady said...

wow, this is such a lovely stamp. love what you made with it.
tfs.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

WOW!! Great Bag :) these stamps are amazing!! your designs always inspire me

Ms. Jen said...

What a great idea for a gift bag. Love that Gina K stamp too!

Teresa said...

Beautiful stamp, Carolyn. I love how you juiced it up with some serious bling.

Cassie_lu said...

what a beautiful stamp set and gift bag love all the bling to you added too

Diana said...

Very nice bag. TFS and God Bless.

Diana
http://b4ustamp.blogspot.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

What a lovely gift bag, and a lovely new set! I'd love to win!

Lillian Child said...

So nice to meet you Carolyn! I'm new to your blog via this hop and am loving the new talent and inspiration I'm finding along the way. Your bag is fabulous! My family also does a round robin gift exchange, except that instead of picking a name, we just do gift cards and then "steal" them away from each other during the round robin. Always fun and giggles galore!

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous ornament. Love the added bling. Awaiting the full reveal.

p.s. I apoligize if this is a duplicate post-I had computer 'issues.'

Teresa said...

The gift bag is absolutely awesome and beautifully designed. Thanks for the opportunity to win the set, the heirloom ornament is lovely.

Leezer said...

beautilful Work Cammie! I just love that set and die. Thanks for showing

Darla said...

Wow!! What a wonderful use for this stamp set. I often stamp my own giftwrap but I think I now have to start stamping some tags (never did before since it would require a lot of stamping/work per tag) this one looks so easy to make with a great WOW factor!

Linda Deline said...

I love this. Thank you for the opportunity to win. God bless.

Kathy H said...

LOVE LOVE that stamp set!!

Lesley from WI said...

These stamps are gorgeous as is this gift bag! Last year was the first time I made all my tags and gift bags and would love to win this set. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lesley from WI said...

These stamps are gorgeous as is this gift bag! Last year was the first time I made all my tags and gift bags and would love to win this set. Thanks for the chance to win!

GCgirl said...

This is a beautiful stamp set and I love how you used it on the gift bag! I have several of those in my stash...thanks for sharing the great idea!

jean said...

Love your gift bag. I never seem to think to make bags instead of buying them - and they are SOOOOO expensive. I will have to start doing that. Thanks for the good idea on your bag!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful gift bag and tag! I love that the stamp and die match perfectly! Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Very pretty...love the bling.

nanavf said...

That stamp is glorious! And I love to see the "dressed up" brown bag. I have some of those I bought a long time ago and haven't done anything with them yet. Oh boy, now all I have to do is find them!

Susan said...

I love giving gifts in gift bags so this is a great idea for making my own. Thanks for the inspiration. The ornament stamp is gorgeous!

Nicole said...

Beautiful, Cammie! I love how you "blinged" up the larger ornament, the row of smaller ornaments, and that lovely gold ribbon.

Mary B. said...

Cammie, we have that same tradition in our family, although I'd never heard it called a PollyAnna! Last year, after our family was hit hard by the recession, we gave our gift a theme...Christmas Ornaments. We felt like it was something everyone could afford but would still be able to personalize in some way. (I received a running shoes ornament because 3 weeks before Christmas I completed my first 1/2 marathon...I thought it was an awesome gift). Thanks for sharing your tradition and your talents! Mary

BCG said...

OH MY!! I would love to receive that bag, even if it was empty. The ornament is gorgeous and what a wonderful prize!! Thank you so much for being part of the hop. :)

Katherine said...

Love the gift bag Cammie. I can't wait to see this set in the release tonight.

Christine from FL said...

Beautiful bag! I love the "blinged up" ornament!

Nancy L. said...

beautiful!! thanks for the chance to win!!

Colorado Crafter said...

Ooooh!! Such a lovely gift bag!! So elegant! Thanks for a chance to win the stamp set... this one is gorgeous.

Jingle said...

This is such a cute gift bag!

peggy wainman said...

Love the bag Cammie! I can't wait to see the whole set!

Ana Garcia said...

Lovely bag and i love ornaments i cant wait for the realise o rhe pic of the stamp set

Aunt T said...

Great stamp set. I love your bag. Thanks for the inspiration.

Teresa

Ashley said...

This bag is so pretty...tfs :)

Virginia Wingo said...

The gift bag is gift enough. It's beautiful.

StampinDi said...

I love the gift bag that you made using Nina's newest stamp set. I can't wait to see the whole set

Paulette said...

What an elegant ornament stamp and isn't Christmas going in the vintage direction this year. It's so neat that the stamps have coordinating dies, love that!! What a fun gift giving you and your family do every year and what a lovely gift bag you've made for the occasion.

Margaret said...

Very elegant! I love the bling.

Alison said...

Very beautiful! Love it:)

Anna K. said...

What a stunning project!

Georgei said...

What a pretty card you did I saw that stamp on Gina and it a beautiful stamp
thank for show your card

Carol said...

Beautiful project! I am looking forward to seeing all the new Gina K Sets tonight!

Carol B

Debra said...

Beautiful job! I have been thinking about purchasing some of Gina K's stamps! TFS

xdebrax@yahoo.com

Alyssa S said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Such a beautiful bag :o)

Anonymous said...

Great ornament design!

Daisy Sue

Allison Cope said...

Wow Carolyn! Love how used this new stamp set! Can't wait for the reveal!

Marsha said...

Beautiful gift bag. Love the ornament - looking forward to the gkd blog hop tonight.

terrie said...

What an awesome stamp...I like what you did with tag...
well done
zullu26@aol.com

Nancy said...

I am DROOLING over all the previews with this set! Your gift bag is beautiful, I can just see my son's teacher going crazy for it.

Jan Castle said...

great work on your gift bag! I would love to win this set!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful bag, love the detail in the ornaments.

Nadine said...

I love your gift bag with that awesome ornament stamp. I gotta have it and the dies too of course!!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the set.

linda patti tpatti@windstream.net said...

this is a great project, and right in time for Christmas!

Linda from Georgia said...

Great bag -- love the bling! Looking forward to the party tonight.

Donna said...

What an adorable Christmas bag! I've been eying this new set that Gina is releasing and can't wait to see the full reveals tonight! Have a wonderful Friday!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous gift bag--love the ornament stamp.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Beautiful card - so elegant Cammie! I am excited to see the full release of the set at the Stamp TV party tonight!

Golda said...

Fabulous job on your bag!

Gloria Westerman said...

Beautiful.....what a awesome idea....tfs

kristen said...

LOVE the gift bag...I wish I was your pollyanna. My extended family did the pollyanna thing for quite a while. It is so fun! Love the bling on your ornament.

Dana said...

Simply fabulous Cammie!!

Shirleo said...

Love the bag! The new ornament stamp is beautiful. I just may have to have it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

I love your bag... it looks so elegant. Anyone getting it is bound to keep it and probably never use it... just keep it for decoration!

Ashley said...

Your bag and tag are so beautiful...tfs :)

Marcia said...

Love the gift bag - what a beautiful way to give a gift!

Booknplays said...

I like your gift bag. I am sure your recipient will like it too.

What a generous blog gift, that stamp set. Thank you for making it available.

LoriW said...

What a neat way to decorate the ornament. I just got those ornament dyes last month, but had not thought of stamping a decorative design like that yet. Thanks for the idea!

My Scrap Diary said...

What a great look!! A kraft bag with red/white and bling.
And thats so neat (the pollyana). Now does that mean that every person only gets one gift for xmas or its a bonus gift?
Thanks
Jess M

jenlynnie said...

your stamps dress up the bag nicely.

Ангелина said...

Very beautiful Christmas gift bag!

Terri E. said...

That card is a beauty!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Thanks, What beautiful stamps and love your beautiful ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Joanne (jojot) said...

these ornaments are totally awesome and just LOVE that there are dies to match.....just might have to 'treat' myself

karen walsh said...

thats a fantastic set, i have yet to try any of ginak stamps . your bag is wonderful , i love the clean look

Marilyn said...

I love your gift bag. I use a lot of brown bags and I like the way this one is decorated. Thank you!

FireFly said...

Carolyn, your ornaments are great, especially with the added "bling". It's a very special way to decorate a gift bag.

Shawn

adetia said...

What a beautiful bag, love the ornament!! :)

BrendEe said...

I like the bag. great job!

Kathy Mayfield said...

Oh my gosh! What wonderful talent you are sharing with us... I love the stamp set, just stunning. Glad you are on the hop...
sassybugscraps@yahoo.com

Hazel said...

Its taken me ages to work out the an american ornament is a bauble here in the uk,
Hazel

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a gorgeous Gift Bag!!! Sounds like you have a fabulous Christmas.....my family is pretty small, but a very special time of year for us as well

Hugs for you!

Vicki

Anonymous said...

Nice bag... I love the stamps and the blings!!

It's almost impossible to keep a secret, right?

Ardilla (www.ardillatrabajadora.multiply.com)

Brenda said...

Beautifully embellished bag. Oh and I am loving those stamps!!

JustMargo said...

Love that stamp set. All these years of drawing names and I never knew it was called Pollyana. I like that! Thanks!

Allison said...

Fabulous bag! Love the colours and bling!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful gift tag and bag.