Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christmas in July, again?

Everyone seems to be doing Christmas in July. Even the Hallmark channel is doing a Christmas in July moviwa on the weekends this month. Yes, I like the Christmas movies they have, even the ones I have seen several times. And Your Scrapbook Place is no different. YSBP isn’t doing movies, but they are doing a Challenge. The challenge is to make a Christmas card using non-traditional colors. No red, white or green as dominate colors.
Faith at From theHeart Stamps free digi of the month challenge has the perfect image. It’s called Winter Friends. Last month I said that I might discontinue entering the free digi challenge. But, As you can see, I used FTHS free digi for my Christmas card using non-traditional colors (although I do have a lot of white). 

The colors I used are SU Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar and Bermuda Bay. Normally I wouldn’t put these colors together, however, I got them from the color coach. For the snowman, I flocked the earmuff, then cut the arms from brown card stock and used Stickles for his buttons. 
There it is, my entry for the free digi challenge at From the Heart Stamps and Christmas in July Again at Your Scrapbook Place challenge.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Christmas in July challenge

Christmas in July; Yip, its that time of year again. Time to get started on those Christmas cards. You only have 164 days to mail in time for Christmas, 112 days (Oct. 31) to get your cards for troops sent to the shipper and only 169 shopping days till Christmas. 
Now that that’s taken care of, back to the challenge. Oh, I didn’t mention that the card I have made is for Christmas in July challenge at YourScrapbook Place and a drawing?  Well, it is and here is my card

The printed paper is from Decossa's Dynamite Doodles Holiday Hoopla digital kit.
The card base is Paper Adventures two tone Plum
Snowman and snowflakes are acrylic stamps
I colored his hat and the band and pom pom are flocked. I also gave him googly eyes. 

 Now for the drawing information

 we are so lucky to be sponsored by Decossa’s Dynamite Doodles 

Lisa has generously donated the following prizes to up to FOUR lucky people:
  • One random participant will receive the full mini kit.
  • One random person who leaves a comment will receive both paper sets (patterned and textured).
  • One random follower of the blog who leaves a comment will receive the word art set.
  • One random player who uses the following FREEBIE digital paper (Click here for the link) from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles will receive three embellishment sets (frames, ribbons/lace, brads)
So head on over to Your Scrapbook Place check out the rules. I hope to see your entry there.