Hey All! Happy Hump Day and welcome to another Wednesday Evening Post. This one is going to be one of my shorter ones. I have a couple of things to show you, and I'll get to that in a moment. But I have some business to take care of first.
I have had some idiot posting anonymously and posting garbage ads in the comment section. People like that are just plain evil in my opinion. Why do they have to go around screwing with people? It will never make sense to me. So because of this idiot, I have had to turn on the comment moderation feature. Now when you leave me a comment, it will tell you that it will be visible after owner's approval. So, just wanted to let you know why it changed, and your comments will be posted, it will just take a little longer to see them.
Next, I need to announce the winner of the candy cane House Mouse stamp from last post. Drum roll please. . . . . . . . . and the winner is . . . . . . .Diane at Nellies Nest! Yea for Diane!!! Can you email me with verification of your address so that I can get the stamp in the mail to you? Congrats! THERE IS ANOTHER SURPRISE AT THE END OF THIS POST SO BE SURE TO READ ABOUT IT!
OK, now for my stuff to share. I made another one of those bags again. When making the first one, I had this thought in my head of using one to hold all the ingredients for a cup of hot chocolate. I thought it would be a nice little thank you gift for the nice lady across the street who made me a set of beautiful hand quilted coasters. So I wanted to say thanks with something other than just a card. So here it is:
Is that bear cute or what??? Look how long his hair is! LOL This is a Gruffies stamp which is part of the House Mouse line. I knew I wanted this image for this bag because of the contents. You can see that I have some Nestles' hot chocolate packs (chocolate/Caramel Yum!), a small bag of marshmallows, and some candy canes. I did two of everything because I didn't want her husband to feel left out! LOL I did the bag itself in a nice chocolate colored card stock and then distressed it with some walnut distress ink. I colored this with my new Koh-I-Noor pencils that I got from Chris! I really do like them a lot! You are now officially an ENABLER!!!! LOL After coloring the image, I distressed the background with some more distress ink. I punched out the pine branches and added glittery berries to them. I wanted it to kinda look like your were looking through the trees spying on the bear as he enjoyed his hot chocolate. Take a look at the ribbon in the pic above. It even looks like it has wood grain in it!
You can see in his cup that I used a white pen to give it a foamy look. I just love how hairy he is! LOL This image would be great for a gift of tea too.
My next card drove me nuts trying to photograph it. I simply gave up and took the best shot I had (literally took 20 shots and this was the best) Here it is:
Looks like crap. It really is so much better looking in real life. The stamp is from Penny Black. I love this stamp and had only used it once prior to this. I stamped the image in Versamark and then embossed it with fine detail white. Once that was done, I went over certain spots with a Versamark pen and embossed those with silver tinsel ep. The scalloped part was done using a Versamark pad rubbed on all of the scalloped parts and then embossed with the silver tinsel ep. So it is all sparkly (no mater what I did I couldn't get the sparkle grrrr). The "snow bank" at the bottom of the tree is silver rickrack. The snowflakes are a MS punch with silver "nail heads" in the center. The paper is from The Paper Studio. I just wanted to make a simple winter note card for generic use. It really is a lot prettier IRL.
I can't stand these dark dreary days! I'm going down to my local hardware store tomorrow and get me a flood light to help with the lighting when I photograph these cards. You would not believe what I go through with my two can lights and flexible neck desk lamp just to get light on these cards! And then the contortions I go through to get a good angle!
OK, now for the surprise!!!!! Well, I DID IT AGAIN!!! What a dork I am. I ordered some more House Mouse stamps so that I would have a good variety of cards for my sets. I even looked at my list before I placed the order to be sure I didn't duplicate like I did last time. Well it happened again! I ordered a duplicate of one I already ordered. And they came from two different companies on the same day!!! LOL Well you know what that means. . .I'm giving the duplicate away! All you have to do is leave a comment, and I'll announce the winner on my next Wednesday Evening post on December 9th. Here is the stamp, and it is really a super cute one!
When I first saw this stamp, I thought they were all singing, but they are actually trying to catch snowflakes! Aren't they cute? So, it's up for grabs. Good Luck!
Thanks so much for visiting! I love that you think of me enough to take the time to stop by. I'm very lucky to have you! Stay well and take good care!
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