Saturday, January 1, 2011

it's RESOLUTION-ary!!!!

hello, welcome, and happy new year!

for the rest of 2011, jingle belles will debut a new christmas card prompt each friday morning; but the symbolism of starting our project on the first day of a new month, of a new year, just seemed too wonderful to resist! (plus, we're so excited, we couldn't wait another six days to get going!)

so without further ado, the prompt for CARD ONE is:

something old, something new!

(told ya...we're ALL ABOUT the symbolism, here!)


make a holiday card using one of your favorite old products and one of the cool new things you've just been given for christmas and cannot wait to tear into ...OR... recycle one of the holiday cards you received in 2010 by combining it with something new you've been hoarding (yeah, we all do that) ...OR... combine vintage found items with a funky modern style! ...OR... well, go any direction you like, but combine OLD AND NEW in an interesting way on a holiday card!

here's what we did:

lauren's card

for old i've got a poem and illustration from a vintage "ideals" magazine, plus a bit of vintage sheet music; for new i have some fancy recollections' christmas tree stickers, a super-cool fabric brad, and some of my very favorite may arts leaf ribbon--of which my darling stef gave me AN ENTIRE ROLL for christmas!!! everything else is of medium age from my stash: prima poinsettias & holly, doodlebug brads, oriental trading bling snowflakes, and patterned paper strips i have edge-punched into submission!

stephanie's card

For old I've got a vintage Saint Nick cut from the cover of the December 1971 issue of Children's Digest (that I found at an estate tag sale for pennies) ... I love those vibrant Technicolor hues ... as well as vintage lace crochet trim from the thrift store. For new, I've got a K&Company Christmas Cheer rhinestone brad that my rockin' sister got me as a Christmas gift, as well as a tone-on-tone background stamped with the new Hero Arts Large Fabric Design.

and now it's time to show us what you can do for CARD ONE: something old, something new. link up here by 6pm EST on wednesday, jan 5th (use keyword JB01 if you upload to our Flickr Gallery or any other on-line gallery) and then tune in next friday, jan 7th for another prompt.






remember there's a bit of a prize pack up for grabs this month: each comment you leave us during the month of january gets you ONE chance in the random draw; each new card you make and link up, snags you TWO additional chances! you can read the details HERE!

44 comments:

Celeste B. said...

What a great idea. Looking forward to your prompts and completing some Christmas cards for next year.

Leslie Hanna said...

Whoot! I can do this! I have old, I have new (still in package.)

What *I* want to know is how you make stickers look not like stickers? I NEED A TUTORIAL! :D

Pam S. said...

You gals are so creative! So glad you started this! TFS
Pam Going Postal

Jana said...

Beautiful cards. I have a few (ROFLMAO) old things and a few new ones too. I think I can come up with something.

Jolene said...

How fun! I love the idea of old and new, and your sample cards are just awesome.

Michelle said...

What a fantastic idea!!! Now I just need to get moving! (New Years Resolution maybe??? lol)

~amy~ said...

gorgeous ladies...love the challenge...I manage to accomplish it and will post my cards...yes, that would be plural on Sunday....thank you sooo much for starting this year long challenge...no boxed cards for anybody this year...LOL

Colleen Dietrich said...

I must say I am so excited that you have created this website! I was just lamenting that I wouldn't be "able" to post any more Christmas cards now that January is here (figuring most folks are tired of it by now). Now I have a perfect excuse! Thanks so much!

Rose said...

fantastic cards girls :) and so glad you started this challenge blog!! off to make my card and dip into my new goodies :)

Nancy said...

What a brilliant idea...I was just reluctantly putting my Christmas supplies away but now I think I will keep them close by! Just got some new stash that will work perfectly with my vintage stamps. Hope my hubby doesn't mind Christmas music being played year round!
New Year blessings to you....

Mary Dawn said...

i'm SO looking forward to these challenges every week!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

fabulous cards, lauren and stef!! yay, i made my first Christmas card for 2011 :). thanks for having this wonderful challenge blog. happy new year! *hugs* steph :)

trisha too said...

Hoarding????

Me????

Okay, how did you know?!?

;)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a great idea! I'm gonna try really hard to play along so I don't have to have that crazy struggle in December like I just had.

Sherri Thompson said...

I love xmas card challenges-I am new to them but can't wait to create my stockpile for xmas 2011!

Tracy said...

well i'm excited - its begun! now i'm hoping to make something in the next few days (in honor of ze occasion i've begun cleaning up my drawing table LOL!)
this is the best idea to come along in a while girls - thanks!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I'm excited to get started! Such a great first challenge!

Ann said...

Wow, ladies, what a way to kick it off! Your cards ROCK!

KatheD said...

oooh I can't believe I forgot to look here yesterday, but you are now a feed on my Google Reader so that won't happen again! And what a great first challenge, too. Now if I can figure out where to post my photo so I can link to it...

Sue said...

Love all the cards so far! I'm still searching for the "something old" item that I want to use so I can make my card! Further bulletins as events warrant...

SmilynStef said...

KatheD - just upload it to the FlickR gallery & we'll check it out there.

Lorraine said...

What a great challenge to start with. This is going to be so much fun!

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Thanks to you both !
I need this.
I didn't get all my cards out on time....even though I started them in November.
Now I know I won't be able to play every week but I'll double up when I can.

Lisa - papergrace said...

Hmmm...Christmas AFTER Christmas?! AND all year? Umm...not sure I can hang. Will do my darndest to whip up a little sumthin'-sumthin' that doesn't suck and go from there. Not making any promises. ;)

Loving the cards posted by Lauren & Stef!! Wish I had that kinda stuff in MY stash. WOWZA!! And the uploaded cards are uber awesome!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Count me in for the FUN!

Rosemary said...

I am so excited to start playing over at this blog! I'm going to put on my thinking cap and start on my first project for this challenge, YAY!!!

I anticipate good clean cheeky fun AND I'll have cards to send out next December! Woo hoo!!!!

Tip Top said...

Great challenge and hope I can join in each week!!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous cards! So glad you started this, thank you!
Blessings!

Deb Hickman said...

What a great idea,I left it so late for Christmas 2010 that not everybody got an handmade card,so will certainly be taking part in this challenge blog. Thanks girls !!!!

Deb x

Rosemary said...

This is turning out to be fun already, I'm going to enjoy playing and I love visiting the other participant's blogs - so much inspiration!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Just found you. This is going to be fun. Love all the inspiration.

KatheD said...

Thanks, SmilynStef, it looks like that worked :)

It was so much fun, I think I'll try again. Kind of felt like I cheated just a little by covering the inside of a returned card, but my Grandma always told me "Waste not, want not".

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Just stumbled onto this blog and it is just what I need! Only sent out 10 cards and had so many more to do. I'm in and will be back soon!

Allison said...

Thanks gals! I played and got it in on time! Great inspiration!

Lora said...

I am excited to join in on this challenge - never done anything quite like this before. What a great idea!

Lora said...

Just wanted to say thanks for providing some much needed inspiration: http://scrpbooklady.blogspot.com/2011/01/big-thanks.html

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

I hope it's ok to post another card. It is more fun to make a card than it is to clean up scraps.

Hazel said...

I'm so sorry that it seems I'm too late to link my card. Having started my own Christmas challenge blog on New Year's day I wanted to support yours too - my card is here x

Denise said...

What a great idea.... I have enough Christmas stuff to last me all year anyway, so I may as well get a head start for next Christmas!
DeniseB

Alli said...

Great inspiration!
Thank you!

Shelley said...

Beautiful entries, everyone of them.

Nikki said...

Stunning DT Cards :)

lisa said...

YAY! I finally finished both first two weeks' worth of challenges... lol! JB01 and JB02: http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/2011/01/catchin-up-on-jb01-and-jb02-jingle.html

June Houck said...

One of your best-blog-titles to date, Miz L, and a brilliant idea for a challenge blog :)