Thursday, July 2, 2009

Shirley's 2 Girls Twisted Thursday #17!!

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!!

Welcome to Shirley's 2 Girls Christmas In July celebration!! We know it's hardly the weather to be thinking of that Jolly Fat Man in the RED suit...BUT, it's just too darn HOT and we at S2G thought ALL of YOU could use something to 'COOL' off with! For the next three Thursdays, the Design Team will be sharing samples that feature Shirley's 2 Girls Christmas images. We'll still be having the Twisted Thursday sketch challenges, along with some fun twists. But the guidelines for winning will be changed just a bit, and the prizes offered each week will include not only free stamps, but free digi's, adorable Christmas DP, as well as some yummy embellishments!! Oh, and did I tell you that Shirley's 2 Girls is offering FREE SHIPPING FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JULY?!!! Holy Snowballs!!
Here's the sketch for Twisted Thursday #17. It was designed by Pat Dadisman, and the twist this week is to ADD DISTRESSING. My sample uses Mouse Dancing (SG H7). Isn't he just too cute for words? I love the non-traditional color scheme, don't you? And of course I've added some yummo-licious dazzling diamonds to give my dancing mouse the bling that he deserves for the holidays! I'm ashamed to admit that I got my card completely finished before I realized that I hadn't added any distressing - AAAAACCCCKKKK!!! So, I used some of my Pearlescent Lime Green chalk around the edge of my image panel. Does that count? It counts in my book!! LOL

I know you want to play along with us, don't you?!! Well, we'd love to have you join us. Here are the rules:

  • Create a card, following this week’s sketch and ADD DISTRESSING!!
  • For our Christmas In July Twisted Thursdays, we want you to create a CHRISTMAS card by using a Christmas image (hopefully one of ours - but using our images is not required!) Starting TODAY you can purchase DIGI Christmas images and Designer Paper - how cool is that?!! Instant images for your project!!
  • Upload your card to your favorite online gallery and/or your blog. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use the keywords S2GSC17 & shirleys2girls.
  • Post a direct link to your Christmas card using Mr. Linky on the SHIRLEY'S 2 GIRLS CHALLENGE PAGE, using Mr. Linky.
  • The deadline for uploading your card and is Sunday, July 5, 2009 at midnight (PDT).
  • The winner will be chosen using, so everyone has a chance to win. Wanna know what you'll win? The winner (1 a week) will win "an early christmas present" with a variety of S2G CHRISTMAS STAMPS/PAPERS/EMBELLISHMENTS, and the winning Christmas card will be showcased on our new WINNER'S PAGE.
Need some inspiration to beef up your mojo?!! Well check out the fabulous projects that the Shirley's 2 Girls DT has cooked up for you!! And remember to leave them some love!!


Mouse Dancing (Shirleys 2 Girls - SG H7)
INK: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
PAPER: Chocolate Christmas Digi Paper (Funky Fairy Papercrafts), White CS (Neenah), Dark Chocolate CS (PTI), Raspberry Fizz CS (PTI)
ACCESSORIES: Rectangle Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (SU), Self-adhesive Alphabet (Doodlebug Designs), Copic Markers, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin Dimensionals, Pearlescent Chalk (Pebbles, Inc.)

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!!


Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

Your mouse is having soo much fun getting ready... Love your papers!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Karolyn, you are the bomb..... your card rocks! Throw a snowball this way..... It's hotter than hell here (hehe).

Anonymous said...

The image you used is my favorite! I think it is just adorable! I also love colors you used...I love pink and green for Christmas!!

Kelly said...

LOVE the pink and green for an alternative to christmas red and green! Cute mouse-

Justine said...

Love the colors and your wonderful take on this week's challenge. I see that you linked up the S2G challenge blog in your list of DT members, so that answers my question that I just posted on the Group.

Jaspere said...

Wow those colors are awesome and I just love that image too. Great job on the challenge AGAIN.

Terri said...

It is impossible to think of snow when the temps are in the 100's here, but I love that little mouse image! I see you have mastered the "sponging" technique, I knew you could do it and is that "thickers" I see (insert laugh here)?! Super cuteness all around!

Linda said...

Love the colors you have on your card.....FABULOUS card!!

Anne S said...

First time with your challenge, really enjoyed it, can you post some more festive challenges it might make this great weather last longer! x Anne S

Heidi said...

Karolyn- I love this non-conventional christmas card girl! How festive is that!