Aren't these sweet L'il Buddies?? If you are like me, you own a bunch of Waltzingmouse stamp sets and haven't inked them up yet- why is that? For whatever reason, I find them a little intimidating!! Maybe because Claire does incredible things with them, and I cower in the corner afraid to try? Well, behold my first attempt with the L'il buddies!
The card started it's life as a 4 x 6 baby birth announcement. I got 8 of them for $7.00, just less than $1.00 each. With envelopes, it made them in my price range for hospital baby cards. The little animals around the edges were just too cute to pass up! I placed a piece of perfectly matched alphabet paper in the space meant for a photo, then stamped the WMS images and layered them on top.
I wish I had taken a close-up for you, maybe if you click and make it bigger you will see how I used the Copic blender on the lamb and made the curly hair! The edge under the animals is from Claire's Off Beat Backgrounds set; I just added the wee little black dot to match the border on the announcement card. The ribbon tied around the edge of the card is one of the kinds that looks great on the spool, but when you try and use it drives you crazy- single sided and only one side up!!
Storm damage update: Turns out trees falling on cars is an act of God, whether I believe in God or not. If you think you might have some Acts of God around your car, you need to add them to your insurance policy. Oh well. But this is even better- on the tops of some poles are insulators that have liquid PCB's in them- highly toxic! When the pole came down, those little rascals poured out, ran all over my brothers driveway and down the hill towards his well. Was a bit humorous when the HAZMAT truck came! Remember the movie Ghostbusters?? Yeah, just like that!! So, they dug up and replaced part of his driveway, but told him not to drink the water... you have got to be kidding?!? They will come test his water soon, and if need be, drill him a new well. Who'da thought the electric company would be drilling a well? They didn't offer to pay for bottled water, though...