Friday, July 27, 2012

Christmas in July!

Last summer we did a lot of Kayaking.. with the kids, in doubles and in singles. We all loved it. My sister and brother in law had a set of kayaks that the kids would use at the shore and of course, when we were "bored" we rented them at local lakes or state parks. 

July 2011 - Codorus State Park

Low and behold, it was Christmas in July here  ... 1SG purchased two kayaks... of course for him and I ... the kids will have to behave .. ask nicely ..when they want to use them.. {wink wink}. 


We took them out on Tuesday  evening for about 2 hours. A local creek about 4 miles from the house. It was alot of fun. I was so excited I for the coolers with out water bottles and my camera to take pictures while on the water!!  


Since its like Christmas with out new gifts...why not get a few Christmas cards together! I used some new with the old. 


Here is the new Christmas Blessings set and colored it as best I could. I paired with with retired Jolly Holiday designer series paper.


I used the August Guest Designer Challenge that was posted early on Splitcoaststampers. Its a fun sketch and I will keep it in my sketch book for later! 

The August Guest Designer Challenge 

Its also Christmas in July at the Bloggers Challenge, so two challenges in one... thinking Christmas makes these 100 degree temperatures a little more bearable! I dont want to remind you that it is just shy of 5 months until that day any way... {WHAT????!!!!} 

Thank you for stopping by! Hug the ones you love!
 Have a great day! 


Basement Stamper said...

what a great gift, I'm sure you will enjoy using them! Love the head start on the Christmas cards!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty - love the poinsettia! Enjoy the kayaks, we own three! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!