Sunday, December 22, 2013

Be Jolly...Seize the Sketch #10, Freshly Made Sketches #117

Good Morning...and oh, how the excitement is building! Nowhere near ready to travel, but that's okay...I have tomorrow and Tuesday morning to figure it all out!

Because everyone is busy x 1,000,000, I'm aiming for *cas* posts, as I have several in the works to catch up on what I've made.  One thing that will become abundantly obvious: that I'm clearly besotted with my most recent Clearly Besotted stamps and dies welcomed into my collection.  You'll soon see why (Hint: stinkin' cute!!!).

My husband is meeting two of the Cycling Association gals tomorrow morning for a "Merry Christmas & Thank You" breakfast (he's a very nice President of the Association!). One is on the Racing Committee; the other is the Road, Track and Cyclo-cross Event coordinator, soon to be departing - Jan 2 - for a six month leave of absence to...are you ready...organize and participate in guided cycling tours in Africa!!  Her spirit of adventure, and especially, her gumption in exploring things 'out of the ordinary', continually amaze me! She'll be back in June, with stories to tell, for sure!!  Anyway, I decided that a couple of cards should tag along for the breakfast date. The girls are a ton of fun, so I made them each a fun 'mini-ish' card and matching envelope.  The cards are headed for Seize the Sketch #10

and the envelopes are going to Freshly Made Sketches #117

Here they are..the debut of my Clearly Besotted reindeer and snowman...

Told you...stinkin' cute images.  A-DOR-A-BLE!! 

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!!


  1. Oh my...these are adorable!!! I just love how you used the CB goodies!! I love the papers you've used on the envelope!! Beautiful job,Carol!!!
    I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas!! Have a fabulous time with your family!! :)

  2. I can see why you love your new goodies--& what lucky girls to get these adorable cards/envelopes! You create like you'd been doing this for years, my friend!

  3. These are adorable! I love the stamped images and your fun mix of dsp patterns. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. OMG, this is the first time I've seen these stamps, and I am in love!! On to the wish list FOR SURE!! Eeeeek, and just look what you have done with them!! These ladies will fa-reak when they see just how adorable these are! I love the reindeer's plaid belly!! And love that you used the stars in place of the banner - so creative!! Such a kind gesture for your hubby to take the ladies for lunch!! You've got a pretty special hubby there...and he's got a very special wife!!

  5. absolutely adorable...really love their noses, makes me chuckle.

  6. Yep, Carol ... these are definitely adorable ... love the DP banner with the snowman and that sweet plaid-tummied Rudolph careering towards the stars! Cute, cute, cute! Anita :)

  7. Oh I am kicking myself. I have had those stamps in and out of my cart SO many times - but I just don't ever quite end up with them. They are absolutely charming on your cards full of festive flags and star banners!

  8. Love that you make an envelope with the sketch!!! Super cool idea and I love that snowman! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!