Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christmas in July Hop - Day 3

Welcome to Memories in Tyme Christmas in July blog hop hosted by Lynda!!! After she participated in her first blog hop recently, she knew she needed to host one of her own hops this month so people will start to look at Christmas! Everyone has been working really hard on things this month, and we all hope you enjoy all the fun ideas we are sharing with you!!

If you just happened to stop by my blog, make sure you start at the beginning with Lynda's Blog so you don't miss any holiday projects.

I couldn't resist sharing this picture with you.  I have had this saved on my computer  forever.  I love the beach and Santa! - Try and keep cool, just like the big guy!

Unfortunately, I left my camera in my mom's car today.  I had to work at a pool and my daughter and mom came with me.  My daughter was looking at the pictures I took and she left it in the back seat of the car.  Since I can't share the mini bag I made for today's post, I am sharing a couple things I made 2 years ago for teacher gifts.  The first is a Yankee Candle that I altered using Zip Dry glue, black cardstock, snowflake paper and buttons that I tied with thread then added some stickles to embellish them.
Second are holiday jars.  (This is something you can do for any occasion) I save jars all year long - love to recycle and alter things around the house.  I used Zip Dry glue to adhere the pattern paper to the jars and lids.  I made tags for my girls to sign and tied them on with fibers.  I then filled them up with a mixture of Hershey Kisses.  Fun and simple gifts to make just to let someone know you care.
Now for the Blog Candy! This hop is a 4 day hop. Leave a comment for a chance to win a nice giveaway from me. If you comment each day, that will give you 4 chances to win. I will announce the winner on July 27. Please become a follower as I will be in a few hops coming up over the next couple of months, I am sure you will love them all. Thank you for stopping by.... now off to the next talented scrapper Kari.

21 comments:

Cathy said...

Santa on the beach, how cool is that?
I love all your crafty ideas.
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Eva said...

love the candle but man what a super easy and upcycle too with the jars, I will for sure have to try this. Thanks for all of the great ideas.
Eva :0)
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Lillian Child said...

LOVE that photo of santa on the beach! Had me smiling out loud. And what delightful jars. GREAT idea!

Doris P. said...

I love making these. I still have mine that a friend made me years ago. pretty festive jars!!
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Sherrie K. said...

Too funny...santa on the beach:) Never seen that before! Your projects turned out great. I love recylcling things from home and turning them into something fun to give away. Great job on all your creations for this hop. Enjoyed it!
Sherrie K
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Newbie2crafting said...

I love the candles they are great!! Santa on the beach is too cute!!!

Dana
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Lori Apgar said...

These are great gift ideas!! TFS!

Judy said...

Loved the way you dressed up the candle and reused the jars -- both great ideas! The pic of Santa is wonderful..
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Babe O'Mara said...

Cute picture. Love your projects. TFS

Babe
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Amanda said...

love what u did~gives me ideas & inspiration 4 christmas gifts! thanks! prhmangel@gmail.com

Rachel W K said...

Oh no, I'm sorry I can;t see the bag you made... I hope you can post it later! I love how you decorated that candle. Those yankee candles and bath and body works candles are always my favorite for the holidays, but I hate looking at their labels! Thanks for the idea!

-rwk
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Anniebee said...

Can't remember where you live, Kimmarie, but I hope your camera didn't melt in the car! These are really cute ideas. The candle is elegant and the jars are the perfect gift for neighbors, teachers and such that you don't want to spend a lot of money on. Thanks for sharing.

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous gift ideas! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Mary D said...

Really nice gift ideas They turned out great.Thanks for sharing

A Creative Journey said...

Love the way you decorated these! Very festive! TFS! I am a follower and would be honored if you would check my blog out and become a follower as well if you aren't already at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/

joydee1963 said...

love the Santa photo,Great projects,Candle is pretty,I am already a follower of your blog,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Vicki said...

I think the jars are a great idea for those misc gifts you need and find yourself with no resources. They make up really cute and can be used for different holidays or occasions..

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Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love santa walking barefoot on the beach. Your altered candles are awesome.
Kathy
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Cyndi S said...

Beautiful candle. Love the altered jars.
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Amy said...

Love the Santa picture!! :) Your jars are so cute -- I too save so many jars throughout the year so I have them to repurpose for teacher gifts and more!! I love those buttons on your candle too -- Never thought to add stickles to my buttons -- It looks GREAT!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing...

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AmyJRockstar said...

Love the photo! How fun is that? Everyone should have that one on their wall for Christmas. :0) TFS it! Your re-purposed creations are fantastic! Great gift ideas!


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