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Saturday, August 6, 2011

(2011 Card #93) Christmas in August

Christmas in August is the challenge at Simon Says.  I used a free digi  4 Calling Birds from Beccy's Place.  I printed several times with different patterned paper and Paper Pieced the 4 Calling Birds.  Dies from Spellbinders: Classic Circles and Lacy Circles. Title printed on vellum & attached with ribbon.  Zigzag stitched background papers.

My cards are rarely the standard 4 1/2 X 5 1/2 inch size, soooo this one which is 5 1/8 X 6 inch meets the requirement at Mark's Finest Papers for this week's challenge Anything but standard card size.

This was truly an experiment for me.......I had a hard time printing on the dp, because I was so careful to place it over the image "just right for the pattern to be in strategic places" and Whamo #!@#&*#!  I must have bumped a key and it would print just a little bit off!!!!!!
I like the paper pieced look, so I will probably try this technique next time with stamps!

The 4 Calling Birds  look like they are definitely following Ps 148:7-10  Briefly:  Praise the LORD you creatures of the earth & flying birds!  What a wonderful thing to be able to Praise Him for not only creating the earth, but especially for Jesus our Creator who stepped down from Heaven to become man while still being God...so that he could be the sacrifice for our sins so that we might have eternal life with Him.

Challenges:
SimonSaysChristmas in August
OurDailyBreadODBDSLC71 Notions-Seamstress
CardPatternsSketch 127
StampTVSTVFRIJH3 - For the Birds
StampinSistersInChrist:  Ch #100 Ps 148:7-10 
TheStampingBotiqueLatteLounge:  August-Progressive anything goes 
MarksFinestPapers:  Ch #67 - Anything but Standard 4 1/2 X 5 1/2" card

12 comments:

  1. this is super sweet, luv the cute colored image, thanks for the inspiration with Christmas cards, is never to early....hope your day is fantastic!

    enjoy *~*

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  2. Wow, what a great card Lagene, and a very novel way to use the image... I'm very impressed! It certainly looks like you put a lot of time and energy into making it. Someone is going to be very happy to receive this Christmas greeting from you!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  3. Oh is that cute, never have seen that image. You colored it wonderfully and I am feeling guilty now that I haven't started my Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

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  4. Oh what an ADORABLE card!!!!! I also wanted to THANK YOU SO MUCH for your very sweet comment on my blog!!! I'm SO thankful she liked it!!!

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  5. Love the non Christmas colour, super sweet, thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  6. What a great card! And a great take on this week's challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

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  7. What a cute card!! I just love all the pink and the darling image!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge.

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  8. Well, I guess our challenge was an easy one for you, then, Lagene - since your cards are usually NOT an A2 size! THat is good. :) These birds are so cute, and I'm impressed you've done this many Christmas cards already this year! You go, girl! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

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  9. What a great layout and pretty colors. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends challenge. It is a pleasure to visit and see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  10. AWWWW...totally cute card Lagene! Thank you for playing the ODBDSLC this week! Hugs ~S~

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  11. This is so adorable, Lagene. I love how you used pink for your Christmas card.

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