Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christmas in July Blog Hop

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Welcome to “Christmas In July” Blog Hop! So glad you can join us!

If you are coming from Mary Ann's Blog , then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble upon my site or your reading this via e-mail, please start at MIRANDA'S BLOG so you don’t miss anyone’s amazing projects!

Have you started on your Christmas Cards and/or your Christmas Decor yet?  Well we will be showcasing some Christmas projects to help you get in the mood! In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too!  Miranda will be giving away a Michael's or JoAnn's gift card.  Winner's choice!  To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop telling us what is your favorite summer time activity!  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop because the winner can be chosen from any of the participants blogs!

For my project today, I created (give us an intro to your project, a card, layout, wreath, etc)

My Project for today is a one layer Christmas card. The stamp is Stampendous and it's a huge Poinsettia. I embossed it using Super fine Gold embossing powder.

I used Evergreen Time Holtz Distress ink mixed with Pickett Fence Distress Stain to color the leaves.

To color the petals of the flowers I used a combination of Festive Berries and Pickett Fence Distress Stains.

To color the flower centers I used some yellow water color paint.

For the sentiment I embossed an Inkadinkado stamp on the bottom corner.

Your next stop is Erica's Blog!!!!

Here is the entire line up, should you get lost along the way:



  1. OMGoodness Carla, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Thanks so much for being a part of the hop! Miranda :)

  2. Your card is so elegant with the gold embossing!
    Beth's Beauties

  3. Just so very beautiful!!! Love!!!

    Patti Ross

  4. Very beautiful card Carla! Thanks for being in the hop wth me.

  5. Gorgeous!!! Love the gold embossing with those bold colors!!!

  6. Love the bold poinsettia. Have to be honest, I thought the first pic was your finished card....and I loved it like that! Then it just got better as you colored the flower. Really not sure which I like better! LOL!

    Favorite summertime activity - always torn between sitting in my craft chair and sitting on my patio with a cool drink in hand!

  7. WOW!Beautiful card!!!Love your poinsettia!!!

  8. Me too - I loved the first pic but as was said by Camille, it just got better and better - so much detailing really made this awesome!! TFS and hopping today with me!

  9. Wow, this is really beautiful! I love it! My favorite summer activity is playing tennis. :)

  10. Your card is so pretty that I had to take a moment and let you know. I love how you colored it. I am watching lots of Tim Holtz videos trying to learn different techniques he uses because I like his work so much.

  11. BEAUTIFUL job coloring your card. I truly love this!!
    Summer time... beach! That's my favorite thing to do!!
    ~Donna K @ Created by Donna K

  12. Love the poinsettia! It is just gorgeous! I love to play with paper in the house where it is cool in the summer.

  13. This is amazing! I really need to learn how to color in stamps. My favorite summertime activity is being on our boat in the lake. I love watching my 4 1/2 year old jumping into the water! :)


  14. Fabulous coloring!!! Your card is just gorgeous!!


  15. This is definately a work of art. I love the way the embosing makes it look and the colors are great.

  16. Beautiful card. great coloring. My favorite summertime activity is going to the beach in Florida

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

  17. This is gorgeous with your coloring and the gold embossing.
    My favorite summer time activity is gardening.

  18. Excellent job coloring & embossing the card.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  19. TFS your beautiful card. Love that pretty gold. TFS.
    My fav summer activity is to go to the zoo.

  20. I have visited a lot of blogs today.....and I think this is THE most elegant card I have seen of them all. Gorgeous. Well done.

    My favorite summer activity is working in my garden and eating the fresh veggies I grow!!
    <3 J

  21. your embossing is great! i bought everything i need for it but still haven't tried doing it! i really need to!