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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

THE WEDNESDAY EVENING POST FOR FEBRUARY 13, 2013

Hey All!

Welcome back to another edition of the Wednesday Evening Post!  I hope those of you on the east coast have dug yourselves out of that horrendous blizzard you all had.  Good Lord that was a lot of snow!  I've marveled at the pictures I've seen.  I hope you are all OK.

I have a couple of new cards to share with you.  If you've followed me for any length of time, you know I'm a sucker for cute and whimsical images.  Well, these following cards scream of both!  Take a look:
Like the sentiment says, this card also makes me smile.  The snail and the frog are stamps by Stacey Yacula and the little mushroom and dragonfly are from other stamps sets I have.  I just want to hug their little faces!  They are colored with watercolor pencils. . .actually everything in this little scene is done in watercolor.  I added the brad because it had spots like the frog.  You'll be seeing the snail in another upcoming project.

Here's the next one:
LOL!  This one makes me laugh.  This pig is a Hambo digital stamp which is one of my favs.  You can't see it very well in the photo, but the "brown" hill was ran through the crimper to look like plowed rows, but it doesn't show up in the photo very well.  The little tree was perfect size for this scene and is a stamp from PTI.  I drew the clouds by hand and cut them out, then added sparkle to their outline (which you also can't see very well), and the sky was sponged with distress ink.  I fussy cut the pig and balloon out and popped him up with dimensional tape as well as one of the clouds for additional depth.  The pig and balloon were colored with my cheap colored pencils.  It is really cute irl.

So, there you have it. . .that is what came out of my head this week.  I'd love to know what you think of them.  As always, I thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to come and see me.

Pic of the Week

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I hope you all find yourself celebrating all the love in your lives as you are surrounded by all of those you love.

Hugs,

Curt

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

30 comments:

Ted said...

LOL! That pig flying made my day. :) Wonderful scene, Curt! :) Hope you and the boys have a beautiful V-Day yourself!

Sue said...

Showing your fun side tonight, and they are so cute and funny! Love the pig, one way for a pig to fly!!
We had about 12 inches of snow, and the puppy absolutely loved it.
Happy Valentines Day to you and those you love and love you back!!

Hugs
Sue

Leigh said...

I love the 'pigs might fly' card Curt. Those images definitely are cute. Wonderful 'smiley' cards for this week. That snow photo makes me feel a lot cooler especially as we are in a hot, humid summer here.

Jackie said...

Those are too cute! I love the flying pig, too. Happy Valentine's Day :-)

Diane said...

Cute~cute images.....the scenes are really fun...love the big headed frog and the flying pig...I clicked on them both to see all the extra details you give all your cards!! Today marks the halfway month of Feb being over...then March and maybe we might see a touch of Spring next month....there is hope yet for warmer days....time sure flies, doesn't it!!!

Carole said...

Yes they make me smile too! Love the decked out dogs. Happy Valentines day.

tilly said...

I love how you build your scenes....I'd love to hug and kiss that little frog but bet I would not find my prince (not that I'm looking lol)your flying pig is one that has passed by here many times as well lol......... enjoy your day and thanks for the smiles
Tilly

Bonnie Weiss said...

Looks like you are finally getting back into the swing of things... creating and posting. If you ever decide to hug a little frog, be prepared that they will pee on you first (not that I have 'hugged' frogs but rescued a few of them)!

Both cards made me smile and that's always a good thing.

Lee said...

Adorable cards love the piggy lol.Beautiful pic of the week.I'm just going out AGAIN to dog walk,it is actually a gorgeous day here.Huge Huggles n Cuddles for the boys.xx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Lordy, Lordy....too adorable cards. You are right....that frog made me grin like him. I discovered Hambo Stamps a while back with the instant love of that flying pig. Thank you for the inspiration and reminding me to get him out. Also, a lovely snowy soft kind of photo....not like what's up North. My brother and SIL are still without electricity. They lost all there wonderful Omaha Steak packages ($500) during Hurrican Sandy. They just refurbished the freezer last Monday with Omaha Steaks ($600) and just lost it all with this snow. I told them to just STOP and not order till Spring...lol However, while their house was being hammered by the snow, they were chillin' at their lovely beach house on the SC coast. Ok...back to the cards...I must go check out Sandy's stamps.

mochamama said...

Happy Valentines Sweetie!! I always love what comes out of your head, the flying pig is awesome! The babies look great in their Valentines picture!!
Yes, we are finally shoveled out but am not sure what's on the way for Sunday!! Some forecast 25 to 30 cm of snow and some say it will be freezing rain. We just take whatever we get. Hope you, Jay and the babes are doing well!
HUGS

Sonja said...

Good Morning and HAPPY HEART DAY if you have been to my blog you will understand : ) with that, because you are an awesome man, full of talent and kindness...

I struggle with cute , tho my daughter like you nails it... Both are super cute but I love the second one~ reminds me of my life lol
that is when I will have calm simple life lol

picture is great...says ENOUGH let's get on to SPRING

Curt I know today is not your favorite day, thanks for sharing all u did but from one that enjoys to share love... well I hope your day is awesome and someone makes you smile

Erin Morley said...

Love the pig! So many thoughts ran through my head for cards of "When pigs fly!". I also love that Geico commercial with the little pig... "Did she really just say that"? Super adorable!

Myrna said...

Curt
What a wonderful way to start the day!!! with a great big grin from you and your frog.
Your card gives new meaning to the saying, "when pigs fly". Love it and your crimped hill is fabulous. I really need to get a crimper. I see so many neat things using them.
Your little snow scene is so peaceful. I love your ability to see such beauty in such a simple little thing.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a great comment.
HAPPY VALENTINE DAY TO YOU AND YOURS.
Myrna

Patti J said...

I totally adore the whimsical side of you! What fun creations today! The frog and snail are watercolored perfection - the images are delightful! Will have to check those images out closer. That pig made me giggle out loud - Flake and Sophie wondered what I was up to! Fun post, dear friend, and the boys will be happy to know they can soon get out of their heart scarves! Happy Valentine's Day to you and Jay!

Margaret said...

Cute cards Curt! The pig reminds me of those pig commercials. Thanks for bringing a smile to my day.

ursula Uphof said...

Great cards Curt, hope you had a good day. I just love the flying pig, and the froggie is so cute. I just love froggie images, but can't stand the real ones.
Take care and have a wonderful weekend. hugs, Ursula

Ann Schach said...

Adorable cards, Curt! As an old farm gal, I truly LOVE the "Pigs Fly" one! Give the boys a treat and a hug from their Boxer pals! Have a great week...and happy Valentine's Day!

Mary said...

Love the "when pigs fly" one, so cute! Your little frog card does put a smile on ones face, I'm sure it will brighten the day whomever receives it! Thanks for sharing and stay warm too.

Elaine M said...

Today's cards made me smile all over - just darling. Hope you and the boys have a wonderful Valentine's day.
Hugs and blessings

Jean McKenzie said...

These are the cutest cards Curt and so beautifully made! Love the brad you used to match that smiley frog's spots and the piggy card would make anyone smile! I can see the ploughed field and the sparkly clouds! You must have had a happy week when you thought of those cards!
Hope you had a great Valentine's Day and hugs for you and the boys! Gorgeous photo of the furbabies at the top!

Linda said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
OH boy I love your cards this week. That pig is so sweet! And the frog does make you want to pinch some cheeks. Really cute cards Curt.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Linda

Mary Ann said...

Love your cards,They are great...

Celeste said...

Loved that flying pig!!! Great coloring as usual. I wish mine would come out like yours! Happy Valentine's day you guys!!! Thanks for sharing the <3

lisa808 said...

Both of your cute cards made me smile!

Becky said...

Happy Valentines Day Curt!! I love that adorable frog and snail, and love the floating pig, great job on the hills. Both of these cards will put a smile on anyone's face.

Krissy said...

oh my goodness! So cute!! LOVE the flying pig! That made me smile today! Thanks!

Beth Norman said...

What terrific cards. You got so creative with the pig. I like how you made a pleated hill. You rock!

Glittered Paws said...

Love the cute fun Valentines you shared with us this week - the frog is just too cute and love the flying pig - I used to tell my kids they could do "when pigs fly" and it wasn't until they were older that they finally got it!!!. The snow scene is very pretty and as always love the pic of the boys.

Sue from Oregon said...

the best cards are full of humor-these certainly brought a big smile to my face too!!!!