Friday, November 21, 2008

rein(deer) check

wouldja believe i not only got ANOTHER 2S4Y sketch card done before the saturday night deadline... (this is 2 weeks in a row, folks--i'm schmmmmokin' here!) ...but i actually made it on a WEEKNIGHT?!? (consternation! uproar!*) yes, i am kind of a superwoman, actually. thank you for noticing.

ok so first the sketch:
(miss laura's #13 for those of you scoring at home)

and then the card:
(you'll notice i have rotated the sketch 90 degrees)

(patterned paper: scenic route, love elsie, dcwv, mustard moon, sei; felt brackets: american crafts; word stickers: unknown...but probably dcwv; fabric tab: scrapworks; rub-on check mark: polar bear press; other: colorbox inks, zig pen, foam tape, piece of american crafts decorative edge paper used as template for scallops)

this cute little reindeer was cut from a gift tag... (possibly from borders after xmas the year before last, but i would not swear to it) ...he is another compromise between the monsta xmas and sensible christmas genres. i don't think there are going to be too many truly sensible christmas cards this year on my part. ah well. sensible is over-rated, innit??!

*only kristie will get this joke...and i'm fine with that...for anyone else who's interested, it's one of the least significant lines from a rather obscure monty python sketch called "dim of the yard" ;)


  1. Love it seriously crack me up...I love visiting your blog...not only are you highly creative but you seriously always make me chuckle :) Have a super Friday!!!

  2. Three things:

    1) Your Christmas cards are all so faberoonie! I have talent envy :o(

    2) Yes, sensible is heavily over-rated.

    3) I *so* got the "consternation! uproar!" reference too!! I don't want to muscle in on a private joke, of course... but as I'm a big fan of obscure Python lines, I'm afraid I couldn't help being amused and had already chortled before reading your footnote... sorry about that :o)

  3. You are one funny lady!

    I love your card, very visually engaging and bright. I didn't manage to make many sensible christmas cards this year either.

    I'm adding you to my bloglist as you seem to be my sort of person.

    Thanks for popping by my blog - your comments really made my morning.

  4. Love him, he is so cute and the card is adorable :)

  5. Absolutely precious. I heart this card!!!

  6. Hehehe! I *love* that sweet reindeer!

    Have a good weekend!

  7. Sensible is Definitely overrated! This is too stinkin cute! I love your little reindeer!

  8. Your card is absolutely adorable, love it!!

  9. Ah, I'm so glad that we are not the only people who get weird and obscure jokes...yay for the VC. However, I must protest at you making very funny jokes when I'm drinking hot coffee...although on second thought it's probably my own fault as I realy should know better than to drink hot beverages whilst reading your blog :)
    On to the card, yes? The reindeer is almost as cute as the monsters but I'm afraid that the red and green combo makes it a little too sensible...LMBO!!! Although the amusing post title and the ticked off reindeer kinda makes up for it's sensible colour scheme.
    Oh, and I'm STILL laughing!

  10. This is darling! I love how you ticked off reindeer! Sooo stinkin cute!

  11. .... basking in your glow is more like it!!! :) another stunning creation... how you come up with these awesome love it, love the details. :)

  12. yo LB! LOL!!!

    I was thinking of you just last nite b/c I saw this... do you know One Good Bumblebee? so, if you bot this "pile of paper" it wouldn't be the same as acquiring it at a tag sale/swap meet, you wouldn't get the same satisfaction in the purchase, but there's gotta be something said about getting a ton of fun stuff all at once!!!

    anywhoo, happy weekend! do ya mind if I link my blog to urs???

    : .)

    (oh and I'm off and running now! hee!!!)

  13. I love your card Lauren..You seriously put a smile on my face when I visit!!!I loes Ya....
    Hope your enjoying your weekend:)~X~

  14. are funny!! Love your card and your blog :)


  15. This is adorable! Really darling, Darling :)

  16. Yep. See, here's another Christmassy card that is making me feel ..... Christmassy.


    I'm blaming you and your unbearably cute cards ....



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