Friday, August 28, 2009

Tell me if you've heard this one...

...the Wicked Witch, a turkey and Santa Claus walk into a bar....hee hee...doesn't this card remind you of one of those jokes?? LOL!! I know what you're thinking - she disappears for a month and comes back and thinks she's a comedienne! ;) I'd like to give you some exotic excuse as to where I've been - backpacking in Europe, summering in the Hamptons, etc. - but alas - it's nothing that exciting - hee hee...I had some medical problems (nothing serious) that I had to deal with in June and then took some time away from blogging and DT work to make time some more time for my family. We had a great end of summer vacation though and I sent my oldest back to school last week for his 2nd grade year!! Yikes - where does the time go?? With the kiddos heading back to school (my youngest starts his last year of Preschool next week) - I feel like I'm getting back into a stamping groove and would like to get back to regular blog posts (I'll try my best). I'm still teaching Copic classes though and will update my blog later today with upcoming dates if you're in the area and are interested. Now onto my card I have to share with you today...

It's been a long time since I've had this much fun making a card - this one just sort of came together really easily too...I've been drooling over this OCL "Holiday Cruiser" set since I discovered the new releases. I ordered it from EP as soon as it was back in stock and inked it up as soon as it got here yesterday - it's such a fun set to play with - I just love the way everything in the set interchanges - the possibilities are endless really. I did a lot of masking to create my scene - and it's sort of an ironic scene too, isn't it?? It certainly feels like the holidays fly by - one right on top of the other - Halloween stuff has been in stores for a month or so now and I saw Christmas stuff out at Hobby Lobby the other day - crazy!! Anywho - I colored the scene in with Copics - well - except the sky - it was sponged on with Versamagic Sea Breeze ink. The three panels were embossed with Cuttlebug folders - the purple with the Spiderweb folder, the orange with the Pumpkins folder and the red with the Snowflakes folder. Thanks SO much for stopping by and for those of you still following me - for not giving up on me - you guys are the best!!! ;)

11 comments:

texasjodylynn said...

Cute card! Those penguins are cute! :)

Joy said...

EEEEEEKS! Candice, this is soooooo cute! I love what you did with this set. So glad the set came when it did!!!!

Daisy said...

Holy Holidays! THAT is a most excellent creation!

Jenn said...

OMG...what a fabulous card!

Gina said...

This is so fun, I love the different embossed panels behind each image, too cute.

txbluiz said...

Yea! You are back! I was getting worried about you!

Great card as usual!

Cambria said...

AMAZING! Knock my socks off girl!

I'm sending my 2nd grader to school in a couple weeks... where does the time go? Zoomin by right? SNORT!

Happy you got some down time.. and happy you are back too!

AWESBOMB card!!

scrappinfox said...

Welcome back! Love this card - very cute AND appropriate!

The Wired Angel said...

This is adorable.. what a great idea! Hugs, PeggyM

paperpedaler said...

Oh-Gosh!! I am so in love with this creation!!! Who wouldn't love to receive a card like that? In fact, if you need my address, let me know. :)

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG this is hilarious Candice! So true. Love the embossing you used with the images! xxD