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Monday, July 11, 2011

Christmas in July 2011 DAY ONE!

Hello, everyone!

Joy and I are dying from the heat down here in Texas, so we thought it would be fun to have a Christmas in July week! Maybe the winter themed cards will make us fell a little cooler!

Enjoy!

Today I have a card that I made using the NEW Twinkle Toes cartridge.This cartridge has tons of fun frames! I just love using frames on my cards because I consider myself a stamper and cutting out frames allows me to really stamp. Stretching my stamping muscle is always a great thing for me. I am not sure what it is about stamping, but it is so much fun!

The paper is from My Mind's Eye. The ribbon is from SU!
This stamp set is from Papertrey Ink. the funny thing is I did not even mean to purchase this one, but I am so glad I did.
I cut the tag at 3 1/4". Then I cut the smallest oval layer at 3" so I could add one more layer.
Don't forget about our Best of 2006 cartridge giveaway this week!

Also, don't forget to check out my post on my personal blog by clicking here ==> Courtney Lane Designs

We look forward to seeing you all back here tomorrow!

Be sure and check out Joy's and Melanie's personal blogs for more creative goodness at Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Courtney Lane Designs! Have a great day!
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Scrapper69 said...

This is sooo Pretty Melanie! I love the cuts and the stamping! The card looks so Elegant! :o)
Theresa

lydiawalker said...

i just love this card is sooo classy xxx

Joan Smith said...

Love this card...and ooooohhhh.....Christmas in July....how appropriate that you are giving me the chance at a COOL prize!
(tee hee)

MC said...

What a lovely card! It has made me think about starting on Christmas projects early . . . What i wish I do every year but never do!

Trell said...

Love the stamp and the bow is just perfect. I'm thinking about my Christmas projects now as well!

Look around the corner said...

wow so nice, i like the usa way of scrapping more as the dutch on,this card realy make me in the mood for x-mas.

Have a blessed week,

Eveline

LyndaKay said...

Lots of possibilities with frames! Love the card. Stay cool!

Mali said...

Very nice card and stamp set. I need to add some Christmas stamps to my collection.

The Scrapping Seahorse said...

Very cute and simple to make many of these. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Lori said...

I love this card.

Nancy said...

Love this card and I have this cartridge. Christmas us right around the corner so time to get busy.

Tina M said...

Very Pretty card! I really like the frame,so I might just have to add that cart to my stash :)
tfs
Tina

DebJoAl said...

Like seeing Christmas cards in July. The stamp is very elegant.

Ann said...

Try to start my Christmas cards in August as fill ins; then I'm usually ready by Dec. 1 to start mailing. This caard is very pretty. Love the ribbon.
Mstgane
Ann

Rae-beccadesigns said...

Very pretty card!

Lucy said...

Love your card! I'm thinking maybe I should start my Christmas cards so I can cool off as well :) This looks like a fabulous cartridge. Thanks for the chance to win it.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

so pretty. I really want the Twinkle Toes Cart., next on my list to buy!! Thanks for the chance to win
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

SallyP said...

Pretty card! It's hot here in TN too, I hope your cards make me feel cool, too! LOL

TeddynBarbie said...

I'll take the chilly thoughts in July. Love the frames, beautiful card.

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Love it! I hope this strategy works, It's warmer here and I have the stomach flu so I'm trying to think cool...

AmberO said...

Beautiful card. I love it! Maybe I'll start making Christmas cards early instead of rushing to do them at the last minute :0)

Anonymous said...

I love this card. I love the bow, however I would not be able to mail that to anyone. I know it is possible but the postage for tha amount of cards would be too much for me. Would you consider adding an alternative idea for the beautiful embellishments for the cards with the larger items. Thanks so much. Once again this card is beautiful.

Heather said...

I have always loved your bow tying. Maybe someday I will be that good. And I decided even before I read this post to try a Christmas card today to try and beat the heat. LOL!!!!

Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

What a pretty card! I always love your bows...so neat and nice! Love your stamping, too!!!

Krista said...

YAHOO! Christmas is my favorite holiday and now July is my second favorite month because of all the "christmas in july" things going on. Thanks for posting this beautiful card.

Krista

Laney's Legacy's said...

What a very pretty card, thanks for sharing.

later tater,
laney

Cindy said...

Very cute card...I need to start doing all my Christmas present shopping and making Christmas cards soon.

Jennifer H said...

Gorgeous card! I think I better get my cards started. TFS and the chance to win.

Bonita said...

Very nice card. All goes together well. Thanks

bonnie said...

I love Christmas so I love to see Christmas cards this early! :) This is so super sweet..love it! :) Hugs x

Cheryl said...

Love it.Simple, yet elegant.

johnsarakylenesmom said...

Christmas in July is a great idea!! I need to remember that I don't need to be making cards at midnight on Dec. 22...they can be done anytime of the year...do you think that will stick with me?? LOL

Barbara Adcock said...

COOL...COOL...COOL...in this 100 degree weather. Thanks.

Brenda MOORE said...

Beautiful,, but still HOT here in texas :)

Martha (Sissy) Speed Ramey said...

Love this card! So simple yet elegant! Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Barb A. said...

Beautiful card! Love the idea of Christmas in July. Maybe it will help us cool off in this hot weather. lol Thanks for sharing your great ideas and talents.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

Ryansmaama said...

This is sooo cute. I hope you girls are right about bringing relief from the heat. I am not too far from ya'll in north Louisiana and we are about to dry up and wither away. Thanks for sharing this with us.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Renee Howe said...

So lovely. I love it!

Luv 2 Create said...

This is really cute, Melanie. It just so happens that I have everything needed to make this or one very similar. Love the oval frame. Have not cut this one yet, but do have this cart. Isn't is cute ?
Marcie

Carrie said...

That new Twinkle Toes cartridge looks fantastic, and I love the sentiment stamp!

VeronicaA said...

I am so loving this card. The simplicity of it makes it elegant. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
Veronica
vballen at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

I wish I could stamp like that. That is one thing I have not be able to grasp. Beautiful card.
kgrin

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Great idea with Christmas in July! I live in Alabama so I totally understand the heat problem. Great card today!

Carrie K said...

Very pretty card. But it is scary to think about Christmas already!!

johnnysgirl said...

Wow,I guess I have to start getting ready for the holidays.
lovely card, thanks for sharing.
c.antley130@comcast.net

Miranda said...

Very Beautiful! I love the frame! TFS
Miranda:)

Beverly said...

Very lovely Christmas card! I appreciate the "Christmas in July" week - it will help me get in the mood to make my Christmas cards. If I wait til Nov or Dec, I'll get too busy.

Sandra said...

This is gorgeous love the frame:) Sandra H

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors and the sentiment. Great incentive to get started on those Christmas cards. TFS

Connie said...

Hope it made you cooler!!! Love the card!!

Carol Amie said...

where does one by papertrey ink? Such lovely stamps!

Connie said...

I hope it made you cooler!!! Great card!

Carol said...

Beautiful card ~ can't believe that the year is half gone. TFS

Elaine said...

This is just what I needed for such a hot day! Such a lovely card Melanie!

Megan H. said...

This is a great card. It's hot here too, so thinking about cooler weather is a great idea.

Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

- - Sheryl - - said...

adorable simple stated card! yes - Christmas in July sounds good!

Sahily said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love the stamping. I wish I could learn to stamp so beautifully...

emds698 said...

Great card, and a good way to feel cool in July, just think snow Xmas. Ahhhhh it's working thanks

Hee Jin R. said...

Thanks for showing me how to make beautiful cards! Playing with my circuit is great especially in this Texas heat.I just got Twinkle Toes, so I I can't wait to play with it! Thanks for your work and ideas,as well as a chance to win more circuit stuff!

Lucille said...

Very cute simple card

Tammy V said...

Love the card, makes me want to start my christmas projects early.

littlen said...

very pretty card. tfs.

Nancy said...

that is such a pretty card. I just started thinking about my Christmas cards....thanks for another wonderful idea!

Eva said...

this is so beautiful. I love the frame, the colors, the ribbon, the stamp, the layout, haha...I love everything about it. Great work, thanks for sharing

carmen said...

I heart this card and its a great time to get Christmas projects started :)

JenBenLola said...

So pretty... I really need to start thinking about my Christmas Cards this year... Especially with a little one, it'll be tougher to accomplish! :)

Anonymous said...

Love this card. I better get busy making cards, Christmas will be here soooooon!!!!!!!

Jay said...

So cute! Love the bow toooo.

Jeannette

caddy2513 said...

You have given me a great idea for Our Christmas cards this year. Thanks for your inspiration

Deanna said...

Beautiful card. I love the frame it works perfect with the stamp you used. Feel free to pay me a visit if you want to get out of the heat. It is going to be cool here most of the week.

Kelly said...

Very pretty card. I really love the stamp with all the swirls. TFS

Tonja said...

Love this card!! Is there a video on how to make the bow?

Mondo's Girl said...

My goal this year is to make all my Christmas Cards and this one is beautiful! Thanks so much for the great inspiration!

Liz said...

I love this card. I need to try a Christmas in July as it is very hot here in Edias Texas...

GiGi said...

I loved this card then and still do. The combo of the poka dots and striped ribbon is beautiful!

Mrs. Edugator said...

I'm in Texas also and we need something to cool us off around here! Love the card!

Linda Dale said...

Love this card. It so simple and yet so elegant and pretty. Wonderful.
Thanks so much for the chance to win. www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

Amy said...

What a lovely card!

TheLastOfNine said...

I love the frame you used and the ribbon looks pepperminty and yummy.

minikeyb said...

What a wonderful card! Thank you for the great ideas!

What Can I Do Today? said...

Very cool card! Love the ribbon. :)

Diane said...

Your card is elegant yet not over done-love the swirl of the stamp "Joy."

jennyplace2 said...

So pretty! Love Twinkle Toes for the frames also. It was because of you that I ran out and bought that cartridge, and let me tell you! It is very well used. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

Bunny said...

Oh thats a wonderful idea to help deal with all the summer heat. Maybe a head start on my Christmas cards will help when its hottest. Thanks!

spelsue said...

I love Christmas in July! Lovely card. I like your use of the frame. I don't tend to use frames and will need to rethink using them in novel ways.

Court said...

Love it! And perfect timming because I am just starting to make Christmas CardS!!!

Kim C said...

Stay cool:) I love this card.
Kim Cesafsky

Marionment said...

I love this card. The frame is perfect. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.
marionment at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

Love the card. I start making Christmas cards in Aug/Sept. so they are ready to send early Dec. This is a great idea and not so difficult as my last one. Thanks for the idea.

Aurora said...

very pretty card!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!! I really need to look at those frames on my carts more! Lee-Ann :)

colleennal said...

What a nice looking card.
God Bless.

Arlene B. said...

Very nice job on the card. Can't wait to try that idea. ty

candkleo said...

Really pretty - and the bow is a perfect fit! :) Kelly

Haydee said...

I've printed this idea! Very elegant! Love the cartridge!!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card! With temps here in the 100s, now's a nice time to work on Christmas and think cool! Thanks for sharing!
jdwlo

Marissa said...

I hope you will get some relief from the heat soon. Your card is so pretty!!

rissaflor@yahoo.com

Wendy said...

Very pretty card, Melanie!

Wendy T.

Dawn, RI said...

very nice card, simply elegant.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Mandy said...

Cute card!

Jeanie said...

Very pretty card. It is time to think about Christmas cards!

Snowmanlover said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!
Don't you just love that ribbon! It is my favorite of all we have!
The bow is gorgeous!!! Darling card. Give it to JOY!
That cart is 2 cute

Gabberdoodle said...

It's going to be awefully HOT here is SC too, so I think I may need start thinking Christmas also!! Brrrr!!

Erin said...

I felt cooler just looking at your beautiful card! It's great how stamping and scrapping go together!

Josie0602 said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the ribbon...your bows are always so pretty!

Deb said...

Beautiful card! I love the SU striped ribbon. Thanks for the idea on how to use mine!

Ami said...

Nice card! TFS.

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes thoughts of cool weather. That ribbon looks like fun!

CourtneyfromKS at gmail dot com

Sandy said...

Charming. I love to do Christmas in July

alwayscharlie said...

This card is absolutely lovely! I like Christmas in July (but I don't feel any cooler. lol)

JoyLynn said...

LOVE the colors and the stamp is beautiful!

Isabel Z said...

Great idea to start working on Christmas projects now before the rush of the season is upon us.

Sally Gasparri said...

Nice card. Thanks for the chance to win the 2006 cartridge.

Sally Gasparri

Pam said...

This is so pretty and the bow is perfect!

MeGlo said...

Ok I'm inspired to keep "cool" and be proactive about making some Christmas cards! Love how the paper colors aren't traditional Christmas colors but still works perfectly!

Karen said...

What a great way to get a jump on your Christmas card collection! I love the blue snowflakes behind the sentiment on this card!

Julie said...

What a pretty card and I love the frame on it!!

Cheryl Winget said...

This card is so simple but classy - and I love the color combo!

Bobby said...

I just got Twinkle Toes, too, mainly for the ballet things. I haven't even looked at the frames yet so thanks for the heads up.

Cherie said...

Love the frames on your card! I tried making a Christmas card to see if it would cool us off in Texas, but it didn't work. I ended up putting ice cubes in the pool! So refreshing! :) Thanks for sharing your elegant card!

Amanda H said...

What a beautiful card! The bow is gorgeous!

Cammie said...

Love this card. so pretty and great inspiration

Carolee said...

Lovely card. Your bows are so beautiful. When I grow up, I want to make bows just like you! TFS

jenniferjay said...

THIS IS A GREAT CARD. WHEN YOU HAVE A LOT OF THEM TO DO A SIMPLE ELEGANT CARD LIKE THIS IS A WELCOME ADDITION. I LOVE IT, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

mjblahnik56 said...

Elegent card. Look forward to more Christmas in July projects

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Vanessa said...

What a pretty card! I feel ten degrees cooler just thinking about December! Thanks for sharing.

Daynene said...

Such a cute card, Looks simple but elegant. Great job.

JenE said...

Such a pretty card!!!

kay mcbride said...

pretty card, im into labels so i really like this

Dee said...

You guys have some great blog candy. Thank you so much for sharing. Love the card - definitely a classic.

Danka Doo said...

I really love this card. And I agree, the frames make stamping more beautiful.

RelayDawn said...

I need the Twinkle Toe because I love this frame, it makes super quick cards.

BeccaP said...

Great Xmas card. Guess I need to start thinking about those, too. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the frames.. You do such nice work. Marilyn

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful card, I love the frame! TFS

circlebenterprises.com

L.B. said...

love seeing the carts used in ways you might not think of. Great

Kimberli said...

Very pretty card, I love the colors!

Thea said...

So beautiful, would love to know how you tie your bows so perfectly.

mary mac said...

Thanks for the cool thoughts brought on by Christmas in July. It's never too early to start planning our Christmas cards! Love your card!

Lara said...

We are dying from the heat in MI too- I don't want to think what it must be like in Texas. I love the stamps, the whole card is so pretty. Nice work!
lclass003@gmaildotcom

The Cropping Canuck said...

Beautiful card!

Stacey said...

Too Super Cute!

Stacey
shalbgewachs at sbcglobal dot net

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, makes me feel cooler already.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

SaraBug said...

I like the frame and stamp. Nice card.

Cecilia said...

I really like this one! The combination of patterned papers is awesome :)

jcamp2020 said...

Love the frame on this card. You do a great job with the stamps.

Court said...

Gorgeous card!!

Sabrina said...

Lovely card! Love the "Christmas in July" theme for the week. Gives me some inspiration to get my Christmas projects started!

Tami B. said...

I love thinking about Christmas this time of year, and I didn't realize Twinkle Toes had frames so I need to go back and give it a better look.

TeresaK said...

Love to see Christmas in July! Thanks for doing this! I always say I'm going to start my Christmas cards early and never do. Maybe you will get me moving!
Thank you!
Teresa K

Kyla said...

Great card. Love the use of the frame. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jo said...

Very nice!

Linda S said...

Love the stanp set!Great inspiration for what I should be doing!!

NanetteMT said...

Cute card! Your ribbon makes me want to eat a candy cane!

dori said...

Lovely card! It's a keeper!

Kate W said...

YAY Twinkle Toes a cart that I have!!!

I will have to try this, and I even have a few thank you stamps :) lol

Would love to add the best of to my very small collection of Carts (wink) :)

Kate

SWalter said...

Neat Card, great combination!

Crystal said...

that is very pretty.tfs

Crystal Nichols said...

Congrats Donna Sue! I love this card it makes me want to get started on christmas cards, in July.

Susan said...

Great. I need to be thinking about Christmas in July too. Thanks for reminding me.

RAP said...

Beautiful card. I think we all need to think cold this week.

motherloves3 said...

I love this card and it is never too early to start for Christmas.

cdaily28 said...

Love the idea of Christmas in July and this card is great!

sleigh said...

Great simple and elegant card! Like the frame and stamp :)

Queenie said...

Melanie I do love the card. thanks for the chance to win a prize.

Linda said...

Great card! So simple but elegant at the same time.

Lisa R. said...

So pretty, love the color combo. The frame is great. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Angie said...

I love this one!

Debra said...

Very lovely! Twinkle Toes is awesome.

JulieVillaueva said...

adorable!

gshrader said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing

Marilyn said...

I just returned from your neck of the country...toasty! No wonder you are thinking Christmas in July! Love the card...thank you!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Joy, I could have spotted that card from a mile away! It looks just like one you would make! BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

GailPellegrin said...

Thanks for the early holiday inspiration. Great giveaway.

gailpellegrin@att.net

Trena said...

I don't know how you did it, but sosmehow you sent your heat to Kansas City. Showed up yesterday and is slated to spend a week. 2 summers ago I was in Dallas over the 4th - it got to be 113 during the day. At 10 PM at night it was STILL 98 degrees. So, guess I'll be joining in your "cool thoughts" week to help bust our heat wave, too!

Sandra said...

Such a pretty card. The cartridge looks like such a fun one to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

ErinLeigh said...

I love this because you incorporated my favorite word: Joy!

lmkindell1 said...

We have been having the 100+ heat and humidity here in Cali also Cold sounds good to me.

Glora said...

This is gorgeous. I LOVE that candy cane striped ribbon. Beautiful card! Hugs- Glora

Dinah said...

I love that the card is so elegant, yet simple!

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean by hot, I'm in AZ. Summer is usually when I do my Christmas cards--thinking the same way it will make me feel cooler. Very pretty card!

Roxanna
roxxscott at g mail dot com

ScrappyMama said...

Ohhhhhhh, I LOVE this one!!!! I hope the Christmas in July trick works to make you & Joy feel a little cooler!!

Jeannene said...

Very beautiful card!

snowdraak said...

Very pretty card. The frame does a wonderful job highlighting the sentiment. Love the Christmas colours and bow too.
Alison
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Linda said...

Pretty card. Wow this makes me think I better get my behind in gear. I have been trying to get ahead of the calendar with my cards. So far not working so good.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Maureen Reiss said...

Very pretty card!!

TUKI said...

Oh my word, that is so pretty. I always love your cards!!!

tuki123 at att dot net

Shawnee said...

Very pretty card. I am working on my Christmas cards this week. :) I hope your day is blessed

kinderdi said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors; very elegant! Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany said...

I love it! I didn't realize that cartridge had so many cute frames :) TFS

tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com

Geydi said...

I love this card. Once again this card is beautiful.

Thanks.

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card tfs

coolnana72 said...

Pretty card Melanie--I am sitting down to start making my Christmas cards too and this card is right up my alley. Here in Montana summer has finally arrived. It is going to be in the 70's today. Hope that makes you feel cooler :)

mamawcindy said...

I think you have sent me some of your Texas heat. It is so hot here in Indiana today. I'm not going outside unless I absolutely have to. Love your Card,It is just Beautiful.
Thank you so much for the chance to win. :0)

TracyC. said...

The card is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Samantha said...

Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love to send out loads of cards to my family. This is a great one.

rhonda said...

Thanks for thinking "cool" projects this week. Love the Christmas card!

Melanie said...

LOove the card! So festive!

Melanie

cma21317 said...

hmmmmm makes me think I should start my christmas cards now. thanks for the nudge. cma21317atsbclgobaldotnet

Tina Herbeck said...

Christmas comes so fast every year. Thanks for the inspiration to get going on Christmas projects. So pretty!

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