Tuesday, December 3, 2019

It's a "banner" holiday!

This is the last official post for Jingle Belles this year!  I'm very proud of myself!  I only missed one prompt!  

This last one of the year is all about the beautiful Jingle Belles banner!  It changes each year and this card was inspired by it!  

Used Unity Stamps from ....cheerful prancing (p.s. they are having a big sale right now!) and mostly stuff from my stash!  snowflake embossing folder, scalloped border die cut that I cut the center out of us and shrunk it down to a square, doily and some pearl beads.

I have assembled quite a stash of cards all ready to be addressed and mailed!  This is the best thing that I have done for myself!  I used to sit and make cards until 1-2 am several nights in December!  I don't have an official total count as I've donated some and sold some along the way, but I have 45 here finished.....several more in the process of being finished and more design ideas in my head!  Can't wait to get started again in January! Thank you Jingle Belles!  Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Baby It's COLD outside!

Being a (now) Floridian has changed my concept of "cold!"  Being that I'm originally from Michigan...I KNOW COLD!!  But with out latest cold's definitely cold by Florida standards! Jingle Belles Rock has asked for warm weather gear on the next cards...hats, scarves, gloves, socks, mittens, jackets, etc.

These cuties are exactly what I need!  Warm fuzzy socks!  The stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.  I colored them in two different themes...the Florida version and the everyone else version! LOL

The blue paper is from BoBunny and the red polkadot is from My Minds Eye.  All else is stamped, colored and cut!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Critters of Christmas!

It's all about the animals!  Jingle Belles is asking for all the Christmas critters you can come up with!  I love my Unity Stamps for this challenge!  Lots of animals!  I chose the reindeer from .....cheerful prancing for this challenge!  I've made tons of cards using this set!  It's got it all!

I stamped them all on white cardstock, added some patterned paper (mostly scraps) that had been punched with a scalloped edge (stampin up scallop punch), added some jute twine (may arts) and there ya go!  

Friday, October 4, 2019

Happy Hanukkah!

Not everyone celebrates Christmas!  There are a lot of other denominations that celebrate in December as well!  Jingle Belles are asking for cards for the other holiday's celebrated.  I do need a few Hanukkah/Winter cards and found some inspiration on Pinterest.

This first one is inspired by a Birthday card I made.....instead of multi color tape, I used blue.  I hand drew the flames and stamped the letters.

This second card was made by using a snowflake punch and some pearl bead drops from my stash.  Printed sentiment and there you have it!  Not sure how it will mail with the beads, but maybe a local delivery will work!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Peace on Earth

The current card challenge at Jingle Belles is for peace!  Couldn't we all use more peace in our lives?! 

Somewhat plain and simple, but elegant just the same.  Printed the branches onto watercolor paper, blended Tim Holtz Stormy Sky and Stampin Up Not Quite Navy to make the sky.  While the ink was still damp, I sprinkled on some WOW! Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter.  I saw a tip that suggested if the glitter is somewhat loose to spray it with hairspray to keep it from flaking off.  It seemed to help, but was still a little flaky.

This is still a work in progress!  I printed several copies of the tree and will continue to tweak it until I absolutely love it!  I love it now, but I know that it has much more potential!  So for now, I'm submitting it as is!

Monday, September 9, 2019

12 Days of Christmas

The current holiday card prompt at Jingle Belles is the create something with a number (i.e. 25 or 12 days of Christmas).  With nothing to be found in my stash I went to Pinterest!  Printed myself some images and viola!

Clearly not the best picture!  LOL  Used some Christmas pack scraps and my printed partridges and came up with these!  

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tag it!

The current challenge at Jingle Belles is to "tag it!"  I went digging and found some cute tags, but the two cards I have made.....used plain tags!  Anything goes!

This first one is using scraps that I have pulled form my scrap box!  The Santa is lifted from a up-cycled card. 

This one I think is my favorite!  Perfect chance to say NEVER THROW ANYTHING AWAY!  The tag used here was basically trash!  I embossed it with the wrong folder....I then used it to punch the star out for another was in the trash pile!  I added some gold paper and another up-cycled card sentiment and some gold bling and here we are!  

Thanks for looking!