Our sponsor this month is the inimitable Ppinkydolls Art. The prize for our lucky, randomly-selected participant is a choice of 3 digis. These digis are sooo cute! I heart them; I heart them a lot. I used my image this week for the gift challenge.
My adorable Ppinkydolls Art image is Christmas Gift. (See how bright I am? To use an image for our gift challenge that has "gift" in the title? Can't pull one over on me, I tell ya.) I printed this on X-Press It BC, and colored it with my Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: Y21, YR23, E15, E18
Scarf: RV21, RV23, RV25, E50
Hat/Boots/Coat: E50, E51, E53
Shadows/Trim: W00, W0, W1
Gifts: RV21, RV23, RV25, YG11, YG13, YG17
Mouse: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, RV00, RV21
My DP is from the Jillibean Soup Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup collection, and it was paired with Stampin' Up CS. My die cuts were made with Cheery Lynn BAF Embellishments #1 and Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas dies. I added a bit of rhinestone bling and called it a card. (A desperately-needed card for a recipient this year!)
I am trying to simplify my Christmas cards this year for two reasons: (1) I am running out of time to make enough, and, (2) It is easier to mail flatter cards, if you get my drift. I am still going to be woefully short, though, I believe. I beg forgiveness from those friends of mine who don't receive a card this year. I will try, again, to do better next year.
Since I last blogged, our Arizona Cardinals team, AKA the Cardiac Kids, have won two games. They won at home against the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday, as yours truly screamed her bottom off. (If only. I wish. I would love a trimmer derriere. Unfortunately, screaming at a football game just irritates the visiting fans. It does nothing for reducing buttock flab, fyi.) Anyway, it was fun to be at yet another close, exciting win for our team. And then, four days later, they had to travel to St. Louis to face the red-hot Rams. Pretty much nobody picked us to win that game. But win, we did. We now own the state of Missouri. Figuratively speaking, of course. (As a matter of fact, I just found out that the Kansas City Chiefs are from Kansas City, Missouri. I thought they were from Kansas City, Kansas. You learn something new everyday...)
However, our last win was vewwwwy costly. Our Cardinals lost our back-up quarterback during the game last night. For Pete's sake. Unbelievable. Really? Football players are going to quit signing with our team, as they all seem to get hurt playing for us. Good golly, Miss Molly. So we sit at 11-3. With two games left in the season. And have to use a "back-up" to a "back-up quarterback". Whaaaat???? Seriously? Yes, seriously. I am serious as a crutch, whatever that means. Sigh...
And so it goes. On the bright side, our bistro set for the travertine deck should be here by Wednesday. And we are getting the rest of our patio side tables today. The balance of the deck chairs have not yet shipped, but we have them to look forward to. And the lighting guy is installing the lights for all of our palm trees today. Merry Christmas, Penny and Gary. Merry Christmas.
We are going to a wedding tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. And then will have a champagne brunch. Yum! Our friends that have sat next to us for four years at the Cardinals games are finally tying the knot. I am really happy for them. So I am finishing up their wedding card today. Which I may post at some point in the near future. Or not. We'll see.
No Cardinals game on Sunday as we played last night. So I can relax and watch other teams instead. I am actually looking forward to that. Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend!
Do check out the great inspiration by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, and Laine. And then color something with a gift theme and play along, won't you?