Saturday, July 5, 2008

It's Christmas in July!

well at least that's the theme for our DT projects at the Scrapbook Cafe.

When I was up at the store last month I asked Angela if she had any idea for what she wanted us to do this month. Since it is sometimes difficult for me to get to the store and the price of gas doesnt help either. ( I wish I lived closer, but I'm sure my husband doesn't :wink:) Anyway she said "Let's do Christmas in July" So off I went to the Christmas section. I took a sheet of Rhonna Farrer, Fancy Pants, and Heidi Grace. I didn't take anything else since I knew I had other Christmas stuff in my stash ( I seem to collect Holiday items, but then rarely use them???)

This way I'd force myself to use up some stuff. And I think just about everything I used did come from the Cafe!

I chose a few pictures of my little helper baking Christmas Cookies. To the 3 pieces of previously mentioned pattern papers I added: a scallop cut from some Doodlebug Sugar Coated papers; Kaiser Rhinestones; Basic Grey Chipboard- undressed "Hip" letters & "Christmas tree. Both the letters & tree I first inked with ColorBox Chalk Inks, then layered some Stickles on top. On the letters I used "Icicle" on the tree: "lime green", "cinnamon" & "gold". Here's a closeup of the tree, I think it's my favorite part:

So on this incredibly humid, wet Saturday morning I celebrated Christmas in July! If only I could harness some of that cool December air right now!

I'm contemplating a few other scrappy ideas right now. I toying with the idea of trying out for another DT (a manufacturer) and I'm going thru layouts using their product and I'm thinking of an idea for a new layout. I believe the odds of me getting a position are very slim; but I may give it a try anyway. (Sheesh I'm a glutant for punishment....I hate rejection. after I send it off I'm going to try to forget about it)

Well the kids are bugging me for lunch and then I'm going to probably read some. I'm on my 3rd book since I mentioned "Change of Heart". A friend of mine just gave me a stack of books. Last week I read "Island of Lost Girls"...kinda "dark" but it was captivating & a quick read. Now I'm reading "the Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes" by Diane Chamberlain. The subtitle "She lived a lie to keep her daughter". So far so good.

1 comment:

Jana said...

I loved CeeCee!! I also like your page... The scallops are beautiful... not overly christmas-y but just right!