Saturday, June 21, 2014

Christmas in June- Early or Late? You decide!

Well, hello! Today is officially the first day of summer...longest day of the year...a wonderfully warm 92* with a humidity level that slaps you in the face if you're crazy enough to venture outside.  So I did what any 'normal' person would do to celebrate the first day of summer-I made a Christmas card!

Yes, I know there are oodles of days before December 25th, and believe me I'm nowhere near ready to think about shopping!  I did however print out several digital images to take along on our recent camping weekend.  It is a lot of fun to sit at a picnic table near a campfire and color.  One of the images was a wintery theme and a freebie from Newton's Nook Designs.  So today, to take my mind off of the extremely humid day, I made a bright and cheerful Christmas card using my colored images.

I also used some retired products including almost the last of my pumpkin pie dots dsp from the brights stack-I should try to do this more often. I really don't think I would 'need' to buy paper for several years, but what fun would that be?!  The midnight muse ribbon is also retired (we won't discuss my ribbon stash...). I think the only current supplies are the real red and whisper white cardstock, and the markers used to color the mittens.

Speaking of retired, I was starting to freak out a bit when I looked through the new SU catalog (check it out on my sidebar) and didn't see any Christmas sets.  Then I remembered an update I had seen.

You can still order some of the recent Christmas/Holiday stamp sets that are not shown in the new catalog.  Click here to view the carry over stamp sets.  These will be available until August 27th, so if there is a set on your wish list, don't wait too long!  There will be some new Christmas and winter holiday stamp in the new Holiday catalog that will be released later this summer.

Well, the family is vegging out in front of the tv so I think I'm going to try to get a little creative time squeezed in before bedtime!  Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

Card Recipe: Paper-real red, whisper white, brights dsp stack, Image from Newton's Nook, Ink-real red, pumpkin pie, not quite navy, Accessories-snow burst embossing folder, midnight muse ribbon, staples


  1. Margaret, it's never too early for Christmas or winter type cards! I love the color combination on this one and that blue ribbon is so pretty. Love it!

  2. Love that you made a Christmas card on the first day of summer. :) The mittens image is fab and I like the bg design. Terrific Christmas card Margaret! x

  3. What a great idea to take colouring with you on a trip. It can never be too early for Christmas, so I'm excited to see your card. Love the colours.

  4. Seriously what I wouldn't give to be wearing those gloves right now. I am absolutely horrid when I'm in hot muggy weather. I honestly can't stand to be in my own skin. I would make the happiest Eskimo; honest to goodness, I would. I abhor heat. Therefore, to make a long story longer...I LOVE YOUR CARD. To think that you colored it at a camp ground makes it even more special!!!
    Hugs to you SIB

  5. Never too early for Christmas cards, if you see my blog, there are Christmas cards each week.This is great, and love the colors.

  6. What a relaxing weekend that must have been, coloring cute images while camping ! Love the nontraditional winter colors on your card.


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