Thursday, July 8, 2010

Christmas in July

Hello there.... I'm back, believe it or not, and wishing for Christmas in July!
We are in the midst of a record heatwave here, and Frederick registered 106 degrees F. yesterday, but only 103 today:((  I'm feeling summertime cabin fever and decided it would be a nice diversion to create some wintertime/Christmas cards for our heroes early to keep thinking "cool".  However, first I wanted to make a card using sketch challenge #23, and afterwards found that it also covered the midweek inspiration color challenge.  
This is also one of the images included in the 5-page set of stamped images promised as a surprise gift to one lucky person during the Independence Day blog tour last weekend.  I have made a random pick of all comments received, and the winner is:   Carol L.  I'll be getting in touch with Carol for mailing instructions this week.   I thank everyone for their kind comments and for participating in this blog tour with me.

Before I call it a night here, I'd like to mention that I'll be busy working on some paintings over the next few weeks to get them ready to enter into several shows, so I may not be blogging very often.   But, if anyone is interested in seeing some of them, you won't have to twist my arm to get me to post a few.... maybe even as "works in progress" so I can get your feedback.  I believe I wrote earlier that I do keep busy creating not only cards for our heroes, but paintings in pastel, oil and acrylic and want to share them with you here in my Corner Studio. 

In the meantime, thank you for visiting here, and do check back periodically to see how my work is progressing.   Keep cool....and have a good night.


Jan Hunnicutt said...

I really like your card for the challenge! It would be great to see your paintings here too.

jayne said...

Very pretty card - great idea to get a jump on your holiday cards!

helloholley said...

This is so cute!!! I love that image!!! Happy creating!!! ;)

grandmalee said...

I'm so happy to see your beautiful cards and can't wait to see many more! I would also love to see some of your paintings, either past or present ones. I'm sure they must be gorgeous after seeing what you do on the cards!

Speaking of Christmas in July, I wanted you to know that you are the winner of my BLOG CANDY at Stamping With Grandma Lee!!! Congratulations!!! I will contact you by email to get your address, so I can get your goodies right out to you. Thanks for joining in with us here at OWH and we look forward to seeing much more of you!

Shirley said...

Delores, beautiful card and I definitely want to see your paintings. Glad to know where Sandy got all her talent.

Sandy said...

Adorable card....and a nice take on the sketch!