Saturday, July 25, 2009

CHRISTMAS IN JULY


My husband and I were supposed to go away ALONE together to belatedly celebrate our anniversary but our b-sitter (hope your feeling better mom)got sick. The upside is that I got the whole day to play in my craft room. Woo hoo!!!

This is another in the new set of Miss Anya Dressy from The Greeting Farm. As soon as I saw her I thought gingerbread house. My mind often works in mysterious ways, I don't even bother to analyse any more. Anyway, I saw that the Cupcake Craft Challenge was to do a christmas theme card and since I have a little time......

I went searching for some holiday digi paper and found this awesome G-bread house (yes, I know she is a little too tall for the door) from Scrapbook Max. I bought and downloaded it only to find that it was in a strange format and I couldn't get it to open. Talk about frustrating. I went back and found that it is part of a digital scrapbook program and I could download a trial version which I did. I have been wanting to try digi scrapbooking ever since I discovered digi paper but I am not that good with photoshop and don't have the time to learn right now. I tried the scrapbook max and it seems pretty cool, it may be just the thing for a beginner like me. I will let you know if I end up buying, it is pretty inexpensive.

At any rate I love how this turned out. It is pretty big for a card but I think I am going to try to find a mini wreath and some fake peppermints to make it more 3D and put it in a a little glass memory box for a christmas decoration.

Miss Anya Dressy will be available from TGF on August 1st. Isn't she adorable?

PROJECT STUFF
Stamp - The Greeting Farm, Miss Anya Dressy
Paper - Scrapbook Max, Art Deco Gingerbread House Mini-Kit
Etc., - corner punch, SU reinkers (creamy caramel, bravo burgandy, choc chip, aquabrush

19 comments:

Donna said...

Beautiful little gingerbread house card Kim, such a lovely layout and papers you have used :) thank you for joining us this week at CCC :) Donna x

Saskia said...

Gorgeous card....so unique and creative!!

Saskia :)

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous i love the gingerbread house really effective and anya looks so sweet there, thanks for joining us at Cupcake, hugs pops x

Liza said...

Gorgeous Christmas Card, I love the colours you have chosen. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh Kim, you are simply amazing...and so are your cards! They are all absolutely stunning!!! So much detail and charm!! Please bring them to the next stamp camp to show!

Linda

The Crafty Den said...

What a fabulous card. The colours are stunning and the digi gingerbread house looks amazing. Can't wait for the new TGF images to be available as they are goregous. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Bee said...

Lovely cards and crafts! Great colouring and a creative approach to using the images :)
- Bee Crafty

Sparkle said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your gingerbread house!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is CRAZY AMAZING and WOW WOW WOW!!!! I LOVE this-it's stunning and one of the most fabulous ideas I've seen w/ her! This is so great, Kim!!!

Michelle said...

kim.this is beyond gorgeous..and is a work of art!
TFS!
michelle.

Elena said...

This card is stunning! The house is an amazing idea! And I really like the colors you chose for coloring Anya!

Susan said...

This is fabulous! I love the colors and the design. She's just too cute for herself!

kadie said...

What an INCREDIBLE idea, Kim!! Gorgeous!! Really stunning...I keep flipping back...can't take my eyes off this masterpiece! Wow!

Cr8ive ME said...

Love your card. It's adorable.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

my5bratz said...

she's gorgeous, don't worry about the door..I imagined she was out walking in the woods and came across this cute little house...and is thinking about taking a bite..lol

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Gorgeous! Nice idea to place in a memory box as a decoration. Really awesome!

ND Stamper Spot said...

Love this card. It reminds me of Hansel and Gretal.

Peggy said...

Adorable card!! I always get warm and fuzzy's when I see gingerbread houses and the addition of Anya is perfect!!

Sue said...

I'm glad you told us how you got that great gingerbread house - thanks! It must be the way you color your Anyas or something, but they look SO MUCH better than most... I think putting this in a memory box to enjoy year after year is a great idea!