Christmas Colors but not a Christmas Card

Hiya Stampers!

The title will make sense when you see my card, lol😉

Today’s card is for the Color Challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. The colors are very Christmas-y and I intended to make a Christmas card because they are also doing a monthly challenge to make Christmas cards for the month of July.

Here’s the color combo they gave us to work with:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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It took me a couple of days to make this card because I would get busy getting creative then have to stop to do something else. Then try to get my mojo going again. I had chosen a Christmas sentiment and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder, as you can see that’s not the same sentiment I ended up with on this card.

Here’s a close up:

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I lost the original die cut embossed sentiment that I had ready to go. I looked around and never found it among all the mess in my craft room. I honestly didn’t feel like embossing again. I had everything else done for the card, so I just picked a sentiment from the same stamp set. So, hence the title name….it LOOKS like a Christmas card, but it’s NOT a Christmas sentiment! oy-vey!

Here’s another view:

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I still like how it turned out so hopefully the recipient won’t notice the Christmas-y card with no Christmas sentiment, lol! Gotta laugh at yourself from time to time.

Anyways, I’ve been having a lot of fun being on the guest design team for this month, I get to make two more cards for July! I do hope you like my card for this color combo even though I messed up the sentiment and was too lazy to redo it. I’m just gonna go with the flow, it’s not the end of the world afterall.

*UPDATE on my nephew*

My nephew was in a serious car accident and had died on the way to the hospital, he almost lost his leg…..has numerous injuries as well. He has been recovering very well. He is out of ICU and they have moved him to a long term rehab facility. He will not be able to walk on his injured leg for 3 months, but Praise God he is alive! I thank you for your prayers and I ask you to continue to pray for him as he has a long road ahead of him for recovery.  Thank you so much, the power of prayer is real!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed evening ❤

 

SplitCoast Stampers Color Challenge Guest Designer

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you all have been doing well. We’ve been doing all the fun things when you move….unpacking and setting up house, lol 😉 I haven’t finished my craft room yet but was prompted to hurry up and make a card for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. I was asked to be a guest designer for the month of July, so of course I couldn’t let a little thing like disorganization get in the way!!!!

Here’s the color combo they gave us to work with:

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Here’s my card sample:

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I kept it pretty simple and made a focal image with a white on white panel. Here’s a close up:

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I love all the diecuts along with the lovely flowers in this stamp set, I thought it paired nicely with the embossing folder. Here’s another view:

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SCS is doing a fun challenge this month, “Christmas in July”. So, I used a fun stamp set to easily pull it off. The color combo is bright and happy, which we really needed in my family right now. My nephew was in a horrible car wreck last week. Praise God he survived, but it was life and death for a day or so. He has a miracle testimony, that’s for sure. I just got off the phone with him, what a truly awesome thing!!!!

Anyhoo, I was so honored to be apart of the first card for this month’s design team!!!! Very EXCITNG!!!!!

Please keep my nephew Aaron in yours prayers, he will have a long road ahead of him and he’s scheduled for another surgery tomorrow morning. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed night. ❤

 

Rosy Sketch

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you all have been doing well. We’ve been so busy here. We just bought a house and we are closing on Tuesday, so been super busy with packing. I am excited to set up my new craft room soon!!!! Been shopping for just the right stuff for organization and furniture. I will definitely be sharing my craft room once it’s all put together. I might even do a video. I haven’t done a video in years. In fact, I went back not long ago and hid most of them from the public, lol. They were so bad 😉

For today’s card I’m doing a sketch from SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s the sketch they gave us to work with:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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As you can see, I used the Everything Is Rosy Bundle. It only has 30 more minutes until you cannot purchase it anymore!!!

I will admit it, this sketch challenge was a definite challenge for me. Every card I tried out looked so busy and way too, too much….if you get my drift, lol. Finally, I was at least more happy with this card then any other ones. I did enlarge the vellum circle die cut from the sketch a tad, but it just felt too busy other wise…..I wanted to tone down all the patterned papers.

Here’s a close up:

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I really do love this kit and hope that Stampin’ Up! will do more bundles like this!!!

Here’s another view:

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Well, thank you so much for stopping by and please stay tuned for the stamp room reveal!!!

Have a very blessed weekend ❤