Season's Greetings - Part 2

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Friday Everyone!

Have you ever seen a grown man jump for his life?!?? I did last night! Apparently, my 260lb, 5'-11" husband is deathly afraid of mice! LOL I was in the living room and I hear our daughter yell "Rat!", quickly followed by "It's a mouse!" and then "Sandra, come here now!". So I walk into the kitchen to find our daughter pointing at the floor near my husband who is holding himself up on the kitchen countertop with his feet off the floor!! Bhahahahahaha! It was the funniest thing ever! There was a mouse and apparently it was dying because it didn't move a muscle when I scooped it up. Poor thing, but I'd rather it outside then in! Anyway, so now I have this funny mental picture of my husband petrified of a mouse and if I ever get down about something in the future, that's the image I'm going to conjure up to make me smile again! hahahaha

Today's card is part 2 of the Season's Greetings theme I started earlier in the week.

Aren't they the funniest bunch of misfits you have ever seen caroling?! :) I love this stamp! I colored it with my reinkers and aquapainter brush and added some glaze to their noses to make them wet and shiney, just like real noses on animals. The ground was watercolored with Sahara Sand and the sky was sponged with Cool Caribbean and watercolored around them.

Here's a close up of the image and sentiment, also from Stamping Bella (but I couldn't find it when I went searching for a link). The paper is from Basic Grey's Jovial collection and I sponged each panel with Vintage Photo and machine stitched to some cardstock. The layout is one of Mercy's sketches from a couple of weeks ago.

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I haven't. I'm hoping to next week, but we'll see. Unfortunately the Man lost his job a few weeks back and we're waiting for the unemployment checks to start up before we spend anything. Life is such a rollercoaster isn't it?! Sometimes a nice, leisurely Sunday drive would be nice instead. *sigh*

Have a good one!


Supplies
Stamps: Stamping Bella 'The Choir' and 'Seasons Greetings' (possibly retired)
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, Close To Cocoa, Going Gray, Old Olive, Morning Marigold, More Mustard, Buckaroo Blue, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, Sahara Sand, Cool Caribbean, Distress Inks 'Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Basic Grey 'Jovial' collection
Access: Ribbon, Spellbinders Deckled Oval Nestibilities, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals

5 Comments:

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Sandra, I love this card! Your coloring is so awesome!

Sarah Powell said...

I love the mouse story! :) Bad news about the job, but hopefully something great will come along. Hope you are enjoying the new house! Merry Christmas!

Gabriela said...

Sandra - I was having such a good time studying your card and admiring your exquisite watercoloring, laughing at the mouse seen you so colorfully described, and then I sobered right up when I read the part about your husband's lay off. I'm so sorry to hear that. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

Corinna McGregor said...

This is so adorable! Lovin' those little guys!

I am We said...

Its really inspiring to see you smiling and making others smile too, even at this difficult time. I'm sure this great attitude will change things around for you and your family. And yes- love your card!

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