Username Post: Christmas in JULY        (Topic#1674617)
Kaylann
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Welcome to Christmas in July!!!!

I have been hosting this challenge for the past two years. I know some of you have been watching for this in the past so I thought I'd better get it up for those that are waiting.


I know it's time to think about making Christmas cards because I HATE last minute cards! And this sometimes motivates me a bit. Not a whole lot because my summers are super busy.

However I will not be posting projects at the top for this month. MAYBE if things are looking good I will do it for next month but no promises. I WILL try to stop in and leave love but that will also be spotty. I am AWOL a lot lately.


So this is basically for those who want to start with Christmas cards to be a motivation for each other!


CARDS AND LAYOUTS ARE BOTH WELCOME!!


Another thing - Last year I had winners. The winner for July is posted at the top in August and the twist for August is to lift the winner. So I'll be doing that again this year.


Participants:
1. Kayla
2. Dawna.s Place
3. vawm
4. rolbricht
5. charcats7
6. Scrapanda
7. ppilgrim
8. Anna C
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Edited by Kaylann on 07-17-18 04:59 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Dawna.s Place
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Hi Kaylann! I just ran across you in the Cafe', I think I'd like to get started on a few cards also so I'll try and play along with you!


 
Kaylann
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Welcome Dawna!



 
vawm
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  • vawm on 07-10-18 07:46 AM
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I'll see what I can do!


 
Kaylann
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Oh yeah! Come on in Victoria!


 
rolbricht
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I think Id like to join in Kayla. Thanks!


 
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Dawna.s Place
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Hi Ro, nice to see ya!

I pulled out my holiday cards box and I had quite a few Christmas images that I can use for cards. I have Sweet Peppermint from Prima for non-traditional colored cards. Then I have a pretty 8x8 collection called North Pole that I haven't broken into yet, so I've got paper for my cards covered!


 
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I also have paper collections that I have not started yet. So maybe that will motivate me a little! But I only have weekends to create anything. No time on week days.


 
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  • Kaylann Said:
I also have paper collections that I have not started yet. So maybe that will motivate me a little! But I only have weekends to create anything. No time on week days.




Just FYI -
if you're on Instagram, there is a Scrappy Gal I follow who is hosting Christmas In July: User name = ScrappyLikeAFox
You don't have to follow her but if you post any Christmas in July layouts/projects you can use the Hashtag: #ChristmasInJuly and it will show up along side all the other posts with that hashtag.

Sometimes she and fellow IG Scrappy Gals with present challenges and prizes too.
It's another fun way to motivate getting your Christmas projects completed!


 
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Thanks for the info Doreana! I'll be lucky just to get some done and posted here, but I'll try.

I spent yesterday creating Christmas cards and got 9 done! Yeah!!! So happy to feel a bit motivated. I really want to use up this Sweet Peppermint papers as I've got some other adorable holiday paper I'd like to use. I have a lot of cards to do, so I'm sure I'll get to it.

Kayla can't wait to see what you create this weekend!

How are you coming along Victoria, picked out papers yet?


 
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I was jsut thinking about needing to get my Christmas cards planned out. I like to do that in July so I can start making them. That way I'm not making 60 or so in one shot


 
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Thanks for the info Doreena!

Dawna - Way to go!! I wanted to stash up on sympathy cards but I might sneak in a Christmas card.But who knows what my mood will be on the weekend.

Char - Come on in!


 
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Hi Kayla Happy Saturday! Are you going to pull out the holiday papers and start on your Christmas cards?

Hi Char come on in and join us!

Doreana are you going to play along also?

I worked on my cards yesterday. Completed 16 and have another 15 rough cut and waiting for some TLC. My Christmas ribbon came and oh my, I love it! Just the little bit of inspiration I needed to keep going.

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Kaylann
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I did not get to do anything today!

Well I did a lot but nothing scrappy...House work and gardening kept me busy most of the day...

Dawna - Are you going to share your cards?


 
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Sure Kayla I'll share my cards. I've got 19 done, about another 15 to go. The ones I'm making all have different images but they are pretty simple, just a little sewing, some ribbon, sequins and flowers. I kind of had a head start because these were all started last year and I ran out of time to get them all done, thus Christmas in July!

When I share I'll probably just pick some favorites and photograph those, instead of all of them. Maybe I can take some pics now and post a few for inspiration. Hum...


 
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oooh I love this one! I am in!


 
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Hi Amanda!


 
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Boy, have I ever been out of the loop lately. Yes, absolutely, I'm in. Sorry to be so late signing up. I've been making a few cards and trying to get my head around Christmas projects but life has been getting in the way a lot lately. What I need is a nudge and this is just the ticket.


 
Kaylann
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Oooh!! I love this! Welcome everyone!!

Unfortunately I did not get around to making anything today. This time of year the vegetables in the garden take priority over anything. So we've been busy canning, pickling, etc... And loving every minute of it!!


 
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I just found this forum. Glad you brought it back Kayla. I have been off the grid and not making cards the last few months but I am ready to get back in the action. I hope to get something created by the end of the month.


 
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Hello ladies
Dawna, thanks for your nice message. Im anxious to see what youve been creating. WOW!! Youve been busy on Christmas!

Hi Anna! Ive been wondering about you. I hope things are ok with you.

I completed my other challenges so now Ill pull out my Christmas stash and see what I come up with...

I hope you all have a good week!


 
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My 1st Christmas Card for this challenge and my 3rd for this year

CHRISTMAS CARD By Rolbricht


 
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Thanks Ro!

I had major surgery in early April and was off work for two months. Went back to work to big changes. My husband has been in the hospital also. A lot to deal with and I just lost my mojo. But I can feel it coming back!


Edited by Anna C on 07-17-18 01:51 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Kaylann
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Anna - I hope the changes at work are good changes for you. And sorry to hear about your husband.

Ro - Way to go! Are you getting Christmas spirits in the middle of the summer?

Can't wait to see what the rest of you will create!


 
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Anna, Im glad youre feeling better and getting your mojo back. I wish your husband better days too. I wish you all good things.

Kayla, not sure Ive had any Christmas Spirit, but I really enjoy this challenge. Ive never liked doing all my Christmas stuff in December so Ive always tried to get a start on my shopping months before and I always jumped into writing out the cards in November...many with letters. Id wait to send them out in early December


 
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