That has to be one of my all-time favorite lines from an old film shown always around Christmas... March of the Wooden Soldiers. I always watch it and when I do, I feel like the child I was 40 years ago sitting in my Aunt's living room smelling all the aromas of the holiday cooking that my huge family would feast on later that day...so nice to have such wonderful memories of holidays spent with so many relatives. Today, I watch this film with my son and laugh at all the same parts! My favorite line is when Oliver Hardy is trying to smuggle Stan Laurel into Barnaby's house by sticking him in a big gift box, and the exchange goes something like:
Stannie Dum: I've got a Christmas present for you.
Barnaby: A Christmas gift in the middle of July?
Stannie Dum: Well we always do our Christmas shopping early...
Well, this week The Outlawz are doing their stamping early and our theme for this week's Copic/Promarker Challenge is Christmas in July! We thought it would be fun to give you a jump on making your Christmas cards or at least inspire you with some ideas from our design team and this week's entrants. You will have from now until July 19th to enter our challenge and don't forget to also enter into the Monthly Inlinkz (one entry per week). Our sponsor for the month of July's Copic/Promarker Challenge is:
One random winner will win THREE DIGIS from the Dilly Beans on-line store. Megan's images are edgy and unique and so fun to color. Be sure to check out Megan's new blog here.
For my card, I used a Christmas stamp from Lili of the Valley called "Moonlight Wishes." I so love those stamps! My image is colored with copics, of course -G's, YG's. dress/Y26, 28, 11, W3, W1 moon, R59,39 24, 22 stocking. (I have been redoing my family room and making this card around a crew of workers was not easy- I apologize for not noting specific colors).
Let's see what card ideas you have for the upcoming Christmas holiday! Head on over to the Outlawz Blog to get into the spirit! Have a great day and thanks always for your kind comments.