Friday, March 11, 2011

it's a COOL YULE!

this week's prompt is another clever suggestion by one of your fabulous fellow ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ none other than leslie, aka the crooked stamper, amazing & amusing author of the very funny blog of the same name which one daren't ever try to read whilst consuming a beverage. :) leslie is a stampin' up demonstrator in the washington dc area, and a seriously prolific card maker. when not making cards, teaching others to make cards, or writing hilariously about the card-making process, she also sells her lovely greetings both locally and in her etsy shop! leslie has made a gorgeous JINGLE BELLES card every single week and been a tireless cheerleader for this project from the very beginning, for which we cannot thank her enough! ♥

so when she said she wanted us to try out a non-traditional color palette based on this gorgeous inspiration photo from the lettered cottage, of course we said, "YES!" and we think you will, too:


so were we right? are you ready to ♥ROCK♥ this swinging color palette?! while you're thinking it over, why not take a look at what we've done:

Leslie's Card
Leslie says, "I am a non-traditionalist, sometimes referred to as a rebel. I like to break the rules, and one of my favorite things to do is make cards for a holiday in non-traditional colors. One of the things about Christmas colors is that I find any red & green combination makes me think "Christmas", even if it's July! So when I saw this photo of a room makeover on The Lettered Cottage, I just knew these were my colors. And now they are yours! Have fun!"


Stef says, "The inspiration for my card started with the pattern in the fabric on the duvet skirt & the starfish, which inspired my krafty snowflakes ... the blocked shape was inspired by the square cubby-hole shelf on the wall (and this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch) ... I finished with a few wraps of packing twine, to bring in the texture of the basket."


Lauren says, "i was inspired by the mimalist style of the inspiration photo as well as the colors, so i decided to assay a sort of 'deconstructed landscape' winter scene; unfortunately i'm NOT a minimalist--i'm actually more of a maximalist--so my 'clean lines' disappeared a bit under multiple patterns, punched edge-treatments, and bling! ah well...it's not where i set out to go, but i like where i ended up!"


and now it's time to see what ♥YOU♥ will do: concentrate on the COOL or the YULE... think bare bones minimalist or load up the bling... but grab your kraft and white and blue and get crackin'! use keyword JB11 if uploading to SCS or flickr... and link up your holiday masterpiece by 6pm (EST) next wednesday, march 16th!






21 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

SQUEEE! I love BOTH of your cards! I'm so excited to be a guest hostess. Cannot WAIT to see what everyone makes! :)

sweet craf-tea chick said...

fabulous cards, girls! loove the color combo! hope i can squeeze in some time to play this week! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful friday and weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Lisa - papergrace said...

Woooooooooooo!!! Leslie is the BESTEST!! So happy that she is your guest star this week. She's got so much talent and is soooo funny, too. Will have to work on something soon. ALL the cards are just fabulous!!

~amy~ said...

woot woot...EXCELLENT challenge...yahoo...can't wait to play...all your cards are super FAB!

Alli said...

Oooooh! Great cards ladies!
Terrific colour combo too!
So inspiring!

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Leslie ! Awesome ! All three cards are great ! I think I have to dig down deep in my stash to come up with the perfect card for this week...hmmmm....
non-traditional...
lt.blue...kraft...white...
and
crooked...We are supposed to make a crooked card right?
yes ... snarky bad humor...
but it's 2:48 in the morning and that's all I can come up with.
or maybe I'll borrow Leslie's Frog and Lamp post stamp......

June Houck said...

Hooray for the other LFL (lovely friend Leslie)!!!

Beautiful color scheme and cards. These are all so lovely I am a bit intimidated. I am excited about these colors. Nice challenge, Leslie!

Tyggereye said...

ooh this one is going to be hard. I'm never good at color challenges.

Amanda Profumo said...

I'll never know how you guys come up with topping the challenge from week to week, but you are and you ROCK! All the cards are deee-vine!
Super fun challenge! I can't wait to get started!

Lorraine said...

Hmmm,those look like yummy colors and your cards are deliciously wonderful. You might have just helped me decide on a new color scheme for our bedroom too!

Vanessa said...

LOVE the sample cards!!!! Thanks for another great challenge!! I look forward to playing along :)

Jana said...

These are so very pretty. Love that color scheme. I hope to be able to play along this week...

jacirascrap said...

lindos cartões!!! Espero logo estar novamente participando do seu concurso!

Rose said...

Leslie I like you even more now knowing your a Rebel :) lol

fantastic colors and all three cards ROCK!!!

clare said...

Lots of gorgeous cards from the DT. Love the colour combo challenge, great idea! xx

Lisa V. said...

This is my first time participating. I love the idea of a card a week and less stress at holiday time. The design team has created absolutely beautiful cards. Look forward to the next challenge.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such beautiful color palette, I better get my scissors and glue going.......

sweet craf-tea chick said...

had a ton of fun playing :)! *hugs* steph :)

Sue said...

WOO HOO!!! Finally, FINALLY I can play again! I made a card for this beautiful prompt (way to go, Leslie!), as well as for the #6 and #7 prompts! Eventually I may even catch up... AND maybe I'll get to hop around to all the other lovely blogs to see all the other lovely creations for a change as well!

Lisa said...

This was a great challenge and such a gorgeous colour palette! loved it. the 3 cards here in this post area all so different and yet all so lovely - great inspiration! thanks

Judy Ford said...

wow what great cards!! and a great idea! I hated to put away my Christmas goodies... now thanks to you I have a reason to leave them out! I'm looking forward to following your blog and getting lots of great ideas for my stack of Christmas cards in advance of the December rush!!!