The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself. ~ Bill Murray
The September Mix-It-Up Challenge company at Essentials by Ellen is one of my favorite companies, Impression Obsession.
I will confess, at least once a day I crack myself up ... I often think about sharing what has made me laugh, but I seldom do, because I realize my sense of humor is a little bit wonky compared to other's (thankfully I have a husband, sister and a few friends who share my sense of humor most of the time, so they will usually be amused if they are in the vicinity when I'm having one of those particular moments of levity).
I had one of those moments when I was making this card ... hopefully you'll find it as amusing as I did (I like to think that Julie Ebersole would appreciate her dapper stag).
We're playing a little Tree Skirt Tic-Tac-Toe at Jingle Belles this week. All you have to do is pick a vertical, horizontal or diagonal row and create a card featuring all three elements.
I chose the row across the top ... Santa, Bling & Stamping.
I went with a Santa trifecta using three different Tim Holtz stamps from his Holiday Collection and this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch. I inked with Red Brick, Festive Berries & Gathered Twigs (around the edges of each stamp).
I finished with circles of bling to highlight the Santa face in each design and a Hero Arts Winter Wonders sentiment along the bottom.
I had my annual eye exam this afternoon ... which included having my eyes dilated. Unfortunately, it takes hours for my pupils to return to normal, so since I am creating cards while I am visually impaired and wearing sunglasses (nothing keeps a determined crafter down) ... I decided to keep it simple tonight.
The nautical theme of the current Fusion Card Challenge was perfect to break-out some newer Hero Arts / BasicGrey stamps.
I almost always go with a Fusion Card, because I like the challenge of combining both ... however, when I went to put my card together, I realized I had used the Fusion Picture as my sketch, rather than the sketch drawing ... so this one is pure inspiration.