Please note that every challenge in this blog can be entered with any form of art work, not just cards. Themes may have to be slighly altered, but as long as they represent the general idea, feel free to enter.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Christmas in July Challenge

Welcome to Your Scrapbook Place Challenge blog, where we are starting a new challenge today. Get ready because it's Christmas in July! Get out your reds and greens and candy canes and jingle bells. Set your iPod to your Christmas playlist and let's get crafty! Cards, layouts, altered art, canvas, decor--the sky's the limit, peeps!!
This two-week-long challenge is sponsored by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles:

My name is Lisa...whether drawing, painting, cross-stitching, card making, or doing nail art, I've been 'creating' since I was knee high to a grasshopper. At the end of 2011, I really started getting interested in the world of card making and nail art. I knew that there were already a lot of creative card makers, digi stamp designers, and nail artists out there and I continue to learn a lot from them, but I needed a place to showcase my work so I could enter some challenges and as a result, created this blog in October of 2012. I live in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. I am happily married to my college sweetheart and we have been married for 24 years. We were never blessed with children so our 'babies' have always been cats. Currently, we have one female tabby named Marigold.
Lisa has generously donated the following prizes to up to FOUR lucky people:
  • One random participant will receive the full mini kit.
  • One random person who leaves a comment will receive both paper sets (patterned and textured).
  • One random follower of the blog who leaves a comment will receive the word art set.
  • One random player who uses the following FREEBIE digital paper (Click here for the link) from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles will receive three embellishment sets (frames, ribbons/lace, brads)
Challenge Rules:
You are welcome to combine your entry with other challenges.
New projects/cards only - no back linking. Limit three submissions per person.
Please link your project post to the challenge blog, not your entire blog link. If your project is not linked, it will not be counted in the random drawing
Please include a link back to this blog in your entry post. If it is not linked back, it will not be counted in the drawing. 

Let's take a look at some inspiration from the Design Team. First up is Kathy Barley. She made a digital scrapbook layout with digital papers, sentiment and brads from our sponsor.

Next up is Virginia Montagna, whose card features digital papers, frame, brads and ribbon.
Linda Weber also made a card using DECK THE HALLS and HOLLY BERRIES digital papers as well as a digital sentiment. The image is from Squigglefly's Inger Harding.
My card was shown at the beginning of the post. I used Candy Canes digital paper and a digital sentiment to make it. Here it is again:
Don't forget to follow the challenge rules in order to be eligible for the great prizes Lisa has offered! Link up your creation below.

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  1. Love all the Design Team memers sample projects for the Christmas In July Challenge. What a great way to started making our Christmas cards, projects and gifts. Homemade is always the best!
    Virginia Montagna

  2. How awesome is that, I love all the beautiful samples with the gorgeous goodies from this company. Huge thanks to Lisa Decosse!!

  3. July is the best time to do Christmas cards, and perhaps get into the habit of creating 5 or 10 more each month after July. You will save $ on purchasing cards and yours will be from the heart! I love all your cards ladies; great ideas for me for more Christmas cards.

  4. Great inspiration ladies! Thanks to Decosse's Dynamite Doodles for sponsoring! My entry will be uploaded on Monday!

  5. Wow, Mel, I love your calendars!! Thx for letting us peek in at your artwork today!

  6. Your cards and calendars are beautiful.

  7. Wow ladies! Colour me impressed. Thank you so much for creating such wonderful projects showcasing my Holiday Hoopla mini kit. I really appreciate the time and effort each of you put into your projects. I'm off to add them all to my sponsored challenges page to show all my readers and then I'll be visiting each of you in turn.

    Good luck to those people who entered!

    Lisa D.
    {D├ęcosse’s Dynamite Doodles}


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