Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Santa's coming! {I KNOW him!}

I KNOW him! I really do!




Ain't he THE REAL DEAL! Holy A-U-T-H-E-N-T-I-C-I-T-Y! This is the best Santa ever! And with his divine assistance, I created my sample as GUEST designer for the fabulous gals of The Color Throwdown. I was, seriously, THIS excited to have this gorgeous, most beautifully illustrated stamp set to use for this week's color challenge... Indulge yourself and play this:





Oh, yeah! THAT'S what I'm talking about! {OMG! I sure hope that WORKED! tee hee} I am THAT excited, we're talking "Buddy the Elf" excited about this, here, Santa from the Flourishes stamp company! I would love for you to learn more about this and other fabulous stamps from Flourishes, so please visit the Color Throwdown Site for links and to learn more about this week's fantastic sponsor. Here are the fun colors of inspiration!



In addition to having an extra excuse to get around to all of you and see YOUR fabulous creations{!} I'm enjoying my super month of Guest Designer-ship at the old THROWDOWN site! I've had such a blast contemplating the colors and even getting a bit of "sponsorship" booty to play with! So when these babies showed up in MY MAILBOX ~ I knew the REAL SANTA had come to MY town!




{Thank goodness, I remembered to take a picture of him in MINT condition!~Never mind the glare! DOH!}




{In a whisper: "He's like the REAL Santa, from the Coca Cola ads!"}





Now, with just a hint of color!



Popped with MORE color, a little watercolor to make the hat, fun punching and ribbon....


THIS Santa is so FABULOUS, I simply had to feature him in a BIG way! That's why I acclimated this card to open from the top and be more of keepsake than card! (Below is "closed")


I harvested some VINTAGE Stampin' Up! self stick magnetic sheet and added strips to the back of this card, so it can be displayed on a refrigerator.... (Here it is "OPEN!")



A little {last year's, SORRY!} family photo and a custom "hybrid" greeting (OMG!) with sentiments from this set and some custom greeting, adorns the inside of this lil' baby!



Fun, fun, fun! Color, color, color! Don't WE just love COLOR! And paper... AND beautiful stamps.. and crafty challenges with fabulous FRIENDS and talented hosts and .....


EGGNOG!

Merry Christmas ~ overload about 37 days EARLY! Wahooooooo! Thanks for visiting, thanks for letting me share the JOY of the Color Throwdown site and the impending HOLIDAY season!

"I love ya, man!"


Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Flourishes
Ink - Stampin' Up! & Staz On
Snowflake Border Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Corner Punch - Stampin' Up!
Large Oval Punch - Stampin' Up!
Large Scallop Oval Punch - Sizzix and Stampin' Up! scallop scissors
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Computer font - Stage Coach

22 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

This card is just awesome! I love how it opens at the top and your photo and sentiment inside looks as great as the outside! Your Santa is perfect!! I share all your enthusiasm for Christmas but I'll pass on the eggnog :) Great card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMFC (Oh My Freakin' Cow) Elise, this is fabulous!!! I had NO idea when you sent me the card to display on the Throwdown blog just what a treat this card is on the inside! What a FABULOUS design! And LOVE the Buddy clip, too!!! How funny!

LeAnne said...

What a way to wake up in the morning, with a quick cuppa joe and YOU!!! What a fun, fabulous card and even "funner" post! Can you believe I have never seen that movie! I "get" that feeling you had, I had the SAME one! Woohoo! Love this guy! Awesome idea with the card, and I love the sentiments you used inside....very clever, you are!

broni (waterchild12) said...

OMG, girl! You are amazing! I love your soft coloring on Santa, the super cool fold down photo card (with magnets, even!), and your presentation of your process!! You just totally rock!! Thanks for the movie clip too!!

~amy~ said...

Holey Moley girl...I absolutely LOVE it!!!! That Santa image is perfect!! Check out your photo card...absolutely magnficent!!!!! woooooo hoooo!!

Rosemary said...

Okay, another great offering from Rancho Durenberger and Santa will definitely be PLEASED!! I love that set from Flourishes and it is on my wish list! You made magic, magic I saw, with that stamp!

Karen said...

Clear stamps, an embedded YouTube video, a hybrid card/keepsake?! OMG! Will wonders never cease??!! The magical Christmas season must really be upon us!!!! :>:>

Okay, so I'm typing my comment and all of a sudden my little guy has his head on my shoulder and is reading and suddenly GASPS, "Santa's coming??!!" "Santa's coming...RIGHT NOW??!!" and then, "Why is Santa coming? Already?" Oh my goodness, that just sent me into a fit of smiles and giggles!! Yes, he's still asking me if Santa's really coming...... :>:>

As for your card, its wonderful!! Love that it can hang on your fridge, that its tied up, and that it is another FABULOUS addition to your term as Color Throwdown's November Guest Designer!!! You ROCK, my dear! :>

Barbara said...

FABULOUS card, Elise!!! Over the top idea and execution! Rockin'!

Dawn said...

Oh, I think you just single-handedly put me in the holiday spirit!

Vanessa said...

What a perfect Santa!!! The "REAL" Santa! Love it! Super idea for your card, you are so rockin`creative! Love it! Oh, said that already... well, love it!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Dana Gustafson said...

SANTA!!!!!! Santa's coming and I KNOW him TOO!!!!!! Yeah baby! Between you and Buddy the Elf, there ain't no stopping the christmas season now. Sheer brilliance my stampin, vintage lovin and now HYBRID friend :)

sarahmartina said...

You knocked this out. of. the. PARK! Love it!

dpkennedy said...

This is over the top fantastic! First of all I adore that Santa! I really tried hard not to order him...so hard! Your idea to make it a keepsake and have it open to reveal a gorgeous sentiment and family photo is awesome! We love having you with us!!!!

Dotty Jo said...

I can hardly breathe with over excitement!!!! Fabulous stamping babe, and what an amazing card - LOVE IT!!!!!
Those Throwdown gals must be jumping up and down with joy at this little number - spectacular!
I think I better go and lie down now, Jo x

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my goodness.... I MUST HAVE THAT STAMP!! Seriously!! What a gorgeous creation you have made Elise!! Oh... and how did you know that ELF is my FAVORITE movie... well... fav. Christmas time movie! I LOVE IT!! How bout you make work your favorite!?!? Ha...

Liszha said...

Great, great, great card! But oh, that stamp! Sigh! I am in love with it.

Ann said...

Eeee!!! That is the cutest Santa EVAH!!!!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow this is fantastic. I could not even do anything to a card and that santa would be awesome. Great card chickie.

Evelyn S. said...

Thanks for your kinds words about my Color Throwdown card. I love finding challenge blogs that encourage me in my stamping and paper crafting. Santa is pretty wonderful on your card!

Stamping with Murphy said...

Look at you! A stunning card and a gorgeous family, with not 1, not 2, but 3 little puppies! They're soooo cute and so is your family! Too bad there was no cow in the pic, would have been a hoot! Thanks for your comments all the time, I love them.

Murphy's Mom

Cathy Indelicato said...

Wow - what a fabulous creation!

Sylvia said...

What a wonderful card Elise, Tahnks for visiting my blog and posting comments. You look like you are having fun!