While most everyone is frantically getting ready for Christmas, I'm sitting here drinking coffee and wishing the season would last a little longer. I love Christmas time. And just when I seem to get into my Christmas Card mojo, it's gone.
To be honest, I'll probably be making more Christmas cards next week.
Yea, I have trouble accepting that it's over.
Sad, isn't it?! LOL!
Aaaaanyhow, today I'd like to share this cute, whimsical card I made for the World's Greatest Petsitter who also happens to be like a second Mom to hubby & me.
She's amazing with our large critter crew.
They all love her dearly.
This is the first time I've actually sat down and played with our new Stampin' Blends.
I didn't blend and shadow with them like they're intended. I just colored.
And had fun.
And guess what I realized...?
It was relaxing!
I know. I'm late to that boat too. *sigh*
I just don't make the time to color often enough.
You know what else I realized??? Alcohol markers require a buffer sheet between them and that beautiful wood table you see in the background.
Yea. Why do I have to learn everything the hard way?
Thank God there was a fast, easy fix for it and hubby
NEVER has to know. Those of you who know my hubby know how very meticulous he is about EVERYTHING.
Soooo, it can be our li'l secret, K? k.
'Nuf of that.
I can't promise that this will be the last Christmas item I share, but I can promise to try to get over missing Christmas before it's even here.
Have a wonderful day and I'll catch ya on the flip side.
Welcome to the December edition of the Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle. What the heck is that, you ask? The Stray Ducklings are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators here in central Illinois who participate in all kinds of fun paper crafting activities. And, since we're ducklings, we blog "waddle" vs. blog "hop". 😜
Aaaaanyhow, as they say, on with the show!
I saw an idea similar to this on a demonstrator group in Facebook during Halloween. I fell in love immediately, but had never seen the Oreo eggs before - until I visited my local Dollar General. There they were at the checkout. It was fate I tell ya! LOL
I had to add some snow for effect (and bling of course - ohhhhh shiny!)
Assembling the little houses from the Home Sweet Home diecuts is so much fun! I have a lot more ideas, now I just need more time!
The next duckling on our list of waddlers is Lori H or you can waddle along the list
I got a request a while back from one of my class participants to make a baby card. She didn't know the gender of the baby, so I made three variations of the same card using the same stamp set and the same DSP (Designer Series Paper) Pack.
How cute and fun is that li'l spinner elephant?! It just makes me smile :)
And for the unknown baby's gender
The Whole Lot of Lovely DSP stack was perfect for these cards!
And that's all the cuteness I can muster up at the moment.
Kinda reminds me of a song from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Yes, I'm a kid at heart. No, I'm not ashamed of it. 😉
Aren't they pretty?! I just love this card! It was designed by my fellow Stray Duckling, Mary Heinzman. The one on the right is her original card. The one on the left is the one we made at class a couple weeks ago. I didn't have the Watercolor Christmas stamp set yet so I improvised with Carols of Christmas.
I just think this card is so elegant! I hope you like it too! Have a wonderful day! 🎄 ~Kim~