Monday, July 16, 2012

Blue Christmas

Hi friends.  More Christmas in July today. :)  The digi image I used on this card is from Paper Cupcakes.  I'm not sure who makes the little sentiment stamp.  The hat is trimmed with some faux flower soft and I used Stickles on the ice.  The rest is just bits and pieces from my stash.
I'm entering these challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #36 - Encouraging or Uplifting Sentiment.

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #148 - Sparkle

2 Sisters #100 - Christmas in July

52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown - July Color Challenge

Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge - Christmas Cards for Kids.

Send A Smile 4 Kids - Christmas in July

  • My sweet, little dog snuggled up next to me.
  • A great sale on some otc medications we neeeded. 
  • I thank God for a husband who not only does the shopping, due to my health problems, but also searches to find excellent buys. 
  • Mark bought a used flip side belgian waffle maker this weekend.  We had delicious, belgian waffles for supper tonight.
  • Extra time with my sweetheart this afternoon. My favorite way to spend a day.
Have a marvelous day!!!

Blessings and hugs!


Louise van Vuren said...

What a cute little penguin skater! Love his soft blue hat and the stickles ice. Thank you for joining us at 52 CCT this week.
Louise xx

Karen Conner said...

I'm so sorry your ill. How inspiring you share your blessings-God will love that!
thanks so much for sharing your cute card with us @ Word Art Wednesday. We want to encourage others & being a blessing to them. Your blog is certainly right in line with that.

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Melissa S. said...

This is just adorable and what a perfect card for a kid. Thanks for playing along with us at Bugaboo this week.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Shelly! This is just adorable. It makes me think of my son, Andrew. He LOVES going ice skating, and begs Dad to take him every weekend. We live in Las Vegas, but there is an indoor ice rink at a local casino. So, Andrew is my little penguin skater. LOL This is just adorabkle, and I thank you for sharing it in the challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. I greatly appreciate your participation and hope you have a very blessed week.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Karen Hasheck said...

What a sweet holiday card! Any child would be thrilled to receive this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and hope to see you back again soon!

Tammy said...

This is adorable Shelly! I love that image and your fabulous paper!! Blue is one of my favorite colors to use for Christmas!
Big Hugs, Tammy

Marlena M. said...

What an adorable Christmas card! You are smart to start your winter projects now. Thank you for sharing this sweet card at Word Art Wednesday!

Jodie Mackrell said...

too cute! thanks for joining Our Christmas in July fun at Catch the Bug!

Mynnette said...

What a darling penguin!!! LOVE the fabulous glittery accents and the buttons! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT--I hope you come and join me at Technique Tuesday--I'd love to see what you create!!! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Lovely card - that penguin is sooo cute! Thanks for sharing with us this week at 52CCT! I love you list of blessings - what a wonderful way to affirm them!

DIANA L. said...

Super cute card. Thanks for following me I am your newest follower. FYI you can enter up to 3 entries in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenges.

ahlers5 said...

Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 2 Sisters this week.

Patty Gorka said...

Love the flower soft on the hat and the stickles on the ice, super cute! Thanks for playing along this week at 55CCT!

mandy said...

Lovely card Shelly, the penguin is so cute!! love the faux flower soft and the stickles they look lovely

Thanks for joining us at Sisters Challenge

Hugs Mandy DT xx

Cheryl said...

So very cute,love the papers and sparkle!!!
Hugs xx

Wendy Swenne said...

Such a cute card.

Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW.


Diane said...

Thanks, Shelly, for you comments on my blog. What a treat to read them this morning. I appreciate you stopping by! Love this little guy on your card. You've staged him so wonder he's so happy!! :D

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for joining in with us this week at 52CCT - your card is lovely - such a fun image - Jacqueline xx

Deonna Bemish said...

What a wonderful penguin!!! I love your card and the layout. Thanks for joining us at Send a smile 4 kids and our Christmas theme.

Ruth M said...

Such a sweet seasonal card Shelly! The penguin is adorable and your happy card is guaranteed to put a smile on the recipients face!

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

Christy Beans said...

Having this kind of blue Christmas is a good thing! LOL Great card for a kid! =) Thanks for joining us for the Christmas in July challenge at SAS4K!

If you're interested, I have some Christmas-in-July Cash Candy on my blog: I Never Went to Kindergarten Come join the fun! =)

Julie said...


Becky G said...

Shelly, you've created such a fun and frosty scene! Love all the sparkly goodness! Thanks for joining us in our Christmas In July challenges! Good luck!

:) Becky G CTB DT

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love your sweet penguin and the fuzz you have added, so cute! Thank you for joining us @ SAS 4 Kids for our "Christmas in July" challenge :)

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Shelly! What an adorable card! Love that cute skating penquin and the many shades of icey blue. Looks cool and inviting on a hot summer day! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at SSiC!