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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

BaZoople Christmas

I finally finished the last of my Christmas cards and, as fun as they are to make, I’ll be looking forward to moving on to other things now.  I tried to keep them all lightweight and not too bulky this year and I can tell you it’s not easy to resist adding that little something extra.  Buttons and bows, flowers, rhinestones, pearls, lots of layers and dimension – I love all those things and they’re part of what’s fun about card making.  I think I’ll not worry about it next year and just figure the extra postage as part of the expense of Christmas.

BaZoopleCamelDec2012

Today’s card uses an Inky Antics Holiday BaZooples set which I bought last year.  I love the fun of these characters almost as much as I love the fun of coloring them.  This one was watercolored on 90 lb hot press watercolor paper with Stampin’ Up! inks.  The layout, such as it is, was determined by the shape of the designer paper scraps.  I save every tiny piece as though I have a shortage of designer paper.  Perhaps that’s why I have so much designer paper – if I would ever give up any of these trimmings. . .

Enjoy this last week before Christmas.  I’ll be plenty busy, but after this week I’ll be on vacation till after the first of the year.  So looking forward to that!  Thank you for coming to visit!

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful card for Christmas and such a fun image! Great use of scraps, it would be horrible to have to cut into a new piece of DP.

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  2. Adorable card. I save my scraps too. I rarely buy PD anymore. Glad you'll have some time off.

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  3. Love your cards Leslie, and isn't it just amazing what we do with scraps. Great to see your 2, and how Lulu has grown. Wishing your husband a wonderful retirement, and it must be great to have him around now. Take care and I wish you and your family a Blessed Christmas with good times, hugs, Ursula

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  4. cute, he (she) makes a great Xmas card...
    Dogs yesterday were cute too BIG GRIN
    Have a healthy, happy & safe holiday season.

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  5. Francie in MontrealDecember 18, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    What a cute card! S/he'll make somebody very happy. Funny how we are about scraps, isn't it? In my case, I have a hefty feeling of guilt at all the paper I do go through. So when there is a scrap to save, I do. It seems to dilute the guilt a bit.

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  6. A darling image, beautifully shaded, with lovely golden glow. You have such a way with layers, Kate! I like the paper piecing/scraps you've used! ((holiday hugs))

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  7. Such an adorable image and of course your coloring is spectacular. Love all the different pieces of DP you used. They do coordinate so well together.

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  8. I love this card Leslie. Merry Christmas.

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  9. This is just adorable! I almost bought that stamp last year & now I wish I had. It's just perfect.

    Enjoy your vacation time! And have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas!

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  10. Leslie....so sweet and fun!

    Denny and I got our "Leslie" Merry & Bright card today. Wow, a real beauty! Your sewing, pretty DSP, amazing coloring of the pretty ornament and bird are...in Denny's words, "Leslie's coloring is a work of art"! I love how you added the gold cord and sprig.

    Merry Christmas to you, Rich, Wally and Lulu.......

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  11. How ADORABLE Leslie! This is beautiful, funny, and cute at the same time!! You never disappoint!! XOXOXOX

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  12. Awww that is just too cute, gotta love that face, great coloring, I am with you, I have plenty of paper but I keep every scrap. Well I still have cards to make in fact that is where I should be now instead of on the computer.

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  13. What a wonderful way to use those designer paper scraps. Love the sketch... and that image is so sweet.
    I have just finished my Christmas cards, too, and share your sentiment. They are such fun to make and send, but, like you, I'm ready to move on! lol

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  14. It's adorable Leslie, and your coloring is fabulous! I used to save all of my scraps...and while I still do save a lot, I have forced myself to throw away almost all of the small ones. I always think I am going to use them, and sometimes I do, but I have so many that I don't even know what I have anymore, lol!

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  15. What a Wonderful Camel Miss Leslie!! He just makes me smile he's so Sweet! 8-) And you your watercoloring is Beautiful!! I save all my designer paper scraps too, lol I just know that I will find a way to use them, and I always go to them first before cutting up a new page, lol 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  16. Lovely cute camel image, and your water colouring is super as usual. Great card, and recycling of your scraps!
    I have lots of bits stored in a couple of wee boxes and some in a file box organiser too, stored by colour to encourage me to use them. I really should make a New year resolution to create lots of cards to use these up though, I seem to create bits quicker than I can use them up, lol

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