Saturday, July 8, 2023

Christmas In July // 7.8.23


7 challenges inspired today's card...

Color Hues // #TCH67 ...A color challenge!!  Merlot & Navy are the colors for this challenge!!  A warm wintery combination!!

INKspirational Challenges // #IC293 ...A Christmas in July challenge!!  Perfect for my MERRY little mug of mocha.

Jingle Belles Challenge // #JB2314 ...A Christmas challenge using stars & stripes!!  Nailed the stars pretty clearly...the stripes, well it takes stripes to make a plaid...right?!!?  FYI, I used my winnings from their last challenge to complete my card...I just love this set of Christmas sentiments!!  Thanks you Belles for my prize!!  I am gonna have alot of fun with it!!

Which means I am using a Never Before Used stamp...

Never Before Used Schtuff // # 52 July 2023 ...A "never been used" challenge!!  First inking for this sentiment stamp!!  It is a big set of sentiments so I am sure you will see some others from this set in July.  Stay tuned...

Oh, and they have teamed up with... 

Double Trouble // #DCT142 ...A Thing 1, Thing 2, and Things 3 challenge!! For this challenge we are to celebrate Christmas in July, use stars & stripes, and post @ Jingle Belles.

Try Stampin on Tuesday // #TSOT613
...A sketch challenge with an optional celebration twist!!  Christmas//Winter is a celebration, right?!?  You decided...did I nail the optional twist??

Caffeinated Christmas // #cccc19
...A year round Christmas challenge that celebrates coffee and all things caffeinated!!  For this challenge we are to create a card that is Christmas + Coffee + Stars!!


How fun!!  This card was chosen as a "top 3" by the TSOT team.  Thanks for the shout out on my card for this challenge!!

Verse of the Day:  (courtesy of YouVersion)


  1. Hi Deb, you nailed the stars and stripes (love those plaid stars!) and used our colors with style! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  2. FABULOUS card Deb!! You've used the color combo beautifully and I'm loving those plaid stars and embossed background! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at The Color Hues Color Challenge! Marcia (DT)

  3. love those layered stars ... so very glad you joined our Stars and/or Stripes for Christmas at Jingle Belles.

  4. Love the cozy vibe of your card! Great use of the challenge colors. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  5. You did a great job combining all these challenges and hitting the nail on the head of each one, Deb! It's a warm, cozy, and delightful design! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  6. super fun! Thanks for joining us at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!

  7. Love the plaid stars and the way you made a shadow for them, great Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  8. A mug of cocoa is a great way to get cozy! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  9. Love the Stars in the plaid! They look great on your star embossed background...Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin on Tuesday #613!

  10. Deb, what a great winter card! Love how you offset the starts to add depth!! You've met BOTH Try Stampin' on Tuesday AND Double Trouble's challenges with this one! Thank you for sharing your creativity with both of us!!! -Donna

  11. What a unique design - cas but cosy. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational.

  12. Oh my gosh, how cool is this and such a fun way of using the stars and stripes! So happy you could join our Jingle Belles Stars & Stripes fun as we team up with the Double Trouble Challenge!

  13. Love the shadowed plaid hearts, gives a lot of dimension and the embossed background is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Jingle Belles.

  14. Love the plaid stars!! So fun! Thanks for joining us over at Caffeinated Christmas!


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