Thursday, December 15, 2011

12/15 Tim Holtz Christmas Drawer with Graphic 45

Christmas Hop

Welcome to the "Christmas" Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything wonderful about Christmas!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you can find the entire line up for both days at Lynda's Blog)!!

We can guarantee LOTS of SPARKLE and SHINE for this Ho-ho-holiday event... So let's get hopping!!  If you've hopped over from Gill  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 FESTIVE FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because each stop on the hop is a GIFT!! :)

I am so excited to share my project for the  hop today.  I've created a Tim Holtz Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Printer's Tray.  I just love Graphic 45 and love altering projects with it.  My problem is I never want to cut it.  But once I start it is so much fun.
Here is the finished product.
Here is what the tray looks like when you buy it.  On the back it shows you several ways to configure it and then you can go from there.  I started by putting the two larger boxes together where I wanted the Santa's Workshop room to go and then went from there. 
 For this project I used the 8 x 8 stack of Christmas Emporium and a few single sheets of paper.  
I also used chipboard pieces from the two Christmas Emporium Graphic 45 sets.  

Recollection flowers
Small Christmas Embellishments 
Tim Holtz Ink 
Other embellishments from stash

Closeup pictures 

For my Blog Candy I will be selecting a winner from all my blog hop comments this month.  So make sure you have left a comment on December 2, 9, 10 and today the 15th.  That will give you four chances to win.  I will draw the random winner on the 17th using  The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate from Michaels or Joanns (your choice).

I am also linking this to the following blog linking parties and challenges
Patches of Pink Linking Party
Passionately Artistic Linking Party
You Had Me At Craft Linking Party
Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge
Shes A Sassy Lady challenge
Craft Junkie Too Linking Party
The Paper Variety- Anything Goes
Robin's Creative Cottage- Linking Party

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now follow the links below and remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!! Your next stop is Rhonda.   Happy Holidays and Happy Craftin!

DAY ONE (December 15):

DAY TWO (December 16):


  1. I love your printer's tray and of course Graphic 45 is just perfection! Great job and wonderful ideas!

  2. What a beautiful tray!

  3. I love this, it's so pretty, you did a wonderful job!

  4. Such a beautiful tray, love it! It looks like you put so much work into it.

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  5. This is GORGEOUS!!! I just love all the detail in it and that there is so much to look at! Love it. Now be sure to link this up at She's A Sassy Lady in the Weekly Challege, you could win a cart or a stamp set.

  6. so beautiful. never worked with g45 paper. when i look at it im afraid to cut it or cover it because it is so gorgeous. TFS.

  7. I love your project, it's gorgeous. I love all the vintage looking paper you used, it's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. or
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  8. WOW!!!!! This is gorgeous!! You put a lot of time and love into this project!!! So many little details!!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you ~ you are an inspiration!!!

  9. I just noticed your sidebar I scrap therefore I'm broke ~ LOVE this!!!

  10. wow! that is a fabulous project! thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh this is beautiful! Love the papers! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  12. Awesome project, Suzanne. Its beautiful!

  13. Gorgeous! This is so very cool! TFS CallyAnn

  14. WOW this is simply stunning. I bought it too and am thinking of doing something fairy related with it. Thanks for sharing

  15. WOW Beautiful tray. I love the old time look of all that Christmas paper.

  16. I so love this Suzanne! So festive and happy! You can just send that this way!! lol

  17. This is beautiful! what a pretty item to have on display for christmas. Well done

  18. What an amazing and lovely project! Thanks so much for joining us at Patches of Pink!!!

  19. I am coming over from Patches of Pink, Link Up Party. Your collage is stunning! The right balance of embellishments and colors. I think you are very talented and brave to try one of these!
    I am #19 at Jalisa's Link Up.

  20. WOW! This is fabulous! I love the vintage Christmas look!

  21. Suzanne, I love everything about this~~~It's gorgeous!

  22. Wanted to hop over and thank you for participating in the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge :) LOVE your project!!

  23. Great project. So fun. Thans for the Link Up Party.

  24. What a great project! I love all of the papers you used- Visiting from the link up party- Merry Christmas! :)Amy

  25. What a beautiful job you did on this printers tray! Amazing when you see what it looked like when you started! Glad you could join us at RCC!

    RCC DT Member

  26. Wow! This is really pretty! You put a lot of work into it I can tell! Thanks for playing along in the RRR challenge! :-)


  27. This is gorgeous, and so creative!! Visiting from Robin's Creative Cottage!