Thursday, October 23, 2014

Best Gift Ever!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping making this the best ♥PINK CHRISTMAS♥ in Jingle Belles' history, both in terms of the loveliest cards submitted and the most money raised, as well! Counting the "extras" that so many of you placed in your posts, there were a total of 144 cards!!! Calculating those at $4 each, we've amassed a total donation of $576 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and we could not be more excited, more grateful or more proud of you guys for making it happen!


Choosing only a few cards to feature is ALWAYS a difficult task, but this fortnight it was nearly impossible, since every single cardmaker seemed to be at peak performance, as befits this special occasion! But choose we must, so here are a few particularly prime pink creations. ok, yes, there might be a few extras, but hey, this was a special occasion!

...combined stamps, embossing powders and papers; then she topped her gorgeous blingy, sparkly tree with that awesome pink ribbon!

Diane from Lydia's Post
...made SEVEN uniquely beautiful cards that each cleverly featured a beautiful vintage element of some sort! This sewing pattern lady is a fave, but be sure to check out this post, also.

...pretty much defines the phrase "Merry and Bright" with her amazingly minimalist, yet still satisfyingly sparkly, creation!

Donna Digby from DAT's My Style
...made SIX fabulous pink creations, all using the same stamp set; now that's what you call flexible! (Be sure to check out her other creations here, here, here, here and here!)

...made two equally gorgeous versions of pink poinsettia perfection that each made us feel a bit swoony! (There's also lovely green one, as well, and it's so cool to see how different they all are!)

Joyce M from Cards-by-the-Sea
...made TEN (ten!) beautiful CAS masterpieces, each one amazing in its own right, so be sure to check our her other posts herehere and here!

Finally, our heartfelt thanks to the supremely lovely Jessi Fogan for sharing our hostessing duties, linking up gorgeous extra cards in the readers' gallery, and just generally being a really fun person to hang out with! ♥ We'll be back at midnight with a new prompt we hope will help you appreciate the creature comforts of the holiday season!


Becca Cruger said...

HOORAY! I'm so glad this turned out to be such a success! Congrats to all the talented crafters!

Jenny L said...

this is fantastic.
So pleased it raised so much money.
Thank you for arranging this fab challenge, and a BIG THANK YOU to everybody that participated in it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jessi Fogan said...

Aw, now you made me all sniffly! I'm so glad you let me come play with you - and so chuffed that you exceeded your goal!

Marie Bingaman said...

YEA! Way to go everyone! Next year we'll do even BETTER!! ;)

Great picks too! :)

Diane said...

I'm so impressed by all the beautiful cards that were submitted. It was really fun and inspiring to view them. A big thank you for your donation! And thanks much for the mention.

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous pink inspiration cards
144 cards...That's AWESOME!!!!!!!
...a big shout out to Lauren & Stephanie for their awesome donation!