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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Reindeer Thanks!

One of the things about moving to the North from the Southwest is there is the challenge of preparing for the change in climate. This week there is a forecast for more snow and a drop in temperature that could get into the single digits. We are not used to cold like this. In fact, I don't even own a sweatshirt. I didn't need one where I was at. In the winter, you put on a semi-warm jacket and you went about your business. Here everyone tells me the key to staying warm is wearing layers. But there are some great benefits to our move too. We have gained some wonderful friends. They do not only tell us they hope we stay warm, but they help us to keep warm. And this card was given to some of those dear friends to say thank you for their help. Last week they came by to have a cup of hot cocoa with us and brought us gifts: a quilt (to borrow), a mattress pad that heats up, and a blanket for each of the  kids. (If you read this post, friends, thank you again!!!) We are so grateful for not only the warmth they brought us in material things, but for the warmth of heart that they shared with us. We are blessed tremendously in this place and give God the glory for bringing us here.
The reindeer is one of the Bobble Buddies from Treasure Box Designs. You can find him here. He was very easy to put together and just looks so stinkin' cute on this card. The card is an A2 size. The cardstock base came from a treasure of a store that another friend took me to last week. The name of the store is Hollo's and it is in the Cleveland area. I was able to buy cardstock for a $1.50 a pound. And pre-cut card bases for A2 sized cards were three cents each. I was like a kid in the candy store. The red cardstock is American Craft and the DP is My Mind's Eye - Merry Little Christmas (6x6 paper pad) that I picked up at Michaels. The browns for the reindeer are Tim Holtz's Adirondack. The three shades used for the eyes are Papertrey Ink. The blue scarf color came from my scrap bin. The thread is from a knitting aisle at a local store. I used pop dots to attach the reindeer to give the card some dimension. I hope you like the card and will stop by Treasure Box Designs to see all their cute patterns that can be cut on various electronic die-cutting machines.

I will enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
CWLC Challenge 69: Christmas
Creative Cutting Challenge #24: Christmas Cards
ABC Challenge: A for Almost Christmas
Heck of a Challenge (December): Colourful Christmas
2 Creative Chicks #9: Christmas/Winter
Totally Papercrafts: Ho, Ho Holiday
Creative Fingers Challenge: Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges #1: No Stamping
Holly Jolly Christmas: Christmas Challenge and Blog Hop


Denise Goeldner said...

Very cute card love the die cut reindeer. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.
~ Denise DT ~

Roberta Swisher said...

Adorable card! I'm sure your new friends will love it....and what great new friend you've found!
Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at CWLC. We hope to see you back very soon!
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Judy McKay said...

Cute little deer. Very sweet card. Thank you for joining us at the Holly Jolly all month long Blog Hop. Good luck.
Judy DT

Creative M said...

Too darn cute!!
Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
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