I'm sure you're thinking... "Jingle Belles? Huh?!" Well, there is a new challenge blog out there hosted by two crafty chicks named Lauren and Steph named Jingle Belles. Each week they have a challenged posted and you make a Christmas card. And their mission:
"to make a new christmas card each & every week of 2011, thus avoiding holiday mayhem."
I. Love. It.
If I can do anything to make the holidays less stressful and more enjoyable, I will. This challenge blog is perfect for me, and by golly, I am going to have a load of holiday cards to send out by December.
This week, the challenge was to make a card using this sketch:
I saw the sketch and loved it because I am a clean and simple kind of girl. I got out my holiday stuff and started to work. Well, I got a little excited and started adding all kinds of stuff... even greenery for heavens sake.
I used rub-ons, an SRM sticker, a felt embellishment, chipboard, ink, mist, buttons, twine, ribbon, a tag, punches, a rhinestone... Lord... it's busy, it's so not "me" or my style, but I do like it! All I have to say is that this bad boy will need a bubble mailer.
Check out Jingle Belles and play along! It's never too early to prepare for the holidays!