Monday, July 5, 2010

Christmas In July with The Stamping Boutique


Wow... what a weekend!  Did you enjoy the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog tour?  I really liked the way it was set up this time, it seemed quicker and easier to navigate.  I'd like to thank everyone who stopped by for a look and all the comments left for me!
Would you believe I had 446 visitors?!!  Amazing!

I have a blog candy winner to announce today!  
Congratulations Deloris you are the winner!!
Thanks for participating, your package is on it's way!

I'm excited and challenged to try working on Christmas in July a little this month.  I've posted my first Christmas card today using a digi stamp by The Stamping Boutique.  I thought these snow men were so cute when I saw them I had to make them mine.  If you feel the same way you can find them here.  They are colored with Copic markers, the sentiment below them is from a  set by Papertrey Ink called Signature Christmas that just seemed perfect for them.  I kept the color scheme as simple as possible trying the white on white technique again.  That's a difficult one for me you know!  The sketch is Karen's Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch 24 from yesterday.  I turned it on it's side because I printed my snowmen too big...

More fun challenges:
Fussy & Fancy - Christmas In July
Bee Crafty - 3D With a Digital Image
Pile It On - My Favorite Things (Copic markers!)
Paper Sundaes - White Plus One 
Sentimental Sunday's - Celebrations

  Winter Wonderland - Punch It Out
Craftalicious Challenges - Cute
Incy Wincy Designs - Punches 
Shabby Tea Room - Let's Make an Impression 
Lexi's Creations - Layers, 3D 
The Corrosive Challenge - Christmas Time
ABC Christmas Challenge - N for Noel
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes

46 comments:

Deloris said...

Wow, just read that you picked my name. What a nice way to start my day.

I sent a email to you at your owh email address.

You can also reach me through pm at Splitcoast. My user name is deeth1
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=4482

Thank you!
Deloris

Yolanda said...

Love that embossing!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Jan. Love your little snowmen!
Lynn

Debbie said...

Absolutely adorable!! I'd like to be standing next to a snowman about right now -- it's so HOT!!! Thanks for sharing this sweet design with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Juanita said...

Such a cute Christmas card, love your coloring, the embossing and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Nana said...

So very cute, and your coloring - wow!
hugs Nana

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous, I love that image & the embossing :0

Thanks for sharing it with us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck!

Hugs
Tracey
x

downrightcrafty said...

oh this is stunning love all the embossing and love white based cards. The image is stunning and I love the pearls in the centre of the punched snowflakes, just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland and hope to see you back Friday for the next fun challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Audrey Pettit said...

This is adorable! I love the white on white look, and those squares of embossed patterns are wonderful. And what cutie pie snowmen those are. Thanks for sharing this with us in the Tea Room.

Robin said...

Jan that card is ADORABLE!! I love snowman and I'm hoping to do some Christmas in July cards myself for the half and half challenge at OWH

Caro said...

What an adorable card..hard to think Christmas when it's 94 in the shade but this is a good kick in the pants.. I'm going to check out that site

Jeanne said...

Christmas already! Impressive. The card is very cute.

JustYolie said...

Congrats Deloris!

Love all the embossing on the card! Beautiful image!

Cor* said...

O WOW, wow, wow. I love the clean lines & bright blue bases. Coloring is fab!! LOVE IT all. Thanks for joining Fussy & Fancy this time round!! Good luck.

Brenda said...

This is a super great card. All that embossing!

helloholley said...

Love it!!!

PapierGirl said...

What a darling card - I love the white on white and your embossing is wonderful! So hard to think of snowmen when it's 90+ here today! :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

hayward69 said...

Lovely image used and love the embossing. Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge

Jayne xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous card Jan. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge and hope to see you next time.

Hugs
Cathy (GD)

BonnieRose said...

such a beautiful card.. tks for playing along with us at SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS this week, good luck! xo bonnierose

Tammy said...

Fantastic Christmas card Jan! I love the white with the blue matting! Adorable!

Cheryl said...

This is adorable! I love your coloring on the snowmen and the layout.

Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays challenge. Good luck!

**Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Dot said...

Oh I love your snowmen, had a quick run to the digi shop. Do not tempt me!Thank you for joining us on ABC Christmas Challenge.
hugs Dorte GD

ThePurplePlace said...

I love this card and it will make a wonderful Christmas card -- Snowmen are my favorites and I use them often on my cards!

I had been doing a lot of Christmas Challenges to get ahead, but am now behind...I think you may have inspired me to get back on track!

Thanks,
Lisa

PS: You will LOVE the PTI Envelope Liner....I HAD to have too :)

Lynsey said...

What a cute Christmas card! Those snowmen are just adoreable!
Thanks for joining us at the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

Anabelle said...

So cute! I love the image and the embossing.

Karen Howard said...

This is super cute! I have a huge obession with snowman stamps. LOVE this one too!!!

Sherry Hickey said...

I like everything about your card, especially the embossing. So pretty and Christmassy!

Melissa Craig said...

Oh I love snowmen!! Your card is great! Thanks for joining us at Bee Crafty Challenges.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the image- your coloring is fabulous and I LOVE the layout and embossing! TFS

Annika said...

So wonderfully beautiful! Love the colour combo and that cute image! All that texture is just yummy!
Thanks for playing at Sentimental Sundays, hope to see you back next week!
Hugs
Annika

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

awww! We could use a little cooler weather here so your card is a great reminder to me of the winter we endured. How adorable your snowmen card is!

Shana said...

Fantastic shading and beautiful embossing! A gorgous Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

Joanne Leddy said...

Love, love, love the snowmen!

Carrie said...

what a sweet winter card. Great idea doing Christmas in July.

Deb Hickman said...

I just love those snowmen images they are so cute.Love the colours and the embossing looks fab!

alicaz said...

oh, so cute! love the coloring on the snowmen and the embossing looks great too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Helen said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On & the ABC Christmas Challenge!!
Helen x

Heather "Hev" said...

This is fabulous :)

Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs

Heather
Vanilla Hevn - my blog

maxine said...

Lovely card thanks for playing along at lexis

Crafteezee said...

A lovely card and gorgeous colourwork.

Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious.

Hugs Tracy
x

Samantha said...

Great Christmas card, Loveeeeeeeee the image so cute! and love the colouring, Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge and hope to see you again for more Christmas challenges hugs Samantha :0)

Stampin Mindy said...

Love the layout and stamp. Your coloring is gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy's Christmas in July Challenge!

Annie said...

a fabulous Noel card and I love those fun snowmen! thank you for sharing with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog.
hugs, annie x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Fabulous! Love the embossing and your image!! Thanks so much for playing at Bee Crafty.

Deanne :)

Laura said...

Gorgeous christmas card!I love the colors.And the embossing,and the snowmen.TFS