July 13, 2009

WHIMSY CHRISTMAS IN JULY CHALLENGE

Happy Monday all!! Well, I am still on vacation and I am sure I am having a wonderful time!! I wanted to make sure I posted my Whimsy Challenge card since this was such a fun challenge - make a card for Christmas in July!! Too fun AND I get ahead on my Christmas cards!! I decided on the moose, he just screams Christmas to me so I colored him and cut him out! I stamped my trees from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in the background and added some fun sparkly fluff from OCL to make my snow. I popped my moose up on dimensionals and put him on the card as the main focal image and I am really happy with how it turned out! Added some bling, cut out my oval scallop using my die for my Big Shot and Voila!! Christmas in July! Take a gander over at the Whimsy challenge site and see what the other DT gals did - I just know they totally ROCKED it since I saw some of them before I left!! And, if you decide to play along, make sure you upload your link to the site to get entered into the drawing for something fun! Nope, you don't have to use Whimsy Stamps, but if you have them, why not use them? And, if you don't have any, take a look at the Whimsy store, Denise has all kinds of fun stuff in there plus her new digi images are also now available!! I will be back on Wednesday from vacation and will have said goodbye to my son as he drives back to Annapolis to start the school year again. I already miss him just thinking about it!!! See you all soon and thanks so much for stopping by!!
Card Recipe: (all supplies SU! unless noted)
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Naturals Ivory card stock, dsp from my stash
Inks - Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa stampin' write markers, white gel pen (for snow on trees)
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Whimsy Moose
Accessories - Eyelet Border Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Always Artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Oval die for Big Shot

27 comments:

Debbie said...

Fab Card Alex love the little scene behind the moose,Hugs Debbie x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

a new job and on vacation already???? lucky you!!! wow! hope you're having a blast!

this is beautiful. but then, all your cards are - even when you're on vacation - LOL.

hugs,

Lisa F said...

Great job! Love the paper you used!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! Well this is just darling!! That moose is just too cute!! I love the Christmas theme!! Adorable card Alex...hope you had a great time friend!! :) HUGS

Jacilynn said...

How cute! I love the scene and snow. And super cute sentiment!

Tracy.H said...

Love this one! Very cute. :0)

Nikki Bond said...

This is fabulous Alex...that moose is soo cute! Makes me think of an old Whimsy Christmas song I used to listen too....Morris the Moose...have you heard of it? It's too stinkin' cute...now it's my sons fav Christmas song! LOL {SMILES}

Natalie said...

Great Christmas card Alex, I love the sentiment. x

Risa said...

Very pretty card Alex! I love the scene and awesome details!
hugs
Risa:)

Rose Ann said...

That moose is too cute, and I love your papers and pearls!!

I hope you're having a wonderful time, Alex!!

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Alex, I love the greta winter scene you have created and all the beautiful detailing. Debbie x

Emily said...

This is so cute Alex! Love the winter scene! Great layout! Hope you have a nice vacation!

Diane said...

Hate to think of Christmas already considering we haven't had any summer yet,but your card is beautiful as always Alex!
Hope you are enjoying your holiday,can I work for that company too,lol!

a portland granny said...

Wonderful card--so many little creative things on it. Loved the stamp!

Glad you could get vacation with your family. I know you are thrilled to have that boy of yours home. Hope the 'good-bye' isn't too hard...but of course, it will be! There is just something about these boys of ours that melts our hearts, isn't there?????

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh that is SO cute!!!

Melissa said...

Super, super cute!

Many Blessings,
M.

Ila said...

Wow!! this is Fabulous!!..I love the way you made the background oval...and that moose looks like he is steppin' right out..Wonderful dimension!!...Hugs, Ila

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Alex, love the little scene you have created. Hugs Nikki x

scrapnnMO said...

Oh my what a gorgeous Christmas card. Love the layers. I hope you had a lovely time dear! :)
♥Dawn♥

Lynn said...

So cute! Looks like the moose is sliding right out of the snowy scene...love it!

Cheryl KVD said...

Super card! Have a fun vacation girl!

kathleenh said...

Christmas in July! How fun! I love how you franed the moose and the red dots going around the scallop frame.

I hope you are having a fabulous time on your vacation!

pescbrico said...

Alex, what a cool card! Love this tilt-sliding oval!

Beth Norman said...

So cute! The scene is such a fun touch.

Andrew said...

Nice photos..

Thanks for sharing...


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Scrubbysue said...

This is so cute alex! I just love this card. :)

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

too fun this little guy looks like he is sliding down the hill!