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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Christmas in July

Good morning everyone....hope you are having a great Saturday!!! We made the mistake of going to the grocery store yesterday morning...I think everyone in town was there!!! I hate to wait in line and tend to get a little cranky but we made it home ok and I quieted my nerves in the craft room...LOL!! We have been trying to eat healthier so we spend a lot of time reading labels.....it is sooo amazing how much sodium and fats there are in foods like soup and other prepared canned or boxed foods.....yikes!! No wonder Americans have such problems with hypertension and heart disease....anyway.....

I made another Christmas card...this one is pretty simple and fast to make!! The background was an Inkadinkado stamp that was stamped on the vanilla cardstock with Tempting Turquoise. The sentiment border from Gina K's Vintage Borders by Nina Brackett was stamped by inking up the stamp with Tempting Turquoise, Lavender Lace, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Summer sun. The diecut snowflake, button, and Baker's Twine finish it off.

This is also for a few challenge:
1. Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Christmas
2. Card Crazy Challenge - Christmas
3. For Fun Challenges - Christmas
4. Clear it out Tuesday - CAS


Thanks for visiting.....have a wonderful holiday weekend!!!

23 comments:

Linda Palmer said...

Another beautiful card. I love the sentiment you used. Another Christmas card for your stash.

Becky said...

Girl, I do not want to be thinking of "Winter" :). I already feel that Spring shot by me and Summer might do the same..

None the less, this card is stunning. Beautiful colors.

Have a happy 4th

Tammy said...

Lovely card Joan, wonderful variation of ink.

Lori said...

I like the non-traditional Christmas colors, Joan!!!

Jackie said...

Wowzers! You're making Christmas cards in July...very inspiring Joan & this one is gorgeous! Love the layout & colors...excellent work as always my friend & TFS!!!!

Carole of Brum said...

Another lovely design, Joan, and i love your sentiment border and how you've used the different coloured inks on it, that looks so nice.

We have to read the labels carefully here too, they put sugar in all sorts of unlikely foods so you have to keep a sharp eye out. CoB

Crystal said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Joan, WOW awesome way to get ahead gf....These colors are BEAUTIFUL for Christmas love it!! I hope you have a wonderful Holiday weekend!

jimlynn said...

Joan, it may have been simple and fast to make (it wouldn't have been for ME though) but it's just LOVELY! So very pretty.
Lynn

sallysbitz said...

This is a beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Charlene said...

Good for you getting those Christmas cards finished in advance...I can't even think about it in almost 90 degree weather. Love these colors!

Pauline said...

So beautiful.... love the colours! Thanks for sharing at for Fun Challenges this week!
Pauline

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the colours & the divine twine is perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Kathy and Lucky said...

You say fast and simple, but it really pretty, love the different colors and the swirl of snowflakes. Have a great weekend.

Barb said...

Joan, what a pretty choice of colors! I like the blend of colors in the text box -- nice technique for anytime! Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful birthday card Joan!! I just love all the colors you used for the text!! Have a great holiday weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Helen Dooley said...

I love cards that are in English and others as well. Thanks so much for playing along with us at FOr Fun.

maryr917 said...

this is a pretty cas christmas card joan-good to get a head start-I made a resolution to do that but didnt keep it-
your story about the grocery store made me laugh-ours was like that but only in the aisles-which makes me cranky (lol) oh yes stamping is a good way to unwind

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ah this is super, I adore the bright colours you have chosen to use, thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week, Hazelxox

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Love the many colours you've chosen for the sentiment. I also appreciate you listing where the stamps are from. (I love checking out all the companies.) Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week.

Dawn Easton said...

I LOVE this one! The colours are so pretty! Love the non traditional colours for Christmas! Beautiful my friend!

Chocolate Orange said...

Beautiful !
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our Christmas in June challenge...
Sorry i am late with my comment
Choccy x

Pauline said...

Hi Joan.... please visit the For Fun challenges blog before Tuesday night!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the use of the turquoise ....a non traditional but fab color for the holiday....unique and cool creation