Saturday, December 7, 2019

I know him! I know Santa!!

While shopping at our local Trader Joe's my husband said- "you have to come around back". I kinda wanted to just get going, we had a lot to do. But I humored him and went to the back parking lot and there is the most gorgeous white draft horse being hooked to a festive white buggy.

A few moments later after petting this big guys nose and wishing I had an apple or a carrot, my husband whispers "look up". I look up and what to my wondering eyes should appear- Santa Claus!!!

I don't know about you, but there is something magical about being around Santa. You immediately become a kid again. 

I am sure my dear husband is telling Santa all about the Martin Dreadnaught D-45 guitar he wants for Christmas.

But behind every great guy there is an even better woman. Santa is no different. Mrs. Claus who is usually behind the scenes baking cookies to keep the big guy-well big, got to get out to visit today.

Like any good wife, she isn't letting her man out in public until he is perfectly put together.

After getting my time with Santa- whispering that I really don't want a lot this year, just the new Altenew inks, he drove off to see all the good little boys and girls.

My cards today are in honor of the big guy himself!! I am entering them in the following challenges.

Just Us Girls, they are having "an anything goes" challenge.

Time out Challenges is having a "merry and Cheerful" challenge.

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge- "quick and easy cards".

Cardz 4 Galz- is looking for a "cute Christmas"

Winter Wonderland Challenge- "anything goes"

Lastly Inkspirational is having a theme challenge and the theme is "naughty". 

I want to end this Santa driven blog post with a scene from "Elf". This very funny scene is how I feel now."I know him! I know Santa and I know his wife!!"

Be sure to check out what all the designers for these various challenges have posted and be inspired to join in!!


Lynda said...

Lovely to see the sleigh horse and Santa, and the card is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz :) Lynda DT

Shauna said...

Love the design on this card with the bold sentiment and the subtle pattern. Your Santa looks awesome! Thanks for playing at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super cute card! I love that adorable Santa. Thanks for joining in at JUGS

Susan Renshaw said...

Loved reading your Santa story!
Super peeking Santa card!
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
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Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a sweet and fun card, just love your adorable Santa! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

TK said...

Adorably fun! And what a fantastic surprise to see everything else while you're in a bustle

cm said...

Your card is awesome; perfect for the Inkspirational challenge! Your photos of meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus are fabulous! Magical in every way! Love that clip from Elf, one of my all-time favourite Christmas movies!

Pia S said...

This is a fun Santa image. I like how you placed it onto a strip of paper with text, leaving a large white panel for the sentiment. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

Nonni said...

This totally makes me smile! I love the layout you created with this Santa and the larger sentiment is perfect for the layout as well. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love this card with this adorable Santa, but I REALLY love your Santa and Mrs Claus photos- and the commentary! How fun and what a way to put Christmas back into a busy day!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I'm so jealous, your Santa actually looks like he should do. The only ones I've seen are pants compared to it!
Your make is just perfect hun, love him peeping!

Thank you for sharing with us at 'Winter Wonderland' this month
Hope to see you join in with us again real soon!
Hugs Shell xx