MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
How the heck are ya??? Worn out right about now???? Even so, you are all looking absolutely gorgeous!
Since this is my Christmas post, I've composed a little tongue in cheek poem for you all that I've put at the end of the post. I hope you enjoy it. It actually pokes a little fun at yours truly.
Also, I'm just going to show you the pics of the last of the Christmas cards that you haven't seen yet. I'm also not going to go on and on about technique or supplies on each either. I'm just going to "show" and very little "tell". Then it is on to the poem I wrote for you this evening. So here are the cards:
This is an example of using a stamp set that is not intended for Christmas. This is from Flourishes called "Do It Yourself Topiaries".
It has been such a long time since I inked up my Gruffies, Happy Hoppers and House Mouse Stamps. All of these are colored with a water brush and Tim Holtz distress inks.
With these stamps, I always keep the card simple as to not distract from the image. These images are so wonderfully illustrated, that they don't need much.
Can't see it very well, but this is a shaker card. The ribbon is actually sparkly silver. And the last card to show you:
Well, those are the last of the Christmas cards. Next Wednesday's post will have a couple of special 3-D projects that I made for my Mom and my sister. I didn't want them peeking at the blog to see them before I give 'em to them on Christmas.
OK, on to the self poking fun at poem I wrote. I'm sure that most of you will relate. It is a take on 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. Here goes:
'Twas a few days before Christmas,
with music playing in my house.
I'm still working on cards
and drinking like a souse.
My blogging buddies have sent me
all their Christmas cards on time.
But here I sit with some vodka
and a little wedge of lime.
All of their cards are so beautiful,
sitting up there on my shelf.
I grunt and I grumble:
"You're such a bad little elf!"
I dutifully was up late,
night after long night.
Working so hard on my cards
to get them just right.
But what could have happened?
Why am I so late???
I once again grumble:
"Why must I procrastinate???"
So what's to be done now?
I'm so out of time!
Now I'm searching the counter
for another wedge of lime.
I reach for the vodka
'cause I ran out of beer.
And I think happily to myself,
"What the heck, there's always next year!"
So there is the little poem I wrote for you all. I hope it made you giggle. Just so you know, I wasn't drinking vodka, however I am known to have a glass of wine or two during my creative sessions.
I want to thank all of you who sent me cards and special treats. I cherish them all and have them proudly displayed throughout my house. Your talents are endless and I'm so very lucky to be the recipient of such beautiful artwork. I'm such a lucky guy!
Here's wishing you all the Merriest of Christmases and the brightest and joyous New Year. I treasure all of you and think of each of you during this holiday season.
Pic of the week: The Boys in Their Christmas Finest LOL!!!!!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."