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Friday, July 17, 2015

Still Christmas in July

Here's another card we'll be creating during our Christmas in July Class. It was inspired by a similar one on Pinterest. Don't you just love that time sucking wonderful site? Between the cards and the recipes and the decor ideas, it's no wonder I never get any work done!

This one is quick and simple enough that you could make DOZENS in no time flat...especially when all the paper is pre-cut for you!


When you order all of the supplies from me to make any of the cards featured in my classes, I will pre-cut all the paper for you and deliver it to you ready to go! What could be easier?

STAMPS: Work of Art, Merry Everything
INK: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, July 10, 2015

More Christmas in July

I created this card for the MOJO Monday sketch and then didn't get it up in time. OOPS!! But hooray for being able to backdate posts - LOL!

I started off with an Old Olive base and added layers of Cherry Cobbler and the new Merry Moments Designer Series Paper from the 2015-2016 catalogue. I love that it's bright and cheery colours! Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler go so well together.  There's also some Mossy Meadow in the colour palette if that's your preference for a more subtle green. I hope there's some blues/silver/grey in the soon to be released Holiday catalogue as I'm still loving that combo from last year too!

There are still some spaces left in classes on July 25th (both morning and afternoon), so if you'd like to come, I'd love to have you!

What do you think?

STAMPS: Lots of Joy
INK: Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive
PAPERS: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White Cardstock; Merry Moments DSP
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Marker, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Christmas in July!

I posted this card on Facebook on June 25th, reminding everyone that Christmas was just SIX. MONTHS. AWAY. Not surprisingly, some of my friends were LESS than impressed with me - LOL!

Too bad!! They'll be the ones scrambling when it comes time to send out Christmas cards and they realize they SHOULD have listened to me back in June!

The card above is just one of the cards we'll be creating during the Christmas in July class on July 25th...which, coincidentally, is just FIVE months till Christmas. You're coming, right??

STAMPS: Festival of Trees, Wondrous Wreath
INK: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Marker, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Get your stamp on!!

Air-Conditioning Appreciation Days
Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness Month
Cell Phone Courtesy Month
Cord Blood Awareness Month
Day of the Knife
Dog Days of Summer Month
Eggplant and Lettuce Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Family Golf Month
Family Reunion Month
Fireworks Safety Month
Freedom from Fear of Speaking Month
Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month
Herbal Prescription Awareness Month
Hitchhiking Month
Independent Retailer Month
International Blondie/Deborah Harry Month
International Group B Strep Awareness Month
International Zine Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Mango and Melon Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
National Baked Bean Month
National Bikini Month
National Black Family Month
National Blueberry Month
National Child-Centered Divorce Month
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month
National Cord Blood Awareness Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Doghouse Repairs Month
National Grilling Month
National Home Inspector Month
National Horseradish Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Independent Retailers Month
National Make A Difference to A Child Month
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
National Picnic Month
National Parks and Recreation Month
National Share a Sunset with your Lover Month
National Vacation Rental Month
National Wheelchair Beautification Month
Nectarine and Garlic Month
Read an Almanac Month
Sandwich Generation Month
Smart Irrigation Month
Social Wellness Month
Tour de France Month
Unlucky Month for Weddings
UV Safety Month
Wheat Month
Women’s Motorcycle Month
Women With Alopecia Month
Worldwide Bereaved Parents Awareness Month

First Week (July 1-4)
Bean and Bacon Days
Freedom From Fear of Speaking Week
Freedom Week
International Chicken Wing Week
National Education Association Month
National Tom Sawyer Days
National Unassisted Home Birth Week
Rosewell UFO Days

Second Week (July 5-11)
Be Nice to New Jersey Week
Comic-Con International
Creative Maladjustment Week
National Baby Food Week
National Farriers Week
National Therapeutic Recreation Week
Nude Recreation Week

Third Week (July 12-18)
Hug Week
National Baby Food Week
National Make Someone Smile Week
National Rabbit Week
National Scrabble Week
National Ventriloquism Week
Sports Cliché Week

Fourth Week (July 19-25)
Captive Nations Week
Everybody Deserves a Massage Week
Garlic Days
Hemingway Lookalike Days
International Massage Week
Moby Dick Week
National Independent Retailers Week
National Moth Week
National Parenting Gifted Children Week
National Salad Week
National Zookeepers Week
Restless Leg Syndrome Education and Awareness Week
World Hackysack Week
World Lumberjack Championships

Fifth Week (July 26-31)
Fancy Rat and Mouse Week
Satchmo Days
Single Working Women’s Week

July 1st
Battle of Gettysburg Started in 1863
Build a Scarecrow Day
Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
Canada Day
Financial Freedom Day
International Joke Day
Jean Marsh’s Birthday (1934)
Leslie Caron’s Birthday (1931)
National Postal Worker Day
Olivia DeHavilland’s Birthday (1916)
Popeye’s Birthday
Princess Diana’s Birthday (1961)
Roswell UFO Day
Second Half of the Year Day
US Postage Stamp Day
Zip Code Day

July 2nd
First Zeppelin flew (1900)
I Forgot Day
Made in the USA Day
US Army Air Corps Established (1926)
Violin Lovers Day
Visitation of the Virgin Mary
World UFO Day

July 3rd
Air-Conditioning Appreciation Day
Compliment Your Mirror Day
Disobedience Day
Dog Days Begin
Eat Beans Day
Franz Kafka’s Birthday (1883)
George M. Cohan’s Birthday (1878)
International Chicken Wing Day
International Plastic Bag Free Day
Sandra Lee’s Birthday (1966)
Stay Out of the Sun Day
Superman Day

July 4th
American Independence Day
Boom Box Parade Day
Buffalo Bill Day
Hop a Park Day
Independence From Meat Day
Indivisible Day
International Cherry Pit Spitting Day
International Day of Cooperatives
International Drive your Studebaker Day
Mitch Miller’s Birthday (1911)
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Birthday (1804)
National Country Music Day
Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
Stephen Foster’s Birthday (1826)
Tom Sawyer Fence Painting Day

July 5th
Alice in Wonderland Day
Anniversary of the Bikini (1946)
Bikini Day
Build a Scarecrow Day
Hop a Park Day
P.T. Barnum’s Birthday (1810)
Work-a-Holics Day

July 6th
Caribbean Day
Dalai Lama’s Birthday (1935)
First Picture Postcard Made
Fill an Aquarium Day
Frido Kahlo’s Birthday (1907)
George W. Bush’s Birthday (1946)
International Kissing Day
Jennifer Saunders’ Birthday (1958) – Absolutely Fabulous
John Paul Jones’ Birthday (1747)
National Fried Chicken Day
Republican Day
Sebastian Cabot’s Birthday (1918) Family Affair
Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day

July 7th
Bonza Bottler Day (7/7)
Carver Day
Chocolate Day
Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day
Global Forgiveness Day
Macaroni Day
Marc Chagall’s Birthday (1887)
National Strawberry Sundae Day
Pierre Cardin’s Birthday (1922)
Tell the Truth Day

July 8th
Kevin Bacon’s Birthday (1958)
Liberty Bell cracks in 1835 while being rung at John Marshall’s funeral
Math 2.0 Day
Raffi’s Birthday (1948)
Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama Day
Toby Keith’s Birthday (1961)
Video Games Day
Wolfgang Puck’s Birthday (1949)
Zigfield Follies Day

July 9th
Fred Savage’s Birthday (1976)
Martyrdom of the Bab
National Sugar Cookie Day
Rock N Roll Day
Tom Hanks’ Birthday (1956)

July 10th
Clerihew Day
Collector Car Appreciation Day
Don’t Step on a Bee Day
James Whistler’s Birthday (1834)
Maurice Proust’s Birthday (1871)
Pina Colada Day
Smile Power Day
Taos Pueblo Powwow
Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day
Wayne Chicken Day

July 11th
Bald is In Day
Bowdler’s Day
Carver Day
Cheer Up the Lonely Day
Chicken Day
Day of the Five Billions
E.B. White’s Birthday (1899)
Georgio Armani’s Birthday (1936)
Grange Day
National Cheer Up the Lonely Day
National Rainier Cherries Day
Slurpee Day
Try Caviar Day
World Population Day

July 12th
Andrew Wyeth’s Birthday (1917)
Battle of the Boyne
Christine McVie’s Birthday (1943)
Different Colored Eyes Day
George Eastman’s Birthday (1854)
Henry David Thoreau’s Birthday (1817)
Julius Caesar’s Birthday (100 BC)
National Pecan Pie Day
Night of Nights
Oscar Hammerstein’s Birthday (1895)
Paper Bag Day
Pecan Pie Day
Simplicity Day

July 13th
Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
Barn Day
Bison Lovers Day
Disgruntled Workers Day
Embrace Your Geekness Day
Erno Rubik’s (Rubik’s Cube Inventor) Birthday (1944)
Fool’s Paradise Day
Go West Day
Gruntled Workers Day
Harrison Ford’s Birthday (1942)
International Town Criers Day
National French Fries Day
Northwest Ordinance Enacted (1787)
World Cup Soccer Day

July 14th
Bastille Day
Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day
Harry Dean Stanton’s Birthday (1926)
International Nude Day
Jane Lynch’s Birthday (1960)
Pandemonium Day
Peggy Parish’s Birthday (1927) Amelia Bedelia
Pick Blueberries Day
Shark Awareness Day
William Hanna’s Birthday (1910)
Woody Guthrie’s Birthday (1912)

July 15th
Baby Food Day
Be A Dork Day
Clement C. Moore’s Birthday (1777)
First Boeing 707 Flew (1954)
Gummi Worm Day
Iris Murdoch’s Birthday (1919)
National Pet Fire Safety Day
Rembrandt Van Rijn’s Birthday (1606)
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Birthday (1850) (1st American Saint)
St. Swithin’s Day
Take Your Poet to Work
Tapioca Pudding Day
Winnie the Pooh Day

July 16th
Apollo 11 lifts off on its voyage to the moon (1969)
Fresh Spinach Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day
Guy Laroche (1921)
Hot Dog Night
Michael Flatley’s Birthday (1958)
National Personal Chef Day
Will Ferrell’s Birthday (1967)
World Snake Day

July 17th
Disneyland Opens (1955)
Farmer’s Almanac Day
John Jacob Astor’s Birthday (1763)
National Peach Ice Cream Day
Sewing Machine Patented (1790)
Wrong-Way Corrigan Day
Yellow Pig Day

July 18th
Celebration of the Horse Day
Chrysanthemum Day
International Mandela Day
National Caviar Day
National Hot Dog Day
Nelson Mandela International Day
Sidewalk Frying Days
Steve Forbes’ Birthday (1947)
Woodie Wagon Day

July 19th
Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day
Edgar Degas’ Birthday (1834)
Flitch Day
John Newberry’s Birthday (1713)
National Ice Cream Day
National Lake Superior Day
National Raspberry Cake Day
Stick Your Tongue Out Day
Toss Away The Could Haves and Should Haves Day

July 20th
Chess Day
Cormac McCarthy’s Birthday (1933)
Global Hug Your Kids Day
Gregor Mendel’s Birthday (1822)
International Cake Day
Moon Day (Armstrong and Aldrin land on moon in 1969)
National Get Out of the Doghouse Day
National Lollipop Day
Sir Edmund Hillary’s Birthday (1919) (first to reach Mt. Everest)
Space Exploration Day
Ugly Truck Day
World Jump Day

July 21st
Don Knotts’ Birthday (1924)
Ernest Hemingway’s Birthday (1899)
Legal Drinking Age Day
National Ice Cream Soda Day
National Junk Food Day
National Tug of War Tournament Day
No Pet Store Puppies Day
Robin Williams’ Birthday (1952)

July 22nd
Bobby Sherman’s Birthday (1943)
Casual Pi Day
Hammock Day
Health & Happiness with Hypnosis Day
Lion’s Share Day
National Penuche Fudge Day
Oscar de La Renta’s Birthday (1932)
Parents Day
Pied Piper of Hamelin Day
Spooners Day
Willem Dafoe’s Birthday (1955)

July 23rd
All-American Soap Box Derby Day
Batman Day
Daniel Radcliffe’s Birthday (1989)
Gorgeous Grandma Day
Hot Enough for Ya Day
Ice Cream Cone Introduced (1904)
Lumberjack Day
Maple Syrup Day
Mosquito Day
National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
Slash’s Birthday (1965)

July 24th
Alexander Dumas’ Birthday (1802)
Amelia Earhart’s Birthday (1897)
Cousin’s Day
Marvin the Martian’s Birthday
Mormon Pioneer Day
National Drive-Thru Day
National Tequila Day
Tell an Old Joke Day

July 25th
Buck Moon
Carousel or Merry Go Round Day
Culinarians Day
Maxfield Parrish’s Birthday (1870)
National Cowboy Day
National Dance Day
Pipe Dreams Day
System Adminstrator Day
Threading the Needle Day
Video Games Day

July 26th
All or Nothing Day
Aunties Day
Dorothy Hamill’s Birthday (1956)
George Bernard Shaw’s Birthday (1856)
Helen Mirren’s Birthday (1945)
Kate Beckinsale’s Birthday (1973)
Mick Jagger’s Birthday (1943)
One Voice
Paddle for Perthes Disease Awareness Day
Parents Day
Sandra Bullock’s Birthday (1964)
Sugar Cane Day
Vivian Vance’s Birthday (1912)

July 27th
Alexander Dumas’ Birthday (1824)
Barbie in a Blender Day
Bugs Bunny’s Birthday
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
National Scotch Day
Parents Day
Take Your Plants for a Walk Day
Walk on Stilts Day

July 28th
Accountant’s Day
Beatrix Potter’s Birthday (1866)
Buffalo Soldiers Day
Cheese Lovers Day
First Fingerprint Taken
First Telegram Sent
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ Birthday (1929)
National Milk Chocolate Day
Peggy Fleming’s Birthday (1948)
Singing Telegram Day
World Hepatitis Day

July 29th
Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day
Country Music Day
NASA Anniversary
National Chicken Wing Day
National Lasagna Day
Rain Day
Tim Gunn’s Birthday (1953)

July 30th
Alton Brown’s Birthday (1962)
Antonio Benedetto Puccini’s Birthday (1747)
Capital Hill Day
Cheesecake Day
Deviled Eggs Day
Emily Bronte’s Birthday (1818)
Father-in-Law Day
Henry Ford’s Birthday (1863)
International Day of Friendship
National Cheesecake Day
National Chili Dog Day
National Support of Public Education Day
Paperback Book Day

July 31st
Cotton Candy Day
First US Patent Issued – Granted to Samuel Hopkins in 1790
J.K. Rowling’s Birthday (1965)
Milton Friedman’s Birthday (1912)
Mutt’s Day
National Bratwurst Day
National Talk in an Elevator Day
Robert Kimmel Smith’s Birthday (1930)
System Administrator Appreciation Day
Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day
World Ranger Day

with thanks to Jane Hignite