Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jingle Belles 25

Our challenge guest star Candy Blake has asked us to celebrate the holidays by bundling up - layer it on!  This was a bit of a stretch for me as I usually don't have many layers, but I made it even more of a stretch for myself by waiting until almost the very last minute to get it done.

It's been a very busy two weeks at school and today was the last day.  We have been running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to get everything done that needs to be done to wrap up the school year, but I'll post about that later. 

Anyway, I came home today near my regular time, although the students and most of the teachers flew the coop much earlier in the day, and remembered that I had promised Kirby that I would clean his cage.  Believe me, it needed it.  And since I sit on the couch right next to where his cage is kept and use my laptop there, that was a pretty good incentive.  You'd be surprised what a mess one bird can make!

So after I finished, I scurried upstairs to the stamp castle (which is so cluttered it's beginning to look like a dungeon - but I digress) and dug out some old dsp and got busy.  With a little less than an hour and only a smidgen of an idea, I think it came out pretty good.

The stamped image is from SU's Autumn Days.  Note to self:  the SAMJ saves a lot of time if you use it to begin with and not wait until you've misstamped the image 3 times!  I used a Fleur de Lis die and some red satin ribbon to class this up.

Anyway, it got done and posted in time, so now, after I clean up a bit, I'll be checking out the rest of the creations here.


  1. how much do i ♥LOVE♥ this?! (hint: it's A LOT!!!) i love the sketch/arrangement; i looooooove the colors; i love the combination of patterned papers & stamps; and i really REALLY love the sum of all those awesome parts! ♥

  2. I agree with Lauren - this is a great card! Love it. So much goodness combined here!

  3. Ooooo, this card is very elegant! I love everything about it too! :)

  4. It always amazes me how much one can achieve with only a few materials and a little time pressure. I just popped over from the Jingle Belles challenge and wanted to tell you how much I love this card.

  5. LOL at the dungeon rather than a castle. Hopefully now school has wound down you'll be able to get your castle back. Pity there are no fairy godmothers around to wave a wand and tidy everything up.
    I love how you've used an autumn image to look so absolutely perfect for Christmas.

  6. What a wonderful layout ... love those great little bow ... thanks for bundling-up with us at jingle belles.

  7. This is very pretty. My SAMJ is buried somewhere in my stamping supplies. Great idea to use it here...I love this paper. I haven't seen it before. Great job.


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