Still in a Christmas-y mood.

The weather here in SouthCentral Texas has been just amazing this week. Nice and crisp in the mornings, and then sunny and bright after lunch. Just wonderful! It’s been really busy ’round here lately . . . . seems like the hustle and bustle of the season blew in with the weather! My card for Beate’s 25th sketch had to be a quickie:


Simple. Pretty. Sparkly. I like it!

For more takes on this sketch, visit Beate, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo, & Sharon! It’s always such a delight to see what these fabulous ladies have come up with!

Quickie details:

Focal Image is Postmodern Design (PL4-106-D) and I picked it up at my local stamp store the other day. I need the Peace one, and really regret not buying it! I guess I’ll have to go back there, huh? It’s stamped with Ranger Distress ink in Walnut Stain, I think. Winter Wonder Snowflakes from Verve Visual are stamped in Cool Caribbean and Glue Pad for some sparkle and to echo the patterned paper’s design. Paper is shimmery Poison Ivory and Basic Grey’s Figgy Pudding. Chipboard snowflake is Cosmo Cricket, and the iridescent sequins on top are secured with a clear rhinestone brad. Ribbon is luscious May Arts. Glitter, Martha Stewart and Dazzling Diamonds. The overlapping panel is tucked under the chipboard snowflake.

Want to get in the mood, too? Take a gander at Harry Connick, Jr. singing “When My Heart Finds Christmas” . . . swoon!

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  1. Joyclynn
    Posted October 26, 2007 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    such a lovely card Jenn! that ribbon is divine!!

  2. Posted October 26, 2007 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    GORGEOUS Jenn! LOVE those colors!

  3. Posted October 26, 2007 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    Oh My Goodness! This is GORGEOUS! I love all the sparkle, the paper and the stamps you chose. I told you I NEED new rubber and this is not helping!
    You are such an amazing artist. You dazzle me every time!

  4. Posted October 26, 2007 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    This is so beautiful! I love the unexpected colors, the glitz..the sentiment…. Just beautiful, Balcer!

  5. Posted October 26, 2007 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    I love this ribbon!! And your card is so soft and sprakly. I adore it!

  6. Posted October 26, 2007 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Stunning! Yep, we must have been feelin’ the same color combo this week:) But, it is an awesome combo and you did a great job with it. Love it!

  7. Posted October 26, 2007 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous, Jenn — great colors and I love that paper! The stamped snowflakes go so well with the paper and sentiment (which is wonderful). That beautiful ribbon is the perfect touch (we were both on a loopy bow wavelength today)!

  8. Posted October 26, 2007 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    you card is awesome. Love your watercoloring on the other card (Santa). Just beautiful.

    www. paperpiecingpatty.blogspot.com

  9. Posted October 26, 2007 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    This is absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to try the challenge. Barb

  10. Susan G
    Posted October 26, 2007 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Love your card. And we’re on the same page about Harry Connick, Jr. My son graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans and stood next to Harry and his family at one of the Mardi Gras parades. Now, why couldn’t that have been me?????? And did he even think to ask for an autograph? BTW, I’m just up the interstate from you at Ft. Hood. The weather is fabulous right now.

  11. Carolyn King (SCS Cammie)
    Posted October 26, 2007 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Loving this weather….but lovin this card even more….simply stunning—LOVE the sparkle!

  12. Posted October 26, 2007 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Oh, these colors are sooooo pretty!! That DP is just divine…as are the sparkly snowflakes!!!

  13. Posted October 26, 2007 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, this is just gorgeous! I love all the sparkles!!

  14. Bonnie aka raduse
    Posted October 26, 2007 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous! Jenn, stay in the Christmas mood. It’s almost here, you know, and I’m loving what I see.

  15. Posted October 26, 2007 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous card! Love the colors and the whole feel to it! And I agree, the weather this week in Texas has been the best!! Love getting the hot chocolate out again!

  16. Kathyc on SCS
    Posted October 27, 2007 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    This is just gorgeous! I love the colors of the Figgy paper and that ribbon is just lucious! I gotta get some of that!

  17. Posted October 27, 2007 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Yummy!!! EYE CANDY!!! love all your bling and sparkle!

  18. Posted October 27, 2007 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Your card is absolutely stunning! I love, love, love it!!!

  19. Ellen
    Posted October 27, 2007 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    I love the shimmery colors, patterned paper and bow—it’s so beautiful!

  20. Posted October 27, 2007 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    OOOOOO AHHHHHHHH Jenn!! Just gorgeous!! I need to make a run to Daisys (eP) house and get my Figgy Puddin’ order!! I want it!!!
    Perfection girl!

  21. Posted November 2, 2007 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    Absolutely stunning! Wowsa!

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