Monday, November 26, 2012

crafty weekend & purple onion sale continues...

Lets try this again, shall we? I had a perfectly lovely post all ready to show you last night and I hit the wrong 'back' arrow on my blog, instead of another page I was also looking at. Not good. Poof went my 30 minutes or so, of typing and it was 9 pm...which happens to be my tired & cranky & ready for bed time. 
First up, I wanna share another Purple Onion Designs image..or two. Don't forget to check out their blog for more samples of the new holiday line & take advantage of 25% off  until Dec. 2. Just follow the link HERE for the info.
These three stockings are by the artist Stacey Yacula, and they are from her new holiday line, at Purple Onion Designs {POD}. I feel in love with Stacey's style back in the spring, when I was asked to be a guest DT at POD. Remember those cute bunnies & the frog? I was so excited to catch Stacey's post on Facebook, about this holiday line.    :)
'Stockings' is colored in a very limited red/green/beige. I usually go nuts and nothing matches, I don't think. This time I wanted traditional colors for some very old timey socks. Now I look at it and think...is this to matchy-matchy? haha
Now, meet Elwood, more Stacey Yacula, for Purple Onion Designs. He's the elf who is like me and doesn't always do matchy-matchy. Look at those blue mittens! What was he {I mean 'I'} thinking. A little splash of color doesn't hurt and I bet ya'll didn't even notice that, did you? You can be honest, there is still time for me to change those babies to a deep red shade.
Both Elwood & the stockings are colored with my prismacolor pencils, blended with gamsol and the papers I used come from last years 'Holiday Style' from October Afternoon. It was a pad I picked up after I was done making last years cards. I love that musical paper behind this lil guy!
This weekend was official kick off to the holidays and I did get out to the mall, did a little visiting and got crafty with my Silhouette SD machine. SO crafty, I even pulled out some dark brown vinyl and cut this out...
Slightly wonky, kinda like me. I put it on the front door and then didn't mess with it. Have a drink or two and you won't notice it's not perfect. Then I cut out this...
I swear the sizes were all the same when I cut these three letters out...why does that 'Y' look a wee but smaller. Guess what, I think I am moving this to a vertical position somewhere... This one is driving me nuts. 
Lastly, I will leave you a picture I took of Story, yesterday. He looked up at me and I could eat him up. In a good way. 
woof, see ya soon!




7 comments:

Ann Marie said...

Paula -- oh my gosh there is NOBODY who can color these babies up like you can. I just love them. And you!

stamping bella said...

Gorgeous cards Paula!
Glad you are getting your mojo back!

Em

stamping bella said...

Gorgeous cards Paula!
Glad you are getting your mojo back!

Em

Conniecrafter said...

Wow I just got done reading everything on your new blog, you have had quite the summer and fall haven't you, and it sounds like you will be quite busy this spring also, nice to see your beautiful work again, wishing you and your family all the best!

April said...

So GREAT to see you back in action... The coloring is phenomenal as usual!! All the Purple Onion cards are GORGEOUS! "Love them".... Wishing your family and the new furry a VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

Cindy Redding said...

Beautiful as always - so glad to see you're back!

Christine Dol said...

Wow.... Nobody colours like you Paula! I love your paper choices and those gorgeous ribbons! Furball is too cute!