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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Christmas in July

Hi all - Last Sunday I played in a Hero Arts Flickr group Scramble hosted by Natalie with the theme of Christmas in July and non-traditional colors.  Couldn't resist using some purple and some fun colored trees.  Here's my card:
The trees came from a clear Hero Arts set "Tree-Mendous" and the "Big Holiday Words" is a Hero Arts design block.  I made the snowy hills with some Basic Grey Out of Print paper.  Added some gems and enamel accents and some May Arts ribbon - done!  This was a fun challenge and maybe I'll make a few more of these for the holidays.

Hero Arts recently released its 2011 Holiday catalog and I couldn't resist ordering some new stamps!  Ordered a darling mouse in a mitten, a car with a tree on top, and a holiday version of the music background.  They all came in the mail today so I immediately went to work with the Mitten Mouse and made this 3 X 3 mini:
The dotted paper is from Basic Grey's Oxford 6 x 6 paper pad; card stock from Bazzill.  I colored the  image with Copics and embellished with some layers, gems and metallic decor.  Well, July's almost over but maybe I'll get one more Christmas card done....

I'm taking the new Archiver's mini card class tomorrow which looks like a lot of fun.  That's probably why I had minis on the mind today.  Thanks for stopping!


Barb said...

Love both cards, Linda! How fun that you've already received some of the new stamps. Love that mouse in a mitten! Adorable! Have fun taking the mini card class!

Dawn said...

Too cute Linda. Love your Mouse card. Enjoy your class.

Isha said...

Gorgeous cards Linda.Love the purples and the mousie is too cute. I should buy that for my girls...lol.

Heather Maria said...

Linda, wow to getting a start on your Christmas cards already! I love the sentiment bg for the sky and gorgeous snowy hills on the first one. The trees are so pretty too! As for the mouse in the mitten card - ADORABLE!