The minute I clicked on the Elzybells banner ad on SCS I was in love!  I was just getting an order together when Taylor asked me if I’d seen this new line of stamps and what I thought of them.  She was putting an order together too.  Then I decided to ask some of my friends in the Dirty Dozen Alumni what they thought of these darling stamps and was happy to find a love-fest!  From that love-fest sprang a special Challenge for my DDA and DD friends.  Let’s all make a card (or project) with the Winter Song image incorporating the color Pretty in Pink… and to really make it challenging let’s prohibit the use of patterned paper (lots of groans with that last caveat!)  Today is the day everyone is posting their Challenge cards on their blogs and in their SCS galleries.  I’m so excited to see them all.

Here’s mine.

elzybells-jami-nov-07-dd-challenge-blog.jpgIt’s a mini tall card measuring 3.5″ x 6.25″ to fit into a “bill pay” envelope.  The base is Bashful Blue layered with Real Red.  The top layers of Cryogen White and Stardream Chiara Rose Quartz are oh so shimmery and absolutely yummy!  They were each run through my Cuttlebug with embossing folders (snowflakes for the white and tiny bubbles for the pink). 

The adorable Elzybells image was stamped on Cryogen White (shimmer white) with Palette Hybrid Noir Black ink and colored with markers, reinker and aquapainter.  Snowflakes are from the SU set Wishing You Cheer – they are the perfect tiny size.  Frosted Lace Stickles make for sparkly snow and an itty bitty pom pom fits just right on her hat.  The image was then cut out with a Nestabilties die (thanks Taylor) and mounted with foam tape to two more Nestabilities scalloped circles.  I added blue extra fine Prisma glitter to the Bashful Blue circle with a 2-way glue pen for even more sparkle!

Red brads attached over tiny blue circles adorn each corner of the card and the Elzybells sentiment was punched and layered with SU oval punches.  The final touch is the Build-a-brad.  I stamped the swirly from Doodle This in red on the pink shimmer cardstock and punched it out for this fun brad.  I had so much fun with this card.  I hope you enjoy it.

Here’s a list of everyone who said they planned to play (plus there may be some surprises). 

11Valerie11
atomicbutterfly
BadSherry
Chantel
cookiestamper
cwilliams
debbiedesigns
Duckwaddlequack
flaxychick
genie1314
Jami
JanTInk
jbalcer
Jeanne S
JulieHRR
kittie747
Lauraly
leigh obrien
Linda D
LodiChick
mel mel
mytime
notimetostamp
rainy
rohla
StamperSharon
SweetMissDaisy
tashers
Tayloredexpressions
texasjdodylynn
waterchild12
WaterPixie
Zindorf

 But the easiest way to see all the Challenge cards to click here to go to the SCS gallery where they will be uploaded throughout the day – be sure to check at the end of the day or tomorrow to see them all!  I’m sure most people will include blog links as well in their gallery uploads.  I hope you enjoy all the entries for this challenge.  Thanks for stopping by!

7 Responses to “We’re all singing A Winter Song!”

  1. Sharon Harnist Says:

    This is adorable, Jami — love the Cuttlebuggin’ and colors you used! Somehow I missed the part about no designer paper, so I’ll have to re-do and post a bit later (after Kindergarten play this morning!). Thanks for the great challenge!

  2. Cambria Turnbow Says:

    Jami! I LOVE THIS CARD!! You are so sweet. Thanks so much for sending me the images! I planned on having mine done, but didn’t get it finished. Today, I’m headed to Eugene. I will post my card tomorrow! THANK YOU!
    I love ya girlfriend (and I know you love me too… you said so!)
    ~C

  3. scoopy (Emily) Says:

    Adorable Jami! It was so fun looking at all the fabulous cards in the challenge gallery!

  4. Stacy Says:

    Oh my…I am a rookie stamper and a friend of mine introduced me to these blogs. What an abundance of true creative artisits!! I went to SCS and looked at the cards submitted for this challenge and was amazed!!! How everyone can make one little stamp look so beautiful! You are all amazing~~~Thanksgiving blessing to all.

  5. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Beautiful! I’m loving all of these cards.

  6. Chris Says:

    I have loved seeing everyones creations! Great challenge, and I think the whole stamping world has fallin in love with elzybells. Chris

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