Thursday, December 8, 2011

All I Want For Christmas Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the "All I Want for Christmas" Blog Hop!!
We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything about what we want for Christmas!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!

If you've hopped over from Paula at then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our All I Want For Christmas FUN, then please jump to at Lisa's blog!! Keep alert for blog candy along the way as some hop stops will be offering some goodies...

For the hop today, I've created a frame for a photo of the little boy we are adopting.  Christmas will probably come in January for us because that is when we should be able to bring him home. 

I used the Roxie papers, Cherished Flourishes, and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, all available from Close to my Heart.  The present is a mini ornament that I bought at a sale the day after Christmas (my favorite day to shop).  The flourishes are heat embossed in each corner with a mini brad to anchor each one.  The name is also heat embossed.

To be eligible for the grand prize blog candy, you MUST visit Lisa's blog and leave a comment on her blog for the day and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and her facebook page: Please let her know if you don't do facebook and she won't count that against you for the blog candy. Now for the blog candy, I bet you are wondering what it could be. It will be a mini paper bag album that will come with all the pieces you would need to assemble the mini album.

Thank you again for checking out my project... Now hop on over to Jamie at and make sure you come back tomorrow!

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:


JaniceA said...

Congratulations on your adoption, we have adopted twice older DD is 21 and youngest DD is going to be 13 on Christmas Eve. We brought her home on Christmas Day! 13 years ago, doesn't seem possible. Love the frame and have a wonderful Christmas.

Sherry said...

We have 2 adopted children and I can't imagine my life without them. I will pray that the day to bring him home is closer than you think. Your lo is awesome.

Rachelle said...

He is adorable! Congrats!
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Barbara B said...

Congratulations on your adoption! He is absolutely adorable! The frame is so precious.

Barbara B.

lindaplus3 said...

Congratulations!!!! he is a very handsome little boy..... :)lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Shawnee said...

How incredibly wonderful!! Congratulations on your adoption!! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

ScrapYourWorld said...

warms my heart to hear that you will have your son soon. congratulations on the adoption. Love that there are still Special people like you out there to give someone a chance at a family.

Carla said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family. Your frame is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Such a cute frame and congratulations! He will be your best Christmas present ever!

Suzanne said...

Wow this is so awesome! What a special year this will be for you and your family. Love the frame you did with the picture of your new addition. God bless you all!

Cathy said...

Congratulations on your adoption, he is adorable:) Your frame came out beautifully! TFS
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Misty said...

He is adorable! Love the plaids.

Hummer Hugs,
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Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your adoption.. I think you are an angel... Thanks for sharing your story.

cema1cema said...

Great layouts!! Christina

A Scrap Above said...

Hi April
This is a really pretty photo frame,
congrats on your addition to your family, he is a handsome little man.
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