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Amber Ink Blog Hop–There’s An Elf On The Shelf

Amber and Pam asked all the previous Amber Ink gals if they would like to participate in the 2nd annual holiday blog hop. Of course I jumped at the opportunity. This year the hop is all about the Elf on the Shelf. What a crazy phenomenon! I swear I see this little guy every where I go - online, in the stores, TV, friend’s homes. I almost wish my daughter was younger so we could join in the fun.

Doesn’t he look worried that he is on the naughty list? Or maybe he is worried about having to give Santa a bad report?

For my projects I made a card and a matching pencil topper. My daughter can’t wait to use her new pencil to do homework. (Okay, maybe the homework part isn’t true, but she is begging me to hand him over.) Do you think he will help her with her math facts?

Amber’s new Elf on the Shelf images are adorable. You can see them all here. There are even pre-colored images to make your crafting quicker.

Here is a complete list of the blog hop stops. If there are any problems with the links, you can see the entire list on the Amber Ink blog.

**Edit: I'm sorry but I have tried every which way to get the link list for the blog hop to work and I continue to have technical difficulties. For the complete blog hop list, please see the Amber Ink blog.

Since this is a hop and you have lots of other stops, I let you get on your way. Be sure to stop be each blog and leave a comment. Each stop on the hop is giving away one Amber Ink digi image. The hop is open 12-5-11 through 12-6-11. On 12-8, the GRAND PRIZE winner of an Elf on the Shelf gift pack (from will be announced on the Amber Ink blog.

I will be giving away the Elf on the Shelf image that I used for my projects. To qualify, just leave a comment and I will pick a winner on 12-7-11.

Thank you for hopping by!

P.S. While you are here, don’t forget to check out my blog candy.


  • Stamps: Elf on the Shelf – Actually on the Shelf (digital image) by Amber Ink
  • Inks: none
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics red CS, October Afternoon Holiday Style DP pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Damask snowflake die, My Favorite Things Scallop die, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Misc. twine & button, pencil



Kathy and Lucky said…
This is adorable, I can see why your daughter wants to use it :) So cute, and what thoughts are running through, naughty and how to get off. Cute.
wendyp said…
Absolutely adorable!!! Love the mix of pattern papers you've used with that cute elf!
Penni said…
Gorgeous Cheryl. I love your choice of papers and the cheeky chap looks fabulous in red and green!!!

Michelle said…
Wow! Your card really is stunning! Great idea for the pencil...every little bit helps when it comes to homework, right? LOL!
Karin said…
So cute! Love your awesome coloring and you have that snowflake die that I've been coveting :) Looks great on the pencil project!
Esther said…
Oh! Love all the elements you used on this card and what an adorable pencil or straw topper!!!!
Linda said…
Cheryl, this gift set is too cute. Love the colors. DP and layouts. Wouldn't these make cute stocking stuffers. This little guy would look so cute peeking out of the top. Hugs, Linda
TannyP said…
I love that snowflake - and your little elf is too cute on his shelf. Fabulous papers!!
Debra Miller said…
Love him in green - fabulous coloring - as always.
Pam said…
Whoo HOO! Look at this! Cheryl you've outdone yourself again (and again and again :) Your elf looks smashing in green. That Santa's List in the background is just so perfect. And see...your daughter isn't too old!
Svet-lana said…
Really cute! And I like the red rosette under the Elf, it's amazing idea.
Angela K said…
Fabulous!! Love them!! TFS
Julie E said…
What a great set! Wonderful layout and colors - plus that fab stitching! Let me know if the pencil topper helps with the math facts - I made need to make one for my own DD!!!
Riet said…
So beautiful Cheryl,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx
Really cute! I love your card and pencil! Fabulous gift idea!
xiumaiyuki said…
These are too cute! I, too, would have love to use that pencil for homework.... hehe. you made that little elf so darn cute!
Jenn Borjeson said…
These are just adorable! :)
melissac said…
Fantabulous projects girl!! I just love them both!! Thanks for always inspiring!! Blessings and hugs!
Oh soo cute! I love the vintage look and feel of this. Great idea for the pencil, so cute!
Erika Owens said…
I love the ideas you had!
WHat a fun hop! And he is so cute! Love all of the layering! Thank you so much!
lisascreativeniche at
Mary Jo said…
Great card and topper. Love the papers you used with the fun elf! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.
Shelby said…
Another beautiful creation! Love the rich colors you've used and the elf is too darn cute! Thanks for joining us at Penny's for our Tie one One challenge.

paperfun said…
Cute card and pencil topper. Love the way you displayed the pencil.

Your wood is awesome.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

Rhonda Miller said…
These are both great. I love the Santa's list on your card. TFS.
These are both so cute! Love the colors! ~ Barbara
Rica said…
Such wonderful creations, wonderful colours and papers, the cute image/s are adorable.

Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
xx Heather xx
Michele Spera said…
Oh My Gosh! This image looks like an elf my mom used to put out at Christmas when I was a child:-) I love the shading of it and the vintage feel you gave it:-)Thank you so much for joining us at Sundays with Crissy:-)
Michele S.
Wow - what a great image and project!!!

It's so funny......but I remember these elves in our house growing up (in the 70s)....but I never remember them being referred to as the "elf on the shelf"

I still have a couple of them that my mom gave me!!

Love your picture layout of the projects today too!!
Both are so beautifully done, I love your rich colors and the fabulous DP's :)
Mandy said…
Oh wow Cheryl these are absolutely gorgeous, so cute, your colouring is always beautiful and the rich colours are lovely :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
hugs Mandy xx
Lindsey said…
Your colouring on these elf projects is fabulous! Love the mix of papers, too.
WencheP said…
WOW - this is awesome! Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

Amazing, amazing, AMAZING!!! Great job - I am in AWE. Thanks for playing along with our "Tie One On" Challenge at Penny's.
Karen - Design Team Member
Love the card!

Kathy D. said…
oh I like the snowflake shape you used to mount the image on for the pencil topper! Maybe it will motivate her to do the homework!! Okay maybe just have something to play with instead of doing homework!!

Thanks for sharing your "Christmas Creations" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you will stop by tomorrow to see what our new challenge will be!!
Pendra said…
He is just toooo cute! Love the snowflake and the background paper on the card! They are both adorable!
Crafty Hugs,
frances joy said…
waaa soo adorable!!! i love the card!! your colouring is great!! the topper is stunning!!! your daughter is lucky to have u.. :) and i think she'll always got perfect in her math probs! *wink
Marianne said…
The idea of Christmas elves is totally alien to me, but your card looks great, and I think I like your pencil topper even more. I'm not surprised your daughter wants to lay her hands on it, lol.
Miranda said…
gogeous card Cheryl and such a cute image
thanks for joining our challenge this week
Tina said…
beautiful colors thanks for joining us at cupcake inspirations this week

sweetie dt
I am so excited that I won the Elf on the Shelf image from your card!!! Thank you so much! Silly question - How do I get my digital image? Thanks again! ~ Barbara
Just got the email with the elf on the shelf image! Thank you again! I'm going to start making gift tags right now! ~ Barbara
Linda said…
Oh my this is really really sweet. I love the image and your creations. Wonderful Holiday card! Thanks for joining our challenge at SSDS this week.
Scrapcat Cards by Linda
Audrey Pettit said…
My gosh, these are so fun and sweet and beautiful all at the same time, Cheryl! Love that little shelf elf and love your gorgeous designs. Your layering skills are beyond compare, my friend! I'm so not surprised your daughter demanding immediate relinquishing of the pencil. :)
Susie said…
You did a great job with this. LOVE that little Elf on the Shelf image.
Jodie Mackrell said…
wonderful creations! cute elf... thanks for playing our Bugaboo challenge at Catch the Bug!
Brenda said…
Adorable projects!! Thank you for playing along with us at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.
Melissa S. said…
Great projects. I really like the coloring of the images and the pencil topper is very cool. Thanks for playing along with us at Bugaboo this week.
JLJ Designs said…
Cute card! I love the pencil topper. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations

Marlies said…
A gorgeous creation!! I love the colours and what a cute image! great colouring! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies
Annette said…
who cute...I love all the layers and different shapes...great that little elf on the shelf..too cute.
Alicia said…
Gorgeous! I particularly like the pencil topper! xx
Sarah Hurley said…
Great Card!

Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges :o)

Sarah x
Scrappy Scatty said…
What a lovely project Thank you for joining us this month at
Love Jan
Shari said…
Wow, your projects are absolutely stunning, and yes, this little elf is everywhere!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and Sundays with Crissy.
Sue said…
This is so absolutely adorable and yes the elf is everywhere. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.
Thanh Vo said…
That elf sure has been getting around! LOL Cheryl, I always love your Amber creations!

Thanks for joining us (again) at Raise the Bar for the December Challenge.

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