Friday, October 22, 2021

Not a CREATURE was stirring

We're asking you to break out the animals for this week's holiday card … it could be a sweet little sheep or perhaps a Reindeer … okay, or even a monster or a Yeti if you're in a Halloween mood and want to stretch the theme (you know we're notorious stretchers).

Here's what we created this week:



Stephanie says, "You knew I'd be stretching, right? I have these fun Star Wars tags in my stash, so I couldn't resist a little Christmas friendship card (Darth Vader & a Storm Trooper are Creatures in my book).  My layout is a World Card Making Day Sketch from Sketch ~N~ Scrap."




Lauren says, "I've chosen a film reference too, by enacting one of my favorite moments from "Elf"... when Mr. Narwhal bids farewell to Buddy as he sets off on his Quest. I've used Lawn Fawn's adorable Winter Narwhal and Pebbles' Fairly Accurate Map to make that work."

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And for some extra-fun we'll randomly choose one lucky participant to win the Chunky Christmas Stamp set by Cathy Zielske from Simon Says Stamp.


Link your creature-featuring cards right here by 6pm Eastern, on Wednesday, November 3rd. Keyword for galleries etc is JB-21-22.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Pretty in Pink!

Wow! The cards for the Pink Christmas challenge are always some of our favorites, but this year you guys have totally taken things to the next level and we could not be more impressed! We'll shout out to a few of those in a minute, but first some important bookkeeping: There were 59 cards linked up (counting the extras that kind folks added into their posts!) and 59 x $4 means that we will be contributing $236 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Thanks very much for helping us, and for doing it so creatively! Meanwhile, here are a few Pink Christmas cards that especially caught our eye:


...created her pretty pink confection that combines everything we love on a card: beautiful papers, sparkly diecuts and satin ribbons! 


...made a beautifully artful background with alcohol inks, and found the sweetest mouse imaginable (with jingle bells!) to be the star of her adorable tag!


...made a sophisticated and elegant nature-themed card with perfect pink accents! 

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Many thanks to everyone who played along, we truly loved seeing EVERY card and are thankful for EVERY dollar you helped us raise for the BCRF. We'll be back at Midnight with a brand new prompt that we hope will stir up your creativity!

Friday, October 15, 2021

Think PINK!

It's another week of PINK creations to support Breast Cancer Research. Remember, for every predominantly PINK holiday card you link-up in the post directly below this one, Stephanie & Lauren will each donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (and just a reminder to do those self-exams and get your annual Mammogram).

Here's how we created in PINK this week.




Stephanie says, "The Santa Baby papers from Prima are some of the most lovely holiday papers. I used them (together with one vertical piece from Dress My Craft Christmas Bells).  I used the layout from The Sketchy Challenges to put it all together.  The finishing touches were some pink enamel dots and some gold sticker strips." 



Lauren says, "This week's card was as fast to make as last week's Pink Couch card was slow! After I made a design of seven or eight miscellaneous washi tapes featuring every shade of pink and red in my collection and topped it with pink poinsettias from MME's (older) Sugar Plum collection, all I needed was an anonymous diecut sentiment, a few Eyelet Outlet Glitter Enamel Dots and a bit of machine stitching, et voila!"

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Friday, October 8, 2021

I'm dreaming of a PINK Christmas

If you've played along with us in other years, you may already know that at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ we always devote the first theme of each October to making pink holiday cards as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and that for each card that gets linked up, we (Stephanie and Lauren) each donate two dollars to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (yep that's $4 total for each card linked-up)

There aren't many rules for this challenge other than the fact that each card has to be newly made; it has to have a winter holiday theme; and it has to feature PINK prominently. Of course your whole card need not be pink, and you can combine other colors with the pink



Here is how we celebrated went PINK CHRISTMAS this week:




Stephanie says, "I started with a pile of pink designer papers that I assembled using a World Cardmaking Day sketch from Sketch ~N~ Scrap.  When I pulled in the floral holiday paper, I decided it reminded me of the Taylored Expressions In Bloom Background, so I stamped it in pink on my background designer paper.  Then I pulled out the Taylored Expressions Mythical Grumplings and Simple Strips Christmas to finish my design.  My final embellishment was a pink glittery snowflake to complete the sketch design."



Lauren says, "When I saw Lawn Fawn's 'Window Scene, Winter' stamp set at Paper Anthology I let out a little squeak of joy, because as a matter of fact, I own a couch a bit like that one (there's a pic on my blog) which sits directly in front of a large and dramatic window. The real-life couch truly is pink, though the rest of the room is a bit more neutral. And we've never had a plaid tree, but the blue spruce that I cover with my vintage ornament collection each year sits exactly where the tree from LF's 'Joy to All' is in the card. There are Eyelet Outlet Pink Pearls on this tree, and (white) snowflake sequins in the shaker that's behind the window frame, which is diecut using the add-on 'Window Frame' die set."


Link your beautiful PINK CHRISTMAS cards right here, by 6pm (est) on Wednesday, October 20th. Keyword for galleries and flickr is JB-21-21.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

SNOW Much Fun!

There was so much SNOW-y goodness in the Jingle Belles gallery.

Here are a few of our favorites featuring the white stuff.




stole our hearts with her plaid reindeer on her unique snowy background.




shared this amazing snowman with these fun sledding mice ... super-cute.




used stamps from three different companies with masking and inking to create this fabulous snowy scene.




Come back at midnight for our annual October cause.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Let is Snow! Let it Snow!

This week we're still asking you create projects that celebrate the white stuff - you know ... SNOW however you like it ... snowballs, snowmen, snowflakes ... you get the picture.

Here's how we played with SNOW this week:


Lauren says, "I made a funky snowy background for my sweet Doodlebug Snowman, using an older Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card stamp and some ancient KI Memories Snowflake Lace Paper on top. I don't think Core'dinations makes that woven-effect cardstock any more (which is a bit of a pity, imo) but I still have a few scraps left and this rich purple/indigo was perfect both for framing my Lawn Fawn sentiment and the snowy panel, as well."



Stephanie says, "I started with the Hero Arts Every Which Way Stencil in two shades of blue Distress Oxide Ink (Speckled Egg & Tumbled Glass). Next I stamped lots of snowflakes from Hero Arts Stacking Snowflakes using Black Ink.  I finished with a snow-filled snow globe from Hero Arts Make Your Own Snow Globe stamped in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a sentiment from Stacking Snowflakes."

Friday, September 24, 2021

Dashing through the SNOW

For our next prompt we're asking you create projects that celebrate the white fluffy flakes of snow … it might be snowmen, snowflakes or just snowfall, but include some snow on your cards.

Here's how we got SNOW-y this week.


Stephanie says, "This Penny Black Snowman Joy is my favorite snow person.  I feel the same joy when I'm outside feeling snowflakes falling on my face.  I'm a full-on four-seasons gal, but Autumn and Winter are my favorites.  I started with Core'dinations Cardstock that I embossed with Sizzix Winter Snowflakes 3D Embossing Folder and then sanded to expose the core.  I sprayed on some iridescent shimmer spray for over all sparkle and then splattered with white acrylic ink after I had attached my snowman and the Penny Black Merry Christmas Sentiment."


Lauren says, "Every six months or so, I remember that I own quite a few truly beautiful embossing folders... luckily, this is one of those times. I embossed some dramatic purple Core'dinations cardstock and then sanded it to get a cool two-tone effect. I matted it on purple shimmer paper and then a scrap of one of my favorite (older) Blue Fern Studios "Eclectic Charm" patterned papers from Paper Anthology and stacked my Tattered Snowflakes layers, topped with an Eyelet Outlet XL Snowflake Bling, et voila!"

Link your snowy masterpieces right here, by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, October 6th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB-21-20.

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