Monday, June 29, 2009

Planning Ahead?

Though it's hot outside and the middle of summer break, it really pays to take some time and think ahead. Did you scramble last Christmas season with last-minute gifts and Christmas cards? Were you up late getting those teacher gifts ready?

Well, there's 6 months ahead of us, so with a little effort, you can find yourself ahead of the game and enjoying the holiday season when it gets here. Am I going all holiday for the next few months?

Nope, I'm not a Christmas fanatic.

But I will have holiday-themed card, gift, and project ideas about once a week from here on out. Sort of like having your own personal coach. We'll "train" these next few months and you'll be in tiptop shape for the Main Event come December.

Tip #1: Christmas in July Stamp Camp registration ends next Monday, July 6. If you can possibly make it, this is a great way to get in the spirit and get the mojo flowing.

Speaking of mojo...

It's time for the mojomonday sketch #93! And we may as well think Christmas.

  • This card idea uses a mix of old and new. Don't you just love the pine branch? That is from the new Autumn Days set available on Wed. It is inked in Always Artichoke and Close to Cocoa. The berry branch, inked with VersaMark, is from that set also.
  • The greeting is from an old set called Warmest Regards. It is inked in Riding Hood Red (retiring).
  • The pattern paper is from the new Tall Tales pattern. Whisper white, close to cocoa and riding hood red make up the remaining cardstock.
  • The cord is from last year's holiday mini-catalog but can be found readily at craft stores. Just make sure you get the stretchy kind as it is much easier to work with.

As always, if you need any supplies you can email me or place your order directly at my business site, 24/7.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Tasha


Anjou Krelovich said...

Very pretty Tasha!

Eugene said...

Christmas already? Geez! Don't tell me I slept away summer and autumn! Lol. Really, a work of art, Tasha. Colors are magical.
Cool cardin',
Rip Van Winkle

Crystal said...

Tasha this is beautiful, love your design, colors and the way you worked the mojo sketch!!! Beautiful card!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tasha I just love the Autumn Days set it is so versatile like what you have done here. Awesome!

Becca said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card. I like it especially for someone who may not want a feminine flair to their cards at all. I love the colors together! I'll be glad to see your Christmas cards once a week. I need inspiration!