Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Peace & Joy... Timeless Tuesday #128

Hi All! And a very Happy Tuesday to you! Today I'm back with Timeless Tuesday Challenge #128 and my final July Guest Designer Post as well.  It truly has been an honor to join the Extremely Talented ladies of Flourishes Timeless Tuesday.  I have to tell you, it was quite a treat to get a peak behind the scenes of how this Amazing DT does their thing! And I am glad to say I've learned a lot and met some new friends as well, it's been a fantastic experience!
Well, back to our regularly scheduled program..lol This week Miss Maki is asking for us to create a Christmas in July Card to kick off the Fabulous Flourishes Christmas in July Sale  going on now through July 31st.  All Christmas sets are 20% off! So I sure hope you go and check it out! 8-) Christmas is my all time favorite holiday so I was absolutely thrilled for this weeks challenge.. Not to mention, It helps me keep up with my 1-2 Christmas cards per week plan, so I can have them finished up early this year. That way there's more time to enjoy friends & family and what Christmas is really all about.. 8-)


I stamped my Sweet Christmas Cardinal onto Flourishes Classic White with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him up with my Trusty Copics using Copic #'s R22, R35. R37, R39, Y35, Y38, E00, E33, E35, BG10 & BG0000.  I cut out and layered my Sweet Image using my Classic Circles and  Blossom Nesties sets and popped it up with some dimensionals. I shaded my image, and BG Panels with a touch of Antique Linen Distress ink.  For my mats and BG layers I chose a combination of kraft, cardinal red and white CS from my stash, that were left over from a previous project ( Love it when I can uses up my scraps! lol ) and my all time favorite Christmas dp's, Basic Grey's Wassail. Trust me, I am kicking myself for not getting more than one pack of this set! Oh well, Live and learn.. lol. I added some Festive embossing with the help of my CB and the snowflakes embossing folder and then added the fun little corner details with my Corner Chomper.  My Flourishes sentiment was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto a cute little tag cut out with the help of my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge. To finish it all up, I added a bit of Ivory lace ribbon,  some sweet adhesive pearls, a button and a vintage pearl brad to top it all off.    

Sure hope you will play along with us, It's a great way to get a head start on your Christmas cards and I can't wait to see what you all come up with.  Please make sure to stop by and take a peek at the Beauties the rest of the Timeless Tuesday Ladies have created for your inspiration this week!







Hope you all are having a Wonderful Day & thanks so much for visiting! 8-)

Thanks for stopping by!

45 comments:

  1. Great card...beautiful design and embellishments...love the touch of lace.

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  2. This little cardinal seems to be popping up everywhere. Love your pretty card. Liz Williams

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  3. Shannon I love your beautiful card!! The pretty image and the dp panels you combined is so perfect with it!The lace is a very pretty touch ;)

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  4. What a beauty this one is Shannon! So very pretty and a wonderful card for the holidays.
    Lynn

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  5. Morning Shannon,
    This is a beautiful elegant card, love the bow makes everything pop.

    Happy Tuesday
    Judie

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  6. What a beauty Shannon. I almost used this paper too..wouldn't that have been funny? Love the lace bow and embossed paper.

    You have been a wonderful addition to the team this month. I am so happy you could join us. I will miss you and look forward to you playing along each week. :)
    Hugs~

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  7. This sweet lace bow is the perfect touch! Love this card!

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  8. This card really feels like winter with all the white and the tiny pops of deep red. I love the pretty button and brad on the bow, and the bird is colored so beautifully. 1-2 Christmas cards a week??? I don't even own any Christmas stamps yet. I'd better get crackin'! :-) Thanks for all the wonderful comments you leave on my blog. You are a sweetheart!!!

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  9. Another gorgeous card love all the detail that went into making your card. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  10. Forgot to say what a PLEASURE is was to have you designing with us this month!!~ Hugs Cindy

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  11. Beautiful card, Shannon! Great coloring on the cardinal, and I love the red accents!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous, Shannon! How elegant~ Love that lace!

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  13. Beautiful card - LOVE the button and the DP is a perfect fit!!!

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  14. Love this image and used it last year for my cards. You did a beautiful card with it. Pat

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  15. Shannon, what a beauty! I love birds and this cardinal is just gorgeous. Great job coloring and then the sponging just pops him right out. Your paper is so perfect and pretty, too.
    I enjoyed all your creations this month and I'm sure you hate that this is your last card with the DT. I know I loved every minute being a GDT.

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  16. Beautiful card Shannon! Love the lace!

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  17. Shannon, this is gorgeous! Beautiful colors and wonderful coloring! Stunning design and detailing! Thanks so much for guest designing with us this month! Your creations and style are fabulous!

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  18. So beautiful! I love the sentiment as a tag hanging from the lace!

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  19. Gorgeous card Shannon! I know it was last minute, but you wouldn't be able to tell... it's that pretty and well done! Love the image, the lace and vintage button... where did you get that button? I am crazy for vintage buttons these days. :o)

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  20. SIMPLY GORGEOUS X-MAS CARD Shannon!!! Love your color choice and the fabbo button!
    Thank you soooooo much for being our guestie this month! I can't belive how fast this month has flown by and I hope you enjoyed your time with us!?!? Don't be a stranger....we want to see your gorgeous ideas in the future! Hugs ~S~

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  21. Beautiful card! Love all the layers.Just amazing.

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  22. lovely card.. the lace works well with the rest of the card..

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  23. So gorgeous, Shannon! You've done a fabulous job in your guest spot on the team this month. One to two Christmas cards a week? You're doing so good! I've only got two altogether so far! Eeek!

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  24. Completely GORGEOUS and I'm totally going to case this! With your permission of course... ;) lol
    This is fantastic and I just won some Christmas blog candy and would be perfect to use with this layout.
    Thank you for sharing your mad skills...yet again! Your inspiration never ceases to amaze me.
    Lisa xx

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  25. What a lovely card, Shannon.

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  26. Your image and DP fits perfectly!! Just gorgeous.

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  27. A beautiful holiday card Shannon! Love your colouring!

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  28. Gorgeous card, love the lace. Carol x

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  29. Stunning card Shannon and congrats on being GDT for Flourishes!! love your style.

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  30. Shannon, this is a beautiful card! You've got the gold, red combo that's stunning, and I love what you did with the button and brad.

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  31. very pretty. nice touch with the lace ribbon.

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  32. Shannon, this is so pretty! I love the gold & red touches. Beautiful lace ribbon too.
    I'm so glad you were with us this month!! I know we were all inspired from you week after week. Thank you so much!

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  33. absolutely beautiful!!! congrats on being GDT!!!

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  34. That's wonderful that you could use your scraps. Beautiful card..I love that button and the sweet corners. ;)

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  35. Wonderfull love this image and the card is great

    Hugs Franca

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  36. This is beautiful! The red you used to accent your card is very rich and I love it!

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  37. WOW Shannon, this card is so classy and elegant.. perfect christmas card!
    I used the same papers like you did, but I used the patterns from the 6x6 paper pad but like your large patterns much better.. looks amazing on your card!

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  38. Shannon this is amazing!! I love the coloring and the DPs and the embossing is just fabulous. Beautifully done.

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  39. Beautiful!!! Just an all around gorgeous card!

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  40. WOWZA!!! This is stunning!!!

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