Friday, July 6, 2012

Christmas in July Challenge #1

Hi guys! It's time for our first Christmas in July Challenge for 2012. Here's the challenge:


Make a Christmas card using a hand stamped, digital stamped or Cricut cut image of an animal, and any colors you'd like! 


You have until Sunday, July 8th, midnight EDT to get your card entered in Mr Linky. On Monday, July 9th, I'll use random.org to pick a winner for a fun prize!


I can't wait to see your animal Christmas cards! For my Christmas card I used Hello Kitty and Cardz TV Stamps "Here Kitty". Thanks for watching!








46 comments:

  1. so adorable! love that paper stack.

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  2. Love your card. (as always! lol)
    http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

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  3. Adorable card I look so forward to see what you've created and Mary I must say you've never not brought it!! You are so extremely talented and I so appreciate you and what you do! God gave you a gift and bless you for being so generous for sharing your gift with us.

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  4. Your card is darling!

    Annette
    mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

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  5. Oooh, Christmas in July......

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  6. Good morning Mary. Loved the music. I am having so much fun with these cards. I did spend a couple days in the hospital and am just catching up to card #4 but what fun. Can't wait to make this one. I am also making the card version that is in the book so double fun. Thank you for inspiring me. Regina

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  7. Mary
    You never cease to amaze me. Your cards are so inspiring. I can do good at the images but have trouble with the card base. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Such a cute card!! I love the Hello Kitty image! What a great challenge!!
    Kristan

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  9. Opps, Mr Linky changed and I made a mistake
    if you can remove #6 because it is not a Christmas card for this challenge... thanks.

    It was a bit hot to think of Christmas, but I did it, one more done..whoo hoo!!!
    thanks for the fun challenge,
    Carol N<><

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  10. Hello Mary!! I just love your video! Hello Kitty is the cutest!
    This is my very 1st challenge and I had a blast making this cute little puppy. She made me think of your sophie!! ;)

    Thanks for all the great inspiration and fun! Hope Christmas in July helps you stay cool!
    CelesteM

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  11. So so cute!!! My daughter Gia said "Aww mommy Mary did a great job with the "meowly Christmas" lol ... love it Mary!!!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  12. Fun challenge! I now have 1 Christmas card ready to go, only 99 more to make!

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  13. Wonderful video & card!! I love Hello Kitty, especially living in Japan but sadly I do not have this cartridge.

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  14. Hi, I have been following this blog and your Cricut blog for awhile now.Love the Hello Kitty series you have been doing. So wish I had gotten that cartridge before it became unavailable :( Anyway, I have finally entered one of your challenges instead of just admiring from afar. Thanks for all of your awesome work and for offerring these challenges.

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  15. Thanks for the opportunity to once again enter one of your challenges! I absolutely love your designs!! I'm sure you can see your influence in my card. Best of luck to everyone!

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  16. This was a really fun challenge!

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  17. I'd like to enter, but there is no Mr. Linky on this page. Can you put it in an obvious spot, please? Thanks!

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    1. As always, Mr Linky is prominently displayed under the video, honey, with 21 entries! Looking forward to seeing what you've created! :o)
      Hugs,
      Mary

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    2. I see it :-). Had to re-start by browser to make it display. Thanks!

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  18. Yeah, my first card challenge. You will always be my first! :)

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  19. Love all the Hello Kitty cards you have been making! This Christmas one is adorable! Thanks for the fun challenge! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm loving your Hello Kitty series. That is one I wish I had. I'm glad to have time to play.

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  21. This was a fun challenge to do Mary!
    I too love the Hello Kitty cards~I think I need that cartridge now.
    Rachelle

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  22. This was a fun challenge! I love everyone's ideas too!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  23. This was a fun challenge. I used my first action wobble on my card. It was nice to think of winter since it was 105 degrees here today in AZ.

    Thanks.
    Tara
    Craftin Desert Divas

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  24. I just linked up my card for this challenge!!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  25. Your Hello Kitty cards are adorable! Love watching your videos. Thanks for another fun challenge :-)

    Linda
    http://www.craftingwithnana.blogspot.com

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  26. I am a newbie to our site and I just love your tutorials !!!! You have inspired me to pull out the "bug" again!!!! I just linked up my entry! Hopefully I'll be the lucky winner, cos I love your stamps!

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  27. I was digging around looking for inspiration this summer and I found your site. I always love a challenge! It looks like I've linked twice though--not sure how I did that?! So sorry

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  28. Mary I love all of your videos and quick tips...I have learned so many good ideas from all your cards. Thanks for all the hard work you do to put the videos out and for keeping up your blog. I know it is a lot of hard work and you need to know that YOU are APPRECIATED !!!
    Dena
    denacline88@hotmail.com

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  29. Mary, another cute card. I just love Hello Kitty! Thanks for inspiring so many of us here in cyber-space.
    Blessings,
    Belinda
    http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com

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  30. I love your card! Now you have me wanting to buy that cartridge after seeing all of the darling cards you have made with it! Thank you for the challenge. I was so happy that I had the time to do your challenge, as you always give me that little "push" I need to get those creative juices flowing.
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  31. Fun challenge Mary! I remember when Hello Kitty was so popular. I like your card & really like your background you have on your blog.

    Blessings~ Beth & Emily
    motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com

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  32. This challenge was fun. Good Luck Everyone!

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  33. I so love your darling Hello Kitty card!!! I think I'm gonna have to get that stamp set now! I'm running a bit late with my card but am getting it in on time!!! I so love Christmas in July!!! Great way to get a head start on my cards and feel just a little bit cooler in this insane heat!!! :)

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  34. What an adorable card you always inspire me.

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  35. Always so cute Mary! I love all your creations! This was a great challenge! Thanks!

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  36. Thanks for such a wonderful and fun challenge. This is a great way to ready ourselves for the holidays.

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  37. Love your Hello Kitty card Mary! You are inspiring me to pull out that cartridge and make a project with it.

    Thanks for posting this challenge and allowing me to participate!

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
    HappyScrapper64@bex.net

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  38. I hope my linke on Mr. Widget worked. If not, here it is. http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/cardswap/index.php/topic,3855.0.html

    Thanks.

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  39. OOPS! Soooo sorry for my goof up. I put in the wrong card when entering the challenge.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  40. Did another card
    http://tanyaisiscreations.blogspot.com/2012/07/i-loved-doing-x-mas-in-july-challenge.html#links

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