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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

I would like to thank you for taking the time to scroll through the LONG list of awesome sponsors we have! 

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

Here is the complete line up 

Kristy - You are HERE

Today I'm sharing this layout with all of you titled "Our Two Blessings", which after the tragic events that took place yesterday, that makes my blessings even more of a blessing than before. Please pray for all those families affected by the horrific events yesterday. He truly is the reason for the season, and we need to pray that the Lord with comfort those families that are now going to have to go through the holiday without their loved ones.

So, here's my layout

Paper - Coredinations & Misc (very old) patterned paper 
SVG - Scraptastical Kreations (Reason For the Season) 
Silhouette Cameo 

Now it's time for you to head on over to Nancy's Blog

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. Your layout is so cute! :)


  2. Fabulous blog hop, and I just love that it's about the reason for Christmas to begin with. Love the blues on your card, and the little Jesus, Joseph and Mary images are precious.


    Have a very Merry Christmas

  3. What an blog hop! Love your layout!!!!

  4. Your layout is beautiful!

  5. Thank ou for hosting this most fabulous blog hop! I hopped to all the stops and became a follower along the way. I'm going to go thank the sponsors now.

    I couldn't find the link on Vicki's blog- the last update I get is from May, 2012. I became a follower of her blog, anyway.

    Thanks again!

  6. Love your layout! (You always do great work.) My heart is breaking today, for all the children affected by yesterday's events. As you know I have been given the gift of three more little ones, and today they are ever more precious.



  7. Your LO is so sweet!! And as we all pray for all the family's effected buy this Horrible senseless act of Violence. My heart Breaks along with the rest of the world. TFS!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  8. Great layout Kristy! Way to go on the fabulous HOP! ~Jen

  9. i love your layout. Thanks for sharing

  10. I love your LO. It says so much.. And in the wake of another terrible tragedy it makes you love your family and friends so much more..Thanks for a great hop. DT Friend.

  11. Wonderful layout and great hop you put together!
    <3 Pam

  12. Such a cute layout!!! Love it! Thanks for all your hard work on this blog hop!

  13. Beautiful LO Kristy!! And very touching as well! :) Your boys are lucky to have you!

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with all those families, such a sad day :(
    Love your Layout and the HUGE list of sponsors. Thanks for the hop and the chance to win!

  15. I am out can't follow blogs. Signed into google and it wants me to sign in again....

  16. Love your layout! So beautiful. Thanks for the hop and the chance to win such great prizes! I'm one of your newest followers :)

    My heart breaks and my prayers and thoughts go out to all the families.

  17. Kristy, I love the card. Thanks for sharing.

  18. what a pretty layout!! I love seeing layouts instead of cards!! :)


  19. Love your layout, so pretty!! Thanks for organizing such a great hop with such amazing goodies!! You rock!!!

  20. What a sweet Layout and thanks for a fantastic hop off to check out everyone else's work :)

  21. Love your paper piecing on your layout! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas! :)
    -Suzanne suzy28024@gmail.com

  22. Awww, this is so cute, love this hop theme!

    Thanks for sharing!
    cleosan52 at yahoo dot com

  23. Beautiful layout Kristy :))

  24. Jesus truly is the reason for the season! Your scrapbook page is a reflection of your love for Him and your dear family. Very nicely done. :-)

  25. Very cute. Love all the cut outs they are perfect for this hop. Thanks for letting me be part of it. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  26. such a cute layout. thanks for having me on the hop.

  27. Great layout Kristy! You lined up some awesome sponsors!
    Deb C

  28. Awesome Layout I love those images they are beautiful!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  29. Super cute layout! Love the snowflake paper in the upper corner!

  30. I like your LO. I actually have some of that same "very old" patterned paper.

    I wanted to let you know that when I went to Vicki's blog the last post I was able I think was from May or June of this year. I became a follower, but I could not find a post for this hop.

    Thanks for putting together such a great hop! I actually saved your blog for last.

  31. Such a wonderfully sweet LO. Suzanne did not have a post but did follow every one & every sponsor, except where I was a follower already.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  32. How sweet is that? I love those little expressions and the font is so pretty!

  33. I love your layout!! So perfect for this time that we are celebrating!