Sunday, July 28, 2013

Christmas In July

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I guess I spoke too soon in my last post when I said Lexi was doing so well. A couple nights ago she collapsed while we were going for our nightly walk through our vineyard. I was able to lift her back up on her feet after a brief rest & then she was fine, but it scared me to see my big strong girl so helpless & not able to control her body. I know that her leaving me is eminent, but I just can't seem to wrap my mind around the idea of losing her. I keep saying I'm not ready, but I guess I'll never really be ready.

Anyway, let's move on to a happier topic.... my "Christmas In July" card! I didn't have a plan of attack when I started it, but I guess my mojo kicked in because I'm really happy with how it came out. I love how the tree is just 3 triangles layered over each other.... super simple! The colors really don't reproduce well in this photo, so they are much prettier in person!

SIZE:  4.75 x 6"
CRICUTExpression, Gypsy
CARTRIDGES:  "George & Basic Shapes", "Art Philosophy", "My Quiet Book"
PAPERMartha Stewart, CTMH cardstock "Colonial White" & "Slate"
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug with "Swiss Dots" & "Distressed Stripes" folders
PUNCHESMartha Stewart "Aspen Snowflake" edge punch, Fiskars corner rounder
STAMPSK Andrew Designs "Winter Wishes" set
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Slate"
OTHER:  rhinestone flourish, star & brad from my stash, foam tape



DL.ART -  Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge, anything goes, 2nd entry
An Inky Situation -  Linky Party #1, anything goes, 2nd entry
Every Day Is An Occasion -  Sunday {Fun}day #11, anything goes, 2nd entry
Krafty Girls -  Challenge #22, anything goes
Paper Playtime -  Challenge #15, patterned paper
Pink Cricut -  Link Up Tuesday, anything goes
Frosted Designs -  Fabulous Friday Challenge, "The Great Outdoors"
5 Simple Things -  Inspire Me Fridays #113, anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room -  Challenge #108, "Christmas In July"
Totally Gorjuss -  Challenge #194, "Christmas In July"
Little Scrap Pieces -  Fun Friday Challenge, "Christmas In July"
Jo's Scrap Shack -  Fun-Day Friday Challenge, "Bling It Up"
Creative Corner -  Challenge #29, "Christmas In July"
Love To Create -  Challenge #75, "Hugs & Wishes"


Thank you so much for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your weekend!

-Diana :)


  1. Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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    :) Janis
    Shop Stampin' Up! with me

  2. I love your card, it has just the right amount of detail. Sorry to hear about your dog. Thank you for joining us over at Frosted Designs.

  3. Diana. What a beautiful card. Great colors and I love the folded over corner. Sorry to hear about your dog. :(

  4. These colors are so much fun! Thank you for playing along with us at Krafty Girls!

  5. Loving the colors and patterns on this holiday card. Plus the bling. Very pretty. Glad you could play with Paper PLaytime.

  6. Cute tree. Love the colors and the bling. Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC.

  7. What a fun Christmas card! I love the non-traditional colors and I love the bling!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

  8. Great holiday card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  9. gorgeous colours and very elegant

    thanks a lot for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES

    Love Mel xxx

  10. Beautifully done, thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  11. Beautiful card Diana. I love your color combo as its non-traditional Christmas colors and I love that cute triangle tree! The bling is so pretty and adds the right touch to this card. Thank you for joining us for the first time for our bling it up challenge at Jo's Funday Friday Challenges! I see that you are following my blog and I am now following yours. It's good to have a new bloggy friend!!!
    Sorry to hear about your Lexi. Will say prayers. I am a dog lover too

    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  12. Oh how very pretty!!! I love your tree and the great papers your used!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Use Pattern Paper' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  13. absolutely love these colors together Diana, beautiful!!
    Thank you so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays!

  14. Very nice, great papers and cute design! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack bling it up challenge! Guest Designer Carri~Abusybee

  15. What a great card! You are so creative! Love how you incorporated the embellishment into your focal image! I am your newest follower!

    Thank you for joining us at Totally Gorjuss!
    Marie XX

  16. where have I been? I love this! LOVE, LOVE, LOve my friend!