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Monday, July 16, 2012

Have Yourself A Rockin' Christmas

Happy Christmas in July!  Have you all been playing along with the Christmas In july mini challenges at Catch The Bug?! I hope so, because there are some awesome prizes up for grabs! If you haven't been playing along, you still have time!  And don't forget, we're having a blog hop, too! So be sure you stop by so you can have a chance at the fabulous prizes from Bugaboo Stamps!

We have a new mini challenge for you, today, at Catch The Bug.  We want to see you make a Christmas card using an image that isn't usually for Christmas.  Oh, c'mon now, don't moan and groan! It's much easier than it sounds, really! You can make most anything work for a Christmas card! Go ahead, give it a try! You'll be surprised how easy it is!

As a matter of fact, I've done just that, using the image, Lil Dude - Guitar, from Bugaboo Stamps.  He's colored with Promarkers. I wanted to incorporate music into this one, and make it a masculine Christmas card, so I went with shades of brown and blue. My papers are patterned with glittered snowflakes, music notes, and stripes.  I decided not to use any embellishments on this one, since its totally masculine.  My card layout uses the Sketch at Sketches By Carly.

See! It's easy to use a non Christmas image to make a Christmas card! Now, come play in the challenge with us, and show us your creation!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #60 Sketch at Sketches By Carly
Challenge #22 Christmas In July at Hooked On Craft Challenges
Challenge #153 Sentimentally Yours at Corrosive Challenge
Royal Digi Challenge #10: Anything Goes at The Scrapbooking Queen
Christmas in July at Can You Digi It
Hands Full Of Love at Stamps and Create
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at The Crafty Bloggers Network
Challenge #26 Ho Ho Ho Christmas at Crafter's Companion Monthly
CCH#24 Christmas In July at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #80 One For The Men at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #11 For Men at Always Crafting
One Stamp at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #43 Christmas In July at Divas By Design
Let's Hear It For The Boys at Sisterhood of Crafters
4CCC-98 Stripes at 4 Crafty Chicks
Challenge #28 Music at Paper Play Challenges
Challenge #36 Christmas In July at Creataliicous
Same Old Song And Dance at Guylou's Inimitability
Challenge #125 Lots of Layers at Totally Papercrafts Christmas In July at Send A Smile For Kids
It's Christmas at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #100 Christmas In July at 2 Sisters
Challenge #122 Anything Goes at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #22 Kids Or Babies at The Squirrel And The Fox
TSG165 Christmas In July at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Dust It Off (Papers) at Incy Wincy
Christmas In July at Cards For Men
Challenge #24 Three Of Something (Three colors: Blue, brown, white) at Love To Create
Linky Party #98 at Make It Monday
Christmas In July at Totally Stampalicious


  1. Great card.

    Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week.

    Susan xx

  2. LOL..totally untraditional Christmas card and it's wonderful! Your little rocker and all the musical elements surrounding him are fabulous! :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  3. Great non-traditional holiday card, Sammi! Great papers and cute image! Thanks for sharing it at Guylou's Inimitability!

  4. Great card! Thank you so much for joining us at Guylou's Inimitability this week! HUGS

    GI DT

  5. What a cute image and awesome creation Sammi! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  6. Great card, fab layout & image!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. Thanks for playing our Stripes challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, awesome job....

    Leanne DT 4CC!

  8. Adorable card!! Great take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches by Carly. Next sketch is July 20th. Hope to see you there. Have a wonderful day!! Gloria

  9. Great non-traditional holiday card! Thanks for playing along with the CYDI challenge this week.

  10. Funny cute card.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

  11. Super cute card, thanks for joining us at Creatalicious

  12. A fabulous twist for Christmas in July card. Thank you for taking the time to join our challenge at One Stitch at a Time. It means so much to us to be able to visit the blogs of amazing world wide crafters.

  13. What a darling card! Love Christmas in July! Thanks for playing at Guylou's!

  14. Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Sketches by Carly. YOu did a fab job with her sketch

  15. Wow, you've been busy. Too cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 2 Sisters this week.

  16. very cute card! good job :)
    Thanks for playing with us at 2 Sisters this week.
    Hugs, Jill DT

  17. Another super cute Bugaboo holiday card. Thanks for playing with us at Send A Smile 4 Kids and good luck in the drawings!

  18. Ha, ha he looks gorgeous. Great holiday card, thanks for playing with us at SAS4Kids, blessings Hilde

  19. Great interpretation of the challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge. NancyD

  20. So cool rock on. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  21. Oh I love this card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  22. I saw your card at MIM! Came by for a closer look... I'm #3~

  23. lovely card he is a cute stamp
    Thanks for joining us over at 2Sisters Challenge

    Hugs Mandy DT xxx

  24. Another cute card, love your fun image with the great sentiment! Thank you for joining us @ SAS 4 Kids for our "Christmas in July" challenge :)

  25. Fab non-traditional Christmas card, love the image. Thanks for linking up to MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Sandy DT

  26. This is a fantastic non traditional Christmas card and I know someone who would love it.Great to see you at INCY WINCY this week. Good luck and hope we see you next time.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  27. Thank you so much for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time this week and please come back next time.
    Hugs Nataliya

  28. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254, #255 and #282.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  29. What a Fantastically fun Card!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge!! Come back and Play with us again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  30. Love this fabulously fun card :) Great papers and all those layers are fantastic! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge!