Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Christmas in July #16



Popping in for a quick post before I head off to work....I would like to share this humorous Christmas card, The sentiment is a free digital from Julee Tilman at Verve stamps that she offered last December. I squirreled them away for use this year and I am so glad I did. They make for a quick and easy card. I used this versatile and fun sketch from Kerry Urbatch for the Sunday Sip and Share sketch challenge at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

That is about it....gotta run. Thank goodness there is only 33 months until retirement.

~~Sandi~~



Monday, July 24, 2017

Christmas in July #15



I love making coffee themed cards..coffee themed Christmas cards, coffee themed birthday cards, coffee themed thank you cards...well you get the idea. This card is both a Christmas card and a thank you card AND it is coffee themed...lol.  I used this Sunday Sip and Share sketch from the fabulous Kerry Urbatch for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. I look forward every Sunday to a new sketch and a fabulous card from Kerry.

I am also entering this card in the Merry Monday Christmas in July Summer Link-up



This card was inspired by the above challenge from 3/27/17....to create a red, green and white card.

That is about it for tonight.....thank you for stopping by my blog.
~~Sandi~~





Sunday, July 23, 2017

Christmas in July #14




Back again with one of my favorite Christmas color combos. I love gray/black/red. The little image of the warm mug of goodness (espresso? cocoa?) and the sentiment are free digitals from Julee Tilman at Verve Stamps from last December. I printed off a few of them to save for this year's Christmas cards. My dad is in assisted living and I am going to need a quite a few holiday themed thank you cards this year for his caregivers. I used this awesome Sunday Sip and Share sketch from Kerry Urbatch at the Coffee Loving Card makers blog.

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp July Work It Wednesday Challenge to Add Sparkle. The whipped cream on my cup is made of sparkly Stickles. I wish is had photographed better. It is quite pretty in real life.

The final challenge I am entering this card in is the Merry Monday Christmas in July Summer Link Up. I was inspired by the mug in the picture from challenge #232 from January 23rd, 2017



That is about it for now....I will be back tomorrow to share another Christmas card.

~~Sandi~~

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Authentique Birthday Card


I decided to take another break from Christmas cards and make the card I am going to need for my mother-in-law's upcoming birthday. I love Authentique papers and so rarely pull them out to play with. But when I saw their Happy Mail Challenge this month I knew I was going to use them for this birthday card. The challenge was to create a pocket letter or something to send to someone. I used a few of my older papers for this card and this sketch for the summer crop that Sketch-N-Scrap is having on Facebook this month.


That's about it for now....I am going back in my creative place and I hope to work on a 12x12 traditional layout and some more cards. I will be back tomorrow to share what I created. Thanks for stopping by.

~~Sandi~~

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christmas in July #13



Well it is almost Friday....my favorite day of the week! I have been busy working all week on cards....mostly Christmas with a couple of birthday cards sprinkled in. This weekend however, if I have time to be creative I think I might want to work on some Project Life pages and some traditional 12x12 pages.  Do you plan your creative time into your days? I would never do anything creative if I did not set time aside just for me.....I can be a real couch potato after a 12 hour day at work.

I created this card the night before last on an evening when I made TWO cards. I was thrilled that I had enough mojo after work to work on (and finish) two projects. I used my CAS-Fridays stamps again for this card and heat embossed the snowflakes and sentiment in silver. I was playing last weekend and made a few paint splattered backgrounds so this background was just sitting waiting to be used. I am entering this card at the CAS-ual Fridays Christmas In July Challenge


I am also entering this card in the Tuesday Throwdown Tic Tac Toe Challenge



I went straight down the left hand row and made a Christmas card using silver and that glittery silver ribbon.

And the last challenge I am entering this card in is Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday Challenge to Add Sparkle.

That is it for tonight....thank for dropping in. I will be back tomorrow with something completely different.

~~Sandi~~


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Christmas in July #12


I got two Christmas cards made tonight....yippee! This is one of them and I used one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets......Snowy Sayings from CAS-ual Fridays. I embossed the snowflakes and sentiment with silver embossing powder and they stamp so perfectly...even the fine details embosses without a flaw. I am entering this card in the CAS-ual Friday Christmas in July Challenge.

I an also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Use Plaid

That is it for tonight....I am off to soak in a lavender scented bath and go to bed a little earlier than normal tonight.  I will be back tomorrow.

~~Sandi~~

Monday, July 17, 2017

Christmas in July #11



Just to spice things up a bit instead of a card for my 11th Christmas in July post, I have something a little different to share tonight. I give a few gift cards to my older grandchildren and I always like to give them in a gift bag or some sort of spiffed up packaging. When I saw the Essentials by Ellen Mix it Up Challenge this month, I knew immediately what I was going to do. The Challenge is to use an item from Essentials by Ellen and mix it up whit Lawn Fawn. The hipster Santa on my gift bag is from the awesome Ellen Hutson stamp set Tis The Season. The gift bag was cut with my favorite die from Lawn Fawn....the Goodie Bag die. For the sentiment I used Claire's ABCs from Lawn Fawn.

I am also entering this bag in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Get In Shape Challenge. The challenge is to create a 3D item or something with an out of the ordinary shape.

Thanks about it tonight.  I am usually exhausted on Monday nights and tonight is no exception.

Thanks for stopping by.
~~Sandi~~

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