How is everyone???? Can you believe we are just about a week away from Thanksgiving??? OMGosh. . .it's like I was just swimming with the boys and now it is time for Thanksgiving! Where does the time go???
Well, I know where some of my time has gone. . .into making more cards. I decided to play along with the House Mouse Monday Challenge this week. I did it for two reasons: 1) I thought I would get a start on my Christmas cards, and 2) It has been a while since I played with my House Mouse/Happy Hopper stamps. The challenge this week is to create a card that depicts one of the many things you do to get ready for Christmas. Here is my entry:
I know lots of people who bake Christmas cookies so I thought this image would depict that. However, I didn't think that bunnies would make gingerbread "men" so I made a gingerbread bunny! LOL The image is colored with my cheap colored pencils and oms.
I also got stuck this week on making side step cards. I love dimensional cards and this style lends itself to so many ideas I just couldn't stop. Here they are:
While I was looking for an image for the challenge above, I saw this image in my collection and this card popped into my head. I made the little bath mat by stamping the word "bath" on a cloth ribbon, then fraying it on both ends to create "fringe". I made the side panel into a chest of drawers with a little lacy towel hanging out of a drawer and added the wine glass and bottle. Again colored with pencils/oms.
I created this winter scene and made it even more dimensional by cutting out the tree and having the limb extend out into open space to allow the birdhouse to hang from a piece of twine. I also added liquid applique for a "snowy" effect. It is glittery too, but it doesn't show in the pic. The stamp set used is by Crafty Lounge. There is no name on the wood tree stamp I used for the background.
The pumpkins on this one were made with an oval punch and two different colors of card stock that had textured dots. I used the single wheat stamp in multiple distress ink colors to create the background panel.
I've been wanting to use this giant pumpkin stamp for the longest time and finally did. I'm not used to having such a large image dominate a card like this one does, but I LOVE pumpkins and I love the vintage look of this one.
OK, that's it for another Wednesday Evening Post. I'm off to see what you have all been up to, so you'll be seeing a comment from me in the very near future. Can't wait to see what you've been up to. Until then, thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my
crap stuff. LOL
Pic of the Week
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."