Thursday, January 3, 2013

Waltzingmouse Secret Santa Project

My bestie, Cathy Weber (aka Empty Nest Crafter blog)   recently organized a Secret Santa over in the Waltzingmouse Forum.  If you participated you were given a name of a person who you were to mail a hand made Christmas card to.  In return you would receive a card from another participant.  Today all the cards that were made are being featured over on the Waltzingmouse blog.

I'm going to start off by showing you the sweet card I received from my Secret Santa Super Jen Treadway!  Isn't that snowman with the banner the sweetest ever?  There are lots of layers on this card with lots of rich embossing.  The striped paper in the background even has glitter!  I was so surprised to receive this card because I assumed that the person I sent my card to would be the same person I would receive one from!   Thank you so much Jen for absolutely making my day - and my holiday even brighter!  I get to smile at this little guy for as long as I want now!
 This is the card I made and sent to Charmaine Stack (Tweedcurtain Productions) 
 
I hope Cathy continues this tradition at Waltzingmouse.  I know it is a lot of work for her matching people together.  I feel so honored to have met so many creative people there and receiving a hand made card from one of them is a real treat!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:   Finished Size:  5.75 x 5.75"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Faux Fun Circles, Santa's Coming to Town
Dies:  Spellbinders Standard Circles, Inverted Scalloped Circles, Picot Edge Circles, Labels 28
Pattern Paper:  October Afternoon Holiday Style Collection 8" Pad
Card Stock:  Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Baja Breeze, Vintage Cream
Ink:  Stampin Up Real Red, Baja Breeze, Versafine Onyx Black
Hole Punch, Leaf Pins (Ribbon Reel), Small red gardenia (Iamroses), Twinery Maraschino, 5/8" Organic Cotton Stripe Sky Blue May Arts (Ribbon Reel), 1" Red Velvet, 1 1/2" Crochet Ivory May Arts (Ribbon Reel, 1 1/2" Double Face Satin Red

16 comments:

Charmaine Stack said...

Jeanne, I LOVE that card you sent to me. It has a place of honour in my home and everyone who has seen it has admired and commented on it. I feel so lucky to have received it! Thank you. It makes me smile every time I look at it and I bet you do the same every time you look at that uber cute card from Jen. I love the little banner that perky snowman is holding!

Louise Sharp said...

Hi Jeanne,
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog! I'm always stopping in here at your blog to see your beautiful work. I love the idea behind the secret santa card sending! I'm sure Charmaine would have been thrilled to receive your card.
Much love - Happy New Year
Louise X

Joyce said...

You are so lucky--you received a fabulous card, and sent a fabby one, too. As usual, I love all the layers, bows and special little details. I think your snowman and santa could become friends.

Pauline said...

Lucky Charmaine!! What a gorgeous card you made for her, fabulous layers, and I love the funky retro colours and patterned papers!

Claire said...

Oh I'm so jealous - I would love to have taken part in this but I was having problems getting on to the forum when it was all happening! Maybe this year. What beautiful cards, both. Jeanne, the red, white and blue is absolutely stunning..wish I'd received one of these LOL!

Lisa M said...

That is a wonderful idea and wow what a treat you got from your secret Santa!! I'm also just tripping over myself looking at the card you sent.
Happy New Year my friend and here's to continued crafting in 2013.
hugs,
Lisa xxx

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne, both of these cards are just so beautiful. I love the one your received from Charmaine, so fun and festive with that adorable snowman holding the banner. Your card as always is a stunner, simply beautiful with all the fabulous little details that seems to make your cards shine.

Marybeth said...

I was waiting for you to post , guess I mised it.
Yes the snowman banner Jen made is adorable so is her sweet card.
Love the card you sent to Charmaine! I saw it on her blog this morning and knew right away it was yours. This was so nice of Cathy to organize .

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my, aren't we all blessed to be able to share our creativity with one another; those who love this craft as much as we do ourselves. You received and crated wonderfully creative cards!

Happy New Year Jeanne!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - that little snowman with his banner is just wonderful. Love the bright paper and the embossed border. Love it. And your card to Charmaine is stunning!

Super Jen said...

Thanks for the kind words about my card. I was a bit out of my league making a card for the talented and celebrated Jeanne J! I'm such a clean and simple stamper but tried the "more is more" approach this time. Your card is simply wonderful. I am, as usual, amazed by your winning combination of elements and the stunning color combination.

Super Jen said...

Oh, and PS. That trick of trimming down a Spellbinders label make a killer tag is INSPIRED!

Renee said...

Both are just gorgeous!!
Love that happy little snowman...
he's so incredibly adorable...
and the papers and colors...
how could he not just make you happy! :)
And yours...
well...
stunning as always!!
You amaze me beyond words...
that's all I can say Friend!! :)

Crraftymama said...

Both are georgeous. What inspiration you have shared with me to really kick it up a notch!

Julia Aston said...

Both cards are such a treat to look at here Jeanne! How fun for Jen to have her snowman holding a banner (must remember that!) and your card is so lovely in the red, white and light blue!

JJ Bolton said...

What a great idea for the exchange! Especially since there are folks from all over the world over at the WMS forums:) Both of these cards are lovely!