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July 20, 2011

Christmas in July!

Happy Wednesday!

Talk about therapy...I had so much fun coloring this wreath while thinking of Christmas with it's cooler weather!  happy thoughts!

Stamps: Stampendous (magnolia wreath- retired)
Papers: SU! cs, BasicGrey dp
Ink: Copic/Prisma markers
Other: MS border punch, gold cord.

We have a new Creative Belli Challenge for you today!  Our lovely teamie Karen has inspired us to think about Christmas in July with her beautiful china!!!  

Thank you Karen!!!

And since the Christmas thoughts were flowing, I printed out a few tags...

These pretty images are from Doodle Pantry's Holly & Juniper set.

A new challenge starts today @ Doodle Pantry too!!   Pop over to the challenge blog & checkout all the deets!

Enjoy your day!

I shared today's creations with -

*Creative Belli - Christmas inspiration photo.
*Doodle Pantry - use a DP image
*Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Wacky Wed - go Cricutless
Clear It Out! - 2W - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge -Christmas in July
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Paper Creations Ink -Christmas in July
Christmas Inspirations -Anything goes
Crafty Pad -Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations -  Christmas in July
2 Sisters - Christmas In July 
Crafty Emma -Christmas
Fairy Knoll - Christmas in July
Simply Create -Christmas time
Stampin With The Dragon - Christmas in July
Jellypark Challenges -Christmas In July


Hannah Clark said...

I love your card! That wreath is beautiful! I saw your card on MIM!

Jennifer Scull said...

these are so pretty, Maria! I can just imagine the fun you had with the wreath, as it is so beautiful!

you can post these to the Jellypark Friends challenge for Christmas in July, too. :)

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Maria!
Thanks for joining us for Jellypark Friends first challenge :)

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card Maria. Looks fabulous.

Martha said...

wow just amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Clear It Out

maryr917 said...

this is beautiful maria-and it would look great hanging as an ornament-love the magnolia wreath and your awesome coloring-oh by the way there is no link to your card on the belli blog


Beautiful work! Really loved it. Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation, and love the colours, thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous, I love it, all the colors on this just pop!

Tip Top said...

Just beautiful! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Dawn said...

Beautiful Card! Lovely tags too! Great colouring! Thanks for playing at The crafty Pad this week for our Christmas in July challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Jennifer Scull said...

now I'll come back wearing my official Jellypark Friends DT hat and tell you 'thank you' for playing along in our challenge. tee hee! still love your card by the way.....

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful coloring- are you feeling cooler? The tags are wonderful too- what dimension you achieved in your coloring- the berries are popping right off the page!

ahlers5 said...

The wreath is so lovely. Thanks for joining us at Jellypark.

Marlene said...

Wow - that wreath is just gorgeous, Maria! Your talents never cease to amaze me. (If I've said that more than once, I apologize...it's obviously true!)

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! Your wreath is sooo beautiful, Maria!!! Your coloring is fabulous, as always, and I love the little tags...tooo cute!!!!

Chrissy D said...

This is such a beautiful image and you have this colored absolutely wonderfully! GORGEOUS card, Maria!!!

Shirley-anne said...

hello Maria . beautiful Christmas card . Love that wreath image .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one super image,and gorgeous detail bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week love hugs cheryl xxxx

Donna said...

Hi hun, its been a while from I've visited you and what a gorgeous selection of Christmas goodies. Love your colouring of the wreath,fabulous! and your little Christmas tags are adorable. Its getting to that time of year isn't it when we need to start making up the Christmas cards, scary. hugs Donna x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Oh My Word....I love everything about this card. Your coloring is perfect. I thought it was 3D. I love the fact that you can also hang it. You are right on with this lovely. Wow!

Barb said...

Maria, this is so beautiful! It's so nice to think of Christmas during this heat wave!

Mary J said...

So very beautiful Maria! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Lisa said...

really lovely - love the tags! Thanks so much for joining us at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge!

Lisa x

Aletha J. Williams said...

This is beautiful! You are such a talent. Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink.

Miranda said...

very pretty projects maria
thanks for joining the paper creations ink challenge this week

Milliesmarvels said...

Fab card and those tags are great too! Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!

Merry said...

Wonderful card....love the wreath. Those tags are terrific too...you just can't go past holly for Christmas. Visiting from Make it Monday.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for taking part in CHRISTMAS IN JULY challenge at The Crafty Pad!

Your creation is beautiful!:)

So happy you've joined us!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful card, just love it
Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Maria that Christmas wreath looks superb it has a vintage look to it, and a tapestry effect I like this big time.
Lorraine x

Nancy in Iowa said...

Just popped over from Creative Belli via Feline Playful. This is gorgeous! The coloring is fabulous! So sad to see it is a disontinued stamp! (As if I don't have enough stamps...)
This is my favorite card of my blog clicking day!

joy said...

This is a beautiful wreath! The ribbons are a perfect match for the china.

Denise said...


Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you with us again soon!!


Daisychain said...

A beautiful Christmas card, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Hugs Christine x