One of the stamp sets that I love having fun with is Holiday Lineup, especially the reindeer, remember this card?
But today I had fun with the elves instead. Let me tell you a little story, sure go get a coffee (oh try it with Belgium Chocolate Creamer, make me one while your at it…I'll wait).
The Christmas toy making season is over and the elves have been out celebrating, the economy has even hit Santa hard, and they were all crossing their fingers and pointy toe shoes that they would make it through another season without being laid off and they did. A few of them had to clean out the reindeer stalls but a paycheck is a paycheck right? The rosy cheeks and noses are caused by a few mugs of Guinness (I am thinking that seems more like what an elf would drink…with the big white foamy stuff on it). In fact Fred and Clarence the two elves on the left with the beards have even stopped dyeing their beards white. They have gone back to their old yellow cigar stained one. Now they'll have more pocket change to buy an extra stogey a week since they don't have to slap down that nickle for bleach at the Barber Shop. They even toasted an extra Yo!Ho!Ho! (Santa reserves the right to the three Ho's) at Thee Ol' Tar & Bavern.
Stamp Set: Holiday Lineup, Happy Everything
Paper: So Saffron, Real Red, Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin', Watercolor Paper
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Going Gray, Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Real Red, Garden Green, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Soft Suede
Misc: Word Window punch, white gel pen, blender pen
I had these fuzzy little balls in my cabinet forever, and they were perfect for the balls on the hats. Tomorrow, these hats will get hung in the closet, and the baseball caps will be going on instead.
I hope you have enjoyed getting to know Santa's elves a little better.
Have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping in!
You seriously need to write a book!
Cindy Haffner says
Too funny Di!! I love those guys they make me smile.
This is the cutest card ever. I don't have this stamp set, but NOW I'm waiting till this summer to see if it will be continued. I also love how you have named the elves ha ha ha
I love it! The looks on their faces!! You should get a stamp that says "Holidazed"…
Okay, now I read the title of your post…maybe I should have taken that "get a cup of coffee" more seriously….guess I'm the one that's dazed…
Love your fuzzy little balls……..lol!!!! Hope you have an amazing Christmas!
Hugs and Love
Di, I love reading your stories. Oh yeah, and the card is pretty cute too.
Nancy Hill says
You know Diana, there aren't too many people with a great sense of humor. But it seems that those that have one are stampers! By the way, the bunny cards you shared made me LOL, especially the one where her ears are gone!
Diana Gibbs says
Remember that book I started like 20 years ago, I found it the other day while cleaning out a dresser. I have not looked at it to even remember what it was about, I just remember sending it to you and you were writing critique stuff on it.
Sam Slimak says
LOVED the story! Have you ever thought about writing a short story or a book?
You have the greatest sense of humor, and I love how you roll it into your stampin' blogs!
Tracy Altemose says
I totally AGREE with many of your Blog Readers!! Break out the Pen and Paper and start Writing!! Huhmmm How about a fun short story about the P.Giggle Family!!!!???
In my mind the two Elves with the Guinness "Mushbeards" are Named Jeff and Steve!(I know not a fun as yours) And they are on Holiday Break at a Pub in Bermuda!!
Ha remember those FUN pictures you have of them with the Guinness "Mushbeards"
I Love You!!!!
20 more sleeps!!!!!!
Loved your cute story! And, of course, the card too.
Stephanie P says
Di, you make me giggle (so hard!!!) and I love your stories! I'd be one of the first in line to buy one of your books if you ever decided to write one. But in the meantime, I hope you keep sharing on your blog because it is some of the most fun I have in card blog world (nearly everyone else is just a little on the serious side most of the time, which is okay but your humor brightens my day so much! ;-))