Friday, July 16, 2010

Merry Christmas (in July)

Hello friends.  Another 90 degree day here today.  The news reported that this is the 18th hottest summer on record so far this year with a 2.6 degree above average temperature.  I'm not sure that 87.4 degrees would have felt that much cooler.  After the rain yesterday the garden is heavenly!

Today's post is another Christmas card that I hope you enjoy.  I used our new Greeting Card Kids stamp set.  Aren't they adorable?  Stamped on Watercolor Paper with Jet Black StazOn Ink, they are perfect for coloring with our Aqua Painters.  Something I haven't done in ages.  I thought this little lovely would prefer a soft Regal Rose coat.  Her tree is Old Olive and the wagon is our gorgeous new Cherry Cobbler.  The vintage look is created with our Distressing Essentials's a "must have".  I LOVE all the tools it has to offer ... inks, files, sanding block, and a flat stamp.  "What's this?", I asked.  Then glancing at the instructions ... "Oh, that's how you do it?!"  JOY!

Some Chunky Essentials glitter was added to her coat with a 2 Way Glue Pen.  The background paper is from the Jolly Holiday collection - it's wonderful!  The Basic Pearls Jewels gave just the right touch in the lower left.  Our Old Olive ribbon provides the perfect spot for my crocheted flower from Fleurettes II - precious with a little rose colored button in the center.  My "Merry Christmas" is from our Star Punch set and stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

You will find this card at a couple of my favorite blogs.  The layout is from the ladies at Sketch Saturday.  Thanks for helping me get all this arranged in such a beautiful way!  Debbie at The Shabby Tea Room is celebrating Christmas this sure to send some love in her direction!  Winter Wonderland is all about Angels and Glitter - what little girl isn't an angel?  Another visit you'll want to make is to Pear Tree Designs where everything sparkles this week!  Good night everyone and thanks for stopping by ...

#119887 (wood) - Greeting Card Kids
#120633 (clear) - Greeting Card Kids
#111566 - Star Punch
#105019 - Watercolor Paper
#101406 - Jet Black StazOn Ink
#103954 - Aqua Painters
#117159 - Jolly Holiday DSP
#119247 - Basic Pearl Jewels
#115604 - Fleurettes II
#109054 - Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
#101650 - Very Vanilla Cardstock
#119685 - Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
#119669 - Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
#100702 - Old Olive Cardstock
#102277 - Old Olive Classic Ink
#105211 - Regal Rose Classic Ink
#118762 - Distressing Essentials



  1. Such a cute Christmas card! Sweet colors and a sweet image! Thanks so much for playing in the Tea Room with us this week!

  2. Love your card! Such a lovely combination of papers, colors and stamps. Love the touches of sparkle and the addition of the pearls. Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room.

  3. What a beautiful card, love those papers, an unusual interpretation of our angels and glitter them but I can see your point. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. WOW, Joanne! That is THE set I plan to use for my holiday cards this year ... it's simply PRECIOUS!!!!! Great job with your aqua painter -- I need to practice with mine! Thanks for sharing this little lovely with us in the Tea Room :)

  5. such a lovely card. good luck and thanks for joining us at PTD. X

  6. Great Christmas card! Love the DSP and image! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  7. A very sweet cardand a very unusual interpreation of an angel. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back on Friday. Marianne x (I have a little candy on offer.)

  8. I love this vintage looking card! And you colored it beautifully.