Monday, July 25, 2011


Happy Monday Everyone!!
Boy oh boy I can't believe that summer is just breezin' by!! This month will be gone in the blink of an eye. I hope that you have had a full filled fun summer so far. We didn't take a vacation or anything this summer. Sad but true. To much illness in our family this year. SO maybe we can take 2 next year.. LOL.......School in our area starts tomorrow!! So summer is over for our children. We are still having over 100 degree days. And that is just to hot to go to school.
When does school start in your area?

Today I have my Elisabeth Bell World Challenge card to share with you..
The challenge for this month is.....

Dig out your Elisabeth Bell stamps and Christmas papers to join us!!
You can check out the Challenge blog for all of the details and the prizes this month!

I really went to digging in one of my stamp drawers to find this little cute stamp!
It is an oldies but a goody! I did get this one at WOJ but I do NOT see it on the site right now. I am not sure what stamp the sentiment is. But I am thinking that it is a CC Designs.
I just love the saying. It goes so perfect with that little cutie stirring up his batch of cookie dough!!
I have colored my image with my copic markers and added stickles to the fur of his hat and to the cute little green mittens.
Papers today are all from my little scrap bag. So not really sure just what they are.
embellies: trim, ribbon, bakers thread, heart brads that I painted white dots on, glass beads and heart, star and heart stick pins, paper flowers, resin cookie.
Now I thought to myself.... It would be fun to bake some cookies to go with this card during the holidays.
Challenges I have made this card for:
Oldie But A Goodie: Ribbon and Lace

Craft Us Crazy: anything goes
Stamp Something: Embellish it
2 Sisters: anything goes

There's a new Little Darlings rubber stamp release coming out next week over at Love To Stamp. These new stamps will be showing as SNEAK PEEKS all week long.The Love To Stamp Store Blog has the SNEAK PEEKS starting TODAY!! You will get to see new stamps each day from the NEW RELEASE this week!!!
There are prizes to be won!! But you have to hop over there and enter to win!!! You can click HERE.....

One more thing before I go today...........
CHECK OUT my post from yesterday for your chance to win the NEW ELISABETH BELL Peeker from SCACD!! Details in post below...
Thanks for stopping by today!!!


Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Janiel~
A beautiful xmas card indeed.. Luv all the xmas colors going on and santa is handsome. Pretty DP..
have a great day!

cebelica said...

Oh, this is so cute!

Kathy said...

Hi Janiel!
Wow, this is adorable! So much detail and it's all pulled together so nicely. It reminds me that I need to get started on Christmas cards!
Glad you could join us for Elphine House Australia's first challenge. Your blog is filled with so many beautiful creations!

I live in So. California, it's pretty hot here too, but not quite as hot as it is there. My boys are in year round school...they only had 2 weeks off between changing grades, very strange still for me. They have August off and quess where we go for vacation...Phoenix! LOL, everyone thinks we're crazy, but we love just hanging at the pool and on the lazy river and for some reason it's not busy! :-)


Jodie from Oz said...

Janny, oh my this little Santa is so sweet, you are so creative, the strawberries & all your gorgeous papers & embellies are so perfect. Your colouring is wonderful & just looking at your beautiful card makes crave strawberries & cookies. Sorry to hear it has been so hot, but I wish it was summer here, our winter has been so cold. Have a great week, hugs Jodie from Oz xx

my crafting creations said...

Amazing card. Love all the details. Great job.


.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Oh my he is adorable!!! So sorry to hear it's no longer for sale!!! But your card is a gem!!!!
Hugs, Marit.
..:: xXx ::..

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Janiel what a truly delightful Christmas card the design is perfect so is the image I love it.
Lorraine x

Francesca said...

Beautiful Lace and ribbon creation
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie Challenge and good luck!


Gina L said...

You are right; that sentiment is perfect with this image! Such a cute card.

sara said...

how sweet is he !!! gorgeous card love all the little details thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
hugs sara x

Lynda Nielsen said...

awwww, JBug, this is Gorgeous.... and works perfectly for Elphine House Australia's Challenge. I'm SO glad you entered it. I just LOVE your papers, I'm in the mood to make lots of Christmas cards now.
Big Big Hugs,

D K Crafts said...

Hi Janiel. This is really gorgeous. Love the colours, cute image and the sentiment is great. Donna

DesignerDiva said...

Love this beautiful card, so many gorgeous details

Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie for this challenge and good luck

Hugs Laurie x

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous card with amazingly beautiful details. I'm always in awe of your wonderful designs. "Hugs" Carol

CraftyC said...

Another gorgeous card Janiel. The over all feel of this card is stunning!

Anonymous said...

I love it ;o)
You cn send me some sunshine Jan, we have Autumn weather and I do not like it ... not in the Summer aniway!

Hugs, Janneke

Juls said...

fun card! Love your embossed heart! Hugs Juls

Angie said...

What a cute Christmas card love the strawberry theme
Hugs Angie x

Michele said...

This is just gorgeous Janiel. I love the colours and the sweet image. Hugs Michele x

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Janiel! I just love the sentiment and your colouring is fabulous.

Thank you so much for joining us in our first EHA challenge! :)


Mary Lou said...

WOW Janiel~~Gorgeous, Wonderful, Oh So SPECIAL!!!! You are so amazing with your excellent coloring and beautiful embellishing~~~So Fantastic!!!!!!
School starting--oh my--we don't start here till end of August. I always like the way you take pics of your creations with all the perfect accents around them:)
Hope everyone is feeling way better:)

Grenouille Greetings said...

How could this cute Santa stamp have been left hidden from view - it is such an adorable image, coloured to perfection! I love your layout, PQ, how Santa is overlapping the sentiment panel and what a perfect sentiment it is. Gorgeous embellishment with lots of attention to detail. Lovely papers and fab staging! What a treat! Giant hugs to you girlfriend! IMTAP! Lesley