I completely missed the opportunity to share a Christmas layout with you apropos of Christmas in July... However I did mostly create the layout in July! So I'm going to share it with you anyway. And, as the sentiment on the The Project Bin stamp I used says; Christmas isn't just a day, it's a state of mind! And I was certainly in a Christmas state of mind as I created this layout! The sentiments in the "Maybe Christmas" collection are rather festive and one can't help but hum Christmas carols as one is creating. And subsequently have the whole household singing Christmas carols and wondering why on earth they are singing Christmas carols in July!! :)
As you have seen me do in the past with The Project Bin stamps, I stamped in two colors; the sentiment itself in the red and the owner of the sentiment (Kris Kringle) in black, on a Basic Grey sticker tag. I like to break the sentiments up so that there is a flow to them. Using two different inks or "surfaces" are ways of accomplishing such tasks. What you cannot tell from either of the pictures is that I traced over the word "Christmas" with a Wink of Stella clear pen for a little added pizzaz. The subtle shimmer looks superb with the twinkle in my sons eye and the other golden shimmer found through out the page.
In addition to this fantastic sentiment from The Project Bin, I also used the Christmas On Market Street collection from My Mind's Eye. I absolutely love this collection. Every year there is a My Mind's Eye collection that just grabs me, this is the one from 2015. I love that the reds and greens are of a different hue than is traditional. The threads of gold through out the collection are fantastic too.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my Christmas in July in August share for the day! Be sure to check out these and other new stamps from The Project Bin. Denise has some great Halloween and Fall stamps that she just loaded into the store too!