It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - NOT!
Good Grief it's 90+ degrees here still so Christmas is so not on my mind right now. None the less our Blogger's Challenge this week was, Christmas in July!
I started trying to create a card last night but wasn't getting very far plus I wanted to watch the results show for (So You Think You Can Dance)...Anyone else watch that? I love watcing the dancing even though I personally have 2 left feet. But enough about dancing let's get back to the card.
This morning I got out all kinds of Christmas Stamps, Papers, Stickers etc...trying to find something that inspired me and nothing was jumping out at me. Instead my desk was beginning to look a lot like (a "Tornado" had hit it) rather then Christmas. I posted that I was going to give it a rest and see what happened. One of my fellow blog challenge members, (Barb Hardeman) e-mailed me some encouraging words, Hi Ida,
I know you can do it. You've got all you need, and your work is always so wonderful. Just pick one stamp and let it happen! I know that whatever you come up with will be delightful. I'm counting on you now, so don't let me down......Barb
So I took her advice (Thanks, Bard) and here are the card details: Stamps: Penguin, Bear, Snowman (Hampton Art Stamps), Sentiment by Lizzie Anne Designs.
Ink: Palette Noir Black , Copic Markers (various colors)
Snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Rectangle Spellbinder Nestabilities, Oval Punches, Photo Corner Punch, Dew Drops, Lavender Ribbon (JoAnn Essentials) White Craft Pad, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and Foam Mounting Tape.
It's not exactly the fanciest card I've ever done but it's cute (IMHO) and meets the challenge. Maybe close to Christmas I'll actually be a little more inspired then I was this week. - Be sure to check out all the other great projects and be inspired to create your own Christmas in July card.