Saturday, December 15, 2012

Reason for The Season Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Reason For the Season" blog hop. We're happy to have you all here with us today to celebrate the reason for the season. Each blogger will have their own interpretation of their reason for the season, and I hope that you find loads of creative inspiration along the way. 

We have an amazing line up of crafty ladies, as well as a generous amount of  awesome sponsors to help make this blog hop an amazing one!!

**To be eligible to win any of the giveaways in the hop today, you will need to comment on each blog in the hop and become a follower of all blogs in the hop as well. It is not a requirement, but I do kindly ask you to show our sponsors lots of love on their blogs and/or Facebook fan pages thanking them for their generosity in sponsoring this hop. I will have a link below to each sponsor's store, as well as their blog and Facebook fan page if applicable.**

I want to thank ALL of our sponsors so very much for their generosity. I appreciate each and every sponsor we have today and thank them a million times over!

Here are our AMAZING sponsors!!  It's a long list! 

Peachy Keen 
PK has sponsored a face stamp package ($25 value) 
PK Store - Click HERE
PK Blog - Click HERE
PK Fan Page - Click HERE

Timeless Twine
Timeless Twine has spnosored a 100 yd party pack
Timeless Twine Store: Click HERE
Timeless Twine Blog: Click HERE
Timeless Twine Fan Page: Click HERE

Unity Stamp Co. 
Unity has sponsored 10 Itty Bitty stamps
I'm doing 2 winners (5 stamps each)
Unity Store: Click HERE
Unity Blog: Click HERE
Unity Fan Page: Click HERE

Pazzles has sponsored a tool kit (1 winner)
Pazzles Website: Click HERE
Pazzles Fan Page: Click HERE

Xyron has sponsored 2 mega runners - 2 winners
Xyron Store: Click HERE
Xyron Fanpage: Click HERE

Make the Cut 
Make the Cut has sponsored one a copy of their program (1 winner)
MTC Website: Click HERE 
MTC Fan Page: Click HERE 

Pink by Design 

Pink by Design has sponsored a stamp set to 1 winner 
PBD Store - Click HERE
PBD Blog - Click HERE
PBD Fan Page - Click HERE

3 Girl Jam 
3 Girl Jam has sponsored a $15 GC to their store. 
3GJ Store - Click HERE
3GJ Blog - Click HERE
3GJ Fan Page - Click HERE

The Beary Scrap
The Beary Scrap has sponsored a prize package. 
TBS Store: Click HERE
TBS Fan Page: Click HERE
TBS Blog: Click HERE

Jen Shorey
Jen sponsored this stamp set (1 winner)
Jen's Blog: Click HERE

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs 
LSHD sponsored a $20 GC to her store (1 winner)
LSHD Website: Click HERE
LSHD Fan Page: Click HERE

Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Bugaboo has sponsored 10 images to one winner
Bugaboo Store: Click HERE


Gel-a-tins prize to be determined by Gel-a-tins
Store: Click HERE
Fan Page: Click HERE

The Scrapbooking Queen

TSQ Blog - Click HERE

My Creative Time
MCT has sponsored a super cute stamp set (1 winner)
MCT Store: Click HERE
MCT Fan Page: Click HERE
MCT Blog: Click HERE

Scrapadoodles Scrapbooking 
Scrapadoodles sponsored this super cute stack (1 winner)
Scrapadoodles Fan Page: Click HERE

Kristi W. Designs 

Kristi W Designs has spnosored a $25 GC to her store (1 winner)
KWD Store: Click HERE
KWD Fan Page: Click HERE

Your Next Stamp
YNS sponsored a stamp set (1 winner)
YNS Store: Click HERE
YNS Blog: Click HERE
YNS Fan Page: Click HERE

Charms 24/7
24/7 Charms donated this awesome set above (1 winner) 
24/7 FB Group - Click HERE

Lucy  - Close to my Heart Consultant
Lucy has sponsored some fun Glitter Gels (1 winner)
Lucy's CTMH website: Click HERE 
Lucy's Blog: Click HERE 
Lucy's Fan Page: Click HERE

Scraptastical Kreations 
SK $20 GC to the store (1 Winner) 
SK Website: Click HERE
SK Fan Page: Click HERE

NOW... let's get on to the hop!!!

Here is the complete line up :
Jeannine - You Are Here :)

If you're coming from Scrapping Fun With Tonyas  blog, then you're on the right track. If you just happened to stop by my blog today, be sure to head on back to Kristy's blog and hop from the beginning.

Hello! I'm SOOO excited you're here! This is my first blog hop and I'm anxious to show you my project. I used cut files from Scraptastical Kreations (KISS Christmas & Ornaments) along with a Bugaboo Digital Stamp. My kids are certainly MY "Reason for the Season" and I'm sharing with you a mini-album I made of my own design featuring their Christmas portraits!
This is the front cover
of my album.

This is the back cover.

This is the first page opened to reveal the pictures.
Here is the album opened yet another page....

Here it is opened some more.....

And opened more....
Here's a close up of one of the inner pages.

Here's a close up shot.

Here's some of the photos on the back side.

Here's a view of how the album folds up....lots of room for pictures!

And another view from the top.

Here's the page that features the Bugaboo Digital Stamp Image - the nutcracker! I colored it with  Copic markers.

Here's the album totally opened.....

And here is the other side of the totally opened album.

Thank you so much for stopping by.....I hope you enjoyed seeing my project. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seaons Greetings and Happy New Year!!

Now it's time for you to head on over to Jens Blog Life Scrapbooked!
Thank you so much for hopping along with us today, and we all hope that you were filled with loads of Christmas joy, as well as loads of inspiration!




  1. Wow! I've never seen an album like this before... how cool is that?! It's so pretty! You did an excellent job. :) I'll have to give it a try sometime! I'm a new follower, too. :)


  2. Your album is beautiful! I am happy to follow your blog! :)

  3. Fantastic creation for the blog hop.


  4. Yay! Your first blog hop. And such a great project. I LOVE your album. The papers are wonderful. Thanks for joining us and sharing your creation.


  5. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! totally beautiful...


  6. This is fabulous!! I love, love, love it!!! I think I'm gonna have to lift this idea and do one for myself!! Thanks for being in this hop with us today! : )


  7. Hi there and congrat's on your very first Blog Hop!! I love doing them and wish I could do more! I was in one yesterday and it was fun!! I'm a new follower here!! TFS!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  8. What an awesome project!! Great job! ~Jen

  9. Such a great gift idea! Love it!
    <3 Pam

  10. This is so lovely.. Thanks for sharing .New follower

  11. This is beautiful! I love everything about it! How did you connect your pages? Is it one large piece of paper? Great job! I am sure your family loves this! :)

  12. What a great project. Thanks for sharing!


  13. Great job on your album! What a great gift to give to a loved one. TFS I'm a new follower :)

  14. Lovely project. Great colors! Thanks for sharing with us.

  15. this is sooo nice, beautiful colors!!


  16. I absolutely loooove your album!! Wow, great job, and great pics too!!

  17. Beautiful mini album! New follower! Would love a return follow.


  18. Fantastic Mini Album it's perfect for the holidays :) hugs Nikki C

  19. What a memorable display.. the pictures are so cute and love gold for holiday projects. I'm a new follower.. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas! :)

  20. OMG! This is awesome! I had to look at it for a while, just love the details!
    Thanks for sharing!
    cleosan52 at yahoo dot com

  21. WoWzEr... gorgeous album... awesome design... Love it :))

  22. Your first hop? Wow! You are doing good girl. Your album reflects your creativenss and talents. I really love your eye for details. Children are adorable ~ truly a blessing from the Lord! :-)

  23. Congrats on your first blog hop, you did great girl. I LOVE your album as its fun and shows some fantastic pics and memories to share. great job and thanks for sharing.

  24. Love the album! The papers are so traditional and beautiful and I just absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Your album is just gorgeous! You did a wonderful job! Congratulations on having such a great project for your first hop!

  26. what a gorgeous album! Hugs Callyann

  27. Love your card book. It is just fantastic. I will be making one like it. Such a great idea for a gift.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  28. Wonderful project for your 1st hop! So the pictures and all the little details! What a great way to remember the past year! Perfect gift idea!

  29. I love that you made this wonderful accordian album for Christmas! Your family is the gift that gives us reason to celebrate our blessings this time of year and was perfect for your project!!! Loved seeing their lovely smiles! Great nutcracker image too!


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