Let's Play Hockey Holiday Extravaganza Christmas Banner for Creating Kindness Blog Hop Special Guest Designer Stesha Bloodhart #creatingkindnessbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Creating Kindness Blog Hop! I was so honored to be asked to participate in this month’s hop as a guest designer! I hope I can inspire those who visit my blog!  The theme of this month’s hop is Because We Care : Cards to Charities.  Although my main share is not a card, it is a part of the backstory of my ‘charity’ of choice.

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In the months of October through March, my schedule get’s extremely busy!  I work several hours a day volunteering my time to the River Falls Youth Hockey Association.  I have two sons; Preston, Age 8 (almost 9) and Parker, Age 5 (soon-to-be 6) who skate at the Mite Level.  Although some hours are required as part of your association dues, I put in over and above what is required.  I am the manager of the Mites, Levels 1-4, which consist of 100+ skaters.  It involves communication, participation fee collection, registrations, etc.  I create handmade handouts for the Learn To Skate participants. I am also part of the Tournament Committee; I collect baskets for event raffles, find vendors for events and make sure the hockey rink is decorated with style 🙂 (my featured creation).

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This year I donated a collection of handmade cards, mini pizza boxes and gift bags (shown above) to be part of the first basket raffle. Can you believe I forgot to take a photo of my basket before I dropped it off?  Luckily a good friend of mine was the lucky winner and she was kind enough to take a photo and thank me.  Most of the cards shown above have been posted on my blog, so feel free to check out my gallery for up-close images.

Let's Play Hockey Holiday Extravaganza Christmas Banner for Creating Kindness Blog Hop Special Guest Designer Stesha Bloodhart #creatingkindnessbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

This weekend is our home Mite Jamboree called the Holiday Extravaganza (hence the sign).  We have approximately 300 skaters (400 total) coming to our rink to participate in a weekend of fun!  We have Santa making an appearance, a craft table for the kids and lots of ice time.  I will spend my day Friday at the rink decorating with Christmas Decor and a few of my handmade pieces.

The Mini Pizza Boxes and the Trim Your Stockings Thinlits Dies were the perfect addition to my holiday themed rosettes.  I LOVE ROSETTES, can you tell?

Let's Play Hockey Holiday Extravaganza Christmas Banner for Creating Kindness Blog Hop Special Guest Designer Stesha Bloodhart #creatingkindnessbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I love the Letters For You Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Coordinating Large Letters Framelits.  I have used it on so many of my creations, it is just perfect for a variety of cards, scrapbook pages, and decorations.

I created 3 different sized rosettes.  The largest rosette is two 12×12 pieces of cardstock, cut in half, scored at 1/2 inch intervals and joined together (4 pieces).  The 2nd largest rosette is a 12×12 piece of cardstock, cut to 3-inch x 12-inch, scored at 1/2 inch intervals and joined together (3 pieces). The smallest rosette is a 12×12 piece of cardstock cut to 2-inch x 12-inch, scored at 1/2 inch intervals and joined together (2 pieces). All items were adhered together with a glue gun.

Let's Play Hockey Holiday Extravaganza Christmas Banner for Creating Kindness Blog Hop Special Guest Designer Stesha Bloodhart #creatingkindnessbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

For the banner pieces, I cut cardstock to 2-inch x 4-inch then flagged the ends with my Banner Triple Punch. I saved the piece that was punched out and used it as the topper to my banner pieces. I added the Season of Glitz Mini Bows to the top of the banner as well.

Let's Play Hockey Holiday Extravaganza Christmas Banner for Creating Kindness Blog Hop Special Guest Designer Stesha Bloodhart #creatingkindnessbloghop #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I used the snowflake die from Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Set.  I used the Stitched Shaped Oval Die to crop Vellum to place over the top of the snowflake, then added the cropped Letters for You to create “Holiday Extravaganza).  All items were adhered with Mini Glue Dots.

Thank you so much for hopping by my blog!  Be sure to move along to the next-in-line: The Talented Danielle Bennenk!

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Stesha