Sunday, November 13, 2011

Welcome to the Giving Back Blog Hop

You should have come from Amanda's Blog, if not please start at the beginning with Kat so you won't miss any of the great layouts.
After hopping you'll want to go to Erica's Facebook page and leave a comment.  We will be randomly selecting someone from those comments to win blog candy.

This blog hop is about giving back and saying thanks to our leader and hostess to My Cricut Craft Room, Erica 

         For my contribution to the album that was the idea and thoughtfulness of Laurie, one of our design team sisters, I made a layout using a picture of Erica's alter ego 'Secret Santa'.
         Christmas happens to be Erica's favorite holiday and if you follow her on Facebook or her blog you will quickly find out all about Secret Santa.  You never know when she will pop up with a game and or prize giveaway, but more than prizes Secret Santa has given more than she will probably ever know. She has lead us in her passion to give to others and I'm so grateful to have been included in her endeavers to contribute to our soldiers and to the children of St Judes.  She has given so many a place to come and share a love for the one thing we all have in common...crafting.
          We are from all over the world and even though everyone has a different story, lifestyle, young and old we have bonded as friends. Meeting Erica and this group has opened up my world to a whole new experience of crafting for me, not to mention the best support from some wonderful friends. 
           This is what 'Secret Santa' has given to me and I am eternally grateful.

Thank you Erica!
You inspire us all!

Next on the hop is Tina

Here is the entire line up~

·  kat schriber  lezlye lauterbach  christina bartels capps

Thank you for sharing in our tribute to Erica, I hope you are enjoying the hop

Happy Crafting!


  1. Connie your layout is just stunning! The bright, vivid colors are just fabulous and the design is perfect! This is a gorgeous layout!

  2. one of my favorite layouts. love, love the colors, the story behind it and what it represents. great job connie. this really is stunning.

  3. I love it! Great bright colors! Love the striped frame! Christina

  4. just beautiful love the monograms on the ornaments

  5. I love this! Great layout to add to her book!

  6. this is just perfect hit the nail on the head
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  7. Belongs in a magazine! Love it!

  8. Beautiful layout and words for your friend :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  9. Love Christmas layouts, this one is gorgeous.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous. And the extra little photo frame is just a great idea.

  11. Just beautiful!!! Love it very unique and so creative!!!! can't wait to see what you've next!!!!

  12. Really cute and sweet idea. I can see the smile on Erica's face as she looks at your creative and thoughtful project.

  13. Connie you are so super sweet, always leave such nice comments on my blog. I have got to say this is the most FANTASTIC layout I have seen.. I love that you even have her image on it! If I thought I could duplicate it I would try..Beautiful work!