Saturday, December 1, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!!!

So if you are anything like me - time has flown and you can't believe that it is already December! How in the world did that happen?  I am still not in holiday mode, but I'm really trying to get there!  If you are in the same boat as me or are just ready to dig into Christmas Projects, I have some exciting news for you!

I have joined forces with some amazing people @ Honeybearz Designs' 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP 

We are already at Day 8, but don't worry you can still join in the incredible projects and presents! So, many designers/bloggers have joined in to give you lots of ideas and projects for Christmas everyday! Make sure you head on over to Honeybearz' blog for all the details, including links to each day and the opportunity to win blog candy prizes! But remember - everyone is a winner because you all get amazing inspiration! So don't miss a thing!

Here are today's projects but remember to visit Lisa's blog to get all the details and links to the other projects:

I have the great honor of being a Guest Designer for today and I'm excited to share my project with you!

Every year I send out Christmas cards and every year it is a card that I designed and send out to get printed. That means I also get family pictures taken each Fall/Winter for the card.  My family doesn't enjoy that part very much but they are usually pretty cooperative! One of my little brothers and his wife recently started up a photography business - so they did a little photo session with my family over the Thanksgiving weekend!  We did a little trade - he took my photos and I designed some Christmas cards for him to use for his customers.  I did about 8 designs for him and since they were already designed - I decided to go ahead and actually use one of the designs for MY Christmas Card this year!

This was the template design:

I used my Christmas Wrap Kit for the papers and created it so the card was really about the PHOTOS, but left a little room for sentiments! I created this template specifically for a 4x8 card from

I always enjoy sharing more than 1 photo on a card, so this was really fun to use. I created the card so you could use 4 photos - but I was able to customize it to actually include 7 photos for my card!

This is my result:

I love how it turned out - such fun colors and full of my family! 

Now, something for you!  I am offering my template design of this card for you to download today! It is a transparent PNG file, so you will just need to go stick your photos under the PNG file in your graphics program and then you can add anything you would like - text, photos, and other images. Remember my template was created to the specifications from to create a 4x8 card. It might not work for other printing companies. Also remember that this is for personal-use only!

Thanks so much for visiting me today! If you have never been to my blog before - I hope you take a look around and come back and see me!

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Mary Kay Lyons-McDonnell said...

I love your digital christmas card lake out Thank so much for sharring. :D

Sarah Biswabic said...

Very cute card!

Rosalee said...

I love your template card. All the pictures you used are just wonderful. Beautiful design too and I love the sentiment.
Hugs, Rosalee

Marianne said...

Thanks for sharing your did an awesome job! i knew you had to be a guest, cause i wasn't following i am, and it may be called stalking! Thanks for being here.


Lori Comeau said...

Nice job on your design. Love your family pictures.

Melissa Chesser said...

Great card. Beautiful family.


mamawcindy said...

You did an Awesome Job! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Suzys Crafts said...

What a gorgeous Christmas Card.

Cathy said...

Fabulous layout, thanks for sharing and being part of the hop.

Gail said...

Thank you for being a guest designer and showing your lovely project - and for offering the template for free! That was generous of you - have a great week and thanks for being part of the hop - Gail

Kathy's-Krafts said...

This is a wonderful creative idea. I love it

Mary said...

THanks for sharing...MaryG.

Carla said...

That's a great way to catch everyone up with what your family has been doing all year. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Tanya said...

Your card looks great!!
Thanks for sharing the file.
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Jodie R said...

awesome family and beautiful card!! it showcases your little cuties perfectly! Thanks for sharing your card too!!