Monday, July 19, 2010

Christmas in July

I had so many great plans for today but the dryer died last night so after I went to the Passport office to renew our passports, I started to search for a new dryer.  Since the washer is the same age, I am buying a new one of those too.  I think I found what I want but I almost choked at the price.  It is going to cost over $2000 for the pair and I still have to add taxes, delivery and installation.  I remember when my husband and I got our first home in 1976, we paid that amount for a washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator and huge chest freezer and that included all the added charges.

Once I got back though, I did manage to quickly make a card for a few challenges.  Lots of blogs are asking for Christmas cards and I can't think of a better excuse to get another card done in advance.  Now I think I only have 45 left to do.  At this rate, a few people may not get a card this Christmas.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Christmas in July
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas in July
Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas in July
Cute Card Thursday - Get a Head Start
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas in July
Pixie Dust Studio - Forest Green & Cranberry

Image:  Gift Bearer (Sassy Cheryl's)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Green & Cranberry (Michaels)
Paper:  Stripe (Provo Craft), Dotted (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-i-Noor) and OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Chalk (Mungyo), Glitter (Stampendous), Buttons (Dress it Up)


  1. Adorable Cec.. love the color combination you chose. Too bad about the washer and dryer... I know what you mean about the price. I think we're giving our age away! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sassy Cheryl's this week! Hugs,Peggy x

  2. Beautiful Cec. You're amazing. . .and so is your card.

  3. Very Cute. I love the snowman. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge. I can't wait to see your next creation.

  4. Aww, Cec-splendid work, my friend! Thank you for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's-hope you'll join us again tomorrow!

  5. Cec, this card is gorgeous. Did you paper piece is coat? The coloring looks textured. I think I recognize a nestie too.

  6. It's a fantastic card!

    Sorry to hear about your dryer woes. Yup - best to replace them in pairs....especially if they're "up there" in years.

    Everything is so expensive anymore....and sadly, NOT built to last, either. *grumble*

  7. really beautifull ! Thanks for joining the Pixies this week ! Hugs Joyce

  8. gorgeous card, Cec, as always, I love it! thank you for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's!
    sorry about the dryer, good luck with the new one!
    Hugs, Alina

  9. AWWW! Your little snowman is adorable and I love the snowflakes!

    Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges

  10. Oh wow!...really gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky! xx Jenny xx

  11. Cec this is stunning!! Thanks for playing at 2 sisters challenges xx

  12. Adorable Cec.. love the colour combination and your layout. Thanks so much for playing along with us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog, Chritmas in July Challenge!!! Hugs JO xxxx


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