Sunday, August 8, 2010

GCA #100 - Christmas in August & Blog Candy!!!!



Hello all!!!  Here we are at the 100th Getting Creative with Ann challenge!  What a fun time I've had so far, and I love all the new people I've met through my challenges and friendships that have been made!  Here's to another 100 challenges!

Now, I know, that usually it's Christmas in July, but July was a busy month for me and so we are celebrating it in August!  Don't worry, we'll still celebrate it in December too!  But, when you stop and think about it Christmas isn't that far away, 137 days to be exact!!  I always think I will have plenty of time to get my Christmas cards done and any Christmas projects I want to make, and the next thing you know - it's here!!  So, I try to work on Christmas cards and projects all year to keep ahead of the game!  And this way I get to make each Christmas card different and I don't get bored with the same design.

Anywho, onto the card!!  This card uses the new Level 2 hostess set coming out in the Holiday mini - available September 1st.  On the last day of convention Shelli gifted us with an incredible gift:  Peaceful Season hostess set, package of Deck the Halls dsp, the new Champagne Glass Glitter and a Cherry Cobbler ink pad!!!!!  Can you can WOW!!!  I was blown away with this generosity.  Now, I have to be honest, when I saw this hostess set it did not immediately appeal to me, and most likely I would not have worked to earn it.  I have plenty of Christmas sets and I can market the set for purchase easier to my customers, than hostess sets.  But, as with alot of SU! products, once you start working with them you change your mind!  At least I did!!  It really is a nice set and will make some fabulous Christmas cards for this year.

The card I am showing today is the second one I've made and was actually done with scraps left from the first one.  I'll show all three that I've made over this week.  The colors are Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Deck the Halls dsp.  My sentiment is stamped in Gold encore and heat embossed in gold.  I first stamped the Sanded background onto the Very Vanilla layer in Crumb Cake.

As I was embellishing this the light bulb went off as to how to use the "earth" ornament!!  Sometimes I wonder about myself!  Since I used the Peace on Earth sentiment, I "hung" the ornament from the Victoria lace trim (which is sooo yummy!!) to make it look like it was hanging.  I colored it with my Al. Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler markers.  The new stick on pearls SU! have finish off the card!

And now to the blog candy!!!  As you can see it is filled with fun stampin goodies for all kinds of projects!    Every time you link to your Christmas card, you will be entered into the drawing.  Yes, you can enter as many times as you like!  Good Luck and I can't wait to see all the fabulous Christmas cards/projects!!



Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by August 14, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts or Stamp TV, please put GCA100 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!


Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!


Happy Stamping!!!!!


~~~Ann~~~

19 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Congrats on your 100th challenge. Your card is fabulous and love all the details. This is some sweet candy to celebration a milestone.

StampinCathy said...

Here's my card I made today.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1768108?&cat=500&ppuser=66979

Hazel said...

Love your card - very classy. My card is here x

Sammibug said...

Great card!

Here is mine:

http://sammibugscrapshack.blogspot.com/2010/08/christmas-ho-ho-ho.html

Hazel said...

another one from me here x

Cor* said...

Just found you today.....in time for my card...heehee

here's mine

Lena Katrine said...

This is a great candy :)

Here's my card - thanks for the challenge :)
Hugs, Lena K

Stacy Walker said...

Congratulations on your 100th challenge. Here is my card

inkedx2 said...

I am glad I found your challenge. It was fun making a Christmas card and I think I will be using this one in my stamp-a-stack.

http://inkedx2.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-first-christmas-card-of-season.html

Robbie

Designs By MeMe said...

Very nice card. Here is my second card

Hazel said...

another card here x

Dawn said...

Heres my entry
http://dawniesden.blogspot.com/2010/08/penguin-in-blue.html

Hazel said...

Four more cards here x

Hazel said...

and another x

Mary said...

Congrats on your 100th challenge. Here's my card.

Mary said...

Here's another card.

Mary said...

And another.

Hazel said...

another from me x

Hazel said...

and another x