Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Operation Write Home Christmas In July Challenge




My cards today are for the Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog, Christmas In July.

Each of these reindeer digital images are from Bug A Boo Stamps, I thought they were so cute!

I kept my color scheme the same in case I'd like to give these as a gift set later.  I also wondered if I'd like Kraft with the Red, White and Hunter Green.
Yes, I do!

I colored each of these images with Copic markers, the Merry & Bright sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set called Signature Christmas.  The ric rac die is also from Papertrey Ink.






My next card is featured on the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog today.  I've been so busy (and having fun) doing behind the scenes stuff for the OWH Birthday party in September that I forgot to find someone and ask them to make a sample for our challenge.

I think this is my favorite out of the four images.  I used a couple of Cuttlebug embossing folders for this one, candy cane stripe and snowflakes.







This reindeer is ready to hang the string of stars, I used Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects on those stars to give them some shine.

The Holiday Joy sentiment has been sitting on my desk for months now, it's a scrap of rubber waiting to be put on cushion that I don't have.  I wasn't sure what it said until recently!  It was a freebie from CHA back in January.











My last card was also on the OWH Stars & Stamps blog today.  Isn't he cute with the Christmas ornament?!  I used the Cuttlebug Ornaments embossing folder again for the background on this card.  They layout is a Taylored Expressions Cupcake sketch.

Be sure to go check out the Christmas In July challenge over at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps and have fun making some Christmas cards!






Challenges for my cards:
Sentimental Sunday's - It's all fun and games
Stamptacular Sunday - Christmas In July
Aud's Sentiment's - Choose your own Christmas sentiment
2 Sister's Challenge - Christmas In July
Stamp Scrap & Doodle - Digi's
Creative Inspirations - Animals


30 comments:

Heather the MooseLover said...

Those reindeer are adorable! I love the colors you used too.

Kristine said...

Hi Jan! This is just a great program! ANd I love your cute Christmas card too!

I love your sweet Christmas angel LaLa shaker over on the LLLC blog today--it's so PRETTY and ELEGANT! Lots of Christmas in July cards going on--totally getting me in the mood to "START" making my Christmas cards. =D

ThePurplePlace said...

Jan,
I am in LOVE with your wonderful Christmas Cards! Whimsical cards are my favorite style, because they make you everyone SMILE!!

Thanks for some cute ideas and thanks for the Inspiration.

Lis

helloholley said...

Jan,these are all so very cute.....great job...as usual!!! ;)

Linda said...

Adorable cards!

Julie said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love them all! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

jayne said...

Jan, the reindeer images are just adorable. The colors are just perfect!

mudmaven said...

These are all wonderful cards! Thanks so much for playing in our Sentimental Sundays challenge this week. ~chris

Cindy's Card Co said...

These are adorable, love the reindeer.

Carolina Girl said...

So so adorable reindeer..and what you did allowed them to come alive...wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.

TN Granny said...

I love the reindeer cards and will be going over there to purchase the reindeer. I have fallin in love with digi images.
Please tell me how or where you got your watermark?
God Bless,
Jeanine
azgramtn@bellsouth.net

Linda said...

Oh my goodness I love these cards! This images are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.

Karen Howard said...

I agree, these reindeer are super cute and so now I'm going to have to go get them!!! Thanks for enabling me!

Sherry H said...

What a loveable Rudolph - I just noticed the "R" on his shirt. Your cards give lots of inspiration!

Audrey said...

I don't know which I like best! They are all so cute! I love that reindeer. Thanks for joining us at AUd Sentiments

Aunty Sue said...

What a fab fun set of crimbo cards, thanks for joining us at creative inspirations

Stacy Walker said...

Great cards Jan. I love the reindeer. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge. I look forward to seeing your next creation.

Lynn said...

Jan, This guy is so cute! I have got to get this one! You made beautiful cards and I'm inspired! I'll be looking for the surprise! :)))

SuzanneK said...

You have been a busy girl, all your cards are fab. Love those cute little reindeer. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

Paula said...

These images are all so adorable. I love the way the kraft/tan colored stock really makes the colors pop. I think I *need* that ric-rac die too. What a nice detail that is!

Joanna K said...

This is a lovely collection! I love the colour palette and the images are real fun ;) Thanks for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays ;)

Annette said...

Simply adorable! I love this little Reindeer! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Kimberly S said...

So cute! Each of them is so sweet and fun. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sentimental Sundays! :)

Kim E said...

Each of these is so adorable! Thanks for playing with us this week at SSDS. Hugs, Kim

Carolyn said...

What an awesome set of cards. I love their little eyes. Their poses are perfect. Great job. Thanks for sharing them with us at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Tammy said...

Gosh, these are all so cute too! I really can't stand it!

Noelle's Corner said...

Beautiful cards. I think they would make a nice gift set. That reindeer is just too cute!

stephanne said...

Awwww, how sweet, these images are just darling and I love the combination of colours and the embossing too!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this week!!
Stephanne

Emma and Susan said...

Gorgeous card, lovely details. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Good luck!
Love Emma and Susan
xxx

Betty said...

So glad I don't have to pick a favorite :) GREAT job with such cute images!