Christmas in July 2019

Happy Christmas in July!  I’ve been working on a variety of Christmas in July 2019 cards that were so much fun to create.  It’s been so very hot at home that I really wanted to tie in that hot weather theme!  Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Christmas in July 2019 Relaxing

This little relaxed snowman looks very comfortable under his palm tree.  The image is an older rubber stamp from Hampton Art Stamps, the sun was create using a Spellbinder’s die and my clouds are the fabulous stencil by Bonnie.

Christmas in July Jungle 2019

Next up is summertime Santa and his reindeer taking a tropical drive.  The die is from My Hero Arts monthly kit add on die and Cruising Santa is an older Stampendous mounted rubber stamp.  I sprayed on some Glitter Dust for sparkle.

Teri Christmas in July 2019

Tropical vibes on this one for my flamingo friends uses the Spellbinder’s die cut out in glitter paper for the sun and multiple stamp sets used were from My Hero Arts monthly kit and Newton’s Nook Festive Flamingo.

Christmas in July 2019 Palms

Deck the Palms is again from Newton’s Nook Designs Sun-Soaked Christmas.  I added some Gina K Designs patterned paper for layering.

Christmas in July 2019Christmas in July 2019 inside

Santa Detoured to the beach on this outside and inside look.   Santa inside was again from Newton’s Nook Sun Soaked Christmas as was the front sentiment.  The directional pole sign is unknown.  I was thinking either a DRS Designs or Rubbernecker but could not identify.

Sorry for the long post.  Enjoy your day and Happy Christmas in July to all!!

P.S.  for all the Buddies!!

Buddies Christmas in July 2019


Family Fun

It was a busy weekend for us which is very unusual.  Saturday was the annual Chrvala picnic hosted by one of my husband’s cousins.  Always such a good time and the one time that the cousins get together and catch up with each other.  Our son, daughter inlaw and our 18 month granddaughter decided to come home the day before the picnic and stay with us and our daughter’s two children decided to sleep over the same night.  It was fun but a whirlwind of activity but worth it when our two oldest grandchildren decided it was the best picnic ever so I created this Thank you card for our hostess and host.

GKD stamp sets  Massive Messages, Blossom, and Hello Sunshine were used as well as embossing powder for my “fireworks”.  I then sponged the galaxy background with distress inks but it looked too dark so sprayed on irridescent Glitter Dust to try to brighten it up.  This is a 5×7 card so the children can write in their own thanks.


July Joan

Hi Buddies,

My card today  is one of my favorite folds, the gatefold card.  This year we, my high school girlfriends and I , all turn 65 so I’m trying to create some fun cards with the hopes that it brings a smile and chuckle for each and everyone.  I found my never been inked before Art Impressions (Hampton Art) and decided that it would be perfect for Joan’s birthday. There was no name on this set but it has fun girlfriend images and sentiments.



The outside on this one uses Gina K’s Glitz Glitter Gel and the fabulous stencil by Bonnie!!

Seven Sparkles

Celebrating Brooke’s 7th birthday with rainbows, unicorns, stars, clouds and lots of sparkle.  Today’s card uses a variety of stamps and dies. My unicorn is a SimonSaysStamps “Magical Birthday set, the stars and clouds were from a Hero Arts monthly kit, the Happy die cut came from a Hero Arts stamp and cut set.  I also used Spellbinder’s classic hearts dies and Lawn Fawn’s rainbow die.  Sparkle came from glitter pens, wink of stella, glitter paper, Sakura clear star gelly roll pen and some unknown glittery spray that may have been included in a past kit.  All I need to do is complete the inside which will be like creating another card for the birthday girl.  SAM_3949

It’s a Jungle

So I did break down and ordered the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero card kit for June which was a jungle theme.  It was a nice kit and something different than what’s already in my stamp collection.  I’ve really been trying to be more selective in my purchases.

First one uses the monkey image which I used three times and found three different “hello” sentiments to use….things are better in threes or maybe see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil???  It’s a little busy and not really sure if I like it or not.

3 Little Monkeys

The next one uses the elephant image which is an awesome stamp and used the stencil from the kit to lightly sponge the background.

June 2019 Hero

and finally the flamingo which I never tire of using.

June 2019 Hero Arts

Sorry for the long post but thanks for looking.  I really need to try to post as I finish a card.  We are heading for a possible heat wave but it is officially summer so I’ll deal with it.

Miss Soccer

A card for our Brooke to celebrate the end of her soccer season uses, GKD’s Emmy & Riley stamp set by Beth Silaika.  Cute flamingo images with a different card fold.  I always feel that I need to include opening instructions on cards like this but I think our granddaughter figured it out.  The only problem was that it didn’t stand up.

Baseball Season

It’s a little difficult to find stamps for sports but I stumbled across this Champion Player stamp set by Carta Bella Paper Co. at SimonSaysStamp. I gold embossed the images to create my background and added some die cuts for the center.  Our grandson, Chase, had a fun season and I’m sure his parents were ready for a break by the end of his season.


Summertime 2019

Just a few summertime cards using a fun little stamp set “Floaties” by Stampendous made for a dear friend’s grandchildren.  There is also a giraffe floatie and some cute sentiments in this set.  The clouds, sun, rainbow and Fun In the Sun are not included in this set.

Vintage Floral Challenge

I created today’s card for the Monthly Mix Challenge at StampTV to create a Vintage Floral creation.  I used the Through Thick & Thin flower stamps from GKD to stamps the background and heat emboss in clear embossing powder.  The main image is also from GKD and is the Inspiring Poppies stamp set which was also clear embossed and then colored in using Chameleon Color tone pencils in white and then adding a little pink and green.  The sentiment is from the GKD Hello Sunshine stamptv kit.  Added a little bit of lace and hope this is considered vintage.

This card will be entered into:  hosted by Arjita.