Sunday, December 30, 2007

Time with the Christmas Gifts

Tonight, I decided I would only use the things we got mom for Christmas. This was in part because I don't have them when I leave and in part because they are cool. Before I share the cards, I wanted to share one of my gifts. I got a framed picture of Bubba. Bubba is this big mechanical gorilla that stands on the corner in my home town by the vacuums cleaner store. They dress him up for various holidays. He is pictured here in his Christmas outfit. He is pretty ragged and ugly, but I used to beg my Mom and Dad to drive by there when I was growing up. Do you have these sort of odd landmarks where you grew up?



Enough of Bubba. Here are the cards. My mom was doing Valentines Day and I was playing with some designer paper. Here is the set.



Here are closer views of Mom's.



Here are mine. The first is a birthday card.



The second two are some flowers I made with the oval punch. It was fun. I used the crop-a-dile to punch the whole through all the layers and once and add the brad. It was pretty easy. I like the way the came out. The ink is all mellow moss.




Hope you have a safe and happy new year.

12 comments:

Maren said...

Another batch of wonderful card! Love that gorilla! I wish he was in my town! :-)

CindyB said...

More cute cards, Kate!
I think it's wonderful that you stamp with your mother.
The gorilla is a cute too! I live near Ft. Bragg, the only landmark I can think of is a statue of a soldier named Iron Mike. I can't imagine him with a santa hat on. LOL.

ink'n'rubba said...

Pretty cards, I especially like the dragonfly ones. Here's wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR and looking forward to sharing more cards with you in 2008.

Andrea, said...

Fab cards. The gorilla is fab we don't have anything like that but if we did my kids would love it. Happy New Year

Amanda Sewell said...

Love the butterfly Valentine one and how cool that you stamp with your mom!

laos348 said...

What a wonderful set of cards! The Valentines are so pretty and I like how you created the flower.

Helen said...

No giant gorillas where I live! LOL! Great cards - how fun to stamp with your mum!

Teresa said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

What great creations!! Love them all!! TFS them! :) Love that gorilla!!

Sära said...

You are so busy! I can't believe the amount of cards you create. I wish I could be more like you ;)
No gorillas here either, but every year this family would put up a gigantic snowman in their front yard and people would come from all over to get their photos taken with it.

Lynn said...

Cute cards! I just ordered Garden Whimsey and can't wait to get it!

Your gorilla picture made me look twice! :-) too funny!

Elaine said...

cool punch flower cards!