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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Inchies and twinchies!

 Jingle Belles is asking for big ideas but small sizes!  This was a fun challenge!  Think big but go small....using 1" or 2" items....I chose squares!  I started by cutting up a bunch of scraps and not using many of them!  LOL



This one used some patterned paper stamped with snowflakes.  One I embossed with Ultra Shimmer Glitter embossing powder and used clear bubbles, the other I used a snowflake charm and brads with some rhinestones.  Stamps are all Unity Stamp Co.


This one is patterned paper cut into 1" squares, mounted on black.  The patterned paper background and stamped sentiment are from Unity Stamp Co.  Added some gold rhinestones for extra sparkle!


This one just sort of came to me!  LOL. White squares, stamped with an H and some eyelets (yes I still have a ton of these)!  Ho Ho Ho!!  Santa gift tag that has been upcycled and some red gems for something extra!

All different but also the same!  Lots of scraps left.....I may make more! :)


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

....and we're back! Happy New Year 2021!

 Happy New Year!!  Jingle Belles is back for their 11th year "taking back December!"  I found them in January 2018, so starting my 4th year!  I love having a ton of cards to pick from come December!  This past year I had planned on at least 4 for each prompt.  I managed to do 4 for most of them and had cards left over!!!  

This first prompt of this new year is to use something new that you have received as a gift (or gifted to yourself with all of the amazing Christmas sales that were happening) and also something old from your stash!



My card today uses new washi tape (from my mother-in-law) and some old green rhinestones (so old in fact that I had to add glue so they would stick!) Also on the old side is the twine (MayArts) and the "joy" wood piece (UnityStampCo).


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

It's a "Banner" year-end!

 We've come to the end of our official creating time at Jingle Belles for this year!  We have been asked to create a card based on the blog banner!


What I used for inspiration is the green and white stripe with the white doily type embellishment nearby.  I also saw the speckled background and the faint script along with the trees!  The red sparkle letters were a giveaway, but had to be included!

I used a piece of blue cardstock, sprayed some watered down white acrylic paint on top and let it dry.  Then selectively stamped the words from a Unity Stamp (a faithful letter), cut some trees (tim holtz woodlands die), added some lacy white ribbon under some green and white dashed ribbon.  added some red sparkle letters (making memories shimmer alpha), "Xmas red" stickles and a gemmed red flower from Michaels!

While it's not my favorite because of the amount of time and little pieces I had to get just right, it's really pretty and festive looking!!

Thanks again Jingle Belles (Stephanie & Lauren) for another great year of projects to keep me on track to have enough cards to save my December from chaos!!


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!!

See you all next year! :)

Sunday, November 15, 2020

GIU Blog Hop!


 Welcome to my blog!  Super excited to be participating in the GIU Blog Hop! 

Unity Stamps can be used in any way shape or form!  

I was asked to create a "thank you" tag to accompany a business gift.  I used ...hope is a beautiful thing.  I have turned this large floral stamp upside down and only used part of it.  The butterfly, while gorgeous, didn't fit the request so I camouflaged it as an additional flower.  Using a "freebie" tag that was included in an order, I measured, printed and cut tags from white cardstock.  Stamped, colored and then used star dust stickles to add that little something extra!  Twine from May arts twine in natural and bella creationz twine in autumn splendor tied in a bow finish them off!



I am currently anticipating the arrival of my order from the sale and loving all the new releases that came out this month!  Unity Stamps are the best for creating beautiful things! :) Edited -- just placed my 2nd order today! :)

I'm the last one on the hop, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, here is the order! :)

Misti 

Denise

Laura

Karen

Jenni (you are here!)

Thanks for looking and be sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win an amazing prize!  

Friday, November 13, 2020

Midnight CLEAR!

 It's getting down to the end at Jingle Belles.  These last few challenges should be the push to the mailing out of all these beautiful cards made all year long!  The current challenge is to use something clear!  To be honest, I had to scratch my head for a minute to figure out what to do!

This snowflake covered clear acetate sheet came in a paper pack purchased a few years ago.....it's just been hanging out since!

It measured 8" x 8" so I cut it into four squares and will make the three additional cards to match!  I used two scraps of coordinating blue and tore one to create the edge.  The Tim Holtz Woodlands thinlits dies I just purchased a few weeks ago!  Used silver sticker paper to create these beautiful trees!  Stamped Merry Christmas in nocturne versafine clair and covered with Wow! ultra shimmer embossing powder!  

Thanks to Jingle Belles to give me a challenge!!!

Monday, November 2, 2020

Holiday Creature Feature!

 I can still use a Halloween analogy.....it was only 2 days ago! LOL The current challenge at Jingle Belles is to feature an animal.  Well here it is again, the reindeer stamp (cheerful prancing) from Unity Stamp Co.!  I didn't realize how much I use this until I've gone back to look at previous cards!  LOL

I started with the blue shaded ones.....


(also used a little Christmas carol and Tim Holtz Woodlands thinlits dies)

then couldn't decide if I liked them, so moved on to the red/black/kraft/plaid ones.....


made a total of 6 cards all together and whether or not I liked them not withstanding.....I have 6 more cards to add to the stash!  I'm at 80 cards!  

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm so glad I found this blog/challenge group!  It definitely saves my December to know that I can start addressing and mailing cards right away and I have so many different choices!!  I don't have to rush and scramble to get cards made!  Thank you Jingle Belles and I'm not done yet!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Another Pink Christmas Card!!

 Got some time this morning to make another Pink Christmas card for Jingle Belles!  This current challenge runs through Wednesday and is all about the Pink Christmas cards to support Breast Cancer Awareness month!  For each pink card linked, the Jingle Belles will be donating $2 to research!

This card I used the Unity Stamp Co. KOM (September 2015 Our Hearts to Yours),  Blessed Baby and A Faithful Letter....also by Unity Stamp Co.  I also added some cotton candy and star dust stickles along with party pink nuvo crystal drops.  I followed a sketch found at MyFavoriteThings.

Right after I took the top picture....everything fell over which is why in the second picture there are some spots missing stickles!  Se la vie!