Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jingle Belles Rock - Week 10

This week's Jingle Belles Rock challenge was to make a card inspired by our personal Christmas traditions, a la "Home for the Holidays".

This was a tough challenge for me, because I don't celebrate Christmas. I've been married to a man whose family celebrated it, but it's not my holiday and I have no personal family traditions from which to draw inspiration. So for the past three days I've been doing various streams of consciousness with the theme, the words to the song, etc., to get to a point where a card would materialize.

For example: Home for the Holidays --> holiday traditions --> ANY holiday --> but this is a Christmas challenge --> never mind

Then: Christmas --> presents --> rant about the commercialization of Christmas --> Bah, Humbug --> old news in my world (I have that sentiment and I've made that card) --> never mind

So I focused on the song. Home for the holidays --> there's no place like home for the holidays --> there's no place like home --> THE WIZARD OF OZ! YES, I CAN DO THIS!

Wizard of Oz --> ruby slippers --> I HAVE RUBY SLIPPERS! And a snarky sentiment to go with it, of course. Here's what came out:

The shoes are from a There She Goes set with some other awesome images and snarky sentiments that you'll see more of this week. The sentiment is from Inky Antics, and I usually use it with one of my Emerson ladies.

I chose the polka-dotted shoes over the plain ones that I've glittered in the past because I wanted to use my Enamel Accents on the dots. In hindsight, perhaps red glittered shoes to match the red polka dots in the paper might have been a better choice, but ... no, I'm happy with the black dots. Nice contrast.

So there you have it - my entry for this week's Jingle Belles Rock challenge. Now go play if you haven't already done so!


  1. BWAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!! OMG!!! How freakin' brilliant are you?!!?! I ♥♥LOVE♥♥ this!!! Snarky, indeed. But, I really adore it. And, aren't enamel accents the best? :)

    GREAT way to reinterpret this!!

  2. hahahaha! I don't know what was funnier....the blog up to the card....or the card!
    Great job!

  3. Too fun ... love those stream of consciousness designs ... and so very glad you found something that worked for you ... thanks again for joining our jingle belles fun.

  4. girl you have me laughing so hard
    tears are running down my face!!!
    SUPER FUN card!!!

  5. That is a cool and pretty one, who doesn't love shoes, pretty red shoes, and I happened to be a big fan of wizard of oz too, so yes, this is so so cool!

  6. HA!!!!!!!!! now see THAT is cooooooooooooool! and not just ordinarily cool...oh no...that thing is WONDERFUL and WONDROUS in a completely awesome and original ♥LESLIE♥ kinda way. which of course is EVEN BETTER!!! (plus it's just a great HOLIDAY card that totally fits the prompt!) well done, missus, i salute you!

  7. LOLOLOL!! love this!! very clever and a fabulous card!

  8. I like your thinking,lol. What a fun Christmas card, love


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