Thursday, July 22, 2010

Frosty in July QKR Stampede Blog Hop!

Hi there hoppers! Welcome to our July Design Team Blog hop for QKR Stampede! We are so happy you have decided to hop along with us. If you just arrived from Carol's Blog then you are on the right track. If you started here, please head back to the QKR Stampede Blog, and start hopping along from the beginning. Trust me, you don't want to miss any of these "Frosty in July" cards we have for you.

As you can see from the title and the previous blogs (weren't they great???!!!!), we are featuring Christmas and Winter images this month. Well here is my card. So mine isn't so "frosty", but it is still Christmasy (I don't think that is a word...lol). I choose this image for a reason. My oldest brother and his family just moved from the Orlando, FL area to Dallas, TX. I thought this image would be adorable to send them on a card this holiday. Which will be their first in TX. Here is a close-up of the cactus image.

Oh, I guess it would help if I told you the name of this cute cactus image...It is called Christmas Cactus (ironic...lol), and you can find this image and many other Christmas images right HERE in the QKR Stampede Store. So, I colored the image with markers, and added some stickles to the lights and the ornaments. I just love that little snake peeking out behind too...lol. I layered the image onto some PP from TAC. The sentiment is also from QKR Stampede and is called "Cowboy Christmas". I thought it went perfect with the cactus. I stamped it in black ink, and then went over the whole thing with red stickles. I was originally just going to do the Christmas word, but got a little too excited...ha ha. Here is a close up of my over-excited stickles experience.Last, I added some ribbon, and buttons. Well I was so glad to be able to share this card with you using these great QKR Stampede images.

Now it is time to hop on over to SARAH'S blog and see what she has in store for you.

Don't forget if at anytime you get "lost" along the hop, just head on over to the QKR Stampede Blog, and pick up from there. Oh, and don't forget to leave some comments for us along the way. We love to "hear" your thoughts!

11 comments:

Carol said...

Super cute, Jess . . . I LOVE the "over-excited" Stickles experience . . . !!! Terrific colors and awesome coloring of that cactus image (especially the little snake!).

Barb said...

How fun is this card! Well done!

Holly said...

LOL - overexcited about using Stickles - sounds like me! Hee hee hee! Love the Christmas cactus card!

Jerusha said...

Love this card. Cowboy Christmas - I have never had one of those. Lovely! Fun!

Chrissy D said...

Jessica- love the buttons and the stickles look great over the text...I never think of that! Great idea! TFS!

Ceal said...

super cute Jessica. love the cowboy Christmas

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job Jessica. I'm sure that card will be loved by your brother and his family. I think since we live in an area that gets snow, we forget that some places have very warm Christmas' Very cute!

racinggrandma61 said...

I just love this image. It is soooo adorable.

Nora said...

This is really cute, perfect for your brother! Makes me miss my Christmases in Hawaii! ;) I like the way the paper has the scratchy look, goes with the cactus!

Sandy said...

Ha! This is so cute! Bet your brother will love it.

Jessica L said...

What a fun card! I love all the bling going on here!