Friday, September 20, 2019

Goodwill to Men

We're still singing about PEACE at Jingle Belles this week ... remember, you can use the word, the symbol or just create something that says *PEACE* to you.


Lauren says, "The peaceful scene I've used as a focal point is a beautiful journal card from the "Snow and the City" collection by an Italian paper company called Ciao Bella, which i got at my lss Paper Anthology last December. The background panel- with the birch trees- is actually the cover from a holiday catalog! Apart from that, I added a couple of skinny white mats, a diecut sentiment, part of a doily and three glittery copper snowflakes. Et voila, La Paix!"


Stephanie says, "This prompt was the perfect week to recycle this laser cut forest.  I mounted it with foam tape on a sky blue background and then added my Impression Obsession Die Cut Cardinals and a vintage wood block PEACEful sentiment from A Muse."


Friday, September 13, 2019

PEACE on Earth

Description:This week at Jingle Belles we're all about PEACE ... we're creating cards that feature the Peace Symbol, the word Peace, or a scene that evokes peace for you.

Here's how we were inspired:




Stephanie says, "My peace symbol stencil was in a book of protest stencils that I recently purchased at a Museum Exhibit of the Velvet Revolution.  I used three colors of Distress Oxide Ink and my magical stenciling brushes.  I added some punched branches and a peace flower before stamping my Wordsworth Square Peace wood block stamp."


Lauren says, "I've been participating in "30 days of gel printing" on Instagram and one of this week's prompts was pigment inks. Since I'd never used pigment inks with my gel plate, I went looking for a video and found this absolute treasure from Birgit Koopsen and became completely hooked. So when I realized I had the PERFECT Avery Elle stamp set and all it needed was an interesting but flat background, I went to town! To finish off I added a couple of mats and a beautiful stacked snowflake held on with an Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brad."

Link your PEACE-full cards here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, September 25th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:19:19.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

3 French Hens

We loved seeing the creative ways you created with the 12 Days of Christmas ... here are Three of the shining French Hens of the group.




framed these adorable images ... we love how both 1 & 2 are doing hand crafts, while 3 is all about the wine and bread (my kind of hen).  The background is lovely and the coloring is perfection.




created the perfect little scene for her three french hens ... don't they look like they're having a conversation about what Santa is going to bring them?



colored these two lovely turtle doves ... we loved the texty and snowy background papers.

And the winner of our prize giveaway is 



E-mail SmilynStef at aol dot com and I'll get your goodies in the mail.


We'll see you at midnight where we'll all be saying *Serenity Now*.

Friday, September 6, 2019

My True Love Gave to Me ...

This week we're still making holiday cards that features a numeral (like 25) or that features one of the elements from the song The 12 Days of Christmas, so break out those...


  • Twelve Drummers Drumming
  • Eleven Pipers Piping
  • Ten Lords a Leaping
  • Nine Ladies Dancing
  • Eight Maids a Milking
  • Seven Swans a Swimming
  • Six Geese a Laying
  • Five Golden Rings
  • Four Calling Birds
  • Three French Hens
  • Two Turtle Doves
  • and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Here is how we were inspired:



Stephanie says, "I had a sheet of these fun Crate Paper December Calendars, so I went with the numbers this week. I added several other elements from the same Crate Paper Collection on top of a coordinating Pink Paint Chip. I finished with some epoxy snowmen & dots, glittery stars, and a sentiment that makes a second reference to December 25th."



Lauren says, "I elected to go with numerals again, in the form of a fun date sticker and a super cute Jenni Bowlin Holiday Bingo Card in digital/printable version. I've owned the kit for yeaaaaaars and still use it constantly; my favorite part is that I can scale and print them to literally any size I need. In addition, I've got some ancient Echo Park patterned paper, various stickers, a couple of borders, twine, round brads... it's all here, in nice flat, mailable form. Gotta love that, right?"



Remember to link your cards up by Wednesday at 6pm EST for a chance to win the fun prize.

Friday, August 30, 2019

12 Days of Christmas

Description:For the next holiday card prompt, we're making a card that features a numeral (like 25) or that features one of the elements from the song The 12 Days of Christmas, so break out those...


  • Twelve Drummers Drumming
  • Eleven Pipers Piping
  • Ten Lords a Leaping
  • Nine Ladies Dancing
  • Eight Maids a Milking
  • Seven Swans a Swimming
  • Six Geese a Laying
  • Five Golden Rings
  • Four Calling Birds
  • Three French Hens
  • Two Turtle Doves
  • and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Here is how we were inspired this week:


Stephanie says, "I found this vintage illustration of the 12 Days of Christmas in a Christmas Ideals book, so I scanned it and resized the first six days for the front of my card ... I just love those drawings.  All I added was a sticker sentiment and a wrap of neutral ribbon on a teal card base."




Lauren says, "I opted for the "feature numerals" version of the prompt, and I incorporated them via a fun little December calendar journaling card from Simple Stories. The calendar wound up being more covered up than I had imagined because I got very involved in framing up pretty bits of patterned paper with these ancient chipboard circle frames I found buried deeeeeeeeeeeeep in my holiday stash! I really love them, though, so I guess I'm ok with the limited view of the calendar. (Let's face it December always winds up being a bit of a blur anyway, right?)"



And we'll pick one lucky participant to win this fun little holiday giveaway (the stamp set includes the matching dies).

Link any number of amazing "12 Days of Christmas" creations right here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, September 11th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:19:18.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Tag-A-Licious!

So many beautiful tag-centric creations in the gallery this fortnight. As always, you guys made it VERY difficult to only feature a few, but here are three that especially tickled our fancy:


...layered a small circle tag onto a larger rectangle tag with all the trimmings. We are definitely in favor of tags-on-tags!


...made not one, but two, beautiful and intricate tags that tuck into a specially-made pocket card!

...broke the mold of ordinary rectangles and circles with this extraordinary BELL-shaped tag creation!

Many thanks to everyone who participated, we truly enjoy seeing EVERY SINGLE CREATION! We'll be back at midnight with a brand new theme; we hope we can count on seeing you then!

Friday, August 23, 2019

TAGS! (Again!)

We're still making tags OR holiday cards which incorporate tags; and you still have time to join the fun, which we hope you will! Here's how we were inspired to create with tags this week:


Stephanie says, "This week's tag card was so easy, it almost felt like cheating ... so much so that I made several.  Pre-made silver/gold card base; 3-D glitter star tag; and sticker sentiment.  To be honest, you have some people on your card list that won't appreciate a card that takes 2 hours to make ... and these cards are for them."



Lauren says, "I'm usually more of a "cards which incorporate tags" kind of girl; but this year my card stash seems pretty healthy, so I've had fun making tags which will get attached to giftbags in December. Once again, I've made two tags that coordinate, because I have a specific pair of recipients in mind. I think everyone knows I love Doodlebug Design- especially their stickers- and I've used LOTS of them here! One of my favorite ways to use smaller items... like stickers or brads... is to frame and cluster them. Having said that, I have no problem with letting things overlap the edge of the frame, or even the edge of the tag for that matter!"

Scroll down to the original post (just below this one) to see the amazing readers' gallery and link up your own tag-centric creations!