Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Blog Hop

Tis the season to be jolly...and what better way to pull it off than with a Christmas blog hop.

Ashely, The Blog Princess is our hostess today and the place to begin. She has a drawing on her site so make sure you start there and find out how to sign up. 

If you just hopped over from Liz's Blog, then you're in the right place and I am excited to show you what I created.

I was asked to make some Texas decorations for a Christmas teacher's appreciation luncheon so I got my mind a'thinkin and these are what I came up with to celebrate Christmas Texas style.

I found this SVG on line so I cut it out with my Cricut. I hand cut the hat for the coyote and added glitter to the moon and cacti to make them look like Christmas lights. I have the words "Happy Holidays Y'All" around the outside.

The cowboy nutcrackers were the free nutcracker file last week from SVG Cuts. I drew a nutcracker mouth and found the bandana on line to print out and cut out. I created the cowboy hat in Inkscape. I used the same hat for the goodie box and just added the foam candy cane.

I was missing a few of these when I went to clean up. I was told that the teachers liked them so much that a few took some to make the pattern so their students could make them. That's a candy cane in my hat. I filled these little boxes with m & m's.

Here is a close up of my nutcracker cowboy.

Here is a side view to show his lasso. I made the lasso with jute from My Life in Arts n Crafts.

Thank you for stopping by and not please continue on to Anita's Blog

23 comments:

  1. OH my goodness...aren't those the cutest cowboy nutcrackers I have ever seen?? Ok... maybe the ONLY ones I have ever seen! You did a fabulous job on this theme! I would hate thrown in the towel trying to come up with something. Love the decorated cactus and the jute rope. All so cute! Great job!

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  2. Yep, cute enough to scraplift. i have a cacti snowflake pattern...i though of using it for my cards, but wasn't sure how to reduce the size...maybe i'll play with it for next year. Love your projects. Thanks for sharing!

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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  3. Your projects are so cute! bbiswabic@new.rr.com

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  4. OMG! those are the cutes!! great projects TFS.
    lizmullen86@gmail.com

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  5. Those Texas decorations are very unique and cool. Thanks for sharing!

    tiggeria@gmail.com

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  6. great little Christmas westerners!

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  7. These are very cute. TFS.
    dmcardmaker(AOL)

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  8. Love your desert Christmas!
    <3 Pam
    MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

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  9. Great project!!! I became a follower and hope you will support me in return!!!
    Shelley
    http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/

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  10. Those are really cool. I love the nutcracker cowboy. Thanks so much for sharing all your amazing projects.


    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  11. Very cute Partner! Love your projects! thanks for the hop and have a great day! utb01@att.net http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  12. so cute!! Great spin on christmas theme!! TFS!!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  13. So Cute! Love your Projects! Wishing you a Merry Christmas! :0)

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  14. Oh my goodness..how cute is that! Love your nutcracker cowboy!!! TFS!

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  15. Love your western theme projects. So creative! TFS!

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  16. I really love these!! I just made the toy soldier, I love how you changed him!!

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  17. Jearise: These projects are so us; we live in the SW so we see lots of cactus by us. Great ideas!

    ~Beth

    http://motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com
    mddesigns_11@yahoo.com

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  18. This new visistor/follower has never seen anything like this! Wicked cool! Thank you for taking the time to share on this new hop! jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

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  19. Oh my gosh look at all the lovely creations. You did an awesome job. TFS AJ-

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  20. I'm so happy you shared for the hop. Your projects are totally adorable and I love your nutcracker cowboy! Thank you so much for being in the hop.
    Ashley

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