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Friday, December 3, 2010

Welcome to the FIRST Flaunt It Fridays challenge!

Thank you for joining us for the first ever Flaunt It Fridays blog hop! This is the line up for the hop:

Flaunt It Fridays - http://flauntitfridays.blogspot.com/
Sandra - http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Janis - http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Amanda - http://www.myscrappinobsession.com/
Christina - http://cardcreationsbyc.blogspot.com/
Stephanie - http://www.alwayscrafting.com/
Jess - http://myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/
Ruthie - http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Dorcas - http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/
Laurel - http://www.blog.littlepeaceofmyheart.com/
Raven - http://www.love4stamps.blogspot.com/

You should have arrived here from Dorcas' Blog. If not, click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Also remember to leave comments at each stop on the hop and then again when you return to the Flaunt It Fridays Blog for a chance win a set of stamps from the Grand Prize Sponsor, Peachy Keen Stamps!!

The very first Flaunt It Fridays challenge is to use the snowman cut on page 29 of the Winter Frolic cartridge. Since this week's challenge was meant as an opportunity to get to know everyone on the Flaunt It Fridays team, I thought I would share this card with all of you!



I was born and raised in Hawaii and have been living on the mainland for the past 4 or so years. So for me, snowmen are not a part of my childhood memories. This is Sunny the Sandman wishing you "Mele Kalikimaka," which means "Merry Christmas" in Hawaiian! All of the cuts are from the Winter Frolic cartridge, except for the coconut tree, which is from Life Is a Beach.

For our Blog Hop projects, we were to use any cut from the Winter Frolic cartridge. I will be the first to admit that I rarely use the tag or card functions on my cartridges. So for this project, I used THREE of them! I used the tag function on these cuts: Ornament2, Cake, and Tree1. For these tags, I cut the tag and the tag shift pieces. I then glittered the cut out area by placing a piece of adhesive behind the cut out area and sprinkling it with glitter. When you adhere the 2 layers of the tag together, you never see the adhesive used for the glitter.

One randomly selected person who is a follower and comments on this post will win the Sunny the Sandman card and the set of tags so please leave a way to contact you!




Now you're off to visit Raven's Blog for the last stop on the hop. Don't forget that after you check out Raven's projects, to go back to the Flaunt It Fridays blog to let then know that you've visited and commented at every stop on the hop.

Thanks for joining us and I can't wait to Flaunt It with you again next Friday! :)

90 comments:

  1. Sunny the Sandman what a cute idea!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your ideas.
    Thanks for the chance to win too!

    elainer@cinci.rr.com

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  2. Hey Laurel! Being from Australia, I get what you mean about snowmen not really fitting in to your Christmas memories (at all!!) - so your Sunny the Sandman really struck a chord with me!
    I also love your tags - very beautiful!
    Cheers!
    Deb.
    mattdeb.mccleary@bigpond.com

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  3. Too cute, they look great!!

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  4. Awesome card! My mom lives on Oahu and I have been wanting to make her a hawaiian Christmas card. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  5. Loving this cartridge! Going to have to buy it!
    Great blog hop! Can't wait for next week!
    Thank you for sharing and the chance to win!

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  6. Sunny the Sandman is WAY TOO CUTE! Love how you shared some of your personal history/life with us through this card :) I also love the tags that you created - you've definitely inspired me! Thank you for sharing!

    Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
    scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Oh my goodness I love your sand man! Haha so cute :)

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  8. I love the sandman. That Hawaiian sentiment reminds of me National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation which is a tradition for our family to watch every year. And those tags are beautiful! Thanks for the great projects! Hugs! :) Janis

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  9. Very cute card and tags! I love the beachy theme :)

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  10. I love your snowman on the beach!! What a cute idea!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with next

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  11. I love these! I wish I lived in Hawaii! I live in WI were the snow ALWAYS is here! BLAH! :)
    booger1 at tds.net

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  12. hehe I love the beach even though Ive never been to one lol. Im not such a snow lover so tht card would be perfect for me :) this blog hop is very inspiring :) and time consuming! :P

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  13. Great idea! It came out really cute. I wish i lived in Hawaii! I went there last year and i didnt want to leave lol
    Kitty
    casandra.styles@gmail.com

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  14. ADORABLE! this one made me giggle! Great tags too! xxD

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  15. you wrok is awesome and so cute

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  16. Cute projects! And a great spin on the snowman for you. TFS! What a great group of talented ladies on this design team.

    Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

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  17. I love the tropical snowman, very cute!

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  18. I love your card and your take on the challenge. TFS and the chance to win!

    Christel
    onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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  19. I just love your idea of the sandy snowman. It is just too cute.

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  20. Who would have thought to use a 'sand'man for a Christmas card? What a cute and clever idea! Your tags are awesome! Thanks for sharing your talent.

    haldonb@comcas.net

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  21. Love the card and tags, super adorable.
    thanks so much for sharing,
    Liset
    hailemnat@gmail.com

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  22. Very very cute!!!! my brother-in-law is from Argentina and also has sunny Christmases!! I just can't see Santa in Sunny weather!!!

    Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway!!!

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  23. Oh, I love your tropical snowman!! He's so cute! Love the tags too...great!
    TFS
    Hugs,
    Joni
    Arcocha@yahoo.com

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  24. Very cool projects!! I don't get to see snow either but I love images of snowmen that don't make my thumbs numb :) TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @
    http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  25. Laurel love your sandman card I just love HI and we go every year to our timeshare there on maui... so I so get your no snow LOL...
    YOur tags are adorable too.. thank you for being on the FIF design team with me
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  26. lol how cute is this!!!? i love the hawaii card thats adorable! the tags are cute too! thanks for sharing
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  27. Cute card, that is my idea of where a snowman should be, warm and thawing!

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  28. My brother lives in Florida now, this card gave me ideas for his holiday card.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  29. Laurel...I love Sunny the Sandman!!!!! what a great idea.....and your ornaments are great!!! i have to admit, I don't use thaat function either, I have about 30 ornament to make Today...I think I will try and use it today...thanks for the inspiration....
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  30. Cute - Hawaiian snowman!! Your tags are beautiful too! :)

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  31. Very cute tropical card and the tags are so pretty! Just became a follower! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  32. Your card is so adorable. I love the way you made it work to fit the Hawii climate. How creative. Your tags are beautiful too, you could use them for ornaments as well. So glad to be on the DT with you:)

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  33. super cute! hawaii is on my list of places to visit someday !! lucky duck growing up there.
    scrappinwithmybug.com

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  34. cute little tropical snowman. Love the take on it.


    http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com

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  35. What a cute card and tags! TFS! I am following your blog, too.

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  36. Love the thought of Christmas in the tropics, but I do love the winter weather. Thanks for your time and your talent.

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  37. Love both your projects! The tags are soo cute! Now a follower!

    TFS!!

    Nicole
    niclax13@gmail.com

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  38. Great idea! love te thoughtof Christmas in Hawaii! Thanks for the chance to win! Dina arm1997@msn.com

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  39. How cute! Love the tags..but the snowman card is absolutely too cute!

    maria_m_nestor@yahoo.com

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  40. Your card is adorable! Love the tags too!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. Cute card...feels like winter in the "summer" land!

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  42. Very, very cute tags. Love them all. Congratz again on your Challenge Blog. Sooo excited for it!!

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  43. Super cute projects both of them! I especially love the tags they are so fab! I am so super pumped about this new blog! I hope you have a fabulous glittery day!

    Sparkly Love
    Carley

    CarleyCarter@gmail.com

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  44. Love both of your projects.. I really love the tags they are just awesome!
    Minta

    Also, I'm your newest follower..
    Would Love it if you could check out my blog.

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  45. Not much snow in this part of California:) I love your projects. You are very talented! Can't wait to see more.
    ~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

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  46. Sunny the snowman is so cute and your tags came out great also. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower.

    Trisha
    patnbobcuddy@gmail

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  47. What a great way to let the sun shine on a cold winter day! Love your card and the tags turned out great. I am a new follower and happy to have stop by. Having so much fun hopping around. Thanks for sharing your talent. AJ
    aj_822@yahoo.com

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  48. Adorable snowman card and tags!!!! I am a new follower and will most definitely be back! Thanks for sharing!!!!
    Lynne
    slasew@verizon.net

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  49. Love the Sandman and tags! Wonderful! Became a follower!! Looking forward to flaunting it on Fridays!! :)
    anmeron at alabamabroadband dot net

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  50. Thank you for sharing this card, this is so cute. I love everything about it.
    Nikki
    glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com
    www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  51. Love your take on the 'snowman'. Mele Kalikimaka reminds me of National Lampoon's Vacation. My family loves that movie and then my hubby will sing that song the whole night. TFS Hopping along...
    bhoward at kci dot net

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  52. Very Cute, Love your projects..

    Valerie

    mrsrankie@comcast.net

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  53. How clever!!! And so cute!!! I think I'd take a sandman over a snowman anytime LOL
    Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  54. Your card is very cute and clever!! Wish we had warm winters here in New England! LOVE your tags, especially the ribbon. TFS!

    ~Sharon C.
    sconn0925 at yahoo dot com

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  55. I like your tags. They are very pretty, yet look like they are simple enough that you could make a bunch of them. Thanks for the chance to win.

    (I can be contacted via my blog.)

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  56. Love the tag's!!! TFS!!!
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    Rexann

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  57. Wonderful job and I love the warm weather snowman TFS

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  58. Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Aloha

    Being a lover of Hawaii, I was so excited when I saw your card. It is amazing. I would love to win this and your tags. You are so talented and I look forward to more projects :)

    Mahalo

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  60. Sunny the Sandman is adorable! I just love it and the Hawaiian translation of Merry Christmas! I am a BIG fan of your and have made all of the mini albums you have made videos on. You are so so creative! Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects! Look forward to seeing many more.
    sheree.burress@gmail.com

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  61. I love!!! your sandman. I must make one for a friend who is spending her first Christmas in TX when military husband was transferred from HI. (They are Samoan so snow is not part of their memories either.) I had finished my cards for Christmas till I saw your blog. Cute, cute, cute. You are very creative. {Hugs} Peggy
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

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  62. Sunny the Sandman is WAY TOO CUTE!
    I'm a new follower come and visit me
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  63. Cute snowman with the nice background set up and those tags are just lovely!!! I'm a new follower Yay!!!
    nlpimentel@aol.com

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  64. Laurel these are so cute. I love the colors that you used in both of them!!!! SUPER CUTE.
    Hugs,
    Raven

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  65. Laurel I still can not get over how cute and creative that card is! And yes I am going to make a card with the idea we talked about LOL! You did an amazing job and I love that you are Hawaiian because I love Hawaii and I think Hawaiians are some of the nicest people I ever met! You tags are so pretty they are very professional looking you ladies are really inspiring me to make my own tags for once LOL! Thank you for being fabulous and for doing a great job of flaunting your stuff! Thank you for being on our team!

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  66. Love the sunny snowman, and those tags you made a gorgeous!! I may have to use that function... tfs :)

    michelle

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  67. I love the Hawaiian Christmas! :) So cute!!! TFS! :)

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  68. Great job!!! I love your card the most.

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  69. Laurel, I love your card! I would have never thought to make a sandman, but then again I was born and raised in Ohio!! haha I am quite familiar with snow. Your tags are really cute, too.
    Cathy
    cathyhartle at gmail dot com

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  70. First thing I thought of when I saw your sandman was "is she from Hawaii??" What part? It's been 8 years since I moved to the mainland and now it will be my second Christmas not going back to spend it with family :( Sometimes growing up sucks! Great projects, thanks for sharing them!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  71. Now that's my kind of card! Living in Southern California all my life, I don't see too many snowmen either :) Darling card and tags.

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  72. Love the Hawaiian card and the tags. Great job
    jrredrose21@yahoo.com
    http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

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  73. Wow, such a great snowman, even on the beach. Thanks for the ideas.

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

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  74. Your cards and tags are so stinkin adorable!!! LOVE IT
    Big hUGs
    Cristi
    www.scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com

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  75. I like the hawaiian 'snow'man! Super Cute Tags
    TFS
    Alyssa
    alyssa at mayofamily dot com

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  76. I am loving those tags. I am going to give those a try! Fabulous job! TFS!

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  77. I identify with you, no snowman in my growing up years. However, I love the white shaped snow creature. And, I also love this sandman! What a great idea. Thank you!

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  78. these are sooo cute ! I'm new to your blog ! new follower :):)

    the condes at gmail dot com

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  79. Lol, love the Sandman idea. And I feel like Im cheating too when I use the tag or card feature, but hey sometimes we have to use it :)
    Im looking foward to working on the same dt with you
    Jess :)

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  80. Wow! Those tags are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :)
    ~Suzy SuzyQ28024@gmail.com

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  81. Loved your tags and other ideas. We spent 18 months on Guam and absolutely loved the warm weather 24/7 365 days a year. Now I am back in cold Idaho but I am enjoying the snow again too. Still miss Guam though. Thanks for sharing. marloberrett@gmail.com

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  82. Laurel,

    Thank you so much for sharing your cute card and holiday tags! That's what I love about these challenges and blog hops: I learn so much and get inspired!!! :) I never thought to use adhesive to glitter the Cricut cutouts: what a wonderful idea!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  83. Hi Laurel~

    I LOVE your Sunny the Sandman! This is just too adorable! YOur tags are wonderful, I love making tags!
    I am a new follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  84. Oh my goodness...that little tanned snowman is the cutest ever!

    Beki Ward at msn dot com

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  85. I love the tropical feel of him!

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  86. What a great take on the challenge! I love it! Went to Hawaii for my 2nd Anniversary/Honeymoon/got pregnant celebration in 2006!
    Natalie
    mtmcbroom at gmail dot com
    http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com

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