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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Joyous Reindeer

Hi, everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend. It's been an interesting mix of activities around here: a few walks with hubby, lunches at McDonald's, some Masters golf watching, and a wonderful double film feature at my favorite theater. The double film feature dominates today's gratitude  list.

Today I'm thankful for:
  • the yummiest movie popcorn on the planet,
  • great books that inspire great movies, and
  • the Pat Conroy film festival at my favorite indie theater.
As many of you know, hubby and I spend quite a bit of time in the Lowcountry. This is such a gorgeous part of our great country. It's beauty and lifestyle made a life-changing impression on a young Pat Conroy, and Pat shared his love of his Lowcountry in so many of his books. Today, the local theater ran The Great Santini and Conrack (based on the book The Water is Wide) as part of its monthly film series that benefits Habitat for Humanity. It's been a long, long time since I settled into a theater seat with a heaping bag of popcorn and enjoyed a double bill. And, you know it's got to be a pretty special event to pull me away from watching a final round at Augusta.  :)

Now for my Sketch Saturday inspired card.
Joyous Mama Elephant Reindeer

Today's card is inspired by the Sketch #407, which posted yesterday morning. I just couldn't help myself. I soon as I saw those six square elements, I thought of six little reindeer.

I love these little Mama Elephant reindeer so much that I think I see them in my sleep. I sure do end up seeing them on my cards quite a bit. LOL

I promise that I have a few other Christmas stamp sets in my stash. But, none of the other images hold a candle to these sweet little guys.  :)

Strathmore watercolor paper; WRMK merry & bright; AC Christmas cardstock
Mama Elephant tiny reindeer, colored with Prismacolor pencils and Uni-ball gold pen, outlined with a black pen
masked Stampin' Up! good greetings "peace & joy" sentiment, stamped in StazOn jet black
Creative Memories circle cutting system; SU linen thread; stash sequin; candy cane Stickles (for noses)
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way glue pen; Ranger multi medium matte, Recollections foam squares

I'm also linking my little reindeer up to the following holiday challenges:
Parting Thoughts

There is a Mom/Special Lady challenge at SAS4Kids and a Flower and/or Fantasy challenge at Cards in Envy. Our April/May Words 2 Craft By challenge goes live on Wednesday -- midnight EST.

Have a great week! As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Beautiful Christmas card Sybrina, love the cute Reindeers. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  2. Love those preciously adorable little reindeer!!!

  3. What a fabby looking card. Cute images and lovely design. Thanks for joining us over at the Winter Wonderland this week.
    Love n hugs

  4. That's a fun card ! Its never to early to start working on Christmas cards! Thank you for playing at this week's Sketch Saturday! Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Sketch Saturday DT
    Completely Handmade... {My Blog}

  5. Fantastic card - those little reindeer are just so cute. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Alison x

  6. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 276 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too x

  7. A great card - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x