Friday, December 4, 2009

Ch{all}enge Master's Jingle Bell Blog Hop

Welcome to Ch{all}enge Master's Jingle Bell Hop...blog hop that is. If you made it here via a link on Elizabeth's blog...you know the drill...post a comment and follow the link I provide to Sharon's blog and leave her a comment. If you follow my blog and find yourself mid blog hop...you need to start at the Challenge Master's blog --> http://scrapchallengemasters.blogspot.com/

Remember:
The hop will take place from Sat. Dec. 5 at 9:00am EST until Sunday, Dec. 6 at midnight EST. The blog hoppers are required to visit all 23 blogs and leave a comment on each blog. Then they need to return to the Ch{all}enge Masters Blog and make a post that they have finished. One winner will be selected at random from all the eligible entries for the grand prize which is a $25 gift certificate to the online store of the winners choice. The winner will be announced by Dec. 11.

So....hop away to win that gift certificate...How cool is that, online store of your choice!!!...BUT WAIT...I'm offering a RAK...Everyone that comments on my blog today (December 5th) will get one draw for the RAK. If you decide to follow my blog...I'll put in your name in again...So comment and follow to get 2 draws for the RAK. You are probably thinking...rak schmak...I don't need no stinking rak...Well...I'm thinking you are going to love this rak...This rak is full of flowers, rub-ons, thickers, chipboard albums, brads, buttons, and more!!! I'll announce the winner on December 6th.

Christmas card...every year I hand make Christmas cards and have been doing so for over 5 years. The cards started simple and have grown ever more complex every year. To the point that they just take way too much time...stamping, cutting, assembling...So this year...I wanted to simplify the process and this is the card I came up with...EASY PEASY!!! I plan on making 60 today and getting them in the mail on Monday! I was inspired by a card I saw in a magazine. It had 4 squares of primary colors with an eleborate snowman popped up. Immediately, I knew this was my easy peasy card. I bought white pre-made cards (5x7) from Walmart...big time saver right there. The squares are 2.25" from Martha Stewart's Christmas line. The tree is cut via the cricut and design studio. I get 10 trees per sheet and am using Designer's Calendar. I did ink up the squares a bit and ran the tree through the cuttlebug. A little stickles on the tree and a glitter snowflake to top the tree...viola...easy peasy card! I'm soo excited to get these done this weekend.

So...ready to hop...The next blog to visit is Sheri Fink's --> http://www.finkshappenings.blogspot.com/

Remember...you must visit and comment on all blogs to qualify for the draw of the grand prize. Plus, follow my blog and get an extra draw for my RAK! Let me know in the comment if you have decided to follow!

Happy Blogging and Merry Christmas!


37 comments:

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

Janet...this is an awesome card...I agree that every year my cards are becoming more and more time consuming....I too have decided to simplify them.....I love yours and I am thinking i definitely need to get me a design studio or scal.
I love that you and I both use the words "Easy Peasy" LOL....

picnic said...

Cool card, and Yeah i love RAKS... Merry christmas...

Gena Justice said...

Great card and I like that it is easy peasy!

E said...

love the card looks so good

Pat said...

Great card Janet!

suzann said...

I love your card. It looks fabulous and the best part, it's easy!

Great Blog!

Merry Christmas!!

robin.christine said...

I'm already a follower I hope DT members count, cuz stash sounds good! ha ha I love your card, mine is simplified this year too, less crazy than the last couple of years.

Jenny said...

I love that card! Gives me another reason to NEED a cuttlebug!

I'm following you!

Jocelyn said...

What an adorable card....I love getting handmade cards...I save them all and of course I LOVE making them!!! What a great idea with the patchwork!!! Stop by and say Hi!!! I just adore meeting new people with a passion for life and crafting!!!! I am now a follower!!! :-)

CherrieScraps said...

your card is very cute and creative - I wish I had the time to do this every year, I can totally relate to simplifying. You did an awesome job!!

A Sarasota said...

Love the cardinal on your card! Happy blog hop!

LoisB said...

Very pretty card! I'm now following your blog.

scrappinqueen1 said...

Love the card! I agree when it comes to time consuming cards! Everything of mine is time consuming lol! Merry Christmas!!
-Sharon R.

JessK said...

I love the card and the fact it is "easy peasy."
I'm glad I'm doing this Hop, lots of great blogs and some very creative people. You've got another follower!

Fink said...

Love the embossing on the tree! I love when I get inspired like this! Oh and my name is Sheri. Hee hee!!!

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Janet,
I think your Christmas Card is adorable! Like you, I make ALL my cards each year and was very happy to send them off this week.

It's a lot of work, but everyone really loves receiving a Handmade Card!

Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays!

Lisa
Cutters Creek Design Team Member

Sally Cranney said...

Darling card! Still trying to decide if I'm going to make mine or just order them. This design is adorable!

p.s. I did follow your blog.

Audrey Yeager said...

OMG Janet you are gonna make 60??????? Very cute and simple card, might have to lift this!

*Monica* said...

That card is super cute!

BrendaB said...

I love the Cuttlebug embossing on your tree!

silvia said...

Great card!!

Happie Stamper said...

new follower here! yeah!!!

Misty (Snowlady) said...

Love your card & the fact it is easy to make!

Melisa said...

Awesome card. Definately doable for the holidays! I am a big fan of the Easy Peasy!

mustangkayla said...

What a pretty card! I love the embossed Christmas tree!

gocanucksgo said...

Brand new follower here. This is such a great card. I love the detail on the tree. Keep up the fantastic work =)

Jennifer Campbell said...

Love your card... I became a follower!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tere said...

what a beautiful card Janet... thanks for change of winning a RAK!!!!

July said...

Cute card.

Stacy said...

Great card Janet. Lovin the stickles. I'm super hooked on stickles right now :)

GinniG said...

What a GREAT idea!!! You may have saved me cuz I was struggling to come up with something after my first idea didn't work. :( TFS!!! I am now a follower... I know you from Scrapdango I think! :) Anyway, LOVE your blog! Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!!!

Sharon's blog said...

The card is so cute!!!

jlshurts said...

What a fun card! I really need to get working on mine!!

Terri said...

Janet, I just LOVE that card!!!!! That could maybe be something I could actually create!!!

Easy peasy lemon sqeezy!!! Gotta love it!!

Thank you so much for taking part in the very first CM blog hop & for all you did to make it such a HUGE success!!!!

Janet said...

Thanks to everyone for leaving a comment and following my blog! I'm hopping along having a great old time!!

Jamilie said...

Love your card!!!

Anneliese said...

What a great card! Love it. I am now a follower of your blog too!