Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Christmas in September?? - Creations by AR Sept Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to Christmas in September!! It's never too early to get started on all of those little Christmas projects. Today I have a fun blog hop for you today with some great prizes! We've taken the summer off at Creations By AR but are ready to get back into the swing of things and thought a Christmas theme would be fun. 

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014
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Three random commenters will be chosen from the designers' blogs and AR FB Page. The prizes will be one of the three new templates of your choice. This month we are letting y'all leave as many comments as you'd like for an even bigger chance to win!!

Leave comments on each designers' blogs and/or AR FB Page.  The more comments left, the better chance of being chosen.

Comments accepted until Friday, Sept 12, 12:00 noon Eastern
Random winners will be announced Sept 13 here:
AR Face Book
AR Website

If you'd like to purchase the templates, they can be found here -
Gingerbread Gift Bag
Starry Tree
Stack a Snowman
2014 Winter Bundle - all three templates with a $3.00 savings!!!

The Owner / designer, Adela, has drawn up 3 brand new holiday themed templates for us and ohh my are they darling!! Unfortunately, due to a slight injury to my hand (it's okay, nothing too big) I was unable to make 2 of the projects. Really ticks me off because I put a lot of effort into picking out just the right papers too!! I did get the little Ginger Bread House gift bag made and can't wait to show it to you so let's get started!

This little template comes with the basic house shape and all kinds of little add-ons like the gingerbread people, house trimmings and even some candies! I decided to keep mine kind of plain but I'd like to remake it using bright colors and make more of a candy house out of it. You could also leave off the gingerbread people and make it up in more traditional colors and add a few die cut images of fir trees and things for an elegant gift bag...lots of possibilities! I think I'm going to make a few more for cookie giving this year instead of buying those expensive tins to put my cookies in.

Like I mentioned before, there are 2 more brand new templates. I couldn't make them but I do have pictures of the ones Adela, the owner & designer of Creations By AR made. - A DARLING little stacked box snowman and a Pretty little tree to hide a treat in. Wouldn't the tree be perfect with an electric tea light in it if you didn't set it over the little base? 

How cute are these templates...don't ya just love them!?!?!? I can't wait to make them. 

Ready to hop along and visit the other gals? Make sure to leave comments along the way for more chances to win!!
Lisa E.
Patti J. 
Tina - you are here
Lisa S. 
 Sue K

Good luck and have fun!!!!!!


  1. The ginger bread house looks good enough to eat.

  2. Wonderful take on the template Tina, love the added touches to dress up the window and wreath!

  3. Such a pretty Gingerbread house Tina, in the dark brown with the sparkling snow trim!

  4. OMGosh your gingerbread gift bag is just adorable Tina! Someone will love getting a gift in this bag, they will be getting two gifts with this bag. Love it!
    Hugs, Brenda

  5. Lovely bag, I like the ribbon details!!

  6. Your gingerbread house is gorgeous!

  7. your gingerbread bag is beautiful hope your hand is better soon so you can use the papers you picked for the other two projects

  8. These are gorgeous and versatile templates. I really love the gingerbread house you've created.. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Tina, your gingebread bag is so cute. Love the details in the windows.

  10. Muy hermosos, muy bellos trabajos....

  11. Love your Gingerbread House gift bag! Great job on putting it together with fun details! I hope your hand is improving!

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