Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Summer riding and Christmas in July!

These are two total contradictions, opposites and some of my favorite things! I love to bike ride. When I was living in Ohio, I used to ride quite often. They just opened up a new bike path and there was an entrance right at the end of my Mom's road, just half a block away! I'd ride up a couple of miles and then back every morning. My legs never looked so good! But they never looked as good and long as Miss I-Wish-I-Looked-So-Good-on-a-Bike-abella! She's one of my newest babies and I adore her! I colored her with my Tombow markers and her paper is from DCWV's Summer mat stack. I had to use my cuttlebug with her. She just makes me happy!

I did the Christmas Shopper for our challenge Deb put out on the StampCrazyColorBox yahoo group for over the weekend. Deb and Ami, I made her just for you! Isn't she fabulous? And I so love to Christmas shop! I adore her retro look and she just reminds me of a better, simpler time. She's made by a fabulous local stamping company called smARTworks. They have wonderful designs and it's hard to pick just one or two of them. Stop by and take a look at them sometime. I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils and OMS, her paper is from Joann's open stock and so is the leather tie. I adore her!

So when you're really hot from riding that bike, be it outdoors or a stationary bike inside, try and cool down by thinking about your Christmas shopping!


Marji said...

This is so cute! I love the paper you used and all of the colors.

Ami said...

AUGHGHGHHGHGHG I so love it. She is fabulous! What a terrific card. You are great at finding these things just like Deb. I love it. I haven't even started on my Christmas Challenge yet :) I am procrastinating because I was looking at this retro Santa image on sideshowstamps. But now I love this one. She is too cool! Great job.

deb said...

Just what Ami said, You are holding out on US! WHERE DID THAT COME FROM??? NEED WANT GOTTA HAVE!!

Danni said...

Love the bella!
I bet Ami and Deb really fell in love with the shopping one. It's very nice--great colors!

Scrappie said...

I love your cards! Especially the Bella one!
Jessica aka Glitter Bella

Christi said...

Both of your cards are adorable!! Love them!

Kim said...

Beautiful cards! I love them both!!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Lynn said...

These are fantastic cards, I love the embossing and colors on the Bella and the retro card is perfect!

Krista said...

They are beautifull!!!