Monday, December 14, 2009

Hoppin' With Anya and Ian

Hi! I hope your weekend was wonderful!! I had just a little time for stamping and so I was able to finish up my projects for the Club Anya Customer blog hop!! My first project is a Christmas card holder in the shape of Santa's cottage. (I got the idea of using one of these houses I found at Micheals from Joni - A Sticky Situation. She has made some of the most wonderful house creations!!) I like to think of Santa and Mrs Claus living in a very Gingerbread-y house. There is snow on the roof (liquid applique) , icicles hanging off of the roof (Martha Stewart punch), "gumdrop" buttons with Dazzling Diamonds glitter for their sparkle. The entire house was sprayed with Baby's Breath Shimmerz Spritz so it's very sparkly in real life. Mr and Mrs Clause also have several of their elf friends and Rudolf on their way over for a visit! (And please ignore the white plastic container - that is what I usually place my cards in when I take a picture and I just wasn't thinking about this project being much bigger than a card!!)

(You can click on any photo for a closer look.)


I also made a card for the KISS challenge (Keep It Simple Shaped) for Farm Fresh Friday at The Greeting Farm. Please don't yell at me about Hula Anya getting cold - she was very excited about the snow and couldn't resist going out to play in it! I gave her hot cocoa and told her to dress more warmly next time!! But back to the challenge - we were to use only our straight cutters, but were allowed one punch (which I used for the snowflakes. They are the leftover flakes that come off when you use the EK Success Snowflake Border punch.)

The Details:
Stamp: Hula Anya, Hat from XMas Sweeties - The Greeting Farm
Paper: DP - SU, Real REd, Cameo Coral SU, PTI White
Copics:
Skin:E11, E13,R22,R20
Hair:C3,C5,C7,C9,110
Clothes: YG03,YG07,YG09,R24,R27,R29,R59
Flowers: R20,R22
Misc: EK Success Snowflake Border punch, Stardust Stickles, Liquid Applique, Ribbon - JoAnn's?


Thank you for visiting me today, and if you are here on the Hop, I hope you are having a great time!! For the rest of the Hop List, go to Club Anya.
:-)Traci

60 comments:

Angie said...

I love your projects Traci! I think that card holder is gorgeous. I just love the PINK house! I think that color looks so good with the holidays! And Hula Anya looks so sweet with that santa hat on. She doesn't look cold at all, lol!

Rachel said...

OMG Traci, those came out AWESOME! I can't even decide what I like the best, the button border adds such a great touch though, as well as "Rudolph". You really blew this one out of the water, fantastic job!

Mag said...

Wow !!! I love ALL these creations !!
So cute !!!
Lula Anya with Winter Hat is really a great idea, I love it.
HUGS
Mag ;)

Kelly Booth said...

So Cute Traci...Love Hula Anya in the Snow!!!
Awesome.....

Amy said...

Ooooh... I LOVE the fabulous scene you've created here with all the different TGF characters... I want to go spend Christmas there, it looks so fun! ;)
Awesome project Traci, all your altering and detail work are perfect and I'm glad you warmed little Hula up with some cocoa after her snow dance... LOL!

Shirley N said...

Your projects are just wonderful and your hula Anya--wow!!!

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

Traci-
how adorable are your projects....Hula Anya is adorable with her santa hat....
hugs
Liann

Angela said...

Traci, I just love this Christmas scene you did. SO creative and i love seeing more of your puned trees you made. Just too cute. Looks like they are having a blast in the snow getting ready for Christmas.
Hugs,
Angela

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my gosh, all so sweet, awesome work.

Sparkle said...

These are just darling. I love your hula anya.

Erin said...

I Love It! So cute.

Dawn said...

I am in love with the use of all the buttons!!!! Great Job!!

Elena said...

What an amazing projects! Love Hula Anya too!

~*Joni said...

OOOOOOOOH Traci!! Do you know that I have officially dubbed this my Joni post. LOL! You totally OUTDID me with my magazine holders! I LOVE the pink house, soooo sugary sweet, just like you. The details on the side are so much fun, I can tell you now that this will not be the last one that you make. You will definitely be addicted with all the houses now!
And this Hula Anya. Sigh. What a sweetie with her santa hat and snow. I am sure she doesn't mind the cold, it is a nice change of pace from the sand and the sun!

beadz said...

Very cute proects -love the Hula Anya.

Cr8ive ME said...

Fab creations!

{hugs}
Mary aka CMCMaryD

Tanya said...

Hula Anya looks very cute in her santa hat!

Great job!!

Lysa said...

Oh so cute- I'm going to have to try one of those card holders now :)

kim-paperbabe said...

WOW Traci these are just awesome your Festive Hula is amazing and love your card holder too FABULOUS HuGs Kim :)

Sammi said...

WOW TRACI!!!
LOVE your work! The card holder is stunning and the Christmas Hula dancer - stunning/ gorgeous/ adorable!! Can't think up enough superlatives. lol!
xxx

Janna said...

Of course you already know that your coloring is simply amazing!!! But this house is the cutest!!! OMGoodness! I love all the buttons it makes it look like gumdrops!!! And the scene on the side is too cute! I was so trying to think of what I could use to make a reindeer and duh! The deer!!! You saved me!!! But the hula snow girls it he cutes!!! I love the hat and the way you did the snow drifts and the snowflakes. You are always so amazing!

Hugs!
janna

Randi said...

Soooo cute Traci!! Love how Hula Anya's flowers peek out from the hat! The holiday Hawaiian theme is so cute!! I'll have to make one for my friend who loves all things Hawaiian!!

Lynda Nielsen said...

OHHHHHHHHH My Goodness.... that little house is just too cute!, and look at the Hula girl... She's all set for Christmas! Awesome job Traci... I love both things you made!
Big Hugs
Lynda

Tracey Feeger said...

Love them. Great job
mwah
Trace

Jenn said...

Gorgeous!!!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous work Traci!! I Love all these amazing creations! Inspiring! :D

Sara said...

what a great idea! i love all of your projects-i'm definitely going to have to give it a go with altering my magazine holders!
thanks for the inspirations!

xoxo
sarabeth

MacKenzie said...

Love both projects, but that hula Christmas card is ADORABLE! Amazing job :-)

Catherine said...

Love the buttons on the house! Aloha Anya with a santa hat - too cute! And reminds me of my sis's fave Xmas song by Bing Crosby!

Anna said...

Love the projects Love how you added all the buttons, bling and snow!

Danni said...

These are fabulous! I got a giggle out of your post about Hula Anya! Very cute!

the whimsical butterfly said...

GORGEOUS, STUNNING...AMAZING in every way! LOVE this little house and all the cast of characters..what a WONDERFUL holiaday creation!

Sandra MacLean said...

Traci, I spied this earlier today and I couldn't wait to come back and tell you how much I love the pink and green color combo! And all those buttons....love my buttons! :D

Loz (Aus) said...

Love it! Great colours!!

Kris said...

WONDERFUL creations! Hula Anya makes me want to dance! =D

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

I LOVE these! Especially the pink skinny house...of course mine would have to be a double wide for my butt to fit through it. Love the bubble stuff on the santa hat...and there is a deer...could have saved me some work on my horse if I would have though about it.

kadie said...

Mele Kalikimaka!! Beautiful creations from the very talented Traci!! I love them!!!

Mary said...

Your projects are so adorable!!!

hugs
Mary

the paper bug said...

Love your house!!! The buttons are so super cute to!

Rebecca

Shaz said...

Love the buttons on the house! and your Hula Anya is amazing!

Jessica said...

awesome projects!!

Nena said...

The Hula Anya is the best Santa I
have seen!! Just precious!!!!!

T in Etown said...

oh I just love this..loved it in the gallery and love it here...you do great work..

Jodi said...

LOVE that card holder! The scenes you created are adorable and all those fun buttons! Hula Anya makes a pretty snow girl and in all her excitement I'm sure she didn't even notice the cold ;)

Kerry said...

All the projects are amazing, but I LOVE the hawaiian Anya! Cute, cute, CUTE!!

Donna said...

And again you have made something just magical Traci!! I have always loved your work ...But this is amazing and stunning stuff!! Wonderful!! Xx

Jodi C. said...

AMAZING cottage and beautiful Hula dancer!!!

Lindsay said...

ohhh he hee you made a magazine house too!!! great job!!! i love how you made your trees! and did teh girl and boy elves from teh same stamp but altered them great great job!!! and th ehula one with santa hat he hee (my parents are in hawaii right now on vacation he hee i should make them a card for when they get back he hee)

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! What an amazing project. Just gorgeous.

Anary said...

Aloha! These a super cute!

Carisa said...

so cute! I love this.

Jenny said...

Wow I love the fabulous scene you have created. And love your Hula Anya. Great job! TFS!

flati said...

Wow !!! I love ALL these creations !!
So cute !!!
Hugs, Sonja xx

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Fabulous!

BishopsMommie said...

that is just amazing..beautiful work...love love love the Hula anya

Country Mouse said...

Great projects! Love them both!!!

Crafty Dawn said...

Stunning hun

Love Dawn xx

Gabby said...

HAHAHAHA...OMG HOW CUTE! I love your don't yell at me disclaimer! You did amazing Traci! I need to find me one of those house thingies! Ive been to 3 Mike's and can you belive I have not found not ONE!!! LOL! Hope Hulla Anya is back in her habitat! LOL! I don't think we want a shiver with her shake! :P

Sue D said...

Cute house and card!

Lesley said...

Very cute! I love the hula card!