Friday, June 13, 2014

A Santa Hat Times Two!

As soon as I saw this week's Merry Monday Inspiration photo
I knew I had to print out the photo my niece, Katie, took of her son (my grandnephew!) Landon, last December -  can you see why???!!!   But then I had to think of how to add Santa's hat somewhere -  and, believe it or not,  I DON'T HAVE A SANTA HAT STAMP!!   I was pretty sure I had one (in the million stamps that I have!!) but I think it went into some boxes of stamps I sold.... 
Anyhoo -  you can see that I did solve my problem!  I had a full figure of good ole' Santa in rhinestones by Prima-  and I just snipped off his hat!   Can you believe how perfectly it was sized to Landon's head??  It was meant to be!! 
The sentiment is Amuse. and I cut the picture with a stitched mat rectangle die.  The star is from the same Prima set as the Santa.
And while I was searching for this photo on my thumb drive where I save all my photos -  I also found this one that my sister had taken of Landon last year (or maybe the year before?!) when he was visiting her one day.  Another perfect photo for the challenge!  I cut the Polaroid frame with a jillian vance designs die and trimmed the picture to fit - than stamped the sentiment (no company name on wooden stamp) and adhered it to the 4 1/4"x4 1/4" card base at an angle.  Too CUTE!
I've been home from work for 2 days with a cold -  getting a lot of sleep luckily and starting to feel better - and finding some time to stamp (of course!) - it's been raining both days so it was nice not to have to go out into it!

I'll be back on Sunday with a cute project for Father's Day using some Waltzingmouse Stamps and dies -  I hope you'll be able to stop by!


11 comments:

Annette Allen said...

so totally sweet..

Redanne said...

Landon is adorable in your cleverly made santa hat! Sorry to hear that you have a cold, summer ones are never easy - hope you feel better soon! Anne xx

butterfly said...

Such a lovely photo of Landon - the glow from the lights is beautiful reflected in his face. Love your inventive Santa hat too! Hope you feel better soon... I'm off to catch up a bit with what you've been up to. Missed far too much...
Alison x

Mona Pendleton said...

Pure cuteness Julia! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Aww these are adorable! What cute cards from the inspiration ! You are right about seeing the connection! I do love the one of him.with the lights in his lap! Hugs!

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable, what a great inspiration. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Bonnie said...

Both of these cards are so PERFECT for this challenge, Julia! What a doll! Thanks for sharing these with us at Merry Monday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh these are soooooooo adorable - lovely cards!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Katie Melhus said...

How absolutely perfect for the inspiration photo and your hat is so dang clever and cute! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn cute! I love your bling Santa hat, so clever.

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are adorable. Just love how you did the hat...so creative!

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