I hope this post finds you well and happy! You look absolutely incredible by the way! It's time for another edition of my Wednesday Evening Post. I got to thinking the other day that Christmas is only a little over 6 weeks away!!! I can't get over it. . .where did the time go? If you throw in that you should mail your cards at least a couple of week in advance, you only have about 4 weeks left! So, with this motivation in mind, I got started on my Christmas cards this week.
The first one is actually for a challenge! Can you believe it???? I actually am participating in a challenge. I've discovered ANOTHER MALE card maker!! There are so few of us. His name is Ted and he is a teacher. He dose great work, and his writing is wonderful. He has a great sense of humor and is very creative. You can visit his blog HERE. His challenge is to look in your pantry for inspiration. I thought this sounded fun and had a ton of possibilities. Here is my "pantry inspiration":
I love these gingerbread people! The gingerbread man stamp is by stampabilities and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. Those red brads were perfect for that cranberry in the inspiration picture. I stamped the gingerbread man 3 times on kraft card stock and cut them out. I used distress ink to give them their browned look like they were fresh out of the oven. I used Stickles for their frosting and buttons. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and white detailed ep. Kinda looks like frosting. This was such a fun challenge. You should give it a try and enter. He is giving away a set of his cards and a gift certificate to a lucky winner. So, if you want to play along, you can find the post HERE. You have until the end of the month!
Here is my next card:
This has to be one of my all time favorites when it comes to Christmas stamps! I just got this stamp in the mail this week and I was so excited. It is by Eat Cake Graphics. I made the sentiment list scroll using Word, printed it off and cut it out. The image is colored with distress inks and an aqua brush. Look at his little tail wagging. . .OMGosh he is adorable. Can't you just hear him rattling off that list super excitedly? LOL
My final card is this one:
Now, on to the "Picture of the Week":
This is a "woolly worm" I found yesterday crossing the path that we were walking on yesterday. These are supposed to portend what kind of winter we are going to have by how thick their coats are. Looking at this one, I think we are going to have a CUTE winter! LOL The poor little thing was so frightened that it never did come out of that fetal position. Hope I didn't scare him too bad!
OK, 3 down, many more to go! LOL Hope you enjoyed your visit here tonight. I'm off to take a look at what you've been up to on your blogs. I'm actually going to fix dinner, then bring the plate right to my computer and dine while looking!
Thanks again for coming to look! It still amazes me to think that you want to. It is so appreciated.
Hugs to all of you!
"God, please let me be the person that my dogs think I am."