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Friday, July 26, 2013

Christmas in July - Let it Snow! :)

Coffee of the Day - Coconut Marshmallow

Let it snow, please! no really, the weather has cooled off tremendously, of which I am truly truly thankful. last week it was over 100* in my craft room, and that was with the windows open. waaaaay too hot to craft, even without the fever I've been sporting. so I am a happy clam that the temps have dropped to manageable and much more comfortable climates.

Jellypark Friday Friends has a new challenge of Christmas in July. you bet your sweet bippy I was all over that! how wonderful to create a project that would remind me of cooler weather! :) plus I love Christmas papers and embellies so much.

On my card, I combined a bit of old with the new. I used an older snowman image with a new holiday sentiment circle. papers are Basic Grey Figgy, one of my ab fab fave EVER holiday papers, Studio Calico Mr. Huey's white spray, washi tapes, LOTS of stickles which of course don't scan well, hand dyed seam binding (yes, my hands are still burgundy!), and a pretty Petaloo flower. snow was created with a pearl white Viva Decor pen, holly was die cut from the Night Before Christmas story & then accented with distress stickles, and the little snowman had black rhinestones added for his coal pieces.

Crimbo Crackers - anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - snowmen
Penny's Paper Crafty - bling: stickles snow & sentiment accents, distress stickles on holly, coal rhinestones, pearl snow dots
Scrapper's Delights - inspired by a song: Let it Snow and I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas (both are on sentiment circle), but then we can't forget Frosty the Snowman either! grins!
Stamp and Create - Christmas in July
Sentimental Sundays - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in July
Holly Jolly Christmas - snowmen
Sweet Stamps - Christmas Greenery
Digi Darla - Christmas in July


Desire Fourie said...

Such a festive little Christmas creation. Love the Basic Grey design papers, my favourite.
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Vicki Parson said...

First, I have to say that your coffee of the day sounds so delish...I need to grab my cup now! Yum!

Your snowman is just darling!! I love the added snowflakes to your design too!! Hope you have a lovely weekend friend! HUGS

Judy McKay said...

What a cutie your snowman image is. Great layering of papers and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Judy

Gail said...

This is so cute and I love the elements you've added. Thanks so much for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week and hope to see you again next week! --Gail

Gail said...

This is so cute and I love all the different elements you've added to this card!

Thanks so much for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week and hope to see you again next week! --Gail

Sandra said...

So much to look at on this card.
Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'

Penny said...

Oh, so darling, Jen! Love your design! Love the fun papers you combined along with the sweet image & fab embellies! :^)
Hugs, Penny
P.S. Glad it cooled off for you!

Shelly Schmidt said...

So fun- always love a Snowman and I am seeing alot of Christmas in July around Blogland! Love your combo of the new and the old!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Jen, I was just going through my list of peeps to comment on over at Digi Darla's and while someone else will be commenting on behalf of DD, I wanted to pop over and say hi and check out the latest card. You've done a beautiful job as always. Love the new sentiment, it's beautiful. Glad to hear that the fever and weather have broken for a bit. Take care,

Lisa D.

Hazel said...

I saw your lovely Christmas card on Christmas at Sweet Stampin - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

Marilyn said...

Cute snowman and I like all the embellies and textures you've added. Very neat how the holly and berries are done.
Thank you for joining us and Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ and I hope you’ll stop by again.

Denise Pustelniak said...

How cute is this!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Cindy van Oorschot said...

This is really cute, and sweet. Love the details of the ribbon and other embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.
Cindy DT

Helene Siermans said...

Wow, this is so cute!
There are so much I like on this card. The snow and the snowman, the white splash, the big ribbon and the pretty flower.

Great to see you joining us at Digi Darla! Hope to see you back soon again.

Hugs Nick

DeBe said...

Gorgeous composition :) Thank-you for joining us at the Scrappers Delights Challenge Inspired by a Song. Denyse x

Kelly L said...

Gorgeous creation, thank you so much for sharing with us at Scrappers Delights Challenge.

Kelly x

rudlis said...

Super cute card. Thanks for playing at

Helen said...

Great card - love all the details you've added.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Fiona said...

fab those papers too!!

Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.