July 14, 2013

Crafty Chicks Christmas in July Blog Hop

We're back!!  It's July and the Crafty Chicks have another blog hop for you!  The theme this month is Christmas in July!
As a reminder, the Crafty Chicks are a group of 9 (8 for this month) very talented designers joining together to showcase some fabulous projects and hopefully provide you with inspiration to create projects of your own.

Every month Crafty Chick's Blog Hop will have a different theme, and offer a prize to one lucky winner.  In order to be eligible to win this prize we're asking that you leave some blog love (via comment) on each of our blogs.  That's it, easy peasy right?  Once you've left a comment on all the blogs, click 'Did It' on Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. 

We have a wonderful prize package this month containing 20 sheets of Christmas/Winter paper and 20 feet of Christmas twine.

Elizabeth starts off our blog hop, you can check out Elizabeth's blog HERE if you want to start at the beginning of if you get lost along the way. 

The blog hop runs for one week so you have until the end of day July 21st (midnight) to comment on all the blog stops; the winner will be announced on Monday, July 22nd on Elizabeth's blog.HERE  We will also contact the winner, so make sure we have your contact information when you enter.  Winner will have one week to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen. 

You should have come to me from Valerie's blog  HERE

Since the theme is Christmas in July I was thinking about what I could do.  Did I want to make a traditional Christmas card?  How could I incorporate summer fun with Christmas?  I decided to make a card that looks like a Christmas present being opened.  Inside the present is a picture of a cutie patootie in a bathing suit at the beach.

I took watercolor paper and Stampin Up ink refills in Saraha Sand, Marina Mist and Bashful Blue and watercolored a background of sand, water and sky.  The 'Summer Girl' is a digital image from Mo Manning. She is colored using my COPIC markers and her sunglasses have a coating of Glossy Accents. She was fussy cut and popped up on foam adhesive.   Here's a close up:
From here, the next amazing designer in the hop is Megan and you can find her blog HERE.

If you're having a good time with this blog hop make sure to follow us on our blogs, Facebook, or any other social media the designers have set up.  Also, please feel free to share with your friends.

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Thank you for joining us for July's Crafty Chicks blog hop!

Heidi

47 comments:

  1. Very Creative and super cute!

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  2. Love this peek-a-boo xmas/summer card! How creative of you to come up with such an original project!

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    1. Thanks Krysthle - I really wanted to do a summer card with a Christmas flair!

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  3. That is soooo neat, Heidi! I love it! That beach background is awesome, and the Copic coloring is perfection. It better be after getting Advanced Copic Certified! ;)

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    1. Thanks Val, and I didn't even use the light guides we got! :)

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  4. What a cute idea...love the beach girl...great coloring! :)

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    1. Thanks Megan...Mo Manning has some great digital images!

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  5. This is a super creative idea! I love it!!

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  6. Love the peek-a-boo card and that girl is just adorable! Great job Heidi!!

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  7. I can't remember when I've seen a cuter card! Love the peek-a-boo.

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    1. Thanks Linda, it was quite fun to make too!

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  8. Really creative and nice details!

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  9. She's a cutie! It looks like a Christmas package is being opened to show that you captured a bit of Summer inside to share!!! Fun!

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    1. That's what I was going for Angelica! Who doesn't love surprises!

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  10. what a wonderful card , very creative :) xx

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    1. Thanks Jane! I love to try and think outside the box...at least sometimes!

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  11. How cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Your card is so awesome! I love it!

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  13. Super cute card. I love your idea's. The folded paper is so neat looking. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Amy. I'm glad you like my ideas.

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  14. What a fun idea for a card!

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    1. Thanks Sue! It is a fun idea isn't it?

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  15. Wow, so clever and fun! I love how you colored that adorable little bathing beauty!

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    1. Thanks Karenladd! She was tons of fun to color!

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  16. What a unique card design! Love the open gift package with the surprise image inside!

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    1. Thanks SHartl - that's exactly what I was going for! Gifts for Christmas are so much fun!

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  17. WOW! I love your card,its Awesome! Thanks!

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  18. Very creative!!! This card is a gift in itself!
    <3 J

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  19. I just fixed my google profile - sorry about it just saying "me".
    Again - this card is so very cute!

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  20. Just too cute!
    Loriann
    Craftymama_3@yahoo.com

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