Connie Can Crop Blog Hop

The Stockings Were Hung Blog Hop!

Welcome to my stop on The Stockings Were Hung Blog Hop! If you landed here from Nicole‘s blog you are in the right place, but you can always start at the beginning of the hop here

Today’s hop features projects by 20 bloggers from the Connie Can Crop and Friends Blog Hop group and we have THREE prizes to give away! 

To be eligible to win, follow each of the fabulous blogs on this hop and leave a little love on each blog by 10PM Sunday. Winners will be announced Wednesday 12/12/18 on the Connie Can Crop blog.

My first project is a pair of scrapbook layouts. My sisters came to visit for Thanksgiving and they went through my mom’s treasure trove of old pictures. This picture was one of our many Sears or J C Penney holiday photos. They are notorious for turning pink and yellow, so I solved that by converting the photo to black and white! Weren’t we cute?! 

We became a trio in 1980 when my baby sister was born. Fast forward 38 years and we became the “sassy” sisters! 

I used elements from Club Scrap’s Gnome for the Holidays digital kit and I liked it so much I thought I’d share a kit as one of the prizes. I used Photoshop Elements to create my digital layouts, but you can use any software that works in layers. You can also just print the tags and panel images from the paper collection on 8.5 x 11 inch card stock to use for hybrid cards and scrapbook layouts. Club Scrap‘s page and card formulas are handy with digital layouts too. Click here to see a Club Scrap digital layout tutorial on my Youtube channel. 

Project number 2: I’m always looking for something to keep me organized during the holidays and this little file folder folio was just the thing I needed! Click here for the tutorial on Club Scrap‘s blog. 

I decorated my gift organizer with papers and stamp images from the Gnome for the Holidays paper collection. The paper kit is no longer available (Club Scrap kits are limited edition), but the digital kit offers some of the same backgrounds and images. 

Versamark ink and gold embossing powder for a quick frame on the card stock panels and tag. 
I found some white velcro dots at Office Depot for the closure.
I got messy with Distress Oxide inks and they stamp beautifully too! I stamped the To/FROM stocking image on some of the Gnome for the Holidays card stock with black Staz On ink. I’ve never used Staz On ink on coated card stock before and the images are super clean and clear!
The calendar and gift list were designed in Photoshop Elements using the Callove Script and Lemon Tuesday fonts. 

Nikki‘s blog is your next stop, but make sure to visit all the designers that participate in this blog hop and leave them a comment for your chance to win! Here is the full list:


Below you can find a list with all the products used today! Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the store link below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you. 

Page & Card Formulas
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Club Scrap Digital – Gnome for the…
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3M Scotch Dottie Duct Tape –
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Ranger Embossing Powder GOLD EPJ37354
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Tsukineko – VersaMark Watermark Ink…
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Staz On Ink Pads – Jet Black
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad BARN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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39 thoughts on “The Stockings Were Hung Blog Hop!

  1. What a great layout! I love how you brought past and present together. I bet you’re the envy of everyone with that holiday organizer. There’s no way you could forget a gift on your list with something that cute to help you remember it all!

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    1. Yes! Don’t you love the cursive font? Digi scrapping has a bit of a learning curve, but I prefer it to paper layouts. I have two sons and with one digi layout I can print as many copies as I want (and I never run out of my favorite “paper”).


  2. I just love your two layouts that show your sisters and yourself over the years. Great idea to print the old photo in black and white. I have a lot of photos from the early days that have turned yellow with age and need to do this.

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  3. Wow you new hoppers are really awesome at creating amazing things! I’m loving the digital layouts but that organizer is the bomb!! So glad to have you join us! Merry Christmas!

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