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Thursday, April 3, 2014

THE WEDNESDAY EVENING POST FOR APRIL 2, 2014

Hey All!

Welcome back to another edition of my blog.  Hope this finds you all well, safe and happy.  This edition will be short on words and heavy on pics.  Why?  Because I am going to show you the Christmas cards I did this past year that were never posted.  That is right GAIL, Christmas cards.  I want to get these posted finally so that I can update my SCS gallery.  So here we go:











Was that fun for you Gail???  The last was a little box I made for holding mini pumpkin bread loaves I made for a few of the neighbors and my friends.  The boxes were so easy to make and made a great presentation.  If anyone wants the instructions, you can find them HERE.  In case you are wondering about the loaf recipe, it was from a box.  Libby made this great product (only available for the holidays) that came in a box and had the ingredients for two loaves (including the canned pumpkin). 

As painful as that was (lol) it's done.  Now I can get these up on SCS and be done with Christmas cards for another several months!

Pic of the Week
Spring is springing!
Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my stuff.  I'll be back around to see you all soon!

Hugs,

Curt

"God, please help me be the person that my dog thinks I am."

37 comments:

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are beautiful! Happy Spring!

Gail said...

OHEMGEE!
If I didn't take medication for my high blood pressure, I might have had a stroke slash heart attack!!!
Seriously........gorgeous cards,and when I get a minute I'm making one for a Christmas card challenge!!
Oh Yeah, these were REAL fitting, as we got snow last night!!!

Alli said...

Curt they're terrific!!!!!
Thanks for always inspiring me to play with paper & ink!!!
Hope you're having a sweet week!

Irish Cherokee said...

All are worthy of a tree to be under Curt. Beautiful work.

Erin Morley said...

Curt,
I have to say that the deer in the woods (the very first card) is my fave. I am a sucker for trees/bark/woodgrain and woodland creatures. You put way too much effort into your x-mas cards, I'm often too lazy for that, so I envy your patience. Speaking of holidays... I made a project for you, it's Halloween (because I know you love Halloween), but you must have missed my blog post that week. I called you out to email me your mailing address so that I could send it to you. You still can if you want to, lol. I really loved all of your cards, but #1 was my fave! Have a good week!
E

Anonymous said...

Well that was fun! I like to believe every day is Christmas; thanks for making it so!! Hard to pick a favorite, though you know I love the wreath. The deer in the snowglobe (at least that what I call it) is gorgeous, as are the red birds in the snowy white.
Gotta admit, I was expecting Easter cards, so this was a surprise!
Ken

Krissy said...

Great cards, as always, Curt! I especially love the Stampendous penguins in the sleigh! That stamp got a good workout on my stamp table last Christmas!

Thanks for sharing! (Now I have a taste for pumpkin bread!)

Anonymous said...

WOW! Every one of these is beautiful. I think my favorite is the picture of spring! Seriously, love that pine cone. Not sure how you did it, but it looks real. nise

Myrna said...

What a gorgeous bunch of Christmas cards. Love them.
The pic of the week is so pretty.
Sure n didn't we get snow last night?
Myrna

Glittered Paws said...

My favorite (if i had to pick a favorite) is the white card with the white tree limbs and the red birds - absolutely stunning but I wouldn't turn away any one of the cards!!! Now that Christmas is done maybe some Easter???

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Oh Curt, they are wonderful!! It wasn't painful at all, it was inspiring!!! AND as my husband walked through the room he said "I recognize that one!" (*huge smile*)
Yes, your cards are world renowned!

I love your photo of the sweet flowers popping out of the earth. Spring must be so beautiful in places where there are actually 4 seasons. I think I miss that.

Hugs!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Funny, as I scrolled through this...oh this is my fave, now wait, this is my fave...oh wait I love this one too....hard to pick a fave out of all these great cards Curt! I am usually making a wood project and baking during the holidays, so if I don't make holiday cards during the rest of the year, they don't get made!!!

Becky said...

These are all so fabulous Kurt. I just love the white one with the white tree, and love the white one with the dear. And ha, that pine cone is next :)

Karenladd said...

Wow, these are just exquisite Curt! I really really love the winter scenery designs...so beautiful! I didn't even make Christmas cards this year..so sad.

Beth Norman said...

Oh Kurt, you outdid yourself. All of your cards were so unique and gorgeous. My favourite is the one with the deer in the forest. You are so talented.

Peggy in Mentone said...

They ALL were wonderful and I look forward to you uploading them to Splitcoast so I can go in and comment. I REALLY liked your first one as well but they are all amazing!

Thank you for sharing them with us!

Hugs,
Peggy (jasonw1)

Janice Wilson said...

For a minute there I thought Mother nature had confused you too, with the new fallen snow. Love all the cards. You are so creative and inspiring. And I love your new background. We have started our April showers here on the west coast. hoping for warmer weather soon. Happy Spring.


Bonnie Weiss said...

Better Christmas than Halloween! Great selection of cards ... each so different. And I'm sure you know which one would be my favourite??!!

Joan Fricker said...

Great cards Curt!!! Each one is so pretty. My 2 favorite are the deer and pine cone. Beautiful!!
Joan
www.joanstouch.com

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning cards, Curt! How could anyone pick a favorite! I'm happy to see that spring is springing in Indy!

Gerry said...

What great cards! I wouldn't be able to pick just one favorite. I also buy Libby's pumpkin bread "kits." I love them. So easy, and they taste awesome. And I love the box..thanks for sharing that with everyone.

Sonja said...

WOW...all of them are so different yet so great ~ I love Christmas cards, and there are some great ideas here thanks for the inspiration ... I think #1 #2 and #4 are my favorites... such a great fresh, clean and perfect detailed look
the bread looks scrumpious ~ what a great way to deliver it ~
you amaze me : )
ok I am ready for next week now lol

Gina Wrona said...

At first my favorite was going to be the all white card with the red cardinals, but then I got to the end with the dog one and well you know, you had me at dog, lol.

Hugs,
Gina

Diane said...

Wow...weren't you the creative one!!! I sent out very few cards this year, and I even had them all made up...all of these are gorgeous...couldn't pick a favorite if I had to, but I do love the almost all white snowy one with the cardinal...wow...so gorgeous!! Have a creative weekend my friend...and Nellie says "hi or woof" or something to that effect!!

MJ said...

Kurt, these are all wonderful card, I think they each have such beautiful details. Fabulous job. Thank you so much for sharing the link to my bread box tutorial. It is a fun and easy one. I appreciate the link back.

Jean Staples said...

I LOVE every one of them! Thanks so much for sharing them. I love Christmas cards all year anyway, but these, are breathtaking. I also thoroughly enjoyed drinking in the beauty of your photography work. How you captured that hummingbird shot is AMAZING!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jean ~

Patti J said...

These are all so beautiful, Curt! My two faves are the first one with the deer, and, of course.....the sweet dog with his bone! Great job on them all, my friend! Cannot wait to see Easter creations!

Leigh said...

Goodness, you did well to get Christmas cards and gifts made. Better than I did. I love you pic of the week, so pretty and fresh.

Linda said...

This is great Curt! I am hosting a Christmas card challenge all year at Your Paper Pantry. I challenge the group to make 5 Christmas cards a month so they are ready to go next December with about 50 to 60 hand made cards. It is really fun to see what everyone shares.
I love your cards. So many great ideas.
Wonderful spring picture. We do not have anything up yet but the snow is gone. Well it was snowing today but it didn't stick thank goodness. This is the longest winter every.
Have a wonderful week and thanks for sharing. Hugs, Linda

Shirley said...

They are lovely and the bread made me hungry, and I have crocus too!! It is so good to have you back when I can follow you!! ;-)

Brenda & Ian said...

Just got back from 5 weeks in Australia & New Zealand. I was getting caught up on Blogs SCS posts and guess who I saw being active again!!!

Welcome back. Very happy to see you out and about.

Brenda

Mary Marsh said...

Great Christmas cards Curt-I especially like the wreath in the window-is the wreath a die?

cheryl moody said...

Great cards Curt! And you know me........I could look at Christmas cards all year round.
Hugs

Lee said...

LOL at Bonnie's comment.Curt they are all so Beautiful,I really LOVE the first one.Great pic of the week too hun.Thinking of you all and Gunther give him a HUGE cuddle from me wont you.Huggles xx

Mary Ann said...

WOW!!!Beautiful cards!!!Love them all,have a Blessed week!!!

lisa808 said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas cards. My favorites are the deer scene and window with wreath. Also, the dog image is adorable.

ursula Uphof said...

Love the cards Curt. Great inspiration, especially since I am trying to make 2 a month. The box is a great idea.
I hope spring is well and truly on its way to you. Take care, Ursula xxx