Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cutter's Creek Holiday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Cutter's Creek Design Team Holiday Blog Hop!  
We want you to hop along with us, for a chance at some awesome
Blog Candy....check out the Cutter's Creek Blog to see the goodies!
You hopefully came here from LORI'S BLOG, and of course, you
should start at the Cutter's Creek Design Team Blog HERE.  
The objective for our Blog Hop this weekend is to provide some
inspiration to help you get your holiday crafting underway!  Our
Design Team has come up with some fabulous projects and we have
a little bit of everything, from cards to gift ideas, and home decor items.
So we invite you to hop along with us and get your creative juices flowing!
But first, my little home dec/gift item:

Now....I will apologize right now everyone!  My computer has
caught itself a NASTY virus, and because of that....the VERY
un-techie me is trying desperately to post this on my son's 
computer....using his unfamiliar photo editing we 
can clearly  I will try tweak this pic tomorrow (AGAIN)
but for now....I want to go ahead and get this posted!  So excuse
my messy desk, and the so-so pic!  Please come back and take 
a second peek later today!!  ETA:  Ok....a BIT better of a pic....
my son's editing software isn't the greatest....but remember to
click on the pic for a bit of a larger's sure better than 
the first one anywho!  

And I've added a close up, so you can see the sparkle of the
Glitter Dust.....see info about it below...

For my project, I started with an unfinished shadow box frame,
painted it with Adirondack dauber paint (Watermelon and
Pitch Black)--love these....super easy way to paint wooden 
projects!  The papers and stickers and tag come from the
letters and numbers are AC Dear Lizzy collection, the die
cut on the top was from Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two 
and embellished with matching silver Nestabling from
Want2Scrap, the red tinsel is Tim Holtz Tinsel Twine
and the flower in the upper right corner is from the

Another fun item I finally played with on this project....
Glitter Dust!  This stuff is awesome!  Just a light spray,
and it coats your paper/flowers, whatever, in a fine 
glitter....dries instantly, and gives a soft's
gorgeous!  Used it on the flower and on the paper 
behind the word "santa" and behind the "2001".  

So thanks for putting up with my sad little pic....but 
would love to see a comment anyway--let me know
what ya think!!  And I willtry to get a little better pic
up after I get some playtime with this new software!!!  I'm a kinda slow learner!  

Now don't stop:  FRAN'S BLOG and her
absolutely gorgeous project--hope you enjoy hopping along
with us this weekend....and remember to leave a comment
on every blog for you chance to win!

And just in case:   
Here is the complete blog hop line up if you get lost along the way:


  1. Looks pretty darn good to me, but I will check back tomorrow anyway, just stunning! TFS!

  2. I think the frame is great beautiful work. TFS. and i think I need that spray lol

  3. Wow! That is so pretty! And don't worry, most of us that are crafty have messy desks, LOL!

  4. That is so pretty - I love altered frames. Good Job. (let's not even talk about a messy desk, mine is so cluttered)

  5. I love your shadow box a lot!!! Great job. Hugs, Fran

  6. very cute love all the bling on it

  7. I like the shadow box, very nice and I agree about glitter dust, I just love this stuff. Thanks for sharing

  8. What a beautiful shadowbox!

  9. Beautiful Shadow Box!!! *Hugs*

  10. Love the shadowbox and the bling!!!!

  11. this is really a sharp project. ill have to check out the glitter dust :) thanks!

  12. Soooo cute. Loving all the great ideas.

  13. Oh my word!! I can only imagine who fabulous this must be in person...because it is down right stunning! :)

  14. Great shadow box. i love it. thanks for sharing

  15. Oh I love the flowers! Love Glitter! Hugs! Kathie in Fl

  16. Ah yes, glitter dust is totally awesome! Thanks for sharing your project.

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  17. Awesome shadow box, Laura! I am thankful to know that you are working on some of your older pics! I have so many years to catch up on! I will have to get me some of that glitter dust!

  18. Laura as always I love your work. You keep living up to your great title of "Scrap Addict". Can't believe that your oldest is off at college.

  19. Your card is wonderful. I love how you incorporated your children in the card its self. Love this hop.

  20. cute Shadowbox, TFS.

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  21. I love it!! You did a great job, it's an adorable gift idea and you could update it with the kids Santa pictures every year. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I love your box!! It looks so beautiful and sparkly. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  23. Laura, your box is lovely! I have to use my Glitter Dust and Cutterscreek branded flowers! Thanks so much for the inspiration and sharing.

    Sue B

  24. What a gorgeous box! Love the bling and the colors are fabulous! And what cute boys!

  25. So beautiful it looks with the sweet faces and the festive colors
    Dr Sonia