Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy July 1st


How about a little CHRISTMAS in JULY??

Myself and the other Ladies with Attitude have been working behind the scenes to bring you a little "Holiday Spirit". Not only will this week's TWISTED THURSDAY have a Christmas/Winter theme but one lucky participant will be receiving a BIG PRIZE PACKAGE from Shirley's 2 Girls

I hope that everyone had the opportunity to check out the fantastic stamp sale that was going on over at ABC Toys & Crafts. Although the stamps may not be on sale right now, the MARTHA STEWART PUNCHES are 15% OFF....... I used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch on the red cardstock. (This Doily Lace punch was what introduced me to ABC because it has become such a hard punch to find. When you do find it, the price has been doubled. This was NOT the case at ABC). I just looked and ABC has 36 of these punches in stock at $13.59. Notice the new Nestabilities?? Those are now being carried at ABC along with Copics and so much more is on the way!!!!

To put myself in the holiday spirit, I decided to start a little early and play around with one of my new Crafty Secret stamp sets (Vintage Christmas). Is that Santa not wonderful? What an easy stamp to create with, I suppose we could call him a Stamp-n-Go image. Although I love to color, it was so nice to actually start and finish a card in less than 30 minutes. The sketch is from Our Creative Corner.
The second card uses a sentiment from the same stamp set. The flourished "S" is separate from the rest of the sentiment, making it very easy to use in a variety of ways. I used the small pine cone image to stamp along the scalloped edge. That wraps it up for me. I hope you will check back tomorrow for the Twisted Thursday sketch challenge.

...............Supplies I used.................
Stamps: Crafty Secrets (Vintage Christmas)
Paper: Stampin' Up! (naturals, very vanilla, real red, close to cocoa, chocolate chip & both the red & green DPs)
Ink: Tim Holtz (tea dye distressing ink), Momento (tuxedo black), Stampin' Up! (riding hood red, real red, close to cocoa, versa mark, always artichoke)
Tools: Spellbinders (Nestabilities Labels 4), Stampin' Up! (scallop border punch), Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch,
Misc: Paper Trey Ink (buttons), K&Co. (Ribbons)

10 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

that's one good looking santa. he can come down my chimney anytime! oh wait! no chimney, just a skinny floe for the fireplace. well, no matter, my door is always open to santa!

gorgeous! and i love that border too.

hugs,

stephanie said...

Beautiful cards, I love that vintage santa too.

Danni said...

So nice!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are beautiful.

Mina said...

fantastic christmas cards...this santa is gorgeous Justine xxx

LeAnne said...

This is by far one of my favorite Santa stamps! Great job on it!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

The Santa card is just beautiful!!!

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

I love your vintage image on the nestie. Great cards. I've already gotten my Christmas stash out to play!

NinaB said...

I just bought my first MS border punches the other day (wish I knew about this sale) :-(. Anyway, your cards are beautiful. They've inspired me to use my new punches. I have to start thinking Christmas, too, before I head back to Croatia in a few weeks. It'll save me a lot of money if I can leave them here for my MIL to mail later :-)

Kelly said...

oohhhhh- very vintage feeling! love it!