Happy Halloween!!!

I LOVE Halloween! I've not been great about it this year. I've made lots of cards, but I don't have a costume or anything. It's still fun, though! Our apartment complex actually put treat bags on each of our doors in the middle of the night! SO FUN!!! Well, today is also Wednesday, so that means that it's time for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Our challenge for this week is SHAPE IT UP! Yup! We have some super fun shaped cards to share with you today! I, of course, had to do one for Halloween!

Happy Halloween Ghost Shaped Card

I pulled out some fun stuff for this one! I made the ghost itself from Neenah cardstock. The eyes are adorable brads from Eyelet Outlet. I used some fun stamps from Lawn Fawn, too!

Ghost Shaped Card

And of course, Simon Says Stamp is offering one lucky challenge participant a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore!

So, let's do this!!! Create a fun shaped card and link it up! You could win, for goodness sake!

I hope you have a super fabulous Halloween!!!!

You can find the links for the items I've used in this card below! Happy Shopping and Happy Halloween!

Jingle Out!


It's time for a Brand New Tami Mayberry Release for Gina K. Designs!

And I'm officially in love.  Can you be in love with a fabulous winter stamp set?  'Cause I'm totally in love with this fabulous winter stamp set.  Just sayin'.  The Tami Mayberry Team is joining forces with the Gina K. Team today to inspire YOU with this gorgeous set called Simple Snowflake!

I chose a soft color palette to show off the gorgeous snowflake sentiment stamp in this set!

Winter Wishes

I punched the circles and adhered them somewhat randomly and then stamped the sentiment image directly on the card. A bit of twine made the perfect finishing accent!

Winter Wishes Detail

And here is the list of the Tami Mayberry team members! To begin the hop head on over to Tami's blog! You will find LOTS of inspirational links there!

Jamie Cripps
Jennifer Ingle
Kelley Eubanks
Laura Williams
Laurie Willison

AND...for those interested in an update...we have made it through the worst of Sandy quite well. We still have power, although, last I heard my parents are out, as are several other people we know. My sister had also lost power and I'm not sure if she has it back yet this morning. Power has already been restored in some areas, while I believe others will likely be waiting a few days. We will see how it goes. We were fortunate to not lose ours, as many in our town did. There is quite a bit of small debris around, but, again, nothing as dangerous as it could have been, so that is all good. We are thankful.



Well, it's almost here, but I've still got a couple more Halloween cards to share with you before Wednesday!  YAY!!!  Today it's all about the awesome Happy Hexagons set from Fresh Squeezed Stamps!  I love how I was able to create a cool black and white background with these fun shaped stamps!


I tiled the stamps in the background, leaving space between them as I went.  The cool Portrait embellishment is Jolee's and the stickers are from Making Memories.  They all came together to make a spooky, yet playful Halloween card!


We, unfortunately, do not have any big plans for Halloween, and, at the moment, are curious to see what Hurricane Sandy brings our way before we get that far, anyway!  I hope you all have a wonderful day and if you happen to be in Sandy's path, stay safe!


Stampendous! New Release Blog Hop!!! {Giveaway}

Hello, friends! I hope you have been enjoying all of the awesome posts throughout the week for the Stampendous! New Release week! We all have one more project to share with you today for our blog hop! You will NOT want to miss out on this! TONS of inspiration!!!

Be sure to visit all of the blogs along the way THREE people will WIN Stampendous! PRIZES!!!!

I created a frame using the beautiful new Spring Bouquet Jumbo stamp set from Stampendous!

All of the Flowers

I covered the $1 frame from Micheal's entirely with Vintage Lilac embossing powder. I love how it has glitter in it and makes the frame sparkle! I colored the bouquet and the butterfly, cut them out, and mounted them on the frame. It is surrounded by pearls from Eyelet Outlet.

All of the Flowers Frame 2

Now you will want to check out what the rest of the team has created! You are in for a real treat today!

 Annette Witherspoon 
Asia King 
Barb Turpin 
Cyndi Bundy
Janelle Stollfus  
Jennifer Ingle 
Jennifer Dove 
Kristine Reynolds
Lea Kimmel 
Mary Dawn Quirindongo 
Melinda Gleissner  
Pam Hornschu 
Rhea Weigard
Suzanne Czosek
Taylor Usry
Tenia Nelson
Tobi Crawford
Wenday Jordan
Wendy Price 
Yana Smakula 


Candy Treats For Someone Sweet! (And A Giveaway Reminder!)

I have another fun card to share with you using the adorable Christmas Treats stamp set from Fresh Squeezed Stamps!  I love this fun candy jar and I particularly love that there are two separate candy filler stamps so you can EASILY have contents in different colors in your little jar!  Smart stamping, folks!  SMART stamping.  That's what that is, I tell ya!  HA!

Sweetest Wishes

I stamped the teal and purple candies inside the candy jar and then coated the jar with Smooch sparkly glaze!  I added a bit of washi tape and some twine to ground the sentiment and finish off the card!

Sweetest Wishes (detail)

If you haven't checked out Fresh Squeezed Stamps yet, you are going to LOVE this brand new stamp company!  SUCH fabulous designs!!!  You can check out their blog for LOTS of inspiration, too!

AND...Today is the LAST DAY to enter the Bossy Joscie Giveaway here on my blog!  BUT...you could have even more chances to win AWESOME Bossy Joscie flair!  Latrice has a gift certificate giveaway on her blog, as well!  Be sure to check it out!!!  That one closes on Saturday, so HURRY OVER!!!


Muted Tones

There is a new challenge up over at Gourmet Rubber Stamps. We are playing with color! When I saw this palette it had a muted feel to me and so I latched onto that when creating my card. Here is the palette...

And here is the card I have created based on these hues...

May The spirit of Christmas...

I used several Tsukineko VersaMagic inks. I love how they have the soft look to them! The background paper is Fancy Pants Designs and I used the Gourmet Rubber Stamps Circles of Christmas set for the stamps.

May the Spirit of Christmas (detail)

Now it's your turn! Head on over to the Gourmet Rubber Stamps blog to see what the other girls have created and then create you own project based on this color inspiration and link it up to the Gourmet Rubber Stamps Facebook page so we can see it!

Also...a quick reminder that tomorrow is the LAST DAY to enter the Bossy Joscie GIVEAWAY! You don't want to miss this one, so be sure to check it out! It's easy to enter!

Jingle Out!


The Beauty of Autumn Leaves

Today we have a brand new challenge up for you over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog! This one is pretty much perfect for this beautiful time of year - Autumn Leaves! Yup! That's the theme! We want to see your creations inspired by Autumn Leaves!

I pulled out the GORGEOUS Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit for my card today!

Thinking of You always

I stamped and paper pieced the leaves, placing them in a falling pattern on the card. Calm and peaceful. *sigh*  I am also linking my card to the Less Is More Autumn Challenge.

Thinking of You Always (detail)

AND...as always, Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 Gift Voucher to one lucky participant! Somebody has to win, folks! Just sayin'.

So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
You have until Wed Oct 31st 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in! Seriously, you guys...just make a card and link it up. It's that easy! :)

You can find the goodies I used to create this card in the links below!  YAY!


Stampendous! New Release Week! YAY!

We are SO excited to be sharing some super fun projects with you this week with the BRAND NEW October release stamps!!!  Today I have a fun card I created with the new Children Play and Spanish Greetings set from Stampendous!

Muchas Gracias

I stamped and embossed the image with black embossing powder, also from Stampendous!  A bit of May Arts ribbon finished off the design!

Be sure to check out what the other Stampendous! DT members have created with the awesome new stamp designs!

Jennifer Dove
Wendy Price
Taylor Usry
And me!

Thanks for visiting and have fun hopping! If you would like to view the entire new catalog, check it out over on the Stampendous! Blog!


Hello, Little Blue Friend! {Giveaway}

This week the 100 Proof Press team has joined forces with the folks over at Faber-Castell for some fun and inspiration!  I have a cute little card that I created for you today using one of my favorite 100 Proof Stamps, Red Riding Hood.  Don't be fooled by her name, however, she looks QUITE lovely in other colors, as well!  Tee-hee.  Just sayin'.

Hello Friend!  

I colored her with the markers and pencils from the Blue Mixed Media sampler from Faber-Castell.  I had so much fun blending and combining the various mediums on my little girl image!  The sticker sentiment is from SRM Stickers, and the beautiful lace is from May Arts.

Hello Friend! (detail)

Be sure to visit each of the blogs listed below for your chance to win the two GREAT prizes be offered by Faber-Castell and 100 Proof Press!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away a $40 prize pack, and 100 Proof Press will be giving away a $30 gift certificate and the calendar we saw on this hop!

Here is the full list of participating blogs.  Happy Hopping!

100 Proof Press Blog


Bossy Joscie Flair GIVEAWAY!!!

K. So, remember that AMAZINGLY adorable flair on my card that I posted yesterday? You know...this one...

<3 (detail)

Well, that amazing flair came from the amazing Bossy Joscie shop! AND...I have some GREAT NEWS! Joscie is giving a $15 Gift Code to one lucky Just Jingle Reader! Check out some of the amazing flair she has in her shop!

I may or may not be slightly biased toward that first set I posted. Not sure why. Just sayin'. HAHAHA! And this isn't all, by ANY MEANS! She has SO MANY amazing styles to choose from and she is constantly adding fun new designs to the mix, too! It's FABULOUS!!!  I am more than just a little addicted.  Just sayin'.

Here is a card I created using the special Chrispea flair, made in memory of our friend, Chris Hertel whom we lost to breast cancer a little over a year ago. With each purchase of these special "Chris peas" Joscie is making a donation to support breast cancer victims!

Hope Happens

AND...not only does it help people out, but it is super adorable, to boot! Chris would have been TOTALLY on board with that one! YAY! (For those who don't know, Chris was also the amazing artist who created the elements in my blog banner and blog button. She and her husband are responsible for that gnome cuteness up there!)

You can find Joscie on...
Oh, Scrap! (Her blog)
Bossy Joscie (Her shop)
Bossy Joscie Facebook Page

So...who wants to win a $15 Gift Code to Bossy Joscie????!!!!!

To enter:

LIKE the Bossy Joscie Facebook page (Let her know Jingle sent you!), visit the store, and leave a comment here on this post telling me your favorite flair that I haven't posted here!  (I will be checking to be sure you did BOTH things!  :))

This giveaway is open worldwide. Giveaway is open through Friday, October 26th. Please be sure to leave a method to contact you in your comment. Winner will be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond. If no response is received a new winner will be drawn. I did not receive any compensation for this post. I simply love the shop and love Joscie and want to spread the love! Good luck!