Wednesday, December 1, 2010

This IS a Picnik and Santa is Black...

This is edited with Picnik. I'd use one of those copyright thingies if I could find it. When I opened Picasa to upload my photos and then do their basic editing, lo and behold, a new program appeared right inside the little photo editing box. I have never heard of this program, but I'm thnking they may have merged with Picasa. It is super easy to use and gives better results, though I don't know how to enlarge my photos, but I will learn as time allows.

So, T-Day is done for 2010. I've used all the ham my dd sent us home with...made split pea soup, ham salad and made ham omeletes for breakfast. This was my first time in all my years of cooking I got to relax and just watch others do all the fixins. It did take one or two gentle nudges to stop me from butting in when I'd say, "If I were you, I'd do it this way." However, my two cents was only asked for when it came gravy making time. Now on to a couple of potluck parties I will need to make something for.

Here we have the first of several Christmas cards I've been making. This is for the sketch on Mojo Monday. here. The Santa is new to me from Studio G, so it will be added to my dollar stamps collection. The sentiment is from JustRite. The paper is retired CTMH ds. Circle dies used are Nesties and the stars are from Quikutz (can be used in the Cuttlebug). I also used a Quikutz die called "Goosebumps" to give the stars some texture. and they're made from silvery paper from my stash and mounted a bit above the circles. I used the new to me Viva pearl pen for the tiny silver pearls around Santa's circle. The jury is still out on this product.  I plan to keep embellies to a minimum so that I will be able to mail most of my cards. I honestly don't have many friends who send cards, and if I don't get one, they (whomever "they" may be) don't get one. I kinda sit and wait for them to be first. I suppose that isn't very Christian of me, huh? BTW, Santa is black, colored with Copics, and as mentioned on previous posts, that's a job in itself.

And one day, I'll have to tell you about the search for a black Santa in 1974 for my kids to visit, not to mention black Barbies and black Cabbage Patch dolls.

Hugs & Blessings,
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Anonymous said...

I am lovin your cards!!! Way to go with the black Santa...woo hoo. T-day is my favorite holiday too. Glad you enjoyed your day with your wonderful family. All of your cards are absolutely are gifted my friend. xoxoxo Heather

Janine said...

This is fabulous Erica!!!

Scrapaddict said...

Love it! I agree 100%, it's hard to find Black icons especially at Christmas.