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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Color Me Crazy

Hey, everybody! Hope you had a good weekend.

It sure has been a tough one for our country. So many people hurting. The challenges seem overwhelming; the chasm, so deep... so wide.

Making cards is about bring joy, hope, and encouragement one card at a time. Seems like a small thing, but it's something. One card at a time...

I'm here tonight to share a card inspired by the current Jingle Belles Color of Christmas Challenge. But first let me give a quick shout-out to one of our SAS4Kids card makers.

SAS4Kids Cards

The cards below came in this week from first-time sender Sherry Chaney of OHIO!!! Thanks so much, Sherry. The kids will love these cards.  :)

My Color-Me-Crazy Jingle Belles Card

So, this week's Jingle Belle Challenge is to make a card inspired by the photo at the right. I initially wanted to make an ombre card. But, then I saw Marianne's and the DT's gorgeous cards and thought, "Yeah, right! So much for that idea."

Then I looked at the picture even closer and was struck by: the red package (with the pretty white bow) under the tree, the white accent pieces, and the light gray wall. So, I came up with a card that a Buckeye would love. (Totally unintentional, I swear. Please, don't hold that against me. LOL)

I opted for a darker gray so that the white-accented packages would really pop. And, I chose to alternate red and green, picking up green from the tree.

Distress Ink (red, green) core paper; Stampin' Up! gray' Recollections black; Neenah Soler white
Hampton Arts images, embossed with Versamark and SU white powder
Winnie & Walter big, bold sentiment, stamped in StazOn jet black
stash gems; adhesives: Scotch ATG; Paper Studio foam squares

So, you can color me crazy, if you want. But, this is what I came up with.... and there's sure to be an Ohio State fan that will love this card.

And, I'm so happy with the heat embossing on this card -- thanks to using my new embossing buddy -- that I'm going to share this in the Heat Wave Online Card Class Day 1 Gallery.  Class just started today, so there's still lots of time to play along.  :)

Parting Thoughts

Looking forward to girls' day out with a friend tomorrow. It will be good to get out and share a few laughs, enjoy a nice lunch.

See you on Wednesday with a new Words 2 Craft By Challenge. Until then, thanks for stopping happy scrappin'!


  1. Your embossing rocks ... love how those presents pop ... so glad you celebrated an ombre Christmas with us at jingle belles.

  2. ok, see, i loooooooooooooove how you dug deep for a connection to make a card that's YOUR OWN! and this one sooooo totally rocks! brilliant, missus! ♥ thanks very much for joining in our fun at JINGLE BELLES!