Last day of Christmas in July Sale & Blog Hop

Monday, July 25, 2011
Hi everyone!
Thank you SO much for all the comments here and also the ones sent to me personally… you guys have made my week with your sweet words of thanks!  Big hugs to all of you!

Today is the last day of our Christmas in July Blog Train and Sale in the shop!  But don't worry, follow me here and sign up for my newsletter so you never miss out of a freebie, coupon or tutorial.

Sundays early mornings before the house rises are usually spent with me doing something for me and I had seen a while back one of my fellow art quilting buddies doing a painted background and adding all kinds of keepsakes as embellishments… now it would have been awesome to share this with you if I could find the darn link!  I just spent an hour going through my history even.  Could have sworn I bookmarked it!  I will find and post so you can see.

Anyways!  It inspired me to create something for our digital stash.  You know, those kits we just LOVE and like to look at too.  Little bits from here and there.  Of course, you can use this for many things, but it's just an idea.  I will share mine when I get it completed.

I made the painted 3" squares from my brushes and paint textures and then created a new stitched grid… can't have a patchwork looking art quilt without stitches! lol

The "painted patches" are on one layer and if you click into your Layer Styles FX try a Color Overlay with your fav color.  You will now have varied hues of the same color. Lay your stitches on top and you have the beginnings of a page to put pieces of your favorite things. :)

Of course you can put pictures too, but since we are all obsessive scrappers and have lots of stash, this seemed like a kewl way to show them off just like quilters do in using their fabric stashes and left over lovelies. I will be taking mine and printing and putting on a piece of stretched canvas or wood with a clear gesso and then adding some things like real pins and thimbles and some added touches of inks and doodles  to celebrate my love of digi, quilting and art. :)

Hope you enjoy and I'd love links back to your art too to see what you come up with!

Here is your download link for Xmas-in-July-25

Here is a list of all the wonderful Designers participating this week for our Christmas in July Blog Train!
Make sure you check back each day for a new freebie.  And be sure you leave a little love for each of them you download!  These girls work hard to bring you these gifts!


  1. gran2boys said...:

    Thanks so much!

  1. DebbieTheBee said...:

    Thank you. This is going to be pretty!

  1. Kim said...:

    Thank you very much :)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Thank you for all the great gifts!!

  1. boop1935 said...:

    thanks for sharing your beautiful gift

  1. LisaTaz said...:

    Thanks again for all the freebies, Cilenia. They're all beautiful!

  1. Joan said...:

    Thank you for all 8 days of your Christmas in July contributions.

  1. Thank you for all the beautiful goodies this week.

  1. senovia said...:

    Thank you!! :) I have lots of ideas for this!

  1. Darlene said...:

    Thanks Cilenia! This is so unique -- love it!

  1. Robin said...:

    Thank you.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Thanks CC! Love everything as always! :)

    <3 iDebbie

  1. LLG Denise said...:

    Thank you, so much, Cilenia, for leaving this link up one extra day. I fell into an exhausted sleep after my first day back at work, and was so happy to see that i have a complete set of this wonderfully unique gifts. Wow!

  1. tajicat said...:

    Thank you so much! :)

  1. CBH said...:

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Aug. 03, 2011. Thanks again.

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