Friday, December 10, 2010

It's A Small World Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our hop this weekend. A special thanks to Jessica over at Kinderstamp-O for hosting our hop! Our challenge was to create something representing places around the world or other cultures. Well, I think I probably took a different path than others. As I’ve been blessed to travel to so many places around this wonderful world of ours, I decided to create a banner featuring “Merry Christmas” in 10 different countries native language.

My Cricut and Joys of the Season cart were used to cut out the ornament shapes, trees and wreaths. I also cut out a ‘shadow’ of each to mat each ornament. Tim Holtz Distressed inks gave the mats and paper flowers (from Prima) a vintage look. Stickles, one of my favorite embellies, was used on each ornament. Another touch of ‘bling’, a snowflake metal charm attached to the bottom of each ornament. Lastly, a swatch of grosgrain and golden thin ribbon make it all come together to form the banner. This was such a fun project to make.



So . . . Merry Christmas from . . . Melkin Yelidet – Ethopia, Glaedelig Jul – Denmark, Sretan Bozic – Croatia, Feliz Navidad – Mexico, Merry Keshmish – Navajo Native American, Frohliche Weihnachten – Germany, Kala Christouyennal – Greece, Joyeux Noel – France, Hristos Se Rodi – Serbia, Buone Feste Natalizie – Italy

Now it's time to enjoy Sigrid's project so head on over to -
Sigrid - http://www.lovescrapreflect.blogspot.com/

Here’s the list in case you missed someone. Thanks so much for visiting.
Jess - www.kinderstampo.com
Christine Wilson-Dunbar - http://chrisscreations.blogspot.com/
Shelley - http://heartstring-designs.blogspot.com/
Vickie - http://twochicksonalimb.blogspot.com/
Sigrid - http://lovescrapreflect.blogspot.com/
Meighen - http://scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com/
Mariam - http://mariamsatchell.blogspot.com/
Linda- www.krazyqulling.com
Madison- http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/
Pam - http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
Christine Hatchell - www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com
Jessica-Creative Stamper - Www.thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com
DDscrafts- http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Gaby - www.gabycreates.com
Lisa - http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/
Nicole - http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/
Martha - http://dreamofcrafting.blogspot.com/
Liz - http://www.lizspaperloft.blogspot.com/
Jessica Baker - http://www.thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
Cheryl - http://cheryl-gibson.blogspot.com/
Jess - http://www.kinderstampo.com/p/its-small-world-blog-hop.html

Our sponsors for the hop are: Unity Stamp Co, Peachy Keen Stamps, Lindy Stamp Gang, Preserve Your Memories II, Imaginisce, Helmar. Leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a Holiday Scrap Box with these products.

I am also offering a special give away on my blog – in time to receive by Christmas! All you have to do is leave a comment and become a follower. Random.org will choose the winning comment on Monday 12/13 by noon (CST). Thanks again and hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

75 comments:

  1. this is stunning. I haven't seen something done with cricut in a long time that wasn't cutesy. Love it. your work is great.

    Lisa
    robbysmommyga@aol.com

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  2. WOW! Vickie this is gorgeous. You are so talented. LOVE it!

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  3. Beautiful! Your fireplace looks beautiful.

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  4. so pretty thanks for sharing Debbie

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  5. that is really pretty, thanks for sharing ;D


    perfectlyunperfectcards@gmail.com

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  6. very very nice


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  7. Already a follower! What an awesome project! I love it> Really looks stunning across your mantel. TFS
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!
    kathlee154@gmail.com
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  8. Great Project!
    I am now following since I found your blog from this hop!
    Happy Crafting Christmas
    Sarah
    sbwoodring@att.net

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  9. Beautiful Christmas Garland. I have that cartridge! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.

    Debbie Flowers
    happiscrapper@xipline.com

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  10. TFS such a wonderful project!!!
    reanie@valornet.com

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  11. Beautiful garland. love your project.
    pammejo1@yahoo.com

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  12. Very pretty! chrisbrown1973@hotmail.com

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  13. Beautiful Banner I wish I had a mantle to display banners, I would need about 20 this is a great idea. BEing a world traveler its beautiful

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  14. Loving the banner! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. Your mantel looks gorgeous! TFS! I'm already a follower. Thank you for a chance to win! :) Happy Holidays!

    Terrie Barroso
    terriennz@att.net
    crafteecards.blogspot.com

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  16. WoW So much inspiration. So much love time and detail went into this.
    HUGS
    Meighen

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  17. Oh,,,love love it. Thanks for sharing. kimbob27@hotmail.com

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  18. Love the idea, its awesome
    thanks for sharing with us
    hugs,
    Liset
    hailemnat@gmail.com

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  19. So sweet !! TFS Martha C.
    mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

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  20. Beautiful. Great for the traveler. Love the use of the little charms.

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  21. Lovely! I liked the Christmas greetings from around the world!

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  22. Oh WOW! This is just stunning! I LOVE the idea of using the different languages on each ornament. And each ornament is GORGEOUS! TFS!!!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  23. OOOOOO i have everything but the metal charms to make this Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  24. Wow, look at all that detail. Beautiful.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  25. Mom,

    Your banner turned out awesome! Can't wait to be home and see it in person! I also can't wait to see you Thursday! You did an amazing job for this blog hop!! I love you!!

    Katie

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  26. This is so awesome!!

    Susan
    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  27. This is so cool. I want more photos;-)
    Jessica
    http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com

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  28. That looks like it took forever!! The detail is amazing, I love it!!! I'm so happy you participated in the hop! I really like your work!! TFS! :)
    Celeste b.
    ccscards.blogspot.com

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  29. Great banner! TFS!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. Wow, those are amazing. TFS. I am now following your blog and can't wait to see more of your wonderful talent.

    http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

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  31. lve the detail and the idea!

    dfhenson@q.com

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  32. very pretty!! love this idea!!
    scrapbooks1953@sbcglobal.net

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  33. Very beautiful ornaments!
    I'm your newest follower..Would Love it if you could check out my blog..
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  34. Beautiful!!! Breathtaking!!!
    I've been a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  35. Love it!! I love the world and it's different traditions and would love to travel with you!! I too love traveling!!! Great project representing this!!!

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  36. Love it. Banners are a great way to decorate!

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  37. wow! Love it!very different! Dina arm1997@msn.com

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  38. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TFS.
    cureta2@yahoo.com

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  39. Your ornaments are beautiful!!! I have been wanting to make some and now I think you have definatly inspired me! TFS!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  40. Love this! Beautiful :)

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  41. Wow lots of detail on your work!
    This is great work!!

    monica.lowrance@gmail.com
    http://happyscrappn2.blogspot.com/

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  42. I really love that you incorporated 10 different styles into one. And I wish that we could see each and every one individually as the one you show is amazing!

    TFS

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  43. What a wonderful idea for a banner. Now I want to look up Merry Christmas in more languages. :)

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  44. It is just beautiful! I love that you took it and really made it your own! Great job!

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  45. Such a lovely garland! Beautiful work!
    Hugs,
    Linda K.

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  46. wow you did awesome love it on the fireplace alot of work but well worth it

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  47. I love the banner, it's beautiful. Adore the vintage feel.
    Nikki
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
    www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  48. What an incredible and wonderful banner. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  49. These are so pretty and I love the little details. TFS :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com

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  50. What a great idea. It's beautiful!!

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  51. Such a pretty banner, I love it!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  52. Your fireplace was beautiful to begin with but that banner just adds the iceing! Thank you for sharing!
    HAPPY HOLIDAY"S Hopping around making new friends and now you are one! Thanks to KinderStampO!

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  53. This is really amazing, love how yo did each one in a different language!
    I am already a follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  54. What a unique way to commemorate your travels and celebrate the diversity of the cultures at Christmas time!

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  55. A very lovely banner. Your fireplace looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  56. VERY ADORABLE!!

    I LIKE USING TIM'S PRODUCTS TOO!!

    TFS
    CREATED2BUNIQUE AT YMAIL DOT COM

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  57. Love how you did the ornaments! The layered 3D effect looks so cool!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  58. Gorgeous ornaments! I love the layering that you did and what a fun idea!!!

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  59. Oh my! This was such a great project. I loved all the details!
    Shelley
    Shelley
    shelldian@hotmail.com

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  60. Fireplace looks awesome!! Great jod on the christmas banner!! TFS!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    Rexann

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  61. What a great idea! I love your fireplace. TFS :)

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  62. Perfect for this occassion! TFS

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  63. what a wonderful idea! and so detailed ! TFS :)
    the condes at gmail dot com

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  64. Your banner looks awesome! I love all the details!
    top29gun at gmail dot com

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