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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

happy holly days

Hi, everyone! Another summer day spent crafting away in the menopause room... and Stamp Club tonight. Not sure life gets much better than this.  :)

Today's card was inspired by the Christmas in July 4 Kids Challenge over at SAS4Kids and the current Merry Sketch-mas Challenge over at Jingle Belles. I have so much admiration for crafters who come up with fabulous sketches, and Stephanie has really outdone herself on this one.  :)

For my card, I chose to flip the elements so that my little scene would take eyes from left to right. And, of course, I jump at any chance to use these adorable stamp set.  :)

Doodlebug Design north pole; Neenah Soler white; Recollections black; Distress Ink fired brick core paper
images: Mama Elephant reindeer games, colored with Prismacolor pencils
sentiment: Paper Smooches holly jolly, stamped in StazOn jet black
Creative Memories circle cutting system
Paper Smooches holly dies; Marvy and Paper Shaper circle punches
tiny circle at top right of holly: Stampin' Up! owl builder punch
accents: Wink of Stella; candy cane Stickles (for noses); stash red sequin
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Paper Studio foam circles; Zots glue dots

Parting Thoughts

Looking forward to seeing the gals tonight at Stamp Club. We always have lots of laughs -- and even manage to make a few cards along the way.

A quick reminder that there is a Heat Wave Challenge going on over at Cards in Envy and a Just Keep Swimming Challenge at Words 2 Craft By. Hmmm... Sounds like the same card might work for both.

Hope to see you in a day or so with that Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs card. Seems like I get distracted toooo easily. Until then, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Love this adorably sweet card Sybrina!

  2. Cute cute cute ... those holly leaves are the perfect accent ... so very glad you got sketchy with us at jingle belles.

  3. What adorable reindeer! Love the colors on your card, too!

  4. holy moly what a stamp-centric MASTERPIECE as well as a brilliant take on stephanie's gorgeous sketch! thanks for rockin' the pre-emptive xmas awesomeness with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥