Friday, December 12, 2014

Birds and Beer

I was scooting around in blog-land the other day and saw this image on Chrissy's blog.  Eeek!!!!!  I had to have it!  She made such a cute, cute card using this.  The image can be found at From the Heart Stamps where they have a monthly progressive challenge.

This almost looks like me when I start the wrapping - almost!  First thing I do is slap on the reindeer horns.... might as well get in a good humor for that job...then turn on the Christmas music.   I usually have a cup of "something".....like a nice cold bottle of beer!  I always try to carry more wrapping paper than I can handle and it goes rolling across the floor - along with ribbon, bows, tape, and everything else......Rambo grabs one of the ribbon rolls and high tails it to the other end of the house.  (Are you starting to see why I need the beer!)  I finally get it all settled on the table and am ready for this fun job.  Jim walks in and says he wants to help - and I grab another beer!  Finally, everything is wrapped, tagged, and ready to go.  By this time I really don't even care what they look like and probably had enough beer too!  That's really how I do the wrapping every year!  Such fun!

 I'll enter this in the progressive challenge at From the Heart Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.........and keep smiling!
Lynn

37 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hahaha, I can see you now, Lynn! I love your card! Gorgeous image, beautifully coloured, and I love your layout!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness! Lynn, that image is just way too cute! And the way you colored it is the WOW! Love your card! so fun!!!!

Tammy said...

Ha-ha-ha, you're too funny! No wrapping at my house but I do need the beer to help lick all the envelopes! I love, love you card, just adorable and hits my funny bone and makes me laugh!

Donna Hanley said...

Well I am just like you and your little guy there. I used to do the beer thing too but now I've change to Coconut Rum and Ginger Ale. Try It You'll Like It!!! LOL I will probably be even worse this year seeing as how I just started buying the other day. WOW me thinks me in trouble, schedule wise. Wish me luck. Have a fun day.

Deepti said...

You are hilarious :) and this image is indeed so cute, love the card !

lauren bergold said...

HA! yes, except for the beer that sounds very similar to my "process" tho of course i go the extra mile and either trip over some of the giftwrap or get my foot caught in the ribbon, lol! meanwhile, what a FABULOUS card!!! <3

Benzi said...

How cute is this image!!! Pretty cute, I would say. Oh, the hassle of wrapping. I used to wrap just about all the gifts, now just buy cute bags and stick most of the gifts in those. I do have a thing for pretty gift bags. Ugh! I have more than I could ever use. Why, I ask....do I keep buying them?

Linda Simpson said...

Sounds like you have fun when wrapping presents. Must try this myself tomorrow when I will be wrapping mine. A fabulous card too!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jacee said...

What a cute image Lynn, a lovely card
hugs Jacee
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Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and layout.xxx

*Vicki* said...

You are so cute Lynn!! This image is so adorable and you've got him colored in beautifully!! :) Such a fun card!! HUGS

Lisa said...

This is so cute!! What an absolutely adorable image!! Such a fun card!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
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chrissy xx said...

He! he" Toooo cute Lynn.
FABulous colours and design.
Be very careful lol...these little birdbrains are very addictive!
Chrissyxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hee, hee, I like the idea of drunken wrapping! Usually when I get all set up, I use the last piece of tape in the house. LOL! Really cute card, Lynn.

Kat W said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! I definitely think I should incorporate some alcohol into my wrapping time this year, maybe a nice glass of mulled wine :-)
Lovely card too, love the fun image and fab CAS design.

Hugs, Kat x

Maxine D said...

Fun card Lynn, and I love your description of how you wrap the Christmas gifts :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Carol L said...

I can see why you had to have this fun image! How CUTE!! I love the colors and polka dots too! FUn stuff! Here's a little tip for you - do gift cards and skip all the wrapping nonsense :)

Sassy Raggedy said...

Giggling.....so cute....Hugs, joann

Davi said...

Your wrapping sounds like a lot of fun Lynn!! Love the cute image and the fun card, plus a great story to go with it :) Have a super weekend!

Brenda said...

LOL I can see it all Lynn! And I don't think it is much different from the way I wrap. lol I love, love this cute image and would have never know it was a digi! I will have to check out this site!! This card is just a hoot and I am loving it! Hugs, Brenda

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh Lynn, this card is a hoot!!! And I think you have described a lot of us when wrapping gifts. lol I would have never realized this was a digi, it's so dang cute and I love the red polka dot and stripped papers you used. A perfect Christmas card to give someone a good chuckle!!! Oh I forgot to tell you in my email thank you for the card, I loved it!!! I'm ashamed to say, I haven't even gotten my cards ready to mail yet. Yikes, better get on the ball!!! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

Sounds like this stamp was made for you! I need to do some wrapping. Think I'll get some beer to help it along!

Lori Kobular said...

Not sure which I like more, your adorable and funny card or that great story of how you get all the wrapping done!! I love your card!!

Tammy said...

This is so cute Lynn! I love that adorable image and the polka dot paper!
Your gift wrapping sounds fun!
Tammy x

NanaConnie said...

ROFL, Lynn! I now have visions of Jim holding paper in place with one finger while you rip off the appropriate scrap of tape. Maybe you could suggest to him that it's his job to chase down Rambo and rescue the ribbon? Love the card and that silly bird. :-D Wonderful Funny Friday.

Leslie Hanna said...

This really is too cute!

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Becky said...

This guy just put a smile on my face Lynn.. Love this card. :)

vic said...

Aww this is so cute Lynn gorgeous colouring too :) I want him :)
Hugs
Vic x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and loving fun image as always and the gorgeous colour combos here.x
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MiamiKel said...

How adorable! In haven't gotten back to this challenge snide the summer :( this is one super cute card!

Anne Temple said...

Both your card and your story are too funny! Bring on the beer ;-)

Imke said...

Lyn, your card and story is FUN !! I like the clear lines and CAS look. Great coloring too.

Welcome on board and thanks for joining our SOTM December Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !!

MaryH said...

This is just a fun & bright card. I can identify with this chick & her reindeer getup. I'm not a beer drinker, but coffee with Kahlua seems to help the process at our house (for me anyway! or make it eggnog with Kahlua!) We sort of do the same kind of procedure you described, without Rambo to help us. A big mess is left at the end, and you're spot on: by the end, you just want to be DONE. TFS, Merry Christmas & Big Hugs!

nwilliams6 said...

He looks super merry - and super bright. Totally fun!!!! HUgz

Jessi Fogan said...

omg that's what my wrapping has been missing, BEER! I'm forever removing the cats & dog, and losing the dratted tape. Love this image, had to go buy a few there today ;)

Chrissy said...

hee..hee..hee..Oh! Lynn..I can just see it all..and a fabulous fun image and card..

luv CHRISSYxx

Marilyn said...

Love how you wrap.. and love the card too. The expression on that bird is hilarious and really, it does go with the story.