Monday, July 6, 2009

Christmas Challenge #24

So did you have a good holiday weekend? I did! Saturday our neighborhood had a parade in the morning, my parents and sister came to spend the day with us, we went putt-putting, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, went to the lake for the firework show and then had our own firework show...yes, we did all that and I can tell you it was a lot of fun but I was TIRED!

Here's a fun picture of Abby - You can't really tell but she decorated her bike for the parade - it had stickers, stamped images, streamers, pipe cleaners...she's very crafty (not sure where she gets it, lol!)

Here's a family shot of us. It's right after the parade (hence my cheeks are a little red & Jay is wearing that hat). Abby rode her bike and we walked...not sure how we thought we'd keep up with her. Jay ended up cutting through so he could catch up with her. I went the whole route - figured if I was out and walking might as well do it all!

So I'm sure you are here to see my Christmas card for the week. I had so much fun with this one. The challenge was given to us by Vickie and it was to go stampless - no stamps to be used except for the sentiment. I have a bin full of my Christmas embellishments so I knew I was going to use those. I ended up making 3 cards - I used up the full package of stickers that I had, yeah for me!!!

The cards are pre-made from DCWV which I got on clearance last year. I used Amy R. sketch from here - leaving out the embellishments in the corner. The only stamping I did was for the sentiment and I HAD to use it - it's a new sentiment from the Thinking of You set by TAC that I got at seminar last week. I LOVE this set!! I also inked the edges of the cardstock since I didn't want to mat all the layers. I do that so I can keep the postage down when I go to mail these babies out at the end of the year.

Be sure to stop by the Stampin' All Year Long blog to see the other fabulous creations by the design team. Why don't you play along - July is known as Christmas in July...

As always thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave me comments! It means the world to me and I so appreciate it!! Hope you have a wonderful Monday!!


Tina said...

Love the cards! Looks like you all had some fun!

Liz said...

How nice to see you in front of the camera, my friend. I love it. You look so happy! Abby, well I can't get over how big she is. Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

Hey Michelle! Wow, how fun to have a parade in your neigborhood. Your daughter is a cutie with her dressed up bike. . I think she gets her crafty talent from her talented mom. Love the family pic! You have a beautiful family.

Love your cards! Wow, all from a kit! Gotta love those kits huh! Your stampless cards are fantastic! You always do an awesome job with the challenges. Keep up the great work!


Marcia said...

This was a perfect card for the challenge! Too cute!

Heather Schlatter said...


The pictures are wonderful!!! I love her dress!!! I just added pictures of my kiddo's and some awesome fireworks pics we were able to capture and my girls outfits remind me of your sweet little girls outfit too!!!

I love the picture of you and your Hubby and daughter TFS!!!!

Also I love those Christmas cards they are totally great!!!!


Anna said...

How cute are you all! You so need to scrap that photo, and give it some cool title, like Shades! Abby looks so cute on her bike! A neighborhood up the street does this, and it feels so American!

Cathy said...

Great pics!! Love the cards girlie!! Very cute!! Glad you had a great holiday!!


Tina said...

wow - what a great plan for the cards...I think I bought the same kit last year on clearance you are ahead of the game...with 3 more cards. super cute -