Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Warm Wishes & Blog Awards

 I *love* making one Christmas card each week.  I regularly participate in the weekly challenges at Jingle Belles.  Won't you give it a try?  There is no stress, and you will avoid some of the holiday mayhem.  This week's challenge is "We Three Kings" (use 3 or more patterned papers.)  What's up for grabs?  Yummy Nikki Sivils papers!

Supplies:
Cricut catridge:  Winter Frolic
papers:  BasicGrey 6x6 Eskimo Kisses; XPEDX bordeau
sentiment stamp:  Savvy stamps
punches:  Border punch by SU and corner rounder by CM
pearl swirl:  Bazzill Borders template and adhesive haf-back pearls by Recollections
doily:  Martha Stewart tags

Paper crafting people are some of the most caring and thoughtful people, don't you agree?  The ladies at Jingle Belles (Lauren & Stef) and the Bellettes (Jingle Belles participants) are some of the nicest in the blogosphere.  And speaking of sweet people:
 BFB award from Trish
A Thing of Beauty award from Lisa

I am supposed to list 5 things you may not know about me, then pass on these awards:
  • I have a 20 year old cat (our furry daughter) named Skeeziks
  • We have fraternal twins girls who will be 9yo next week, both of whom are diagnosed with Autism
  • I love food of all types, but my favorite is Indian cuisine
  • I taught secondary math (grades 8-12, general math thru pre-calculus) for 14 years, and I miss it!
  • I love to sing, but you probably wouldn't want to hear me :)
I would like to pass both of these awards to:
1.  Amber of  My 3 E Scrapbooking
2.  Courtney Lee of Court's Crafts
3.  R. Marina Sabina (Lollyrot) of Lollyrot Scrapbooking
4.  Rae Finke of Wahoo Crafts
5.  Stephanie Lanzalotto of my~ink~well

30 comments:

jengd said...

Great card! I really need to play along at Jingle Belles- I follow but haven't gotten around to playing. Silly me. :)

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

i hate tea/coffee but i love this cup!!!! so damn cute!!!!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi dear June! I just love your card. I love that BasicGrey paper and I love the cup on the doily!!! Just beautiful. I have got to start playing with the Jingle Belles! Maybe then I would send out some cards at Christmastime... Thank you so much for the award. I am so happy that our paths have crossed. I can't wait for the day we can go out for Indian food and then to a karaoke bar - LOL!

Judy Ford said...

I agree with R. Maria... I'm going to drink coffee when I grow up... that would be never...

BUT I do love your card! The colors are Simply Elegant!!!

We can do karaoke at the next Honey Bee Retreat!!!!

Linda said...

Oh what a great idea! I love your card.
I taught first grade for 22 years. Wow a 20 year old cat. Max is 11. I thought that was old.
Thanks so much for all your sweet comment on my cards June I really appreciate it.

Lisa - papergrace said...

What a fun card! Love the Eskimo Kisses paper and your yummy-coffee cup. Looks piping hot too! (Which I'd need since it's so stinkin' cold in CA!) Fabulous card, June! :)

Judy said...

Great Christmas card June, and congrats on your awards. Have a great day.
Judy

~amy~ said...

Lovin' your Eskimo Kisses card...I love Indian Food too:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so cute and cozy, great paper choice!!!!

lauren bergold said...

not that i don't love ALL your cards, missus, cause i *DO*... but seriously, there is NO way to beat the combo of june houck and basic grey! i mean ♥SERIOUSLY♥ fab, and maybe eskimo kisses is my fave for that purpose! case in point: this AWESOME card, which some lucky recipient will treasure in (our stress-free) december! ♥♥♥!

Court said...

Aww!!! Thank you SO much! And I agree - we should go out for Indian and Karaoke because I can guarantee I'll make you feel good about your singing when you hear me!!!

{Raechel} said...

WOW 2 awards and 1 great card!!! You are on a roll!!! I love your site and your card sooo much that I am now following you! YAY!
TFS~Raechel
http://raechelscards.blogspot.com/

SmilynStef said...

Bellettes ... aren't you clever ... and I love your fabulous holiday card ... we had some awesome Indian food in Kansas City last weekend ... some of the best coconut soup I've ever had ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeee the colors and the design! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Rosemary said...

Your card looks incredible - the papers you've chosen and the way you've used them is perfect!

Patti said...

this is a really pretty card. I love the coffee cup. I am a big coffee person so anything to do with it always inspires me.

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Cathryn said...

Beautiful, elegant card June. I love the papers you picked! Congrats on your awards. You so deserve them and much more! Hugs, Cathryn :)

Arlene said...

Beautiful card June! Congrats on your awards...well deserved! :)

Kard Queen said...

Lovely card and the papers go so well together. Great job!!!!

Shauna K said...

hey June!
glad to be back ;) That's definitely a good idea getting a head start on Christmas cards! I should really get on that :P Loving that cute cup and great DPs!!

Rae Finke said...

June, Thank you so much for the awards! You are so sweet! I love your card. What a great idea to make a Christmas card a week. How fun?!

Linda R. said...

Your card look so cute.. I do love all the papers you use.. I think I need another cup of coffee.. When I first read three Kings I was looking for the Kings on your card. Hee Hee... Hope you have a happy day..

Hugs, Linda

Ros said...

I love your card June ... that tea cup is beautiful!!
Congrats on your award too ... nice to know more about blog friends ... Fancy your cat being 20!! wow! and whilst you probably have your hands full with twin girls ... they are blessed to have you as a Mum ...

alienanessa said...

Love the papers, the doily, the patterns, absolutely adorable!! No surprise from my Junebug!!

Candy said...

Lovely card, June! Those papers work beautifully with that adorable doily! Is that a MS punch?

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Oh my goodness! I love this card and I totally love the idea of a christmas card every week! How cool would that be to have a head start on Christmas! I am going to be checking them out! Congrats on your awards! You so deserve them! Yor so sweet and creative! Thank you so much for sharing them with me! I'm so happy to have found your blog!
Amber

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Ca-uuuute! I love BG so much. Angela is holding some for me RIGHT THIS MINUTE but I don't have time to get there. Boo.

Can you belive how many Christmas cards we've made already this year?!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, great to see Christmas back so soon...I love that holiday! I should really make some now~would be great to be ahead of the game this yr. Thanks for the idea!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Michelle VP said...

Love your choice of papers here and it looks like a fun challenge! I liked reading your answers to the award questions too. :)

Lisa said...

such a lovely card - some of my favourite papers and such a pretty design