Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ho Ho Ho its HOT!

This week Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog asked for Christmas Cards. I know we all like to get a head start on our Christmas Cards... but I have a really hard time making Christmas cards when it is over 100 degrees outside! In fact when I finished it I showed it to Hubby, and he had the oddest look on his face and asked me why in the world I am in the Christmas mood. Hey that is the challenge right? Do what we may not in the first place... so here I am hair up on my head in shorts and the fan right on me, putting Santa and snow on my card.



This stamp is from Alota Rubber Stamps. I will admit, this isn't probably one I would have purchased, I don't buy very many Christmas type of stamps, it came in my DT kit. But I love him!!! He is so cute once stamped out. I colored him with my Copics and Sakura Glaze Pens. I then used Diamond Stickles the fluff of his hat and cuffs and snow. I cut him out with my Nestibilities and doodled the edges. Now the paper is from Heidi Grace. Hubby didn't like the pink in it. Said it just wasn't a Christmas color. Well if Heidi Grace puts pink in her pattern paper... then pink can be a Christmas color! Really it is cute paper and the set comes in some really fun glazed and flocked papers, can't wait to use those!



I cut pieces randomly and placed them on the background paper, and sewed down with red thread. When I went to make a sentiment... Oh I have the classic Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays stamps. But then I remembered the cute Christmas ribbons I purchased after Christmas last year. And this one just seemed too funny, and more for some of my friends!








Alright I promised new Irene photographs, I hate to disappoint, but I didn't get a chance to get any new ones yesterday. You see Miss Jazz wasn't feeling well and I spent time with her, I think she is getting really close. I can't image being that pregnant, and standing around in the heat. Poor girl, but she seemed to enjoy the rub down and I love petting on her. he he he once I was petting on her to brush out some of the winter hair and she loved it so much she fell over... asleep! It was too funny, she jumped up and looked at me like Wow did I do that? So I will leave you with one photo of Irene that I got day before yesterday.... she is beautiful girl.





Gotta get going other than that - It is MIL day... first one in a few weeks as she was out of town. I am sure she has a long shopping list today!


HUGS and-

14 comments:

Lorie said...

Cute card...love what you did with that Santa! That picture if Irene is ADORABLE! So sweet!

elske said...

Beautiful card ,and what a beauty is irene ....I am in love.....
greetings from the netherlands

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What a fun card Michelle, i love the cute Santa and your colouring is superb as always. Hugs Nikki x

Suzanne said...

He is cute and I love your card but I really can't think about christmas!!! Sue :o)

Cynde said...

Michelle love the card...pink and all! HE really is a cute Santa. I love how you layer all your papers. The ribbon is the perfect touch. It's almost like a cute little throw rug at his feet!
Irene is so pretty...love all the white on her forehead..what a Cutie.

Debbie said...

Great Christmas card Michelle. Love that cute Santa. Fab papers too.

Patti Smith said...

I understand about the heat and Christmas. I have been working on Mama a mini album for Christmas and it is hard to get into the mood but I have got to get started...I love this Santa stamp..you know I don't have any Santa stamps either....Irene is just beautiful...how is Mama Patti doing? Have a great Friday...

Rach said...

Beautiful christmas card, Irene is beautiful. hugs rach.xx

steph said...

Gorgeous card - yep Christmas when it's hot outside did seem alittle strange but I wanted to make a start on them early this year lol! Save the usual Christmas Eve rush lol!!!! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Heidi said...

Michelle- I love pink for the holidays (add some greens and it is perfecto). Beautiful card, you didi a great job on that Santa. And what can I say about Irene- she looks like a sweetie! Heidi

christie said...

I can totally relate with you on this one! I was making Christmas tags and thinking, it's to hot to think of Christmas!!!!!! Your card turned out great!

Shary said...

your santa card is great, love how you coloured him and the papers go so well with the image.
Ahh Irene is so cute,her colouring is gorgeous. Can you tell what sort of personality she will have at her age?

Jilli said...

Fab Christmas card, love the Santa stamp and how you've coloured him. Irene is so cute, I just love donkeys, your so lucky!

ink'n'rubba said...

love the santa card you made, and the paper is gorgeous - and what's wrong with pink! Irene looks very serene in the photo don't ya think.
hope you enjoyed your shopping day and have managed to catch up on sleep by now! annie x