Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas 2 Day Blog Hop with Candy - Day 1

If you are here for the Christmas Blog Hop then you are in the right place! If you are just finding us please be sure to visit Josy's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop. You should have arrived from Alex's Blog and after my blog you will be going to Yolanda's Blog.  This is a two day hop so be sure to come back and hop for more ideas tomorrow.

For today's project I am altering a pocket calendar.  I like to give these as teacher's gifts and little stocking stuffer type of Christmas gifts.  I buy my pocket calendars at M's or J's for $1 and then personalize them for the person receiving it.  You will need the following supplies to start.

First I start by laying my calendar on the back of the pp to measure where I need to cut.

After marking the cut lines, I used my straight trimmer to cut my cover.  Then I put tape on one of the inside flaps of my calendar and fold around the edge, then I lay my calendar flat and put tape near both edges, the middle of each side and the spine.  Then start from one side and smooth it over to the other edge.  Then I put tape on the other inside flap and folder it around that edge.

This is where the fun comes in, I use my Cricut, ribbon, flowers, iRock and stickles to decorate each one to personalize it and add their name.

I did add the person's name to the front but I do not want to show that here in case they read this.  There are several people I know that love frogs so they will not know who it is for until Christmas:)

I am offering blog candy for the hop and because it is my blogaversary too.  I have the Cricut cartridge NIP Country Life and the Scrapbooking with Cricut book.  To get in with a chance to win this, please be a follower, post this in your sidebar, or if you do not have a blog, do a post about it somewhere and give me the link in your comment and leave a comment by December 18th.  If you want an extra chance, come back tomorrow for the hop and leave a comment on that post as well and that will give you a second entry.  I will be drawing the winner from the comments on this post and on tomorrow's post.  I will draw a winner on December 19th, my hubby's birthday.

Hope you enjoyed the hop and don't forget to come back tomorrow for another project and a 2nd chance at the blog candy.

Here is the order of the hop:
1. Josy
2. TheScrapbookGirl
3. 1squirrelygirl
4. Poohbearbaby
5. Mandy
6. Scrapperbecka  
7. AthenaHarris1
8. Shawneestamper
9. ScrappidyAshy
10. Bobbi's Hobbies  (You are here)
11. Craftyscentiments
12. Bits-N-pieces
13. Kreimers
14. Marcjo♫♪


  1. Great Candy! Do you have a button I can grab to put in my links? I would love to share your blog!

  2. What a calendar project! This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing today.
    Hugs, Wini

  3. Great project! TFS

  4. Great teacher gift and stocking stuffer!! and great blog candy!! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm now a happy follower! See you in the circle too!
    nanapuddin at wildblue dot net

  5. Awesome teacher gift and great stocking stuffer! Great blog candy! TFS! I'm now a happy follower! See you in the circle too!
    nanapuddin at wildblue dot net

  6. I have now posted it on my blog!!

  7. Thanks for sharing your project and for the great chance at the blog candy. I am a new follower and I am on my way now to post your candy on my side bar.

  8. How cute I love frogs too--thanks

  9. Super cute!! Isn't the IRock the best?!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  10. What a beautiful inexpensive gift. Thanks for sharing!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

  11. Love your project. Thanks for the inspiration. This blog hop is awesome. I am getting lots of great ideas. Thanks for the chance to win. I will be posting about this and your blog on my facebook page but have no idea how to link it back to you. I'll try to figure it out.

  12. This is my first blog hop and I am learning so much. Not to mention all the wonderful blogs and ideas.Thanks!

  13. Wonderful pocket calendar! What fun! I added your giveaway and the hop info in my sidebar on my blog!

  14. This is my first blog hop and I am learning so much from all you creative people. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Love the calendar project. I love the blog candy too. I added a link to your blog in my sidebar.

  16. I love that cute little frog! I posted your giveaway on my sidebar! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ra6352 (at)gmail (dot) com

  17. Cute project! Thanks for sharing!

  18. What a great idea to alter a pocket calendar ! TFS the idea. I followed your blog and will be back for more inspiration !

  19. What a great idea, I will have to look into this. Thanks for idea.

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

  20. This is a great idea! Turned out super cute too! I bet my daughter would love to do that for her teachers. TFS

    ajewelo@yahoo .com

  21. Wonderful project!! Thank you for the idea! I am a new follower.

  22. What a neat idea and great gift! Thanks for sharing - I will definitely be storing this idea for the future. :)

    Happy Holidays!

    ~Jess (aka Sparksgal)
    ncscrapper77 (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. I will help you make your button! You need some traffic to see your great stuff!

  24. I might have to try this project for my dd's teachers!! Thanks again for sharing!

    ~Coo-Coo Cricut

  25. What a wonderful project and love the bling.

  26. That is a Great gift idea!! Love the frog!

  27. What a great Idea to decorate the pocket calendar and the froggy is the perfect embellishment..TFS!
    I'm a follower already..

  28. First of all...I love the name of your blog! I just became a new follower. Happy Blogaversary to you! I will be posting about your giveaway on my blog sidebar as soon as I finish this post! Would love to have you stop by!


  29. Great idea! So cute!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  30. I am a new follower and Have posted your blog candy with a link back on my blog!! TFS!! and great Project!!

  31. What a beautiful inexpensive gift.
    rebecca Minor

  32. Happy Blogaversary! Great gift easy and practical. Would love to win the goodies.

    Happy Holidays,

  33. I Love your blog...I just became a follower..Would Love for you to check out my blog...

    I will be posting your blog candy on my blog soon.

  34. cute!! this is such a great idea, thanks for the inspiration.