Sunday, April 10, 2011

Have A Beary Christmas, Jingle Belles & CardPatterns!

I bought this polar bear stamp and sentiment about 10 years ago because I saw a card made with it.  And today is the first time my stamp has seen ink! I no longer have any memory of what that card looked like, and this is not the first time this has happened to me.  Back then dhDH and I were DINKs (double income, no kids) and I was even more easily enabled.  This week's Jingle Belles challenge is "The Ghost of Christmas Present":  white as a ghost, a present, a bow, and a touch of traditional Christmas colors.  I immediately thought of this unloved stamp.  Then I went in search of the perfect sketch.  I found it:


It even has the bow.  Thank you, Nina of CardPatterns!

Supplies:  Beary Christmas stamp (Impression obsession); Memory Box paper "frost" collection; Bazzill cardstock (blues); copic markers; Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder; ribbon (stash); EK Success border punch; SU punch (see sentiment)

Happy Sunday!

24 comments:

Roberta said...

Oh how I can relate...even after purging my stamps last fall...I still have ones that have never seen ink! Most of them were not even assembled (thank you Stampin' Up stamps ;) I think I'm over the stamps...I feel another purge coming on...hmmmm I'll be happy watching you create for now ;)

SmilynStef said...

Glad I wasn't the only one inking-up a stamp for the first time this week ... I am determined to give love to all of my holiday stamps this year ... love how that cute little bear just pops off the page ... thanks for cooking-up some holiday fun with us at jingle belles this week.

Court said...

That bear is so cute! I love the ribbon too. It's perfect! {HUGS}

Ros said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment ... I happen to think your card is fabulous ... that little polar bear with his present is so cute!

clare said...

Just love that polar bear and such a well balanced card design. The blue spotty ribbon is dreamy too! Thanks for joining us @ Jingle Belles this week. x

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

This bear is soooooo cute. Love the sketch, too. It's in my pile to do some day. ;/

And I know what you mean about the enablement and cache of un-inked rubbah. omg

Kimberly said...

Hey Girl,,,no wonder you don't have your easter cards made, your in the wrong season:):):)
I can't wait to start my christmas....ohhh i think you have the right idea, i'll be rushing once the season is apon us....thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the great comments. www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

lauren bergold said...

oooooooh! this is SUCH a brilliant take on *both* the lovely CPS sketch AND our jingle belle "recipe"! i am so pleased you thought of that stamp b/c it really is JUST RIGHT for this! ♥FABULOUS♥ missus!!! :)

Donna said...

That is adorable! And I can relate... So many projects I intend to do ... someday :-)

~amy~ said...

Super fun take on the JB recipe..I had a heck of a time with it for some reason....Love how you used the Card Patterns sketch!

Sonya said...

Well whooohooo, I'm not the only one making winter cards this time of year! Super cute!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is adorable, that polka dots ribbon is perfect for this beautiful holiday card!

Candy said...

Lovely card, June! I, too, have a few uninked stamps just waiting for the perfect use!! This is a great take on JB's recipe ( I've yet to start mine!!!) and CP sketch!! Once again, you made a gorgeous creation!!! TFS !!

PS- I also love your Pink Stamper Birthday Blog Hop card!! Super cute!!!

Tami B. said...

The original couldn't have been any cuter than this!
I just wanted to say thanks for the sweet comment you left me. I really needed that today.
Tami B
Tami's Craft Connection

lisa said...

That big bear and itty bitty gift are just adorable! Great job.

Linda B said...

Love that bear, June... and as far as I'm concerned blue and white are the perfect Christmas colors.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

I'm hopping through the Link Up Love Party. I'm a new follower.

Your cards are so cute!

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Kard Queen said...

Let it snow, let it snow... I appreciate Christmas cards without the pressure for all the preparations. Adorable, cute!

Windy Hills said...

This is too cute for words! Mr. Bear has so much personality.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh June this stamp is absolutely ADORABLE!! I love it!! The colors you used are fantastic, I love blue! Fantastic job on this card!!

Lorraine said...

Well, this is a great way to initiate that stamp. I love the triangular look to that polar bear. Wonderfully done.

whoistracy said...

How cute! I love that little polar bear with the pop of red in his hat. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns this week!

NinaB said...

What an adorable card. I'm glad my sketch inspired you. Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week.

Marie B. said...

Oh very cute! Can't wait to do this week's prompt! :)