Hooray for Monday!

TWO important postings this morning...
1) "Christmas in July Blog Hop" continues....YIPPEE!
2) New Release day for Paper Pretties...HOORAY!

Today's mini challenge at Catch the Bug is "non-traditional Christmas colors".  I have toned it down today.  My Snowman Ornament #1 card is CAS(clean/simple) . It was created as a masculine Christmas card...so no foo foo LOL

Oh My!  You must check out the other fabulous cards at Bugaboo HERE.

DCWV paper, Fiskar border punches, spellbinders, copics, stitching, ribbon

And now.....Paper Pretties NEW RELEASE DAY ! 

This little fellow ALWAYS makes me smile.  I love happy cards so I just had to choose him to honor on New Release Day at Paper Pretties. And and and, he's at one of my "happy places" .... the WATER!!!!  Check out what the DT has created with the "2" new release images.  You heard correct...TWO new release images today...WOW

Use your imagination...that's a big splash in top left corner LOL
A2 size, lots of pop-ups for waves, copics and an embellishment

Side view of my one-step card



Crafty Pad - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in July
Two Sisters - #48 Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas in July
Paper Sundaes - Christmas in July (10 Combos, 1 of 3)
Jelly Park Friends Friday Challenges - Christmas in July Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Christmas Inspirations - Christmas Theme Anything Goes (1 of 2 Entries)
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes


  1. I am in awe with your cards. They are wonderful and the charm is so cute. I love the waves also. Thanks for the welcome and congrats on the Paper Pretties DT position.

  2. Congratulations on being selected for the Paper Pretties design team spot. Your cards are wonderful as always! Great job!

  3. oh wow such beautiful cards.... I am soooo happy for you... You so deserve to be on the design team..... I always love seeing your wonderful creations.

  4. Welcome to the Paper Pretties team, Cely!! Your card is gorgeous...I am envying the water cuts...is that a die or a border punch? So fun and happy! And, we're practically neighbors--I'm in Charlotte!

  5. Cely
    These cards are wonderful. Glad your Christmas one got posted. I got that punch but wasn't impressed with it until I saw your card.

  6. Congrats on your Paper Pretties spot, Cely! You have knocked that one out of the park, girl! Super duper cute! I love the Bigaboo card, too - finishing mine up, now! :0)

  7. Wonderful cards! Welcome to the Paper Pretties team!!!

  8. Gorgeous card, I love that image :)
    Thanks for joining us for the Jellypark Friends first challenge & we hope to see you again.

  9. Great cards & congrats on the DT spot!
    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Christmas in July Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  10. Such cute cards! Just love your snowman card with the stitching and threaded ribbon. Thanks for joining our first challenge at Jellypark.

  11. Adorable card, and huge congrats on the GDT sopt with Bugaboo.....what an accolade! Thanks for playing along in our Christmas challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD and the very best of luck!

    Ali x

  12. Beautiful cards! So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

  13. Love both of these to pieces, Cely! Fabulous coloring and I really adore the ribbon treatment on the snowman card.

  14. your cards are both so very cute! love the way you did your ribbon on the snowman card. thank you for joining our Christmas challenge at Jellypark Friends! hope you play along again! :)

  15. I love this dog! I hadn't noticed the waves going in opposite directions before, must be because the dog looks more like he's splashing in the waves, a great effect (me too, me too!!!) Great card, Cely.

  16. such a cute christmas card!!!


  17. Wonderful cards! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

  18. Oh....these are both soooo awesome Cely! The first card - snowman - love the pink ornament and the 2nd card.....soooo fun! Love the waves, the blue sky and especially that sentiment! Oh! Speaking of sentiments...you asked me what sentiment I used on my Ruby Christmas Tree card - it's a SU set called Christmas Punch :-)

  19. This is lovely,so pretty and perfect for our Christmas Challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. Thank you for sharing and playing along with us and we hope to see you again next Sunday! Good luck in the draw!

  20. Cute card - love the image!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges

    Crafty Hugs
    Juelmarie DT

  21. Wow! These both are gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes -We hope to see you again soon!


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