Friday, July 27, 2012

Merry Christmas in July

Every January 1st I tell myself that I'm going to make my Christmas cards throughout the year so that when December comes, I will be prepared. guessed it.  Today I made my first card.  So much for getting an early start.   I know there are many of you who have diligently made "X" number of cards each month.  I'm a good procrastinator, but hopefully I'll get on the ball now and continue to work on Christmas cards.

My card today features BISMARCK.  Bismarck is one of Mo Manning's darling images.
Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Mo Manning Bismarck digi image, Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink
Cardstock and Paper:  Cardstock is Stampin' Up! and dp is from Recollections "Naughty or Nice collection.
Ink:  Image colored with Copic Markers and sentiment stamped with Stampin' Up! Real Red.
Embellishments:  Martha Stewart "snow" beneath Bismark, Tossle and brim on the hat is Flower Soft Polar White, Stickles glitter in lime green, Liquid Pearls dots on scallop in red, Cuttlebug corner and tag dies, and Nestiblilities circle and scalloped circle dies. and sheer dotted red ribbon from Michaels.

Of course you know I'm nuts about dogs and this week's challenge over at Mo's Digital Challenge Blog is "In the Doghouse" so I just had to use this darling image for the challenge.

Until next time,


  1. So cute! Love the image. I should be making Christmas cards during all this summer vacation but...I'm an expert procrastinator too.

  2. Awww... this is darling! The pooch is so sweet. Great Christmas card. I work on them all year long as I have too many to send and I would go crazy doing that all at the last minute. ;0) Glad you got started with yours.

  3. love your happy dog, what a great Christmas card,makes me smile. janex

  4. This is wonderful, and how smart you are to start your Christmas cards so early! I always seem to be playing 'catch up' with mine!
    I love the way you've colored this cute image, and the papers are wonderful! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  5. Aww he is adorable and I love all the sparkle.... I will probably be lucky if I start in Novemeber, I am bad like that

  6. oh he is so darn cute and so special for a Xmas card too, I think Xmas in July is a real reminder that we don't have that long left to make love this one
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Hi Jennifer, Oh my goodness your card is truly stunning l love your image and the backing papers and layout are gorgeous too, xx

  8. Funny, I tell myself the same thing.. I only have one card done

    But this came out what you did, your coloring really brought this dog to life. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.



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