Friday, March 25, 2011

Make Up Your Own Holiday Blog Hop

Well hello and welcome to the "Make Up Your Own Holiday Blog Hop". I do hope you are having a wonderfully GREEN March and fantastic weekend. If you have popped on here from Gina''s Stamping Creations then you are in the right place. If not, be sure to head over to One By One the Flamingo's are Stealing My Sanity and start your creative adventure of holidays you have never heard of.

My project is a Holiday to celebrate talent. This talent can be anything you want it to be. Mine is singing for this 1/4 of the year. My daughter and I try to go see a play, or go to a concert of unknowns. In May it is Latin Dancers at the Festival La Famila in Sacramento. Next month is the High School Chior on stage. So this is how I came up with my holiday. I think that the Arts of the young are not appreciated as much as they should be. The talent at some of the High Schools is amazing. The children that dance at the Festival La Famila are breath taking. There is a little play house call "B" Street Theater in Sacramento, that puts on the greats plays with unknown actors and they are great.

Well I do have some blog candy to give away. I don't have a picture of it due to my camera is giving me nothing but problems. I am not a techy person and this camera is a bit over my head. Well I have a NP 1 1/4" Square Stampin Up punch and a 2" x 2" craft box (it is ready for you to design on). All you need to do is be a follower and leave me a post. Then on Monday I will have Randy ( draw a winner. You must leave me a way to get a hold of you. I will post on my blog, but need to be able to inform you if you have won. Ok enough and on to the project

In The Spotlight

The Cream, Green, Purple and Yellow cardstock were 12" x 24" pieces.

The 12" x 24" cut pieces were put together then cut to make a 2 page layout.

Tried to use only one Cricut Cartridge, but just couldn't. LOL


Cartridges Used:

Twinkle Toes
George and Basic Shapes
Quarter Note

Papers Used:

Provo Crafts - 12x24 - Black & White Cardstock
Provo Crafts - 12x24 - Basic Brights Cardstock
My Mind’s Eye – Lost & Found – Madison Avenue “Girlfriends” Lovely Paper
DCWV – Shimmer Stack
DCWV – Glitter Stack
DCWV – Paper Lace Stack

Tools Used:

Cricut Expression
Cricut 12x24 Cutting Mat
Design Studio

Supplies Used:

ATG Tape
Pop Dots
Sakura White Gel Pen
Dollar Rhinstones & Pearls

Cut Sizes:

Twinkle Toes:

Cream Background – 12x24
Black Background – Curtain Piece 23.367 x 12.096
Purple Side & Top Curtains – 29.67 x 12.097 (cut 2 and flip one)
Green Top Curtain – 23.931 x 2.918 (cut 2)
Gold Title – 7 x 3.049
Pink “The” – 2.423 x 1.193
Pink “In” – 2.42 x 1.211
Pink “Spotlight” – 5.893 x 1.744
Yellow Spotlight – 12.43 x 11.182
Silver Top of Spotlight – 3.308 x 4
Dark Haired Girl – 5.154 x 7
Light Haired Girl – 3.955 x 7

George and Basic Shapes:

Black Under Title – Horizontal Lines - .366 x 10.378 (Welded in DS) (4 pieces)
Black Under Title – Vertical Lines - .3 x 3.307 (Welded in DS) (3 pieces)

Quarter Note:

Musical Notes – 2” each

Photo Mats:

Black - 4.5" x 6.5"
Pattern Paper - 4.25" x 6.25"

There is a lot of working in Design Studio to get this to come out to the sizes need to make this a 2 page layout. A lot of flipping and having cuts run off the cutting mat in Design Studio. Hope you like my special Holiday.

Thank you for hopping by and now you need to head over to Just Yolie, Just Create and see her wonderful project.


  1. Cute, cute cute!!! I have this cart and have yet to use it! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Hi Wam Family...long time no see! What a great layout, and I am equally impressed with your materials list and directions. Great job!
    kopperhead at cox dot net

  3. Oh this is fun your layout is super

  4. Kathryn, what a fantastic day to celebrate and your layout is so cute!


  5. Hey Kathryn,

    I really love this!!! I hardly ever make larger projects.

  6. Lovely that you've incorporated music into your daily world. TYFS

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

    P.S. STOP BY MY BLOG this weekend for opportunity to win three different lots of BLOG CANDY. Top three posts detail it.

  7. That is adorable!!! Loved it! Thanks for shring that masterpiece!

  8. You did an amazing job on this layout. All the details are amazing!


  9. great job and TFS fabulous simply fabulous

  10. Kathryn I love your project! My daughter is a dancer, and i can't find Twinkle toes anywhere! :(
    Thanks for sharing!!
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  11. I love the layout. I have so many pictures of my daughter from dance & both kids from band. I need to get that cartridge. LOL
    gavinsmimi AT gmail DOT com

  12. Great layout. Love the singers.

  13. I love the local talent and have to agree some of the groups are amazing.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  14. Great layout.

  15. Oh I love it .... so cute!!! I love Design Studio!! I'm always in there doing something...LOL


  16. ..thanks for the wonderful instructions on how to make this lay-out.. great idea.. thanks for the opportunity at the blog candy..mitz_zeeyahoodotcom

  17. Thanks for the great tutorial for your wonderful design! I agree that we need to focus more on the arts for our youth. I really enjoyed your post!
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  18. That layout is absolutely beautiful! Great job.

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  19. What a great idea for a holiday. Love the layouts & music sheet mats. I've really enjoyed creating a holiday for this hop & a project to go along with it. TFS!

  20. Great layout! I love how you were able to create the spot light with the yellow.

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  21. Oh how cute... I have the Twinkle Toes cartridge and I haven't even opened it yet... I have too cause those little girls are so cute.

    TFS I'm a new follower.

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  22. What a wonderful way to celebrate talent. I totally agree with you---I used to take my kinds to plays, concerts and other cultural activities--and it paid off, as they still enjoy the arts as adults! I love your layout---what a nice memory this will be! Thanks for hopping with me--you're among the best! Karelj

  23. I agree with you about youth talent not being appreciated. My niece goes to a K-8 school and the chior for their 7&8 grade students is just amazing! They put in a lot of practice time, and I am glad to say that their ecents are well attended.

    You did a great job with your LOs!

  24. Very cute LO. I'm a new follower.

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  25. Great layout! Love talent day. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  26. Great layout and thanks for the step by step instructions with measurements

    scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

  27. Such a cute layout!! Love the colours and the music papers. TFS!
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  28. So fun! My DD is talented in music & art, I need to do more with that.

    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  29. Very cute layout! TFS!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  30. Hi, Kathryn! I have to agree with you that not enough emphasis is placed on culture and the arts. That being said, I think your project is wonderful. You did a great job on it and it depicts your holiday perfectly. Thanks for sharing and for offering a chance to win your cool blog candy.

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  31. Super cute! Songs like a great tradition!

  32. I loved your layout. I am a new follower.

    Marcy S.
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  33. Oops I commented on the wong post anyway.... Love your LO and that cart, very cute project TFS

  34. I was just making my way around the hop again incase anyone posted something new today.... I didn't want to miss any of you ladies crafty goodness.

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  35. We spell our names the same way. I am already a follower. Your twinkle Toes girls are beautifully dressed. Love your pages.
    katieoscreations at gmail dot com

  36. Kathryn, that is an adorable layout, thanks for sharing.

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  37. Wonderful layout. Just wonderful!!! Love it.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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  38. How adorable! I love this!
    I am already a follower of your blog
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  39. What a fantastic LO... thanks for the inspiration! I'm a new follower :)