Hello everyone!!! I'm still on vacation at the beach in Oregon, but on Tuesday I did some stamping and it was wonderful! I set out all my stuff on the big table in front of the windows and just kind of colored, and relaxed. I didn't bring a ton of stuff with me, but I did bring the SUPER cute new Santa stamps from My Favorite Things, and of course, ALL my markers! I also brought some cute Doodlebug papers and I had just enough supplies to make a couple of happy and cheery Christmas cards. It's time to get our Christmas craft train rolling...otherwise we will run out of time! EEP!
If you're so inclined....I've also attached more vacation pix at the end of my post. Hope you are having a fantastic week everyone! THANK YOU for all the sweet, kind, heartfelt, and uplifting comments you left on my last blog post. I read every single word and all of you lifted me up high with your awesomeness!!! What a blessing you are!!
Here are my silly Santa cards....
Isn't he the cutest little Santa Claus!? I colored him with dark, rich reds and then accented him with black and grey. I added some Diamond Stickles to his hat and to the presents!! Hee hee.
And here's Santa with his adorable sidekick Rudolph! That snowflake paper is too sweet - I love all the different colors. I added Stickles again to his hat and to the snowy hill too. Oh, and Rudolph's nose! The sayings that go with this stamp set are so cute!
As always, you know me with the foam squares! I popped up Santa and Rudolph to add dimentsion to my card... Here's a tip with the Stickles. If you wait until they are completely dry (Um yeah, I'm the one who ALWAYS touches the wet Stickles) then you can color over them with your Copics. You can see I did that with Rudolph's red nose!
I made some extra stacks of presents for this card and scattered them on. I love that bright green! I cut a heart out of my patterned paper and popped it with (what else) foam squares...
We thought it would be a good idea to commemorate my 50th birthday with a portrait....so my husband took this one on my birthday. Heck, I'm not getting any younger, and one day I'll think I look young in this photo!!! Here I am at the table at our beach house... That's me.
Wednesday we decided to explore and drive around some and we found some great spots! Here is a photo of the Spouting Horn on the Central Oregon Coast. SO loud and magnificent it was!! There is nothing like the roar of the ocean - in all it's power.
Here is a pretty coastline shot...
Next we said...'hey let's go find some leaves' and we headed East into Corvallis, Oregon. Well, we hit the complete leaf jackpot there! Holy guacamole! It's gorgeous there and we took about a million leaf pictures! So how's that for a day? The ocean and fall leaves both!?
Okay, whew, that's a lot of stuff for one day! So happy you came by to see me and see what I'm up to. I'll be going home and back to reality... But I do miss my Mr. Buddy cat something awful and it will be nice to see my craft room too. It's always good to go on vacation, and it's always good to come back home. Mwah. XOXO