Saturday, July 25, 2009

Christmas in July!

Today I had the urge to start my Christmas cards as it seems every year I get so busy that I barely get them done in time! I have to admit it is hard to create Christmas Cards in 110 degree heat but at the same time it got me a bit excited for the Fall season to arrive so I can start decorating for my favorite time of year! This card was created for three challenges. First is the In The Cottage Studio Christmas in July challenge. I decided to use the "Magical Season" stamp set by Close To My Heart! It is a great set with all of the seasonal favorites including Santa and his Sleigh, Swirly Christmas Trees, and of course Frosty the Snowman! I used Outdoor Denim card stock and "Snow Storm" paper by Around the Block! The second challenge is for Timeless Tuesdays and they are having us use Shimmerz! I have not yet tried this product but I added a bit of sparkle to my project with black and clear Stickles! Last but not least I found my design for this card from the Our Creative Corner sketch challenge. I hope you enjoyed reading about my newest card. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Puppy Post!

Hello all,

This week I have decided to put down the book I have been caught up in and get myself into the craft room! I hope you enjoy this card I created. For this one, I was going for quick and simple! I used a simple color scheme and used the Card Positioning Systems sketch challenge for the layout inspiration! For this card, the image of the cute puppy and "Ruff day?" stamp were from Stampin' up's Ruff Day set of 6! The ribbon was something I found from a dollar rack and the little bone shaped paper clip I found in my collection of embellishments! I love anything dealing with puppies so when I found that Our Creative Corner was having a challenge to use "pets" to be used as the theme of a project, I jumped at the opportunity! Make sure to check out some of these great challenges!

Thanks for checking out my creation this week!