Jingle Belles #4…I’m Dreaming of a Green & Pink Christmas

Oh, how happy was this girl when she saw that the prompt for this week’s Jingle Belles challenge was to use green, dark pink and light pink?  And not just any green! Lime green! She was happy, thrilled, beyond ecstatic, actually.

Hmmm….talking in the third person. Must stop that.

When I saw lime green I once again praised the hoarding gods for my inability to get rid of anything craft related because the closest thing I have to lime green is the  retired green galore. I also pulled out the retired pink passion. (Sad story…about a week before SU announced it’s retiring colours I placed an order that included full packs of green galore, only orange, pink passion, lovely lilac and the hideous Kaleidoscope DSP all so that I could use a previously retired spectrum pad. And, yes, I do know I could have returned them all, but I am nothing if not inefficient and never got around to it. And anyways, the cards I made were gorgeous, if I do say so myself. Amongst my favourites actually.)

I was at a community scrap night on Friday so I packed up those colours, the make and takes we were going to do (I prepped for 11 people and only 4 showed up…grrr…but at least now I will have plenty of valentine cards (with no man to give them to, boohoo!) and just for you cards…it’s all good.) and some other things I hoped to actually work on.

Yeah. I made a grand total of 2 cards. I chatted away my night.

I totally CASEd  this sketch from SU’s holiday mini last year. It’s easy (say it with me now, Emma loves easy!) and quite cute for the younger crowd. Even though I used my stamp a mi jig I could not for the life of me  get the hat to sit on that snowman’s head. So we will just pretend that he (actually he’s a she with those pink skates and the scarf and hat) is so excited she is jumping and her hat is coming off. Work for you? Me too. The ribbon is non-SU (from Michael’s I am sure) but I thought it was just about the perfect match.

Jingle Belles #4

Can you believe when I actually make a card on the day the challenge comes out I end up missing the deadline to enter it! Typical me! I wrote this post on Sunday while at work, but did not take the picture until today (Thursday.)  I need to live a life of luxury where I don’t have to work for a living. How do you people who work full time manage to find to craft and actually blog it? I bow down to you! I can not get myself that organized.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. leslie (crookedstamper)
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 17:20:22

    Some of us have no lives outside of work. I take the pic right when I make the card, and then blog when I can.

    I love the pink circles! I’ve never mastered that. And I agree about returning stuff. It’s easier to just use it. And if you didn’t like it in the first place, you wouldn’t have bought it. It’s all good. 🙂


  2. SmilynStef
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 21:05:22

    I too have a photo box set up, so I can take photos immediately after cards are finished (because I’ve been known to spill things on them or drop an ink pad on them) … and I also try to write my posts immediately even if I schedule them to post later. It took me a while to get my routine down, but now I manage to fit in quite a bit of creating despite my long hours at the office. Love those fabulous pink polka dots and oh-so-perfect ribbon … thanks for joining our jingle belle journey (and nursing home residents would certainly appreciate those extra valentines).


  3. lauren
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 06:53:32

    actually, lauren was quite amused by emma’s first paragraph! lauren thinks it’s FUN to write in the third person, occasionally, just to mix things up! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    ok ♥WOW♥ i looooooove this and i am soooooo pleased you linked up in the comments so we can all come and see it! i also LOVE the way the snowman’s (snow person’s!) hat is…i actually thought it was all ONE stamp & that YEAH, he was just a really happy, excited, jumpin-up-n-down guy! that “dotty” border is quite brilliant as well! ♥♥♥

    (ps: re making something on the first day and not getting it in on time…i have managed to do that with photo AND post ready…and i just FORGOT to do it! so there!!!) (argh!)


  4. Candy
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 09:43:28

    Cute card, Emma. I also have this set and never seem to get the hats on right!!! Love the color combo…. very fun!


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