Welcome to One World One Heart on Just Jingle! *Giveaway!*

I am so excited to, once again, be participating in Lisa's fabulous One World One Heart event this year! This event has been running for five years and this is the last one, so I can't WAIT to meet lots of fantastic new artistic bloggers! I have made some incredible blog friends through this event!

For those of you who are visiting for the first time, my name is Jingle and love to create! I love to have fun and that is generally pretty evident on my blog! I do a lot of card making, mixed media work, stamping, and doll making. You know...I'm an artist with too much inspiration and not enough time! HA! I began as an avid scrapbooker and it all just sprung for there! OH! And I have blue hair. Well, not entirely...just streaks, but I love it. I also really love to laugh. It's good for you. Just say'n. I also have an amazingly wonderful Hubbums, two black labs, Maggie and Thatcher (yup...they are named after her...), and live in a happy little city in Massachusetts in a happy little house in a happy little neighborhood. I have a couple of cool parents and a fabulous sister who also loves the arts, as she is an actor by trade. Basically, I'm me. And me is pretty awesome. Just say'n.

For my door prize, I am giving away one of my art dolls! Meet, Evanthe!


She is a cloth and clay doll ready to greet you with a bunch of pretty flowers! She is made with Samantha Walker fabrics for Riley Blake and Creative Paper Clay. I painted her with watercolor and acrylic paints and embellished her with ribbon and trim!

If I get more than 200 entries, I will also give away an ATC for every 100 entries. I will be working on these throughout the event, so I don't have photos yet!

All you need to do to enter to win Evanthe is to have a blog (that's the point...to meet LOTS of other fabulous bloggers!) and leave a comment here letting me know where I can find you so I can come visit! If you enjoy my blog, I would LOVE to have you follow (but it is totally not required)! That pretty much makes my day when I see a new follower around here! Just say'n. Also, feel free to check out the OWOH event and join in the fun with your own post and giveaway!

So...it's THAT easy! The giveaway closes on February 17th! I'm excited to meet you!!!!


New Lines from Samantha Walker

Samantha Walker Designs and Creative Imaginations have some REALLY super cute releases debuting at CHA and I just HAD to share these with you!

First, we have the Enchanted Garden line, which is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous and Samantha has a matching fabric line with Riley Blake! How cool is THAT?!

Yup. You know you want it!

The second line is called Heidi and is SO SWEET! I love the soft color tones and yet the spirited whimsy of this line!

Isn't it just too sweet?! I love it!

And finally, my favorite of the three.... KOKESHI!!!!

Okay, so seriously, you guys??? TOTAL CUTENESS! I love the colors, and the dolls!!!! *sigh* Happiness in paper form. Just say'n. I just have to HOPE for fabric in these amazing patterns!!!!

So...tell me what you think! AND...if you head on over to Samantha's blog you *might* find some giveaways!!!


You're My Cup of Tea

It snowed. Again. Enough Said on THAT. Just say'n. Seriously...Maggie and Thatcher, my labs, LOVE snow and even they are tired of it covering up their yard and making it difficult to move around. Poor girls! LOL! But, alas, what can we do?

I have a fun Valentine to share with you today! Is it just me, or do coffee drinkers have an edge as far as stamps go? It seems like it's always easier to find coffee stuff than tea stuff. Well, I say HMPH to that! HA! This is a fabulous stamp from Scrolls Work. I absolutely LOVE the detail on the tea cup! So cute! This one is for the tea drinkers!

My Cup of Tea

That gorgeous background? Yup. That's totally the Cream Hearts Holey Cardstock by Samantha Walker for Creative Imaginations. LOVE THAT!!!!

You're My Cup of Tea (sentiment)

I inked the tag and the cardstock with the stamped image to give them a warm feel. I think I like it, but I'm still not totally sure on that one. HA!

You're My Cup of Tea (image)

I love the blue tone (Twighlight by CTMH) ink combined with the white to create the china look on the tea cup. That was fun!

I am also entering this in the Gingersnaps Hot Beverage challenge. I hope to do another one with the hot beverage theme, but I wanted to toss this one in, too!

I hope you have a super fantastic Thursday!!!

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100 Proof Moxie Fab- We Are Talking Hard Core Rubber, folks! {WOYWW}

Stamps, my friends! Not 100 Proof liquor. Sorry for those who came looking for that. HA! ACTUALLY, I'm super excited to tell you about 100 Proof Press!!! This stamp company has been around for over 30 years! Yes, you read that correctly, THIRTY years! If you've been in the industry long, you know that is a LOOOONG time and quite impressive! AND...it is now under new ownership!!! The fabulous Sara Vukson has taken over and is already doing a bang up job with the company!!!

Sara sent me some stamps to show off and they honestly just arrived like two days ago, but I simply HAD to do a quick project with one last night because, well, quite frankly, I can't just let fresh rubber sit on my desk unused! HA!

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Ummmm...yup. AWESOME images! Seriously! The catalog is AMAZING!!! This is just one of the images she sent, so you will be seeing some really fun projects coming up! 'Cause, seriously...just looking at these stamps is inspiring! No. For reals, folks. For. REALS.

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This card was not only inspired by this amazing stamp, but also by the seriously fabulous Moxie Fab Monochromatic Color Inspiration Challenge. Can you say PINKNESS???? Actually, the combo seemed really tricky for me at first, but as soon as this stamp arrived I had the PERFECT idea and now I am loving the monochromatic pinks! LOVING THEM!!!!

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So...wanna know what my workspace looks like? Well, it DID look like a pink explosion, but I managed to get the papers scraps cleaned up last night! LOL!

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Now, it just has minor pinkness remnants, a new bucket of spice drops to replace the former bucket of jelly hearts, and more RUBBER!!! I can't wait to play with those other images! Seriously...just LOOK at them!!! You know you wish you were here right now. Just admit it. Me, my crazy blue hair, spice drops, and 100 Proof Press image goodness! It's like a tiny slice of heaven, folks. A tiny. slice. of. heaven. Just Say'n.

Today is totally feeling like a Jingle Out kind of day, so prepare yourselves, ladies and gentlemen. Prepare yourselves. 'Cause it's totally coming.

Jingle. OUT!

Just Say'n. ;-)

P.S. To check out more fabulous workspaces totally head over to The Stamping Ground! Join in! It's wicked fun!

Playing In The Snow {Wordless Wednesday}

For More Wordless Wednesday Posts check here, here and here! Please check out my other post today, too!!!


A New Skipping Stones Design Sketch and FREE SHIPPING! Oh...and a super cute card, of course!

Here we are on Tuesday once again! We have a brand new sketch for you to play along with us over at Skipping Stones Design! It's a fun one, too!!!

Flutter By

I love playing with banners! WAY too fun! For my card I chose two fabulous sets! One is called Pumpkin Seeds and will be released next month (YUP! Sneaky Sneaky!!!!), and the other is one of my favorites, Healing Wings.

Flutter By (flat)

My color inspiration for this card came from the amazingly awesome Jewel Tones Color Inspiration challenge over at Moxie Fab!

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Aren't these colors just luscious together? I certainly think so! And, of course, tossing in some SSD stamps and Cosmo Cricket papers can ONLY make things better! *LOVE!* AND...if you feel the need to treat yourself to some seriously FABULOUS stamps, Skipping Stones is offering FREE SHIPPING!!! Just enter the code freeship at checkout!!! I love free shipping. I don't have to go out in the weather, AND, I get cuteness delivered to my door at no charge! LOVE IT!

They are predicting another snow storm this week. That seems to be the trend as of late...we get DUMPED on once a week. It's a little crazy, actually. Particularly if you have a 50 mile EACH WAY commute. *sigh* Lots of snow days. Just say'n. HA! I DO hope that you have a truly fabulous Tuesday!

Today I am linking with the following parties:

Get Your Craft On Tuesday


Happy Valentine's Day, Cowboy!

Ummm...so yup. It's totally 7 below zero in my happy little city right now. Yup. 7. degrees. BELOW. freaking. zero. That's not warm. Just say'n.

Seven. Below. Yes, I'm aware that I am dwelling, but SERIOUSLY, folks??? Don't you think that's a weeee bit ridiculous. 'Cause I do. For reals.

Anyway, this fun little Valentine that I created is sure to make us all feel warmer! Okay...so that doesn't make any sense, but still, I want to share it, so I'm gonna, K? K. Thanks.

Cowboy Valentine

Yup. It's a Valentine card for a guy. Who knew? HA! The papers, border stickers, and that awesome epoxy sticker are all from the Cowboy line by Samantha Walker for Creative Imaginations! I LOVE this line! so cute and the colors are just perfect! I added some alpha stickers (Making Memories) for the sentiment and popped on some brads (Making Memories) in the corners to finish it out.

Cowboy Valentine (close)

I don't know if it is because this is just a way fun card or because I totally have a thing for cowboys, but either way, I love it. Just say'n.

Cowboy Valentine (flat)

Have a super happy Monday!!!


It's A Birthday Party Blog Hop!!!!

Aren't you lucky? You've just officially been invited to a super fun Birthday Party Blog hop for the super fabulous Ann Kranitz!!! That means that you get to hop along and see all of the fun cards that we made for Ann, and, of course, hop on over and wish her a Happy Birthday! If you don't know Ann yet, you TOTALLY need to check out her beautiful blog! She is an absolutely phenomenal card maker! Trust me... good stuff!

If you have already begun the hop you should have arrived from Brenda's blog. If you are just now finding this fabulous event you should check out Karen's blog to start at the beginning and see the entire list of blogs participating!

Happy Birthday

The card I created was inspired by the Moxie Fab Color Inspiration: Neutrals Challenge. I love these colors and I had a blast working with them for Ann's card!

Happy Birthday (flat)

The patterned papers you see are Stamp'n Up! and the cardstock is Bazzill. The beautiful stamps are from the Heartsong set by Skipping Stones Design. The inks are Close To My Heart and Tim Holtz for Ranger. The punch is Martha Stewart for EK Success, and the twine and the button with thread are vintage.

Happy Birhtday (close)

So, Happy Birthday, Ann! I hope you have a seriously fabulous day and enjoy this fun little hop we put together to celebrate!

The next stop on the hop is Joanne, so have fun HOPPING!!!!


Purple Trail Review and Giveaway! *CLOSED*

***Winner is Carola Bartz! Comment #13.***

So, you guys pretty much know I love to take photos and I know you know I like to do cool stuff with them. You also know that I love to create cards and other fabulous stuff. WELLLLL.....I was recently contacted by a website that lets you do ALL of that! I am excited to introduce you all to Purple Trail! A fabulous place to create ENTIRELY custom designs for cards, magnets, and SO MUCH MORE!

Purple Trail sent me some samples of their products and I can honestly say that I was impressed with the quality. I've seen other companies that let you create photo cards and things, but what really sets Purple Trail apart is that you can create things like amazing Personalized Magnets, fabulous Tri-Fold Cards, and lots of other fabulous designs using either the fabulous designs they have available for you to add your photo or information to OR you can create a design from scratch. Yup. You heard that correctly.

Sooo....all you Etsy sellers out there who would LOVE to have a cute postcard showing off your shop banner or even photos of your work...YUP. You can TOTALLY do that with Purple Trail! And even better, you can TOTALLY customize your designs and you can count on excellent quality pieces when they arrive in your mailbox. AND...it is EASY! BUT...if you need them quickly, Purple Trail even offers a Print At Home option where you can print up your designs on your home printer!

So check it out!

Purple Trail has generously offered to give one Just Jingle reader a $30 Gift Code to use on ANY product you wish!

To Enter:
MANDATORY: Visit Purple Trail and come back and leave a comment letting me know which design (pre-made) you like best! Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you! I'd also love to know how you would use your customized pieces!

Extra Entries (optional):
1. Follow my blog and leave an additional comment letting me know you do!
2. Like Purple Trail and Just Jingle on Facebook and come back letting me know your Facebook name.
3. Post about this giveaway on Facebook and come back here leaving a comment with a link to your post.
4. Follow Just Jingle on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway with a link back to this post and @JustJingle in the tweet.

Giveaway ends: 30 January 2011

I was sent a sample pack (not custom) of products to view the quality and offer this review. The prize is provided by Purple Trail.


My Upcycled Fabric Wreath

I mean, really? What else was I going to do with a couple of old pillows and a wire hanger? For reals?

Upcycled Fabric Wreath

Let me tell you how this fun little wreath came to be.

My dog got sick because she chewed a plastic soda bottle. My OTHER dog's bed, therefore, had to be washed. The cover comes right off for washing, however, the inside needed washing, too, and, well, it came out kind of lumpy and a lot less FLUFFY. (Be sure to read the word FLUFFY as though you are Agnes from Despicable Me ever. single. time. It will just make your day more fun. Trust me on this one.) SOOOOO....The Hubbums decided to upcycle some old pillows that were in the trunk in the basement and so he promptly unstuffed them and used the batting to make a new inside for Maggie's bed. And NOW it is SO FLUFFY!!!!! WELLLLLLL....that left a couple of empty pillows....hmmmm...not sure they could really be called pillows anymore, but you know. WELL, I couldn't just let THOSE go in the trash, now could I? Nope. Nosirreeebob.



...the fabric wreath. I promptly plopped myself on the couch with a pair of pinking sheers and the pillow casings and cut lots and lots and lots and lots of small strips from the fabric.

Then, I grabbed a white wire coat hanger and tied lots and lots and lots and lots of small strips of cut fabric onto the hanger after shaping it into a lovely wreath shape. *Be sure to bend a hook or loop into the top for hanging!*

THEN...I added a sparkly red ribbon because I happen to like red Lots and lots and lots AND because I figure Valentine's day is coming AND I can always change the ribbon for the seasons AND 'cause I like it THAT'S WHY!!!!

And now I have a fabulous, simple, wonderful upcycled fabric wreath. And I love it. Lots.

And lots and lots.

Just say'n.

Upcycled fabric wreath

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Lots of Projects! {WOYWW}

Here we are at yet another fabulous What's On Your Workspace Wednesday with our friends over at The Stamping Ground! *said in my best cheesy on-site game show host voice, mind you.*

Yes, my dear friends, it is that lovely time again when we gather together to play WHAT IS ON YOUR WORKSPACE????

Hmmmm....and what do you suspect to be on my desk on this fine Wednesday? Oh, yes, my friends, THE USUAL!!!!

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HA! That being pretty much everything. Just say'n. Let's just say it has got a LOT of use this week! I mean a LOT! And I have plans to make it work even more, so THERE! You can see a rather large project on top there. That was inspired by a delightful little girl who happens to be the daughter of a delightful friend of mine. The Hubbums said he wants to make a frame for it so we can put it up in the house, so it is waiting for that stage in it's life.

You can also see a fabulous arrow ready for an upcoming project that I saw an another blog. Will share...will share. Just say'n.

AND...you can see a fabulous bin of gummy hearts. I LOOOOOOOVVVVVE gummy hearts. For reals. Love 'em.


And then there are these beauties just waiting to be worked on some more. Well, at least they WILL be beauties. Don't tell them what they look like right now...I generally keep mirrors away from them at this stage as it can be a bit frightening to the poor girls! I mean REALLY!

So, that, my dear friends, is what is on my workspace right now. What's on yours?

I'm Blue Da Ba Di Da Ba Die... {Wordless Wednesday}



Birthdays Are Like Purses...

It is another fabulous Tuesday and that means another fabulous sketch with Skipping Stones Design! Today we get to play with the super fabulous Birthday Purses set and let me tell you, it is SOOOO adorable! ALSO...BIG NEWS - today is the LAST day to order for the BUY THREE GET ONE FREE sale over at Skipping Stones so Skip YOURSELF right on over there and treat yourself to some fun new stamps!

Birthdays are Like Purses...

This is the card that I created with the sketch this week! (To see the sketch head on over to SSD!) I sort of went crazy with ribbon and can I tell you how much FUN that was? Lots. Lots. Of. Fun. Just say'n.

Birthdays are Like Purses (close)

I love how you can create hundreds of different 'purse designs' simply by utilizing your patterned paper stash! FUN!!!!

Birthdays are Like Purses (inside)

OH, yes, and then there is the inside! CUTENESS!!!! Isn't that just fun? I certainly think so!

And this fabulous color inspiration came from the one and only Moxiefab World Color Inspiration Challenge for Brights and Bolds! LOVE!

I hope you have a truly fabulous Tuesday! Don't forget to check out what all of the Stamp Tramps have created along with our AMAZING guests for this month!!!

Today I am linking with the following parties:

Get Your Craft On Tuesday
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