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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Still Wishing for Winter!!

Well, friends...this is day #14 of over 100 degree weather and no rain in the forecast...yikes!!! I have been staying in the house most of the time....we are still on voluntary water rationing so we can still water the grass 3 days a week and I can still take a shower...yeaaaa!!! We took the Grands to Build a Bear last Saturday and to a movie on Sunday....then I got sick with a GI bug...no fun!!! I finally felt like stamping a little last night....I have two more Christmas cards done...Whoohoo!!!
The first one features stamps from Taylored Expressions Sparkle and Cheer set. The deer image was stamped with Riding Hood Red and the snowflakes were stamped with Marina Mist. Blue gems decorate the antlers and star stick pins were added to the sentiment. The punched snowflake, button, and Baker's Twine finish it off.
Recipe: Stamps: TE's Sparkle and Cheer, Paper: White, Marina Mist, Black, SEI's WinterSong red checkered dp for the rick rack, and The Paper Studio dp for the background, Ink: Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Memento Tuxedo Black, Accessories: Star stick pins, Blue Gems, Button, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Baker's Twine, Die-namics Rick Rack Die, Nestabilities, Sewing Machine

This Christmas Card was sooo easy to make and took about 15 minutes total which is very unusual for me!! I used different Die-namics to cutout the scallops and rick rack from The Girl's Paperie Tinsel and Twig dp, Echo Park's Christmas Carol dp, and Stampin Up! dp. The Crepe Paper Snowflake Flower by The Girls Paperie was attached to a round Real Red die cut. The sentiment from Snag'em stamps was stamped on the banner with Old Olive.
Recipe: Stamps: Snag'em Stamp's Gingerbread Man, Paper: Vanilla, Real Red, Stampin Up! dp, Echo Park 's Christmas Carol dp, The Girls Paperie's Tinsel and Twig dp, Ink: Old Olive, Accessories: Die-namics, Round Nestabilities, Crepe Paper Snowflake Flower by The Girls Paperie

These are for a few challenges:
1. Scrap-Creations - at least 2 dp's and 2 embellishments
2. Oldie but Goodie Challenge - use stamps that are at least 6 months old (both cards have stamps that are older that 6 months!!)
3. Paper Creations, Ink - red/white/blue
4. Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - red/white/blue
5. My Creative Moments - Christmas/Winter

Thanks for visiting today....stay cool!!



24 comments:

jimlynn said...

I hear ya on no rain and HOT! Not much fun here either. Maybe it'll cool off a little by November!
LOVE your cards. So very pretty and perfect for Christmas. Really like that first card.
Lynn

Tammy said...

Fantastic Joan. Love both of them but I especially like the second one with the awesome dp. Sorry you've been sick.

Kathy and Lucky said...

I am with you on the hot and dusty,swimming isn't even refreshing when the pool is 95, feels like a bath when I am stepping in. Your cards are wonderful and making me think of those cooler temps. Love all the details on the second, can't believe it only took 15 minutes. Hope you are feeling better.

jules said...

oh two stunning cards Joan!!

Lori said...

Gorgeous colors for the reindeer card. Great looking giant rickrack and star pins. Don't tell anyone the second card only took 5 minutes. The recipients will think it took hours, heehee. Looks like you fussy cut it all!!!

Patti J said...

Beautiful cards, Joan! Your color combos make me so happy!!! Bright and cheerful, sor sure! Sure hope it cools off soon for you. We've had over 100 heat index this week, and it's just miserable to be outside. The AC's out in the car, ugh! Stay cool dear friend!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are gorgeous Joan!!!

Linda Palmer said...

So glad you are feeling better. We are also in our 15th day of triple digits but we did have a huge rain storm last night. We are also expecting 107 temps again today tho. We were so fortunate, it rained for 8 hours. Beautiful cards for your Christmas stash. I love both but the first one is my favorite. I really love the deer card..so beautiful.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh I SO WISH you could send a few of those degrees up here to Seattle!! lol LOVE your cards, Joan.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful cards, Joan! I hope you're feeling better....you got work to do this weekend! LOL! Hugs!

Bev J. said...

Sorry you had the bug-no fun. Also sorry for the heat and rain situation there. We have been having some high temps but did get 1/2" of rain yesterday morning early. My yard was beginning to show brown spots.

Like the ric rac and scallop dies-neat cards!

Evette K. said...

GREAT JOB!!! You are the only one that has gotten me into the "Christmas Spirit". Wooo hooo. Love those two cards. Glad you are feeling better and stay away from those aweful GI bugs. No fun. Thank you for the inspiration. Your blog is fabulous. ekc

Peggy said...

Great cards. It reminds me I need to think about designing my XMAS cards for this year. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous girl! Love both of these! Blue and red are some of my fave colours for Christmas cards!

Sara said...

Joan... Beautiful Christmas Cards! HOT, HOT, HOT is all I can say about your Texas Heat! Whew! I am so glad that you are thinking about Christmas and cooler weather! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating!

Charlene said...

I don't know how you do can make Christmas cards when it's that hot because my brain just doesn't go there. Your beautiful cards are amazing!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! These are GORGEOUS Joan! I am envious you've started your Christmas cards!!!

Shirley said...

Boy, Joan, you have been on it!! I love your 'dear' deer, the rickrack trim, the sewing, and the way you did your sentiment with the cut and the pins!!

Shirley said...

and of course I forgot the second yummy snowflake card! I have to say the DP and the die for the rickrack is wonderful. I may have to get it. LOLOL

Ellie said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the colors you used and fabulous designs!
Thanks so much for sharing!!

Suzi said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week in our Red blue and white challenge.
Good Luck
Suzi x

Miranda said...

very very pretty Joan, great stamp
thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

Paper Creations Ink said...

beautiful card love it Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

Carole of Brum said...

Wow, your Christmas stamping is fabulous, Joan, even though it's such hot weather you are obviously able to get into the festive mood. Hope you get some rain soon, we are having some drizzly spells here, I'm glad it's not as hot as Texas cos I wouldnt cope. CoB