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:
“Moonlight Wishes“ is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Cryrogen White Iridescent paper. Cutcardstock Stardream Metallic Opal 12 x 12 paper is used for the card base…so sturdy and creases beautifully! The stocking, moon and parts of her dress are coated with Diamond Stickles and some Glitter Dust. The “pearls” on the moon are made with Viva Decor Pearl pen in Cream. Peeled Paint distress ink is sponged around the image and used to stamp the Lili of the Valley sentiment. Wild Orchid Crafts metal corner, flowers and leaves embellish the card, along with a Prima poinsettia, pearl brad, green pearls and lace from my stash. This delicious design paper is Bo Bunny’s Noel Cutouts– I bought a ton of it last year. Love the four 6 inch designs on the 12×12 cut outs paper! Cardstock from Bazill.