Monday, September 13, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

Settle in for a read. I have two cards, several thank you's, and a contest to tell you about.

I was totally inspired by the Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en Challenge's Holiday Cards for Soldiers Campaign. They're collecting cards for Operation Write Home. I didn't think making one or two cards would make much of a difference, but I love that they'll be combined with all the challenge cards.

The challenge was for Christmas cards - here's my first. The especially hard part for me was to use no glitter or sparkles. I used Serenity from The Stamping Boutique. I colored her with watercolor pencils. I used paper and stickers from my stash.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en Challenge's Holiday Cards for Soldiers Campaign
4. Pile It On - Operation Write Home
5. Bah! Humbug! #35 - Favorite medium - definitely watercolor pencils!
6. Sarah Hurley #8 - snowflakes

The second card uses the same image, Serenity from The Stamping Boutique, but I've gone with a green color theme this time. The holly leaves are from the free sentiment set at Sentimental Sunday. I added some holly stickers and green paper from my stash. I'll be sending both cards to CJ on Wednesday to include in the Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en Challenge package.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Now, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my house today. I got two prize packages in the mail today, one last week, and a new Cardmaking and Papercraft. I won a card challenge at the I Did It Creations Forum and a prize, along with a button fairy from the exchange, winged their way to my house from Australia - thank you Wendy! I won the blog hop blinkie contest at Your Next Stamp - the entire September release! I also won Stampin' with the Dragon's birthday card challenge on Beth's blog. Beth sent a wonderful box full of stamps. Peanut kept sticking her hand in and pulling out more. We're going to be busy trying out all of our wonderful new surprises. Thank you so much!

Finally, a contest to tell you about. Some Odd Girl is having a naming contest for this cute little monkey. I'm putting in my nomination - how about you?
Thanks for hanging in with me for this long post!

Happy Scrapping!



Crafty Chris said...

wow 2 beautiful cards love that image just perfect and another wow you have been so lucky enjoy your goodies.
Chris x

Marianne said...

Really beautiful cards, really nice coloring!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

the cards are gorgeous. you can never go wrong with one of tracey's images!!! and holy moly! look at those goodies!!! you probably won't have to shop now for at least..... a week - lol.

great job all around!

hugs :)

Ann said...

Fab cards - thanks for sharing them with us. Can't possibly choose a favourite.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Lil Sis said...

Both cards are gorgeous, and wow what fun you are gonna have playing!!!!! Thanks for joining in with CSSC christmas cards for soldiers.

Beccy x

Poppet said...

Great cards Jennifer, it alwasys amazes me how the same image can look different with a change of colour and papers. Congrats on your new stash. I can see great things coming from you an Peanut in the next few weeks.

Thank you for sharing your cards with us at CSSC. :-) xx

Irene said...

Hello Jennifer

What stunning cards, with no gliter and sparkle.
Gorgerous design papers and images wonderfully coloured and so toally different. I am sure the recipitants will be delighted to receive your cards.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.


Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful cards - lovely image
Thanks for sharing them with us Sarah Hurley challenges this week
Lisa ;)

Lorraine said...

these cards are so beautiful the recipients will be thrilled and a big congrats on so many wonderful prizes there is weeks of fun therethankyou for joining us at cssc this week and goodluck xx

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous cards Jennifer, I'm with Poppet, love an image can look so different. Congratulations on your wins Well Done You. Thank you so much for joining us over at Cowgirl Up Sunday Stampen Christmas Cards for Soldiers Challenge, very much appreciated, take careX:)

Janet said...

What beautiful work! Thanks for joining us over at Cowgirl Stamps!

Claire said...

Beautiful cards, gorgeous colouring!! Congratulations on your wins
Thanks for joining us at CSSC and supporting such a great cause.
Claire xx

Scrappy said...

What a beautiful card! Such a pretty layout and I love your color choice too! :)

Thanks so much for supporting Operation Write Home with Pile it On this week! We hope you will be back soon!

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Two gorgeous cards!!!!
Love the colour combo's you chose for both.
Thank you for joining us for our Special Challenge at CSSC.
Hugs Alison

Nana said...

Gorgeous set of cards!
Thank you for playing with "PIO" this week, and supporting Operation Write Home!
hugs Nana

April said...

Wow - what a haul! Glad you are sharing the wealth by crafting for the cause. Thanks for stopping by the ranch and playin in the CSSC....hope to see you next week!
~Huggz, April with Cowgirl Up

Kleeblatt said...

Wonderful card.
Thanks for playing by CSSC. Hope to see you next week.
Hugs Monika

Anna said...

What a beautiful image! Thanks for sharing with us at PIO.