Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Merry Little Christmas ...

Boy, what I wouldn't do for a little snow right now.  Just a very little snow ... like a dusting that has melted by tomorrow morning.  You know the kind - soft little flakes drifting through the air (sigh).  I just checked - it's 93 degrees here in Michigan ... something is wrong with that.  Michigan isn't suppose to get this hot ... we're in the "north" aren't we?

I have a "Christmas in July" event at the end of the month so I'll be "Christmas-ing" the next few days/weeks.  Here's the first wintery post I have to share with you.  I'm in love with the richness of our new Cherry Cobbler color - I used it here with both cardstock and ink.  Distressed around the edges with our Cutter Kit adds a little shabby vintage look.  Our Whisper White cardstock is gorgeous dry embossed and layered with that sweet cherry color.  My tree and oval greeting are from retired stamp sets however, as substitutes I would suggest our Sweet Season and Season of Joy stamp sets.  I embossed the tree in Silver Embossing Powder using a VersaMark Ink Pad and Heat Tool.  Our Oval Extra Large Punch was perfect for this greeting and will be for the Sweet Season greeting too. 

My older star and heart punches came in handy and I would encourage you to look at our Heart to Heart Extra-Large Punch.  Three hearts of different sizes in one punch - it's wonderful.  Now for the wings ... don't you just love them?  I stamped the dove from our A Wish For Peace stamp set and cut out only the wings.  Stamping with StazOn Jet Black ink made sure that the image would not bleed while I used my 2-Way Glue Pen to apply the Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I absolutely ADORE the flying heart!

It was nice of you to stop by and I hope to see you over at The Shabby Team Room.  Debbie's theme this week is "embossing" and I can't wait to see the glorious works of art that will be posted there!  Be sure to pay her a visit ... it's pure inspiration!

The ladies at Fussy and Fancy are celebrating "Christmas in July" ... be sure to stop by and see all the winter wonder!

The letter of the day is "Y" for "You and Me" at the ABC Challenge blog ... A Merry Little Christmas to YOU on my card!

119669 Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
119685 Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
106958 Cutter Kit
100730 Whisper White Cardstock
116471 Sweet Season
110384 Season of Joy
109131 Silver Embossing Powder
102283 VersaMark
100005 Heat Tool
119859 Oval Extra Large Punch
119881 Heart to Heart Extra-Large Punch
111614 A Wish for Peace
101406 Jet Black StazOn
100425 2-Way Glue Pen
102023 Dazzling Diamonds glitter



  1. Joanne ... this is absolutely ADORABLE! So much eye candy to look at everywhere on the design and so much attention to detail! FABULOUS job with our 'impression' challenge this week in the Tea Room -- thanks for sharing your creation :)

  2. This is fantastic, I love the heart with wingzzzzzz

  3. Ahhh. We're both on a flying heart wavelength! Love, love, love the beautiful details on your work!

  4. WOW!! This is so pretty! Love all the details! Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy & Fancy!

  5. I LOVE what you've done with your card! The embossing looks great and I love all the individual focal points, it adds great interest to the card, well done! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week!

  6. What a great Christmas card! love the embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  7. This is serious work, so much detail so beautiful, makes me want some Christmas for myself right now!!

  8. Gorgeous card, Joanne. The flying heart was so creative. Love it!

  9. Such a fantastic Xmas card.I love how you've used the squares and the flying heart is so cute.

  10. What a lovely card design this is! I love the blocks, and the embossing is beautiful. Love that you used a combo of both heat and dry embossing. Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room.

  11. Very elegant, Joanne! I really like the red color you chose, and your heart with wings is adorable! Well done! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy, and I hope to see you back again next time! Lisa

  12. This is a fabulous Christmas card!!! Love all the added touches!

  13. I love the winged heart. Great job! Thanks for joining the Fussy and Fancy girls on this challenge!

  14. WoWzA, this is just incredible! So gorgeous and so many beautiful details ... I especially love the winged heart ... such a fabulous addition!

  15. Stunning card, absolutely love the embossed background!!
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this time
    Love Susan

  16. Joanne,
    I could not see how to email you, so I am adding it here:)

    I am Heather Dennis, owner of Fresh Brewed Designs. I am helping out with posts for Tip Junkie (all linked on my sidebar of my blog and was wondering if you would mind my adding your card and link back to your blog to the site for a Christmas in July post? Here is the card I am interested in posting and linking back to your blog.

    If this is ok with you, please email me back at honkinbill at yahoo dot com.

    Thank you so much either way!