Thursday, May 8, 2014

tis the season... to ♥JINGLE♥!

i'm pretty excited about the upcoming fortnight at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ because we've teamed up with one of our favorite christmas card challenge blogs, ♥TIS the SEASON♥ (hence the early thursday posting!) for a super-fab DOUBLE header: the TTS folks brought one of their awesome sketches, and you know how much we belles looooooove our bling, so the brief for this one is to incorporate the sketch AND some sparkly goodness! easy, right? for a little extra incentive may i point out that you'll be getting TWO link ups with just one card... and... did i mention that there's a prize on both blogs, as well? not too shabby, eh? especially when you have a sketch as fab as this one:

awesome, am i right? you could do just about ANYTHING with that! here's my card:

(patterned paper: love elsie, echo park; florals: petaloo; bling flourishes: want2scrap; brads: my mind's eye; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, gluedots, sewing machine)

i've always loved pink on christmas cards, and really don't think i can be the only one, judging from how many holiday paper lines include pink! meanwhile, my favorite thing about the pocket scrapbooking craze is the fact that every designer collection comes with at least a few 3x4" cards. i know they're meant for journaling, but they are the PERFECT size for cards, don't you think? and yeah, i confess, i'm totally addicted to glossy white cardstock again!

we've split this week's design team inspiration cards between ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and ♥TIS the SEASON♥ be sure to check out-- and link up-- at both blogs for a chance at two lovely prizes!


  1. I love your card, Lauren! It is so bright and fun. The bling is so pretty. Echo Park paper is one of my favorite!! Great job on the sketch too!! New follower to your blog as well :)

  2. Oh, man, I MISSED the last challenge. Remembered it Thursday morning. :(

    I love me a good sketch, so I'm going to try to get to this one before the 13th hour! ;/

    And of COURSE you like pink. I think you like it as much as I DISlike it, so it all balances out to "normal", though I beg to differ with that assessment, too.

  3. Beautiful colors, stitching and design.

    Hugs diane

  4. Beautiful card, love how you did the bright pop of colors. ~Diane

  5. This is so cute.. I love all that bling!!! Thanks for teaming up with us at 'Tis the Season this week.

  6. Great card! Love the mix of all colors and the pretty flowers!

  7. Lauren, you're right about the pink on Christmas cards. I've made my fair share of them! Your card is so pretty and I love the flowers with the awesome brads in the middle! Thanks for crossing over with us at 'Tis the Season for the past two weeks.


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