Saturday, December 1, 2012

25 Days 2012 Day 1

Good morning crafty friends!
This is Melin. I know I don't do a lot of the posting on my own, but I wanted to personally welcome you to Day 1 of our 3rd Annual... 
25 Days of Christmas and Year 'Round Crafting Showcase

We are so super thrilled to have you join us! We have almost 30 designers who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to create some spectacular projects to share with you! So pull up a comfy chair and get ready to be inspired! There will be daily projects featuring:
* Cricut Cartridges
*Electronic Die Cutting Files 
(Svg type, using Pazzles, Silhouette, Gazelle, Cameo type Machines)
*Digital Stamps with Coloring
(Using Copics, Digital and other coloring mediums)
*Stamping and Inking
*Traditional Dies, Punches and all the other tools we love.
A Little Something For EVERY TYPE of "Paper Crafter"

Organizing an event like this takes a TON of behind the scenes work. These ladies have been cutting, pasting, inking, embossing and glitzin' their hearts out for you. PLEASE, PLEASE take the time to visit them at their blogs and just leave them a quick little bit of holiday cheer and love. 

Format: Each day the designers were given a “theme” to work with, so each day will be different.  We will also have a daily FREE Cutting File and a daily FREE Digital Stamp-Printable along with some FREE Royalty-Free Vintage Graphics. Today's theme:
day 1 label
Yep, it's that time of the season when we are "Decking the halls", putting on the glitz and everything in between! There is just something so inviting and warm about seeing all the lights on houses, Christmas trees and in homes. I love holiday decorations!  So Let’s get right to it!

bear stng w ornmt front-500
bear stng w ornmt-500

Cricut Cartridge Used: Christmas (Noel)
charlotte-christmas noel

PCW File Used: Ornament Cutting File Freebie (see below)

PCW File Used: Ornament Cutting File (see below)

25d-Jen h
Cricut Cartridge Used: Just Because

25d-jennifer r
Cricut Cartridge Used: Create A Critter 2

PCW File Used: Ornament Digital Stamp (see below)

Cricut Cartridge Used: Joys of the Season

25d-suzanne p
PCW File Used: Ornament Digital Stamp Freebie (see below)
suzanne digi-rr

Cricut Cartridge Used: Doodlecharms
Cricut Cartridge Used: Christmas Cheer

PCW File Used: Day 1 Vintage Graphic Freebie (see below)
day1 vintage card-500
PCW Files Used: Bear w Ornaments CF Set
deck the halls lo-500

As mentioned above, we will be giving away FREE Digital Die Cutting Files, Free Digital Printables and Free Vintage Graphics. Please note: Each day we will have new files. Be sure to stop by each day as they will be free one day only! Please also note, the free files will have a price listed by them, but when you add them to your cart to check out, they will be free during the day they are posted only. These files have been generously donated by Be sure to take advantage of the great 50% off sale on all downloadable files through December!

Free Ornament Die Cutting File

Free Digital Stamp-Printable

Free Vintage Graphic

We don’t want to overwhelm you with information overload, so I will keep this brief. Here are just some of the prizes we will be sharing with you!
Quick Quotes Prize Pack
The Twinery: Twine Gift Certificate Gift Certificate
Melinda Beltran: Close To My Heart Stamping Items
Miscellaneous Weekly Prizes

We will share details on all of these prizes as the days unfold. Last year we provided way too much info at once and some were simply overwhelmed by the size of the post. We will spot light the prizes individually during the whole 25 days.

Be a follower of our blog AND leave a comment on any of our daily posts. 
That's it, that's all we ask!!!
Please only one comment per day.

ALSO join us on our Facebook page,  and leave a comment telling us you did and that will be an extra chance to win! Pretty easy!

Thank you for joining us today. Be sure to come back tomorrow for some more great projects and our new FREEBIES!


  1. Ladies, you have really outdone yourselves. Thank you for all your hard work and for sharing your time and talents. Looking forward to each day's beautiful projects!

  2. Oh my gosh, what a fabulous start ladies! Wonderful work from everyone!!! :)
    And so it begins! :) :) :)

  3. Yay! This fabulous event is underway and you ladies knocked it out of the park. Fabulous projects, ladies. And, Melin, the freebies are such a wonderful gift for any crafter.
    Hugs to all,

  4. Wow what an awesome Hop!! You girls did tons of work to pull this together and it def panned out!! I can't wait to check the blog out everyday to see what you all post next!!

  5. Beautiful work ladies! You are all so talented!

  6. You ladies are great. I will definitely enjoy the 25 days of different projects. Thanks for the opportunity. I am a follower and an email subscriber

  7. Lots of great projects, can't wait to get started!! Thanks so much for sharing these!

  8. All so lovely. Can't wait to see what comes in the next couple of weeks. Yikes, only weeks till Christmas!!!!

  9. I can't believe the day is finally here! (No, really, I can't believe it, I'm from Florida and the weather doesn't change)

    Gorgeous work ladies! It's so wonderful to see so much talent in one place! Kudos to you Melin for all of your hard work!

  10. Okay, I turned off word verification so that should make it easier to leave a comment. Thank you Sandy for the suggestion :-)

  11. Wow you ladies have been busy and such a creative and beautiful outcome. thanks for all the inspiration,

  12. Lovely files, thank you very much and I love the beautiful projects that have been created.

    Michelle x

  13. Incredible first day ladies!!! Thanks for the inspiration and hard work and for the free files as well! Wonderful ideas! I shared with another group I belong to!

  14. Thanks for some great ideas and wonderful freebies! :)

  15. Great job ladies! Thank you so much for the free files. I will be using them this year!

  16. Fabulous project ladies and wonderful freebies - thank you so much. Have a great weekend.

  17. You have outdone yourself. These are incredible. I cant wait to use them.

  18. Amazing work ladies :) Thank you so much for sharing!
    Already a follower here and on the Facebook :)

  19. Wonderful work, can't wait to see all of them getting ideas for next year...

  20. Great job everyone! ... just love the sentiment "stashing through the snow"...made me smile!

  21. I am honored to be on the Design Team for this 'new-to-me-venture' with all of the other extremely gifted Designers here! I look forward to seeing the daily projects and hope that Many others find us! Thank You, Melin, for the opportunity - Best Wishes and Blessings to all at this Special Time of the Year!

  22. Thank you for your hard work and wonderful gifts. The design team is giving great inspiration. What a way to start December!
    Rae Ann O.

  23. Wow thanks for all the great project ideas looking for to all the great things coming. Great work ladies.

  24. Thanks for the ideas and prizes. Left a comment on Facebook as well. Looking for more great files this month. ANita

  25. Great Job. Love the projects you did.

  26. Love all the projects! What a wide variety! Thanks to everyone for sharing!

  27. Thank you for all of the inspiration on your lovely projects - I will like you on Facebook too! Enjoy your week!

  28. Wonderful projects!

  29. Thanks so much ladies. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

  30. Wonderful projects, lots on inspirations, thanks for the free files.

  31. What incredibly wonderful projects you have all made. Thanks so much for sharing with us. The free files are wonderful as well. I did like you on facebook as well.

  32. Thank you for your freebies, I love this web page , everytime I come in here which is a lot, i have your link saved on my desktop, I get inspired by what you have on here. I love it. thank you bunches hugs,Cathy K

  33. I love the 25 Days. It is so much fun to get inspired from each of you. Thanks

  34. thanks for all the work that you all have done just beautiful

  35. Great projects, everyone. I really need this inspiration as I'm having a hard time getting started on Christmas myself. Looking forward to the next post!

  36. Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

  37. How exciting! Looking forward to everything.

  38. I love all the ideas and great freebies !!

  39. WOW awesome projects and freebies!!! Thank you so much!!!

  40. Great ideas and freebies. I also commented on your facebook page.
    Thank you,

  41. FUN, FUN, FUN!!! Thank you soooo much! I will be back for sure :-)

  42. Wonderful ideas, beautiful projects and great freebies. Thank you so much for sharing.

  43. What a fabulous start to day 1!!! You ladies have out done yourselves for sure!! Stunning projects-I have loved them all!!!

  44. What a wonderful start to the 25 Days of Christmas! All of these projects are stunning! Thanks so much for the wonderful freebies and all of the wonderful ideas from the ladies that shared their talents with us today. I'm looking forward to 24 more days! Who says Christmas is just for kids???

  45. Looks to be an amazing month of inspiration! What a fabulous first day filled with lovely ornaments.

  46. Thank you so much! These images and cut files are beautiful!

  47. Wow these are just beautiful Thankyou

  48. So happy I just found you, signed up for nl and fb, thanks

  49. Everybody's projects look great! Thanks for the freebies, Melin!

  50. Love it! look's like it's going to be lot's of fun.

  51. already get your newletter, now following blog too..Awesome gifts, thank you so much

  52. And 'liked' your facebook page....tyfs

  53. Wow, being new to this all you have inspired me to start Christmas crafting. I love the vintage graphic too.I never thought of adding something like that. Thanks!

  54. Wow, being new to this all you have inspired me to start Christmas crafting. I love the vintage graphic too.I never thought of adding something like that. Thanks!

  55. The cards are so cute and give u many ideas. I love it. TFS

  56. Thanks for sharing such wonderful gifts and ideas!

  57. Melin-Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been following ur blog for the past 3 years and always look forward to the 12 days of christmas. Now that I have a silhouette cameo, I'm even more excited! Thanks so much for your files, enthusiasm and your kindess to all of us loyal suscribers!

    Happy Holidays!

  58. TY so much for the download:)

  59. Thanks for the great files! Your ideas are fabulous ladies.

  60. Love the theme and all the great projects! I'm a little late, but am excited to see what's in store in the future! TFS!

  61. many different ways to use ornaments. Great job everyone! Thanks for the freebies! :)

  62. When I try to get the free file it says $2.00.
    What am I doing wrong? Very pretty file.

  63. Thank you for all the wonderful Ideas... I love the freebies... just wish i had a machine that used sgv... one day, one day...

  64. Wonderful projects--simply amazing! Thanks for the great freebies!

  65. Sandy they are free when you go in to your cart they show up free

  66. I really am enjoying your new website. I am visiting every day.

  67. Thanks for hosting such a great event, so many ideas for inspiration and fun, and then we get goodies too and a chance to win more:)

  68. Such a wonderful time of year. Thanks for letting me be part of your fun event.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net


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