I am feeling anything but blue! Lauren and Stef at Jingle Belles have asked me to be their guest designer this week. They invited me to set the challenge, and I chose "Blue Christmas." I am an Elvis Presley fan, and I often play his Christmas album all year long. Won't you join the Belles? Create a Christmas card with blue as the predominant color and link your card to the Jingle Belles challenge blog.
Jingle Belles is one of my favorite challenge blogs. I try to play along every week when I am able. I am usually excited to make theme cards when a holiday approaches (Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, etc.), but after creating a few, I am ready to move on to the next holiday. That is why I think Lauren and Stef are brilliant; by creating one card each week I am still excited about creating and I already have 27 Christmas cards for Christmas 2011! I have found the other participants (aka "Belles") to be some of the nicest bloggers on the planet. I hope you will join in as often as you can...I promise that it will ease your holiday stress in December and you will have FUN!
Cricut cartridge: Winter Frolic (branches border p.63)
image: 1989 Leisure Arts post card
paper: Denami Design colored card stock (gold); BasicGrey Granola (navy) and Blitzen "Polar Blue" and "Garland"; Stampin' Up! chocolate chip card stock; XPEDX "ponderosa pine" linen card stock
stamp: Hero Arts (text)
buttons: Making Memories
punches & ink: Stampin' Up! Boho Blossoms punch & chocolate chip ink pad
die: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals flower die
crochet trim: by Stampin' Up! Chantilly 1/2"