Thursday, March 10, 2011

There's No Place Like Home!

Up until now, we thought there was nothing we could enjoy more than seeing the lovely cards made by our fellow JINGLE BELLES♥, but this week we discovered that hearing the funny, nostalgic, touching and wonderful Christmas memories which inspired them is equally cool! Many thanks to all of you who shared a story along with your beautiful artwork, and also to Rose who suggested this prompt which helped us all to reminisce!

Here are a few cards that our lovely guest star thought captured the spirit of Home for the Holidays particularly well!

by Rosemary of "Free Advice, Worth Every Penny"
Rose says, "One word.............GASP!!! I love the sidestep card with all the lace and pearls, and that tree is STUNNING!!

by Lisa J of "Stamping, Crafting & Snow, Oh My!"
Rose says, "Her memories are so touching and her card makes me wish i could open the front door and step into that beautiful house!"

Rose says, "Her SUPER-FUN card makes me wish we got snow for Christmas! ...Well... almost wish!" :)

Once again we thank *EVERYONE* who played along, and extend our extra-special and extra-hearty thanks to ♥ROSE♥ for going above and beyond the call of duty in the course of being our very lovely guest star this week! Be sure to stop over at ROSE'S HAPPY PLACE and see more of her amazing and inspiring cards...of both the Christmas and non-holiday variety; plus there's great stuff happening at 365 Cards and Simply Create that she'd love to tell you about!

Now's the time we usually suggest that you go and see the gorgeous work from last week--and of course we hope you will do that!--but we'd also like to extend a special invitation to anyone who's been following along but hasn't made a card yet: it's definitely NOT too late to start...there's no pressure to play EVERY week...and we are really, truly, having a fabulous time doing this without the seasonal pressure! More is definitely ♥MERRIER♥ and we'd love to share the joy with you! There's a brand new prompt--suggested by one of your fellow JINGLE BELLES--debuting at Midnight...why not come back then and join us?!


Leslie Hanna said...

Congratulations to all the "top picks"!

~amy~ said...

::woot woot:: lovely cards ladies!!!!!

Tyggereye said...

gorgeous cards ladies! I love them all. This week was fun!

Amanda Profumo said...

So fun! I love all the cards that *my friends* make and I look so forward to seeing the TOP PICKS and can hardly sleep the night before the new prompt! Jingle Belles R-O-C-K!!!

June Houck said...

Wow, thank you, Rose! You made my, you made my week :)

I'm with Amanda...the waiting for the next prompt is agonizing. I LOVE this blog!!!

Rose said...

thanks to all for making this one fantastic fun week :) you ALL made awesome cards and it was SO hard to pick only 3!!

bring on the new prompt!! :)

Rosemary said...

Aw, this is so nice. Thank you, I enjoy these challenges so much and I really like getting inspired by everybody's creations. This week's memories and stories made it even more special.

JLP said...

These are some good looking cards, ladies! Way to go!

Lisa said...

Wow, thank you so much Rose. I am so happy that you liked my card and that you didnt mind the sharing I did. This was a very nice thing to wake up too this morning :)

Alli said...

Nicely done everyone!
Another great prompt for this week I am sure!
Can't wait either!!!

Jana said...

These are all gorgeous. Wonderful job ladies.