Jul 25 2008

Blogger’s Challenge 57: Christmas in July

Yes, I’m still buried in making swaps, so here is a card that I made a few weeks ago when Mary and I were doing challenges.  We were to use various greens and this sketch.  It worked out perfectly to use for today’s Blogger’s Challenge!

Peaceful Wishes is another set that I will be very sad to see retire.  However, it will stay in my arsenal of stamps.  The ornament in the upper left and Merry Christmas are both embossed with gold EP.  I used the circle stamp from Enjoy Every Moment.  You can see a little of the Twill background stamp on the River Rock cardstock.  It makes a great stripe look on paper.  River Rock, too, is one of those colors that I would LOVE to see placed in the Neutrals.  It is so versatile and I used it a lot over the past year.  I’m going to start a writing campaign to Stampin’ Up!  lol!  For now, I’ve stocked up on the cardstock and ribbon.  Colors in this are Always Artichoke, River Rock, Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White. 

Hopefully, today should see me finish up most everything for Convention.  Monday I will start packing and then fly out on Tuesday!   Wednesday I’ll be holding the new catalog in my hot little hands!  lol!  Woohoo!  It is almost here!  Hard to believe since I’ve been planning this trip for so long!

Have a great weekend!



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16 People have left comments on this post

Jul 25, 2008 - 09:07:32

Fabulous Connie…this is such a lovely card with truly beautiful colors…just perfect for this image. Great job on this week’s challenge.

Jul 25, 2008 - 09:07:34

Connie this is lovely. I love the “peaceful” feelings it evokes by your use of soft greens. Really nice use of layers in this layout too. Great job!!

Jul 25, 2008 - 09:07:02

Pefect colors for Christmas – great layout!

Jul 25, 2008 - 10:07:42
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, this is such a beautiful card!! I love the colors and the stamp set you used. It’s stunning!!

Jul 25, 2008 - 10:07:05

Very pretty and elegant Connie! Such a lovely mix of colors for Christmas! 😀

Jul 25, 2008 - 01:07:01
Kerry D-C said:

Lovely! lovely! lovely!

Jul 25, 2008 - 06:07:28
Ida said:

This is very nice. I love the colors and of course there is that (great stamp set again). To bad it’s retiring.

Jul 25, 2008 - 08:07:59
Maria said:

I love this layout and the colors. Fabulous!!!!

Jul 25, 2008 - 08:07:07
Suzanne said:

Very nice. I really like the layout.

Jul 25, 2008 - 08:07:09
Marcia said:

What a beautiful card Connie, really like your choice of colours, very restful. Have fun at convention.


Jul 26, 2008 - 12:07:00
Lori said:

This is beautiful! I really like the layout and the soothing color combination.

Jul 26, 2008 - 08:07:44

Well Connie, you did it again! Another beautiful card!

Jul 26, 2008 - 09:07:22

What a pretty color combination! Like you, I’ll miss this set…..one of my favorites for Christmas cards!….and like you, I’m going to keep it! This set was a popular one for this challenge….guess great minds think alike. Fabulous card. See you in a few days.

Jul 26, 2008 - 12:07:07

Connie- I love the simplistic beauty of this. Well done! TFS!

Jul 27, 2008 - 12:07:14
Sheryl said:

Very pretty, Connie! These colors are perfect for Christmas and especially Peaceful Wishes!

Aug 22, 2008 - 12:08:19
joyk said:

Very pretty card………love Peaceful Wishes…….and I am adding my hopes to yours about River Rock………it is sooooooo neutral…….I love that color.