Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Day After


Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house,
Every creature was hurting, even the mous.
The toys were all broken, their batteries dead;
Santa passed out, with some ice on his head.
And I in my t-shirt, new Reeboks and jeans,
Went into the kitchen and started to clean.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the sink to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the curtains, and threw up the sash.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a little white truck, with an oversized mirror.
The driver was smiling, so lively and grand;
The patch on his jacket said "US Postman."
With a handful of bills, he grinned like a fox
Then quickly he stuffed the into our mailbox.
Bill after bill, after bill, they still came.
Whistling and shouting he called them by name:
"Now Dillard's, now Broadway's, now Penny's and Sears
Here's Levitz's and Target's an Merveyn's - all here!
To the tip of your limit, every store, every mall,
Now chargeaway-chargeaway-chargeaway all!"
He whooped and he whistled as he finished his work.
He filled up the box, and then turned with a jerk.
He sprang to his truck and he drove down the road,
Driving much faster with just half a load.
Then I heard him exclaim with great holiday cheer,
"Enjoy what you got, you'll be paying all year!"
~author unknown



I know, I know, another clean and simple Artful Delight post! However, when I sat down to make these I realized I used up most of the holiday patterned paper from the kit for my holiday cards (which I guess I will save for next year because I didn't get them signed or put in the mail)! Plus, I wanted to showcase the winter side of the December Artful Delight Card Kit. And third, I love that most of the card kits include versatile stamps and many sheets of solid cardstock so that if you aren't into a lot of embellishments, you STILL get your money's worth from the kit. 

You could easily paper piece these creatures for a more detailed card, that would be totally cute. These cards feature creatures that were colored lightly with colored pencils. It's a technique that I haven't tried, or tried in a long while, and although the results probably weren't what I was thinking, I think they are still fun.

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

36 comments:

  1. Adorable! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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  2. I love the simplicity of these cards and how you stacked the animals on each other.

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  3. What cuties - they look great stacked and the coloring on colored cs really works.
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and don't have to worry about the mail delivery today ;>)

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  4. what an awesome poem..thanks for sharing.. totally cracked me up.... Love your cards...PS are so fun..

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  5. I am in total awe that you used all the paper, way to go.

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  6. These cards are perfect! Love the simplicity and the way you stacked the images on the second card.

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  7. Fantastic poem!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. I'm still giggling from that poem! :) Love your adorable cards, Karen!

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  9. I love all the stacked animals. Hope you had a glorious christmas!

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  10. Ha...I paid bills yesterday...not very fun!! I love these two sweet one layer wonders. I hope you and the boys had a fabulous Christmas Karen.

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  11. funny!! that is why i don't use credit cards :)

    hope you had a wonderful christmas and your cards are too cute!!!

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  12. cute cards. love the texture on the second card. Happy holidays.

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  13. I hate bills after Christmas, it is like punishment. LOL Both of your cards are so sweet Karen, I do hope you had a wonderful holiday Karen!

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  14. tee hee! DH and I both had a laugh at the poem! TFS!

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  15. Chuckle,chuckle!! Cute poem, cute cards! Hope you enjoyed a very Merry Christams ;)

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  16. Hope you had a great Christmas!!!

    I love the little bird on top of the penguin on the first card! LOL

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  17. These are so fun, especially live the second and how the coloring looks on the textured paper!

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  18. Ha, ha! I enjoyed the poem. Your cards are cute and i love how you colored on the cardstock.

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  19. hahahahaha!!!
    Thank You for making me laugh and i think your card is adorable!

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  20. Ha! Now ain't that the truth!
    Love your cutie-pie cards - the colouring on textured cardstock adds a really cool dimension!
    Hope you had a Happy Holidays! :)
    Hugs!
    x

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  21. Love that poem! It's like back to reality.

    I love your stacked critters, so cute!

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  22. Adorable cards, Karen! Thank you for sharing that really funny poem. I will definitely be sharing that on my blog as well. What a shame the author is unknown.

    Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!!

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  23. That's a cute poem and even cuter cards! Hope your holiday was merry!

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  24. So so cute! Love the blue 'stack' of critters!

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  25. Lol! Funny poem! Live the pencil colored critters- and it must feel great to have your cards for next year already done! ;)
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Have a safe & happy new year!!!

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  26. Both cards are adorable! Love the animals and how you stacked them! :)

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  27. These animals are cute! Fun cards. I love that poem- never heard of it before. Have enjoyed all your poetry and literary excerpts this year!

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  28. Love the poem! And how wonderful to be ahead on your cards for next year!

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  29. Totally cute! Love the CAS!

    Happy 2013!

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  30. these made me smile BIG!!! too cute! thanks so much for the inspirations in the past year and i am looking forward to seeing more of your work! Happy New Year to you and yours! =)

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  31. Catching up on blogland, these cards are what made me come over to say hi. I wondered how you got that "scratched" look. Now I know. See, that's what I mean when I say I love seeing your work and your techniques :)

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  32. Thanks for posting that poem. It's so funny!

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