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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Christmas in July???

Seriously, right??? Ohhh yes... somehow, someone, somewhere seems to always put a challenge out on a Christmas in the middle of the year.  Why is that??? Come on... they surely are not dying to for it to come so quickly, right??? LOL  Funny story... when I first met my hubby and we were dating... I was going through some really tough things.  He came over one day and handed me a box of Christmas cards... really basic, cheap looking cards he had gotten at a thrift store of sorts (or so I imagined, hadn't seen any other stores with them around! LOL).  Anyway... he said... "Here, this will make you feel better."  I was dumbfounded as it was September.  Then he said.. "Sending Christmas cards ALWAYS makes you feel good!"  I kinda laughed and said something about it being September.  He just smiled and said.... "Come on... give it a try!"  So we sat and made out Christmas cards and you know what??? It did!!! It made me laugh and forget about my troubles and we had so much fun.  BUT... the kicker... we ACTUALLY mailed them!!  HA HA  Yes, people who know me were NOT surprised to get a card in their mailbox.  And I suspect (KNOW) I made a few others smile that day as they opened their mail as well.  :-)  So hey, give it a try sometimes.  Hee

This card was made for the Outlawz Challenge site.  Not only did they want a Christmas themed card, but they also wanted it to be a shaped card.  No squares/rectangles allowed.  My image is from Mo's Digital Pencil... "Santa's Hat".  (I just skipped to the site for the link and didn't even realize I colored my image in the same colors as the web site shows. LOL  Ooopsie!)

My card began with Pure Luxury Red Hot card stock.  I cut the shape using my Nestabilities Labels 10.  My image was printed on White and colored with my Copic markers.  I also used the same Nesties to cut it out... just a size smaller.  I added some Memento Cantaloupe ink around the edges prior to removing the die.  I also added a couple of the fab ticket tags from Tami Mayberry's set, "Ticket Trio". A few pearls and a little twine finish it off.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas in July
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July
Ladybug Craft Ink - Christmas in July
Stamps N Plus Scrap N - Anything Goes

I hope you have a great Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!! *HUGS*



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10 comments:

Cheri said...

Tina, this is adorable! I love it! Your coloring and the image are fabulous and your story is priceless! Big hugs GF.

ParkNSlide said...

That yellow just makes everything else POP. Cute story. Thanks for sharing and for posting to the Stamp N Plus challenge.

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous ! Love your coloring and sweet image.
Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
Hugs Berit

Bonnie Irvine said...

Great job colouring this adorable image. Great shape to your card...it really showcases your image well. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes Challenge at Stamp N Plus.

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous card TRina, love theimage and gorgeous colouring, and loved your story, might have to give that a try..lol..


Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .

Luv CHRISSYxx

LilyPinkScraps said...

Wowee! Such brilliant colouring - I had to 'pin' this one :)

Dora said...

Awww this is adorable, love the gorgeous colours and sweet image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck x

Heather said...

How very cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is so cute .. love the bright colours and shape
Thanks for joining us at LCI this month for our Christmas challenge
Lisa x

Cindy Groh said...

I def need a cookie. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

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